Grades K - 2: For Independent Readers - 2009

Summer Reading Suggestions
for Students Entering Grades K - 2

This list contains books whose vocabulary is controlled or limited to encourage beginning readers.

Basic   Level One   Level Two  
Basic
Author Title Subject
Dobkin, Bonnie Truck Stop (Rookie Reader series)
Hayward, Linda All Stuck Up (Step into Reading series)
Maccarone, Grace Pizza Party (Hello Reading series)
Level One
Author Title Subject
Berenstain, Jan & Stan The Berenstain Bears On Time (Cub Club series)
Bridwell, Norman Clifford's Sports Day dogs
Cohen, Miriam Best Friends school stories
Cole, Joanna The Missing Tooth (Step into Reading)
Cristaldi, Kathryn Baseball Ballerina (Step into Reading)
Gackenbach, Dick Hattie Rabbit animals
Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad (series)
Mayer, Mercer Just Go To Bed bedtime
Minarik, Else H. Little Bear's Visit friendship
Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia (series) puns
Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge (series) dogs
Stover, Marjorie Patrick and the Great Molasses Explosion Boston
Level Two
Author Title Subject
Adler, David Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. (series)
Brown, Marc The Mystery of the Stolen Bike (series) Arthur books
Christopher, Matt The Spy On Third Base (Springboard Books) baseball
Cosby, Bill The Best Way To Play friendship
The Treasure Hunt (Little Bill series) families
Dadey, Debbie Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses (Bailey School series) school stories
Donnelly, Judy The Titanic: Lost...and Found (Step into Reading) adventure
Giff, Patricia Reilly The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room (Polk St. series) school stories
Giff, Patricia Reilly Not-So-Perfect Rosie (Ballet Slippers series)
Greeson, Janet An American Army of Two history
Guest, Elissa Iris and Walter (series) friendship
Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry (series) school stories
Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones (series)
Roop, Peter and Connie Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie (Carolrhoda On My Own) adventure
Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great Goes Undercover (series) detectives