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2017-2018 Summer Reading List
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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2017-2018 Summer Reading list

Gilliard Elementary School


Any books by the following authors:


Kevin Henkes

Eric Carle

Alyssa Capucilli

Elisa Minarik

Norman Bridwell

Ezra Jack Keats

Anna Dewdney

Al Perkins

Rosemary Wells

Bill Martin


Also Read the following:

Alphabet Books

Counting Books


Summer Reading List: 2017-2018

  First Grade

Students should choose two of the following books:

Mice Mischief: Math Facts in Action by Carolin Stills

Math Attack by Joan Horton

Ben rides by Mat Davies

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois

*These books are available at the Public Library

Third Grade

Fiction Books

(If it is a series book, you may read any book in the series)

Max and Ruby (series books) by Rosemary Wells

Cam Jansen (series books) by David Adler

Mr. Putter and Tabby (series books) by Cynthia Rylant

Young Can Jansen (series books) by David Adler

Henry and Mudge (series books) by Cynthia Rylant

Biscuit (series books) by Alyssa Capucilli

Arthur’s Family Vacation by Marc Brown

Fly High, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

Tacky Goes to Camp by Helen Lester

Pete at the Beach by James Dean

Clifford Sees America by Norman Birdwell


Nonfiction Books

Fly Guy Presents: Sharks by Tedd Arnold

Dolphins by Seymour Simon

Twisters by Kate Hayden

Fly Guy Presents: Space by Tedd Arnold

Mammal Mania by Debra Housel

Surprise Puppy by Judith Walker-Hodge

Trains by Thea Feldman


Second Grade

*Each of the following titles has a series available

Fly Guy

Henry and Mudge


Mr. Putter and Tabby

Splat Cat


Junie B. Jones Gets Ready for 2nd Grade

Barbara Park


Fourth Grade

Required Reading:

Because of Winn Dixie


Suggested Reading:

How to Eat Fried Worms

James and the Giant Peach

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Magic Tree House series

Louis Sacher books

Beverly Cleary books

Fifth Grade

Lost and Found by Andrew Clements

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of Fifth Grade

by Kenneth Dirby

What Should Joey Do? by Jack Gantos

No Talking by Andrew Clements

The View form Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

Bud, Not Buddy byChristopher Paul Curtis

Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Sounder byWilliam HowardArmstrong

Fever 1793 by Laurie Anderson

Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan




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