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Summer Reading Lists by Grade Level

Required (Must Read One):

  • The Cowboy by Hildegard Muller (R.L. 1.0)
  • The Little Cowboy and the Big Cowboy by Magaret Hillert (R.L. 1.1)
  • Jack Goes West by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli (R.L. 1.9)


Choose 2:

  • Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paul Danziger (R.L. 3.0)
  • Second Grade Rules by Abby Klein (R.L. 3.0)
  • Arthur's Family Vacation by Marc Brown (R.L. 2.7)
  • Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery by David A. Adler (R.L. 2.3)
  • Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor by Herman Parish (R.L. 2.5)

Required (Must Read):

  • The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin (R.L. 3.3)

Choose 1 Other (Must Read 1 of the Choices Below):

  • Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar (R.L. 3.3)
  • The Caboose Mystery (Boxcar) by Gertrude Chandler Warner (R.L. 3.2)
  • The Chocolate Touch by Patrick S. Catling (R.L. 4.7)
  • Stanley In Space by Jeff Brown (R.L. 3.9)
  • Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne (R.L. )

Required (Must Read):

  • Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith (R.L. 4.2)

Choose 1 Other (Must Read 1 of These Choices):

  • Shiloh! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (R.L. 4.4)
  • Wanted! Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars (R.L. 4.2)
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (R.L. 5.4)
  • Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary (R.L. 4.8)


Choose One Book:

  • Holes by Louis Sachar (R.L. 4.6)
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (R.L. 5.4)
  • No Talking by Andrew Clements (R.L. 5.0)
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements (R.L. 5.4)
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowery (R.L. 4.5)