Summer is a wonderful time for reading.  The following list was created by your district librarians to use as a guide to help you decide what to read over the summer. We hope that you enjoy these books and many others over the summer!  

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For Students Entering kindergarten:

The Adventures of Beekle. Santat.

Building Our House. Bean.

Circus Ship. Van Dusen.

Corduroy.  Freeman.

Curious George.  Rey.

Eat Like a Bear. Sayre.

Foxy! Souhami.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Rinker.

Goodnight Moon.  Brown.

The Lion and the Mouse.  Pinkney.

Make Way for Ducklings.  McCloskey.

My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks.  Piven.

My Friend Rabbit.  Rohmann.

My Kindergarten.  Wells.

No, David.  Shannon.

Olivia. Falconer.

Planting a Rainbow.  Ehlert.

Ribbit! Folgueria.

That is Not a Good Idea! Willems.

This is Not My Hat.  Klassen.

Where’s Walrus? Savage.

Wolfie the Bunny. Dyckman.

Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales.  Cousins.


For Students Entering 1st Grade:


Fiction

A Ball for Daisy.  Raschka.

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No.  Hayes.

Blueberries for Sal.  McCloskey.

Bow Wow, Meow Meow: It's Rhyming Cats and Dogs. Florian.

Bread and Jam for Frances. Hoban.

Caps for Sale. Slobodkina.

Chicken Little.  Emberley.

Chopsticks. Rosenthal.

Count the Monkeys. Barnett.

The Day the Crayons Quit. Daywalt.

Frog and Toad are Friends.  Lobel.

Henny Penny.  Galdone.

I Want My Hat Back. Klassen.

Inch by Inch.  Lionni.

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads. Shea.

Kitten's First Full Moon. Henkes.

Little Bear.  Minarik.

The Little Engine That Could. Piper.

Me...Jane. McDonnell.

Penny and Her Marble. Henkes.

Pete the Cat. Litwin.

Pig the Pug. Blabey.

Pigs Make Me Sneeze.  Willems.

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children.

Randy Riley’s Big Hit. Van Dusen

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Barnett.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.  Steig.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  Taback.

Where the Wild Things Are.  Sendak.

Nonfiction

Alligators and Crocodiles.  Gibbons.

Hippos are Huge. London.

Miracle Mud. Kelly.

A Nest is Noisy.  Aston.

Never Smile at a Monkey.  Jenkins

Oodles of Animals.  Ehlert.

Sharks!  Schreiber.

Time for a Bath. Jenkins.

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator.  Campbell.


For Students Entering 2nd Grade:


Fiction

The Amazing Bone.  Steig.

Bill and Pete.  DePaola.

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. Seuss.

The Book with No Words. Novak.

Carmine, a Little More Red.  Sweet.

Chalk. Thomson.

Draw! Colon.

Du is Tak? Ellis.

The Frogs and Toads All Sang.  Lobel.

A Funny Little Bird. Yerkes.

How to Train a Train. Eaton.

The Interrupting Chicken.  Stein.

Jangles. Shannon.

Jump, Frog, Jump!  Kalan.

Knuffle Bunny. Willems.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.  Henkes.

Mouse Soup.  Lobel.

One Cool Friend.  Buzzeo.

Roadwork. Sutton.

The Skunk. Barnett.

Time of Wonder.  McCloskey.

Uni the Unicorn. Rosenthal.

Waiting. Henkes.

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. Wardlaw.

You Don’t Want a Unicorn. Dyckman.


Early Readers

Boris. Joyner.

Dr. Seuss Beginner Books series.  Seuss.

Elephant and Piggie series. Willems.

Fly Guy series.  Arnold.

Frog and Toad series.  Lobel.

Fox on the Job series.  Marshall.

Henry and Mudge series.  Rylant.

Junie B. Jones series.  Park.

Little Bear series.  Minarik.

Mr. Putter and Tabby series.. Rylant.

Noodleheads. Arnold.

Penny series. Henkes.

Poppleton series. Rylant.

Tales for a Very Picky Eater. Schneider.

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You series.  Hoberman.

Nonfiction

Beast Feast:  Poems and Paintings.  Florian.

A Boy and a Jaguar. Rabinowitz.

A Place for Birds. Stewart.

Creature Features. Jenkins.

Curious Critters. Marine. Fitzgerald.

Swirl by Swirl. Sidman.

Treasure Map.  Murphy.

Under the Snow. Stewart.

What do you do with a Tail Like This?  Jenkins.

Where the Sidewalk Ends:  The Poems and Drawings.  Silverstein.

For Students Entering 3rd Grade:


Fiction

Carnivores. Reynolds.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake.  Fleming.

Chrysanthemum. Henkes.

Dog Man. Pilkey.

Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg. Gliori.

The Gardener.  Stewart.

Gone Fishing. Wissinger.

How I Became A Pirate. Long.  

I Wanna Iguana.  Orloff.

Jungle Drums.  Base.

Last Stop on Market Street. De la Pena.

The Magic Word. Barnett.

Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Mackintosh.

Me...Jane.  McDonnell.

Officer Buckle and Gloria. Rathmann.

Stuart Little.  White.    

The Year of Billy Miller.  Henkes.


Series

A to Z Mysteries. Roy.

Amber Brown.  Danziger.    

Chi’s Sweet Home. Kanata.

Clementine. Pennypacker.

Eerie Elementary. Chabert.

The Flying Beaver Brothers. Eaton.

Geronimo Stilton.  Stilton.          

Ivy and Bean.  Barrows.  

Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Viorst.

Magic Tree House. Osborne.   

Marty McGuire.  Messner.

Marvin Redpost.  Sachar.  

Mercy Watson. DiCamillo.   

Mouse and Mole. Yee.

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree. Potter.

Mr. Putter and Tabby. Rylant.

Moose and Hildy. Greene.

Rainbow Magic.  Meadows.

Ramona. Cleary.    

Scooby-Doo.  Various authors.

Stink.  McDonald.

Third-Grade Detectives. Stanley.    


Nonfiction

Dogs on Duty. Patent.

Emmanuel’s Dream. Thompson.

A Friend for Lakota. Dutcher.

Growing Up Pedro. Tavares.

Mammalabilia :  Poems and Paintings.  Florian.    

Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen. Moss. 

Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Singer.

Pink is for Blobfish. Keating.

A Splash of Red. Bryant.

Unlikely Friendships For Kids (series). Holland.

For Students Entering 4th Grade:
Fiction

The End of the Beginning.  Avi.

Garvey’s Choice. Grimes.

Giants Beware! Aguirre.

How to Eat Fried Worms.  Rockwell.

Little Cat’s Luck. Bauer.

The One and Only Ivan. Applegate.

Poppy.  Avi.

Rookie Bookie. Wertheim.

Sidekicks. Santat.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy.  Brown.

The Tale of Despereaux.  DiCamillo.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.  Blume.

Upside Down Magic. Mlynowski.

Wonderstruck. Selznick.


Series

Alvin Ho. Look.

Captain Underpants.  Pilkey.

Children of the Red King (Charlie Bone).  Nimmo.

Clementine.  Pennypacker.

The Doll People.  Martin.
Journal of a Cardboard Genius.  Asch.

Judy Moody.  McDonald.

Katie Woo. Manushkin.

Land of Stories. Colfer.

Little House on the Prairie.  Wilder.

Max Disaster.  Moss.

Shredderman.  Van Draanen.

The Spiderwick Chronicles.  DiTerlizzi.

Stick Dog. Watson.

Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon.  Gannett.

Warriors.  Hunter.

Wayside School.  Sachar.

We the Children. Clements.

Nonfiction

Animals by the Numbers. Jenkins. 

Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton.  McCarthy.

ER Vets.  Jackson.

Giant Squid. Cerullo.

Lost on a Mountain In Maine.  Fendler.

Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins, and More!  Rizzo.

Owen and Mzee.  Hatkoff.

Neighborhood Sharks. Roy

Nic Bishop Frogs. Bishop.

Sniffer Dogs. Castaldo.

Top Secret: a Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing.  Janeczko.

