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2018 Summer Reading List


For a useful take-along record of titles, obtain our printable PDF.

Image Books

Instructed grade degree for all entries: PS–2

Crown: An Ode to the Contemporary Lower by Derrick Barnes; illus. by Gordon C. James (Millner/Bolden/Agate)
Home windows by Julia Denos; illus. by E. B. Goodale (Candlewick)
How Are You? / ¿Cómo estás? by Angela Dominguez (Holt)
A Spherical of Robins by Katie Hesterman; illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Paulsen/Penguin)
Pie Is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard; illus. by Jason Chin (Porter/Roaring Brook)
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (Candlewick)
The Little Pink Cat Who Ran Away and Discovered His ABC’s (the Onerous Method) by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown)
Cricket within the Thicket: Poems About Bugs by Carol Murray; illus. by Melissa Candy (Ottaviano/Holt)
The Discipline by Baptiste Paul; illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara (NorthSouth)
Robust as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Grew to become the Strongest Man on Earth by Don Tate (Charlesbridge)

Simple Readers and Major Grades

Instructed grade degree for all entries: 1–three

It’s Shoe Time! [Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!] by Bryan Collier with extra illustrations by Mo Willems (Hyperion)
The Fact About Bears; The Fact About Dolphins; and The Fact About Hippos by Maxwell Eaton III (Porter/Roaring Brook)
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman; illus. by Isabel Greenberg (Greenwillow)
I’m Simply No Good at Rhyming: And Different Nonsense for Mischievous Children and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris; illus. by Lane Smith (Little, Brown)
The place’s Halmoni? by Julie Kim (Little Bigfoot/Sasquatch)
Barkus by Patricia MacLachlan; illus. by Marc Boutavant (Chronicle)
A Completely different Pond by Bao Phi; illus. by Thi Bui (Capstone)
Methods to Be an Elephant: Rising Up within the African Wild by Katherine Roy (Macaulay/Roaring Brook)
Child Monkey, Non-public Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin; illus. by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
Charlie & Mouse and Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder; illus. by Emily Hughes (Chronicle)


Instructed grade degree for all entries: four–6

Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Algonquin)
Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley (Dial)
The Penderwicks at Final by Jeanne Birdsall (Knopf)
Be Ready by Vera Brosgol; shade by Alec Longstreth (First Second/Roaring Brook)
Older than Dust: A Wild however True Historical past of Earth by Don Brown and Mike Perfit; illus. by Don Brown (Houghton)
Writing Radar: Utilizing Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Nice Tales by Jack Gantos (Farrar)
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke; shade by Alex Campbell and Hilary Sycamore (First Second/Roaring Brook)
Hi there, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow)
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez (Viking)
The Woman Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Artwork Modified Science by Joyce Sidman (Houghton)

Center Faculty

Instructed grade degree for all entries: 6–eight

Hurricane Little one by Kheryn Callender (Scholastic)
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya (Viking)
Votes for Girls!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Poll by Winifred Conkling (Algonquin)
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic)
All’s Faire in Center Faculty by Victoria Jamieson (Dial)
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson (Levine/Scholastic)
The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Speaking with the Lifeless by Deborah Noyes (Viking)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds (Marvel/Disney)
Ascent by Roland Smith (Houghton)
Piecing Me Collectively by Renée Watson (Bloomsbury)

Excessive Faculty

Instructed grade degree for all entries: 9 and up

Changing into Kareem: Rising Up On and Off the Courtroom by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld (Little, Brown)
Youngsters of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Holt)
Panorama with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick)
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Freeform/Disney)
I Have Misplaced My Method by Gayle Forman (Viking)
Give Me Some Fact by Eric Gansworth (Levine/Scholastic)
Turtles All of the Method Down by John Inexperienced (Dutton)
The Style Committee by Susan Juby (Viking)
Strangers by David A. Robertson (HighWater)
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second/Roaring Brook)

These titles have been featured within the 2018 Summer time Studying record.

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