Summer Reading 2017

Research shows that children are more motivated to read when they are given a choice of well regarded titles. Reading over the summer also helps to avoid the "summer slide." Make frequent trips to the library as part of your summer plans and offer plenty of interesting books at home. Choosing a book for a family read-aloud is another wonderful way to share and discuss good books. Don't miss the Wayland Public Library's Summer Reading Program for even more summer reading fun.

The following list contains high quality, noteworthy books published in recent years. This list should provide just a starting point for your child's summer reading that will lead to further explorations.  Many of the following authors have have published multiple titles, and we encourage you to check them out as well. Please note that you can click on each title to see a description of the book

Happy reading from your elementary librarians!

~Ruth Burman, Claypit Hill
~Colleen Flannery, Happy Hollow
~Susan Allen, Loker

Primary Nonfiction

Intermediate Nonfiction

Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio
Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius
Story-gami Kit: Create Origami Using Folding Stories
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
The Dolphins of Shark Bay
Gandhi: a March to the Sea
Beetle Busters
The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Trombone Shorty
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall
Florence Nightingale
Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Dead Heart
The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass
Boy, Were  We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

Primary Fiction

Emma and the Blue Genie
Mr. Putter  Tabby Turn the Page
Dory Fantasmagory
The Year of Billy Miller
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf
The Dark
Creepy Carrots!
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping
Old Mikamba Had a Farm
The Day the Crayons Quit
Mr. Wuffles!
Rocket Writes a Story
Come On, Rain!
11 Experiments That Failed
Stick and Stone
The Farmer and the Clown
Journey (Journey Trilogy, #1)
Quest (Journey Trilogy, #2)
Exclamation Mark
Max's Math
The Haunted Library (The Haunted Library #1)
The Day the Crayons Came Home
Last Stop on Market Street
Grace for President
Little Roja Riding Hood
Nikki and Deja: Election Madness
Let's Do Nothing!
The Princess in Black (The Princess in Black, #1)
Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly
The Big Wet Balloon: TOON Level 2
I'm New Here
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie, #25)
Nanette's Baguette
Go, Otto, Go!

Intermediate Fiction

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda, #1)
Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ
Rain Reign
Fortunately, the Milk
Fish in a Tree
Doll Bones
Al Capone Does My Homework (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #3)
The Fourteenth Goldfish
The Penderwicks in Spring (The Penderwicks, #4)
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
P.S. Be Eleven (Gaither Sisters, #2)
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #2)
Under the Egg
Izzy Barr, Running Star
Because of Mr. Terupt
The Night Gardener
Circus Mirandus
The Lincoln Project (Flashback Four, #1)
The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)
Stella by Starlight
Finding Serendipity (Tuesday McGillycuddy #1)
Absolutely Almost
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Book Scavenger (Book Scavenger, #1)
The Frog Who Croaked (Platypus Police Squad, #1)
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #2)
Story Thieves (Story Thieves, #1)
Roller Girl
Sunny Side Up
The Crossover
The Marvels
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Raymie Nightingale