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Your Summer reading requirements for
4th and 5th grade are to read two
chapter books of your choosing.

Make sure you pick a book at your
reading level.
Most of the books on this list are
available at the Pasadena Central
Library or Altadena Main Branch.
Some are also available at the Glendale
and San Marino Libraries and of course
at Vroman's and Amazon.

You can also check your local library.

PAS - Pasadena Central Library
ALT - Altadena Main Branch
Reading can be one of the many fun activities
children choose to fill their summer time. Re-
search has shown it is also much more! Chil-
dren who participate in public library summer
reading programs make achievement leaps
during the summer and score higher on fall
reading achievement tests.

The books on this list come highly recommend-
ed by kid readers from all over the country and
may also be available in ebook, audio book,
braille, and large print formats. This summer,
take your child to participate in the summer
programs happening at your library.
The 2018 Summer Reading Book List was created by the
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of
the American Library Association (ALA). Titles on this list were
selected by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee.

For more booklists, please visit

© 2018 American Library Association.
Grade 3–5
Summer Reading List
Ape and Armadillo Take First Second, 2017, a rescue in this When Lemonade Liberty Witt
Mighty Jack and the Goblin Adventure-seeking frogs
Over the World ISBN: 9781250158031 story of bravery moves in with her grandfather, the King swashbuckle their way through
by James Sturm, A brother and sister duo and friendship. last thing she expects is to join by Ben Hatke Puerto Rico’s historic El Morro fort
illustrated by the author take on a mission to stop the the Bigfoot Detective Inc. Are they First Second, 2017, in three brightly illustrated short
Toon, 2016, maniacal "Queen" Cordelia and on track to discover sasquatch or ISBN: 9781626722675 stories.
ISBN: 9781943145096 her henchman, The Nightmare Her Right Foot something more? In this sequel to Mighty Jack, Jack ALT: BR DEL
Ape and Armadillo learn that Knight. First in new series. by Dave Eggers, PAS: J SAVAGE,M and Lilly travel through a portal to
achieving world domination is illustrated by Shawn Harris a bridge between worlds where Real Friends
Vromans or Amazon
a lot less fun without your best Chronicle, 2017, Lights, Camera, Middle they encounter grave dangers by Shannon Hale, illustrated
friend at your side. Flying Lessons & Other ISBN: 9781452162812 School! (Babymouse Tales and receive help from unexpected by LeUyen Pham
Stories A moving and conversational from the Locker #1) sources. First Second, 2017,
PAS: J STURM, J Edited by Ellen Oh by Jennifer L. Holm, ISBN: 9781626724167
description of the history of the ALT: J GN HAT
Almost Paradise Crown Books for Young Statue of Liberty and how some illustrated by Matthew Holm Shannon is learning how to
by Corabel Shofner Readers, 2017, of the smallest details contribute Random House Books for Older than Dirt: A Wild But navigate the turbulent waters
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017, ISBN: 9781101934593 to her symbolism as a welcoming Young Readers, 2017, True History of Earth of childhood. Handling bullies,
ISBN: 9780374303785 Ten authors celebrate diversity beacon to the world. ISBN: 9780399554384 by Don Brown dealing with cliques, and finding
through tales of Bigfoot, Babymouse is in Middle School! and Dr. Mike Perfit out who your true friends really
A (stolen) pet pig, an ornery nun, PAS: J 974.71 EGG
and a feisty 12-year-old runaway basketball, girl pirates and more She is ready to stand out! She Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, are.
from an unusual family in this lively in a highly readable, relatable Juana and Lucas is ready to direct an epic movie! 2017, ISBN: 9780544805033 PAS: J 92 HALE,S
debut novel. short story collection. by Juana Medina, She is ready to learn about the A groundhog and a worm narrate
illustrated by the author necessity of cooperation and this irreverent yet fact-filled Secret Coders (Secret
PAS: J SHOFNER, C ALT: J FLYING friendship!? Typical. Coders #1)
Candlewick, 2016, graphic novel look at the violent
