• Summer Reading 

    Each summer Parkway circulates new summer reading lists in a brochure format for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school. The lists were adopted from ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children), MASL (Missouri Association of School Librarians), and YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association).The criteria for many of the books on these lists were based on overall appeal, exposure to authors, diversity, genre variety, and relevance.  The brochure format creates a manageable list with adequate choice to encourage students to read for fun. Summer reading is a chance for students to learn to read for pleasure. The lists and additional resources can be found below. Also be sure to use the hashtag  #parkwayreads to organize social media posts about reading in Parkway.


  • Reading Resource 
    Lists for Students

    ala notable
    Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and videos.


    The Association for Library Service to Children promotes reading and books through recommendations, compilations of lists, and related services. 

    • 2018 Building STEAM with Día (January 2018)These lists identify promising resources to supplement (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, the (A)rts, and (M)ath programming and that reflect a variety of cultures and languages.
    • Stories of Immigration: Perspectives from Pura Belpré Medal and Honor Books (September 2017)
      As our nation grapples with the uncertain future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, REFORMA and ALSC’s 2018 Pura Belpré Award Committee has compiled a list of past Belpré medal and honor books that address the Latino/a immigration experience and provide young readers with insight into the very real struggles and choices faced by families every day. This list is presented in solidarity with Dreamers, immigrants, and undocumented people everywhere. 

      Evergreen Audiobooks (July 2017)
      The Quicklists Consulting Committee has developed this list to remind book-lovers that listening to a book can be a great way to enjoy the story and explore new vocabulary.

      Comforting Reads for Difficult Times Booklist
      (May 2017)
      This booklist was created to help children going through challenging situations like the death of a loved one, an unexpected move, natural disasters and more.This list was compiled by ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee and includes links to other resources for adults to support children.