Dear Students and Parents,The Fulton County School System strongly believes in developing readers whoread both for information and for pleasure. Books on the Summer Reading Listvary in subject matter and level of difficulty. Our intent is to provide students andtheir parents with a wide range of authors and styles of writing in both fiction andnon-fiction, and to allow students to select reading materials that match theirinterests.Lexile levels are indicated for most books, and they address vocabulary andsentence structure. When vocabulary is repeated often and sentences are moresimply written, a text has a lower Lexile scores. Texts with less frequently-usedvocabulary and with complex sentence structures have higher Lexile scores.However, Lexile levels do not address subject matter. While a text may have alower Lexile number, the contents could be more mature. Parents should beactively involved in assisting with their children’s reading choices. The shortdescriptions with each book title should assist you in your selections.Enjoy your summer reading.Fulton County Schools English/Language Arts DepartmentFulton County Schools Media Services Department
PreK to 1st Grade Early Readers/Beginning Chapter BooksArnold, Tedd Ride Fly Guy Ride (2012) Lexile 470While riding in the car with Buzz and his father, Fly Guy gets blown out of the windowand finds himself riding in a truck, then a boat, a train, an airplane and maybe even arocket.Klassen, J. I Want My Hat Back (2011) Lexile 90When bear loses his hat, he patiently asks the animals he comes across if they have seenit, and just as he is about to give up his search, a deer helps him remember exactly werehe left his beloved hat.Manushkin, Fran Katie and the Class Pet (2012) Lexile 350When Katie is chosen to take the class pet, Binky the guinea pig, home for the weekend,she runs into a problem.Meisel, Paul See Me Run (2011) Lexile N/AA dog has a fun-filled day at the dog park, in this easy to read story.Rylant, Cynthia Annie & Snowball and the Book Bugs Club (2011) Lexile N/AAnnie and Henry join the summer reading club at the library, and vow to be "Book Bugs"for lifeRylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell (2011) Lexile 370 While enjoyingautumn weather and activities, Mr. Putter, realizing how much he misses going to school,takes his cat Tabby, their adventurous neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, and her cake-loving dogZeke to "Show and Tell."Schneider, Josh Tales for Very Picky Eaters (2011) Lexile 500A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very pickyeater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.Willems, Mo Cat the Cat, Who is That? (2010) Lexile 20An exuberant cat introduces readers to her friends.Willems, Mo I Broke My Trunk (2011) Lexile N/AGerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke histrunk.Yee, Wong A Brand- New Day with Mouse and Mole (2012) Lexile 350 As bestfriends Mole and Mouse try to solve the problem of Moles moth-eaten clothes, they alsofind new uses for old things..PreK to 1st Grade Non-FictionKalman, Bobbie How are they the same?(2011) Lexile N/APhotographs and easy to follow text help students learn about the similarities betweendifferent types of animals.Sidman, Joyce Swirl by Swirl (2011) Lexile 330An illustrated exploration of various examples of spiral appearing in nature, looking atsnail shells, flower petals, elephant tusks, crashing waves, and more.
Na, Il Sung Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A book of changing seasons (2011) LexileN/AWhile other animals migrate, hibernate, or stay busy all winter, a little white rabbitwatches.Stockdale, Susan Bring on the Birds (2011) Lexile N/ARhyming text and illustrations provide an introduction to exotic and familiar birds.Wadsworth, Ginger Up, Up and Away (2009) Lexile 940 Colorful illustrations followthe life of one spider who hatches, eats, grows, and spins a line of silk that will carry heraway to her new home.PreK to 1st Grade Share Out LoudBanks, Kate Max’s Castle (2011) Lexile N/AWhen Max finds a box of long-forgotten toys, he builds a kingdom filled with adventuresfor himself and his two brothers.Brown, Monica Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match (2011) Lexile N/AMarisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brownskin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.DeRoo, Elena Rain Train (2011) Lexile N/AA young boy watches and listens as the Rain Train takes him on a ride past city lights,over rivers, and through tunnels one rainy night.Henkes, Kevin Penny and Her Song (2012) Lexile N/APenny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until thetime is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.Hoberman, Mary Ann You Read to Me, I’ll Read to you; very short fairy tales toread together (2004) Lexile N/A Presents short retellings of familiar fairy tales, eachtold in two voices designed especially for young children and adults to read together.Littlewood, Karin Immi’s Gift (2010) Lexile 560Day after day in the frozen north, a young Innuit girl catches brightly colored objectswhile ice fishing and uses them to decorate her igloo, until the ice begins to melt and shedrops in a gift of her own before leaving for the season.Moore, Jodi When a Dragon Moves In (2011) Lexile N/AA boy and his imaginary dragon have a wonderful time playing on the beach, braving thewaves, roasting marshmallows, and roaming the shore, but when the boy tries to tell hisfriends about his dragon, no one will believe him.Noll, Amanda I need my Monster (2009) Lexile 490When Gabe, the monster that lives under Ethan’s bed, goes on vacation, Ethan finds thatthe substitute monsters Gabe has sent just won’t do, and wonders how he will ever fallasleep.Raschka, Christopher A Ball for Daisy (2011) Lexile N/ADaisy the dog is heartbroken when her favorite toy ball is destroyed while she is playingwith another dog but she realizes she has gained something too.Wilson, Karma Bear’s Loose Tooth (2011) Lexile 440When Bear discovers he has a loose tooth, his friends try to help make it fall out.