Our 2024 summer reading list

Written by Victoria Bush

June 3, 2024

As the school year wraps up, it's the perfect time to enjoy some well-deserved summer reading. Here are the books on our reading list this summer in case you’re looking for some recommendations!

Pete, CEO of August Schools, is reading

The Body Keeps the Score

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk profoundly explores how trauma reshapes the body and the brain, and the paths toward recovery.

Aaron, CTO of August Schools, is reading

Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them

Dr. Ross W. Greene offers innovative solutions for helping children with behavioral challenges, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing the underlying problems rather than the symptoms.

Laura, Resident Nurse, is reading

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

Frances E. Jensen offers a look into the adolescent brain, providing insights into its development and the challenges teens face. It's a great resource for understanding the complexities of teenage mental and emotional health.

Cordelia, Tech Lead, is reading

Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Marc Brackett's work offers transformative insights into understanding and harnessing emotions to enhance decision making, improve relationships, and promote emotional well-being in schools and beyond.

Nathan, Director of Sales, is reading

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

Jonathan Haidt examines the profound changes in childhood experiences, influenced by technology and societal shifts, that are contributing to a rise in mental health issues among the younger generation.

Jake, Customer Success Manager, is reading

Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection

Charles Duhigg reveals the strategies of the world’s most effective communicators, offering practical advice on how to enhance personal and professional interactions through better understanding and connection techniques.

Jillian, Account Executive, is reading

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol Dweck uncovers how a simple change in mindset can lead to success in school, work, and personal life. A must-read for anyone looking to foster a growth mindset in themselves and others.

Katie, Strategic Partnerships, is reading

Look Up!: Fontaine the Pigeon Starts a Revolution

Britt Gondolfi tells the story of a pigeon who starts a revolution to encourage people to put down their phones, look up, and connect with nature and each other.

Victoria, Product Marketing Manager, is reading

Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

Geoffrey L. Cohen explores the essential elements of human connection and provides strategies for overcoming societal divides.

Our team is always looking for fresh ideas and insights to help us create amazing products for schools and students like yours. We hope our summer reading list sparks some joy and discovery. Happy reading!