Summer Children & Teens Reading List

Barb & Victoria's Summer Reading List for Children & Teens

BOARD BOOKS

Rrralph - Lois Ehlert

Duck & Goose: Let's Dance! - Tad Hills

Swim, Duck, Swim! - Susan Lurie

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Jerry Pinkney

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons - Amy Krouse Rosenthal

 

POETRY, SONGS & MOTHER GOOSE

Among a Thousand Fireflies - Helen Frost

One, Two, Three, Mother Goose - Iona Opie

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems - Bob Raczka

What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? : Poems... - Judith Viorst

 

PICTURE BOOKS

Thunder Boy Jr. - Sherman Alexie

Have You Seen Elephant? - David Barrow

Spot, the Cat - Henry Cole

The Animals' Ark - Marianne Dubuc

Chimpanzees For Tea! - Jo Empson

The Night Gardener - Terry Fan

The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits - Douglas Florian

Bear & Hare: Where's Bear? - Emily Gravett

Cricket Song - Anne Hunter

I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) - Rachel Isadora

Tiger and Badger - Emily Jenkins

ABC Dream - Kim Krans

Life Without Nico - Andrea Maturana

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville - Pat Miller

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk - Kabir Sehgal

Twenty Yawns - Jane Smiley

Ten Kisses For Sophie! - Rosemary Wells

The Thank you Book - Mo Willems

One Hundred Bones - Yuval Zommer

Jack's Worry - Sam Zuppardi

 

TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS

The Haunted Library: The Ghost in the Tree House - Dori Butler

The Somewhat True Adventures of Sammy Shine - Henry Cole

Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold - Megan McDonald

A Complicated Case - Ulf Nilsson

The Lighthouse Family: The Otter - Cynthia Rylant

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe - Tricia Springstubb

Hamster Princess: of Mice and Magic - Ursula Vernon

Ellray Jakes Stands Tall! - Sally Warner

The Story of Diva and Flea - Mo Willems

My Life in Pictures - Deborah Zemke

 

BIOGRAPHY

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea - Robert Burleigh

Beatrix Potter & The Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig - Deborah Hopkinson

To the Rescue!: Garrett Morgan Underground - Monica Kulling

Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of a Sportswritre Mary Garber - Sue Macy

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois - Amy Novesky

The Kid From Diamond Street: ... Baseball Legend Edith Houghton - Audrey Vernick

You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! - Jonah Winter

 

NONFICTION

The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorul Vegetarian Recipes - Erin Gleeson

How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh? - Alison Limentani

Otters Love to Play - Jonathan London

The Wildest Race Ever: the Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon - Meghan McCarthy

Just Joking Cats - National Geographic Kids

Yaks Yak: Animal World Pairs - Linda Sue Park, illus. Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Dorothea's Eyes - Barb Rosenstock

Freedom in Congo Square - Carole Weatherford

Nanuk: The Ice Bear - Jeanette Winter

 

FICTION

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard - Jonathan Auxier

Soar - Joan Bauer

The Wild Robot - Peter Brown

The Goblin's Puzzle - Andrew Chilton

Chloe in India - Kate Darnton

Raymie Nightingale - Kate DiCamillo

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle - Janet Fox

Lily and Dunkin - Donna Gephart

Ruby Lee & Me - Shannon Hitchcock

The Land of Forgotten Girls - Erin Entrada Kelly

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island - Dana Levy

When Mischief Came to Town - Katrina Nannestad

The Hero Two Doors Down - Sharon Robinson

Paper Wishes - Lois Sepahban

Friday Barnes: Girl Detective - R.A. Spratt

Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World - Judd Winick

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez - Robin Yardi
 

TEENS

Booked - Kwame Alexander

The Radiant Road - Katherine Catmull

Symptoms of Being Human - Jeff Garvin

Front Lines - Michael Grant

The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge

Golden Boys - Sonya Hartinet

The Girl From Everywhere - Heidi Heilig

Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse

This is the Story of You - Beth Kephart

Where Futures End - Parker Peevyhouse

Anna and the Swallow Man - Gavriel Savit

Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys

The Bitter Side of Sweet - Tara Sullivan

Bluescreen - Dan Wells