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School Summer Reading Lists: K-4

These are the suggested readings for entering K-4, as provided to us

by the Westerly Public School System.

These books can all by found on our "Summer Reading Shelf",

next to our Children's Room Desk.

Picture Books

The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds (Lexile 490)

The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy (Lexile 520)

Windows by Julia Denos

Claymates by Dev Petty (Lexile 300)

A Pig, a Fox and a Box by Jonathan Fenske (Lexile 210)

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywait (Lexile 670)

After the Fall by Dan Santat (Lexile 550)

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

We are All Wonders by R.J. Palacio (Lexile 370)

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin (Lexile 520)

The Bad Seed by Jory John (Lexile 390)

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwell (Lexile 490)

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller


Early Chapter Book Series

Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin (Lexile 550)

King and Kayla by Dori Butler (Lexile 450)

Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems (Lexile 150)

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt (Lexile 560)

Press Start by Thomas Flintham (Lexile 530)

Ricky Ricotta by Dav Pilkey (Lexile 520)

Magic Bone by Nancy Krulik (Lexile 420)

Amber Brown A is for Amber by Paula Danziger (Lexile 570)

Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant (Lexile 500)

Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliot (Lexile 550)

Magical Animal Adoption Agency by Kallie George (Lexile 750)

Lulu by Judith VIorst (Lexile 910)

Critter Club by Callie Barkely (Lexile 470-600)

Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly (Lexile 660)


Chapter Books

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (Lexile 590)

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks (Lexile 780)

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick (Lexile 790)

Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner (Lexile 620)

Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes (Lexile 570)

Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris (Lexile 760)

Girls Who Code by Stacia Deutsch (Lexile 990)

Tuesday McGillacuddy Series- Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks (Lexile 900)

Flashback Four Series by Dan Gutman (Lexile 700)

Secret Coders Series by Gene Leun Yang (Lexile 380)

Quarterback Rush Sports Illustrated Graphic Novel Series by Carl Bowen (Lexile 560)

Ivy and Bean by Anne Barrows (Lexile 580)

Super Narwal my Ben Clanton (Lexile 510)



Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner (Lexile 660)

My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelly (Lexile 680)

Pup Pup Puppies (series) by Bonnie Bader (Lexile 390)

Many Moons by Remi Courgeon (Lexile 480)

A Boy, a Mouse and a Spider by Barbara Herket (Lexile 770)

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty (Lexile 550)

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed (Lexile 510)

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (Lexile 980)

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers (Lexile 800)

She Persisisted by Chelsea Clinton (Lexile 1170)

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin (Lexile 1000)