Take 5

Relax & Read

Summer Reading List 2018

Brought to you by the District 102 LRC Directors

Mrs. D'Alessio's Top 5 for Littles

1. Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean

2. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

3. The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

4. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

5. Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Mrs. Davis' Fab 5!

1. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

2. Love by Matt de la Pena

3. The Word Collector by Peter H Reynolds

4. Jasmine Toguchi Series by Debbi Florence

5. Beauty and the Beak by Deborah Lee Rose

Ms. Mlade's 5 Faves!

1. I See You by Michael Genhart

2. The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of the Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter

3. Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

4. Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio

5. Black Panther: The Young Prince by Roland L. Smith

Mrs. Pitelka's 5 Must-Reads!

1. Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs: 20 Crafts and Life Hacks by Karina Garcia

2. Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi

3. How to Bake a Book by Ella Burfoot

4. BirdCatDog by Lee Nordling

5. Ariol Series by Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavant

Mrs. Spatzek's Top 5

1. Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones

2. The Deep Dish on Pizza! (Ready-To-Read: Level 3 -History of Fun Stuff) by Stephen Krensky

3. Grilled Cheese and Dragons (Princess Pulverizer, Book 1) by Nancy Krulik

4. Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kimberly Baker

5. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Top 5 for Older Readers

1. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

2. Refugee by Alan Gratz

3. Ugly: A Memoir by Robert Hoge

4. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin

5. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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Grades 3-5

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