Summer Reads

  • District 300 strives to build a community of readers both in and outside of the classroom. This summer, we will bring stories alive.

    We look forward to students and families joining us on Wednesday nights throughout the summer to listen to a story being read aloud by some of your favorite principals and teachers. The 5 p.m. readings will include picture books and the 6 p.m. readings will include young adult chapter books. All readings are appropriate for District 300 readers. 

    How can we listen?

    All read-alouds will be live on the D300 Reads YouTube Channel.

    You can access the live read-aloud videos by clicking here and on the District 300 Facebook page clicking here. 

    What is the reading schedule?


    • Wednesday, June 9th
    • Wednesday, June 16th
    • Wednesday, June 23rd
    • Wednesday, June 30th
    • Wednesday, July 7th
    • Wednesday, July 14th
    • Wednesday, July 21st
    • Wednesday, July 28th 


    • 5 p.m. for younger readers (elementary students)
    • 6 p.m. for older readers (upper elementary, middle school, and high school students) 

    How can we participate in summer reads?

    1. Listen to read aloud of the week
    2. Share your thinking and what you are reading using the weekly google form below (available the day of the reading).

    Who can participate?

    Anyone can listen!

    Students who are currently enrolled in a District 300 school can submit a google form with an opportunity to win raffle prizes and to hear their thinking being shared during the live read-alouds.


    School's Out for the Summer


    Reader and Book

    June 9 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Andrea Mear

    Book: Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast

    June 9 at 6 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Barb Valle

    Book: All Are Welcome

    June 16 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Megan Kaiser

    Book: I Am Enough 

    June 16 at 6 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Carrie Curry

    Book: A chapter of Long Way From Chicago

    June 23 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Carmen Ortiz 

    Book: Pato Va En Bici

    June 23 at 6 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Cathy Griffith

    Book: Catching the Moon, A Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream

    June 30 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Nicole Wall

    Book: What Do You Do With An Idea?

    June 30 at 6 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Victoria Ericksen

    Book: Standing On Her Shoulders

    July 7 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Kari Klein

    Book: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

    July 7 at 6 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Megan White

    Book: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

    July 14 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Jennifer Troy

    Book: The Bear and the Piano and Dragons Love Tacos

    July 14 at 6 p.m.

    Guest Reader: John Blomquist

    Book: Full Tilt

    July 21 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Erica Kile

    Book: The Cool Bean

    July 21 at 6 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Lindsey Thomas

    Book: Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish

    July 28 at 5 p.m.

    Guest Reader: Jackie Johnson

    Book: Dream A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom, & Wishes



    If you have any questions, please reach out to Jackie Johnson at or 847-551-8387.