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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Youth Summer Book List

Recommended Reading for Summer 2017 at the Elm Grove Library

Grades K4-K5
Before Morning by Joyce Sidman.
Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis (Newbery Honor 2017)
A Greyhound A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins.
Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
The Night Gardener by the Fan Brothers
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. (Newbery Honor 2017)
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen.

Grades 1-2
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty.
Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day by Jessie Haas.
Captain Pug: The Dog Who Sailed the Seas by Laura James.
The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau
Pedro: First-Grade Hero by Fran Manushkin.
The Pet Dragon: A Story About Adventure, Friendship and Chinese Characters by Christoph Niemann
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter.
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh
Rules of the House by Mac Barnett.
The Secret Games of Maximus Todd: Big Game Jitters by L.M. Nicodemo.
Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay.
A Wasp Builds a Nest: See inside a paper wasp’s nest and watch it grow by Kate Scarborough and Martin Camm.

Grades 3-4
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey. (Graphic Book)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell.
Inspector Flytrap: The Goat Who Chewed Too Much by Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell.
Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina.
Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell.
The Quest of Theseus: An Interactive Mythological Adventure (You Choose Books) by Blake Hoena.
Skunked! by Jacqueline Kelly (Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series)
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa.

Grades 5-6
The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw by Mark Crilley.
Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger.
Ghost by Jason Reynolds. (2016 National Book Award Finalist)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Newbery winner 2017)
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz. (Newbery Honor Book 2017)
Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet.
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. (Newbery Honor Book 2017)

Grades 7-8
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield.
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
Ghost by Jason Reynolds. (2016 National Book Award Finalist)
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz. (Newbery Honor Book 2017)
Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows.
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan.
The Time Museum by Matthew Loux (Graphic book)
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. (Newbery Honor Book 2017)

Compiled by Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian, Elm Grove Public Library, 2017

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