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Each year we put some recommendations together for summer reading, but, in addition, this year we decided to go to the experts to ask what their favorite books were this year.

Summer Reading Recommendations by Librarian and Teachers

Quick jump to 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Kindergartners Recommend:

Elephant & Piggie book
Max and Ruby books 
Thumbelina                                            
Rapunzel                                          
The Easter Egg    
Dinosaur Dream  
Mouse Paint
Foxy                                             
I Am Handsome
Wow, It’s Great Being a Duck     
What Really Happened to Humpty       
A Birthday for Bear     
Stella Louella’s Runaway Book
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge      
Bony-Legs                         
Tops and Bottoms
Grumpy Badger’s Christmas                  
Epposomondas                               
The Day Said Leo Said I Hate You
Black Beauty (illustrated)                
LEGO books
Pinkalicious                           
Three Little Pigs 
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 
Fairy Tales   
Cork and Fuzz books
Fly Guy
Humphrey books       
Magic Kitten series          
Ivy and Bean series                                     
Rainbow Fairy books       
Magic Tree House series 
Mike’s Mystery   
George’s Marvelous Medicine
Harry Potter series
Captain Underpants
National Geographic non-fiction books
Best Ever Paper Airplanes                  
Cool Football Facts                                   
Volcano & Earthquake                            
Battling in the Pacific                         
Pearl Harbor
Knights and Castles

Books on crafts                             
How-to-draw books                                     
Books about Star Wars
Books about war                                 
Books about oceans                      
Books about pets                              
Books about horses                          
Books about animals                        
Books about tornadoes                                
Books about honey badgers                       
Books about horses                          
Books about American falcons        
Books about cats                              
Books about dogs                             
books about Greek mythology
Books about lacrosse        
Books about basketball          
Books about dinosaurs    
Books about trains               
Books about mermaids        
Books about sports       
Books about the supernatural
Books about space            
Books about rabbits            
Books about art & science 
Animal encyclopedias

by Willems
by Wells                 
by Andersen
by Zelinsky
by Brett
by Nolan
by Walsh
by Dodd
by Ramos
by Rankin
byRansom                
by Becker
by Ernst
by Fox
by Cole
by Stevens
by Bright
by Salley
by Harris
by Sewell
by DK
by Kann
Traditional
by Scieszka
Various
by Chaconas  
by Arnold
by Birney
by Bentley
by Barrows
by Meadows
by Osborne
by Long
by Dahl
by Rowling
by Pilkey
by National Geographic
by Schmidt
by Clay
by Van Rose
by Beller
by Krensky
by Steele
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1st graders recommend reading:

Sachiko Means Happiness
Buzz
Elephant & Piggie books
Rapunzel
Goldilocks
We Share Everything          
Kate and the Beanstalk
Pinkalicious books
Fancy Nancy books
Goldilocks and the Three Squares
Golidlocks                              
Young Guinevere
Harry Potter
Humphrey books
Magic Tree House
A-Z Mysteries
The Boxcar Children
Warriors books
Mercy Watson books
Super Diaper Baby
Captain Underpants
Ricky Ricotta’s books
Just Grace
Rainbow Magic books
The Beacon Street Girls
Books by Roald Dahl
Secret of Droon
Toys Go Out series
Ivy & Bean series
Little House on the Prairie series
Mr. Putter & Tabby
Frog & Toad books
Penny books
Island of the Blue Dolphins
The Sword in the Stone
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
My Father’s Dragon
Stink books
Roscoe Riley Rules #1                       
Zac Power
Flat Stanley
The Borrowers
Stuart Little
Magical Kids
Puppy Place books
Big Nate
Cool Castles
Pro Football’s Most Spectacular Quarterback
SI Kids All Access
Books about crystals            
Dog books                                         
Animal encyclopedias
Animal books                        
Sports books                         
Planet books                                                             
Space books                          
Ocean books                         
Horse books                          
LEGO books & magazines 
Cookbooks                                                               

