A Universe of Stories, Connecticut Reads 2019, astronaut in space with books flying around


It is that time of year again to encourage students to participate in Connecticut Reads, the 2019 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge! Schools compete based on student population and grade level. The program identifies the schools with the highest percentage of participating enrollment and the highest number of books read by participating students.

Student journals, district reporting forms and all other materials are available online. The Governor's Summer Reading Challenge supports community programs run by local public libraries. Many public libraries will utilize the READsquared Reading Program, which allows students to access their summer reading logs anywhere they have an Internet connection (including mobile devices). Schools that coordinate with their public library may choose to have students use this online reading log, rather than a paper one.

2018 Top-performing Schools

Information on the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge 

Suggested Summer Reading 

Grade K - Grade 2 
Grade 3 - Grade 4 
Grade 5 - Grade 6 
Grade 7 - Grade 8 
Grade 9 - Grade 12