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NMS Summer Reading List 2018

The following Summer Reading resource guide includes suggestions of authors and books to enjoy with your children. Feel free to use this as a guide as you continue to explore literature and the joy of reading this summer. While these happen to be some of my favorite titles and authors, please remember that it is important to read books that are enjoyable for your child and reflect his/her personal interests! Sharing a book by reading aloud, regardless of the age of your child, is strongly encouraged. You can also find excellent book selection tools and summer reading resources at your local public library and online. Some of my favorite sites include:

PBS Summer Reading

Reading Rockets

Association for Library Service to Children

Barnes & Noble Kid’s Books

Scholastic Books & Reading for Parents

Finally, if you don’t have a public library card yet, please stop into your local public library to familiarize yourself with all they offer and keep reading over the summer!


Asch, Frank - Happy Birthday Moon, Milk and Cookies, Moondance

Brett, Jan - The Mitten, Annie and the Wild Animals, The Mermaid

Bunting, Eve - Frog and Friends, Our Library, Pirate Boy

Carle, Eric - The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket

Couric, Katie - The Brand New Kid, The Blue Ribbon Day

Depaola, Tomie - Strega Nona series, Pancakes for Breakfast

DiCamillo, Kate - Mercy Watson series, La La La

Ehlert, Lois - Planting a Rainbow, Growing Vegetable Soup, Eating the Alphabet

Fleming, Denise - In the Tall, Tall Grass, In the Small, Small Pond, Barnyard Banter

Henkes, Kevin - When Spring Comes, Lilly series, Kitten’s First Full Moon

Johnson, Crockett - Harold Series

Keats, Ezra Jack- Willie’s Whistle, Peter’s Chair, A Letter to Amy, Over in the Meadow

Lionni, Leo - Swimmy, An Extraordinary Egg, Frederick

Martin, Bill - Chicka Chicka series, Polar Bear Polar Bear What do you Hear?

Mayer, Mercer - Little Critter series

McClosky, Robert - Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal

Numeroff, Laura - If You Give a Mouse a Muffin series

Peet, Bill - The Caboose Who Got Loose, The Whingdingdilly, Ella the Elephant

Penn, Audrey - The Kissing Hand, Chester Raccoon series

Polacco, Patricia - Rechenka’s Eggs, The Keeping Quilt, Remembering Vera

Prelutsky, Jack - A Pizza the Size of the Sun, Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face, Me I Am!

Rathmann, Peggy - Officer Buckle and Gloria, Good Night Gorilla

Rylant, Cynthia - Henry and Mudge Series

Silverstein, Shel - The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends

Tullet, Herve - Press Here, Mix It Up

Wells, Rosemary - Max and Ruby series

Willems, Mo - Elephant and Piggie series

Ziefert, Harriet - Bigger than Daddy, It’s Time to Go to Sleep, Pig Wig


Avi - Beyond the Sea series, The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts

Banks, Lynne Reid - The Indian in the Cupboard

Barkley, Callie - The Critter Club series

Cleary, Beverly - The Mouse and The Motorcycle, Ribsy, Ramona series, Dear Mr Henshaw

Clements, Andrew - Frindle, Lost and Found, No Talking

Creech, Sharon - Walk Two Moons, Love That Dog

Dahl, Roald - The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda

DiCamillo, Kate - The Tale of Desperaux, Because of Winn-Dixie

Freedman, Russell - The Boston Tea Party, Out of Darkness

Funke, Cornelia - Inkheart series

Gantos, Jack - Joey Pigza series

Jacques, Brian - Redwall series

Kinney, Jeff - Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Lowry, Lois - Anastasia series, Sam Krupnik series, The Giver

Martin, Ann - Baby-Sitters Club series

Paulsen, Gary - Hatchet, Road Trip, Dogsong

Ron, Roy - A to Z Mystery series

Rowling, J. K. - Harry Potter series

Sachar, Louis - Wayside School series, Holes, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

Simon, Coco - Cupcake Diaries series

Stilton, Geronimo - Geronimo and Thea Stilton series

Stine, R. L. - Goosebumps series

White, E. B. - Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web

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