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    Summer Reading Suggestions List Compiled by the Northeast Seattle Public School Librarians, 2019 

    Going Into 1st Grade
    Yasmin* by Saadia Faruqi Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny* by John Himmelman Unlimited Squirrels by Mo Willems Don’t Throw it to Mo* by David Adler Charlie and Mouse* by Laurel Snyder Snail and Worm* by Tina Kugler What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World by Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, and Cynthia Po Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins Elephant and Piggy Like Reading: Harold and Hog Pretend for Real by Dan Santat A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano Islandborn by Junot Diaz Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak & Julian Frost The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems

    Going into 2nd Grade Space Taxi* by Wendy Mass Craftily Ever After* by Martha Maker The Questioneers* by Andrea Beaty Jasmine Toguchi* by Debbi Michiko Florence Katie Woo* by Fran Manushkin Inspector Flytrap* by Tom Angleberger The Critter Club* by Callie Barkley The Brilliant Deep by Kate Messner Dragon Masters* by Tracey West The Yeti Files* by Kevin Sherry Mia Mayhem* by Kara West Eerie Elementary* by Jack Chambert Drawn Together by Dan Santat The Bad Guys* by Aaron Blabey Fly Guy Presents* by Tedd Arnold


    Going into 3rd Grade Lola Levine* by Monica Brown Calpurnia Tate: Girl Vet* by Jacqueline Kelly Jedi Academy* by Jeffrey Brown & Jarrett Krosoczka Zoey and Sassafras* by Asia Citro King and Kayla* by Dori Butler Lucy and Andy Neanderthal* by Jeffrey Brown Isadora Moon* by Harriet Muncaster The Hen Who Sailed Around the World: A True Story by Guirec Soudee Dory Fantasmagory* by Abby Hanlon Book of Bones: 10 Record Breaking Animals by Gabrielle Balkan Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol* by Andres Miedoso Animal Planet Adventures* by various authors I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies* by Lauren Tarshis National Geographic Kids Chapters: Dog Finds Lost Dolphins and More True Stories* by Elizabeth Carney

    Going into 4th Grade Unicorn Rescue Society* by Adam Gidwitz Can I Touch Your Hair? by Irene Latham Two Truths and One Lie * by Ammi-Joan Paquette A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle National Geographic Why? Over 1,111 Answers to Everything by Crispin Boyer My Weird School* by Dan Gutman Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech This is not a Werewolf Story by Sandra Evans Smile, Sisters, and Drama (graphic novels) by Raina Telgemeier You Choose Interactive History* from Capstone Upside Down Magic* by Sarah Mlynowski Power Forward* by Hena Khan
    *Denotes a series

    Going into 5th Grade The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly Top Secret Dares and Don’ts by Trudi Trueit Wild Robot by Peter Brown Shark Wars* by EJ Altbacker The Summer of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome Track* by Jason Reynolds The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart Endling by Katherine Applegate The Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway Front Desk by Kelly Yang The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor Dragonwatch* by Brandon Mull 13 Story Treehouse* by Andy Griffiths The Tapper Twins* by Geoff Rodkey A Tale Dark and Grimm (trilogy) by Adam Gidwitz The Notebook of Doom* by Troy Cummings Who Would Win?* by Jerry Pallotta The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

    2020 OTTER Award Nominees All Grades Two’s a Crowd (Pug Pals #1) by Flora Ahn Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (The Questioneers, book #1) by Andrea Beady Meet Yasmin! By Saadia Faruqi
    Rabbit’s Bad Habits (Rabbit & Bear, book 1) by Julian Gough Mr. Wolf’s Class (Mr. Wolf’s Class #1) by Aron Nels Steinke

    2020 Young Reader’s Choice Award Nominees 4th – 6th grades
    The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend Refugee by Alan Gratz Restart by Gordon Korman The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya The Pants Project by Cat Clarke The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

    2020 Sasquatch Award Nominees 4th – 6th grades
    Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley Bailey’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron Forever or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coates The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz Refugee by Alan Gratz Read Friends by Shannon Hale The Song From Somewhere Else by A. F. Harrold The Mighty Odds by Amy Ignatow Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullan Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson