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Tales and Tales Summer Reading Challenge

Tails and Tales

"Tails and Tales'' is the theme of Orange County Public Schools' motivational summer reading challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to motivate children to read for pleasure and to ensure that students maintain their reading skills over summer vacation. On this page you can find OCPS provided links to reading lists, interactive literacy websites, e-books, parent resources, and literacy events in our community. Students may also access the OCPS's Summer Reading Challenge via LaunchPad. This challenge encourages students to read and log their minutes electronically using the Beanstack application.

As your family reads this summer, OCPS encourages you to share the literacy message via Twitter. Using the hashtag, #OCPSreads, we hope our students (over 13 years of age) and parents will share what you are reading, where you are reading and how much you are reading. Utilize the hashtag when posting pictures of books and fun places that students read over the summer, too.

Visit the OCPS LaunchPad to access the Beanstack app for your students to keep track of how many minutes they read each day. Students can record how much time they spend reading this summer.

Here are a few easy ways to include reading as part of your every day during the summer, even when you are on the go! Sora is a new option for students and teachers to access free eBooks and audiobooks and includes over 100 titles in Spanish. The Sora app is available for free on iTunes and the app store. You can also find it in the Library Research Tools folder on LaunchPad. In addition, Sora links with the OCLS and the VLC, to give students and teachers access to thousands of OCLS titles. Holds for popular titles can be made through the Sora app (Spanish Version).

Sora's here. Check it out.The content classification of the titles in SORA is set by publishers. Content access levels are set to allow the following:

🧒🏽 K-6 Students: Juvenile literature titles

🧑🏾 7-9 Students: Young Adult titles

🍎 10-12 Students: Young Adult and Adult titles

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State Book Lists

2021-2022 SSYRA Jr. Annotated List
2021-2022 SSYRA 3-5 Annotated List
2021-2022 SSYRA 6-8 Annotated List
2021-2022 Florida Teen Reads Annotated List

Library Programs

Tales & Tails Summer Reading Program May 30 - August 1

Orange County Public Library Summer Programs

Library Card Application


Barnes and Noble Summer Reading - Coming Soon!


Suggestions for Parents

Suggestions to help build your child's reading skills

Find A Book

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Florida's Education Commissioner and the Library Youth Program have created the "Find a Book." Through "Find a Book," students can build customized reading lists based on their interests and reading abilities, and then locate their selections at local public libraries or Barnes and Noble bookstores.