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Summer reading list for kids

Trustworthiness

K-2

The Empty Pot by Demi

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat

A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting

3-5

Sun and Spoon by Kevin Henkes

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Ricky Sticky Fingers by Julia Cook

Winners Take All by Fred Bowen

Respect

K-2

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

Through Grandpa’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

The Bicycle Man by Allen Say

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

3-5

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Responsibility

K-2

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey

3-5

Seedfolk by Paul Fleischman

Rocky Road by Rose Kent

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

See You In the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Fairness

K-2

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Dawalt

New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer

One Grain of Rice by Demi

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

3-5

Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Curtis

Baseball Saved Us by Kevin Mochizuki

Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh

Caring

K-2

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip CV.

Stead I Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoët

Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler

The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth

3-5

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Citizenship

K-2

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson

Is There Really a Human Race? by Jamie Lee Curtis

3-5

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson

What’s the Big Deal About Freedom by Ruby Shamir

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Summer Reading List (K-5)
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