2020 Summer Reading List - Elementary Grades

Note: The following books are only suggestions.  Please feel free to add any books that are appropriate for your reader.  The staff in the Children/Youth Services area of the Huntsville-Madison County Public LIbrary and/or other local library branches will also have many wonderful suggestions for you.

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  • The Mixed-up Chameleon by Eric Carle
  • My Five Senses by Aliki
  • Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
  • Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
  • Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola
  • Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg
  • The Little Red Hen by Margot Zemach
  • Three Little Bears by Paul Galdone
  • The Three Little Pigs by Rodney Peppe
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
First Grade
  • Arthur series by Marc Brown
  • Berenstain Bear series by Jan and Stan Berenstain
  • Clifford series by Norman Bridwell
  • Franklin series by Paulette Bourgeois
  • Froggy series by Johnathan London
  • Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
  • Rainbow Fish by March Pfister
  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
  • Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove
  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Morris the Moose by Bernard Wiseman
Second Grade
  • Berenstain Bear series by Jan and Stan Berenstain
  • Polk Street Gang series by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Arthur’s Prize Reader by Lillian Hoban
  • The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe
  • The Day Jimmy’s Boa At the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
  • Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
  • Frog and Toad Together by James Marshall
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
  • When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
  • Many Moons by James Thurber
  • The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel
Third Grade
  • Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parrish
  • Arthur series by Marc Brown
  • Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline
  • Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Boxcar Children by Getrude Chandler Warner
  • Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack
  • Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
  • Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Teammates by Peter Golenbock
  • Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
  • Pinky and Rex by James Howe
  • Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
  • The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Fourth Grade
  • Cam Jansen series by David Adler
  • Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar
  • Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald J. Sobol
  • Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  • Harriet, the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
  • Julian, Secret Agent by Ann Cameron
  • Baseball Fever by Johanna Hurwitz
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
  • The Stories that Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
  • Dog on Third Base by Constance Hiser
  • Little House in Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgleish
Fifth Grade
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsberg
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Skinnybones by Barbara Park
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  • Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
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