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RSU1 Suggested Summer Reading List 2019
Holly Spence
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Regional School Unit #1 Suggested Summer Reading List 2019



For students entering 3rd grade:



Carnivores. Reynolds.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake.  Fleming.

Chrysanthemum. Henkes.

Dog Man. Pilkey.

Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg. Gliori.

Giraffe Problems. John.

The Gardener.  Stewart.

Gone Fishing. Wissinger.

How I Became A Pirate. Long.  

Jungle Drums.  Base.

Last Stop on Market Street. De la Pena.

The Magic Word. Barnett.

Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Mackintosh.

Me...Jane.  McDonnell.

Officer Buckle and Gloria. Rathmann.

Stuart Little.  White.    

The Wild Robot. Brown.



A to Z Mysteries. Roy.

Amber Brown.  Danziger.    

Chi’s Sweet Home. Kanata.

Clementine. Pennypacker.

Eerie Elementary. Chabert.

The Flying Beaver Brothers. Eaton.

Geronimo Stilton.  Stilton.       

Ivy and Bean.  Barrows.  

Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Viorst.

Magic Tree House. Osborne.   

Marty McGuire.  Messner.

Mercy Watson. DiCamillo.   

Mouse and Mole. Yee.

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree. Potter.

Mr. Putter and Tabby. Rylant.

Moose and Hildy. Greene.

Rainbow Magic.  Meadows.

Ramona. Cleary.

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot. Pilkey.    

Scooby-Doo.  Various authors.

Stink.  McDonald.

Third-Grade Detectives. Stanley.    




Dogs on Duty. Patent.

Dreamers. Morales.

Emmanuel’s Dream. Thompson.

A Friend for Lakota. Dutcher.

Growing Up Pedro. Tavares.

Mammalabilia :  Poems and Paintings.  Florian.    

Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Singer.

Pink is for Blobfish. Keating.

A Splash of Red. Bryant.

Sports Illustrated Kids Baseball: Then to WOW!

Unlikely Friendships For Kids (series). Holland.


For students entering 4th grade:



Bob. Mass and Stead.

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart. Burgis.

The End of the Beginning.  Avi.

Giants Beware! Aguirre.

How to Eat Fried Worms.  Rockwell.

The One and Only Ivan. Applegate.

Poppy.  Avi.

Sidekicks. Santat.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy.  Brown.

The Tale of Despereaux.  DiCamillo.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.  Blume.

Winnie’s Great War. Mattick.

Wicked Nix. Coakley.

Wonderstruck. Selznick.



Alvin Ho. Look.

Captain Underpants.  Pilkey.

Children of the Red King (Charlie Bone).  Nimmo.

Clementine.  Pennypacker.

The Doll People.  Martin.

Journal of a Cardboard Genius.  Asch.

Judy Moody.  McDonald.

Katie Woo. Manushkin.

Land of Stories. Colfer.

Little House on the Prairie.  Wilder.

Max Disaster.  Moss.

Shredderman.  Van Draanen.

The Spiderwick Chronicles.  DiTerlizzi.

Stick Dog. Watson.

Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon.  Gannett.

Warriors.  Hunter.

Wayside School.  Sachar.

We the Children. Clements.



Animals by the Numbers. Jenkins. 

Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton.  McCarthy.

ER Vets.  Jackson.

Giant Squid. Cerullo.

Lost on a Mountain In Maine.  Fendler.

Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat’s Foster Mom. Eszterhas.

Owen and Mzee.  Hatkoff.

Neighborhood Sharks. Roy

Nic Bishop Frogs. Bishop.

Pass Go and Collect $200. Stone.

Top Secret: a Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing.  Janeczko.

When Marian Sang. Ryan.


Poetry Collections by:

Shel Silverstein

Jack Prelutsky

Paul Janeczko

Douglas Florian


For students entering 5th grade:


Realistic Fiction

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. Connor.

Because of Winn Dixie. DiCamillo.

Class Action. Frank.

A Handful of Stars. Lord.

Lifeboat 12. Hood.

Love That Dog. Creech.

Maxi’s Secret. Plourde

Out of My Mind.  Draper.

Roller Girl. Jamieson.

Restart. Korman.  

The Witch Boy. Ostertag.

Wonder.  Palacio.

Historical Fiction

Chains. Anderson.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse. Marshall.

I Love You, Michael Collins. Baratz-Logsted.

A Night Divided. Nielsen.

Shiloh. Naylor.

Uncertain Glory. Wait.


Fantasy / Science Fiction

Always October. Coville.

Curse of the Boggin. MacHale.

Ella Enchanted. Levine.

Flora and Ulysses. DiCamillo.

Fuzzy Mud. Sachar.

Invention of Hugo Cabret. Selznick.

Malcolm at Midnight. Beck.

Nightbooks. White.

Podkin One Ear. Larwood.

The Witch Boy. Ostertag.


39 Clues. Different authors.

Cleopatra in Space. Maihack.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Kinney.

Dork Diaries. Russell.

The Guardians of Ga’Hoole. Lasky.

Joey Pigza. Gantos.

Moon Base Alpha. Gibbs.

Origami Yoda. Angleberger.

A Series of Unfortunate Events. Snicket

Stranded.  Probst.


Bad News for Outlaws. Nelson.

Candy Bomber.  Tunnell.

The Chimpanzees I Love. Goodall.

Citizen Scientists. Burns.

Dog Days of History. Albee.

Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglas. Rappaport.

Get the Scoop on Animal Poop. Cusick.

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle. Dennis.

Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins, and More!: Meet 60 Cool Sea Creatures and Explore Their Amazing Watery World. Rizzo.

Zombie Makers.  Johnson.



I’m Just No Good at Rhyming. Harris. 

A Light in the Attic. Silverstein.

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children.

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems. Raczka.

Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold. Sidman.