Charlie & Mouse Grand Canyon ISBN: 978-0763672089 ALT: J DIO forces that created our planet and by Gene Luen Yang,
by Laurel Snyder, by Jason Chin, A little girl growing up on Bogota continue to shape it today. illustrated by Mike Holmes
illustrated by Emily Hughes illustrated by the author is determined to learn English Lola Levine is Not Mean! First Second, 2015,
by Monica Brown, illustrated ALT: J 551.7 BRO ISBN: 9781626720756
Chronicle, 2017, Roaring Brook, 2017, before her trip to the U.S. and her
ISBN: 9781596439504 visit to Spaceland. by Angela Dominquez Out of Wonder New girl Hopper discovers some
ISBN: 9781452131535
As a father and daughter hike Little, Brown Books for Young by Kwame Alexander, very strange goings-on at Stately
Charming short stories follow the PAS-ALLEN: J MEDINA,J Readers, 2015,
exploits of two brothers as they up and out of the canyon, Chris Colderly and Marjory Academy. Do she and her new
Chin introduces readers to this The Jumbies ISBN: 9780316258364 Wentworth, illustrated by friend Eni have what it takes to
organize a neighborhood party,
earn ice cream money and invent National Park's unique geology, by Tracey Baptiste Sports-loving Lola accidentally Ekua Holmes outwit the school's founder and
the “bedtime banana”. First in a plants and animals. Algonquin Young Readers, injures a classmate during Candlewick Press, 2017, solve the mysteries? Readers are
series. 2015, ISBN: 9781616204143 a recess soccer game and ISBN: 9780763680947 invited to code along!
PAS-ALLEN: J 557.9132 CHI resolves to win back her spot
ALT: E SNY Eleven-year-old Corinne must call The authors pay tribute to twenty PAS: J SECRE v.1
Hamster Princess: Harriet on the field – and her friends – famed poets from around the
on her courage and an ancient
the Invincible (Hamster by demonstrating what good world with imaginative verse and Wishtree
Clayton Byrd Goes magic to stop an evil spirit and
Princess #1) sportsmanship is all about. gorgeous illustrations. by Katherine Applegate
Underground save her island home.
by Rita Williams-Garcia, by Ursula Vernon, PAS: J BROWN,M Feiwel & Friends. 2017,
illustrated by the author ALT: J BAP PAS: J 808.1 ALE ISBN: 9781250043221
illustrated by Frank Morrison
Puffin Books, 2017, Makoons Rafi and Rosi: Pirates! Every May, neighbors tie their
Amistad, 2017, Just Dance
ISBN: 9780142427019 by Louise Erdrich by Lulu Delacre, wishes to the old red oak tree.
ISBN: 9780062215918 by Patricia MacLachlan
Princess Harriet is not your typical HarperCollins, 2016, illustrated by the author This year, with the threat of
When his beloved grandfather, the Margaret K. McElderry Books,
princess, what with all the ogre- ISBN: 9780060577933 Children’s Book Press, 2017, being taking down looming, Red
blues man Cool Papa Byrd, dies 2017, ISBN: 9781481472524
suddenly, Clayton's anger and slaying, cliff-diving, and battle Twin brothers Makoons and ISBN: 9780892393817 knows it must help its neighbors,
Years ago, Sylvie's mother was
misplaced alliances get him into quail-riding. But she knows that Chickadee travel across the plains both human and animal, as they
a famous opera singer, but she
trouble. This story of family grief, the curse that is destined to befall in search of buffalo with their confront the hatred and prejudice
gave it all up to marry Sylvie's
reconciliation, and the power of her on her 12th birthday must family in the 1860’s. being directed at the new family in
father and move to small town
also keep her alive until then - the little blue house.
music is set in New York City. Wyoming. Sylvie can't help but PAS: J ERDRICH,L
making her invincible! wonder - does her mother ever ALT: J APP
PAS:J WILLIAMS-GARCIA, R Me & Marvin Gardens
PAS: J VERNON,U miss her glamorous former life?
Cucumber Quest: The And is she ever tempted to go by Amy Sarig King
Doughnut Kingdom Hello, Universe back to it? Arthur A. Levine Books, 2017,
by Gigi D.G. by Erin Entrada Kelly, ISBN: 9780545870740
illustrated by Isabel Roxas J MAC
While picking up trash from Devlin
HarperCollins, 2017, Lemons Creek, Obe discovers a most
ISBN: 9780062414151 by Melissa Savage extraordinary animal that may be
The lives of Virgil, Kaori, Gen and Crown Books for Young the answer to the pollution.
Valencia are woven together in Readers, 2017, ISBN: ALT: J KIN
unexpected ways when a disaster 9781524700126
brings them together to perform

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