by Sakai
by Spinelli
by Willems
by Zelinsky
by Sanderson
by Munsch
by Osborne
by Kann
by O’Connor
by Maccarone
by Sanderson
by San Souci
by Rowling
by Birney
by Osborne
by Roy
by Warner
by Hunter
by DiCamillo
by Beard
by Pilkey
by Pilkey
by Harper
by Meadows
by Bryant
by Dahl
by Abbott
by Jenkins
by Barrows
by Wilder
by Rylant
by Lobel
by Henkes
by O’Dell
by White
by Kinney
by Cleary
by Gannett
by MacDonald
by Applegate
by Larry
by Brown
by Norton
by White
by Gardner
by Miles
by Peirce
by Kenney
by Sandler
by Der



 

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2nd grade Recommended Reading:

Books by Eric Kimmel
Books by Patricia Polacco
Pickle-Chiffon Pie
Quiltmaker’s Gift
Bird and Squirrel on the Run
Go Hang A Salami!  I’m a Lasagna Hog!
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins 
Eloise in Paris                           
Orangutan Tongs
Billy Twitters & His Blue Whale Problem 
The Fledgling
Folktales
Books by E.L. Konigsburg
Rainbow Fairy books
Magic Pony Carousel series
Captain Underpants
Diary of a Wimpy Kid           
My Naughty Little Sister
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles 
The Secret Zoo 
The Magic Cake Shop
The Kane Chronicles           
Dragon Rider                   
The Sisters Grimm                      
Anna Hibiscus                 
Timmy Failure                
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Loud Boy graphic novels     
The Fire Chronicle                                      
Percy Jackson & the Olympians series       
The True Meaning of Smekday
Dog Diaries       
Boxcar Children mysteries
Series of Unfortunate Events
Clementine series 
Matilda 
Hardy Boys series 
Ivy and Bean series 
Third Grade Angels
Flying Beaver Brothers series                     
Geronimo Stilton books                      
George’s Marvelous Medicine  
Wayside School is Falling Down 
Danger Guys & the Golden Lizard       
Ricky Ricotta series 
The Candymakers 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 
The Kingdom of Fantasy
Harry Potter series
Hardy Boys series 
Who Could That Be At This Hour
Magic Tree House books
Five Ancestors series 
The Hundred Dresses 
Faraway Tree series 
Spiderwick Chronicles
Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of Nimh
Captain Underpants
The Bridge to Neverland
The BFG 
Judy Moody Around the World 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 
Iggy’s House 
Junie B. Jones  
The BFG
Amulet series                                                
Bone     
Smile           
Binky the Space Cat
Garfield                                                         
Lunch Lady series 
Quest series
Bad Island 
Dogalog
300 Astronomical Objects 
Look to the Stars
Stars and Planets 
Basketball - Olympics 
Comic books
Sports Illustrated Kids All Access   
Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs
Optical Illusions book 
Draw 50 Dogs 
LEGO books   
Cookbooks
Books about crystals and gems  
Weird But True                    
Basketball books 
Space books  
Books about ponies 
                       

by Kimmel
by Polacco
by Bradfield
by Brumbeau
by Burks
by Agee
by Seuss
by Thompson
by Agee 
by Barnett
by Langton
by various
by Konigsburg
by Meadows
by Shire
by Pilkey
by Kinney
by Edwards
by Edwards
by Chick
by Hashimoto
by Riordan
by Funke
by Buckley
by Atinuke
by Pastis
by Diterlizzi
by Steinberg
by Stephens
by Riordan
by Rex
by Klimo
by Warner
by Snicket
by Pennypacker
by Dahl
by Dixon
by Barrows
by Spinelli
by Eaton III
by Stilton
by Dahl
by Sachar
by Abbott
by Pilkey
by Mass
by Kinney
by Stilton
by Rowling
by Dixon
by Snicket
by Osborne
by Stone
by Estes
by Blyton
by Diterlizzi
by O’Brien
by Pilkey
by Hartman
by Dahl
by McDonald
by Blume
by Blume
by Park
by Dahl
by Kibuishi
by Smith    
by Telgemeier
by Spires   
by Davis   
by Krosoczka
by Kruse  
by TenNapel  
by Fogle
by Wilkins  
by Aldrin
by Goldsmith
by LeBoutillier
by various
by Der
by Larkin
by various
by Ames
by various
by various
by various
by National Geographic
by various
by various
by various

