Grades K - 2: Nonfiction - 2009

Summer Reading Suggestions
for Students Entering Grades K - 2

Often a young child's first choice for a book to read will be nonfiction, determined by what they are interested in, and they are interested in everything! Here are some suggestions of titles in a variety of subjects.

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Author Title Subject
Aardema, Verna Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears folktales
Anno, Mitsumasa Anno's Aesop folktales
Arnold, Helen Italy (Postcards series) travel
Avison, Brigid I Wonder Why I Blink human body
Berg, Julie The Berenstains biography
Blackstone, Margaret This is Figure Skating sports
Brett, Jan Town Mouse Country Mouse> folktales
Burleigh, Robert Home Run Babe Ruth
Chandra, Deborah George Washington's Teeth history
Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus (series) science
Davis, Lee Dinosaur Dinners (Eyewitness Readers) dinosaurs
Dawson, Zoe Japan (Postcards From series) travel
dePaola, Tomie The Kid's Cat Book animals
The Popcorn Book food
26 Fairmont Avenue (series) biography
Emberley, Ed Great Thumbprint Drawing Book art
London Bridge is Falling Down songs & games
Florian, Douglas Bing, Bang, Boing poetry
Freedman, Russell Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille biography
Fritz, Jean And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? history
Gerstein, Mordecai The Man Who Walked Between the Towers biography
Gibbons, Gail Dinosaur dinosaurs
Hautzig, David community life
Hehner, Barbara First On the Moon space
Hoban, Tana Exactly the Opposite concepts
Hyman, Trina S. Little Red Riding Hood folktales
Jenkins, Steve What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? animals
Jolivet, Joelle Zoo ology animals
Kellogg, Steven A-hunting We Will Go! songs & games
>Paul Bunyan folktales
Kirkwood, Jon Cutaway Firefighters community life
Krull, Kathleen Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became The World's Fastest Woman biography
Kuklin, Susan Fighting Fires community life
Lee, Dennis Dinosaur Dinner (With A Slice of Alligator Pie) poetry
Livingston, Myra Celebrations poetry
Locker, Thomas Home: A Journey Through America poetry
McMillan, Bruce manufacturing
Moore / Tudor The Night Before Christmas poetry
O'Brien, Patrick Gigantic dinosaurs
Owens, Thomas Mount Rushmore travel
Pallotta, Jerry The Icky Bug Counting Book insects
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book dinosaurs
Patterson, Francine Koko's Story animals
Peet, Bill Bill Peet biography
Pinkney, Andrea Duke Ellington biography
Prelutsky, Jack For Laughing Out Loud poetry
Gargoyles On The Roof poetry
Robbins, Ken Building A House construction
Ryan, Pam M. The Flag We Love history
Saunders-Smith, Gail Boats boats
Sewell, Marcia The Pilgrims of Plimoth history
Silverstein, Shel Falling Up poetry
Where The Sidewalk Ends poetry
Simon, Seymour Earthquakes earthquakes
Now You See It, Now You Don't optical illusions
Sonkin, Susan How to Draw Baby Animals art
Spier, Peter People community life
Thomas, Joyce Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea poetry
Watts, Claire Plants(Make It Work series) gardening
Worth, Valerie Small Poems poetry
Wroble, Lisa A. Kids in Colonial Time history
Yolen, Jane Letting Swift River Go history
Zelinsky, Paul Rumplestiltskin folktales