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Summer Reading List By Grade Level K-2

Recommended Books for Kindergarten 

  • Little blue truck by Alice Schertle

  • Llama llama red pajama by Anna Dewdney

  • Brown brown what do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.

  • Giraffes can't dance by Giles Andreae

  • The pout pout fish by Deborah Diesen

  • Chicka chicka boom boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

  • Chicka chicka 1, 2,3 by Bill Martin, Jr.

  • The way I feel by Janan Cain

  • The three little pigs by Paul Galdone

  • The three bears by Paul Galdone

  • The little red hen by Paul Galdone

  • The three little kittens by Paul Galdone

  • The gingerbread boy by Paul Galdone

  • The gingerbread girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst

  • Goodnight gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

  • Officer buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

  • If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Numeroff

  • If you give a moose a muffin by Laura Numberoff

  • If you give a dog a donut by Laura Numeroff

  • If you give a cat a cupcake by Laura Numeroff

  • David goes to school by David Shannon

  • No, David by David Shannon

  • Bugs in my hair by David Shannon

  • Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

  • Miss Bindergarten celebrates the last day of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

  • ?The kissing hand by Audrey Penn

  • The night before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

  • The pigeon has to go to school! by Mo Willems

  • Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! by Mo Willems

  • Miss Bindergarten celebrates the 100th day of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

  • Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

  • Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

  • Love you forever by Robert Munsch

  • Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

  • Mittens by Lola M. Schaefer

  • The M & M's counting book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath

  • Teddy Bear Addition by Barbara Barbieri McGrath

  • Teddy Bear Subtraction by Barbara Barbieri McGrath

  • Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann

  • Baby bear see blue by Ashley Wolff

  • The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

  • Curious George by H.A. Rey

  • Little Critters by Mercer Mayer

  • One fish two fish red fish blue fish by Dr. Seuss

  • 10 apples on top by Dr. Seuss

  • Hop on pop by Dr. Seuss

  • Go dog go by P.D. Eastman

  • ?Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain

  • Goodnight moon by Maragret Wise Brown

  • Duck and Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

  • Any nursery rhymes help students to recognize rhyming words, patterns, and predictions of events.

Recommended Books for 1st Grade

  • Clifford by Norman Bridwell

  • We are growing by Mo Willems

  • Hi Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

  • Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel

  • I am a rainbow by Dolly Parton

  • My coat of many colors by Dolly Parton

  • Violet the pilot by Steve Green

  • Max and the tag along moon by Floyd Cooper

  • Last stop on market street by Matt de la Pena

  • Click, clack moo Doreen Cronin

  • Bear feels scared by Karma Wilson

  • Bear’s new friend by Karma Wilson

  • Harry the dirty dog by Gene Zion

  • Splat the cat by Rob Scotton

  • The night before first grade by Natasha Wing

  • Fox in socks by Dr. Seuss

  • Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss

  • Cat in the hat by Dr. Seuss

  • Pout pout by Deborah Diesen

  • Go away big green monster by Ed Emberley

  • Elmer by David McKee

  • Frank and Bean by Jamie Michalak

  • The Bad Seed by Jory John

  • The Good Egg by Jory John

  • I lost my tooth by Mo Willems

  • Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

  • Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

  • Straws by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

  • Clark the shark by Bruce Hale

  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

  • Owen by Kevin Henkes

  • Lilly’s purple plastic purse by Kevin Henkes

  • Are you my mother? By P.D. Eastman

  • What if everyone did that? By Ellen Javernick

  • Do unto otters: a book of manners by Laurie Keller

  • Potato pants by Laurie Keller

  • The crayon box that talked by Shane Devolf

  • Grumpy monkey by Suzanne Lang

  • Spaghetti in a hot dog bun by Maria Dismondy

  • The recess queen by Alexis O’Neill

  • A bad case of tattle tongue by Julia Cook

  • A bad case of stripes by David Shannon

  • Stand tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

  • The invisible boy by Trudy Ludwig

  • Pig the pug by Aaron Blabey

  • Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

  • A creepy pair of underwear by Aaron Reynolds

  • The cool bean by Jory John

  • Those shoes by Maribeth Boelts

  • After the fall: how Humpty Dumpty got up by Dan Santat

  • Beekle by Dan Santat

Recommended Books for 2nd Grade

  • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

  • Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney

  • Dog man by Dav Pilkey

  • Captain underpants by Dav Pilkey

  • Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne

  • The giving tree by Shil Silverstein

  • Where the sidewalks ends by Shil Silverstein

  • I survived series by Lauren Tarshis

  • Who was/is? Series

  • What was/is? Series

  • Narwhal by Ben Clanton

  • Fly guy presents series by Tedd Arnold

  • National Geographic Level 2 Readers

  • Boxcar children by Gertrude Warner

  • Amelia Bedila by Peggy Parish

  • I’m not just a scribble by Diane Alber

  • Scribble stones by Diane Alber

  • Snippets by Diane Alber

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

  • Be you by Peter H. Reynolds

  • I am peace by Peter H. Reynolds

  • The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt
  • The day the crayons came home by Drew Daywalt
  • First day jitters by Julia Danneberg
  • Last day blues by Julia Danneberg
  • Tops and bottoms by Janet Stevens
  • Any fables such as the Tortoise and the Hare, The Little boy who cried wolf, Anansi, The new emperor’s new clothes, etc...
  • The Wolf who cried boy by Bob Hartman 
  • Any fairy tales such as the three little pigs, the three bears, jack and the beanstalk etc..
  • The true story of the three little pigs by Jon Scieszka
  • The other side of the story series by various authors
  • The night before second grade by Natasha Wing
  • My mouth is a volcano
  • Enemy Pie
  • Alexander and the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day by Viost
  • I don’t want to be a frog
  • Oh, the places you’ll go by Dr. Seuss
  • Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
  • Pickles to Pittsburgh
  • Animals should definitely not wear clothes by Judi Barrett
  • Any books by Gail Gibbons
  • The Hat by Jan Brett
  • The Mittens by Jan Brett
  • My Lucky Day
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  • Mouse and the motorcycle by Bevelry Cleary
  • Ramona by Bevelry Cleary
  • Where the wild things are
  • The black lagoon series by Mike Thaler
  • Mr. Putty and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant
  • Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
  • The relatives came by Cynthia Rylant
  • Mechanimals 
  • Rosie the Revere Engineer
  • Fish is fish by Leo Lionni
  • Rainbow Fish by Marcus Psifer

This a printable reading journal to print out to use with your child over the summer months.

https://imaginationsoup.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Summer-Reading-Journal.pdf

Feel free to contact me anytime over the summer with questions, thoughts, or comments. Please leave a message or send an email.

Jennifer Mann, Librarian

Adair County Primary Center

158 Col. Casey Dr.

Columbia, Ky, 42728

jennifer.mann@adair.kyschools.us

270-384-3367 ext. 3114 





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