Summer Book List

Recommended Reading for Summer 2018 at the Elm Grove Library

Kindergarten - Grade 1 

After the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up againAfter the Fall by Dan Santat 

Baby Monkey, private eyeBaby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick 

A busy creature’s day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbordA Busy Creature’s Day Eating: An Alphabetical Smorgasborg by Mo Willems 

The fieldThe Field by Baptiste Paul 

FloatyFloaty by John Himmelman 

Hello LighthouseHello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall. 

I walk with VanessaI Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoët 

If Picasso painted a snowmanIf Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy Newbold 

The legend of rock paper scissorsThe Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex 

Natsumi!Natsumi! by Susan Lendroth 

Sometimes you flySometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate 

A stone for SaschaA Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker 

Grades 2-3 

BobBob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead 

The Chicken Squad : the first misadventureThe Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin 

The creature of the pinesThe Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz (The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1) 

Crown : an ode to the fresh cutCrown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes 

A different pondA Different Pond by Bao Phi 

Grand CanyonGrand Canyon by Jason Chin 

How to be an elephant : growing up in the African wildHow to be an Elephant by Katherine Roy 

Princess Cora and the crocodilePrincess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Schlitz 

There’s a zombie in my bathtubThere’s a Zombie in my Bathtub by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver (Here’s Hank series, Book 5) 

Welcome home!Welcome Home! by Kristin Earhart (Misty Inn, Book 1) 


Grades 4-5 

Black Panther : the young princeBlack Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith 

BobBob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead 

The book of BoyThe Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 

Chess for childrenChess for Children by Sabrina Chevannes 

The creature of the pinesThe Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz (The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1) 

The girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed scienceThe Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Meridian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman 

The girl who saved ChristmasThe Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig 

Out of the wild nightOut of the Wild Night by Blue Balliet 

Secret codersSecret Coders by Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders series, Book 1) 

Castle in the stars. Book 1, The space race of 1869The Space Race of 1869 by Alex Alice (Castle in the Stars, Book 1) 

Strongheart : wonder dog of the silver screenStrongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming 

Tumble & BlueTumble and Blue by Cassie Beasley 

WishtreeWishtree by Katherine Applegate 

New sequels to popular series for grades 4-5 

Emily Windsnap and the falls of the forgotten islandEmily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island by Liz Kessler (fantasy/mermaid) 

Mr. Lemoncello’s great library raceMr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein (adventure/mystery) 

The Penderwicks at lastThe Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall (family story) 

The Terrible Two go wildThe Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett (humor) 

The unmapped seaThe Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #5) (fantasy) 

The war I finally wonThe War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (historical fiction) 

The wild robot escapesThe Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown (science fiction)

Grades 6-8 

Al Capone throws me a curveAl Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz by Gennifer Choldenko 

All’s faire in middle schoolAll’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson  (Graphic)  

Aru Shah and the end of timeAru Shah and the End of Time (Rick Riordan Presents) by Roshani Chokshi  

Batman : NightwalkerBatman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu  

Beyond the bright seaBeyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk  

The book of BoyThe Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock  

Framed! : a T.O.A.S.T. mysteryFramed!by James Ponti 

Honor among thievesHonor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre 

Long way downLong Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Newbery Honor 2018) 

Mapping the bonesMapping the Bones by Jane Yolen 

The miscalculations of Lightning GirlThe Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty 

Not if I save you firstNot If I Save You First by Ally Carter 

The serpent’s secretThe Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta 

Sequels to Popular Series for grades 6-8 

The burning mazeThe Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (The Trials of Apollo, Book 3) action/mythology 

The empty graveThe Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood & Co. #5) action/ghosts 

Wires and nerve. Volume 2, Gone rogueGone Rogue by Marissa Meyer (Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2) science fiction/graphic book 

SunnyPatinaPatina and Sunny by Jason Reynolds (The Track Series, books 2 & 3) sports/realistic fiction 

A poison dark and drowningA Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess (Kingdom on Fire, Vol. 2) action/magical fantasy 

ReboundRebound by Kwame Alexander (prequel to The Crossover) sports/verse novel