Suggested Summer Reading List 2014

At the end of each school year, I put together a list of books that I think my students will enjoy reading over the summer. I try to make sure that as many of them as possible are available at our May Book Fair. Below is this year’s list. You can also find it online with book summaries here.

Recommended Summer Reading Grades K-3

Picture Books for Sharing
Bingham, Kelly. Z is for Moose
Elya, Susan Middleton. Rubia and the Three Osos
Hale, Bruce. Clark the Shark
Lord, Cynthia. Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania
Paul, Ann Whitford. Fiesta Fiasco
Schachner, Judy. Skippyjon Jones series
Teague, Mark. The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf
Willems, Mo. The Pigeon Needs a Bath

Emergent Readers
Arlon, Penelope. Fantastic Frogs
Arnold, Tedd. Fly Guy series
Dean, James. Pete the Cat: Play Ball
DiCamillo, Kate. Bink & Gollie series
Emerson, Joan. Itty-Bitty Animals
Holub, Joan. Ballet Stars
Kann, Victoria. Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity
Willams, Mo. Elephant and Piggie Series
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals

Beginning Chapter Books
Dadey, Debbie. Bailey School Kids Series
Keller, Laurie. Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut
Miles, Ellen. Puppy Place Series
Nees, Susan. Missy’s Super Duper Royal Deluxe #1: Picture Day
Osborne, Mary Pope. Magic Tree House Series
Pilkey, Dav. Captain Underpants series
Smith, Robert Kimmel. Chocolate Fever
Stilton, Geronimo. Geronimo Stilton Series

Middle Readers
Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach
Haas, Jessie. Saige
Henkes, Kevin. The Year of Billy Miller
McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody & the Bad Luck Charm
MacLachlan, Patricia. White Fur Flying
Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine Series
Sobol, Donald. Encyclopedia Brown Series
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web
Yep, Laurence. Isabelle

Recommended Summer Reading Grades 4-6

Realistic Fiction
Grisham, Jon. Theodore Boone: The Accused
Hasak-Lowy, Todd. 33 Minutes
Hiaasen, Carl. Chomp
Korman, Gordon. Showoff
LaFleur, Suzanne. Eight Keys
Lord, Cynthia. Rules
Patterson, James. I Funny
Palacio, R.J. Wonder
Pincus, Greg. The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

Historical Fiction
Curtis, Christopher Paul. Mighty Miss Malone
Erdrich, Louise. The Game of Silence
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Gingersnap
Larsen, Kirby. The Fences Between Us
Lasky, Kathryn. Horses of the Dawn
Levine, Kristin. Lions of Little Rock
Selznick, Brian. Wonderstruck
Vanderpool, Clare. Navigating Early

Fantasy/Science Fiction
Choldenko, Gennifer. No Passengers Beyond this Point
Riordan, Rick. Heroes of Olympus series
Riordan, Rick. Kane Chronicles series
Various Authors. Infinity Ring series

Newbery Award Winners & Honor Books
Applegate, Katherine. The One and Only Ivan
DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn Dixie
DiCamillo, Kate. Flora & Ulysses
Holm, Jennifer L. Turtle in Paradise
Kadohata, Cynthia. Kira-Kira
Lai, Thanhha. Inside Out and Back Again
Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet
Philbrick, Rodman. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Sheinkin, Steve. Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
Turnage, Sheila. Three Times Lucky
Williams-Garcia, Rita. One Crazy Summer

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