Suggested Summer Reading List

KINDERGARTEN

 

  • Asch, Frank, “Moongame”
  • Barton, Byron, Any title
  • Berenstain, Jan, Any title in the “Berenstain Bears” series
  • Calmenson, Stephanie, “It Begins With An A”
  • Carle, Eric, Any title, but especially “The Very Busy Spider”
  • Crews, Donald, “Ten Black Dots”
  • dePaola, Tomie, “Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose”
  • Ehlert, Lois, “Color Zoo”
  • Galdone, Paul, “The Three Little Pigs”
  • Hoban, Tana, Any title, but especially “I Read Signs”
  • Keats, Ezra Jack, “Peter’s Chair”
  • LeSieg, Theo., “Ten Apples Up On Top!”
  • London, Jonathan, “Froggy Learns To Swim”
  • MacDonald, Suse, “Alphabatics”
  • Martin, Bill, Jr., “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”
  • Martin, Bill, Jr., “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”
  • Piper, Watty, pseud., “The Little Engine That Could”
  • Rey, H. A., Any Curious George title
  • Scarry, Richard, “Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Book Ever”
  • Schade, Susan, “Cat On The Mat”
  • Sendak, Maurice, “Where The Wild Things Are”
  • Seuss, Dr., Any title, but especially “The Cat In The Hat” and “Hop On Pop”
  • Tafuri,Nancy, “Have You Seen My Duckling”
  • Walsh, Ellen Stoll, “Mouse Count”

 

FIRST GRADE

 

  • Aker, Suzanne, “What Comes in 2’s, 3’s, & 4’s?”
  • Asch, Frank, “Goodbye House”
  • Brown, Margaret Wise, “Goodnight Moon”
  • Carle, Eric, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
  • Crews, Donald, “School Bus”
  • Ehlert, Lois, “Color Farm”  and “Eating The Alphabet: Fruits And Vegetables From A To Z”
  • Gibbons, Gail, “Zoo”
  • Henkes, Kevin, “Jessica”
  • Hoban, Tana, “I Read Signs” and “Look!  Look!  Look!”
  • Hutchins, Pat, “Rosie’s Walk”
  • MacDonald, Suse, “Alphabatics”
  • Martin, Bill, Jr., “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”
  • Mayer, Mercer, “All By Myself”
  • McCloskey, Robert, “Blueberries For Sal”
  • Numeroff, Laura Joffe, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”
  • Rey, H. A., “Curious George Goes To School”
  • Rockwell, Anne, “In Our House”
  • Rosen, Michael, “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt”
  • Seuss, Dr., “My Many Colored Days”
  • Walsh, Ellen Stoll, “Mouse Paint”
  • Wells, Rosemary, “Timothy Goes To School”
  • Williams, Sue, “I Went Walking”
  • Wood, Audrey, “The Napping House”

 

  • SECOND GRADE

 

  • Allard, James, “Miss Nelson Is Missing!”
  • Brown, Jeff, “Flat Stanley”
  • Brown, Marc, “Arthur’s Eyes”
  • Burten,VirginiaLee, “The Little House”
  • Cannon, Janell, “Stellaluna”
  • Coerr, Eleanor, “The Josefina Story Quilt”
  • Cooney, Barbara, “Miss Rumphius”
  • Cummings, Pat, “Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon!”
  • Freeman, Don, “Corduroy”
  • Gag, Wanda, “Millions Of Cats”
  • Gannett, Ruth Stiles, “My Father’s Dragon”
  • Giff, Patricia Reilly, “Today Was A Terrible Day”
  • Lobel,Arnold, “Grasshopper On The Road” and “Mouse Soup”
  • Numeroff, Laura Joffe, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”
  • O’Connor, Jane, “Molly The Brave And Me”
  • Osborne, Mary Pope, Any title from the “Magic Tree House” series
  • Parish, Peggy, “Amelia Bedelia”
  • Pfister, Marcus, “The Rainbow Fish”
  • Scieszka, Jon, “The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs”
  • Sharmat, Marjorie W., Any title from the “Nate The Great” series
  • Viorst, Judith, “Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
  • Ward, Lynd, “The Biggest Bear”
  • Yolen, Jane, “Owl Moon”
  • Ziefert, Harriet, “A New Coat For Anna”

