Summer Reading Lists

Remember, these are only suggestions. Read whatever you like; just keep reading!!

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 2ND GRADE

Picture books

Borden The Greatest Skating Race

Child Clarice Bean, Guess Who’s Babysitting

Connor Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Demi One Grain of Rice

Ernst Any title by this author

Fleming Boxes for Katje

Hall Henry and the Kite Dragon

Henkes Any title by this author

Hesse The Cats in Krasinski Square

Hoffman Amazing Grace (Any in series)

Hopkinson Apples to Oregon

Kirk Sky Dancers

Knudsen Library Lion

Munsch Any title by this author

Napoli Albert

Rodman My Best Friend

Stewart The Friend

Woodson Show Way

Easy Readers (JE in public library)

Adler Young Cam Jansen (Any in series)

Adler Bones Detective (Any in series)

Byars Golly Sisters (Any in series)

Chaaconas Cork and Fuzz (Any in series)

Marshall Fox on the Job (Any in series)

Miller Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog

Three Stories You Can Read to Your Teddy Bear

Kline Song Lee (Any in Series)

Lowry Goonybird Green (Any in series)

Stilton Geronimo Stilton (Any in series)

Mills Gus and Grandpa (Any in series)

Parish Amelia Bedelia (Any in series)

Pilkey Dragon Series

Roop Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

Rylant Henry and Mudge (Any in series)

Rylant High-Rise Private Eyes (Any in series)

Theising The Aliens are Coming

Yolen Commander Toad (Any in series)

Chapter Books

Abbott Secrets of Doon (Any in series)

Brown Flat Stanley (Any in series)

Christopher Soccer Cats (Any in series)

Cleary Ramona Quimby (Any in series)

Dadey, Deborah Adventures of the Bailey School Kids (Any in series)

DiCamillo Mercy Watson (Any in series)

Gannett My Father’s Dragon (Any in series)

Giff Ballet Slippers (Any in series)

Non-Fiction

Barner

Bug Safari

J 595.7 B

Branley

Mission to Mars

J 629.4553 B

Fisher

How High Can a Dinosaur Count?

J 513 F

Gans

Rock Collecting

J 552 G

Hooper

Pebble in My Pocket

J 550 H

Lauber

Be a Friend To Trees

J 582.16 L

McNulty

If You Decide to Go To The Moon

J 629.45 M

Nagda

Panda Math

J 513.2 N

Pfeffer

From Tadpole to Frog

J 597.89 P

Scott

Cowboy Country

J 978 S

Seulihg

Drip Drop! How Water Gets To Your Tap

J 628.1 S

Sven

Man On the Moon

J 629.45 S

Thomson

Amazing Sharks

J 597.3 T

Winer

Birds Build Nests

J 598.1 W

Biography

 

Hank Aaron, Brave in Every Way - Golenbock

Christopher Columbus - Krensky

Mozart, Play! - Sis

I Dreamed I Was a Ballerina - Pavlova

President George Washington – Adler

Childhood of Famous Americans - Ready to Read (Any in series)

  • Annie Oakley Saves the Day
  • A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Babe Ruth and the Ice cream Mess
  • Mark Twain at Work
  • Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble
Harry Houdini Escape Artist

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 3RD GRADE

Picture Books

Peet Any title by this author

Smith John Paul George Ben

Yolen Encounter

Thaler From the Black Lagoon…(Any in series)

Scieszka Any book by this author

Easy Readers

Guest Iris and Walter (Any in series)

Howe Pinky and Rex (Any in series)

Sharmat Nate the Great (Any in series)

Sharmat Olivia Sharp (Any in series)

Chapter Books

Adler Cam Jansen (Any in series)

Barrows Ivy and Bean

Byars The SOS File

Tornado

Dadey Bailey School Kids (Any in series)

Cleary Ramona the Brave (Any in series)

de Paola 26 Fairmont Avenue (Any in series)

DiTerlizzi Spiderwick Chronicles (Any in series)

