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Summer Reading List
Title Author Grades Genre Topic
Arthur books Brown, Marc Kindergarten Picture Book
Cat in the Hat, The Dr. Seuss Kindergarten Picture Book Humorous story, Burglar
Cinderella Sanderson, Ruth Kindergarten Picture Book First day of School
Sleeping Beauty Craft, Mahlon Kindergarten Picture Book Pirates, Learning to Read
Berlioz the Bear Brett, Jan K - 2nd Picture Book
Bertie Was a Watchdog Walton, Rick K - 2nd Picture Book Humorous story, Burglar
Chrysanthemum Henkes, Kevin K - 2nd Picture Book First day of School
Edward and the Pirates McPhail, David K - 2nd Picture Book Pirates, Learning to Read
Froggy Books London, Jonathan K - 2nd Picture Book Family, Humorous stories
Guji, Guji Chen, Chih-Yuan K - 2nd Humor Self-Identity/Tolerance
Lily and the Purple Plastic Purse Henkes, Kevin K - 2nd Picture Book Rules at School
Little Polar Bear de Beer, Hans K - 2nd Picture Book Habitats, Family
Max and Ruby books Wells, Rosemary K - 2nd Picture Book
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Fleming, Candace K - 2nd Picture Book Bunnies, Farmer, Humorous story
My Lucky Day Kasza, Keiko K - 2nd Picture Book Trickster Tale
Saving Sweetness Stanley, Diane K - 2nd Picture Book Western
Trouble with Trolls Brett, Jan K - 2nd Picture Book
Wild About Books Sierra, Judy K - 2nd Picture Book Zoo animals, Reading
Action Jackson Greenbert, Jan K - 3rd Art Jackson Pollock/Painters
Bad Case of Stripes, A Shannon, David K - 3rd Picture Book Peer pressure
Dear Whiskers Nagda, Ann K - 3rd Picture Book
Diary of a Wombat French, Jackie K - 3rd Australia Australia/Wombats
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Willems, Mo K - 3rd Picture Book Humorous story
Don't Let the Pigeon Eat the Hot Dog Willems, Mo K - 3rd Picture Book Humorous story
Eight Animals on the Town Elya, Susan Middleton K - 3rd Picture Book English with some Spanish words
El Nino Nuevo/The Brand New Kid Couric, Katie K - 3rd Picture Book
George Washington's Teeth Cole, Brock K - 3rd Poetry George Washington/Poetry
Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth Burleigh, Robert K - 3rd Biography
How I Became a Pirate Long, Melinda K - 3rd Picture Book Pirates, Manners, Family
I Stink! McCullan, Kate K - 3rd Humor Garbage
La Nina Invisible Sanchez, Jose Louis Garcia K - 3rd Picture Book Spanish language
Madlenka Sis, Peter K - 3rd Picture Book
Madlenka's Dog Sis, Peter K - 3rd Picture Book Neighborhood, Multi-cultural
Raft, The LaMarche, Jim K - 3rd Picture Book River Life
Saturday Kid, The Sorel, Edward K - 3rd Picture Book 1930's New York
Skippyjon Jones Schachner, Judy K - 3rd Picture Book Hyperactive Kitten
Spider and the Fly Howitt, Mary Botham K - 3rd Poetry Spiders/Flies
Stellaluna Cannon, Janell K - 3rd Picture Book Bats, Birds
What do you do with a tail like this? Jenkins, Steve K - 3rd Picture Book Animals
What do you with a Tail like This? Jenkins, Steve K - 3rd Animals Animals/Zoology
When Marian Sang Ryan, Pam Munoz K - 3rd Biography
Diary of a Worm Cronin, Doreen K - 4th Picture Book Humorous story
Mr. Falker's Way Polacco, Patricia K - 4th Picture Book
Pot that Juan Built Andrews-Goebel, Nancy K - 4th Poetry Mexico/Pottery
Togo Blak, Robert K - 4th Picture Book Iditarod, Alaska
Tell Me a Scary Story but not Too Scary Reiner, Carl K - 5th Picture Book Neighbors, Overcoming Fears
Other Side, The Woodson, Jaqueline 1st - 4th Picture Book Multicultural
Be Careful What You Wish For Church, Lisa 1st grade Fantasy
