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Woodland Summer Reading Lists 2022


Rising Senior Kindergarten

Choose two of the following:

I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown 

Cooking with the Cat by Bonnie Worth

Mouse Loves School by Lauren Thompson

The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

If you feel that your child is reading above grade level, here are a couple of choices for you to consider:

Drop It, Rocket by Tad Hills

Pig and Pug by Laura Marchesani and Zenaides Medina Jr.


Rising 1st Grade

Choose two of the following:

Go, Cub! National Geographic Pre-Reader by Susan B. Neuman- Copyright 2014 (AR 0.8)

Blackout by John Rocco- Copyright 2011 (AR 1.0)

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won- Copyright 2017 (AR 1.4)

 Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw- Copyright 2011 (AR 1.9)

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell- Copyright 2017 (AR 2.2)

The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania Al Abdullah- Copyright 2010 (AR 2.9)


Rising 2nd Grade

Choose two of the following:

I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdsong (1.8) 

Be a Friend by Salina Yoon (1.9) 

Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris (2.2) 

The Bird and Squirrel (series) by James Burks (2.3) 

The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds (2.4) 

Dear Dragon by Josh Funk (2.8) 

Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco (3.1) 

Stone Soup by Ann McGovern (3.1) 

Critter Club (series) by Callie Barkley (3.2) 

Dragon Masters (series) by Tracey West (3.2-3.5) 

Rising 3rd Grade


Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary     BL 3.3

Choose at least one of the following as well:

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed   BL: 3.0

Sideway Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar   BL: 3.3

Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume  BL: 3.3

Summer Reading is Killing Me by Jon Scieszka   BL: 3.9

Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies BL: 4.1

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl   BL: 4.1

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr BL: 4.1

Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith  BL: 4.2

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo  BL: 4.4

Rising 4th Grade

Choose TWO of the following:

Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker (AR 4.5)

Frindle by Andrew Clements (AR 5.4)

Einstein the Class Hamster by Tashjian (AR 4.5) (Not available through Novel)

Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald (AR 3.5)

Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary (AR 4.8)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (AR 3.3)

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (AR 3.8)

Trapped in a Video Game: Book One by Dustin Brady (AR 4.3)


Rising 5th grade

Required Reading: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Choose one:  

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjin

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson


Rising 6th Grade

Required Reading: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Choose One:

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddox

Pilgrim's Progress: John Bunyan's Classic Story Adapted for Children by Anna Trimiew (Not available through Novel)

The Twenty-one Balloons by William Pène du Bois 

Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty (Not available through Novel)

The Other Side of Truth by Beverly Naidoo


Rising 7th Grade

Required Reading: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Choose one:

Bystander by James Preller

Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey by Tim Tebow (Not available through Novel)

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods


Rising 8th Grade

Required: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Choose one:

Gifted Hands by Ben Carson

Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Shaken by Tim Tebow

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen