Summer Reading Suggestions

  • Grand Island Central School District

    Summer Reading (or Read Aloud) Suggestions

    Kindergarten-Grade 1

    As you and your children enjoy the relaxing days of summer, the titles listed here could definitely add to the fun!  This is just a sampling of the many great books for young children.  Enjoy!  And may this lead you to many other interesting books as well!                  --Janet Balk, Librarian




    Arnold, Tedd

    Hooray for Fly Guy (other Fly Guy titles available)

    Arnold, Tedd

    Parts and More Parts

    Adler, David

    Bones and the Roller Coaster Mystery  (Written by the author of the bestselling Cam Jansen books, this Easy-to-Read series is just right for beginning readers).

    Adler, David

    Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries (Part of the best selling Cam Jansen mystery series).

    Adler, David

    Young Cam Jansen and the Zoo Note Mystery (Another great mystery series for the beginning reader).


    Bourgeois, Paulette


    Franklin’s Baby Sister (and many Franklin books)

    Brett, Jan

    Daisy Comes Home  (and many more Jan Brett books)

    Bridwell, Norman

    Clifford the Big Red Dog (The first title in the beloved “Clifford” series)

    Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

    Biscuit Takes a Walk (and many more Biscuit books)

    DiCamillo, Kate

    Mercy Watson to the Rescue (The first title in a delightful series by Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo)

    Henkes, Kevin

    Lilly’s Big Day

    Henkes, Kevin

    Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

    Kann, Victoria

    Pinkalicious (follow up with the next title, Purplicious)

    Lester, Helen

    Tackylocks and the Three Bears

    London, Jonathan

    Froggy Goes to Camp

    Numeroff, Laura

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Part of the popular “If You Give a…” series

    Shannon, David

    David Gets in Trouble

    Shannon, David

    No, David!

    Sadler, Marilyn

    PJ Funnybunny Camps Out

    Steig, William

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

    Williams, Mo

    Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and

    Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity

    (both are Caldecott Honor books). He is also the author of the popular “Elephant and Piggy” series as well as the award winning “Pigeon” Series