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Summer Reading: Elementary School

Our teachers share their favourite books

Our Elementary School teachers share some of their favourite books with you. ALL of them are in our library so are available to be borrowed.

A Mighty Girl Bookclub



The World's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident and courageous girls. Click here to join the book club.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online has a wealth of great stories read by actors, novelists and storytellers. Click here to see the huge library of books available.


Click on the image above for directions on how to use SORA.

Digital Books - SORA

Pack Your Bags and get ready for CAMP CANDLEWICK

Camp Candlewick is an online summer camp focused on reading. The program is suitable for all ages and is free. All UNIS students can register using their personal school login and password.

The camp...

  • Runs from June 11 to August 27. 
  • Features guest appearances by Megan McDonald, Meg Medina, G. Neri, & Cynthia Leitich Smith. 
  • Includes activities to provide connection and enrichment when young readers need it most. 
  • Campers will join virtual cabins by age group. 
  • Kids will enjoy workshops, read-alouds, and other activities. 
  • Newsletters, Pinterest updates, and website materials will help adults support young readers. 

Chicago Public Library - Daily Storytime for Children

Chicago Public Library hosts a daily storytime for children. This story is "The Word Collector" and is such a beautiful book that reminds us of the beauty of words - big words, little words, funny words - in fact ALL words. Click here to follow the daily storytime.

Tumblebook Library


Our Tumblebook collection has over 1100 titles and is perfect for students from Discovery to Grade 5. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish. The login is unishanoi and the password unis1234. Click here to access the collection.

Home Base - a place to explore the books you love!


Scholastic Home Base is a fun, safe, and free online destination where you can create your own avatar, interact with their favorite Scholastic characters, play games, and read books. Home Base is moderated 24/7. 

At any point during the summer, you can download and print a report of your reading progress to share.

Home Base is available on the web at, and as an app for both Apple and Android devices.

Log in instructions can be found here.


Access to thousands of high-quality books, loved by millions of kids grade 6 and under.

Reading Eggs - Ages 2-12 years. FREE for 30 DAYS!

Sign up for 30 days free access to this online reading program for children between ages 2 and 13 years of age.

PBS Kids - Read Along With Me

Every Monday PBS Kids has a new story to add to their "Read Along With Me" series that features Michelle Obama. Subscribe to PBS Kids on YouTube here to listen to and read along with lots of lovely stories.

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