 

  • THIRD GRADE

 

  • Alder, David A., “CamJansen And The Chocolate Fudge  Mystery”
  • Allard, James, “Miss Nelson Has A Field Day”
  • Blume, Judy, “Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great”
  • Broekel, Ray, “Gerbil Pets, And Other Small Rodents”
  • Cameron, Ann, “Julian, Secret Agent”
  • Christopher, Matt, “Man Out At First”
  • Cleary,Beverly, “Ramona The Brave”
  • Conford, Ellen, “A Case For Jenny Archer”
  • Dahl, Roald, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
  • Fradin, Dennis, “Comets, Asteroids, And Meteors”
  • Hurwitz, Johanna, “Busybody Nora”
  • Kline, Suzy, “Herbie Jones And The Class Gift”
  • Podendorf, Illa, “Rocks And Minerals”
  • Posell, Elsa Z., “Whales And Other Sea Mammals”
  • Prelutsky, Jack, “Something Big Has Been Here”
  • Rosenthal, Bert, “Soccer”
  • Stone, Lynn M. “Endangered Animals”
  • Warner, Gertrude, “The Amusement Park Mystery” and “The Camp Out Mystery”
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls, “On The Way Home”

 

 

  • FOURTH GRADE

 

  • Blume, Judy, “Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing”
  • Cleary, Beverly, “Dear Mr. Henshaw”
  • Dakos, Kalli, “If You’re Not Here, Raise Your Hand: Poems About School”
  • Etra, Jonathan, “Aliens For Breakfast”
  • Hamilton,Virginia, “The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales”
  • Henry, Marguerite, “Misty of Chincoteque”
  • Howe, Deborah, “Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale Of Mystery”
  • King-Smith, Dick, “Babe: The Gallant Pig”
  • MacLachlan, Patricia, “Arthur, For The Very First Time”
  • McCloskey, Robert, “Homer Price”
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds, “TheFear Place”
  • Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux, “Mayfield Crossing”
  • Park, Barbara, “Skinnybones”
  • Paton Walsh, Jill, “The Green Book”
  • Podendorf, Illa, “Rocks And Minerals”
  • Schroeder, Alan, “Minty: A Story Of Young Harriet Tubman”
  • Spinelli, Jerry, “Fourth Grade Rats”
  • Steig, William, “Abel’sIsland”
  • Van Allsburg, Chris, “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick”
  • Winthrop, Elizabeth, “The Castle In The Attic”

 

FIFTH GRADE

 

  • Avi, “Poppy”
  • Altman, Susan, “Followers Of The North Star”
  • Banks, Lynne Reid, “Indian In The Cupboard,” “The Return Of The Indian,” and “The Secret Of The Indian”
  • Demi, “In The Eyes Of The Cat: Japanese Poetry For All Seasons”
  • Fritz, Jean, “Around The World In A Hundred Years”
  • Gauch, Patricia Lee, “This Time,TempeWick?”
  • Hudson, Wade, “Five Brave Explorers”
  • Keller, Helen, “The Story Of My Life”
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds, “To Walk The Sky Path”
  • Parks, Rosa, “Rosa Parks: My Story”
  • Siebert, Diane, “Heartland”
  • Silverstein, Shel, “A Light In The Attic”
  • Sperry, Armstrong, “Call It Courage”
  • Susi, Geraldine Lee, “Looking For Pa: A Civil War Journey From Catlett ToManassas, 1861”
  • Winter, Jeanette, “Follow The Drinking Gourd”
  • Woodruff, Elvira, “Dear Levi: Letters From TheOverland Trail”

 

2 thoughts on “Suggested Summer Reading List

  1. David Kennedy

    I attended Maples In the late 1950’s. While there I read a number of teen sports novels that were in the library. I am searching for the titles and/or authors.

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