Berenstain Bears Books, The Berenstain, Stan & Jan 1st grade Picture Book
Giving Tree, The Silverstein, Shel 1st grade Picture Book
Magic Tree House Series Osborne, Mary Pope 1st grade Fantasy
Stupids Take Off, The Allard, Harry 1st grade Picture Book
Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Galdone, Paul 1st grade Picture Book
7 X 9 = Trouble! Mills, Claudia 2nd - 3rd Realistic Fiction School Stories/Multiplication/Brothers
Dragon Slayer's Academy books McMullan, Kate 2nd - 4th Fantasy
Gooney Bird Greene Lowry, Lois 2nd - 4th Humor School stories
Magic Tree House books Osborne, Mary Pope 2nd - 4th Fantasy Timetravel to various places
White Socks Only Coleman, Evelyn 2nd - 4th Picture Book Multicultural
Junie B. Jones books Park, Barbara 2nd - 5th Realistic Fiction Humorous stories
Frindle Clements, Andrew 3rd - 5th Realistic Fiction School, Friends, Humorous stories
Gold Threaded Dress Marsden, Carolyn 3rd - 5th Realistic Fiction Multicultural/teasing/girl
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Cleary, Beverly 3rd - 5th Realistic Fiction Family, Humorous stories
Tale of Despereaux DiCamillo, Kate 3rd - 5th Fantasy mouse/castle/love
Amigos Del Otro Lado Anza, Ana Luisa 3rd - 6th Picture Book Spanish language
Because of Winn-Dixie DiCamillo, Kate 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction Family, Neighbors, Pets
Becoming Naomi Leon Ryan, Pam Munoz 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction
Bucking the Sarge Curtis, Christopher Paul 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction
Every Living Thing Rylant, Cynthia 3rd - 6th Short Stories
Fudge books Blume, Judy 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction Siblings, Humorous stories
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez Krull, Kathleen 3rd - 6th Biography
Hatchet Paulsen, Gary. 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction Survival story
Loser Spinelli, Jerry. 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction
Love That Dog Creech, Sharon 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction Poetry, Writing, Losing a Pet
Me Llamo Maria Isabel Ada, Alma Flor 3rd - 6th Picture Book Spanish language
Nory Ryan's Song Giff, Patricia Reilly 3rd - 6th Historical Fiction
Ruby Holler Creech, Sharon 3rd - 6th Mystery Orphans/Country life/Travel
Shiloh Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction Family, Pets
Teacher's Funeral, The Peck, Richard. 3rd - 6th Humor
Tiger Rising, The DiCamillo, Kate 3rd - 6th Realistic Fiction
My Name Is Jorge On Both Sides of the River Medina, Jane 3rd - 7th Poetry English and Spanish
Secret School Avi 4th - 5th Historical fiction girl/colorado/settlers
Granny Torelli Makes Soup Creech, Sharon 4th - 6th Realistic Fiction Friendship, Physically Handicapped
Tale of Despereaux, The Ering, Timothy Basil 4th - 6th Fairy Tales Fairy Tales/Princesses/Mice
Chasing Vermeer Balliet, Blue 4th - 8th Mystery
City of Ember DePrau, Jeanne 4th - 8th Fantasy Futuristic Underground Civilization
Dragon Rider Funke,Cornelia 4th - 8th Fantasy Dragon/adventure/boy and girl
Each Little Bird That Sings Wiles, Deborah 4th - 8th Realistic Fiction Family, Pet, Death, Traditions
Ella Enchanted Levine, Gail 4th - 8th Fantasy Fractured Fairytale, Honesty
Maniac Magee Spinelli, Jerry. 4th - 8th Realistic Fiction Family, Homeless, Survival
No More Dead Dogs Korman, Gordan 4th - 8th Realistic Fiction School, Humorous story
Once Upon a Marigold Ferris, Jean 4th - 8th Fantasy Fractured Fairytale, Honesty
Ruby Holler Creech, Sharon 4th - 8th Realistic Fiction Foster home, Family
