May 13, 2017

Summer Reading Book Suggestions

The last few weeks of school I discussed with my students the importance of reading over the summer and encouraged them to participate in the public library's summer reading program.  Students who complete the summer reading program can turn in their reading log to Mrs. Merkle when they return to school in August, and receive an invite to an extra recess party to celebrate Greensview's summer readers. 

To keep in touch with students over the summer months, I will be hosting Teacher Tuesdays at Upper Arlington's Lane Road Public Library.  Students can meet up with Greensview Elementary teachers on June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, and July 25th from 3:00pm-4:00pm.  

To get students excited 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 public library.

Happy summer reading to all my students!  I hope to see you at Teacher Tuesdays at the public library and can't wait celebrate your reading when we return to school in the fall.  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 K & 1
Picture Books
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by James Dean
Peterrific (Pinkalicious) by Victoria Kann
Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelley Becker
Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller
Night Night, Groot by Brendan Deneen
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea
Bob, Not Bob! by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Blobfish Throws a Party by Miranda Paul
Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins
The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk
The Nuts: Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin
Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske
Sea Monkey & Bob by Aaron Reynolds
Triangle by Mac Barnett
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt
The Good for Nothing Button! by Charise Mericle Harper
I Am Not a Chair! by Ross Burach
We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin
You Don’t Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman

Graphic Novels
Adventures in Cartooning books (4) by James Sturm
Narwhal and Jelly books (2) by Ben Clanton
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
The Bad Guys books (3) by Aaron Blabey

Chapter Books
Lego Nexo Knights books (4) by Tracey West & Kate Howard
Disney Princess Beginnings books (2) by Tessa Roehl
Bad Kitty Takes a Test by Nick Bruel
The Princess in Black #4: Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
Rider Woofson books (7) by Walker Styles
Magic Animal Rescue books (2) by E.D. Baker
Press Start! books (2) by Thomas Flintham
Goldie Blox books (2) by Stacy McNulty
Moby Shinobi books (2) by Luke Flowers


GRADES 2 & 3
New Books from a Series
Bad Kitty Takes the Test by Nick Bruel
The Princess in Black #4: Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
The 65-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
Hamster Princess #3: Ratpunzel by Ursula Vernon
Hamster Princess #4: Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon

Graphic Novels
Adventures in Cartooning books (4) by James Sturm
Narwhal and Jelly books (2) by Ben Clanton
CatStonauts books (2) by Drew Brockington
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
The Bad Guys books (3) by Aaron Blabey
Caveboy Dave by aaron Reynolds

Funny
Marty Pants by Mark Parisi

Jake the Fake by Craig Robinson
Hamster-saurus Rex books (2) by Tom O’Donnell
Fizzopolis books (3) by Brian Sheesley

Action
Nexo Knights: The Forbidden Power by Max Brallier
Press Start! books (2) by Thomas Flintham
Rider Woofson books (7) by Walker Styles

Fantasy
Third Grade Mermaid by Peter Raymundo
Magic Animal Rescue books (2) by E.D. Baker
Goldie Blox books (2) by Stacy McNulty



GRADES 4 & 5
Fantasy
Trials of Apollo #2: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Science Fiction
Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson

Realistic Fiction
Braced by Alyson Gerber
The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff

Historical Fiction
Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Survival
Horizon by Scott Westerfeld

Mystery
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

Graphic Novel
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
Caveboy Dave by Aaron Reynolds
Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson

Humor
Marty Pants by Mark Parisi
Welcome to Wonderland books (2) by Chris Grabenstein 
65-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffith
Max Crumbly books (2) by Rachel Renee Russell
Jake the Fake by Craig Robinson

Animal Fiction
Hamster-saurus Rex books (2) by Tom O’Donnell
Hamster Princess #3: Ratpunzel by Ursula Vernon
Hamster Princess #4: Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon

Notable Summer Release
Babymouse Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School! by Jennifer Holms (out on July 4th)

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