Summer Reading – Part 5

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Continuing the Inly Summer Reading List…today we reach the Expanding Reader. According to the Bonnie Campbell Hill Reading Continuum, these are the characteristics of an expanding reader

–         more challenging vocabulary

–         more developed characters

–         illustrations provide less support

–         may include multiple paragraphs per page

 Cam Jansen books by David Adler

A Three-Minute Speech: Lincoln’s Remarks at Gettysburg by Jennifer Armstrong

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-     

New Colors by Chris Barton

The Stories Julian Tells/The Stories Huey Tells by Ann Cameron

Science books by Vicki Cobb

Recommended titles include: I Face the Wind and I Fall Down

Is My Friend at Home: Pueblo Fireside Tales by John Bierhorst

Flat Stanley/Invisible Stanley by Jeff Brown

Seal Island School and The Seal Island Seven by Susan Bartlett

Coral Reefs by Jason Chin

Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs

The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin

Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies

Front Porch Tales and North Country Whoppers by Tomie dePaola

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Zoo’s Who by Douglas Florian

Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland

Bon Appetit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald

Stink books by Megan McDonald

Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson

Mason Dixon: Fourth-Grade Disasters (or Basketball Disasters or Pet Disasters)

Zen Ties and Zen Shorts by Jon Muth

Aesop’s Fables retold by Beverley Naidoo

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire Nivola

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Mark Tyler Nobleman

Mokie and Bik by Wendy Orr

Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne

            (Too many to list!)

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter

Behold the Bold Umprellaphant by Jack Prelutsky

Thumb and the Bad Guys by Ken Roberts

The Owly Series by Andy Runton

Marvin Redpost books by Louis Sachar

How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman

Zarafa: The Giraffe Who Walked to the King by Judith St. George

Books by Dick King Smith

The Akimbo series by Alexander McCall Smith

Frankly Frannie by A.J. Stern (and sequels)

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet

Henry Aaron’s Dream by Matt Tavares

EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken! By Sally Warner

Pharaoh’s Boat by David Weitzman

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino

Rapunzel, a German folktale, retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky


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