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Summer Reading Lists

Take a look at these great summer reading book lists from district librarian Jane Ritter! There is a list for students entering 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th and 5th grades, as well as 6th grade. We hope your student(s) enjoys reading this summer! 


books for grades 2 and 3 - see text list below

Titles and Authors for entering 2nd and 3rd grades

Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! By Dan Santat

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

Fox & Chick: The Party by Sergio Ruzzier

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

You Are Home: An Ode to National Parks by Evan Turk


Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths by Graham Annable

Jasmine Toguchi: Flamingo Keeper by Debbi Florence

Drawn Together by Minh Le

The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol

Press Start: Super Rabbit All-Stars! by Thomas Flintham

Anne Arrives by Kallie George


Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Eerie Elementary: The End of Orson Eerie? by Jack Chabert

Inky’s Amazing Escape by Sy Montgomery

The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens

Mr. Wolf’s Class: Mystery Club by Aron Nels Steinke


A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens by John Green

Say Something by Peter Reynolds

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Sea Bear by Lindsay Moore


Wedgie & Gizmo vs. The Great Outdoors by Suzanne Selfors

Owl Diaries: Eva and Baby Mo by Rebecca Elliott

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey

Narwhal’s Otter Friend by Ben Clanton

Dragon Masters: Eye of the Earthquake Dragon by Tracy West

Music for Mr. Moon by Philip Stead

book for grades 4 and 5 - see text list below

Titles and authors for Entering 4th and 5th

One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko

Endling: The First by Katherine Applegate

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

Hilo 5: Then Everything Went Wrong by Judd Winick


Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Knights vs.  Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney

Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord

Mac B Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime by Mac Barnett


Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

Wedgie and Gizmo vs The Great Outdoors by Suzanne Selfors

The 104-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks

Bat and the End of Everything by Elana Arnold


Bob by Wendy Mass

Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo


Mr. Wolf’s Class: Mystery Club by Aron Nels Steinke

Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle by Hilda Eunice Burgos

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident by Julie Falatko

Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant

The Lost Boy’s Gift by Kimberly Willis Holt

books for 6th grade - see text list below

Titles and authors for entering 6th grade

Endling: The First by Katherine Applegate

Blended by Sharon Draper

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernadez


Finding Orion by John David Anderson

Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu

We’re Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai


Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

Right as Rain by Lindsey Stoddard

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon


Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Spy School: British Invasion by Stuart Gibbs

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline Ransome