• WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    SUMMER READING SUGGESTIONS

     

    FIRST GRADE TO SECOND GRADE

    BOOKS FOR INDEPENDENT READING

     

    AUTHOR                               TITLE

    Adler, David A.                       Young Cam Jansen series

    Arnold, Tedd                           Fly Guy series

     

    Bemelmans, Louis                  Madeline series

    Brett, Jan                                Any book by this author

    Brown, Marc                          Arthur series

    Bruss, Deborah                      Book, Book, Book

    Clement, Andrew                   Slippers series

    DiCamillo, Kate                     Blink and Golly;  Two for One;  Best Friends Forever

    DePaola, Tomie                      Any book by this author

    Falconer, Ian                          Olivia books

    Fox, Mem                               Any book by this author

    Henkes, Kevin                        Kitten’s First Full Moon and other books by this author

    Kellogg, Steven                      Any book by this author

    Klein, Abby                            Ready, Freddy! series

    Knudsen, Michelle                 Library Lion

                                                    Big Bad Mike

    Kvasnosky, Laura McGee      Zelda and Ivy series

    Litwin, Eric/James Dean        Pete the Cat series

    National Geographic              Series of Nonfiction books, Levels 2-3

    O’Connor, Jane                      Fancy Nancy series

    Osborne, Mary Pope              Magic Tree House Series

    Park, Barbara                         Junie B. Jones series

    Rey, H.A.                               Curious George series

    Rylant, Cynthia                      Henry and Mudge series

                                                   Mr. Putter and Tabby series

    Scotton, Rob                          Splat the Cat series

    Seuss, Dr.                              Any book by this author

     Shannon, David                    David series

                                                   Alice the Fairy

    Sharmat, Marjorie                 Nate the Great series

    Thaler, Mike                         Black Lagoon series

    Willems, Mo                         Knufflebunny series

                                                  Pigeon series

                                                 Elephant and Piggie Series

    Wiesner, David                    Any books by this author

    West, Tracy                        “Ninjago” series

     

     

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    SUMMER READING SUGGESTIONS

     

    Second to Third Grade


    AUTHOR                               TITLE

     

    Adler, David                         A Picture Book of George Washington and other iographies in this series

                                                 Cam Jansen Mysteries

    Applegate, Katherine           Roscoe Riley series

    Barrows, Annie                    Ivy and Bean series

    Cole, Joanna                        Magic School Bus series

    Danziger, Paula                    Amber Brown series

    DePaola, Tomie                    Strega Nona

                                                 26 Fairmount Avenue (and other titles in this series)

    Gerstein, Mordicai               The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

    Gutman, Dan                        My Weird School

                                                  My Weird School Daze

                                                  My Weirder School

    Karas, Brian                         Neville

    Kirk, Daniel                         Library Mouse series

    Klein, Abby                         Ready, Freddy! series

    Lowry, Lois                         Gooney Bird Green series

    McDonald, Megan               Stink series

                                                 Judy Moody series                                      

    Meadows, Daisy                  Fairies Series (Rainbow Magic)

    National Geographic Publishers  Any title – excellent nonfiction

    Osborne, Mary Pope           Magic Tree House series

    Park, Barbara                      Junie B. Jones series

    Peller, James                      Jigsaw Jones Mysteries

     

    Prelutsky, Jack                  New Kid on the Block (poetry)

                                             What a Day It Was at School

    Roy, Ron                           A-Z Mysteries

                                             Capital Mysteries

                                             Calendar Mysteries

    Rylant, Cynthia               Henry and Mudge series

    Sachar, Louis                  Marvin Redpost series

    Scieszka, Jon                   The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    Scott Kerrin, Jessica        Martin Bridge series

    Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman          Nate the Great series

     

    Silverstein, Shel                  The Giving Tree

    Thaler, Mike                       The Black Lagoon Adventure Series

     
     

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    SUMMER READING SUGGESTIONS

     

    Third  to Fourth Grade


    AUTHOR                                                                           TITLE

     

    *Adler, David                        Lou Gehrig:  The Luckiest Man

                                                  Picture Book Biography Series

     

    *Blume, Judy                        Freckle Juice

     

    *Christopher, Matt                Assorted sports-related titles

     *Cleary, Beverly                   The Mouse and the Motorcycle

     *Dahl, Roald                         Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    DePaola, Tomie                     26 Fairmount Avenue (and other titles in series)

    DiCamillo, Kate                     Because of Winn-Dixie

     Korman, Gordan                     Swindle

     *Krulik, Nancy                        Katy Kazoo Switcheroo

     *Lupica, Mike                         Hot Hands (Comeback Kids series)

                                                     Two Minute Drill (Comeback Kids series)

     

    * Other books by this author would also be appropriate.

      

    Popular Series

    Banks, Lynne Reid                            The Indian in the Cupboard

     Birney, Betty                                    Humphrey the Hamster

     Black, Holly and Tony DiTerlizzi   The Spiderwick Chronicles

     Clements, Andrew                           Any book by this author

     Holm, Jennifer                                Babymouse

    Mazer, Anne                                    The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes

    McDonald, Megan                           Judy Moody

    Osborne, Mary Pope                       Magic Tree House

     Roy, Ron                                        A-Z Mysteries

     Sachar, Louis                                 Wayside School

     Sobol, Donald J.                            Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries

     Stilton, Geronimo                          Geronimo Stilton

     Tarshis, Lauren                                I Survived

     Various authors                               American Girl

     Various authors                              My Name is America

                                                             Dear America

     Various Authors                               Graphic Novels (comic book format)

                                                                                 Bone

                                                                                 Babymouse

                                                                                 Owly

                                                                                  Lunch Lady series