Summer Reading

  • Keep your child reading all summer with this list of recommended summer reading books, students at Twin Peaks have put together. This reading list is organized by grade levels and divided into 3 categories: their favorite books, series of books, and authors. You’ll find the classics and recently published children's books included.

    Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Books:
    • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish  by Dr. Seuss
    • Dogzilla & Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey
    • Clifford  by Norman Bridwell
    • Arthur  by Marc Brown
    • Skippy Jon Jones by Judy Schachner
    • Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
    • Charlie and Lola  by Lauren Child
    • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  by Mo Willems
    • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie  by Laura Numeroff
    • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
    • The McDuff Stories by Rosemary Wells
    • Napping House by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
    • The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
    • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
    • I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
    • There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed the Flea by Jennifer Ward
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar  by Eric Carle
    • Stephanie's Ponytail  by Robert N. Munsch
    • Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
    • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
    • Horrible Harry  in Room 2B by Suzy Kline
    • Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
    • Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig by Kate DiCamillo
    • Magic Treehouse   by Mary Pope Osborne
    • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
    • Scooby Doo
    • Batman
    • Star Wars
    • 3rd & 4th grades Series:
    • Gernomino Stilton by Geronimo Stilton
    • Franny K. Stein by Jim Benton
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
    • Baby Mouse by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
    • Goosebumps  by R.L. Stein
    • Judy Moody by Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds
    • Magic Treehouse   by Mary Pope Osborne
    • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
    • Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
    • Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
    • Captain Underpants  by Dav Pilkey
    • Box Car Children  by Gertrude Chandler Warner
    • A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
    • How to Train Your Dragon (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III) by Cressida Cowell
    • The Doll People Collection by Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin, Brian Selznick
    • Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
    • Indian in the Cupboard Series by Lynne Reid Banks
    • Lady Grace Mysteries  by Lady Grace Cavendish
    • Tale of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
    • Ralph S. Mouse Series by Beverly Cleary
    • Disney Fairies (assorted authors)
    • Animal Ark by Ben M. Baglio
    • Molly Moon   by Georgia Byng
    • Blast to the Past  by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon, and David Wenzel
    • Dear America Series (assorted authors)
    •  Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
    • Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
    • The Fire Within (Dragon Trilogy) Series by Chris D'lacey
    • May Bird by Jodi Lynn Anderson
    • 39 Clues by Rick Riordan (1st book)
    • Ink heart Trilogy by Cornelia Caroline Funke
    • Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
    • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
    • Harry Potter Books by J. K. Rowling
    • Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson
    • Warriors by Erin Hunter
    • Percy Jackson & The Olympians  by Rick Riordan
    • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman
    • Guardians of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky
     
    Favorite 3rd & 4th authors & books
    • Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
    • The Last Dragon by Silvana De Mari
    • Swindle by Gordon Korman
    • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
    • Stuart Little by E. B. White
    • The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
    • Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
    • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
    • Deep, Dark & Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
    • Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    • Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach
    • The Dragon of the Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp
    • Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
    • Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
    • New Girl (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls) by Meg Cabot
    • Flat Stanly  by Jeff Brown
    • Ramona Quimby  by Beverly Cleary
    • Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
    • Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin
    • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

     

    Authors: 

    Andrew Clements
    Cornelia Funke
    Carolyn Keene
    Bill Wallace
    Jennifer J. Stewart
    Conrad Storad
    Dr. Seuss
    Kate DiCamillo
    Dan Gutman
    Emily Rhodda
    Barbara Park
    Roald Dahl
    Shel Silverstein
    Lois Lowry
    Beverly Clearly
    Judy Blume


    5th & 6th Favorite Series
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
    • Goosebumps & Goosebumps Horrorland  by R.L. Stein
    • Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
    • Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
    • Warriors by Erin Hunter
    • The Mistmantle Chronicles, Urchin of the Riding Stars by M.I. McAllister
    • Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
    • 39 Clues by Rick Riordan (1st book)
    • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
    • How to Train Your Dragon (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III) by Cressida Cowell
    • Lady Grace Mysteries  by Lady Grace Cavendish
    • Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by James Howe
    • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
    •  Ink heart Trilogy by Cornelia Caroline Funke
    • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Molly Moon   by Georgia Byng
    • The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain) by Lloyd Alexander
    • Edge Chronicles 1: Beyond the Deepwoods (The Edge Chronicles) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
    •  Indian in the Cupboard Series by Lynne Reid Banks
    • A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor by Harry Mazer
    • Sammy Keyes by Wendelin Van Draanen
    • The Fire Within (Dragon Trilogy) Series by Chris D'lacey
    • Redwall  by Brian Jacques
    • The Sands of Time (Hermux Tantamoq Adventures) by Michael Hoeye
    • Everest  by Gordon Korman
    • My Name is America (Assorted authors)
    • Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King) by Jenny Nimmo
    • Pendragon by D. J. MacHale
    • Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
    • Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) by Christopher Paolini
    • The Troll King (Troll King Trilogy) by John Vornholt
    • Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Book 1) by Heather Brewer
    • The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey
    • The City of Ember (Books of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau
    • The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Book 1)  by Rick Riordan
    • Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy
    • Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica) by James A. Owen
    • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman
    • The Capture (Guardians of Ga’hoole, Book 1) by Kathryn Lasky
    • Stormbreaker: The First Alex Rider Adventure by Anthony Horowitz
    • Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 1) by Michelle Paver
    • The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1) by J. Patterson
    • The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) by John Flanagan
    • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    • The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
    • The Clique by Lisi Harrison
    • Airborne  by Kenneth Oppel
    • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
     
    Favorite 5th & 6th grade authors & books
    • The BFG by Roald Dahl
    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
    • Becoming Naomi Leon
    • Nothing Wrong with a Three Legged Dog
    • The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
    • Love, Ruby Lavender  by Deborah Wiles
    • Love That Dog by Creech Sharon
    • Every Soul a Star  by Wendy Mass
    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    • Thief Lord by Cornelia Caroline Funke
    • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
    • Marley & Me by John Grogan
    • Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs
    • Holes by Louis Sachar
    • The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
    • Dragon Keeper  by Carole Wilkinson
    • Gossamer  by Lois Lowry
    • Mysterious Benedict Society  by Trenton Lee Stewart
    • Sing Down the Moon  by Scott O'Dell
    • A Dog’s Life : Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
    • Phantom Tollbooth  by Norton Juster
    • Buttermilk Hill by Ruth White
    • Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle
    • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
    • The Incredible Journey  by Sheila Burnford
    • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
    • H.I.V.E. : The Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden
    • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
    • Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
    • Kira- Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
    • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
    • Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
    • Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
    • Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
    • Under the Blood Red Sun  by Graham Salisbury
    • Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
    • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
    • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
    • I,Q  by Roland Smith
    • Seer of Shadows by Avi
    • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
    • War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

     

    Authors: 

    Dav Pilkey
    Dan Gutman
    Neil Gaiman
    Andrew Clements
    Haddix
    Neal Schusterman
    Rick Riordan
    Avi
    Mary Downing Hahn
    Beverly Cleary
    Lois Lowry
    Sharon Creech
    Judy Blume
    Wendy Mass
    Erin Hunter
    R.L.Stein
    Eoin Colfer
    Chris Paolini
    Kate DiCamilla
    Cornelia Funke
    Lloyd Alexander