Suggested Summer Reading List
Students Entering Grade Two
Nate the Great Majorie Weinman
Pinky and Rex James Howe
Junie B. Jones Barbara Parks
Jigsaw Jones James Preller
Arthur Marc Brown
Frog and Toad Arnold Lobel
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish
The Magic School Bus Joanne Cole
Henry and Mudge Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter and Tabby Cynthia Rylant
Little Bear Maurice Sendak
Black Lagoon Mike Thaler
Curious George Margaret Rey
Charlotte Zolotow Cynthia Rylant
Tomie dePaola Judith Viorst
Eric Carle Shel Silverstein (poetry)
Leo Lionni Jack Prelutsky (poetry)
Dr. Seuss Kevin Henkes
Doreen Cranin Laura Numeroff
James Marshall Paula Danzinger
Gail Gibbons Mark Teague
David Shannon Mo Willems
Go Do Go by P.D. Eastman
Different kinds of dogs drive cars, wears hats, run around in mazes, and even have wild parties in treetops.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
Three billy goats must cross a bridge that shelters a mean and hungry troll in order to get to their favorite pasture.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffee Numeroff
Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.
Eloise by Kay Thomson
Six year old Elosie lives with her mother and her nanny at the Plaza Hotel, where she finds many opportunities to indulge in mischief.
The Pain and the Great One by Judy blume
A six year old (The Pain) and his eight year old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best loved in the family.
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
The beautifully illustrated story of a boy and his dog, who rise early one morning before anyone else is awake to deliver newspapers when their family wakes, the boy and his dog head back to bed.
Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems
With her daddy in tow, Trixie hurries to school to show off her one of a kind Knuffle Bunny to her classmates. But an awful surprise awaits her: someone else has the exact bunny!
Ish by Peter Reynolds
After his brother makes a critical comment regarding his artwork, roman rethinks his talents and find himself struggling with his art to make things look just right.
The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Stand Tall Molly Lou Mel by Patty Lovell
Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognized herself.
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.
The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
Seven fussy eaters find a way t surprise their mother.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
O a winter's night under a full Moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
A nutty picture book about a squirrel who is particularly set in his scaredy ways...until unexpectedly forced to take a leap into the unknown.