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Summer Reading List 2017

Please find below (inside this post) the list of books for your Summer Reading 2017. Follow the links of your grade level:

Choose Grade: Pre-K3 | Pre-K | Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8


  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
  • Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
  • The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring



  • If I Build a House by Chris Van Dusen
  • Otters Love to Play by Jonathan London
  • Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio
  • Snapsy the Alligator (Did not ask to be in this book) by Julie Falatko
  • The Wrong Side of the Bed by Lisa Bakos
  • Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp



  • The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
  • If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty



  • Red – A Crayon Story by Michael Hall
  • Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
  • Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle
  • Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems
  • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills



  • Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt
  • Mercy Watson To the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
  • Let’s Get Cracking: Kung Pow Chicken Series #1
  • Balto of the Blue Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina



  • Frederick Douglas: The Lion Who Wrote History by Walter Dean Myers
  • Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Chicken Squad: Gimme Shelter by Doreen Cronin
  • Wangari’s Tree of Peace by Jeanette Winter
  • The Boxcar Children #1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner



  • Who is Sonia Sotomayor? by Megan Stine
  • She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K Arnold
  • Cilla Lee Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan
  • Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume



  • Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan
  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
  • Wonder by R.J. Palaccio
  • The Best/Worst School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson



  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin
  • Tru and Nell by G. Neri
  • Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King



  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
  • Posted by John David Anderson
  • Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarie King
  • Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
  • Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick (and continuation, if you love it, Truly Yours)



  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barn Hill
  • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
  • Posted by John David Anderson
  • Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
  • Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Note: I strongly suggest you finish the Lockwood and Company Series by Jonathan Stroud as we will be reading “The Empty Grave”, the last book in the series in November. -Ms. Savage

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