Summer Reading List (Kindergarten-Fifth Grade)

Kindergarten Suggested

Summer Reading List

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Norma Bridwell

Timothy Goes to School

Rosemary Wells

Fun on Wheels

Joanna Cole

School Bus; Ten Black Dots; Truck

Donald Crews

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Jan Brett

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss


Don Freeman

Millions of Cats

Wanda Gag

Any Arthur Books (Arthur’s Pen Pal)

Lillian Hoban

Any Frances Book (A Bargain for Frances)

Russell Hoban

Whistle for Willie; Peter’s Chair

Ezra Jack Keats


Leo Lionni

Frog and Toad Are Friends

Arnold Lobel

Blueberries for Sal McCloskey



Brown Bear, Brown Bear

What Do You See?

Bill Martin Jr.


Leo, the Late Bloomer

Robert Kraus

The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

Where the Wild things Are Sendak



The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Fancy Nancy

Any Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

Jane O’Conner


First Grade Suggested

Summer Reading List

Hide and Snake

Keith Baker

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

Trinka Noble

Amazing Snakes

Alexandra Parsons

Edward the Emu

Sheena Knowles

Seven Blind Mice

Ed Young

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry..

D. and A. Wood


Leo Lionni

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket

Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Digging Up Dinosaurs



Kevin Henkes

Moses Goes to the Circus

Isaac Millman

Moses Goes to a Concert

Isaac Millman

All About Turkeys

Jim Arnosky

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

Verna Aardema

The Ox Cart Man

Donald Hill

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Deborah Helligman

The Life of a Butterfly

H. Fischer-Nagel

Animals Born Alive and Well

Ruth Heller

Millions of Cats

Wanda Ga’g

Fancy Nancy

Jane O’Conner

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

Jane O’Conner

Fancy Nancy Goes to the Museum

Jane O’Conner

The Mitten

Jan Brett

The Hat

Jan Brett

The Paper Crane

Molly Bang

A House for Hermit Crab

Eric Carle

The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle


Stephen Savage

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Mark Carwardine

The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

The Little Red Hen

any version

Chicken Little

Steven Kellogg

Yoko’s Paper Cranes

Rosemary Wells

Ruby and Max

Rosemary Wells

The Jolly Postman

Janet and Allan Ahberg

Toot and Puddle

Holly Hobbie

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Peggy Rathmann

Koko’s Kitten

Francine Patterson

From Tadpole to Frog

Wendy Pfeffer

Green Wilma

Tedd Arnold

It’s Mine

Leo Lionni

Song and Dance Man

Karen Ackerman

The Relatives Came

Cynthia Rylant

Second Grade Suggested

Summer Reading List

Books for your child to read independently:


Froggy Goes to School

Jonathan London

Fox on the Job

James Marshall

Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Harry and the Lady Next Door

Gene Zion

Ask Mr. Bear

Marjorie Flack

Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus

Stan/Jan Berenstain

Big Max

Kin Platt

Amelia Bedelia

Peggy Parish

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes

Henry and Mudge series

Cynthia Rylant

Anansi books

Eric Kimmel

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

Jane O’Conner

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Norman Bridwell

The Mitten

Jan Brett

Frog and Toad are Friends

Arnold Lobel

Arthur books

Marc Brown

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown

Paula Danziger

I Love Spiders

John Parker

Ruby and Max

Rosemary Wells

The Magic Tree House Series

Mary Pope Osbourne

Junie B. Jones series

Barbara Park


Books to read aloud to/with your child:


Make Way for Ducklings

Robert McCloskey


Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Pest

Beverly Cleary


Judy Blume

The Lorax

Dr. Seuss

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shel Silverstein

Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White

The Magic School Bus series

Joanna Cole


Third Grade Suggested

Summer Reading List

“Striking it Rich: The Story of the California Gold Rush”

Stephen Krensky

“Stone Soup”

Marcia Brown

“Max Malone Makes a Million”

Charlotte Herman

“How Much is a Million”

David M. Schwartz

“The Pickle Patch Bathtub”

Frances Kennedy

“Growing Up Wild: Penguins”

Sandra Markle

“The Empty Pot”


“The Library”

Sarah Stewart

“Anansi Does the Impossible”

Verna Aardema

“Pilgrim Cat”

Carol Antoinette

"Miss Rumphius"

Barbara Cooney

"The Great Ball Game"

Joseph Bruchac

"There's a Hair in My Dirt"

Gary Larson

"Whales' Songs"

Dyan Sheldon


David Weisner

“Tar Beach”

Faith Ringgold

“The Desert is Theirs”

Byrd Baylor

“Juan Bobo and the Horse of Seven Colors:A Puerto Rican Legend”

Jan Mike

“Wilma Unlimited”

Kathleen Krull


Janell Cannon

“Grandfather Counts”

Andrea Cheng

“Look What Came From Mexico”

Miles Harvey

“Lowji Discovers America”

Candace Fleming

“Off We Go to Mexico”

Laurie Krebs

“Chato's Kitchen”

Gary Soto

"O, Say Can You See? America's Symbols, Landmarks, and Important Words"

Sheila Keenan

"Rechenka's Eggs"

Patricia Polacco

"The Paint Brush Kid"

Clyde Robert Bulla

"Just a Dream"

Chris Van Allsburg


Jonah Winter

Fourth Grade Suggested

Summer Reading List

Kidnapped at the Capital

Ron Roy


Jerry Spinelli

Swindle (and others in series)

Gordon Korman

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney

Hundred Penny Box

Sharon Mathis

Fourth Grade Rats

Jerry Spinelli

Family Under the Bridge

Natalie Carlson

How to Eat Fried Worms

Thomas Rockwell

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

The Report Card

Andrew Clements

The Summer of Riley

Eve Bunting

Because of Winn Dixie

Kate DiCamillo


Judy Blume

Tale of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume

Beezus and Ramona

Beverly Clearly

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Beverly Clearly

Class Clown

Johanna Hurwitz

Teacher’s Pet

Johanna Hurwitz

The Best School Year Ever

Barbara Robinson

Don’t Know Much about the 50 States

Kenneth Davis

Baseball in the Barrios

Henry Horenstein


Sevmoer Simon

Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House

David Adler

Morning Girl

Michael Dorris


Robert Burleigh

Under the Ice

Kathy Conlan

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo


Fifth Grade Suggested

Summer Reading List

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

Because of Winn Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

Let it Shine: Stories of Black

Pinkney Women Freedom Fighters

Andrea Davis


Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O’Dell

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeline L’Engle

The View From Saturday

E. L. Konigsburg

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Patricia Reilly Giff

The Black Pearl

Scott O’Dell

Sarah Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

Watsons Go To Birmingham

Christopher Paul


S. L. Roltman

The Dark Thirty

Patricia McKissack


Andrew Clements


Laurence Yep

Farmer Boy

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Friendship

Mildred Taylor

Number the Stars

Lois Lowry

Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth Speare

Where the Lilies Bloom

Vera & Bill Cleaver

The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis Titles





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