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Summer Reading Suggestions


Suggestions for Kindergarten through Second Grade


  A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond 

  Betsy-Tacy Books by Maud Lovelace 


  Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

  Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill

  Betsy-Tacy and Tib

  Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard 

  The Borrowers by Mary Norton 

  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming 

  Cobblestreet Cousins Series by Cynthia Rylant 

  In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen     A Little Shopping 

  Special Gifts 

  Some Good News 

  Summer Party 

  Wedding Flowers 

  Cubby in Wonderland by Frances Joyce Farnsworth 

  Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff 

  Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Series by Maj Lindman 

  Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the New Dotted Dresses 

  Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries

  Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Bake a Cake

  Freddy the Detective Series by Walter R. Brooks 

  Freddy the Detective 

  Freddy Goes Camping

  Freddy and the Ignormous 

  Freddy's Perilous Adventure

  Irish Red by Jim Kjelgaard 

  Lentil by Robert McCloskey 

  The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

  One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey 

  The Orphan Train Series by Arleta Richardson 

  Across the Border 

  Looking for Home 

  Prairie Homestead

  Whistle-Stop West 

  The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

  Snipp, Snapp, Snurr Series by Maj Lindman 

  Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Big Surprise

  Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Gingerbread

  Snipp, Snapp, Snurr Learn to Swin

  The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes 

  Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie 

  Twig by Elizabeth Orton Jones 

  The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 


Suggestions for Third through Sixth Grade      


Admiral Richard Byrd: Alone in the Antarctic by Paul Rink

Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz Alex Rider #1 - Stormbreaker

Alex Rider #2 - Point Blank

Alex Rider #3 - Skeleton Key

Alex Rider #4 - Eagle Strike

Alex Rider #5 - Scorpia

Alex Rider #6 - Ark Angel

Amelia Earhart: Flying Solo by John Burke

Beaded Moccasins: The Story of Mary Camp by Lynda Durrant

Behind Enemy Lines: A Young Pilot's Story by H.R. Demallie

Blue Willow by Doris Gates

The Borrowed House by Hilda van Stockum

Calico Bush by Rachael Field

Dutch Color by Douglas Jones

Echohawk by Lynda Durrant

End of the Spear by Steve Saint

Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Ester Hautzig

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth

General George Patton: Old Blood & Guts by Alden Hatch

Gentle Ben by Walt Morey

George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O'Dell

Henry Huggins Series by Beverly Cleary Henry Huggins

Henry and Risby

Henry and the Clubhouse

Henry and the Paper Route

Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanore M. Jewett

Landmark Books Series Alexander the Great by John Gunther

The Barbary Pirates by C.S. Forester

Daniel Boone: The Opening of the West by John Mason Brown

George Washington: Frontier Colonel by Sterling North

Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath by Ralph Moody

Invasion: The Story of D-Day by Bruce Blive, Jr.

John Paul Jones: The Pirate Patriot by Armstrong Perry

Lawrence of Arabia by Allistair Maclean

Lee and Grant at Appomattox by MacKinlay Kantor

The Sinking of the Bismark: The Deadly Hunt by William Shirer

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution by Stewart H. Holbrook

The Mad Scientists Club by Bertrand Brinley

Marguerite Henry Horse Stories Black Gold

Born to Trot

Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West

Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague

Stormy, Misty's Foal

Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Pearl Harbor Attack by Edwin P. Hoyt

Rascal by Sterling North

Saving Levi: Left to Die, Destined to Live by Lisa Misraje Bently

Stampede for Gold: The Story of the Klondike Rush by Pierre Berton

The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail by Neta Lohnes Frazier

Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Texas Panhandle Series by Loula Grace Erdman The Wide Horizon

The Wind Blows Free

Voyages of Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting

Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum

Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne D'Albret by Christine Farenhorst

With Pipe, Paddle, and Song: A Story of the French-Canadian by Elizabeth Yates 


Suggestions for Seventh through Twelfth Grade

A Caribbean Mystery

Cat Among the Pigeons

Death On the Nile

Murder On the Orient Express

Mystery of the Blue Train


Peril At End House

A Pocket Full of Rye

Belles on Their Toes by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Christy by Catherine Marshall

C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy #1 Out of the Silent Planet

#2 Perelandra

#3 That Hideous Strength

The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes

Downright Dencey by Caroline Dale Snedeker

Dune by Frank Herbert

Father Brown: The Essential Tales by G.K. Chesterton

Four Adventures of Richard Hannay by John Buchan

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Good-Bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jim the Boy by Tony Early

John Grisham Novels The Firm

The Partner

The Pelican Brief

The Runaway Jury

Joni: An Unforgettable Story by Joni Eareckson Tada

Julie by Catherine Marshall

Lords of the Earth by Don Richardson

Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordoff and James Norman Hall

Peace Child by Don Richardson

R.M. Ballantyne Adventure Library Blue Lights: Or Hot Work in the Soudan - A Tale of Soldier Life in Several of its Phases

The Cannibal Islands: Captain Cook's Adventures in the South Seas

The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Islands

Deep Down: A Tale of the Cornish Mines

The Dog Crusoe and His Master: A Tale of the Western Plains

Fighting the Flames: The London Fire Brigade and How it Worked

Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader: A Tale of the Pacific

The Giant of the North: Or Pokings Around the Pole

The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa

Hunted and Harried: A Tale of the Scottish Covenanters

The Island Queen: A Tale of the Southern Hemisphere

The Lonely Island: The Refuge of the Mutineers

Martin Rattler: Adventures of a Boy in the Forests of Brazil

The Norsemen in the West: Or America Before Columbus

The Pioneers: A Tale of the Western Wilderness

The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale

Post Haste: A Tale of Her Majesty's Mails

Red Rooney: Or The Last of the Crew

Ungava: A Tale of the Eskimo Land

The Young Fur Traders: A Tale of the Far North

Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

Very Good, Jeeves! by P.C. Wodehouse

Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte