Summer Reading Lists

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AGES 0-2 (BY TITLE, AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR)

  • All Fall Down, Mary Brigid Barrett (Author) & LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
  • I Love Hugs and Kisses, Sandra Magsamen
  • Pocket Piggies:  Numbers, Richard Austin (board book edition)
  • Sleepy Toes, Kelli McNeil (author) & Cori Doerrfield (Illustrator)
  • There Was an Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, Jane Cabrera

AGES 3-5 (BY TITLE, AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR)

  • Beautiful, Stacy McAnuity (author) & Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog series, Norman Bridwell
  • How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?, Jane Yolen (Author) & Mark Teague (Illustrator)
  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, Mo Willems
  • The Rooster who Would Not Be Quiet!, Carmen Agra Deedy (Author) & Eugene Yeichin (Illustrator)

AGES 6-7 (BY TITLE, AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR)

  • Abraham, Frank Keating & Mike Wimmer
  • Cookie Fiasco, Mo Willems
  • Lego Nonfiction: Big Book of Animals, Scholastic
  • Rainbow Magic:  Joy the Summer Vacation Fairy, Daisy Meadows
  • Ugly Cat and Pablo, Isabel Quintero (Author) & Tom Knight (Illustrator)

AGES 8-10 (BY TITLE, AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR)

  • A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Double down, Jeff Kinney
  • Geronimo Stilton series, Geronimo Stilton
  • Last Kids on Earth series, Douglas Holgate (Author) & Max Bralier (Illustrator)
  • Zoe in Wonderland, Brenda Woods

AGES 11-13 (BY TITLE, AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR)

  • A Night Divided, Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
  • Prisoner of War:  A Novel of World War II, Michael P. Spradin
  • Wings of Fire series, Tui T. Sutherland
  • Riding Change,Christine Kendall

YOUNG ADULT (BY TITLE, AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR)

  • All American Boys, Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
  • The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
  • Last Descendants (Assassin’s Creed series), Matthew J. Kirby
  • Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys
  • Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, Lynda Blackmon Lowery

For a complete list of all books on the Scholastic Summer Reading List 2017, click here.

For Teachers:  Summer Reading List:  5 Books on Professional Development