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Summer Reading 2020: Summer Reading Week 1

Summer Reading Week 1

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3-4 year olds: Wild Animals

5-6 year olds: Friendship

7-8 year olds

9-10 year olds

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Panda Book Awards Spotlight

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong. Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance...Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

My Beijing

Yu'er and her grandpa live in a small neighborhood in Beijing--and it's full of big personalities. In one tale, Yu'er wants to swim in the Special Olympics. In another story, a friend takes Yu'er to a wild place full of musical insects. Later, Yu'er hears a special story about her grandparents. And in the final story, Yu'er and her grandpa show a cranky painter the sweet side of life.

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Recommended Reading Lists

Looking for recommendations?

Try these brilliant books!

These titles span many different reading levels and are ALL very, very popular in our library.

Remember, if a child loves a book, they will keep reading. Children who keep reading, get better at reading!

Honoring interest + offering choice = reading success!

Fiction

Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon – F SIM (Realistic Fiction)

Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastits – F PAS (Humor)

Dragon Slayers’ Academy by Kate McMullen – F MCM (Fantasy)

Amelia series by Marissa Moss – F MOS (Realistic Fiction)

Goosebumps series by R.L Stine – F STI (Scary)

iHero series by Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow – F BAR (Adventure)

Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings – ECB CUM

Dragon Masters by Tracey West – ECB WES

Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott – ECB ELL

Press Start! series by Thomas Flintham – ECB FLI

Anything by Raina Telgemeier – GN TEL

Geronimo Stilton series – GN STI or ECB STI

Squish series by Matt Holm – GN HOL

BabyMouse series by Matt Holm – GN HOL

Popular Non-Fiction books

Numbers to the right of the title are the call numbers. Look for that number on the spine of the book.

Yellow stickers over the spine label indicate harder books.

Red/pink stickers over the spine label indicate easier books.

Minecraft – 793 to 795

Animals – 590s

Rocks and minerals – 549

Lego Creative books – 688

Joke and riddle books – 818

“Amazing But True” and other list books – 031

Max Atiom science series – 741.5 MAX

Fiction

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling – F ROW (Fantasy)

DogMan by Dav Pilkey – GN PIL/741.5 PIL

39 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths – F GRI (Humor)

Diary of Wimpy Kid by Greg Kinney – F KIN (Humor)

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell – F RUS (Humor)

Goosebumps by R.L. Stine – F STI (Scary)

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey – ECB PIL

Ricky Ricotta by Dav Pilkey – ECB PIL

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger – F MES (Fantasy)

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann – F MCM (Fantasy)

I Funny by James Patterson – F PAT (Humor)

My Weird School by Dan Gutman – F GUT (Humor)

Anything written by Gordon Korman – F KOR (Adventure or Animals or Science Fiction)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume – F BLU (Realistic Fiction)

Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland – F SUT (Fantasy)

Any books written by Roald Dahl – F DAH (Fantasy or Adventure)

Puppy Place series by Ellen Miles – F MIL (Animals)

Popular Non-Fiction books

Numbers to the right of the title are the call numbers. Look for that number on the spine of the book.

Yellow stickers over the spine label indicate harder books.

Red/pink stickers over the spine label indicate easier books.

Anything about animals but especially sharks and big cats – 590s

Minecraft – 793 to 795

Space vehicles – 629

Outer space – 523

Lego Creative books – 688

Joke and riddle books – 818

“Amazing But True”, Guinness Book of Records, and other list books – 031

Biographies of athletes – 921 followed by athlete name (example: 921 MES for Lionel Messi)

Fiction

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan – F RIO (Fantasy)

Warriors series by Erin Hunter – F HUN (Fantasy)

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann – F MCM (Fantasy)

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger – F MES (Fantasy)

Land of Stories by Chris Colfer – F COL (Fantasy)

Gregor the Overlander by Susan Collins – F COL (Fantasy)

George by Alex Gino – F GIN (Realistic Fiction)

Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies – F DAV (Realistic Fiction)

Anything written by Gordon Korman – F KOR (Adventure or Animals or Science Fiction)

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell – F RUS (Humor)

TinTin/丁丁 by Herge – 741.5 HER/GN HER/CH 741.5 HER

Bone series by Jeff Smith – 741.5 SMI/GN SMI

Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi – GN KIB/741.5 KIB

Real Friends by Shannon Hale – GN HAL

Any books by Raina Telgemeier – GN TEL (especially “Ghosts” and “Drama”)

 

Popular Non-Fiction books

Numbers to the right of the title are the call numbers. Look for that number on the spine of the book.

Yellow stickers over the spine label indicate harder books.

Red/pink stickers over the spine label indicate easier books.

“Amazing But True”, Guinness Book of Records, and other list books – 031

Mythology – 292

Minecraft – 793 to 795

Biographies of soccer stars and basketballers – 921 followed by athlete name (example: 921 MES for Lionel Messi)

Second World War – 940.53

History books – 940s

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