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Indiana Department of Education
Summer Reading List

Bookworm The Indiana Department of Education has published suggested titles that children and families may want to explore during the summer months. The list below contains the titles you can find at the Allen County Public Library for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, linked to the Library's online catalog.

Primary: Kindergarten - Grade 2

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J513.211 TANG Tang, Greg Math Fables
A series of rhymes about animals introduces counting and grouping numbers, as well as examples of such behaviors as cooperation, friendship, and appreciation.
2005
J617.6 KELLE Keller, Laurie Open Wide: Tooth School Inside
Through a classroom setting in which teeth are the students, presents information about the structure and care of teeth and the services provided by dentists.
2005
J811 SILVE Silverstein, Shel Don't Bump the Glump: And Other Fantasies
A most unusual collection of whacky, funny, scary creatures with imaginative fantasies in verse.
2005
J811.54 PRELU Prelutsky, Jack Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More
N/A
2005
JB L638SA St. George, Judith Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln
Growing up poor in the backwoods of Kentucky and Indiana, Abraham Lincoln lost his mother before he was ten. But Sally Johnston, who married Abe's father a year later, brought a library of books to their log cabin home and turned young Abe's life around.
2005
JB P9383SL Slaymaker, Melissa Eskridge Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey
An introduction to the world of folk artist Grandma Prisbrey.
2005
JE AXELR Axelrod, Amy Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking
Mr. Pig and the piglets try to cook Mrs. Pig's favorite dish to cheer her up when she's sick. Includes a recipe for chili.
2005
JE BANKS Banks, Kate Max's Words
When Max cuts out words from magazines and newspapers, collecting them the way his brothers collect stamps and coins, they all learn about words, sentences, and storytelling.
2005
JE BURNS Marilyn Burns Greedy Triangle
Dissatisfied with its shape, a triangle keeps asking the local shapeshifter to add more lines and angles until it doesn't know which side is up.
2005
JE CARLE Carle, Eric 10 Little Rubber Ducks
When a storm strikes a cargo ship, ten rubber ducks are tossed overboard and swept off in ten different directions. Based on a factual incident.
2005
JE COLE Cole, Henry On Meadowview Street
Upon moving to a new house, young Caroline and her parents encourage wildflowers to grow and birds and animals to stay in their yard, which soon has the whole suburban street living up to its name.
2005
JE GARRI Garriel, Barbara I know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello
An adaptation of the folk rhyme "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly", featuring musical instruments.
2005
JE GREGO Gregory, Valiska When Stories Fell Like Shooting Stars
When Fox sees the sun fall from the sky, his selfish actions set in motion a series of events that lead to war, but when Bear finds the fallen moon, he gets the other animals to work together to return the moon to where it belongs.
2005
JE HOBER Hoberman, Mary Ann You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together
Classic Mother Goose rhymes in color-coded typography let young children read along with an adult.
2005
JE HOFFM Hoffman, Mary Boundless Grace
Grace is invited for a visit with her father and his new family in Africa.
2005
JE KELLE Keller, Laurie Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard
Grandpa Gazillion and Hildegarde show many different uses for the numbers one through twenty at their number yard.
2005
JE NEVIU Nevius, Carol Karate Hour
Rhyming text portrays the exuberance of an hour of karate class. Includes nonfiction information at end.
2005
JE OCONN O'Connor, Jane Fancy Nancy
A young girl who loves fancy things helps her family to be fancy for one special night.
2005
JE OKIMO Okimoto, Jean Davies Winston of Churchill-One Bear's Battle Against Global Warming
Winston is worried because the ice of the Hudson Bay is melting sooner each year and he and his fellow polar bears have less time to hunt for food, but he comes up with an idea that will make the tourists who come to see the bears realize what is going on
2005
JE RANSB Ransburg, Ashley Evie Finds Her Family Tree
When Evie overhears her parents talking about their family tree, she considers whether they mean the holly, the sugar maple, the magnolia, or the oak.
2005
JE SEUSS Seuss, Dr. Horton Hears a Who
Horton finds an entire city of Whos on a speck of dust, but, since no one else can see them, no one believes they exist.
2005
JE ZELIN Zelinsky, Paul Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round, the wipers go swish, the doors open and close, and the people go in and out in this movable book version of the classic song.
2005



