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