Reading List

Summer Reading Bingo!

Below are the summer reading lists for each grade level, with links to the summer reading bingo cards for K-1, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th grades.

The goal of our summer reading program is to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to acquaint students with specific authors, as well as to encourage the reading habit by suggesting a wide range of authors of fiction, nonfiction, and series books. Summer reading is a time when children can focus on the fun of reading by reading what interests them. Visit your public library and let the celebration of summer reading begin!

When school begins again, return your Bingo Card and get a free book. You will also get to choose a custom Reader Wrist Band in your favorite color.

Happy Summer Reading!

Entering Kindergarten Reading List

  1. Look for fiction books by these authors:
    • Eric Carle
    • Tomie DePaolo
    • Paul Galdone
    • Keven Henkes
    • Amy Hest
    • Pat Hutchins
    • Mary Ann Hoberman
    • Ezra Jack Keats
    • Laura Numeroff
    • Daniel Kirk
    • Ruth Krauss
    • Leo Lionni
    • Bill Martin, Jr.
    • Mercer Mayer
    • David McPhail
    • H. A. Rey
    • Michael Rosen
    • Rosemary Wells
    • Mo Willems
    • Jane Yolen
  2. Explore nonfiction books by these authors*:
    • David Adler
    • Kelly Doudna
    • Margery Facklam
    • Helen Frost
    • Gail Gibbons
    • Jean Marzollo
    • Seymour Simon
    • Melanie Walsh
  3. Browse for your favorite series:
    • Any alphabet book
    • Any Caldecott (winner/honor)
    • Any counting books
    • Clifford the Big Red Dog
    • Curious George
    • Franklin
    • Froggy
    • Little Critter
    • Max and Ruby
    • Puppy Mudge
    • Toot & Puddle
    • Zelda & Ivy
  4. Fairy Tales
  5. Songs Books (traditional) – Michael Rosen
  6. Easy reader publishers:
    • DK Readers
    • I Can Read
    • Let’s Try It Out
    • Rookie Readers
    • Step into Reading
    • Viking Easy-to-Read
  7. Remember Student Magazines, too!

*Some authors write for older children, too. Be sure to check appropriateness of books chosen.

Click here for the K-1 Summer Reading Bingo Card

Entering 1st Grade

  1. Look for fiction books by these authors*:
    • Aliki
    • Harry Allard
    • Tedd Arnold
    • Jan Brett
    • David Catrow (illustrator)
    • Pam Conrad
    • Tomie DePaola
    • Memo Fox
    • Paul Galdone
    • Keven Henkes
    • Mary Ann Hoberman
    • Syd Hoff
    • Steve Jenkins
    • Steven Kellogg
    • Daniel Kirk
    • Ezra Jack Keats
    • Ruth Kraus
    • Leo Lionni
    • Arnold Lobel
    • Julie Mammano
    • Robert Munsch
    • Laura Numeroff
    • Daniel Pinkwater
    • Michael Rosen
    • David Shannon
    • Eileen Spinelli
    • Dr. Seuss
    • Rosemary Wells
    • Mo Willems
    • Jane Yolen
  2. Explore nonfiction books by these authors*:
    • David Adler
    • Kelly Doudna
    • Margery Facklam
    • Helen Frost
    • Gail Gibbons
    • Jean Marzollo
    • Seymour Simon
  3. Browse for your favorite series*:
    • Any Caldecott (winner/honor)
    • Any counting books
    • Berenstain Bears
    • Curious George
    • Franklin
    • Froggy
    • Frog and Toad
    • Max and Ruby
    • Puppy Mudge
    • Toot & Puddle
    • Zelda & Ivy
  4. Easy Reader Publishers
    • DK Readers
    • I Can Read
    • Let’s-Try-It-Out
    • Rookie Readers
    • Scholastic Readers
    • Step-Into-Reading
    • Viking Easy-to-Read
  5. Poetry by*:
    • Brod Bagert
    • Jack Prelutsky
    • Shel Silverstein
    • Poetry for Young People Series
  6. Remember Student Magazines, too!

*Some authors write for older children, too. Be sure to check appropriateness of books chosen.

Entering 2nd Grade

  1. Look for fiction books by these authors*:
    • Tedd Arnold
    • Jan Brett
    • Marc Brown
    • Tomie de Paola
    • Ezra Jack Keats
    • Arnold Lobel
    • Jannell Cannon
    • Tony Johnston
    • Kevin Henkes
    • Pat Hutchins
    • Steven Kellogg
    • Leo Lionni
    • James Marshall
    • Robert Munch
    • Bill Peet
    • Cynthia Rylant
    • Alan Say
    • David Shannon
    • William Steig
    • David Wiesner
    • Audrey Wood
  2. Explore nonfiction books by these authors*:
    • Jim Arnosky
    • David Adler
    • Douglas Florian (poetry)
    • Gail Gibbons
    • Deborah Heiligman
    • Steve Jenkins
    • Jerry Pallotta
    • Seymour Simon
    • Greg Tang
  3. Browse for your favorite series:*
    • All Aboard Science Reader
    • Any alphabet book
    • Any Caldecott winner/honor
    • Any counting book
    • Boxcar Children Mysteries
    • Curious George
    • Dial Easy-to-Read
    • DK Readers
    • Frog and Toad
    • Froggy
    • George and Martha
    • Gus and Grandpa
    • Henry and Mudge
    • Horrible Harry
    • I Am Reading
    • Iris and Walter
    • Junie B. Jones
    • Little Bill Books
    • Minnie and Moo
    • Mr. Putter and Tabby
    • Nate the Great
    • Pinky and Rex
    • The Littles
    • Ready-to-Read
    • Rookie Biographies
    • Rookie Read-About…
    • Rookie Reader
    • See More Readers
    • Step into Reading
    • Time for Kids Science Scoops
    • Toot and Puddle
    • Young Cam Jansen
    • Nate the Great
    • Amelia Bedilia
    • Magic Tree House
  4. Poetry:* Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein
  5. Remember children’s magazines, too! *

*Some authors write for older children, too. Be sure to check appropriateness of books chosen.

Click here for the 2nd-3rd Summer Reading Bingo Card

Entering 3rd Grade

  1. Look for fiction books by these authors*:
    • David Adler
    • Matt Christopher
    • Judy Delton
    • Gail Gibbons
    • Tony Johnston
    • Steven Kellogg
    • Dick King-Smith
    • Suzy Kline
    • Elizabeth Levy
    • Megan McDonald
    • David McPhail
    • Mary Pope Osborne
    • Marge Palatini
    • John Lawrence Peterson
    • Patricia Polacco
    • Ron Roy
    • Cynthia Rylant
    • Louis Sachar
    • John Scieszka
    • Barbara Seuling
    • William Steig
    • James Stevenson
    • Geronimo Stilton
    • Chris Van Allsburg
    • Jean Van Leeuwen
    • Jane Yolen
  2. Explore nonfiction books by these authors and biographies*:
    • David Adler
    • Aliki
    • Melvin Berger
    • Joanna Cole
    • Gail Gibbons
    • Eric Kimmel (folktales)
    • Kathleen Krull
    • Robert San Souci (folktales)
    • Jack Prelutsky (poetry)
    • Judith St. George
    • Seymour Simon
    • Charles R. Smith (poetry)
  3. Browse for your favorite series:*
    • A to Z Mysteries
    • Amber Brown
    • American Girls
    • Andrew Lost
    • Any Caldecott Winner/Honor
    • Bailey School Kids
    • Boxcar Children
    • Capital Mysteries
    • Clarice Bean
    • Cobble Street Cousins
    • Encyclopedia Brown
    • Franny K. Stein
    • Geronimo Stilton
    • Invisible Inc.
    • Judy Moody & Stink
    • Junie B. Jones
    • Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
    • Magic Tree House
    • Magic School Bus
    • Maximum Boy
    • Minnie and Moo
    • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
    • My Weird School
    • Outside & Inside
    • Owen Foote
    • Paddington
    • Ricky Ricotta
    • Ruby Lu Books
    • Scholastic Q & A
    • Spider Starch Books
    • Step into Reading
    • Time Warp Trio
    • You Wouldn’t Want to Be…
    • Third Grade Detectives
  4. Poetry:*
    • New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky
    • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  5. Remember Student Magazines, too!

*Some authors write for older children, too. Be sure to check appropriateness of books chosen.

Entering 4th Grade

  1. Look for fiction books by these authors*:
    • Avi
    • Judy Blume
    • Oliver Butterworth
    • Betsy Byars
    • Matt Christopher
    • Beverly Cleary
    • Andrew Clements
    • Bruce Coville
    • Roald Dahl
    • Patricia MacLachlan
    • Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Kate Dicamillo
    • Jean Craighead George Dan Gutman
    • Karen Hesse
    • Polly Horvath
    • James Howe
    • Johanna Hurwitz
    • Elizabeth Levy
    • Lois Lowry
    • Ann M. Martin
    • Gary Paulsen
    • Louis Sachar
    • Jon Scieszka
    • Brian Selznick
    • Dick King Smith
    • Jerry Spinelli
    • Bill Wallace
    • E.B. White
    • Elizabeth Winthrop
    • Laurence Yep
  2. Explore nonfiction books by these authors*:
    • David Adler
    • Joanna Cole
    • Douglas Florian
    • Russell Freedman
    • Jean Fritz
    • Lee Bennett Hopkins
    • Kathleen Krull
    • Kathryn Lasky
    • Sandra Markle
    • Sy Montgomery
    • Jim Murphy
    • Mary Pope Osborne
    • Jack Prelutsky
    • Shel Silverstein
    • Seymour Simon
  3. Browse for your favorite series:*
    • Amelia Notebooks
    • Animal Ark
    • Boxcar Children
    • Dear America
    • Encyclopedia Brown
    • Evangeline Mudd
    • Guardians of Ga’hoole
    • Hank Zipzer
    • Historical Biographies
    • Jenny Archer
    • Jiggy McCue stories
    • Judy Moody
    • The Littles
    • Magic Shop
    • Marvin Redpost
    • Morgy
    • My America
    • Raintree Biographies
    • Secrets of Droon
    • Shredderman
    • Spiderwick Chronicles
    • The Time Warp Trio
  4. Remember children’s magazines, too!

*Some authors write for older children, too. Be sure to check appropriateness of books chosen.

Click here for 4th-5th Summer Reading Bingo Card

Entering 5th Grade

  1. Look for fiction books by these authors*:
    • Avi
    • Judy Blume
    • Andrew Clements
    • Eoin Colfer
    • Suzanne Collins
    • Bruce Coville
    • Sharon Creech
    • Roald Dahl
    • Cornelia Funkek
    • Jack Gantos
    • Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Dan Gutman
    • Margaret Haddix
    • Anthony Horowitz
    • Erin Hunter
    • Eva Ibbotson
    • Peg Kehret
    • Deborah Kent
    • Gail Levine
    • Gregory Maguire
    • Ann Martin
    • Gerald Morris
    • Phyllis Naylor
    • Linda Sue Parks
    • Gary Paulsen
    • Emily Rodda
    • Robert Kimmel Smith
    • Jerry Spinelli
    • Jean van Leeuwen
    • Rich Wallace
  2. Explore nonfiction books by these authors*:
    • David Adler
    • Robert Burleigh
    • Joanna Cole
    • Nicola Davies
    • Douglas Florian
    • Dennis Fradin
    • Russell Freedman
    • Jean Fritz
    • Lee Bennett Hopkins
    • Susan Katz
    • Kathleen Krull
    • Kathryn Lasky
    • Patricia Lauber
    • Sandra Markle
    • Sy Montgomery
    • Jim Murphy
    • Mary Pope Osborne
    • Will Osborne
    • Seymour Simon
    • Robert Snedden
    • D. M. Souza
    • Jeff Szpirglas
    • Jane Yolen
    • Editors of Time for Kids and National Geographic
  3. Browse for your favorite series:*
    • Alex Ryder
    • American Girls Mysteries
    • Anne of Green Gables
    • Any Newbery winner/honor
    • Charlie Bone
    • Chet Gecko Mysteries
    • The Edge Chronicles
    • Lady Grace Mysteries
    • Magic Tree House Research Guide
    • My Side of the Story
    • On My Own Biography
    • On My Own History
    • Ravin Hill Mysteries
    • Roman Mysteries
    • Saddles, Stars & Stripes
    • Sammy Keyes Mysteries
    • Smart About
    • Squire Tales
    • What If You Met a…
    • Who Was…
    • You Wouldn’t Want to Be In…
  4. Remember Student Magazines, too!

*Some authors write for older children, too. Be sure to check appropriateness of books chosen.