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
A
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
B
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
C
Chandra, Deborah George Washington's Teeth history
Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus (series) science
D
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
E
Emberley, Ed Great Thumbprint Drawing Book art
London Bridge is Falling Down songs & games
F
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
G
Gerstein, Mordecai The Man Who Walked Between the Towers biography
Gibbons, Gail Dinosaur dinosaurs
H
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
J
Jenkins, Steve What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? animals
Jolivet, Joelle Zoo ology animals
K
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
L
Lee, Dennis Dinosaur Dinner (With A Slice of Alligator Pie) poetry
Livingston, Myra Celebrations poetry
Locker, Thomas Home: A Journey Through America poetry
M
McMillan, Bruce manufacturing
Moore / Tudor The Night Before Christmas poetry
O
O'Brien, Patrick Gigantic dinosaurs
Owens, Thomas Mount Rushmore travel
P
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
R
Robbins, Ken Building A House construction
Ryan, Pam M. The Flag We Love history
S
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
T
Thomas, Joyce Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea poetry
W
Watts, Claire Plants(Make It Work series) gardening
Worth, Valerie Small Poems poetry
Wroble, Lisa A. Kids in Colonial Time history
Y
Yolen, Jane Letting Swift River Go history
Z
Zelinsky, Paul Rumplestiltskin folktales