Summer has started! With a few weeks under our belts, we thought it would be great to share our annual summer reads list. Over the past couple of months, GeorgiaCAN surveyed teachers from across the state. We wanted to get their recommendations for good summer reads and where to purchase them (just click the book title or the author.) Here’s the list:
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Also, make sure to check out anything from Dr. Seuss.
My Kicks: A Sneaker Story! by Susan Verde
How Much Does A Ladybug Weigh? by Alison Limentani
Before She Was Harriett by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
A common author suggested for 1st graders was Robert T. Higgins.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henke
Any books from the Magic Tree House series.
The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker
Charlotte’s Web by E.B White
Check out How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. One teacher suggested reading the series and then having a movie night!
Surviving Brick Johnson by Laurie Myers
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Have them check out an “old school” spooky book series like Goosebumps by E.L. Stine.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Check out the Wayside School series by Louis Sachar
Hoot by: Carl Hiaasen
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Artemis Fowl is a great series to check out. The series is by Eoin Colfer.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Nimona by: Noelle Stevenson
The Maze Runner by James Dashner series is something you should check out.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth is a great read for 8th graders.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Harrison
Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian
1984 by George Orwell
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Other series or authors to check out:
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (6 grade+)
The Hunger Games by Susan Collins (8 grade+)
Anything from Robert Dahl (4 grade+)
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan (4 – 8 grades)
Serafina and The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty (5 grade+)
Pete the Cat by James Dean (Pre-K – 2nd grade)
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (3 – 5 grade)