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CSD Summer Reading

So Many Books...So Little Time

Along with the lists below, here are some other great places to look for books:

The Reading Olympics lists which can be found below.
What Should I Read Next- a great website to give suggestions based on books you've already read. 
Which Book-Another website based on styles you like to read. 
KidsRead- A great place to look at book reviews and other author and title suggestions. 
Common Sense Media as well as their list of 50 Books Every Kid Should Read Before They're 12

Remember that you are allowed to read anything of your choice for your summer reading. These are merely suggestions to get you started. 

Some Suggestions

Great Series

Grades K-1

  • Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
  • Fly Guy by Ted Arnold
  • Pete the Cat by James Dean 
  • Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel 
  • Elephant and Piggy by Mo Willems 
  • Biscuit by Alyssa Capulcilli
  • Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester 
  • No David by David Shannon
  • Pigeon by Mo Willems

Grades 2-3

  • Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant
  • Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborn
  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  • Captain Awesome by Stan Kirby
  • Cam Jansen by David Adler
  • Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
  • Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey
  • Mermaid Tales by Deby Dadey
  • My Weird School by Dan Gutman
  • Zack Files by Dan Greenburg
  • Judy Moody/Stink by Megan McDonald
  • A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
  • Marvin Redpost by Louis Sachar
  • Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
  • Ellray Jakes by Sally Warner
  • Nate The Great by Marjorie Sharmat
  • Ranger in Time by Kate Messner

Grades 4-5

  • Hank Zipzer by Henry Winkler
  • I Survived by Lauren Tarshis
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympiansby Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynols Naylor
  • Baseball Card Adventures by Dan Gutman
  • Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
  • Franny K. Stein by Jim Benton
  • Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland
  • Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
  • City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau
  • Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

Great Graphic Novels

Grades 3-5

  • Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  • Dogman by Dav Pilkey
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Babysitter's Club by Raina Telgemeier
  • Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Great Nonfiction

  • "Who Was" Series (Biographies) by various authors
  • "Nature's Children" Series (Animals) by various authors
  • Eyewitness Books (variety of topics in many genres) by various authors

Grades K-1

  • Each Orange Has 8 Slices by Paul Giganti
  • Airplanes by Gail Saunders-Smith
  • Whatever the Weather by Karen Wallace
  • The Story of Columbus by Anita Gaineri
  • Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
  • The Cheerio Counting Book by Barbara McGrath
  • Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak
  • Here's A Little Poem by Jane Yolen

Grades 2-3

  • More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby
  • Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • How Much Is a Million? by David Schwartz
  • You Read To Me, I'll Read To You by Mary Ann Hoberman
  • The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
  • My Light by Molly Bang
  • You Can't Smell A Flower With Your Ear! by Joanna Cole
  • Mapping Penny's Worldby  Loreen Leedy
  • Jim Thorpe by Don McLeese
  • Milton Hershey by Jane Sutcliffe
  • The Beauty of the Beast by Jack Prelutsky
  • Saturn by Larry Brimer
  • Seeds and Seedlings by Terry Jennings
  • Millions to Measure by David Schwartz
  • South America by Mary Virginia Fox

Grades 4-5

  • Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
  • Marie Curie by Dana Meachen Rau
  • Making Friends with Frankenstein by Colin McNaughton
  • K is For Keystone by Kristen Kane
  • The Titanic: An interactive history adventure  by Bob Temple

Great Authors

Grades K-1

  • Eric Carle
  • Dr. Seuss 
  • Kevin Henkes
  • Jan Brett
  • Bill Martin, Jr.
  • P.D. Eastman 
  • Rosemary Wells
  • Laura Numeroff 
  • Kate and Jim McMullen
  • Mother Goose
  • Mem Fox

Grades 2-3

  • David Adler
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Roald Dahl
  • Cynthia Rylant
  • Marion Dane Bauer
  • Eileen Cooper
  • Joanna Cole
  • Dan Gutman
  • Abby Klein
  • Susie Kline
  • Maryann Hoberman

Grades 4-5

  • Jake Maddox
  • Mike Lupica
  • Jerry Spinelli
  • Grace Lin
  • Avi
  • Kate Dicamillo
  • Carl Hiaason
  • Sharon Creech
  • Andrew Clements
  • Jack Gantos
  • Dan Gutman
  • Mary Downing Hahn
  • Ingrid Law
  • Raina Telgemeier
  • R.J. Palacio
  • Patricia Polacco
  • Matt Christopher
  • Gordon Korman