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Summer Reading List: A Few of Our Favorites

Summer Reading List: A Few of Our FavoritesWe believe summer reading is so important to a child’s growth and education. To give you a hand selecting books, we’ve compiled a list of classics to consider. We hope this will just be the start of a summer full of books. Parents: be sure to spend time reading to your children, it will open their imagination. And, let us know what your family is reading!

Summer Reading List

Kindergarten:
  • Curious George Series H.A. Rey
  • Mother Goose Rhymes
  • Dr. Seuss Series
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat 
1st grade:
  • Little Bear Series by Else Holmelund Minarik
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • Caps for Sale Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
2nd grade:
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Book of Fairy Tales by Amy Ehrlich
  • Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
  • The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • Daniel Colton Under Fire by Elain L. Schulte
  • Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla
  • Narcissa Whitman, Brave Pioneer by Louis Sabin
  • Ian and the Gigantic Leafy Obstacle by Shelia Miller
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  • Pilgrim’s Progress Simplified by Marion Hedgquist
3rd grade:
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
  • Sara, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
  • The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
  • The Aesop for Children by Aesop and Milo Winter
  • Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld
  • In Search of Perlas Grandes by Timothy Davis
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter 
  • The Children’s Homer by Padraic Colum 
4th grade:
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes
  • Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
  • Amos Fortune by Elizabeth Yates
  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  • The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
5th grade:
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Shane by Jack Schaefer
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
6th grade:
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe