Elementary School – Grades K-5

Summer Reading Lists


Suggested book titles to read together this summer:

Where the Wild Things Are 
by Maurice Sendak

Over in the Meadow 
by Ezra Jack Keats

Rainbow Fish 
by Marcus Pfster

Blueberries for Sal 
by Robert Mcloskey

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 
by Laura Numeroff

The Night before Kindergarten 
by Natasha King

Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten 
by Joseph Slate



Grade 1

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (illus.)

The Bears’ Picnic
by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Bedtime for Frances
by Russell Hoban, Garth Williams (illus.)

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business
by Esphyr Slobodkina

Freckle Juice
by Judy Blume, Sonia O. Lisker (illus.)

The Listening Walk
by Paul Showers

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia
by Peggy Parish, Wallace Tripp (illus.)

Ten Apples Up on Top!
by Theodore LeSieg (Dr. Seuss), Roy McKie (illus.)

There’s an Alligator Under My Bed
by Mercer Mayer


Grade 2

Please email Mrs. Q (cquattromani@saintroseschool.com) to find out about the Scholastic Summer Reading
Program that grade 2 is participating in over the summer.


Grade 3

The required reading for the summer will consist of any (not previously read) Magic Tree House book, in addition to any books that your child has found on his or her Accelerated Reader “bookshelf” (basically, any books that fall in your child’s ZPD level).

If you do not know your ZPD, find a book with the reading level equivalent to the Magic Tree House series.


Grade 4

Flora & Ulysses (see class website for activity that goes along with this book)
by Kate DiCamillo

Plus one non-fiction book of your choice


Grade 5

Earthquake Terror
by Peg Kehret

Plus two non-fiction books of your choice within your ZPD

These three are required for the school year but are NOT to be read in the summer.
Something Upstairs by Avi
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Ugly: A memoir by Robert Hoge