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Summer Reading Suggestions

 

Grades K-3

Adler, David

Cam Jansen series

Aliki

My Visit to the Aquarium
My Visit to the Dinosaurs
Feelings

Arnosky, Jim

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing the Birds
Many other fun nature books

Bloom, Becky

Wolf!

Blume, Judy

Double Fudge
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series)

Brett, Jan

Gingerbread Baby (anything by her)

Bridwell, Norman

Clifford Books

Brown, Marc

Arthur’s Underwear (many more)

Brumbeau, Jeff

The Quiltmaker’s Gift

Bunting, Eve

The Wednesday Surprise
Fly Away Home (many more)

Carle, Eric

Any of his books

Carlson, Natalie

The Family Under the Bridge

Cohen, Miriam

Molly’s Pilgrim
First Grade Takes a Test


Cooney, Barbara

Miss Rumphius
Roxaboxen
Eleanor


Cosgrove, Stephen

Serendipity series


Demi

One Grain of Rice (others)


dePaola, Tommie

26 Fairmont Avenue
Numerous titles


Giff, Patricia

Polk Street School series
Polkadot Detective series


Harper, Jessica

Lizzy’s Do’s and Don’ts


Hearne, Betsy

Seven Brave Women


Henkes, Kevin

Chrysanthamum
Wemberly Worried
Julius, the Baby of the World
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse


Howitt, Mary

The Spider and the Fly


Kalman, Maira

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John
J. Harvey


Kaska, Keiko

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew


Kellogg, Steven

Many titles


Kline, Suzy

Horrible Harry books


Lester, Helen

Tacky the Penguin


Levy, Elizabeth

Something Queer is Happening in the Library


Lionni, Leo

Swimmy (many others)


Lobel, Arnold

Frog and Toad series


Lorbiecki, Marybeth

Sister Anne’s Hands


Mayer, Mercer

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet


McCully, Emily A.

Beautiful Warrior


McKissack, Patricia

Goin’ Someplace Special
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth


Mills, Lauren

The Rag Coat


McDonald, Megan

Judy Mood
Judy Mood Saves the World


Numeroff, Laura

If You Take a Mouse to School (others in the
series)


Osborne, Mary

Pope The Magic Tree House series


Palatini, Margie

The Web Files


Park, Barbara

Junie B. Jones series and other titles


Parrish, Peggy

Amelia Bedelia series


Patterson, Katherine

The Tale of the Mandarin Duck


Peet, Bill

Any book


Polacco, Patricia

Thundercake
Rechenka’s Eggs
(many more)


Preller, James

Jigsaw Jones Mystery series


Rey, H.R.

Curious George series


Rohman, Eric

My Friend Rabbit


Ryan, Pam

Munoz Mice and Beans


Rylant, Cynthia

Henry and Mudge series (anything by her)


Scieszka, Jon

The Time Warp Trio series


Sharmat, Marjorie

Nate the Great Series


Simont, Marc

The Stray Dog


Stanley, Diane

Saving Sweetness


Spier, Peter

Noah’s Ark


Steig, William

Doctor De Soto
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble


Thaler, Mike

The School Bus from the Black Lagoon
(series)


Tryon, Leslie

Albert’s Alphabet (others in the series)


VanAllsburg, Chris

Two Bad Ants (many others)


Viorst, Judith

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Woods, Audrey

Piggies


Yolen, Jane

Letting Swift River Go


Grades 3 – 6

Alexander, Lloyd

The Fortune-Teller
The Black Cauldron
(series)


Armstrong

Sounder


Avi

Poppy
Ragweed
The Good Dog
The Secret School
Windcatcher


Babbit, Natalie

Tuck Everlasting (others)


Bauer, Marion

On My Honor


Bawden, Nina

Humbug
Granny the Pag


Bishop, Claire

Twenty and Ten


Blume, Judy

Double Fudge (many others)


Brink, Carolyn

Caddie Woodlawn


Butterworth, Oliver

The Enormous Egg


Byers, Betsy

18th Emergency
Cracker Jackson
Summer of the Swans


Cleary, Beverly

Ramona series
Runaway Ralph
Strider


Clements, Andrew

Frindle
The Landry News


Clifford, Eth

Help I’m a Prisoner in the Library


Coville, Bruce

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
The Skull of Truth


Dahl, Roald

Anything


Easley, MaryAnn

I Am the Ice Worm


Fitzgerald, John

The Great Brain series


Fitzhugh, Louise

Harriet the Spy


Fleishman, Paul

The Whipping Boy


Gantos, Jack

What would Joey Do? (third in series)


Henkes, Kevin

Sun and Spoon
Two Under Par
Words of Stone


Horvath, Polly

Everything on a Waffle


Howe, James

Bunnicula series


Juster, Norton

The Phantom Tollbooth


Kehret, Peg

Horror at the Haunted House
Terror at the Zoo


King-Smith, Dick

The Fox Busters
Pigs Might Fly
(many others)


Lawrence, Iain

Iain The Wreckers
The Smugglers


Lewis, C.S.

