May 31, 2015

Summer Reading and Book Suggestions

While I miss seeing my students over the summer months, I do enjoy the extra time I get to spend reading books.  I hope my students take advantage of this special time and continue to read throughout the summer.

The last few weeks of school I spend time with each classroom to discuss the importance and rewards of reading over the summer.  I promised students who read a specific number of books an extra recess party when they return to school in the fall.  There will be music, popsicles, and a free book!  More information can be found at the media center's website. The Hilliard Public Library asks elementary students to read twelve hours between May 3oth to August 1st - that's about 15 minutes a day.  Students who participate in this summer reading program can earn free prizes like coupons, a book, and entry into a raffle to win a bike!  More information can be found at:

To encourage students to read over the summer, I book talked some new and exciting books.  Below are the lists organized by grade level.  All of these books can be found at the Hilliard Public Library.

Happy summer reading to all my students!  I hope to see you at Teacher Tuesdays at the public library, at summer check out, or at the Little Free Library.  May your summer be filled with exciting adventures and experiences both real and fictional.  Enjoy your summer, day by day and book by book!

Grades Kindergarten & 1st
Max & Milo books by Heather & Ethan Long
Ordinary People Change the World books by Brad Meltzer
Extraordinary Warren books by Sarah Dillard
Ink & Scribbles books by Ethan Long
Mr. Ball books by Michael Townsend
Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Aqualicious by Victoria Kann
Ballet Cat by Bob Shea
Palace Pets books by Tennant Redbank
Lego Friends (DK Readers) books by various authors
Ten Rules for Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti
Dino-Boarding and Dino-Wrestling by Lisa Wheeler
Ninja by Arree Chung
Ricky Ricotta’s Might Robots books by Dav Pilkey
Lego Star Wars (DK Readers) books by various authors

Grades 2nd & 3rd
Undead Pets books by Sam Hay
Snoop Troop books by Kirk Scroggs
Bird and Squirrel by James Burks
Mr. Puzzle books by Chris Eliopoulos
Platypus Police Squad by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Treehouse Books by Andy Griffiths
Anna & Elsa chapter books by Erica David
Lego Friends chapter books by various authors
The Never Girls by Kiki Thorpe
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robots books by Dav Pilkey (Dan Santat illustrator)
Sasquatch and Aliens by Charise Mericle Harper
Arnie the Doughnut books Laurie Keller

Grades 4th & 5th
The Zodiac Legacy by Stan Lee
The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
Science Fiction
The Imaginary Veterinary books by Suzanne Selfors
Game Over, Pete Watson by Joe Schreiber 
Realistic Fiction
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
Rain Reign by Ann Martin
Historical Fiction
Ranger in Time books by Kate Messner
I Funny books by James Patterson
The Contract and Hit and Miss by Derek Jeter
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamison
Scary Tales books by James Preller
Eddie Red Undercover by Marcia Wells
School for Spies books by Bruce Hale
El Deafo by Cece Bell

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