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10+ Great Summer Reads Before School Starts—Kindergarten through 5th Grade

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July 2013

Want your kids to love reading just as much as you do? Are there still a few books that you would like your kids to read before their first day? Here are some popular suggestions for your kiddos that will make them fall in love with reading and get them excited and prepared for their next year!


Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

First Grade

The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Second Grade

Poop by Nicola Davies

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Third Grade

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Fourth Grade

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Fifth Grade

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

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