This booklist has a variety of SUGGESTED reading for your student. These titles connect to the summer reading theme or are recent new popular titles. Your child can choose from this list, but they are not required to do so. They are encouraged to read any book that interests them.
All Paws on Deck by Jessica Young; James Burks (Illustrator)Meet Haggis and Tank--two dogs with BIG imaginations!Pick a book. Grow a reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Tank is an outgoing Great Dane. Haggis is a grumpy Scottie dog. In the first book in the series, Haggis and Tank set sail as pirates. At first, Haggis doesn't see what Tank does--that an adventure awaits them with just a little imagination! But soon, Haggis joins in and the two friends go on a pirate adventure. They talk like pirates, swab the deck, and even search for buried treasure. This series is full of clever wordplay and homophones that make Haggis and Tank's adventures even more fun!
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
Astrid and Apollo and the Starry Campout by V. T. Bidania; Dara Lashia Lee (Illustrator)Astrid is afraid of the dark and doesn't want to go on her family camping trip. But her twin brother, Apollo, is excited. When they encounter scary things such as crawly bugs and the creepy dark, Apollo helps his twin through them. And when they encounter the scariest thing of all, Astrid might just be the one to save the starry campout.
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
A Day at the Museum by Christine PlattAna & Andrew are excited when Grandma comes to stay. During her visit, the family tours the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and learns about important African American achievements. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Publication Date: 2019-03-15
Fox and Chick: the Party by Sergio RuzzierA 2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award honoree and 2019 ALA Notable Children's Book, now in paperback! Join the dynamic duo as they learn to appreciate their differences:Fox and Chick don't always agree, but Fox and Chick are always friends. With sly humor and companionable warmth, Sergio Ruzzier deftly captures the adventures of these seemingly opposite friends. * Teaches a lesson about accepting and cherishing our differences through sweet and funny characters as they embark on silly adventures * Luminous watercolor illustrations in comic-book panel form entice emerging readers, keeping them engaged and wanting more. * Sergio Ruzzier is a Sendak Fellow whose work has been lauded by the Society of Illustrators,Communication Arts, and the Society of Publication Designers. This hilarious, rollicking read was an NPR Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Notable Children's Book, and a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year. With spare text and airy images, this early chapter book is also accessible to a picture book audience. * Great family and classroom read-aloud book for endless giggles * Perfect for children ages 5 to 8 years old * Ideal for early and emergent readers * Add it to the shelf with books like There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems, Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold.
Publication Date: 2020-08-11
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad--a Caldecott Honor Book! From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other--just as best friends should be. Frog and Toad Are Friends is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success. The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad are Friends), ALA Notable Children's Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children's Book, and Library of Congress Children's Book.
Publication Date: 1970-08-26
The Great Louweezie #1 by Erica S. Perl; Chris Chatterton (Illustrator)Prepare to be amazed as Louise (AKA The Great Louweezie) predicts the future in the first book of this easy-to-read series! Arnold is a large black bear. His best friend, Louise, is a small chipmunk. But one day, Louise insists she is NOT Louise--she's the Great Louweezie, and she can predict the future! But when the Great Louweezie's demands begin to test Arnold's patience, the game feels much less fun. What will happen if friendship isn't in their future?
Publication Date: 2019-01-22
The Haunted House Next Door by Andres Miedoso; Victor Rivas (Illustrator)Meet Desmond Cole! A fearless eight-year-old who runs his own ghost patrol, looking for ghosts, monsters, and mischief makers everywhere. Oh, and he just so happens to be my new best friend...and thank goodness! Because I'm afraid of everything. Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-makers. Most kids spend their days without ever seeing or dealing with a ghost, but some kids get stuck with a haunt. When that happens, they call Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol. Desmond is the hall monitor of ghosts and monsters. There's no job too spooky, icky, or risky for Desmond. I'm not like that at all. My name's Andres Miedoso. I'm Desmond's best friend. We do everything together...including catch ghosts. Seems cool, right? There's only one problem: I'm afraid of everything. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Publication Date: 2017-12-12
Ivy and Bean 1 by Annie BarrowsIvy and Bean are sure they won't like each other. But a little mischief later, and their preconceptions don't stand a chance - suddenly they're best friends.
Publication Date: 2007-04-19
My New Friend Is So Fun!-An Elephant and Piggie Book by Mo WillemsGerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In My New Friend Is So Fun!, Piggie has found a new friend! But is Gerald ready to share?
