Summer Reading Wish List

All of the books listed below are organized by AR score.

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AR – 0.3

Lexile-

236 – Cats!

 

Larry Dane Brimmer

 

A girl and many cats play throughout the day, but the cats get a little but out of hand. The girl, though, knows what to do.

Multicultural
Non-Fiction

AR – 0.4

Lexile-

266 – The Ball Game

 

David Packard

 

First-time readers are sure to enjoy this rhyming baseball story about a perky little player.

Multicultural
Fiction

AR – 0.4

Lexile-

236 – Bugs!

 

Patrica & Fred Mckissack

 

A variety of insects introduce the numbers one through five.

Multicultural
Non-Fiction

AR – 0.5

Lexile-

268 – Tiny Goes Camping

 

Cari Meister

 

Tiny and his friend are going camping, but when it’s bedtime they discover Tiny isn’t quite tiny enough for the tent.

Multicultural
Series

AR – 0.6

Lexile- 70

238 – Hiding Phil

 

Eric Barclay

 

Hiding Phil, is a hilarious story about three siblings and their mission to hide a beloved elephant named Phil!

AR – 0.6

Lexile- 70

269 – Can I Play Too?

 

Mo Willems

 

Gerald and Piggie play catch. Snake wants to play too. Can they find a way for everyone to play?

Series
Fiction

AR – 0.7

Lexile- BR

188 – My Friend is Sad

 

Mo Willems

 

Gerald is sad. Piggie tries to cheer him up. What is making Gerald sad is a surprise to Piggie!

Series
Fiction

AR – 0.7

Lexile- 80

270 – Biscuit and the Little Pup

 

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

 

It’s twice the tail-wagging fun when Biscuit meets another puppy!

Series
Fiction

AR – 0.8

Lexile- AD200

240 – Big Machines

 

Melanie Davis Jones

 

In rhyming text, this book presents a simple introduction to big machines, tractors, backhoes, pavers, and cranes.

Read to Me
Non-Fiction

AR – 0.8

Lexile- BR

292 – Dirty Larry

 

Bobbie Hamsa

 

Larry is always dirty, except when he is in the shower.

Fiction

AR – 0.9

Lexile- 150

245 – Hop, Bunny!

 

Susan B. Neuman

 

A cute and humorous book about bunnies.

Non-Fiction

AR – 0.9

Lexile- 70

271 – Dinosaur Hunt

 

David Catrow

 

Max Spaniel is a dog who decides to go on a dinosaur dig, but what Max thinks are dinosaur parts is just a lot of junk — or is it?

Fiction

AR – 0.9

Lexile- 60

272 – I’m a Caterpillar

 

Jean Marzollo

 

Learn what happens as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly — from the caterpillar’s point of view.

Non-Fiction

AR – 0.9

Lexile- 140

273 – Please Write Back!

 

Jennifer E. Morris

 

Alfie writes a letter to Grandma all by himself. After he mails it he waits for a response. Will Grandma write back?

Fiction

AR – 1

Lexile- 110

256 – Ice Cream Soup

 

Ann Ingalls

 

When this boy makes an ice-cream cake, so many things sound great, but too many scoops may turn into a sweet, chilly soup!

Fiction

AR – 1

Lexile- 250

274 – Bad Kitty Does Not Like

Dogs

 

Nick Bruel

 

Bad Kitty wants to take a nap. She always wants to take a nap. But Puppy wants to play!

Series

AR – 1.1

Lexile- BR330

232 – The Secret Code

 

Dana Meacchen Rau

 

Oscar, who is blind, teaches Lucy how to read his Braille book.

Multicultural
Fiction

AR – 1.1

Lexile- AD260

243 – The Ugly Duckling

 

Luz Orihuela

 

In both English and Spanish, this book retells the fairy tale in which a little duckling discovers he is really a swan.

Bilingual

AR – 1.1

Lexile- 190

275 – Purple Is Part of a rainbow

 

Carolyn Kowalczyk

 

This book introduces the idea of parts of a whole object using nature, people, & more.

Multicultural
Fiction

AR – 1.1

Lexile-

294 – Poisonous Animals

 

Seymour Simon

 

Learn about different kinds of poisonous animals, including snakes, spiders, scorpions, and more!

Non-Fiction

AR – 0.4

Lexile-

190 – Pete the Cat: Play Ball

 

James Dean

 

Pete loves to play ball. He does not hit. He does not score. He has a good time anyway.

