Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Dear Students and Parents, 

We want you to enjoy your summer with a bit of reading to help build your stamina and engage the mind while relaxing. The books listed below are suggestions and do not limit what you can read for the summer. Remember magazines and newspapers are sources for reading as well. 

We wish you an enjoyable summer!!!


Grade Level Suggested Reading 
K4 1) The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

2) Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber

3) The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

4) The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers

5) Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

6) Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

7) Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrese

8) Where Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

9) The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

10) The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister


1) The Big Cat

2) Carlos Goes to School

3) This is a Forest

4)  I Can

Pre1 1.Alma and How She Got Her Name

   by Juana Martinez-Neal 

2. Bus! Stop!

   by James Yang

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? 

by Jory John

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: 

A Muslim Book of Shapes

by Hena Khan

Daddy, Me, and the Magic Hour

by Laura Krauss Melmed

A Dog Called Bear 

by Diane Fox and Christyan Fox

Don’t Blink 

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Drawn Together

by Minh Lê


by Aaron Reynolds

Frog and Beaver

by Simon James

Goldfish on Vacation

by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Hello Hello

by Brendan Wenzel

I Really Want to See You Grandma

by Taro Gomi

King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth 

by Dori Hillestad Butler

Look Out! It’s a Dragon 

by Jenny Lambert 

My Pet Wants a Pet 

by Elise Broach

Roar: A Dinosaur Tour 

by Michael Paul 


by Mac Barnett 


by Bridget Heos

Sweet Shapes: A Forest of Tasty Shapes

by Juana Medina Rosas

There’s a Tiger in the Garden 

by Lizzy Stewart

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-Grade 1 Language Arts


Fiction Titles: 

The Snowy Day by: Ezra Jack Keats

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by: Judith Viorst

Officer Buckle and Gloria by: Peggy Rathmann

The Rainbow Fish by: Marcus Pfister

Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type by: Doreen Cronin

The Hat in the Cat by: Dr. Suess

Frog and Toad are Friends by: Arnold Lobel 

Bear Snores On by: Karma Wilson

-Mo Willems books 

Nonfiction Titles: 

Tell Me, Trees by: Gail Gibbons

Commotion in the Ocean by: David Wojtowycz, Giles Andreae

National Geographic Kids

What do Insects Do? By: Pamela Chanko

Owen & Maze The Language of Friendship by: Craig Hatkoff

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            ~Level Up


~Grade 2 Language Arts

Any books in the following series:

  1. Judy Moody (Series) by Meg McDonald
  2. Amelia Bedelia (Series) by Peggy Parish
  3. Flat Stanley (Series) by Jeff Brown
  4. Junie B. Jones (Series) by Barbara Park
  5. Ramona (Series) by Beverly Cleary
  6. Magic Tree House (Series) by Mary Pope Osborne
  7. Cam Jansen (Series) by David A. Adler
  8. Frog & Toad (Series) by Arnold Lobel
  9. Amber Brown (Series) by Paula Danziger
  10. Curious George (Series) by H.A. Rey
  11. Arthur (Series) by Marc Brown
  12. The Magic School Bus (Series) by Joanna Cole
  13. Nate the Great (Series) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nonfiction Titles:

  1. Any titles by Seymour Simon
  2. Any titles by DK Publishing
  3. Magazines such as Ranger Rick & National Geographic Kids
  4. Check out a fun biography & learn about someone’s life

Other Titles:

  1. How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
  2. Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
  3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  4. Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long
  5. If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
  6. The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder by Tony Abbott
  7. A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  1. (Level Up)
  9. YouTube- numberock
  10. YouTube- the electric company 
  11. YouTube- between the lions 
  12. Captain Underpants by: Dav Pilkey 
  13. Clementine by: Sara Pennypacker
  14. Gooney Bird Greene by: Lois Lowry
  15. How to Train Your Dragon by: Cressida Cowel
  16. Judy Blume’s Fudge by: Judy Blume
  17.  A Series of Unfortunate Events by: Lemony Snicket 
  18. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by: Louis Sachar
  19. The Spiderwick Chronicles series by: Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizz
  20. The Zack Files by: Dan Greenburg
  21. Secret Coders series by: Gene Luen Yang
  22. Babymouse: Camp Babymouse by: Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
  23. Junie B. Jones series by: Barbara Park
  24. Horrible Harry series by: Suzy Kline
  25. Magic Tree House series by: Mary Pope Osborne
  26. The Boxcar Children series by: Gertrude Chandler Warner
  27. Flat Stanley by: Jeff Brown
4 Fantasy

  1. Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson
  2. Tuesdays at the Castle (series) by Jessica Day George
  3. Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi (graphic novel series)
  4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan

Adventure & Mystery 

  1. Survivor Diaries: Avalanche!(series) by Terry Lynn Johnson
  2. Belly Up (series) by Stuart Gibbs
  3. Star Scouts (series) by Mike Lawrence (graphic novel)
  4. The Last Kids on Earth (series) by Max Brallier

Realistic Stories

  1. One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko
  2. Restart by Gordon Korman
  3. Power Forward by Hena Khan
  4. The Kicks (series) by Alex Morgan


  1. Rocket to the Moon: Big Ideas That Changed the World by Don Brown
  2. Beavers: The Superpower Field Guides by Rachel Poliquin
  3. 2020 National Geographic Almanac
  4. The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome by Jonathan W. Stokes
5 Holes

A Wrinkle in Time


Esperanza Rising 

I am Malala

The Secret Garden

The City of Ember

The One and Only Ivan

When You Reach Me

Criss Cross

6 The Giver

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Midwife’s Apprentice

Artemis Fowl

Tuck Everlasting 

Bud, Not Buddy

Among the Hidden

The Thing About Jellyfish

The Whipping Boy

Amal Unbound