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Youth Services Summer Reading: Grades K-1

Grades K-1 Summer Reading Lists

2023 Books
Very Early Readers
Great Picture Books
Favorite Series
Information & True Stories
2022 Books
Books for Practicing Inflection
Link to Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack in the Catalog
Link to Ball by Mary Sullivan in the Catalog
Link to Banana by Ed Vere in the Catalog
Link to Billy & Milly, Short & Silly by Eve Feldman in the Catalog
Link to Frankie by Mary Sullivan in the catalog.
Link to Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack in the Catalog
Link to Hug by Jez Alborough in the Catalog
Link to Look by Jeff Mack in the Catalog
Link to Mine by Jeff Mack in the Catalog
Link to Moo! by David LaRochelle in the Catalog
Link to Quack by Arthur Yorinks in the Catalog
Link to Tall by Jez Alborough in the Catalog
Link to This is Not a Cat! by David LaRochelle in the Catalog
Link to Treat by Mary Sullivan in the Catalog
Link to Yes by Jez Alborough in the Catalog
Very Early Readers
Red Dot on the spine of these books!
Link to the Blob on Bob by Mary Alinas in the catalog.
Link to Book Series Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert in the Catalog
Link to I Like to Read Series by Joe Cepeda in the Catalog
Link to Fairy Tales and Folklore Series by Margaret Hillert in the Catalog
Link to Real Kids Readers Level 1 Series in the catalog
Link to Flip-the-Page Rhyme-and-Read Book Series by Colin Hawkins in the Catalog
Link to Flip-a-Word Series by Colin Hawkins in the Catalog
Great Picture Books
Link to The Boy Who Cried Wolf by B.G. Hennessy in the Catalog
Link to Brief thief by MichaeĢˆl Escoffier in the catalog.
Link to The chicken who couldn't by Jan Thomas in the catalog
Link to Dog days of school by Kelly DiPucchi in the Catalog
Link to Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco in the catalog
Link to How to hide a lion by Helen Stephens in the catalog
Link to Louise : the adventures of a chicken by Kate DiCamillo in the catalog
Link to Normal Norman by Tara Lazar in the catalog
Link to Magic candies by Heena Baek in the catalog
Link to Mr. Walker steps out by Lisa Graff in the catalog
Link to Mrs. Watson's Chickens by Jarrert Dapier in the catalog.
Favorite Series
Link to The Questioneers series by Andrea Beaty in the Catalog
Llink to the Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey in the catalog.
Link to Bunjitsu Bunny series by John Himmelman in the Catalog
Link to Ella and Owen series by Jaden Kent in the Catalog
Link to Fergus and Zeke series by Kate Messner in the Catalog
Link to the Crabby Series by Jonathan Fenske in the catalog.
Link to Henry Heckelbeck by Wanda Coven in the catalog.
Link to Hilde Cracks the Case series by Hilde Lysiak in the Catalog
Link to Kingdom of Wrenly series by Jordan Quinn in the Catalog
Link to Magic Bone series by Nancy Krulik in the Catalog
Link to Pedro series by Fran Manushkin in the Catalog
Link to Adventures of Sophie Mouse series by Poppy Green in the Catalog
Link to Super Turbo series by Lee Kirby in the Catalog
Information & True Stories
Link to Dinosaurs are not extinct : real facts about real dinosaurs by Drew Sheneman in the catalog
Link to Explore the world with Gail Gibbons series by Gail Gibbons in the catalog
Link to Hello I'm Johnny Cash by Greg Neri in the catalog.
Link to How to change the world in 12 easy steps by Peggy Porter Tierney in the catalog
Link to I'm Trying to Love Garbage by Bethany  Barton in the catalog.
Link to Mars!Earthlings Welcome by Stacy McAnulty in the catalog.
Link to Rena Glickman, Queen of Judo by Eve Cataveras in the catalog.
Link to Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys by David Adler in the catalog.
The Singer and the Scientist by Lisa Rose in the catalog.
Family Read-Alouds
Link to The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson in the Catalog
Link to The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems in the Catalog
Link to Gooseberry Park series by Cynthia Rylant in the Catalog
Link to My Father's Dragon series by Ruth Stiles Gannett in the Catalog
Link to Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins in the Catalog
2021 Books
Favorite Series
Link to Dive into Reading Series in the Catalog
Link to Cat Likes Red by Christopher Russo in the Catalog
Link to Cat the Cat Who is that by Mo Willems in the Catalog
Link to A Friend for Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert in the Catalog
Link to Hog on a Log in the Catalog
Link to I Want to Sleep Under the Stars by Mo Willems in the Catalog
Link to Jack Gets Zapped by Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli in the Catalog
Link to Katie Woo's Neighborhood by Fran Manushkin in the Catalog
Link to Pedro Goes Wild by Fran Manushkin in the Catalog
Link to Pizza and Taco Best Party Ever! by Stephan Shaskin in the Catalog
Link to Stone Arch Readers by Melinda Crow in the Catalog
2021 Geisel winners
Link to See the Cat by Dave LaRochelle in the Catalog

2021 Winner

Link to What About Worms? by Ryan T. Higgins in the Catalog

2021 Honor

Link to Where's Baby by Anne Hunter in the Catalog

2021 Honor

Link to The Bear in My Family by Maya Tatsukawa in the Catalog

2021 Honor

Link to Ty's Travels by Kelly Lyons in the Catalog

2021 Honor

2022 Elementary (grades 2-3) Nutmeg Nominees
Link to Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter in the Catalog
Link to Catstronauts Mission Moon by Drew Brockington in the Catalog
Link to Dinosaur Lady: the daring discoveries of Mary Anning, the first paleontologist by Linda Skeers in the Catalog
Link to Investigators by John Green in the Catalog
Link to Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor in the Catalog
Link to Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison in the Catalog
Link to Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi in the Catalog
Link to Mega Bat by Anna Humphrey in the Catalog
Link to Moth: An Evolution Story by Isabel Thomas in the Catalog
Link to My Papi has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero in the Catalog
Link to The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad in the Catalog
Link to Seeds Move by Robin Page in the Catalog
Link to Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion in the Catalog
Link to The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander in the Catalog
Link to We Are Water Protectors by Michaela Goade in the Catalog
2020 Books