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Summer Reading Suggestions


Grades K-3

Adler, David

Cam Jansen series


My Visit to the Aquarium
My Visit to the Dinosaurs

Arnosky, Jim

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

Bloom, Becky


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

Cosgrove, Stephen

Serendipity series


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

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

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

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

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


Yolen, Jane

Letting Swift River Go

Grades 3 – 6

Alexander, Lloyd

The Fortune-Teller
The Black Cauldron




The Good Dog
The Secret School

Babbit, Natalie

Tuck Everlasting (others)

Bauer, Marion

On My Honor

Bawden, Nina

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

Clements, Andrew

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


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


Naylor, Phyllis

Shiloh (series)

O’Dell, Scott

Sing Down the Moon
Island of the Blue Dolphin

Oppel, Kenneth


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)
(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


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

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


The Cross of Lead
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Bauer, Joan

Stand Tall

Beatty, Patricia


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

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


Jacques, Brian

Redwall Series

Kehret, Peg


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

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


North, Sterling


O’Dell, Scott

The Pearl
Sarah Bishop

Patterson, Katherine

Bridge to Terabithia

Paulsen, Gary


Reiss, Johanna

The Upstairs Room

Sachs, Marilyn


Sebestyen, Ouida

Words by Heart

Snyder, Zelpha

The Egypt Game
Libby on Wednesday

Spinelli, Jerry

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.


Voight, Cynthia

Homecoming (series)

Wrede, Patricia

Searching for Dragons (series)

Yates, Elizabeth

Amos Fortune, Amos Free

Yep, Lawrence

Dragon’s Gate

Yolen, Jane

The Devil’s Arithmetic