Sunday, May 25, 2014

Kindergarten - Grade 3 Summer Reading List!

This list was complied by the media specialist at my children's school for the summer. Here's a link to her blog.

Picture Book Suggestions by Author
These are books with illustrations but the reading levels can vary from kindergarten up through fifth grade, or even higher.
Mac Barnett –
Peter Brown

Bill Peet
Margie Palatini – Sweet Tooth, Bad Boys, and others David Wiesner
Lauren Child
Henry Cole
Tomie dePaola
William Steig
Lisa Campbell Ernst (Sylvia Jean)
Jules Feiffer
Aaron Reynolds
Mac Barnett
James Marshall
Kevin Henkes
Mem Fox
Cynthia Rylant

Chapter Books – lower level; some are series
Puppy Place by Ellen Miles
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
George Brown, Class Clown
Cam Jansen by David Adler
Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
E.B. White – Trumpet of the Swan (lesser known title by this famous author)
Dan Gutman - Weird School series and others
The Buddy Files by Dori Hillestad Butler
Mary Pope Osborne - Magic Treehouse and other series
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald or Stink (Judy’s brother) by Megan McDonald Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
A – Z Mysteries(series) and Calendar Mysteries by Ron Roy
Field Trip Mysteries

Chapter Books – higher level 
Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson series plus his new series starting with “The Red Pyramid”
Warriors (series) by Erin Hunter
The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors
Emily Winsnap series by Liz Kessler
The Invention of Hugo Cabaret by Brian Selznick
Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke
The Magic Thief (trilogy) by Sarah Prineas
Charlie Bone(series) by Jenny Nimmo – similar to Harry Potter but not as long or scary Dan Gutman – many books on different topics and at a variety of levels
The Fog Mound Trilogy by Susan Schade and Jon Buller
Any title by Kate DiCamillo
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman
Sister’s Grimm by Amulet Books
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Mallory series by Laurie Freedman
Daisy Dawson by Steve Voake
Franny K. Stine: Mad Scientist by Jim Benton
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Katie Kazoo Switcheroo by Nancy E. Krulik
Hank Zipzer by Henry Winkler 

The Measured Mom website came up with a list of 100 places to read a book challenge and checklist that is super creative and fun!


  1. This is a great summer reading list. I've pinned it now to my Summer Reading board. Thanks :-)

  2. Nice choices for a reading list. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

  3. Great list! Thanks for the reminder of Bill Peet. I had completely allowed his books to slip out of my mind. I think a trip to the library with this list is in order.

  4. This is an excellent post! My daughter loves to read and I have such a hard time finding new books she'll enjoy so I appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks for sharing!