Summer Reading Lists

  • Pre-K Suggested Summer Reading

    Wordless Books:  Practice telling a story by looking at the pictures in these books

    The Three Little Pigs by David Wiesner

    Once Upon a Banana by Jennifer Armstrong 

    The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang

    Shadow by Suzy Lee

    Chalk by Bill Thomson

    The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

    Flotsam by David Wiesner

    The Snowman by Raymond Briggs


    Picture Storybooks

    Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? By Bill Martin

    Pigeon series or Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems

    Corduroy by Don Freeman

    The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

    Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh 

    Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett

    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty

    Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett


    Kindergarten Suggested Summer Reading

    Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

    The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

    Joseph had a little overcoat by Simms Taback

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

    Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

    Eric Carle books

    Click Clack Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

    My Garden by Kevin Henkes

    Little White Rabbit by Keven Henkes

    Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

    Little Black Crow by Chris Raschka

    Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

    Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla

    Alex and Lulu Two of a Kind by Lorena Siminovich

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

    I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss

    The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

    The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen


    1st Grade Suggested Summer Reading

    Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

    Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

    Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

    Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

    Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill

    Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

    The Hello Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

    The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

    Thunder Boom by Shutta Crum

    Olivia by Ian Falconer

    Oh Brother by Nikki Grimes

    My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

    Sleeping Cutie by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

    The Night of the Fireflies by Karen B. Winnick 

    Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee

    The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

    City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems

    The Dot by Peter Reynolds

    How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

    Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole


    2nd Grade Suggested Summer Reading

    Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

    Gooney Bird Green by Lois Lowry

    Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

    Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne

    Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton

    The Aliens Are Coming by Meghan McCarthy

    Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack

    Chato’s Kitchen by Gary Soto

    Interrupting Chickens by David Ezra Stein

    Bink and Gollie by Katie DiCamillo

    Dog Diaries: secret writings of the woof society by Betsy Byars

    Yours Truly, Goldilocks by Alma Flor Ada

    Blackie the Horse Who Stood Still by Christopher Cerf

    Stinky by Eleanor Davis

    Princess Hyacinth by Florence Heide

    Across the Alley by Richard Michelson

    Sweet Tooth by Margie Palatini

    The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

    Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter

    Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watson

    Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner


    3rd Grade Suggested Summer Reading

    Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

    Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

    Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerilizzi

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

    The Penderwicks:  A summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall

    NERDS by Michael Buckley

    Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

    Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke

    Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos

    Owen Foote Money Man by Stephanie Greene

    We Can’t All be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings

    Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka

    Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder

    Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon

    January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco

    Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

    How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

    The Report Card by Andrew Clements

    Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

    4th Grade Suggested Summer Reading

    The Liberation of Gabriel King by Going

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

    Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

    Rules by Cynthia Lord

    Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles

    Whales on Stilts by MT Anderson

    Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

    The Good Dog by Avi

    My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath

    The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

    Leo and the Lesser Lion by Sandra Forrester

    Yolanda’s Genius by Carol Fenner

    The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

    Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

    Savvy by Ingrid Law

    The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

    Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder

    The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place:  The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

    Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

    The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor


    5th Grade Suggested Summer Reading

    The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

    When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

    One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

    Countdown by Deborah Wiles

    The Seer of Shadows by Avi

    The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

    Holes by Louis Sachar

    Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

    Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

    Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

    Keeper by Kathi Appelt

    Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and TR Simon

    Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

    Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

    The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

    The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan

    The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

    Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan