Summer Reading – Part 3

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The weather is not cooperating with this week’s focus on summer reading. Right now, for example, I am enjoying a hot drink from Starbucks and wearing my cozy slippers. That’s fine for January, but June?  I thought that perhaps if I posted a picture of Eileen Spinelli’s picture book, Heat Wave, it would remind me that this is the last week of school!

The next category on Inly’s Summer Reading List is the Developing Reader.  This is the list from which I often select books to read aloud to kindergarten students.  Many of them are funny and even include some simple word play, but they also follow patterns which make the stories accessible to young listeners and readers.

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

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Olivia books by Ian Falconer

–         Olivia

–         Olivia Saves the Circus

–         Olivia…and the Missing Toy

Lightship by Brian Floca

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

Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

That New Animal by Emily Jenkins

Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farms by Jon Katz

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Farfallena and Marcel by Holly Keller

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Adele and Simon in America by Barbara McClintock

Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney

Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach

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

Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen

Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks

Super Guinea Pig to the Rescue by Udo Weigelt

Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera Williams


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