Surviving the Applewhites Tolan, Stephanie 4th - 8th Realistic Fiction/ Humor Foster home, the Arts, Actors
Year Down Yonder, A Peck, Richard 4th - 8th Humor/ Historical Fiction
Artemis Fowl Series Colfer, Eoin 4th Grade Fantasy
Chasing Redbird Creech, Sharon 4th Grade Realistic Fiction
Danny the Champion -World Dahl, Roald 4th Grade Picture Book
Holes Sachar, Louis. 4th Grade Realistic Fiction
House of the Scorpion Farmer, Nancy 4th Grade Science Fiction
Inkheart Funke, Cornelia 4th Grade Fantasy
Little House series Wilder, Laura Ingalls 4th Grade Historical Fiction
Lost Treasure - Series Calhoun, Mary 4th Grade Realistic Fiction
Unfortunate Events Series Snicket, Lemony. 4th Grade Fantasy
Walk Two Moons Creech, Sharon 4th Grade Realistic Fiction
Wanderer, The Creech, Sharon 4th Grade Realistic Fiction
Adaline Falling Star Osborne 5th - 8th Historical Fiction Kit Carson's Daughter
Eragon Paolini, Christopher 5th - 8th Fantasy Dragons, Travel
Heartbeat Creech, Sharon 5th - 8th Poetry Fiction Friendship, Family
Ida B√Čand her Plans to Maximize Fun.. Hannigan, Kathleen 5th - 8th Realistic Fiction Family, Home School, Cancer
Park's Quest Paterson, Katherine 5th - 8th Realistic Fiction Boy looking for father, Viet Nam Vet
Thief Lord Funke, Cornelia 5th - 8th Fantasy Venice, homeless children, family
Tuck Everlasting Babbit, Natalie 5th - 8th Fantasy ALA Notable Book
Westing Game Raskin, Ellen 5th - 8th Mystery
Corner of the Universe, A Martin, Ann 5th - 9th Realistic Fiction Mentally Disabled sibling, family
Esperanza Rising Ryan, Pam Munoz 5th -8th Historical Fiction Coming of age, farm workers
Sacajawea Bruchac, Joseph 5th -8th Historical Fiction
Watership Down Adams, Richard 5th grade Fantasy
Where the Red Fern Grows Rawls, Wilson 5th grade Realistic Fiction
An American Plague: The True and.. Murphy, Jim 5th-8th Nonfiction Yellow Fever, 1793/Pennsylvania History
City of Ember, The DuPrau, Jeanne 5th-8th Fantasy Good and evil/Fantasy
Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi 5th-8th Historical Fiction Middle Ages Newbery Medal
Hoot Hiaasen, Carol 5th-8th Mystery Environmental Protection/Burrowing Owls
Olive's Ocean Henkes, Kevin 5th-8th Realistic Fiction Family life/Self-Perception
Al Capone does my shirts Choldenko, Gennifer 6th - 8th Historical Fiction Newbery Honor 2005
Any title by Pierce, Tamora. 6th - 8th Fantasy
Bad beginning-Series, The Snicket, Lemony. 6th - 8th Fantasy
Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale Whitesel, Cheryl 6th - 8th Historical Fiction set in Japan
Brian's return. Paulsen, Gary. 6th - 8th Survival
Brian's winter/ Paulsen, Gary. 6th - 8th Survival
Briar Rose. Yolen, Jane. 6th - 8th Historical Fiction
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Sheldon, Dyan 6th - 8th Realistic Fiction
Coraline Gaiman, Neil 6th - 8th Horror
Devil's Arithmetic , The Yolen, Jane. 6th - 8th Historical Fiction
Dragon rider Funke, Cornelia Caroline 6th - 8th Fantasy Dragons
Dragon's blood : a fantasy / Yolen, Jane. 6th - 8th Fantasy
Giver, The Lowry, Lois 6th - 8th Science Fiction
Harry Potter series Rowling,J.K.. 6th - 8th Fantasy
Hobbit, The Tolkien, J. R. R. 6th - 8th Fantasy
Holes. Sachar, Louis. 6th - 8th Realistic Fiction
How Angel Peterson got his name Paulsen, Gary. 6th - 8th Humor
Kira-Kira Kadohata, Cynthia 6th - 8th Realistic Fiction Newbery, Japanese-American
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Schmidt, Gary D. 6th - 8th Historical Fiction Newbery Honor 2005
Misfits, The Howe, James 6th - 8th Realistic Fiction
