Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Reading List

Thought I'd pass this list along. It was complied by a friend of mine who is currently a reading tutor.
These are her recommendations. Some I've read, so I have not.
My kids love to read and be read to.
We try to hit the library about once a week. (There is one about 5 min. from our house.)
So, it's always good to have new ideas.

Picture Books
When Sophie Gets Angry
LaRue For Mayor
Skippyjon Jones
Click Clack Moo
Dooby Dooby Moo
Science Verse
Math Curse (has problems for the kids to solve)
Walter the Farting Dog
Squids Will Be Squids
Hooray For Diffendoorfer Day
Chicka Chicka 1 2 3
Chicka Chicka A B C
Big Plans
The Touch of the Master's Hands
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
Pricilla and the Pink Planet
How Do Dinosaurs...
The Giving Tree
Duck For President
Grace for President (great for teaching about elections)
The Day I Became a Pirate
Pirates Don't Change Diapers
What Pete Ate
I Can Be Anything

Summer Bridge series or Brain Quest Series
Primary journals (available at Walmart) to write an entry every day

Early Readers (30 minutes a day recommended)
Step Into Reading books level 1 (not Fancy Nancy though)
Hop on Pop
Fox in Socks
Cat in the Hat
Go Dogs Go
Easy Readers for Dr. Seuss series

Grades 2 - 3 (30 minutes a day recommended)
Junie B Jones series
Frog & Toad
The Magic Treehouse series
Step into reading level 2 and 3
Amelia Bedelia
Super Fly Guy

Grades 3 - 5 (30 minutes a day recommended)
Star Girl
James and the Giant Peach
Lemonade Wars
Lawn Boy
Time Warp Trio books
Grades 5 -7 (30 minutes a day recommended)
Wrinkle in Time Series
Tuck Everlasting
The Bronze Bow
The Little Prince
Star Girl series

My 7 year old has gone through the Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones series. Now he's onto Beast Quest, but he doesn't have many more of those left. We'll need a new series soon.

Are there any books or series that you recommend?


  1. My 2nd-3rd grader is loving the series " the Land of Droon". I'd recommend those!

  2. Many of my third and fourth grade students STILL love the Magic Tree House books! :) Other series they like are A to Z Mysteries, The Secrets of Droon, Boxcar Children, Warriors, and Percy Jackson (HUGE this year in my classroom).
    Happy Reading! ;)

  3. Diary of a Whimpy Kid is great.
    There is one that is Judy Moody's Brother that is cute I can't remember the name of the book but same author...

  4. My son is going into 2nd grade and loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Counting down the days until the next one comes out. He also really likes The Magic School Bus series and Nate the Great books.

  5. My son likes all the books by Arthur Geisert. He has loads of "contraptions" with lots of mechanical wires/pulleys/gears that delight my son.

  6. some more books:
    kindergarten: Tickets to Ride (great seek and find, fun illustrations of amusement park rides)

    this is a list I made of books I loved as a child. There are many boy friendly and somewhat forgotten books, maybe helpful to someone


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