Doyle The Giggler Treatment

Estes The Hundred Dresses

Giff Polk Street School Series

Hurwitz Busybody Nora (Any of the author’s young readers)

Hurwitz Aldo Applesauce (Any in series)

Jenkins Toys Go Out

Krulik Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo (Any in series)

Look Ruby Lu, Brave and True or Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

McDonald Judy Moody (Any in series)

Meadows Rainbow Magic (Any in series)

Osborne Magic Tree House (Any in series)

Pennypacker Clementine

Preller Jigsaw Jones (Any in series)

Roy A to Z Mysteries (Any in series)

Rylant The Lighthouse Family Series

Scieszka Time Warp Trio (Any in series)

Shreve The Flunking of Joshua T Bates

Slote My Robot Buddy or My Trip to Alpha 1

Tripp American Girl (Any in series)

Warner Boxcar Children (Any in series)

Non-Fiction

Arnosky

Beachcombing

J 578.769 A

Branley

The Sun: Our Nearest Star

J 523.7 B

Branley

Tornado Alert

J 551.5 B

Branley

The International Space Station

J 629.44 B

Butterworth

Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish

J 597 B

Clements

Brave Norman

Clements

Ringo Saves the Day

Hawes

Why Frogs Are Wet

J 597.8 H

London

Panther: Shadow of the Swamp

J 599.75 L

McClintock

Cinderella

J 398.2 M

Simon

Pyramids and Mummies

J 932 S

Tatham

Baby Sea Otter

J 599.769 T

Biography

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

Anne Frank (Poole)

Starry Messenger (Sis)

Dizzy (Winter)

A Picture Book of….(Adler) Any in series

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Weatherford)
First Start Biography Series (Any in Series)
  • Young Frederick Douglass (Woods)
  • Young Christopher Columbus (Carpenter)
  • Young Thurgood Marshall (Carpenter)
  • Young Amelia Earhart (Alcott)
  • Young Jackie Robinson (Farrell)

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 4TH GRADE

Picture Books

Bunting The Wall

Polacco Any title by this author

Ryan Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride

Van Allsburg Any title by this author

Chapter Books

Avi Poppy (Any in series)

Birney The World According to Humphrey

Friendship According to Humphrey

Buckley The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives (Any in series)

Christopher The Spy on Third Base

The Lucky Bat

Cleary Henry Huggins (Any in series)

Cleary Ramona (Any in series)

Clements Jake Drake (Any book in this series)

Dahl James and the Giant Peach

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Danziger Amber Brown (Any in series)

DiCamillo The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

DiTerlizzi The Spiderwick Chronicles (Any in series)

Eager Half Magic (Any in series)

Funke Dragon Rider

Gardiner Stone Fox

Greene Queen Sophie Hartley

Gutman My Weird School (Any in series)

Hurwitz Any book by the author

Ibbotson The Secret of Platform 13 (Any by author)

King-Smith Lady Lollipop (Any by author)

Kline Horrible Harry (Any in series)

Lovelace Betsy-Tacy (Any in series)

McDonald Judy Moody (Any in series)

Moss Amelia’s Notebook (Any in series)

Rockwell How to Eat Fried Worms

Sachar Wayside School (Any in series)

Simon Einstein Anderson (Any in series)

Sobol Encyclopedia Brown (Any in series)

Van Draanen Shredderman (Any in series)

Non-fiction

Aliki

Mummies Made in Egypt

J 393 A

Cheney

When Washington Crossed the Delaware

J 973.3 C

Craft

King Midas and the Golden Touch

J 292 C

George

How to Talk to Your Dog

J 636.7 G

George

How to Talk to Your Cat

J 636.8 G

Hatkoff

Owen and Mzee

J 599.63 H

Janeczko

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

J 811.008 K

Lauber

Tubs, Toilets, Showers

Maestro

A More Perfect Union

J 342 M

Miller

The Monster Health Book

J 613.7 M

Murphy

I Am Sacajawea; I am York: Our Journey West with Lewis and Clark

J 978 M

Prelutsky

If Not for the Cat

J 811.54 P

St. George

So You Want to Be an Explorer

J 910.9 S

St. George

The One and Only Declaration of Independence

J 973.3 S

Shaughnessy

The Legend of the Curse of Bambino

J 796.357 S

Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Sturges

Bridges are to Cross

J 624 S

White

I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

J 324.6 W

 

