Suggested Summer Reading Lists

Ages 3-5

  • Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss
  • If You Take a Mouse to School, Laura Numeroff & Felicia Bond
  • Let’s Count to 100!, Masayuki Sebe
  • Mighty Dads, Joan Holub & James Dean
  • Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Peter Brown
  • My Five Senses, Aliki
  • No, David!, David Shannon
  • Shark vs. Train, Chris Barton & Tom Lichenheld
  • Ten Pigs:  An Epic Bath Adventure, Derek Anderson
  • Train, Elisha Cooper

Ages 6-7

  • Anansi the Spider:  A Tale from the Ashanti, Gerald McDermott
  • Clark the Shark:  Tooth Trouble, Bruce Hale & Guy Francis
  • Have Fun,  Mary Lou Melon, Patty Lovell & David Catrow
  • Ice Cream Summer, Peter Sis
  • Jackie Robinson:  American Hero, Sharon Robinson
  • Nelson Mandela, Kadir Nelson
  • One Cool Friend, Toni Buzzeo & David Small
  • The Pain and the Great One, Judy Blume
  • A Stick is an Excellent Thing:  Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play, Marilyn Singer & LeUyen Pham
  • What If You Had Animal Teeth?, Sandra Markie

Ages 8-10

  • 100 Most Feared Creatures on the Planet, Anna Claybourne
  • Flora & Ulysses, Kate DiCamillo & K.G. Campbell
  • Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha Lai
  • James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
  • Loot, Jude Watson
  • National Geographic:  Our Country’s Presidents, Ann Bausum
  • Sidekicks, Dan Santat
  • A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd
  • Sugar, Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Who Win Win? Series, Jerry Pallotta & Rob Bolster

Ages 11-13

  • Confetti Girl, Diana Lopez
  • One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
  • War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  • Holes, Louis Sanchar
  • Okay for Now, Gary D. Schmidt
  • Zach’s Lie, Roland Smith
  • Rules, Cynthia Lord