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1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade Summer Reading Lists
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


The teachers at St. Elmo have selected the following books for assigned summer reading. Please find the column indicating the grade to which your child will be assigned in the 2017-2018 school year.

Books are categorized by Accelerated Reader (AR) levels, so please assist your child in selecting three (3) book titles to read that closely reflect his/ her reading level. Your child will be expected to take an AR test at the beginning of the school year on at least one of the titles he/she has read.

Thank you for helping us promote reading all year long.


First Grade Titles

Second Grade Titles

Third Grade Titles


-------------AR Levels 0.4 - 1.4---------

The Foot Book (Dr. Seuss)

Biscuit (Capucilli)

Bathtime for Biscuit (Capucilli)

Biscuit Finds a Friend (Capucilli)

Biscuit Goes to School (Capucilli)

Biscuit Wants to Play (Capucilli)

Biscuit Wins a Prize (Capucilli)

Biscuit’s New Trick (Capucilli)

Bonk! Goes the Ball (Stevens)

All by Myself (Mayer)

Just Me and My Babysitter (Mayer)

Just Me and My Dad (Mayer)


 More First Grade Titles

------------AR Levels 1.5 - 2.4----------

Froggy Gets Dressed (London)

Froggy Plays Soccer (London)

Froggy Goes to School (London)

Inch by Inch (Lionni)

Polar Bear, Polar Bear (Martin)

If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Numeroff)

Mouse Soup (Lobel)


 More First Grade Titles

-----------AR Levels 2.5 - 3.0----------

Clifford’s Birthday Party (Bridwell)

If You Give a Pig a Pancake (Numeroff)

Frog and Toad Are Friends (Lobel)

Henry and Mudge… Best Day of All (Rylant)

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat (Rylant)

Swimmy (Lionni)



-----------AR Levels 0.4 - 1.9-------

Baby Birds (Frost)

Chairs, Chairs, Chairs (Cappetta)

Biscuit Finds a Friend (Capucilli)

Bird Nests (Frost)

Biscuit Wins a Prize (Capucilli)

Frogs (E.Green)

Arthur’s Nose (Brown)

Goodnight Moon (Brown)

Let’s Make a Cake (Hill)

Butterfly Eggs (Frost)


 More Second Grade Titles

-----------AR Levels 2.0 - 2.4-------

Clifford’s Family (Bridwell)

Betsy Ross (Frost)

Froggy Goes to Bed (London)

Caterpillars (Frost)

Clifford and the Big Storm (Bridwell)

Vegetables (E. Green)

Arthur’s Baby (Brown)

Clifford’s Spring Clean-up (Bridwell)

Fruits (E. Green)

Dollars (Hill)


 More Second Grade Titles

-----------AR Levels 2.5 - 3.0-------

Arthur’s Valentine (Brown)

Volcanoes (E. Green)

Franklin Wants a Pet  (Bourgeois)

The White House (Gray)

Arthur Writes a Story (Brown)

Astronauts (C. Bredeson)

Froggy’s First Kiss (London)

Junie B. First Grader at Last (Park)

Farm Animals (K. Jacobsen)

Junie B. Is a Party Animal (Park)

Frogs (K. Holmes)



-----------AR Levels 2.0 - 2.5---------

Boomer Goes to School (McGeorge)

Porcupine’s Pajama Party (Harshman)

Curious George Takes a Train (Rey)

Teacher from the Black Lagoon (Thaler)

Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon (Thaler)


 More Third Grade Titles

-----------AR Levels 2.6 - 3.0---------

Curious George (Rey)

Henry and Mudge in the Family Trees (Rylant)

Mummies in the Morning (Osborne)

Franklin’s School Play (Bourgeois)

Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey (Berenstain)

The Knight at Dawn (Osborne)


  More Third Grade Titles

-----------AR Levels 3.1 - 3.5---------

Bat Loves the Night (Davies)

Rainbow Fish (Pfister)

Little Polar Bear (deBeer)

Armadillo Rodeo (Brett)

The Tub Grandfather (Conrad)

How to Eat Fried Worms (Rockwell)

From Seed to Plant (Gibbons)

Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream (Berenstain)

Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon (Thaler)

Where the Wild Things Are (Sendak)


 More Third Grade Titles

-----------AR Levels 3.6 - 4.0---------

The Little Island (Brown)

The Littles Take a Trip (Peterson)

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks (Cole)

Because of Winn Dixie (Dicamillo)

Where Do Polar Bears Live? (Thomson)

Mrs. Mack (Polacco)









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