Chronicles of Narnia series


Lowry, Lois

Anastasia series
Number the Stars


MacLachlan, Patricia

The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller


Martin, Ann

Belle Teal
Corner of the Universe


McCloskey, Robert

Homer Price (series)


Mikaelsen, Ben

Petey


Naylor, Phyllis

Shiloh (series)


O’Dell, Scott

Sing Down the Moon
Island of the Blue Dolphin


Oppel, Kenneth

Silverwing
Sunwing


Paterson, Katherine

Same Studd as Stars


Rawls, Wilson

Where the Red Fern Grows


Robertson, Keith

Henry Reed, Inc. (series)


Rodgers, Mary

Freaky Friday (series)


Ryan, Pam

Munoz Esperanza Rising
Riding Freedom


Sachar, Louis

Sideways Stories from Wayside  School (series)
Holes
(5th and up)


Seldon, George

A Cricket in Times Square (series)


Skurzynski, Gloria

Ghost Horses
Rage of Fire
(both in a series)


Smith, Robert

Bobby Baseball
The War with Grandpa


Spinelli, Jerry

Loser


Taylor, Theodore

Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor
The Cay
Trouble with Tuck


VanDraanen, W.

Sammy Keyes series


Whelen, Gloria

Angel on the Square
Homeless Bird
Once on this Island
(trilogy)


Wilder, Laura I.

Little House series


Winthrop, Elizabeth

The Castle in the Attic


Wrede, Patricia

Searching for Dragons (series)


Grades 6 – 9

Ada, Alma Flor

Under the Royal Palms


Alcott, Louisa

Little Women


Avi

The Cross of Lead
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle


Bauer, Joan

Stand Tall


Beatty, Patricia

Jayhawker


Bellairs, John

The House with the Clock in its Wall


Blumenthal, Karen

Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929


Bruchac, Joseph

Skeleton Man


Christie, Agatha

And Then There Were None


Colman, Penny

Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II


Collier, James

With Every Drop of Blood


Cooney, Caroline

Many titles


Cooper, Susan

Over Sea, Under Stone (series)


Cormier, Robert

The Chocolate War


 

Crew, Linda

Children of the River


Crossely-Holland, K

The Seeing Stone
At the Crossing Places


Cushman, Karen

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Matilda Bone


DeFelice, Cynthia

The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Weasel


Draper, Sharon

Tears of a Tiger


Farmer, Nancy

The House of the Scorpion


Fleischman, John Phineas

Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science


Frank, Anne

Diary of a Young Girl


George, Jean

Julie of the Wolves
The Talking Earth


Haddix, Margaret

Among the Hidden
Just Ella


Hahn, Mary D.

December Stillness (many others)


Hobbs, Will

Bearstone
Downriver


Jacques, Brian

Redwall Series


Kehret, Peg

Cages


King, Laurie B.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice


L’Engle, Madeline

A Wrinkle in Time series


Lasky, Kathryn

Beyond the Burning Time
Memoirs of a Bookbat
True North


Lewis, Catherine

Postcards to Father Abraham


London, Jack

Call of the Wild


Lowry, Lois

The Giver
Gathering Blue


Mazer, Harry

Someone’s Mother is Missing


Mazer, Norma

Fox After the Rain
Taking Terri Mueller


McCaffrey, Anne

Dragonsong series


McDonald, Joyce

Swallowing Stones


McKinley, Robin

Beauty (others)


Morey, Walt

Gentle Ben


Myers, Walter

Dean Fallen Angels
Scorpions


Namioka, Lensey

Ties that Bind, Ties that Break


Naylor, Phyllis

All about Alice (series)


Napoli, Donna

Jo Sirena (many others)


Nelson, Theresa

The Beggar’s Ride
And All For One


Nix, Garth

Sabriel


North, Sterling

Rascal


O’Dell, Scott

The Pearl
Sarah Bishop


Patterson, Katherine

Bridge to Terabithia


Paulsen, Gary

Anything


Reiss, Johanna

The Upstairs Room


Sachs, Marilyn

Fourteen


Sebestyen, Ouida

Words by Heart


Snyder, Zelpha

The Egypt Game
Libby on Wednesday


Spinelli, Jerry

Stargirl
There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock


Staples, Suzanne

Shabanu (and then Haveli)
Dangerous Skies


Taylor, Mildred

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
The Land


Tolan, Stephanie S.

Surviving the Applewhites


VanDraanen, W.

Flipped


Voight, Cynthia

Homecoming (series)


Wrede, Patricia

Searching for Dragons (series)


Yates, Elizabeth

Amos Fortune, Amos Free


Yep, Lawrence

Dragonwings
Dragon’s Gate


Yolen, Jane

The Devil’s Arithmetic