Summer Book List

A Universe of Stories: Recommended New Books for Summer 2019

Compiled by Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian, Elm Grove Public Library

Kindergarten – Grade 1

Adrian Simcox does not have a horse Opens in new windowAdrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell and Corinna Luyken 

Clackety track : poems about trains Opens in new windowClackety Track:  Poems About Trains by Skila Brown; illustrated by James Christoph

Fox the tiger Opens in new windowFox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor

I lost my tooth! Opens in new windowI Lost My Tooth (Unlimited Squirrels) by Mo Willems

Motor Mouse Opens in new windowMotor Mouse by Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard

The night sky : a Frozen discovery book Opens in new windowThe Night Sky:  A Frozen Discovery Book (Disney NF)

Pedro’s big break Opens in new windowPedro’s Big Break by Fran Manushkin

The sun is kind of a big deal Opens in new windowThe Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk (NF)

Sweety Opens in new windowSweety by Andrea Zuill

Tiny, perfect things Opens in new windowTiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper

What is inside THIS box? Opens in new windowWhat Is Inside This Box? By Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Olivier Tallec

Which one doesn’t belong? : playing with shapes Opens in new windowWhich One Doesn’t Belong?  Playing with Shapes by Christopher Danielson

Grades 2-3

Anne arrives Opens in new windowAnne Arrives adapted by Kallie George; pictures by Abigail Halpin

Earthrise : Apollo 8 and the photo that changed the world Opens in new windowEarthrise:  Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World written by James Gladstone; illustrated by Christy Lundy (NF)

The eye that never sleeps : how Detective Pinkerton saved President Lincoln Opens in new windowThe Eye That Never Sleeps:  How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln words by Marissa Moss, illustrations by Jeremy Holmes (NF)

Knights vs. dinosaurs Opens in new windowKnights VS. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan

My father’s words Opens in new windowMy Father’s Words by Patricia MacLachlan (grade 3)

Pedro’s big break Opens in new windowPedro’s Big Break by Fran Manushkin

Sport : ship dog of the Great Lakes Opens in new windowSport:  Ship Dog of the Great Lakes written by Pamela Cameron; illustrated by Renée Graef

Superman and the menace on Mercury : a solar system adventure Opens in new windowSuperman and the Menace on Mercury :  A Solar System Adventure

Fast-forward to the future Opens in new windowTime Jumpers:  Fast-Forward to the Future by Wendy Mass

The truth about dolphins Opens in new windowThe Truth About Dolphins by Maxwell Eaton III (NF)

Grades 4-5

50 things to see with a telescope : a young stargazer’s guide Opens in new window50 Things to See with a Telescope:  a Young Stargazer’s Guide by John A. Read (NF))

Dactyl Hill Squad Opens in new windowThe Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older

Front desk Opens in new windowFront Desk by Kelly Yang

Inkling Opens in new windowInkling by Kenneth Oppel

Louisiana’s way home Opens in new windowLouisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Merci Suárez changes gears Opens in new windowMerci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

My father’s words Opens in new windowMy Father’s Words by Patricia MacLachlan

National parks of the U.S.A. Opens in new windowNational Parks of the USA written by Kate Siber, illustrated by Chris Turnham (NF)

The Parker inheritance Opens in new windowThe Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Shouting at the rain Opens in new windowShouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Grade 6

50 things to see with a telescope : a young stargazer’s guide Opens in new window50 Things to See with a Telescope:  a Young Stargazer’s Guide by John A. Read (NF)

Dactyl Hill Squad Opens in new windowThe Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older

Drawing aliens, spacecraft, and other stuff beyond the galaxy : 4D an augmented reading drawing experience Opens in new windowDrawing Aliens, Spacecraft, and Other Stuff Beyond the Galaxy by Clara Cella; illustrated by S. Altmann (NF)

Front desk Opens in new windowFront Desk by Kelly Yang

Inkling Opens in new windowInkling by Kenneth Oppel

Louisiana’s way home Opens in new windowLouisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Merci Suárez changes gears Opens in new windowMerci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

National parks of the U.S.A. Opens in new windowNational Parks of the USA written by Kate Siber, illustrated by Chris Turnham (NF)

The Parker inheritance Opens in new windowThe Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Grades 7-8

Airborn Opens in new windowAirborn by Kenneth Oppel

The assassination of Brangwain Spurge Opens in new windowThe Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by MT Anderson and Eugene Yelchin

The complete cookbook for young chefs. Opens in new windowThe Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs from America’s Test Kitchen (NF)

Illegal Opens in new windowIllegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin (Graphic)

The Parker inheritance Opens in new windowThe Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and The war of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of AmericaSpooked!  How a radio broadcast and the War of the Worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America by Gail Jarrow (NF)

The truth as told by Mason Buttle Opens in new windowThe Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Jolly foul play : a Wells & Wong mystery Opens in new windowWong and Wells Mysteries:  Murder is Bad Manners (Book 1) by Robin Stevens