2023 Summer Reading

K-8 Suggested Summer Reading List
Posted on 07/01/2023
A book is open near a pool near some towels and swim goggles.

Choose to read some great books this summer and let your imagination soar! Our suggested list includes a variety of titles for students. Don’t forget to log your reading and bring your log back to school in September!

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Grades K-2: Up-and-Coming Readers

  • Big Shark, Little Shark, and the Spooky Cave by Anna Membrino

  • Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite! by Ashley Spires

  • Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

  • Dark on Light by Dianne White, illustrated by Felicita Sala

  • Emile and the Field by Kevin Young, illustrated by Chioma Ebinama

  • Gigi and Ojiji by Melissa Iwai

  • Hana's Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta, illustrated by Manal Mirza

  • It Fell From the Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

Grades 3-5: Growing Readers

  • Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations by Dav Pilkey

  • Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon

  • Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems by Betsy Franco, illustrated by Priscilla Tey

  • Endlessly Ever After: Pick Your Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Dan Santat

  • Marya Khan and the Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Ani Bushry

  • Riley Reynolds Crushes Costume Day by Jay Albee

  • Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

Grades 6-8: Sophisticated Readers

  • Alma Presses Play by Tina Cane

  • The Chronicles of Deltovia by Olivia Jaimes

  • Global by Eoin Colfer

  • Wish by Barbara O'Connor

  • Karthik Delivers by Sheela Chari

  • The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

  • Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks

  • Twin Cities by Jose Pimienta

  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

  • Space Case by Stuart Gibbs