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Recommended Summer Reading

These books have been recommended by grade level teachers and Mrs. Carroll, the Media Specialist. They are listed under approximate grade levels. The website can help to determine a specific book's AR level, to make sure it is just right for your child. 


Bob Book Sets (Ex: Word Families, Rhyming Words, Animal Stories Etc.)

I Can Read Level 1 Books (Ex: Pete the Cat's Trip to the Supermarket and Fancy Nancy: The Case of the Disappearing Doll)

We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

Try a little Kindness by Henry Cole

Peppa Pig series

Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems

1st Grade: 

First Grade, Here I Come! by David Steinberg

Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold

Weird School series by Dan Gutman

Dog Man graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

Scholastic leveled nonfiction 

2nd Grade: 

I Surivived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Cam Jansen, the Mystery of Babe Ruth Baseball by David Adler

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Owl Diaries series by Rebecca Elliott

Press Start series by Thomas Flintham

Dog Man graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey

3rd Grade: 

Geronimo Stilton series

Puppy Place series by Ellen Miles

Bad Guy series by Aaron Blabey

Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli

The Lemonade War by Jaqueline Davies

4th Grade: 

Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis

One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

With the Might of Angels by Andrea Pinkney

39 Clues series

5th Grade:  

Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Charlotte’s Web by EB White

I Survived #15: I Survived the American Revolution 1776 by Lauren Tarshis

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Dork Diaries series by Renee Russell

Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket

Gregor the Overlander (part of the Underland Chronicles Series) by Suzanne Collins