Summer Reading List for All Grades

First Grade
Title of Book  Author 
Toad and Frog Are Friends Arnold Lobel
Henry and Mudge Cynthia Rylan
There is a Bird on Your Head  Mo Willems
Ramona the Pest Beverly Cleary
No, David! David Shannon
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs  Judi Barrett
A House for Hermit Crab Eric Carle
Kitten's First Full Moon Kevin Henkes
Fairytale News Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Hi! Fly Guy Ted Arnold

Second Grade
Title of Book  Author 
Ira Sleeps Over Bernard Waber
All About Stacy Patrica Reilly Giff
Arthur's Camp Lillian Hoban
How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague
See You in Second Grade Miriam Choen
Anna Banana and Me Lenore Blegvad

 

Third Grade
Title of Book  Author 
So You Want to be President?  Judith George
Aliens are Coming!: The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadscast  Megan McCarthy
Clementine  Sara Pennypacker
My Senator and Me: A Dog’s Eye View of Washington D.C.  Edward Moore Kennedy
Ramona Quimby, Age 8  Beverly Cleary
George Did It!  Suzanne Jurmain
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective  Donald J. Sobol
Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia  Jeanette Winter
Summer Reading is Killing Me!  Jon Scieszka
How to Train Your Dragon Cressida Cowell

 

Fourth Grade
Title of Book  Author 
  Fudge-a-Mania Judy Blume
   
 The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary
   
 Mr. Popper’s Penguins Richard Atwater
   
The Hundred Dresses Eleanor Estes 
   
 Charlotte’s Web E.B. White 
   
The Best School Year Ever Barbara Robinson 
   
 Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, A Message From Chief Seattle Susan Jeffers
   
 Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective Donald J. Sobol
   
 The Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco 
   
 Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan Sarah
   
 Poppy Avi 
   
Nonfiction  
   
  What Makes the Light Bright, Mr. Edison? Melvin Berger
   
Walking the Road to Freedom Jeri Ferris 
   
 George Washington’s Breakfast Jean Fritz 
   
 Amelia Earhart: Pioneer in the Sky John Parlin 
   
Thomas Edison Mike Venezia
   

 

Fifth Grade
Title of Book  Author 
Blizzard!  Jim Murphy
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George
Shiloh  Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Bunnicula  Deborah and James Howe
My Havana  Secundino Fernandez and Rosemary Wells
Owen and Maze  Craig Hatkoff; Isabelle Hatkoff; Paula Kahumbu
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin  James Cross Giblin
Bones   Steve Jenkins

 

Sixth Grade
Title of Book  Author 
Wonder R.J. Palacio
Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone J.K. Rowling
The One and Only Ivan  by Katherine Applegate
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes  by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Westing Game  by Ellen Raskin
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy  By Douglas Adams
The Adventures and Discoveries of Marco Polo by Richard John Walsh
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World  by Jennifer Armstrong
Jazz: An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America’s Music by Bob Blumenthal
Lost Worlds by John Howe
King Arthur and His Knights  by Mabel Louise Robinson
Dawn of Fear  by Susan Cooper
Ajeemah and His Son  by James Berry
Night Journeys  by Avi
Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini  by Sid Fleischman
Amelia Earhart: First Lady of Flight  by Jan Parr
Andrew Carnegie: Captain of Industry  by Dana Meachen Rau

 

Seventh Grade
Title of Book  Author 
WHEN YOU REACH ME Stead, Rebecca.
DISCOVERING WES MOORE Moore, Wes.
TRASH Mulligan, Andy
CLAUDETTE COLVIN: TWICE TOWARD JUSTICE Hoose, Phillip M
WARRIOR’S HEART: BECOMING A MAN OF COMPASSION AND COURAGE
LITTLE WOMEN Alcott, Luisa May.
THE DARK IS RISING Cooper, Susan
THE CHIMPANZEES I LOVE: SAVING THEIR WORLD AND OURS Goodall, Jane
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Twain, Mark
Travels with Charley: In Search of America Steinbeck, John
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad. Petry, Ann

 

 

Eighth  Grade
Title of Book  Author 
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic
of 1793
Jim Murphy 
Artificial Intelligence  Phillip Margulies 
Beyond Jupiter: the Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel  Alfred Bortz 
Christy Catherine Marshall 
The Cold War Pigeon Patrols and Other Animal Spies  Danielle Denega
Computer Game Developer  Mary Firestone 
Crash Jerry Spinelli 
Criminal Profiling  Barbara J. Davis 
Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography  Milton Meltzer 
The Fellowship of the Ring  J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Ninth  Grade
Title of Book  Author 
   
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck.
Proof: A Play  David Auburn
City of Bones  Claire Cassandra
Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel  by Coben, Harlan
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares  Cohn, Rachel, and David Levithan
Deadline  Chris Crutcher
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery  Feinstein, John
Bunheads   Flack, Sophie
Beautiful Creatures  Garcia, Kami, and Margaret Stohl
Clarity  Harrington, Kim
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith  Heiligman, Deborah
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10  Luttrell, Marcus
Wake  McMann, Lisa
Monster  Myers, Walter Dean
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba
Silent Spring  Rachel Carson
The Hot Zone  Richard Preston
Your Inner Fish - A journey into the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body Neil Shubin