Pictures of Hollis Woods Giff, Patricia Reilly 6th - 8th Realistic Fiction Orphans/Family life/Artists
Run, Boy, Run Orlev, Uri 6th - 8th Historical Fiction Holocaust/World War II
Sea of Trolls, The Farmer, Nancy 6th - 8th Fantasy Norse vikings
Stargirl. Spinelli, Jerry. 6th - 8th Realistic Fiction
Under the blood-red sun / Salisbury, Graham. 6th - 8th Historical Fiction
Year down yonder, A Peck, Richard. 6th - 8th Historical Fiction
Al Capone Does My Shirts Choldenko, Gennifer 6th - 9th Realistic Fiction 1935 Alcatraz
Basketball or Something Like it Baskin, Nora 6th - 9th Realistic Fiction basketball
Emako Blue Woods, Brenda 6th - 9th Realistic Fiction African-Americans, high school
Girl 15, charming but insane Limb, Sue 6th - 9th Realistic Fiction Friendship, Family, humor
Girls in Pants: the Third Summer Brashares, Ann 6th - 9th Realistic Fiction third in Pants series
Millions Cottrell Boyce, Frank 6th - 9th Realistic Fiction England/humor
Now you see it Vande Velde 6th - 9th Fantasy magic glasses
Trickster's queen Pierce, Tamora 6th and up Fantasy series
Corner of the Universe Martin, Ann 7th - 8th Realistic Fiction Mental Disabilities/Family Life/Friendship
Keeper of the Night Holt, Kimberly Willis 7th - 8th Realistic Fiction Grief/Death/Family Problems
Fat kid rules the world Going, K. L. 7th - 9th Realistic Fiction depression, suicide, music
Son of the Mob Korman, Gordon 7th - 9th Realistic Fiction Oganized crime, dating
Aimee Miller, Mary Beth 7th and up Realistic Fiction suicide
Born confused Desai Hidier, Tanuja 7th and up Realistic Fiction India/ USA
Curious incident of the dog in the night-time, The Haddon, Mark 7th and up Realistic Fiction autism
Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You Cirrone, Dorian 7th and up Realistic Fiction ballet, sexism
Lord of the Rings, The Trilogy Tolkien, J. R. R. 7th and up Fantasy
Stetson Rottman, Susan 7th and up Realistic Fiction coming of age
Acceleration McNamee, Graham 9th - 12th Mystery Teen finds diary of a serial murderer
Bound Napoli, Donna Jo 9th - 12th Historical Fiction Chinese Cinderella Story
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Haddon, Mark 9th - 12th Mystery Autistic teen investigates dog's death
Devil in the White City Larson, Erik 9th - 12th Nonfiction 1893 Chicago World's Fair
Earth, My Butt, and other Big Round Things, The Mackler, Carolyn 9th - 12th Realistic Fiction Overweight teen deal with family issues
Eragon Paolini, Christopher 9th - 12th Fantasy Dragons
Friday Night Lights Bissinger, H. G. 9th - 12th Nonfiction Texas football
Girl, 15, charming but insane Limb, Sue 9th - 12th Realistic Fiction Teen angst
Gospel According to Larry Tashjian, Janet 9th - 12th Humor Teenage boy rants online and wins the attention of his dream girl.
Kite Runner Hosseini, Khaled 9th - 12th Multicultural Afghanistan refugee
Luna: a novel Peters, Julie Anne 9th - 12th Realistic Fiction Gender Identity
Northern Light Donnelly, Jennifer 9th - 12th Historical mystery Girl works at summer inn where a guest is murdered
Now You See It Velde, Vivian Vande 9th - 12th Fantasy Teenage/Dark Fantasy/Afterlife
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies Sones, Soya 9th - 12th Realistic Fiction Teen moves to CA to live with her celebrity dad
Prom Anderson, Laurie Halse 9th - 12th Realistic Fiction Planning a prom on a shoestring budget
Secret Life of Bees Kidd, Sue Monk 9th - 12th Multicultural Girl and her maid run away
Sterkarm Kiss, A Price, Susan 9th - 12th Science Fiction Timetravel