Multicultural
Fiction

AR – 0.5

Lexile-

246 – Swim, Fish!

 

Susan B. Neuman

 

Introduces coral reefs and the animals that live there to readers using text and pictures

Non-Fiction

AR – 1.2

Lexile- AD200

276 – Boy + Bot

 

Amy Dyckman

 

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play and have fun!

Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 1.3

Lexile- 140

277 – The Lunch Box Surprise

 

Grace Maccarone

 

Sam’s mom forgot to pack his lunch. His friends share part of their lunch with him.

Multicultural
Fiction

AR – 1.2

Lexile- 190

295 – Flying High

 

Nick Eliopulos

 

The Penguin has enlisted his bird friends to distract the DC Super Friends while he plucks Gotham’s biggest bank clean.

Fiction

AR – 1.3

Lexile- 140

104 – Arthur’s Reading Race

 

Marc Brown

 

Arthur bets D.W. she can’t read 10 words. But what happens when D.W. reads something that Arthur doesn’t?

Series
Fiction

AR – 1.3

Lexile- AD350

261 – Red Eyed Tree Frog

 

Joy Cowley

 

Join the adventure as one plucky red-eyed tree frog searches for something to eat, and avoids the many dangers!

Read to Me
Non-Fiction

AR – 1.4

Lexile- 180

132 – It Looked Like Spilt Milk

 

Charles Green Shaw

 

How many different shapes can you see in the sky?

Fiction

AR – 1.4

Lexile- 240

200 – The Pizza That We Made

 

Joan Holub

 

Find out how three friends make a pizza! The recipe is in the book!

Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 1.4

Lexile- 180

207 – Baby Dolphin’s First Day

 

Connie Roop

 

This is the story of a baby bottle-nosed dolphin. You will see what dolphins eat, and how they protect themselves!

Read to Me
Non-Fiction

AR – 1.4

Lexile- 240

264 – First Grade Bunny

 

Margaret McNamara

 

Mrs. Connor announces that a bunny rabbit is coming to visit the class. Everyone is very excited, except for Reza who is afraid.

Multicultural
Fiction

AR – 1.5

Lexile- AD 240

297 – I Love My White Shoes/h3>

James Dean

 

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change many colors!

Read to Me
Series
Fiction

AR – 1.6

Lexile- AD 660

279 – I Love Mud and Mud Loves Me

 

Vicki Stephens

 

Sam is always messy, but he takes a bath because he loves his mother.

Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 1.6

Lexile- 180

296 – Say Hello to Zorro!

 

Carter Goodrich

 

Mister Bud is a dog of routine, but then disaster strikes! A stranger comes home and throws everything off!

Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 1.7

Lexile- 250

108 – Big Dog, Little Dog

 

P.D. Eastman

 

One is big, and one is little. One loves green, one loves red. These two pups prove that opposites can be the very best of friends.

Fiction

AR – 1.7

Lexile- AD260

258 – Just One More Pet

 

Mercer Mayer

 

Little Critter discovers a lost doggy hiding in the bushes. He isn’t sure who it belongs to, but he tries to take very good care of it.

Read to Me
Series
Fiction

AR – 1.7

Lexile- 340

280 – The Magic School Bus® Flies from the Nest

 

Joanna Cole

 

The kids get on the Magic School Bus and pay a visit to a real robin’s nest!

Multicultural
Series
Fiction

AR – 1.8

Lexile- AD360

214 – Goodnight Moon

 

Margaret Wise Brown

 

It’s time for the little bunny to go to sleep!

Bilingual
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 1.8

Lexile- AD430

231 – Welcome to the World, ZooBorns!

 

Andrew Bleiman

 

Get to know the adorable ZooBorns in this book that’s full of cuddly baby zoo animals.

Read to Me
Non-Fiction

AR – 1.8

Lexile- 360

244 – It’s Not Fair!

 

Rebecca Gomez

 

Charlie really, really wants to go to Mexico with Mama for his vacation. But it’s Luis and Pilar’s turn to go there, instead.

Multicultural
Bilingual
Fiction

AR – 1.8

Lexile- 390

247 – Ling and Ting Not Exactly the Same!

 

Grace Lin

 

Ling and Ting are twins and they stick together, but people can be very different.

Multicultural
Series

AR – 1.8

Lexile- 390

255 – There’s A Fly Guy in My Soup

 

Tedd Arnold

 

At a fancy hotel dinner, Fly Guy gets into some trouble — and the restaurant’s soup!

