Summer Reading 2018

Summer Reading 2018

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
~Anne Powell, Loker


Primary Nonfiction

Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird
Because of an Acorn
Her Right Foot
Barefoot Book of Children
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
Ada Lovelace: The Poet of Science
Austin, Lost in America: A Geography Adventure
Goodnight Hockey
Dinosaurs (Fly Guy Presents, #3)
Feathers: Not Just for Flying
Monarch Butterfly
Seeing Symmetry
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Goal!
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal
Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio
Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Gandhi: a March to the Sea
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World
The Dolphins of Shark Bay
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery
Beetle Busters
The Mystery of Darwin's Frog


Intermediate Nonfiction

Beetle Busters
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
The Dolphins of Shark Bay
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World
Gandhi: a March to the Sea
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius
Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette
Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio
The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
Goal!
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero
Story-gami Kit: Create Origami Using Folding Stories
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass
Boy, Were  We Wrong About Dinosaurs!
The Great White Shark Scientist


Primary Fiction

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


Intermediate Fiction

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


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