 

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3rd graders recommend:

The One and Only Ivan
Poppy
The Magic Half
Humphrey books
Beast Quest
The Sisters Grimm
The BFG
Lemonade War series
Tale of Despereaux
Gulliver’s Stories
Shredderman
City of Ember
Taking the Reins
King of the Wind
Waggit Again
One Dog and His Boy
The Green Glass Sea
A Dog Called Homeless
Year of the Dog
The Willoughbys
The Candymakers
The Unwanteds
Chronicles of the Red King
Charlie Bone series
Eragon series
The Throne of Fire
The Heroes of Olympus
Septimus Heap series
Racing in the Rain
Wings of Fire
The Hobbit
Who Was biographies
The Boxcar Children
Charlotte’s Web
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House on the Prairie
Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
Stink
Guardians of Ga’Hoole series
Rise of the Wolf
Geronimo Stilton series
The Fire Within
The Tiger Rising
Infinity Ring series
Percy Jackson series
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
A Wrinkle in Time
A Mango-shaped space
The Penderwicks books
Harry Potter series
Amulet
Savvy
Bone series
The Quest graphic novel
Tangerine
39 Clues series
Homerun Kid
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Danny the Champion of the World
Masterpiece
The Witches
Catwings
Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
No Talking
Half Magic
Emily Windsnap series
Ramona books
The Dark Hills Divide
The Great Unexpected
Keys to the Kingdom
Who Could That Be At This Hour
Brixton Brothers series
Kane Chronicles
Lightning Thief
The Lost Hero
Pegasus
by Applegate
by Avi
by Barrows
by Birney
by Blade
by Buckley
by Dahl
by Davies
by DiCamillo
by Dolch
by Draanen
by DuPrau
by Hart
by Henry
by Howe
by Ibbotson
by Klages
by Lean
by Lin
By Lowry
by Mass
by McMann
by Nimmo
by Nimmo
by Paolini
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Sage
by Stein
by Sutherland
by Tolkien
by various
by Warner
by White
by Wilder
By Wilder
By Wood
McDonald
By Lasky
By Jobling
by Stilton
by D’Lacey
by DiCamillo
by Dashner
by Riordan
by Lin
by L’Engle
by Mass
by Birdsall
by Rowling
by Kibuishi
By Law
by Smith
By Kruse
by Bloor
by various
by Christopher
by Dahl
by Dahl
by Broach
by Dahl
by LeGuin
by Rocklin
by Clements
by Eager
by Kessler
by Cleary
by Carman
by Creech
by Nix
by Snicket
by Barnett
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by O’hearn
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4th graders recommend reading:

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Peter & the Starcatchers
Humphrey series
The Name of This Book is Secret series
Christian the Lion
NERDS
Molly Moon series
No Passengers Beyond This Point
Books by Matt Christopher
Artemis Fowl
Mathemagic
Hunger Games
Gregor the Overlander
Hunger Games trilogy
Love that Dog series
Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator
Garfield
Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
Ranger's Apprentice series
The Thing About Georgie
Books by Tim Green
Books by Dan Gutman
Among the Hidden series
Uprising
Enna Burning
The Adventures of Tintin
Books by Carl Hiassen
Alex Rider series
Warriors/Seekers series
Nancy Drew series
Emily Windsnap series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
NFL Monday Night Football Club: Ultimate Scoring Machine
Lunch Lady series
Two Princesses of Bamarre
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Hero
Heat
Million Dollar Throw
Finally
11 series
The Candy Shop War
The Tapestry
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Wonder
Eragon series
The Hatchet
Science Fair
The Westing Game
The Kane Chronicles
Red Pyramid
Son of Neptune
Lightening Thief
Percy Jackson series
Lost Hero
Kane Chronicles
Heroes of Olympus series
Books by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson series
The Lightning Thief
Harry Potter
Esperanza Rising
Riding Freedom
Holes
The Alchemyst
The Series of Unfortunate Events
Mysterious Benedict Society series
The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Books of Elsewhere
Countdown

