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Rocky Hill Country Day School Library: Lower School Summer Reading

Summer Reading


Can you complete the Summer Reading punch card this summer?

On Friday, June 7th, all Lower School students will bring home a Summer Reading punch card they can complete as they read over the summer. Completed punch cards can be turned in to Ms. Gustavel during the first week of school for a small treat.

If you have any questions about summer reading, please get in touch with Ms. Gustavel at

Punch Cards

eBooks and Audiobooks

      Click here to access the Sora app.

All RHCD students have free and easy access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks on Sora! Check out the RICBA nominees, graphic novels, horror stories, historical fiction, non-fiction, and more! 

To Access SORA from your own device:

  1. Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or go to
  2. In Sora, find your school (first select RISOCKS, then choose Rocky Hill from the drop-down menu) then sign in using your RHCD email credentials.
  3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. The book will open so you can start reading right away.
  4. Tap Options to renew or return a book. Be sure to go to Options and mark a book as DONE when you’ve completed it so that you can earn achievements.

Preschool Book List

Perfect for Preschool Readers

K-2 Book List

Summer Reads for K/1/2

3-5 Book List

Summer Reads for 3/4/5

Diverse Books List

Are you looking for books that represent diverse cultures, experiences, and viewpoints? These resources include some great recommendations.

Rhode Island Children's Book Award


Books nominated for the 2025 Rhode Island Children's Book Award make great summer reads for students entering grades 3-5!

RICBA nominees:

  • Are appropriate for readers entering Grades 3-5.
  • Include a mix of fiction and non-fiction books.
  • Come in a variety of formats (picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, etc.).

Any RHCD student who reads at least 3 of the nominees is eligible to vote for the 2025 RICBA winner in March! 

Link to description of all nominees:


Award Winners

Consider trying an award winner this summer!