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Grade Level Summer Reading Suggestions:

*for the grade your child will be entering in September*
KINDERGARTEN:
Dr. Seuss ABC by Dr. Seuss
Any titles by Dr. Seuss
Countdown To Kindergarten by Ana Marie Harris
Clifford's First School Day by Norman Birdwell
Hands are not for Hitting by Martin Agassi
Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose
Fairy Tales, such as The Three Little Pigs
Brown Bear, Brown Bear ... by Bill Martin
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Any ABC Book

FIRST GRADE:
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Henry & Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Cam Jansen by David A. Adler
Ready, Freddy by Abby Klein
Let's Read & Learn by Aliki
Illustrated Non-Fiction Books by Gail Gibbons
The Robert (Series) by Barbara Seuling
Matilda by Roald Dahl
James & The Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

SECOND GRADE:
Time Warp Trio (Series) by Jon Scieszka
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
Ramona, Beezus, HenryHuggins (series) by Beverly Cleary
The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Magic Tree House (series) by Mary Pope Osborne
Geronimo Stilton (series) by 
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Bailey School Kids (series) by Debbie Dadey & Marcia Thornton Jones
Books by Roald Dahl
Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott
A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
Animal Ark by Ben M Baglio




THIRD GRADE:
Any books by the following authors:
Roald Dahl
Beveryly Cleary
C.S. Lewis
Judy Blume
Matt Christopher
Avi

Any books in the following series:
Box Car Children
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
39 Clue Books
Percy Jackson
How to Train Your Dragon

FOURTH GRADE:
A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack
A Crooked Kind of Perfectby Linda A. Urban
Sheep by Valerie Hobbs
Phineas L. MacGuire .. Erupts! The First Experiment by
 Frances O'Roark Dowell
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Each Little Bird That Singsby Deborah Wiles
Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty Birney
Worth by Alexandra Lafaye
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler by William Wise
Ida B ... and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
The Good Dog by Avi
Following Fake Man by Barbara Ware Holmes
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Secret School by Avi
When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep
The School Story by Anderew Clements
The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman
Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks by Kate Klise
Honus and Me:  A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman
Gib Rides Home by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr







FIFTH GRADE:
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Holes by Louis Sachar
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
A Series of Unfortunate Eventsby Lemony Snicket
The Olympian Series by Rick Riordan
The 39 Clues Series
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Hoot by Carl Hiasson
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Kira - Kira by Cythia Kadohata
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Keyby Jack Gantos
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

SIXTH GRADE:
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L' Engle
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Where the Red Fern Growsby Wilson Rowls
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Dark is Rising (series) by Susan Cooper
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln & Christopher Collier
The Devils Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Elijah of Burton by Christopher Paul Curtis




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