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Summer Reading List

June 9, 2013

By Dina F.

If you’re looking for something interesting to read this summer, here are some ideas!

3rd grade-4th grade
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Bloom
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great – Judy Bloom
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
Matilda, The Magic Finger, or The BFG -Roald Dahl
Ivy + Bean series  – Annie Barrows
Shell Silverstein’s poems
The Dangerous Book for Boys/The Daring Book for Girls

4th grade- 5th grade
Emily Windsnap series – Liz Kessler
The Secret series – Pseudonymous Bosch
Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
Holes – Louis Sachar
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Music of the Dolphins – Karen Hesse
Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
The Percy Jackson series – Rick Riordan
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
The Homework Machine – Dan Gutman
No Talking – Andrew Clements
The Cricket in Times Square – George Selden
Love That Dog – Sharon Creech
The Magic Half – Annie Barrows

5th grade- 6th grade
Smile and Drama – Raina Telgemeier
Peak –  Roland Smith
The Giver – Lois Lowry (and other books by her)
The Princess Academy – Shannon Hale
Anything by Rick Riordan
Anything by Judy Bloom
Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
I am the Ice Worm – Maryann Easley
Ishi, Last of His Tribe – Theodora Kroeber
Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt
Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
Out of My Mind – Sharon Draper
Wonder – R. J. Palacio
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick
The Candymakers –  Wendy Mass

Summer fun tip: Sign up for the Oakland Public Library summer reading program June 15-August 10.  The Montclair library has activities all summer long.  For details, visit the library or


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