by Auxier
by Barry
by Birney
by Bosch
by Bourke
by Buckley
by Byng
by Choldenko
by Christopher
by Colfer
by Colgan
by Collins
by Collins
by Collins
by Creech
by Dahl
by Davis
by Edwards
by Flanagan
by Graff
by Green
by Gutman
by Haddix
by Haddix
by Hale
by Herge
By Hiassen
by Horowitz
by Hunter
by Keene
by Kessler
by Kinney
by Korman
by Krosoczka
by Levine
by Lord
by Lupica
by Lupica
by Lupica
by Mass
by Mass
by Mull
by Neff
by O'Dell
by Palacio
by Paolini
by Paulsen
by Pearson
by Raskin
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Riordan
by Rowling
by Ryan
by Ryan
by Sachar
by Scott
by Snicket
by Stewart
by Stroud
by West
by Wiles

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5th graders recommend reading:

Skellig
Chains
Xanth series
Science Fair
Humphrey series
The Name of This Book is Secret
NERDS    
Bridge of Time
Ender’s Game series
The Hunger Games trilogy
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Maze Runner series
Out of My Mind
Mystery at the Super Bowl
Ranger’s Apprentice series
Lily’s Crossing
Among the Hidden series
Double Identity
Found
Just Ella
An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series
Goose Girl
Enna Burning
Alex Rider series
Warriors series
The Darth Bane series
The Giver trilogy
Summer Ball
Travel Team
The Candymakers
Cinder
Dragons of Darkness
Fablehaven series
Hound of Rowan
The False Prince
Pegasus
Wonder
Eragon series
Bridge to Terabithia
I Funny    
Circle of Spies series
Hatchet
My Life in Dog Years
The Golden Compass
Percy Jackson series
Heroes of Olympus series
The Mark of Athena
Lightning Thief
Harry Potter series
The Fourth Stall
Holes
Splendors and Glooms
Knucklehead
The Alchemyst series
Wonderstruck
Everlost
The Book of Basketball
Squad series
Who Could That Be at This Hour?
The Egypt Game
Stargirl    
Wringer
When You Reach Me
Racing in the Rain
Lord of the Rings
Books about Boston Terriers
Graphic novels
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

by Almond
by Anderson
by Anthony
by Barry
by Birney
by Bosch
by Buckley
by Buzbee
by Card
by Collins
by Curtis
by Dashner
by Draper
by Feinstein
by Flanagan
by Giff
by Haddix
by Haddix
by Haddix
by Haddix
by Hahn
by Hale
by Hale
by Horowitz
by Hunter
by Karpyshyn
by Lowry
by Lupica
by Lupica
by Mass
by Meyer
by Michaelis
by Mull
by Neff
by Nielsen
by O’Hearn
by Palacio
by Paolini
by Paterson
by Patterson
by Pauling
by Paulsen
by Paulsen
by Pullman
by Riordan
by Riordan
By Riordan
by Riordan
by Rowling
by Rylander
by Sachar
by Schlitz
by Sciezska
by Scott
by Selznick
by Shusterman
by Simmons
by Snelling
by Snicket
by Snyder
by Spinelli
by Spinelli
by Stead
by Stein
by Tolkien
by various
by various
by Wood

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