Montgomery Township School District

OHES 2017 Suggested Summer Reading - Leaving 1st and entering 2nd Grade



Fun Fiction Titles

Brown, Peter The Wild Robot
Cecil, Randy Lucy 
Chabert, Jack The School is Alive (series: Erie Elementary) 

Cowley, Joy

Friends: Snake and Lizard

Doodler, Todd H.

Super Fly (series)

Hale, Shannon

Princess in Black (series)

Henkes, Kevin

The Year of Billy Miller

Holub, Joan

Heroes in Training (series)

Jamieson, Victoria

The Great Art Caper (series: Pets on the Loose!)

Jules, Jacqueline

Sofia Martinez (series); Zapato Power (series)

Kuhlmann, Torben

Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse...

Medina, Juana

Juana & Lucas

McDonald, Megan

Judy Moody (series); Stink (series)

Nilsson, Ulf

A Complicated Case (series: Detective Gordon)

Osborne, Mary Pope

Magic Tree House (series)

Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones (series) 
Potter, Ellen  Piper Green and the Fairy Tree (series - NEW) 

Mo Willems

The Story of Diva and Flea

Picture Books



Adler, David

Get a Hit Mo!; Young Cam Jansen (series); Jeffery Bones (series)

Agee, Jon

Lion Lessons; It's Only Stanley

Barnett, Mac

Rules of the House

Bram, Elizabeth

Rufus the Writer

Colfer, Eoin

Imaginary Fred

Cronin, Doreen

Diary of a ... (series)

Edwards, Michelle

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

Ellis, Carson

Du Iz Tak?

Keller, Laurie

We Are Growing!

Mattick, Lindsay

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Medina, Meg

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Murray, Diana City Shapes 
Perkins, Lynne  Frank and Lucky Get Schooled 
Ringgold, Faith  We Came to America 
Rubin, Adam  Robo-Sause 
Sanat, Dan  Are We There Yet 
Sarcone-Roach, Julia  The Bear Ate Your Sandwich 
Spires, Ashley  The Most Magnificent Thing 
Tonatiuh, Duncan  The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes 
Willems, Mo  Elephant and Piggie (series); Nanette's Baguette 




Dewey # 
Beck, W. H.Glow: Animals with Their Own Night Lights 591.4

Corry, Shana

The Secret Subway


Fleming, Candace

Giant Squid


Fogliano, Julie

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: poems for all seasons


Javaka, Steptoe

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat


Jenkins, Steve

How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom


Levy, Debbie

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark (biography)


McCloskey, Kevin

The Real Poop on Pigeons


Olien, Jessica

The Blobfish Book


Great authors to check out:
  • Kate DiCamillo (Mercy Watson series)
  • Tim Egan (Dodsworth series)
  • Kevin Henkes
  • James Howe (Pinky and Rex; Housley & Catina)
  • Steve Jenkins (nonfiction)
  • Kathleen V. Kudlinski (Boy Were We Wrong About... series) - nonfiction
  • Doreen Rappaport (Big Words series) biographies
  • Cynthia Rylant (High Rise Private Eyes; Poppelton)
  • Jon Scieszka

If you are interested in eBooks and audiobooks, please visit our Website to find great resources!


Feel free to email me if you have any questions


Sharon Baller, Media Specialist,

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