2011 Summer Reading List

Entering 1st Grade

Brett                      Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Burton                   The Little House

Carle                     The Grouchy Ladybug

Cronin                   Click, Clack Moo: Cows that Type

Hoban                   Bedtime for Frances

Keats                     Letter to Amy

Kellogg                 Chicken Little

Maclachlan          What You Know First

Martin                    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

McCloskey           Make Way for Ducklings

Numeroff              If You Give a Mouse A Cookie

Sendak                 Where the Wild Things Are

Seuss                   The Cat in the Hat

Viorst                     Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Entering 2nd Grade

Brown                    Get Ready for Second Grade

Carle                      The Tiny Seed

dePaola                 The Art Lesson

Henkes                  Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Lester                     Tacky the Penguin

Lionni                     Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

McLerran               Roxaboxen

Numeroff               If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Parish                    Amelia Bedelia

Polacco                 Just Plain Fancy

Rylant                    The Relatives Came

Wood                     The Napping House

Williams                A Chair For My Mother

Yolen                      Owl Moon


Entering 3rd Grade

Allard                     Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Anderson              The Ugly Duckling

Cannon                 Stellaluna

Coatsworth           The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Dahl                       The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me  

Ernst                      Ginger Jumps

Giff                          The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

Goble                     The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Haywood               B is for Betsy

Martin                     Knots on a Counting Rope

Parish                    Amelia Bedelia

Peterson               The Littles

Say                         Grandfather’s Journey

Schroeder             Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

Silverstein             The Giving Tree

Zellinsky                Rumplestilskin

Entering 4th Grade

Brandenburg        Scruffy

Bond                       A Bear Called Paddington

Cleary                     Henry Higgins

Lindgen                  Pippi Longstocking

Lowry                      All About Sam

Prelutsky                New Kid on the Block

Simon                     Volcanoes

Simon                     Whales

Warner                    Boxcar Children

Wilder                     On the Banks of Plum Creek

Entering 5th Grade

Avi                            Poppy

Babbit                     Search for Delicious

Banks                     The Indian in the Cupboard

Bunting                   Dandelions

Byars                      Midnight Fox

Dahl                        Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dunnin                    Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle

McCloskey             Homer Price

Smith                      Babe the Gallant Pig

Van Allsburg          The Wretched Stone

Entering 6th Grade

Curtis                      Bud, Not Buddy

Reeder                   Shades of Gray

Beatty                      Turn Homeward Hannalee

Levine                     Ella Enchanted

Lewis                     The Magician’s Nephew

Montgomery          Anne of Green Gables

Fritz                         Bully For You, Teddy Roosevelt!

Garfield                  Follow My Leader

Gibson                   Old Yeller

McGraw                  The Seventeenth Swap

Latham                  Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Karr                         The Great Turkey Walk

Entering 7th Grade

Creech                  Absolutely Normal Chaos

Paterson               Bridge to Terabithia

Peterson               The Great Gilly Hopkins

Cushman             Catherine, Called Birdy

Cushman             The Midwife’s Apprentice

Syder                     The Egypt Game

Lowry                     The Giver

Lowry                     Number the Stars

Spinelli                  Maniac Magee

Juster                     The Phantom Tollbooth

Banks                     The Indian In the Cupboard

Bauer                     On My Honor

DiCamillo              Because of Winn-Dixie

Blume                     Are You there God? It’s Me Margaret

George                   My Side of the Mountain

Paulsen                 My Life in Dog Years

Entering 8th Grade

Holt                        When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

L’Engle                 A Wrinkle in Time

Lowry                    Number the Stars

O’Dell                    Island of the Blue Dolphins

Patterson              Bridge to Terabithia

Avi                          The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle                      

White                     The Trumpet of the Swan                                                                          

Blackwood            Shakespeare’s Scribe

Creech                  Absolutely Normal Chaos                                                

White                     Belle Prater’s Boy

Cushman             Catherine, Called Birdy

C.S. Lewis            Chronicles of Narnia Books

Snyder                   The Egypt Game

Lowry                     The Giver

Avi                           Crispin: The Cross of Lead

DuPrau                  The City of Ember

Giff                          Pictures of Hollis Woods

Avi                           Nothing but the Truth

Creech                   Walk Two Moons

Creech                   The Wanderer

Curtis                     Bud, Not Buddy

Konigsburg           The View from Saturday

Alcott                       Little Men

Burnett                   Little Lord Fauntleroy

Defoe                     Robinson Crusoe

Dumas                  The Three Musketeers

Dumas                  The Count of Monte Cristo

DuMaurier             Rebecca

Stevenson             Treasure Island

Nesbit                     The Railway Children

Montgomery          Anne of Green Gables (any from series)

London                  The Call of the Wild

Herriot                    All Creatures Great and Small (series)

Alcott                       Little Women            

Entering 9th Grade      

Meyers                   Hoops

Avi                           Nothing but the Truth

Bauer                     Hope was Here

Meyer                     Monster

Twain                     The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Steinbeck              Cannery Row

Twain                     A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Hemingway          A Farewell to Arms

Steinbeck              The Grapes of Wrath

Cisneros               The House on Mango Street

Cooper                  Last of the Mohicans

Alcott                      Little Women

Alcott                      Little Men

Crane                     The Red Badge of Courage

Burnett                   The Secret Garden

Dreiser                  Sister Carrie

Hurston                 Their Eyes Were Watching God

Smith                     A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Stowe                    Uncle Tom’s Cabin