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro; Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection A Mighty Girl Book of the Year Illinois Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019 Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019 Washington OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019 With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure -- the brand new series Zoey and Sassafras has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages. In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it's up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what's wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it's too late? Each story in the Zoey and Sassafras series features a new magical animal with a problem that must be solved using science. There isn't a set formula for each book; Zoey sometimes needs to run experiments, while other times she needs to investigate a mystery, and yet other times she needs to do research. Zoey models how to keep a science journal through her handwritten entries in each story. Each story is complete with a glossary of the kid-friendly definitions for scientific terms used. The series highlights child-led inquiry science and the topics covered align with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
The Big Adventure by Sally Rippin; Stephanie Spartels (Illustrator)Jack loves camping at the beach. He can sleep in a tent, make campfires and go exploring! But will his adventures take him too far? No more than 50 words on each page. Word art or illustration on every second page to provide reading breaks.
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Isadora Moon Goes Camping by Harriet MuncasterFans of Vampirina and the Princess in Black series will love Isadora Moon: half-fairy, half-vampire, totally unique--and totally outdoorsy! Camping is full of surprises when you're a vampire-fairy! When Isadora Moon and her family go on a camping trip to the beach, they're just like everybody else. They roast marshmallows and build sand castles and sleep in a tent! But in a magical family, anything can happen. And when Isadora goes on a nighttime adventure, she makes an unusual friend under the sea. . . . Sink your fangs into all of Isadora's adventures! Isadora Moon Goes to School Isadora Moon Goes Camping Isadora Moon Goes to the Ballet Isadora Moon Has a Birthday
Publication Date: 2017-08-15
Jack at Bat by Mac Barnett; Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)From New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli, an uproarious early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog. The Lady and Rex have a baseball game against the Big City Brats. Jack is not allowed to swing the bat, so he is told to be the Bat Boy. That is, until the Lady Town Ladies and the Big City Brats are tied. It's up to Jack to hit a home run, but on the way to home plate he spots some snacks . . . Welcome to the laugh-out-loud and irreverent world of Jack, a new early reader series by the New York Times bestselling and award-winning team of Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli.
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
The Lemonade Stand by C. L. Reid; Elena Aiello (Illustrator)It's summer, and Emma and Izzie are bored and broke. Setting up a lemonade stand is a sweet way to solve both those problems! But running a business isn't as easy as it seems. Hopefully their hard work will pay off! Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and this early chapter book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart and a sign language guide.
Publication Date: 2021-08-01
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes by Kate DiCamillo; Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)The porcine wonder is off to the drive-in -- and driven to follow that buttery smell -- in a comic crescendo that reunites a familiar cast of characters. Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the movies. But not Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who think the title of the film is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the fact that the drive-in proudly serves real butter on its Bottomless Bucket of popcorn. So when they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts her snout and becomes a pig on a mission - for what is more heavenly than being hot on the trail of a true butter smell? Masterful slapstick director Kate DiCamillo sends Mercy on a delirious chase, followed by a trail of hapless rescuers that fans will recognize from prior episodes. And Chris Van Dusen's comic retro illustrations perfectly capture a nostalgic pastime - along with the newest antics of a charmingly single-minded pig.
Publication Date: 2009-07-14
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale; Dean Hale; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)Princess Magnolia can't wait to enjoy a much needed vacation. Just as she's about to take a nap in her hammock by the sea, she hears a "ROAR!" The Princess in Black may not get her vacation after all. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.
Publication Date: 2018-08-01
Red, White, and Blue and Katie Woo! by Fran Manushkin; Tammie Lyon (Illustrator)Everyone knows that the Fourth of July is our country's birthday. So after a fun parade, Pedro and JoJo join Katie for a party. It turns into a red, white, and blue day as Katie and her friends celebrate.
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Sadiq and the Explorers by Siman Nuurali; Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)After a hiking trip to a nearby park, Sadiq is inspired to start an Exploring Club. When a neighbor asks the club to create a scavenger hunt for the community's annual Fourth of July celebration, the kids are excited! But before they can lead others on a nature expedition, they'll have to do some exploring of their own.
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
The Spotty Vacation by Sally RippinBillie is going on a plane to visit her grandma! They are going to do so many fun things together. Nothing can go wrong with this vacation...
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Yasmin the Explorer by Saadia Faruqi; Hatem Aly (Illustrator)Every explorer needs a map! Baba encourages Yasmin to make one of her own. But when Yasmin loses sight of Mama at the farmer's market, can her map bring them back together?
