Elementary School – Grades K-5

Summer Reading Lists


Suggested book titles are listed below. Children should read for 10-15 minutes each day.

  • Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Over In The Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindgergarten by Joseph Slate


Grade 1

Read for 20 minutes every day. You will be provided with a calendar that you can color as you read each day.

July Reading Calendar          July Reading Calendar 2

August Reading Calendar     August Reading Calendar 2


Grade 2

Great Books for you to read to your child or for your child to read to you!


The Berenstain Bear books           Berenstain, Stan & Jan

The Mitten, The Umbrella, and others     Brett, Jan

Clifford books     Bridwell, Norman

Arthur books and others     Brown, Mark

Fly Away Home, A Day’s Work, and others     Bunting, Eve

Stellaluna and others     Cannon, Janell

A Very Grouchy Ladybug and others     Carle, Eric

Olivia     Falconer, Ian

Sharks, Dogs, How a House is Built, and others     Gibbons, Gail

Sheila Rae the Brave, Chester’s Way, and others     Henkes, Kevin

Whistle for Willie and others     Keats, Ezra Jack

Froggy Bakes a Cake and others     London, Jonathan

The Three Little Javelinas     Lowell, Susan

Little Critter books     Mayer, Mercer

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and others     Numeroff, Laura

Curious George books     Rey, H. A.

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs     Scieszka, Jon

David books     Shannon, David

Any and all!     Dr. Seuss

Wild About Books     Sierra, Judy

Tops and Bottoms, The Great Fuzz Frenzy and others     Stevens, Janet

Porcupining & Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum     Wheeler, Lisa

The Pigeon books     Willems, Mo

The Napping House and others     Wood, Audrey & Don


Chapter Books:

Frog and Toad      Lobel, Arnold

Little Bear     Minarik, Else Holmelund

Amelia Bedelia     Parish, Peggy

Henry and Mudge     Rylant, Cynthia

Flat Stanley series     Brown, Jeff

Magic Tree house series     Osborne, Mary Pope

Junie B. Jones series     Park, Barbara

Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta series     Pilkey, Dav

 Nate the Great series    Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman


Grade 3

Read daily for 15-20 minutes.

Required summer reading is a choice of any (not previously read) Magic Tree House book, in addition to any books that you and your child have found on his or her Accelerated Reader (AR) “bookshelf.”


Grade 4

Your goal should be to read at least two books. You may choose from the list below or from any book in your AR library. The goal is for you to read for at least 20 minutes each day! Feel free to read aloud to an adult or a sibling.

  • The Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies – there are 5 books in the series.  Start with #1.
  • Any “Who Was...”, “I am…“, etc, books
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling
  • Any Beverly Cleary book


Grade 5


  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Plus choose two non-fiction books within your ZPD. You will take a quiz on one of these books in September; the other title you will fill out an information sheet.

       You will need copies of the following books. These books will read throughout the year, so please do not read these in the summer!

  • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Something Upstairs by Avi
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli