Barrow Elementary Suggested Summer Reading List


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These lists serve as suggestions for reading over the summer. These lists are not required reading. Use them as a tool for ideas of what you might read. Many of these books can be found at the Athens Regional Library or at our local book stores.

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Barrow Elementary Suggested Summer Reading List

  1. 1. Summer is a great time for reading! Reading aloud and reading independently will strengthen the reading skills your child has learned this year and will promote great conversation! Below you will find suggested reading lists for students in grades K-5. These lists are not required reading, but are suggestions for students as they read over the summer.  They are based on reading levels, other lists I found online, and my own browsing of the library shelves. Many of these titles are available in local bookstores and at the Athens Regional Library. Remember…if you keep a reading log over the summer, bring it back in the fall for a special treat. Sincerely, Andy Plemmons & Ellen Sabatini<br />PreK Suggested Summer Reading<br />Wordless Books: Practice telling a story by looking at the pictures in these books<br />The Three Little Pigs by David Wiesner<br />Once Upon a Banana by Jennifer Armstrong<br />The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang<br />Shadow by Suzy Lee<br />Chalk by Bill Thomson<br />The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney<br />Flotsam by David Wiesner<br />The Snowman by Raymond Briggs<br />Picture Storybooks<br />Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? By Bill Martin<br />Pigeon series or Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems<br />Corduroy by Don Freeman<br />The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle<br />Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh<br />Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett<br />The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister<br />Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty<br />Owl Babies by Martin Waddell<br />Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett<br />Kindergarten Suggested Summer Reading<br />Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes<br />The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson<br />Joseph had a little overcoat by Simms Taback<br />A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead<br />Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton<br />Eric Carle books<br />Click Clack Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin<br />My Garden by Kevin Henkes<br />Little White Rabbit by Keven Henkes<br />Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell<br />Little Black Crow by Chris Raschka<br />Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton<br />Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla<br />Alex and Lulu Two of a Kind by Lorena Siminovich<br />Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.<br />I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss<br />The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza<br />The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen<br />1st Grade Suggested Summer Reading<br />Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo<br />Owl Moon by Jane Yolen<br />Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann<br />Smoky Night by Eve Bunting<br />Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill<br />Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford<br />The Hello Goodbye Window by Norton Juster<br />The Curious Garden by Peter Brown<br />Thunder Boom by Shutta Crum<br />Olivia by Ian Falconer<br />Oh Brother by Nikki Grimes<br />My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza<br />Sleeping Cutie by Andrea Davis Pinkney<br />Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems<br />The Night of the Fireflies by Karen B. Winnick<br />Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee<br />The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen<br />City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems<br />The Dot by Peter Reynolds<br />How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long<br />Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole<br />2nd Grade Suggested Summer Reading<br />Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown<br />Gooney Bird Green by Lois Lowry<br />Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows<br />Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne<br />Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton<br />The Aliens Are Coming by Meghan McCarthy<br />Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack<br />Chato’s Kitchen by Gary Soto<br />Interrupting Chickens by David Ezra Stein<br />Bink and Gollie by Katie DiCamillo<br />Dog Diaries: secret writings of the woof society by Betsy Byars<br />Yours Truly, Goldilocks by Alma Flor Ada<br />Blackie the Horse Who Stood Still by Christopher Cerf<br />Stinky by Eleanor Davis<br />Princess Hyacinth by Florence Heide<br />Across the Alley by Richard Michelson<br />Sweet Tooth by Margie Palatini<br />The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco<br />Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter<br />Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watson<br />Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner<br />3rd Grade Suggested Summer Reading<br />Clementine by Sara Pennypacker<br />Judy Moody by Megan McDonald<br />Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo<br />Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerilizzi<br />The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger<br />The Penderwicks: A summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall<br />NERDS by Michael Buckley<br />Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl<br />Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke<br />Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos<br />Owen Foote Money Man by Stephanie Greene<br />We Can’t All be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings<br />Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka<br />Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder<br />Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon<br />January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco<br />Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar<br />How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell<br />The Report Card by Andrew Clements<br />Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary<br />4th Grade Suggested Summer Reading<br />The Liberation of Gabriel King by Going<br />The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo<br />Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick<br />Rules by Cynthia Lord<br />Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles<br />Whales on Stilts by MT Anderson<br />Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis<br />The Good Dog by Avi<br />My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath<br />The Underneath by Kathi Appelt<br />Leo and the Lesser Lion by Sandra Forrester<br />Yolanda’s Genius by Carol Fenner<br />The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman<br />Hoot by Carl Hiaasen<br />Savvy by Ingrid Law<br />The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas<br />Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder<br />The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood<br />Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool<br />The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor<br />5th Grade Suggested Summer Reading<br />The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo<br />The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman<br />When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead<br />One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia<br />Remember that the Athens Regional Library has a great summer reading program filled with events, incentives, and a wealth of resources. This year’s theme is “One World Many Stories”. Visit any branch of the Athens Regional Library to participate. Visit their website for more information best part is that it’s all free you’re your library card! Countdown by Deborah Wiles<br />The Seer of Shadows by Avi<br />The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi<br />Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech<br />Holes by Louis Sachar<br />Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli<br />Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor<br />Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson<br />Keeper by Kathi Appelt<br />Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and TR Simon<br />Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham<br />Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata<br />The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex<br />The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan<br />The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis<br />Number the Stars by Lois Lowry<br />Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell<br />Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan<br />