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  • Summer Reading List Students Entering 3rd Grade

    IMPORTANTNOTETOPARENTS:PLEASEDONTBECOMECONCERNEDOVERREADINGLEVELS

    InElementaryschool,eachchildisdevelopingontheirowncontinuum,anditisuselesstoassessyourchildsstrengthsasareaderbyhis/herreadinglevelalone.Todevelopstrengthasareader,childrenneedlotsoftimetoreadlotsofbooksthatarejustrightfortheirabilities.

    FAQ:WILLHAVINGMYCHILDREADHARDERBOOKSHELPTHEMGETSTRONGERATREADING?Nope!Exactlytheoppositecanhappen!

    Itiscriticallyimportantthatchildrennotreadbooksthataretoodifficultforthem.Researchhasshownthatreadingbooksthatareatthefrustrationlevelcanactuallystuntareadersgrowth,orsendthembackwardsintheirdevelopment.

    Whenindoubt,helpyourchildselectbooksthatfeelfriendly/familiartootherbookstheyhave

    enjoyed.Also,checkoutseriesbooksmanyofthebooksinthispacketarepartofaseries.Notonlyisitfuntofollowfamiliarcharactersthroughnewadventuresandexperiences,butreadingthroughabookseriescanhelpreadersgrow!

    FAQMYCHILDREALLYCANREADHARDERBOOKSTHROUGHANDWANTSTO!THEYCANREADALLTHEWORDSONTHEPAGEWITHOUTMAKINGMISTAKES.THEYEVENSEEMTOKNOWWHATSGOINGONTHEINSTORY.AREYOUSUREISHOULDNTGIVETHEMMUCHHARDERBOOKS?Goodquestion,butproceedwithcaution!

    Harderbooksoftendealwiththemesandissuesthataremoremature.Thesetexts,whileperhapsreadableordecodablebyyourchild,maynotbedevelopmentallyappropriateforyourchildsage.Also,pleasekeepinmindthatjustbecausereaderscanreadeachwordonthepagesmoothlyandwithouterror,doesnotmeanthattheyareabletocomprehendthesophisticatedthemesandlayeredplotlinesthatthesetextsmaycontain.

    Ifyourchildisdesperatetoreadaharderbook,readitaloudtogether!Theirabilitytocomprehendastorybylisteningtoitreadaloudismuchhigherthantheirabilitytounderstanditalone.Plus,itsalovelywaytobondwithyourchildoveryoursharedloveofreading!

    Haveasafeandhappysummer!

    Bymaintaininganactiveliteracylifeoverthesummer,youensureyourchildthebeststarttothenextgradelevel! HappyReadingandWriting!

    Pleasehelpyourchildselectbooksthatyouare100%confidentyourchildcanreadindependentlywithease,andthatareclearlywrittenforreaderstheageofyourchild.Youwillseetheresultsofthisimportant,carefulbookselectionworkinSeptember!

    GREATWEBSITESFORCHILDRENSBOOKS:http://www.hornbookguide.com,http://www.cbcbooks.org/readinglists/,http://www.nsta.org/publications/ostb/andhttp://www.nsta.org/recommends/

  • LEVELJTITLE AUTHOR FICTION NONFICTIONBeezy(series) McDonald,Megan X DannyAndTheDinosaur(series) Hoff,Syd X Bear(series) Asch,Frank X HenryAndMudge(series) Rylant,Cynthia X LittleBear(series) Minarik,ElseL X CuriousGeorge(series) Rey,Margaret X Poppleton(series) Rylant,Cynthia X Fox(series) Marshall,Edward X Mr.PutterandTabby(series) Rylant,Cynthia X TheSnowyDay Keats,EzraJack X MouseSoup,OwlatHome,etc Lobel,Arnold X TheresAn Mayer,Mercer X WhereTheWildThingsAre Sendak,Maurice X Bugs!Bugs!Bugs! Dussling,Jennifer XCelebratingChanukah:EightNights Kupperstein,Joel XCelebratingChineseNewYear:Nick'sNewYear Drew,Rosa XDinosaurDinners Davis,Lee XEstimating:HowManyGollywomples? Burstein,John XGoingByBus Ashley,Susan XGuineaPigs Macken,JoAnnEarly XSlinky,ScalySnakes Dussling,Jennifer XTheStatueOfLiberty Penner,LucilleRecht XVeterinarian Gorman,Jacqueline X LEVELKTITLE AUTHOR FICTION NONFICTIONArthur'sEarlyChapterBooks(series) Hoban,Lillian X Clifford(series) Brickwell,Norman X GollySisters(series) Byars,Betsy X FrogAndToad(series) Lobel,Arnold X IfYouGiveaMousea(series) Numeroff,L X Madeline(series) Bemelmens,Ludwig X LittleBill(series) Cosby,Bill X NateTheGreat(series) Sharmat,MarjorieW. X CampKnockKnock(series) Douglas,Ann X ThreeDaysOnARiverInARedCanoe Williams,VeraB. X BetsyRossAndtheSilverThimble Greene,Stephanie XChickenAren'tTheOnlyOnes Heller,Ruth XDinosaurTime Parish,peggy XTheEmperor'sEgg Jenkins,Martin XFireFighter Royston,Angela XFirstFlight:TheStoryOfTomTateAnd TheWrightBrothers Shea,George XAGirlNamedHelenKeller Lundell,Margo XKeepTheLightsBurning,Abbie Roop,PeterAndConnie XLookingAtMapsAndGobles Bredeson,Carmen X

  • LEVELLTITLE AUTHOR FICTION NONFICTIONAmeliaBedelia(series) Parish,Peggy X CamJansen(series) Adler,DavidA, X GerogeAndMartha(series) Marshall.James X JudyMoody(series) McDonald,Megan X MissNelsonBooks(series) Allard,Harry X PinkyAndRex(series) Howe,James X BlackLagoon(series) Thaler,Mike X GingerBrown(series) Wyeth,Sharon X DeputyDan(series) Rosenbloom,Joseph X HorribleHarry(series) Kline,Suzy X SongLee(series) Kline,Suzy X TheBravestDogEver:TheTrueStoryOfBalto Standford,Natalie XDinosaurDays Milton,Joyce XDolphin Morris,RobertAda XFromFlowertoHoney Nelson,Robin XFromIdeatoBook Marshall.James XHungry,HungrySharks Cole,Joanna XTheSnowWalker Wetterer,MargaretK. XThinkingAboutAnts Brenner,Barbara XWhales:TheGentleGiants Milton,Joyce XWhat'sItlikeToBeAFish? Pfeffer,Wendy X LEVELMTITLE AUTHOR FICTION NONFICTIONAlexanderandthe(series) Viorst,Judith X Arthur(series) Brown,Marc X SportsStories(series) Christopher,Matt X BaileySchoolKids(series) Dadey,Debbie X PolkStreetSchool(series) Giff,PatriciaReilly X MagicTreehouse(series) Osborne,MaryPope X JunieBJones(series) Park,Barbara X Russell(series) Hurwitz,Johanna X BerenstainBears(series) Berenstain,SandJ X MaryMarony(series) Kline,Suzy X FreckleJuice Blume,Judy X Molly'sPilgrim Cohen,Barbara X TheOneInTheMiddleIsTheGreenKangaroo Blume,Judy X TooManyTamales Soto,Gary X AbeLincoln'sHat Brenner,Martha XBuddy,TheFirstSeeingEyeDog Moore,Eva XFiveTrueDogStories Davidson,Margaret XGeorgeWashington'sMother Fritz,Jean XHowAHouseIsBuilt Gibbons,Gail XKateShelleyAndTheMidnightExpress Wetterer,MargaretK. XAPictureBookOfRosaParks Adler,DavidA. XTitanic:theDisasterThatShockedTheWorld Dubowski,Mark X

  • LEVELNTITLE AUTHOR FICTION NONFICTIONAZMysteries(series) Roy,Ron X AmberBrown(series) Danziger,Paula X EncyclopediaBrown(series) Sobel,David X TheStoriesJulianTells(series) Cameron,Ann X HerbieJones(series) Kline,Suzy X ChickenSunday Polacco,Patricia X TheChocolateTouch Catling,PatrickSkene X HowtoBeCoolinthe3rdGrade Douglas,Ann X MyNameIsMariaIsabel Ada,AlmaF. X ShoeshineGirl Bulla,ClydeR. X AllPigsAreBeautiful KingSmith,Dick XHelenKeller:CourageInthedark Hurwitz,Johanna XHowABookIsMade Aliki XJackieRobinsonAndtheStoryOfAllBlackBaseball O'Connor,Jim XJustAFewWords,Mr.Lincoln Fritz,Jean XLouisBraille,TheBoyWhoInventedBooksForTheBlind Davidson,Margaret XMyGreatAuntArizona Houston,Gloria XPompeiiBuriedAlive! Kunhartz,Edith XSharkAttack! Dubowski,CathyEast XTheTitanic:Lost..AndFound Donnelly,Judy X LEVELOTITLE AUTHOR FICTION NONFICTIONBabysittersClub(series) Martin,AnnM X BaseballSavedUs Mochizuki,Ken X TheBoxcarChildren(series) Warner,GertrudeC. X ChocolateFever Smith,RobertK. X ClassClown,ClassPresident,BaseballFever Hurwitz,Johanna X TheCourageOfSarahNoble Dalgliesh,Alice X AldoApplesauce(series) Hurwitz,Johanna X Henry(series) Cleary,Beverly X TheMouseAndtheMotorcycle(series) Cleary,Beverly X PippiLongstocking(series) Lindgren,Astrid X Ramona(series) Cleary,Beverly X AntCities Dorros,Arthur XBaseball'sBest:FiveTrueStories Gutelle,Andrew XCornIsMaize Aliki XHowMyFamilyLivesInAmerica Kuklin,Susan XIAmRosaParks Parks,RosawithJimHaskins XIsthereLifeInOuterSpace? Branley,FranklynM. XTheStoryOfRubyBridges Coles,Robert XTenTrueAnimalRescues Betancourt,Jeanne XWhat'sTheBigIdea,BenFranklin? Fritz,Jean XSpaceStationPlotandOtherCases Simon,Seymour XGiganticAntsandOtherCases Simon,Seymour X

  • LEVELPTITLE AUTHOR FICTION NONFICTIONHanktheCowdog(series) Erickson,John X FantasticMr.Fox,TheTwits, Dahl,Roald X MagicSchoolBus(series) JoannaCole X TimeWarpTrio(series) Scieszka,Jon X WaysideSchool(series) Sachar,Louis X FlatStanley(series) Brown,Jeff X Skinnybones(series) Park,Barbara X Bunnicula(series) Howe,James X BestSchoolYearEver Robinson,B X BestEnemies Leverich,Kathleen X TarBeach Ringgold,Faith X ThroughGrandpa'sEyes MacLachlan,Patricia X AndrewCarnegie:BuilderOfLibraries Simon,Charman XBaltoAndTheGreatRace Kimmel,ElizabethC. XBrainstorm Tucker,Tom XDinosaurBones Aliki XTheLandILost Huynh,QuangNhuong XTheMagicSchoolBusLostinTheSolarSystem Cole,Joanna XRosa,Parks Greenfield,Eloise XTut'sMummyLost.AndFound Donnelly,Judy XWaterBuffaloDays Huynh,QuangNhuong XWhatAreYouFiguringNow?AStoryAboutBenjaminBanneker Ferris,Jeri X

    Summer Reading

    Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to camp? Check out these hand-picked titles that are ideal for the season.

    Picture Books

    Thunder-Boomer! written by Shutta Crum, illustrated by Carol Thompson A satisfying picture book captures all the drama and power of a summer storm even as it rewards readers with a smaller-scale, homey story. Grade level: K3. 32 pages.

    Sky Magic selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Mariusz Stawarski (Dutton) Striking and boldly colored images fuel this collection of poetry dedicated to the sky, from day to night. Grade level: K3. 32 pages.

    Hooray for Summer! written and illustrated by Kazuo Iwamura In this old-fashioned picture book translated from the Japanese, three little squirrel children play outside until a sudden thunderstorm blows in. Grade level: K3. 28 pages.

    Ready for Anything! written and illustrated by Keiko Kasza (Putnam) Despite the nice weather, melodramatic Raccoon ponders what could go wrong if he and his friend Duck go on a picnic. Grade level: K3. 32 pages.

  • Killer Ants written by Nicholas Nirgiotis, illustrated by Emma Stevenson Nirgiotis brings readers into the ant world via its scariest inhabitants but also includes plenty of fascinating information and colorful close-up illustrations. Grade level: K3. 32 pages.

    The Patterson Puppies and the Rainy Day written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick) The puppy siblings cure their rainy day blues by throwing an indoor beach bash. Grade level: K3. 40 pages.

    The Lion & the Mouse illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown) Pinkneys detailed pencil and watercolor art beautifully conveys Aesops fable of kindness rewarded. Grade level: K3. 40 pages.

    Robot Zot! written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by David Shannon (Simon) Household appliances become the fierce opponents of Robot Zot during his quest to save his betrothed, a lady toy cell phone. Grade level: K3. 40 pages.

    Henry Aarons Dream written and illustrated by Matt Tavares (Candlewick) In this picture book biography, Tavares describes Aarons rise from a boy who didnt have a bat to a baseball star. Grade level: 15. 40 pages.

    The Circus Ship written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick) Humorous illustrations and poems from a variety of perspectives reinvent the true story of a circus shipwreck. Grade level: K3. 40 pages.

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