Summer Reading List

Below you will find the summer reading list for each grade.

Kindergarten Bethany Elementary School

  • Aliki All By Myself!

  • Awdry, W. Happy Birthday, Thomas!

  • Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears, Ready, Set, Go!

  • and Jan Berenstain

  • Bridwell, Norman Clifford, the Big Red Dog

  • Brown, Marc T. D.W. All Wet

  • Capucilli, Alyssa C. Biscuit Goes to School

  • Carle, Eric Draw Me a Star

  • Hillert, Margaret The Golden Goose

  • Hood, Susan Bad Hair Day

  • Klein, Adria F. Max Goes to the Library

  • Kraus, Robert Leo the Late Bloomer

  • Mayer, Mercer Just Me and My Dad

  • McCarty, Peter Hondo & Fabian

  • McDaniel, Becky B. Katie Did It

  • Minarik, Else H. A Kiss for Little Bear

  • Monks, Lydia Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

  • Shannon, David David Goes to School

  • Snow, Pegeen Eat Your Peas, Louise!

  • Stoeke, Janet M. A Hat for Minerva Louise

  • Willems, Mo Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!


1st Grade Bethany Elementary School

  • Bridwell, Norman Clifford’s Best Friend: A Story about Emily Elizabeth

  • Brown, MarcT. Arthur’s Reading Race

  • Brown, Margaret W. Goodnight Moon

  • Carle, Eric The Mixed-up Chameleon

  • Dr, Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

  • Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother?

  • Edwards, Roberta Five Silly Fishermen

  • Guarino, Deborah Is Your Mama a Llama?

  • Keats, Ezra J. Peter’s Chair

  • Krosoczka, Jarrett Baghead

  • McFarland, Lyn R. Widget & the Puppy

  • McMullan, Kate I Stink!

  • Miranda, Anne To Market, to Market

  • Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping

  • Paul, Ann W. Manana, Iguana

  • Reynolds, Peter The Dot

  • Schaefer, Lola M. Johnny Appleseed

  • Dr, Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

  • Simont, Marc Stray Dog

  • Taback, Simms Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

  • Ziefert, Harriet Henny-Penny

  • Ziefert, Harriet The Gingerbread Boy

  • Ziefert, Harriet The Little Red Hen


2nd Bethany Elementary School

  • Appelt, Kathi Bubba and Beau Meet the Relatives

  • Brown, Marc T. Arthur, It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll

  • Brown, Margaret W. The Runaway Bunny

  • Byars, Betsy C. Hooray for the Golly Sisters!

  • Ehlert, Lois Growing Vegetable Soup

  • Falconer, Ian Olivia

  • Hoban, Russell Bedtime for Frances

  • Hobbie, Holly Toot & Puddle

  • Hoff, Syd Julius

  • Howard, Elizabeth F. Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) And James Ransome

  • Howard, Elizabeth F. Virgie Goes to Schoole with Us Boys

  • Keats, Ezra J. The Snowy Day

  • Ketteman, Helen Armadilly Chili

  • Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad are Friends

  • London, Jonathan Froggy Goes to the Doctor

  • McBratney, Sam Guess How Much I Love You

  • Numeroff, Laura J. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Osborne, Mary P. Afternoon on the Amazon

  • Park, Barbara Junie B., First Grader (at last!)

  • Penn, Audrey The Kissing Hand

  • Rey, H.A. Curious George

  • Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures

  • Samuels, Barbara Duncan & Dolores

  • Seeger, Pete Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story

  • Seuss The Cat in the Hat

  • Sharmat, Marjorie W. Nate the Great

  • Silverstein, Shel The Giving Tree

  • Unknown The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song

  • Van Laan, Nancy Possum Come A-Knockin’

  • Woodson, Jacqueline Coming on Home Soon

  • Yorinks, Arthur Louis the Fish


3rd Bethany Elementary School

  • Blume, Judy Superfudge

  • Clements, Andrew Big Al

  • DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie

  • Hoffman, Mary Amazing Grace

  • Mochizuki, Ken Baseball Saved Us

  • Park, Linda S. The Firekeeper’s Son

  • Rockwell, Thomas How to Eat Fried Worms

  • Sachar, Louis Wayside School is Falling Down

  • Scieszka, Jon Summer Reading is Killing Me!

  • Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are

  • Seuss Horton Hears a Who!

  • Seuss The Lorax

  • Shannon, David A Bad Case of Stripes

  • Shaw, Janet B. Kirsten Saves the Day: A Summer Story

  • Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their

  • Monkey Business

  • Van Allsburg, Chris The Sweetest Fig

  • Weatherford, Carole B. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins

  • Wilder, Laura I. Dance at Grandpa’s

  • Williams, Vera B. A Chair for my Mother

  • Yolen, Jane Owl Moon


4th Bethany Elementary School

  • Ackerman, Karen Song and Dance Man

  • Baglio, Ben M. Hamster in a Handbasket

  • Barrett, Judi Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • Bond, Michael A Bear Called Paddington

  • Byars, Betsy The Summer of the Swans

  • Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw

  • Creech, Sharon Ruby Holler

  • Dahl, Roald James and the Giant Peach: A Children’s Story

  • Dahl, Roald The Twits

  • Giff, Patricia R. Pictures from Hollis Woods

  • Heyward, DuBose The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, as Told to Jenifer

  • Lenski, Lois Strawberry Girl

  • Martin, Ann M. The Meanest Doll in the World

  • And Laura Godwin

  • McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings

  • Oliver, Lin, E.B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan: Louie the Hero and Judy R. Rofe

  • Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terabithia

  • Peck, Richard A Year Down Yonder

  • Polacco, Patricia Thank You, Mr. Falker

  • Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy

  • Sachar, Louis Holes

  • Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square

  • Shaw, Janet B. Kirsten Saves the Day: A Summer Story

  • Smith, Doris B. A Taste of Blackberries

  • Speare, Elizabeth G. The Sign of the Beaver

  • Spinelli, Jerry Maniac Magee

  • Wilder, Laura I. Prairie Day: Adapted from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder


5th Bethany Elementary School

  • Avi Crispin: The Cross of Lead

  • Bauer, Joan Hope Was Here

  • Estes, Eleanor The Hundred Dresses

  • Farley, Walter The Black Stallion

  • Gipson, Fred Old Yeller

  • Henry, Marguerite Brighty of the Grand Canyon

  • Henry, Marguerite King of the Wild

  • Henry, Marguerite Misty of Chincoteague

  • Hiaasen, Carl Hoot

  • Kendall, Carol The Gammage Cup

  • Kjelgaard, Jim Big Red

  • Lewis. C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • Lowry, Lois The Giver

  • Nixon, Joan L. A Family Apart

  • Norton, Mary The Borrowers Afield

  • O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins

  • Paulsen, Gary Brian’s Hunt

  • Paulsen, Gary Dogsong

  • Robinson, Barbara The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • Ryan, Pam M. Esperanza Rising

  • Rylant, Cynthia The Islander: A Novel

  • Voigt, Cynthia Dicey’s Song

  • Yep, Laurence Dragonwings

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Bethany Elementary School

271 Bethany Road

Reidsville, NC 

Phone:  (336) 951-2710 

Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

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