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  “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”  Sir Richard Steele 
“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”  Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 - 1762) 
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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.     Margaret Fuller
I cannot live without books.        
Thomas Jefferson 
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.     Chinese Proverb 
Force yourself to reflect on what you read, paragraph by paragraph.     Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.     S. I. Hayakawa 
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.      Walt Disney 
The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.     Dr. Seuss 
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.     Emilie Buchwald


Suggested Summer Reading
Grade PreK and K
Author Title

Baker Animal ABC
Big Fat Hen
Bang, Molly When Sophie Gets Angry- Really, Really Angry
Brett, Jan Gingerbread Baby
Carle, Eric 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
The Very Busy Spider
Cummings, Priscilla Chesapeake ABC
Fleming, Denise Alpahbet Under Construction
In the Small, Small Pond
Henkes, Kevin Wemberly Worried
Polacco, Patricia G is for Goat
Prelutsky, Jack Read-aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
Brown, Margaret Wise The Runaway Bunny
Metzger Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea
Penn, Audrey The Kissing Hand
Wood, Audrey Red Racer
Silly Sally
Jubal’s Wish

Grade 1
Author Title

Fox, Mem The Magic Hat
Manning The Ants Go Marching
Yolen, Jane How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad Series Books
Sharmat Nate the Great Books
Bourgeois Franklin Books
Henkes, Kevin Chrysanthemum
Van Allsburg, Chris Two Bad Ants
Heiman, Sara Kenya ABC’s
Fowler, Allan Rookie Read - About Geography: North America
Hoban, Tana 26 Letters and 99 Cents
Stevens, Janet Three Billy Goats Gruff
Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish

Grade 2
Author Title

Sharmat Nate the Great books
Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge books
DiCamillo, Kate Mercy Watson series
DiCamillo, Kate The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Treehouse Series
Roy A to Z Mysteries
Danzinger, Paula Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
Amber Brown Series
Adler, David Cam Jansen Series
Cleary, Beverly Ramona’s World
Dahl, Roald The Magic Finger
Hoffman, Mary Amazing Grace
Boundless Grace
Ripken, Cal Cal Ripken, Jr. : Play Ball
Simon, Seymour Volcanoes series
DePaola, Tomie 26 Fairmont Street
Young, Ed Lon Po Po
Kellogg, Steven Tall Tale Heroes series

Grade Three
Author Title

Avi The End of the Beginning
Benton, Jim Dear Dumb Diary (series)
Cameron, Ann The Stories Julian Tells
Clements, Andrew Jake Drake (series)
Creech, Sharon Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Emert, Phyllis Raybin Explorers Who Got Lost
Fleming, Candace Boxes for Katje
Hill, Elizabeth Starr Chang and the Bamboo Flute
Hopkinson, Deborah Apples to Oregon
Kelly, Katy Lucy Rose: Here’s the Thing About Me
Manes, Stephen Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days!
McDonald Megan Judy Moody (series)
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Muth, Jon Zen Shorts
Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Tree House :Carnival at Candlelight
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw The Right Dog for the Job
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Scieszka, Jon Science Verse
The Not-so-Jolly Roger
Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown (series)
Torrey, Michelle The Case of the Graveyard Ghost
Van Draanen, Wendelin Secret Identity (Shredderman series)
Wojciechowski, Susan Beany (Not Beanhead) and the Magic Crystal

Grade Four
Author Title

Catling, Patrick The Chocolate Touch
Choldenko, Gennifer Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
Christopher, Matt Numerous Titles (sports novels)
Coerr, Eleanor Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Creech, Sharon Ruby Holler
DiCamillo, Kate The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Kick
Hicks, Betty Busted!
Hobbs, Will Jackie’s Wild Seattle
Hurwitz, Johanna Class President
Jackson, Donna M The Bug Scientists
Jones, Charlotte Mistakes That Worked
Kinney, Jeff Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal
Klise, Kate Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks
Levigne, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Martin, Ann A Dog’s Life
Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Tree House Research Guides
Selznick, Brian The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Waite, Leah Stopping To Home
Winkler, Henry Hank Zipzer series
Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic
Wright, Betty Ren The Ghost in Room 11

Grade Five
Author Title

Ballard, Robert Ghost Liners
Birney, Betty G. The World According to Humphrey
Choldenko, Gennifer Al Capone Does My Shirts
Clement, Andrew A Week in the Woods
Coville, Bruce Aliens Ate My Homework
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Giff, Patricia Reilly Pictures of Hollis Woods
Haddix, Margaret Among the Hidden
Hiaasen, Carl Hoot
Jackson, Donna Hero Dogs: Courageous Canines in Action
Lawson, Robert Ben and Me
Lupica, Mike Travel Team
Montgomery, Sy The Tarantula Scientist
Peck, Richard A Long Way from Chicago
A Year Down Yonder
Ryan, Pam Munoz Becoming Naomi Leon
Sachar, Louis There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
Stauffacher, Sue Donuthead
Testa, Maria Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Van Draanen, Wendelin Sammy Keyes Mystery ser

Books for Families to Read Aloud
Author Title

Adams, Richard Watership Down ˆ Audio Book
Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper‚s Penguins
Avi Poppy ˆ Audio Book
Burnett, Frances Secret Garden
Curtis, Christopher Paul The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963
Dahl, Roald James and the Giant Peach
Dodge, Mary Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
Graham, Kenneth Wind in the Willows
Irving, Washington Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Mowat, Farley Owls in the Family
Norton, Mary Borrowers (series)
Paterson, Katherine King‚s Equal
Prelutsky, Jack Random House Book of Poetry
Rawlings, Marjorie Yearling
Scieszka, Jon Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Soto, Gary Crazy Summer
Spryi, Johanna Heidi
Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
White, E.B. Stuart Little
Wilder, Laura Little House in the Big Woods (series)
Wyss, Johann Swiss Family Robinson ˆ Audio Book

Author Title

Cole, Joanna Miss Mary Mack and Other Children’s Street Rhymes
de Regniers, Beatrice Sing a Song of Popcorn
Esbensen, Barbara Echoes for the Eye
Florian, Douglas In the Swim
Florian, Douglas Insectlopedia
Florian, Douglas Laugh-eteria
George, Kristine Little Dog Poems
Greenfield, Eloise Honey, I Love
Hall, Donald Oxford Book of Children‚s Verse in America
Hopkins, Lee B. Sports! Sports! Sports!
Hughes, Lee B. Dream Keeper and Other Poems
Hughes, Lee B. I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African - American Poetry
Isaacs, Anne Cat Up a Tree
Myers, Walter Dean Harlem: A Poem
Myers, Walter Dean The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children
Prelutsky, Jack Pizza the Size of the Sun
Prelutsky, Jack Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
Rand, Paul Paul Revere‚s Ride
Shields, Carol Lunch Money and Other Poems About School
Silverstein, Shel Falling Up
Stevenson, James Candy Corn
Stevenson, James Popcorn

Summer Reading Web sites for Parents and Students

Check out these helpful reading tips :

Reading Comprehension Strategies
Read or listen to
animated stories
Listen to and read along classic stories

Tips for Parents

Ways to Encourage Thinking and Reading

· Talk WITH (not at) your child daily

· Read aloud to your child

· Listen to your child read

· Model and encourage problem-solving

· Write notes to each other

· Read the newspaper together

· Discuss your day at dinner

· Encourage writing letters to relatives and friends

· Visit fun places and talk about it afterwards