Ready, Set, Read

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May 16, 2014

The following titles are recommended by the Association for Library Service To Children, a Division of the American Library Association, to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer.

Grades K – 2

Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Chirchir Is Singing by Kelly Cunnane, illustrated by Jude Daly

Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

The Eagles Are Back by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by Wendell Minor

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

It’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacios

More Bears! by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Troy Cummings

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young

Panda Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder, Photographs by Katherine Feng

Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley, Photographs by Nic Bishop

Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Scott Magoon

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems

Grades 3 – 5

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee Hyperion

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Abigail Halpin

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPré

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Kampung Boy by Lat

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories about Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Meanwhile by Jason Shiga

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Carson Ellis

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale

No Talking by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Mark Elliott

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao

100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet by Anna Claybourne

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel, illustrated by Mark Siegel

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Grades 6 – 8

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Axe Cop by Malachai Nicolle, illustrated by Ethan Nicolle

Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle

Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Bone: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrated by Laura Park

The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia Amistad

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead The Wild Book by Margarita Engle

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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