Summer Reading


Dear Parents,

We would like to continue the momentum of reading that is instilled throughout the year and enable students “to become independent, information literature, life-long learners.” ALA website.

This summer we will be collaborating with the Avon Public Library. The reading theme is called,"On Your Mark Get Set Read!!!"
We would love our students to participate in the public library’s summer reading club, designed to encourage students to continue the reading “habit”.

Please visit the public library to pick up your reading log. Each week, visit the library with the titles entered on your log so that your log can be stamped and a prize collected.


Check the library's website at:

Summer Reading Log and Summer Reading Flyer

           http://www.avonctlibrary.info/Childrens.htm
      

    In the Fall:

On your first day of school, bring your log to your new teacher. For your good reading, the teacher will give the log to the librarian and a reading certificate will be awarded.


Some suggestions:

The summer before Kindergarten:

G is for Goat-Polacco
The gingerbread Man Loose in the School Library- Murray
Ladybug Girl-Soman
Little Engine that Could- Piper
Llama Llama Misses Mama-Dewdney
Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book-Wells
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten-Wing
The Night Before Kindergarten-Slate
Very Hungry Caterpillar-Carle
Wistle for Willie-Keats

The summer before First Grade

Billy & Milly, Short & Silly
Bone Mystery Series-Adler
Cork & Fuzz Series-Chaconas
Gingerbread Friends-Brett
Night Before First Grade
Night Before Summer Vacation-
Night Before Summer Camp
Oh Look- Polacco
Officer Buckle and Gloria-Rathmann
Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade- Greene
Skippyjon Jones Series - Schachner  (see also www.skippyjonjones.com)
True Story of the Three Little Pigs-Scieszka

The summer before Second Grade

Amanda Pig Series-VanLeeuwen
Amber Brown Series- Danziger
Badger's Fancy Meal-Kasza
Cam Jansen Mystery Series- Adler (more than 30 books)
Horrible Harry Series-Kline
Listen to the Wind-Mortenson
The Other Side-Woodson

The summer before Third Grade

Who Was Biography Series
Time Warp Trio Series

26 Fairmont Avenue series-DePaola
Frankly Frannie series-Stern
Time Warp Trio series -Scieszka
Katie Kazoo Switcheroo series - Krulik
George Brown, Class Clown series - Krkulik



The summer before Fourth Grade  

Any Roald Dahl book  (sse also www.roalddahl.com)
Humphrey series - Birney
Pippi Longstocking - Lindgren
Judy Blume books, Fudge series, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Authors

AVI                                                                  http://www.avi-writer.com/ 
Jan Brett                                                        http://www.janbrett.com/
Betsy Byars                                                   http://www.betsybyars.com/
Eric Carle                                                       http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html
Tomie DePaola                                              http://www.tomie.com/main.html
Dan Gutman                                                  http://www.dangutman.com/
Brian Jacques                                               http://www.redwall.org/books.html
Leo Lionni                                                     http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/32804.Leo_Lionni
Patricia Polacco                                           http://www.eduplace.com/kids/tnc/mtai/polacco.html
Beatrix Potter                                               http://www.wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm
Robert Quackenbush                                  http://www.rquackenbush.com/
J.K. Rowling                                                 http://www.jkrowling.com/
Cynthia Rylant                                             http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/rylant.html  
Dr. Seuss                                                      http://www.seussville.com/ 
Janet Stevens                                              http://www.janetstevens.com/
Jane Yolen                                                   http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/yolen.html

                                                                                                                             
Series recommendations:

Amber Brown series by Paula Danzinger

A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy

Barkley’s School for Dogs series by Debbie Dadey

Cobble Street Cousins by Rylant, Cynthia

Ghosthunter series by Funke, Cornelia

High-Rise Private Eyes by Rylant, Cynthia

Horrid Henry series by Simon, Francesca

Just Grace Series by Harper, Charise Mericle

Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin – eight books

Little Horse books by Byars, Betsy

Magic Kitten Series by Sue Bentley

My Weird School by Gutman, Dan

Sisters Eight series by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Stink series by Megan McDonald

The Lighthouse Family by Rylant, Cynthia

Zack Files by Dan Greenburg

Books in Series

Websites

          Barnes and Noble Summer Reading

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading



         ABookandaHug
         ABookandaHug      
 

          Governor's Summer Reading Challenge

              Nutmeg Books

https://sites.google.com/site/nutmegbookaward/

             Read Kiddo Read
Ultimate Summer Reading List


Book Adventure





For incoming 5th graders please check the Thompson Brook School/Library Media Center/Summer Reading website for information:

Please:  Read with your children.
                 Choose good level books-words your child can read and understand easily.
                 Keep a summer reading log. (visit the Avon Public Library often)

Have a great summer.
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