Bilingual
Read to Me

AR – 1.9

Lexile- AD500

197 – The Dot

 

Peter Reynolds

 

Vashti can’t draw-she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper, leaving an unremarkable, angry dot.

Multicultural
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 1.9

Lexile- AD430

242 – Little Red Riding Hood

 

Luz Orihuela

 

A girl encounters a wolf while on her way through the woods to visit her grandmother, and when she arrives, she finds a surprise.

Bilingual
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 1.7

Lexile- 340

176 – Just Go To Bed

 

Mercer Mayer

 

Little Critter plays all sorts of things while his father tries to get him to go to bed.

Read to Me
Series
Fiction

AR – 1.8

Lexile- AD360

281 – My Friends/Mis Amigos

 

Taro Gomi

 

Learn how sometimes knowledge can come from all kinds of friends.

Multicultural
Bilingual
Fiction

AR – 2.0

Lexile- 300

282 – The Magic School Bus® Sleeps for the Winter

 

Eva Moore

 

Join the class as they head to Animal Land Park, and the bus turns into a bear!

Multicultural
Series
Fiction

AR – 2.O

Lexile- AD560

293 – My Colors, My World

 

Maya Christina Gonzalez

 

Maya longs to find beautiful color in her world, but when the wind blows, desert sand turns everything the color of dust.

Multicultural
Bilingual
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 2.1

Lexile- 260

110 – Cat in the Hat

 

Dr. Seuss

 

What shall we do when Mother is not at home, and it’s raining?

Fiction

AR – 2.1

Lexile- 270

164 – Arthur’s Reading Trick

 

Marc Brown

 

When DJ tries to teach Baby Kate to read, Arthur discovers her secret!

Series
Fiction

AR – 2.1

Lexile- AD270

183 – The Magic School Bus® Flies With the Dinosaurs

 

Martin Schwabacher

 

The class discovers how birds and dinosaurs are related!

Multicultural
Series
Fiction

AR – 2.1

Lexile- 350

206 – Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes

 

Jane O’Connor

 

Nancy has an adventure baking cupcakes for the library bake sale!

Multicultural
Bilingual
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 2.2

Lexile- 30

183 – The Magic School Bus® Flies With the Dinosaurs

 

Martin Schwabacher

 

The class discovers how birds and dinosaurs are related!

Fiction

AR – 2.2

Lexile- AD580

206 – Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes

 

Jane O’Connor

 

Nancy has an adventure baking cupcakes for the library bake sale!

Multicultural
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 2.2

Lexile- AD480

299 – Sky Color

 

Peter Reynolds

 

Marisol loves to paint, so when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin!

Multicultural
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 2.3

Lexile- AD160

206 – 114 – Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

 

Doreen Cronin

 

Farmer Brown’s cows like to type, but his problems begin they start leaving him notes.

Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 2.3

Lexile- 640

161 – A Color of His Own

 

Leo Lionni

 

When the chameleon cannot stay one color, he longs for a color of his own!

Fiction

AR – 2.3

Lexile- 440

224 – Ponies

 

Laura Marsh

 

There are many different kinds of ponies, and lots of special things you need to take care of them!

Non-Fiction

AR – 2.3

Lexile- 580

250 – I Know the River Loves Me

 

Maya Christina Gonzalez

 

The river takes care of Maya and Maya takes care of the river.

Multicultural
Bilingual
Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 2.4

Lexile- 530

111 – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

 

Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault

 

All the letters climbed the coconut tree! Will there be enough room?

Read to Me
Fiction

AR – 2.4

Lexile- 320

300 – Boris Gets a Lizard

 

Andrew Joyner

 

Boris loves pets, and he already has lots of them. All he’s missing is his favorite animal, a Komodo dragon!

Series
Fiction

AR – 2.5

Lexile- 410

149 – Something Beautiful

 

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

 

There is always something beautiful there. Sometimes you just have to look to find it.

Multicultural
Fiction

AR – 2.5

Lexile- 450/640

201 – Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratoncito Perez

 

Jane Cadwallader

 

One night the Tooth Fairy meets a mouse who speaks nothing but mumbo-jumbo.

Bilingual
Fiction

AR – 2.5

Lexile- NP

253 – Bugs for Lunch

 

Margery Facklam

 

A book about animals that eat bugs.

Multicultural
Bilingual
Non-Fiction

AR – 2.6

Lexile- 400

115 – Curious George

 

H.A. Rey

 

George is a little monkey from Africa, who is having a hard time learning to live in the city!

Bilingual
Fiction