When Marian Sang. Ryan.

Poetry Collections by:

Shel Silverstein

Jack Prelutsky

Paul Janeczko

Douglas Florian




For Students Entering 5th Grade:


Realistic Fiction

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. Connor.

Because of Winn Dixie. DiCamillo.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Grabenstein.

A Handful of Stars. Lord.

Love That Dog. Creech.

Maxi’s Secret. Plourde

Out of My Mind.  Draper.

Roller Girl. Jamieson.

Slacker. Korman.  

Soar. Bauer.

Wonder.  Palacio.


Historical Fiction

Chains. Anderson.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse. Marshall.

Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter. Fantaskey.

A Night Divided. Nielsen.

Shiloh. Naylor.

Uncertain Glory. Wait.


Fantasy / Science Fiction

Curse of the Boggin. MacHale.

Always October. Coville.

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend. Cuevas.

Ella Enchanted. Levine.

Flora and Ulysses. DiCamillo.

Fuzzy Mud. Sachar.

Invention of Hugo Cabret. Selznick.

Malcolm at Midnight. Beck.

Once Was a Time. Sales.

Rapunzel's Revenge. Hale.

 Series

39 Clues. Different authors.

Cleopatra in Space. Maihack.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Kinney.

Dork Diaries. Russell.

The Guardians of Ga’Hoole. Lasky.

Joey Pigza. Gantos.

Moon Base Alpha. Gibbs.

Origami Yoda. Angleberger.

A Series of Unfortunate Events. Snicket

Stranded.  Probst.


Nonfiction

Bad News for Outlaws. Nelson.

Being Caribou. Heuer.

Candy Bomber.  Tunnell.

The Chimpanzees I Love. Goodall.

Citizen Scientists. Burns.

Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglas. Rappaport.

Get the Scoop on Animal Poop. Cusick.

Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans.  Montgomery.

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle. Dennis.

Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins, and More!: Meet 60 Cool Sea Creatures and Explore Their Amazing Watery World. Rizzo.

Zombie Makers.  Johnson.


Poetry

A Light in the Attic. Silverstein.

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children.

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems. Raczka.

When Green Becomes Tomatoes. Fogliano.

Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold. Sidman.

For Students Entering 6th Grade:


Realistic Fiction

Athlete vs. Mathlete. Mack.

The Best Man. Peck.

El Deafo. Bell.

Fish in a Tree. Hunt.

Ghost. Reynolds.

Lost in the Sun. Graff.

One for the Murphys. Hunt.

The Only Game. Lupica.

Small as an Elephant.  Jacobson.

Smile.  Telgemeier.

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Angleberger.

The Young Man and the Sea. Philbrick.


Historical Fiction

It Ain’t so Awful, Falafel. Dumas.

Just a Drop of Water. Cerra.

Number the Stars. Lowry.

Unbound. Burg.

The Underground Abductor. Hale.

The War That Saved My Life. Bradley.

Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963. Curtis.


Fantasy / Science Fiction

Demon Dentist. Walliams

The Eureka Key. Thomson.

The Fourteenth Goldfish. Holm.

Mark of the Thief. Nielsen.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. O’Brien.


Series

Amulet. Kibuishi.

Ascendance Trilogy (False Prince). Nielsen.

Anne of Green Gables.  Montgomery.  

Charlie Joe Jackson. Greenwald.      

The Dark Is Rising. Cooper.

Fablehaven.  Mull. 

Harry Potter. Rowling. 

Kane Chronicles. Riordan.

Lumberjanes. Stevenson.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Riordan. 

The Unwanteds. McMann.           

Vietnam. Lynch.

   

Nonfiction

Bugged: How Insects Changed History. Albee.

The Great Fire. Murphy.

Heroes of Baseball. Lipsyte

How to Survive in Antarctica. Bledsoe.

Life Under Ice. Cerullo.

Looking for Seabirds. Webb.

Phineas Gage : a Gruesome But True Story. Fleischman.

Tales of the Cryptids. Hall.

Titanic Sinks. Denenberg.

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stop Fighting. Murphy.

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall. Silvey.


Poetry

For Laughing Out Loud. Prelutsky.

Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It. Levine.

A Poke in the I. Janeczko.

For Students Entering 7th Grade:

Realistic Fiction

Awkward. Chmakova.

Booked. Alexander.

Chomp. Hiaasen

Counting By Sevens. Sloan.

Do Not Pass Go. Kirkpatrick.

Fourmile. Key.

I Funny. Patterson.

Ice Dogs. Johnson

Miracle's Boys. Woodson.

OCDaniel. King

Peak. Smith.

The Thing about Jellyfish. Benjamin.


Historical Fiction

Arcady’s Goal. Yelchin.

Code Talker. Bruchac.

Day of Tears. Lester.

Dogs of War. Keenan.

Echo. Ryan.

Fever, 1793.  Anderson.

Towers Falling. Rhodes.

Witness. Hesse.


Mystery


Blackthorn Key. Sands.

Crossroads. Grabenstein.

Mysterious Benedict Society. Stewart.

Silent to the Bone. Konigsburg.


Fantasy / Science Fiction

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle. Fox.

The Keeper.  Peet.

Mighty Jack. Hatke.

The Nest. Oppel.

The Thief.  Turner.

The True Meaning of Smekday. Rex
 
Series

Divergent Trilogy. Roth.

His Dark Materials (Golden Compass).  Pullman.    

Hunger Games Trilogy. Collins.  

Maze Runner Trilogy. Dashner.

SYLO Chronicles.  MacHale.

Theodore Boone. Grisham.

 The Trials of Apollo.   Riordan.


Nonfiction

10,000 Days of Thunder. Caputo.

Amelia Lost. Fleming.

Forgotten Bones. Huey.

How They Choked. Bragg.

Left for Dead.  Nelson.        

Shackleton's Stowaway.  McKernan.

Terrible Typhoid Mary. Bartoletti.


Poetry

19 Varieties of Gazelle. Nye.

Langston Hughes. Hughes.

Relatively Speaking. Fletcher.

You Come Too. Frost.

Poetry collections of Paul Janeczko & Edgar Allen Poe

For Students Entering 8th Grade:


Realistic Fiction

The Crossover. Alexander.

Endangered. Schrefer.

The Fault in Our Stars.  Green.

Goodbye Stranger. Stead.

Make Lemonade. Wolff.

Monster.  Myer.

Saving Kabul Corner. Senzai.

Stargirl. Spinelli.

Surrounded by Sharks. Northrup.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Han

Totally Joe. Howe.

Watched. Budhos.


Historical Fiction

The Book Thief.  Zusak.

Fallen Angels. Myers.

The Lightning Queen. Resau.

Like a River. Wiechman.

Okay for Now.  Schmidt.

Paper Cowboy. Levine.

Private Peaceful. Morpurgo.

Voyage of Ice. Torrey.


Mystery


Down the Rabbit Hole. Abrahams.

Last Shot. Feinstein.

Lois Lane: Fallout. Bond.

Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape. McGee.

Shelter: a Mickey Bolitar story. Coben.


Fantasy / Science Fiction

Airborn. Oppel.

Delirium. Oliver.

The House of the Scorpion. Farmer.

Lockwood & Co.: Screaming Staircase. Stroud.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Riggs.

Raven Boys. Stiefvater.

Rebel of the Sands. Hamilton.

Ship Breaker. Bacigalupi.

Series

The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Adams.

The Lorien Legacies. Lore.

The Lunar Chronicles. Meyer.

Maximum Ride. Patterson.

Project Paper Doll. Kade.

Ranger's Apprentice. Flanagan.

Red Queen. Aveyard.

Uglies.  Westerfield.


Nonfiction

Bomb. Sheinkin.

Chew on This. Schlosser.

Drowned City. Brown.

Flags of our Fathers.  Bradley.

I am Malala (Young Reader’s Edition). Yousafzai.

Into Thin Air.  Krakauer.

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts. Cain.

We Will Not Be Silent. Freedman.



Poetry

Dream Keeper and Other Poems. Hughes

Poetry collections of:

Emily Dickinson

Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Frost