The Inly Summer Reading List – Part Three

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The next category on Inly’s Summer Reading List is the Developing reader. According to Bonnie Campbell Hill’s continuum, these are the characteristics of a child who might enjoy the titles listed below:

–         straightforward and fairly simple vocabulary

–         story reflects common experiences

–         begins to make meaningful predictions

 When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakite

Olivia books by Ian Falconer

Lightship by Brian Floca

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee

Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton

The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest

Duck and Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose by Tad Hills

Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

The Road to Mumbai by Ruth Jeyaveeran

That New Animal by Emily Jenkins

Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farms by Jon Katz

“The large, full-color photographs are totally engaging and capture the animals’ distinct personalities. . . . The writing is crisp and clear, and the stories (each dog gets its own turn) are sweet and filled with gentle humor. This gorgeous, heartwarming book, great for quiet reading and storytimes alike, stands out from the pack.”  (starred review, School Library Journal)

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Farfallena and Marcel by Holly Keller

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Adele and Simon in America by Barbara McClintock

Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons

Heat Wave by Eileen Spinelli

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Pouch! By David Ezra Stein

The Apple Pie That Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson

Lizette’s Green Sock by Catharina Valckx

Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

Queen of France by Tim Wadham

Super Guinea Pig to the Rescue by Udo Weigelt

Originally published in German, this book is “a refreshing visual romp, with oversize trim and bright, boisterous acrylic and watercolor paintings by Nina Spranger.”  (originally published in Germany)  (New York Times Book Review, November 11, 2007)

Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera Williams


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