Summer Fun: Young Readers’ Recommended Reading List

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Summer Fun: Young Readers’ Recommended Reading List

Carving out special time for your young reader to practice his or her skills is one of the most important things you can do during the summer. Whether it’s at the beach or in bed before nodding off, all it takes is 10 – 15 minutes a day to help your child continue to grow as a reader! Here are some book ideas for young, developing readers:

Book Suggestions for Younger Readers
(K – Grade 2)

Agee, Jon. Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue. Candlewick, 2009.
Ahlberg, Allan. The Pencil. Candlewick, 2008.
Alley, Zoe. There’s a Wolf at the Door. Roaring Brook Press, 2008.
Aston, Dianna Hutts. Mama Outside, Mama Inside. Holt, 2006.
Barros, Annie. Ivy and Bean (series) Chronicle Books, 2006.
Becker, Bonny. A Visitor for Bear. Candlewick, 2008.
Bee, William. Beware of the Frog. Candlewick, 2008.
Brett, Jan. Hedgie Blasts Off! Putnam, 2006.
Briant, Ed. Don’t Look Now! Roaring Brook Press, 2009.
Bonnett-Rampersaud, Louise. Bubble and Squeak. Marshall Cavendish, 2006.
Charlip, Remy. A Perfect Day. Greenwillow, 2007.
Cronin, Doreen. Diary of a Spider. Joanna Cotler Books, 2005.
Danzinger, Paula. Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown. Putnam, 2004.
Davies, Nicola. Surprising Sharks. Candlewick, 2003.
Davis, Eleanor. Stinky. (2009 Geisel Honor Book). RAW Junior/TOON Books, 2008.
Day, Alexandra. Carol’s Summer Vacation. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008.
DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig. Candlewick Press, 2008.
DiPucchio, Kelly S. Grace for President. Hyperion Books for Children, 2008.
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. The Gingerbread Girl. Dutton Children’s Books, 2006.
Fleming, Denise. Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp. Henry Holt, 2008.
Frazee, Marla. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. Harcourt, 2008.
Gantos, Jack. The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009.
George, Jean Craighead. Goose and Duck. Harper Collins, 2008.
Gonzales, Maya Christina. My Colors, My World = Mis Colores, Mi Mundo. Children’s Book Press, 2007.
Graham, Bob. How to Heal a Broken Wing, Candlewick, 2008.
Grant, Judyann Ackerman. Chicken Said, “Cluck!” Harper Collins, 2008.
Grindley, Sally. Poppy and Max (series) Orchard Books, 2007.
Harris, Robie. Maybe a Bear Ate It! Orchard Books, 2008.
Hayes, Sarah. Dog Day. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008.
Henkes, Kevin. Old Bear. HarperCollins/Greenwillow, 2008.
Hills, Tad. Duck and Goose. Shwartz & Wade Books, 2006.
Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1991.
Hole, Stian. Garmann’s Summer. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Hort, Lenny. Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza? Mysteries Science Hasn’t Solved. Holt, 2006.
Howe, James. Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise. Candlewick, 2006.
Karas, G. Brian. On Earth. Putnam, 2005.
Kimmell, Eric A. Anansi’s Party Time. Holiday House, 2008.
Landry, Leo. Sea Surprise. Holt, 2005.
Lehman, Barbara. Museum Trip. Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
Lobel, Anita. Hello, Day! Greenwillow, 2008.
Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad are Friends. HarperCollins, 1970.
Low, William. Machines go to Work. Henry Holt & Co., 2009.
Markle, Sandra. Spiders: Biggest! Littlest! Boyds Mills, 2004.
McDermott, Gerald. Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon. Harcourt, 2001.
McDonald, Megan. Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express. Candlewick Press, 2008.
McDonald, Megan. Hen Hears Gossip. Greenwillow, 2008.
McKissack, Patricia. Precious and the Boo Hag. Atheneum, 2005.
McNulty, Faith. If You Decide to Go to the Moon. Scholastic, 2005.
Miller, Sara Swan. Three Stories You Can Read to your Teddy Bear. Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Morales, Yuyi. Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book.Chronicle Books, 2003.
Muth, Jon. Zen Shorts. Scholastic, 2005.
Negron, Ray. The Greatest Story Never Told: the Babe and Jackie. HarperCollins, 2008.
Nevious, Carol. Baseball Hour. Marshall Cavendish, 2008.
Norman, Kimberly. Crocodaddy. Sterling, 2009.
O’Connor, Jane. Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: from Accessories to Zany. HarperCollins, 2008.
O Flatharta, Antoine. Hurry and the Monarch. Knopf, 2005.
Penn, Audrey. The Kissing Hand. Tanglewood Press, 2006.
Rathmann, Peggy. Officer Buckle and Gloria. Putnam’s 1995.
Ryder, Joanne. Toad by the Road. Holt, 2007.
Rylant, Cynthia. Annie & Snowball and the Dress-Up Birthday. Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Rylant, Cynthia. The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Desperate Duck. Greenwillow, 2005.
Scotton, Rob. Russell the Sheep. Harper Collins, 1995.
Schachner, Judy. Skippyjon Jones in the Mummy Trouble. Dutton Children’s Books, 2006.
Schertle, Alice. A Very Hairy Bear. Harcourt, 2007.
Schulman, Janet. Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City. Knopf, 2008.
Schwartz, Amy. Tiny & Hercules. Roaring Brook Press, 2008.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. One Boy. Roaring Book Press, 2008.
Shannon, David. Too Many Toys. Blue Sky Press, 2008.
Sharmat, Marjorie. Nate the Great Talks Turkey. Delacorte, 2006.
Shulevitz, Uri. How I Learned Geography. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008.
Sierra, Judy. Counting Crocodiles. Harcourt, 2001.
Silverman, Erica. Cowgirl Kate and the Cocoa: School Days. Harcourt, 2005.
Swanson, Susan Maria. The House in the Night. Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Swope, Sam. Gotta Go! Gotta Go! Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2000.
Tafolla, Carmen. What Can you Do with a Rebozo? Tricycle Press, 2008.
Urban, Linda. Mouse was Mad. Harcourt Children’s Books, 2009.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane. Henry Holt, 2008.
Whybrow, Ian. Badness for Beginners: A Little Wolf and Smellybreff Adventure. Carolrhoda, 2005.
Willems, Mo. Are You Ready to Play Outside? Hyperion, 2008.
Willems, Mo. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! Hyperion, 2008.