Summer Reading

By Jessica M. & Alison P.

Graphic by Phil H.

Web Design by Kierah S.


Are you stuck on what to read during the summer? Do you wish you could have some good reading recommendations? Well, now you can! Mrs. Rowland, our library media specialist, gave us some great reading recommendations for kindergarten through fifth grade. So listen up. You don’t want to miss this!

If you are a kindergartner or first grader, you will love Guji Guji by Yuan Chen. It’s about a crocodile who ends up living with a family of ducks but doesn’t know that he’s not a duck. When crocodiles ask to bring Guji Guji’s family to the lake, Guji Guji must find a way to save his family. Other good kindergarten and first grade books are The Fairies Gift by Tanya Robyn Batt, Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle, and Poochie Poo by Helen Stephens.

Second graders and third graders who like science fiction will love Real Size by Steve Jenkins. This book shows you all sorts of different the real size they would be if you saw them personally. You won’t believe how big these animals are! Other good second grade and third grade books are On the Spot by Susan Goodman which takes you back in time, Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen, and The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson, which will teach you about segregation.

For fourth and fifth graders who love fantasy, The Islander by Cynthia Rylant is a good book. This is a quick read about a boy who lives on an island with his dad who one day finds a mermaid. Read on to find out what happens. Other good books for fourth and fifth graders are On My Honor by Marion Dane, which is a book about courage, and The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, which is an old but wonderful tale about a girl who gets stranded on an island. In the Molly Moon series by Georgia Byng, there are great adventure books which everyone will love. A girl hypnotizes people to save the world!

Now you have some great books to read during the summer. And if you can’t wait, get started reading right now!


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