Spanish Language Books for Kindergarten - Grade 2

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
S J398.2 EHLER Ehlert, Lois Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna (bilingual edition)
An adaptation of the Peruvian folktale in which Fox and Mole try to climb to the moon on a rope woven of grass.
2005
S J398.8 ARROR Delacre, Lulu Arrorro Mi Nino: Latin Lullabies and Gentle Games (Bilingual edition)
An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today.
2005
S J811.54 ALARC Alarcon, Francisco From the Bellybutton of the Moon: And Other Summer Poems/Del Ombligo de la Luna: Y Otros Poemas de Verano (Bilingual Edition)
A bilingual collection of poems in which the renowned Mexican American poet revisits and celebrates his childhood memories of summers, Mexico, and nature.
2005
S JE OCONN O'Connor, Jane Nancy la Elegante
A young girl who loves fancy things helps her family to be fancy for one special night.
2005



Intermediate: Grades 3 - 5

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BYARS Byars, Betsy Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society
At the first annual meeting of WOOF--Words of Our Friends--assorted dogs preserve their heritage by sharing tales of canines throughout history, including Abu, who ruled all of Egypt except for one pesky cat, and Zippy, who simply must find the squeaky to
2005
J CHRIS Christopher, Matt Olympic Dream
When overweight fourteen-year-old video whiz Doug Cannon is introduced to the sport of cycling he begins a transformation that leads him to health and self-respect.
2005
J EVANS Evans, Douglas Math Rashes
This collection of nine short stories presents episodes of education gone awry.
2005
J KINNE Kinney, Jeff Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and his attempts to steer clear of trouble when he returns to middle school and tries to keep his older brother Rodrick from telling everyone about Greg's most humiliating experience of the summer.
2005
J NAYLO Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Who Won the War (Boy/Girl Battle Series)
As the end of summer approaches, the Malloy girls decide they will really try to get along with the Hatford boys before moving back to Ohio, but after all the practical jokes and competitions of the previous year, the boys just do not trust the girls.
2005
J PRELL Preller, James Six Innings
Earl Grubb's Pool Supplies plays Northeast Gas & Electric in the Little League championship game, while Sam, who has cancer and is in a wheelchair, has to call the play-by-play instead of participating in the game.
2005
J320.973 GRODI Grodin, Elissa D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet
Discusses the political processes, parties, and people of democracy, American style.
2005
J510 TANG Tang, Greg Math-terpieces
A series of rhymes about artists and their works introduces counting and grouping numbers, as well as such artistic styles as cubism, pointillism, and surrealism.
2005
J511.5 NAGDA Nagda, Ann Whitehead Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger
Describes the growth of an orphan Siberian tiger cub, by means of words and graphs.
2005
J516 NEUSC Neuschwander, Cindy Sir Cumference and the Isle of the Immeter
2005
J520 DYER Dyer, Alan Space (Insiders series)
Insiders -- a visually groundbreaking, state-of-the-art nonfiction series that outshines Eyewitness and Discoveries. This stunning new series offers an inside look into twelve riveting subjects, beginning with Dinosaurs, Egypt, Oceans, and Space. Expertly
2005
J792.8 LEE Lee, Laura A Child's Introduction to Ballet: The Stories, Music, and Magic of Classical Dance
2005
J810.8 COHN Cohn, Amy From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs
A compilation of more than 140 folk songs, tales, poems, and stories telling the history of America and reflecting its multicultural society. Illustrated by award-winning artists.
2005
J973.3 SCHAN Schanzer, Rosalyn George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen From Both Sides
Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.
2005
J973.7115 CLINT Clinton, Catherine When Harriet met Sojourner
2005
JB AU29DAV Davies, Jacqueline Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
2005
JB ER18L Lasky, Kathryn Librarian Who Measured the Earth
Describes the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth.
2005
JB L638HA Harness, Cheryl Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days, 1809-1837
Briefly presents the life of this famous president from his birth until the age of twenty-eight.
2005
JE SPIOT Spiotta-DiMare, Loren Rockwell: A Boy and His Dog
2005



Spanish Language Books for Grades 3 - 5

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
S J PEREZ Perez, Amada Irma My Diary From Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (Bilingual edition)
A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States.
2005
S JE GONZA Gonzalez, Lucia Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos (Bilingual edition)
During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.
2005
S JE SAENZ Saenz, Benjamin Alire A Gift From Papá Diego/Un regalo de papá Diego (Bilingual Edition)
When Little Diego gets a Superman outfit for his birthday, he hopes to fly across the border to Mexico to be with his grandfather whom he loves.
2005



If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!



General comments or suggestions may be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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