Summer Reading List Challenge | Nonfiction Reading List and Literature Reading List
Summer Reading List K-2nd grade – color
Summer Reading List K-2nd grade – black & white
Summer Reading List 3rd-5th grade – color
Summer Reading List 3rd-5th grade – black & white
Summer Reading List 6th-8th grade – color
Summer Reading List 6th-8th grade – black & white
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Grades 4 & 5 Fiction and Non Fiction
Best of the Best: A Baseball Great Novel
by Tim Green
When the Little League World Series is on the line, Josh has to keep his mind on the game.
by Kekla Magoon
When Ella meets the only other African-American kid in her school, will she betray her best friend for him?
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading
by Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J.P. Coovert
Charlie Joe resorts to desperate measures to keep from picking up a book.
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel
by Jeanne DuPrau, adapted by Dallas Middaugh, illustrated by Niklas Asker
Two children seek answers and a way to escape a dying city.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
by Catherynne Valente, illustrated by Ana Juan
Leaving behind her safe Omaha home, a young girl sets out on a magical journey.
Hades: Lord of the Dead
by George O’Connor
Descend into the Underworld and meet its master.
How Tía Lola Saved the Summer
by Julia Alvarez
Miguel thinks he's going to have the worst summer ever stuck with a bunch of girls, but surprises are in store.
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China
by Na Liu, illustrated by Andrš Vera Mart̕nez
Eight stories based on the author's memories of growing up in China.
The Mostly True Story of Jack
by Kelly Barnhill
Summer is never boring when you're being pursued by dark forces.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by Robert C. O’Brien, illustrated by Zena Bernstein
To save her family a mother mouse seeks the help of supergenius rats.
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
12-year-old Lanesha and her adopted grandmother struggle to survive Hurricane Katrina.
Turtle in Paradise
by Jennifer L. Holm
During the Great Depression, 11-year-old Turtle discovers a mysterious treasure map while staying with relatives in Florida.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin
An adventurous Chinese girl joins a flightless dragon on an epic quest.
The BP Oil Spill
by Peter Benoit
Describes the causes of the 2010 oil spill and how if affected the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystem.
Digging for Bird-Dinosaurs: An Expedition to Madagascar
by Nic Bishop
Did birds evolve from dinosaurs? To find out, follow a paleontologist from an excavation
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
by Dan Yaccarino
Meet the man behind the snorkel - learn about the life of this famous deep sea explorer.
Henry Aaron’s Dream
by Matt Tavares
The powerful tale of a kid from the segregated South who became baseball's home run king.
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali
by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." The life of the legendary African-American boxer.