Publication Date: 2018-08-01
Chapter Book Series
Bo's Magical New Friend by Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)Meet Rainbow Tinseltail and the unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest, in this magical series from the creator of the bestselling Owl Diaries series! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Bo Tinseltail loves going to Sparklegrove School with the other unicorns. Every unicorn has a magical power. Bo is a Wish Unicorn with the power to grant wishes. Bo has lots of friends, but one thing Bo wants more than anything is a best friend. When a new unicorn named Sunny Huckleberry pops into the forest, will Bo's big wish finally come true? And what will Sunny's Unicorn Power be? Discover this TWINKLE-TASTIC, full-color series from Rebecca Elliott, creator of the USA Today bestselling Owl Diaries series!
Publication Date: 2019-12-26
Game over, Super Rabbit Boy! a Branches Book (Press Start! #1) by Thomas Flintham (Illustrator)Super Rabbit Boy is the strongest, bravest, fastest animal in all the land. . .and he's also the star in a video game! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Uh-oh, Animal Town is in trouble! Meanie King Viking has created a dreaded robot army to spread No Fun across the land. On top of that, he has stolen the happiest and most fun animal ever, Singing Dog. There is only one person who can save the day -- Super Rabbit Boy! Super Rabbit Boy is super fast and super brave, but he's also a video game character living in a video game world. What will happen when Sunny, the boy playing the game, loses each level? Will it be game over for Super Rabbit Boy and all his friends? With full-color art by Thomas Flintham!
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
Hero Dog! by Hilde Lysiak; Matthew Lysiak; Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)Real-life super-sleuth and media sensation Hilde Lysiak's reporting skills are put to the test in this fun early chapter book mystery series! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series -- inspired by news stories Hilde wrote in real life! In this first book, there's been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online? Joanne Lew-Vriethoff's personality-filled illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde's adventures to life for young readers!
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion by Andrea Beaty; David Roberts (Illustrator)Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he's not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So he's totally blown away when Ada Twist's Aunt Bernice inherits an old house from ice-cream mogul Herbert Sherbert that is filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods. But something's not quite right . . . Everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that a number of priceless antiques--which were supposed to help Aunt Bernice pay for the house's upkeep--have gone missing. If they can't find those antiques, Aunt Bernice might lose the house forever. It will take all of Iggy's knowledge of architecture and the help of the other Questioneers--Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Sofia Valdez--to solve the mystery and find the treasure!
Publication Date: 2020-05-12
Let's Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko (Illustrator)Kung Pow Chicken is the superhero everyone has been waiting for!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In this exciting full-color series, Gordon Blue transforms into Kung Pow Chicken, an avian superhero who fights crime in the city of Fowladelphia. The first book in the series kicks off when Gordon's birdy senses lead him to a festival. Suddenly, POOF! Feathers fill the air and shivering naked chickens are everywhere. Why have all these chickens lost their feathers? Forced to wear wooly sweaters, the city itches for a hero. Kung Pow Chicken hops into his Beakmobile to save the day!
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings (Illustrator)Monsters + Humor + Fun = THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons--unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course . . . monsters!
Publication Date: 2013-06-25
Rise of the Earth Dragon: a Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) by Tracey West; Graham Howells (Illustrator)The New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series is "How to Train Your Dragon" meets the Dragon Slayers' Academy, and it's perfect for newly independent readers!Pick a book. Grow a reader. This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! DRAGON MASTERS has it all! Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland's soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons--and they must also uncover their dragons' special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon's special power?
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Biscuit in the Garden by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; Pat Schories (Illustrator)For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody's favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure! Biscuit is excited to explore the garden. From the prettiest flowers to the smallest bugs, there's so much to see. And the little puppy even finds his own special way to add to the garden's bounty! Biscuit in the Garden, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations--which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne; Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark...or will they become a dinosaur's dinner? Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Publication Date: 1992-07-28
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant; Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator); Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)The first book in the acclaimed Ready-to-Read series from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant featuring Henry and his lovable 180-pound dog, Mudge. Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat; Marc Simont (Illustrator)Join the world's greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the lost picture! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! CAN NATE SOLVE THE CASE FOR HIS FRIEND ANNIE? Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery. Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! NatetheGreatBooks.com Praise for the Nate the Great Series ★ "Kids will like Nate the Great." --School Library Journal, Starred "A consistently entertaining series." --Booklist "Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner." --Publishers Weekly "Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years." --Kirkus Reviews "They don't come any cooler than Nate the Great." --The Huffington Post