Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer reading list for young kids

I have been searching for new books for my almost 4th grader to read.  He is in the advanced reading class and is reading above the 4th grade level.  My almost kindergartner is just starting to read, sounding out words and recognizing letters.  I've been searching high and low, talking to parents and teachers about what my kids should be reading.   So here is my list, by grade, for younger readers. 


I like me by Nancy Carlson

Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

Jessica by Kevin Henkes

My 5 senses by Aliki

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg

My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells

The Gingerbread boy by Paul Galdone

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

Cat in the hat by Dr Seuss

Brown bear Brown bear by Eric Carle

All the colors of the earth by Sheila Hamanaka

Who will be my friends by Syd Hoff

The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

1st Grade:

Hello, First Grade! by Joanne Ryder

Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Starring First Grade by Miriam Cohen

Emily's Art by Peter Catalanotto

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

Off to First Grade by Louise Borden

Recess Mess by Grace MacCarone

Penny and her Marble by Kevin Henkes

Dinosaur Dig by Penny Dale

Lunch by Denise Fleming

Oh No, George!  By Chris Haughton

2nd grade:

Young Cam Jansen by David Adler

Arthur by Marc Brown

Minnie and Moo by Denis Cazet

Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey

Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy

Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat

3rd Grade:

Summer reading is killing me by Jon Scieszka

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Friend or Fiend with the Pain and the Great one by Judy Blume

The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis

Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Robert Bulla

Ramona by Beverly Cleary

Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole

Hoot by Carl Hiaason

The Report Card by Andrew Clements

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Good Dog by Avi

4th Grade:

The World according to Humphrey by Beth G. Birney

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

A-Z United States of America by Jeff Reynolds

What are you figuring now? A Story of Benjamin Banneker by Jeri Ferris

School's Out by Johanna Hurwitz

The sixty-Eight rooms by Marianne Malone

A long walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Fourth Grade Wizards by Barth DeClements

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

My life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli

Gossamer by Lois Lowry

Sounder by William Armstrong

Abel's Island by William Steig

The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell

Amulet, book 1, the Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Emmaline and the Bunny by Katharine Hannigan

The Landry News by Andrew Clements

Treasure on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach

Remarkable by Lizzie Foley

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ghosts in Fourth Grade by Constance Hiser

5th Grade:

Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Carbone

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
Diamond Willow (verse novel) by Helen Frost

Dormia by Jake Halpern

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K.Rowling

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull

It’s All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Math-terpieces by Greg Tang

The Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Moby Dick (graphic novel) by Lew Sayre Schwartz

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise

Schooled by Gordan Korman

The Secrets of Belltown by T.M. Murphy

The Three Questions by Jon Muth

The Wedding Planner’s Daughter by Coleen Paratore

Weslandia by Paul Fleischman

When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

6th Grade:

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach

Heads or Tails by Jack Gantos

Stray Voltage by Eugenie Doyle

The Friends by Kizumi Yumoto

Bat 6 by Virginia Wolff

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Phineas Gage by John Fleischman

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

N.E.R.D.S. by Michael Buckley

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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