Biography

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man (Adler)

Joe Louis: America’s Fighter (Adler)

The Perfect Wizard : Hans Christian Anderson

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa

Bull’s Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley

Action Jackson

You’re on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt

To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers

History Makers Bio (Any in Series):

  • The Wright Brothers (Wadsworth)
  • Tecumseh (Aller)
  • Marie Curie (Waxman)
  • Milton Hershey (Sutcliffe)
  • Nellie Bly (Knudsen)
  • Geronimo (Welch)
  • Chief Joseph (Sutcliffe)
  • Dolley Madison (Patrick)

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 5TH GRADE

Chapter Books

Avi A Book without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic

Avi Crispin

Avi Never Mind

Balliet Chasing Vermeer

Barry Peter and the Starcatchers

Birdsall The Pendericks

Blackwood Shakespeare Scribe (Any in series)

Byars Herculeah Jones mystery (Any in series)

Christopher Any books by this author

Clements Any books by this author

Codell Sahara Special

Couloumbis The Misadventures of Maude March

Cushman Rodzina

Creech Granny Torelli Makes Soup

DiCamillo Tale of Despereaux

Farmer The Sea of Trolls

Gardner I, Coriander

Giff Nory Ryan’s Song (Any in series)

Gutman Baseball Card Adventures (Any in seres)

Haddix Among the Brave (Any in the series)

Hannigan Ida B

Holm Penny from Heaven

Ibbotson Star of Kazan

Lowry Anastasia Krupnik (Any in series)

McAllister Mistmantle Chronicles

McKay Saffy’s Angel

Nimmo Charlie Bone Series

Ryan Esperanza Rising

Sachar Holes

Schmidt Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events

Spinelli School Daze Series

Springer Enola Holmes mystery series

Stanley Bella at Midnight

Stewart The Edge Chronicles series

Selznick Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Tolan Surviving the Applewhites

Van Draanen Sammy Keyes Mystery Series

Winkler Hank Zipzer Series

Non-Fiction

Curlee

Brooklyn Bridge

J 624 C

Curlee

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

J 709 C

Curlee

Rushmore

J 730.9 C

Fritz

Leonardo’s Bridge

J 730.92 F

Grandits

Technically It’s Not My Fault: Concrete Poems

J 811.6 G

Jenkins

Top of the World: Climbing Mt. Everest

J 796.53 J

Lupton

The Adventures of Odysseus

J 398.2 Gre

Maestro

Liberty or Death: The American Revolution, 1763-1783

J 973.3 M

Montgomery

The Tarantula Scientist

J 595.44 M

Prelutsky

Pizza the Size of the Sun

Provensen

Klondike Gold

J 971.9P

Scieszka

Science Verse

Sewall

Jamestowne: Struggle for Survival

975.5 S

Siegel

To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel

J 741.6 S

Silverstein

Light in the Attic

Simon

Volcanoes

J 551.21 S

Simon

Hurricanes

J 551.55 S

Simon

Gorillas

J 599.884 S

Weitzman

A Subway for New York

J 625.42 W

Yolen

Unsolved Mystery Series

 

Biography

Through My Eyes –Ruby Bridges

The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World and Ours – Jane Goodall

Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini

The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey

Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Amazing Life

Any biography written by Matt Christopher

Lives of the….Any in series (Krull)

Creative Minds Biography Any in series including:

  • Liberty or Death a Story About Patrick Henry (McPherson)
  • Science Fiction Pioneer a Story About Jules Verne (Streissgurth)
  • The President of the Underground Railroad a Story about Levi Coffin (Swain

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