Selected Research and Readings Cited in the Toolkit


Allington, Richard L., and Anne McGill-Franzen. 2013. "Eliminating Summer Reading Setback: How We Can Close the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap." Reading Today 30 (5): 10–11.


ALSC/AASL Community Forum. 2017. “Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship for Children in Libraries: Chat Transcript” (Mar. 23). (accessed October 11, 2017).


Bogel, Gayle. 2012. "Public Library Summer Reading Programs Contribute to Reading Progress and Proficiency." Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 7(1): 102–104.


Dresang, Eliza, and Kathleen Campana. n.d., “Emergent Readers Literacy Training and Assessment Program: Research Report.” (accessed October 11, 2017).


Lu, Ya-Ling, and Carol Gordon. 2008. "The Effects of Free Choice on Student Learning: A Study of Summer Reading." School Libraries Worldwide 14(1): 38–55.


McCombs, Jennifer Sloan, et al. 2011. Making Summer Count How Summer Programs Can Boost Children's Learning. RAND Corporation.


McGill-Franzen, Anne, Natalie Ward, and Maria Cahill. 2016. "Summers: Some Are Reading, Some Are Not! It Matters." The Reading Teacher 69(6): 585-  596.


Moreillon, Judi. 2014. “Leadership: Collaboration for Summer Reading.” School Library Monthly 30(6): 24–25.


Mraz, Maryann, and Timothy V. Rasinski. 2007. “Summer Reading Loss.” ReadingRockets. (accessed October 11, 2017).


Murvosh, Marta. 2013. “Partners in Success: When School and Public Librarians Join Forces, Kids Win.” School Library Journal (Jan. 1). (accessed October 11, 2017).


Nathan, Linda. 2015. "The Art of the School-Community Partnership." Phi Delta Kappan 96 (8): 57–62.


Rainie, Lee. 2013. “The New Library Patron. Pew Internet & American Life Project” (Oct. 29). (accessed October 11, 2017).


Rainie, Lee. 2016. "Libraries and Learning: Pew Research Center Report” (April 7). (accessed October 11, 2017).


Stanford History Education Group. 2016. “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning: Executive Summary.” Stanford University 22 (Nov). (accessed October 11, 2017).


Stoltz, Dorothy, et al. 2016. Inspired Collaboration: Ideas for Discovering and Applying Your Potential. Chicago: ALA.


Stoltz, Dorothy, Elaine A. Czarnecki, and Connie Wilson. 2013. Every Child Ready for School: Helping Adults Inspire Young Children to Learn. Chicago: ALA.


Todd, Ross. J. 2009. “School Librarianship and Evidence Based Practice: Progress, Perspectives, and Challenges.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 4(2): 78–96. (accessed October 11, 2017).


Urban Child Institute. n.d., “Baby’s Brain Begins Now: Conception to Age 3.” (accessed October 11, 2017).


Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. 2005. Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.