SR booklet 2016Revised2 - Norwood Public Schools


SR booklet 2016Revised2 - Norwood Public Schools
Dear Parents,
The Norwood Elementary School Librarians and the Children’s
Librarians from the Morrill Memorial Library have designed this
reading list to keep your child reading throughout the summer. Parents understand how important it is that their children continue to read during the summer but they may have difficulty finding
the right books to inspire their children. This list provides a sample
of popular authors and titles that will keep your child excited about
reading. Your public librarian can help your child locate books that
are at the right reading level and are of interest to your child, so don’t
hesitate to come in and ask for help. The Morrill Memorial Library
is a member of the Minuteman Library Network which is a consortium of 43 libraries. If the Norwood Library doesn’t own a title, we
can order it from another library. The Morrill Memorial library also
offers downloadable materials from the Digital Media Catalog, and
The reading list is available online at the school library website, as
well as the public library website:
2016 Norwood Elementary School
Summer Reading Requirements
and Book Lists
The public library runs a summer reading program children entering
Kindergarten through 8th grade. “On Your Mark Get Set….Read!”
is this summer’s theme. Sign up starts June 20th and the program
starts June 27th. It ends September 2nd. There are many activities planned. Here are a few!
· Take a Friendly Look into a Bee Hive July 21
· Pop Up Art School-Keith Waring Workshop July 28
· Wednesday Morning Crafts 9-12pm starting July 6
· On Your Mark, Get Set For Magic!” Steven Rudolph,
Magician August 25
Please visit your public library for more information or visit
The Norwood Elementary School Librarians: Donna Miller, Aaron
Reuland, Lora E. Roberts and Annmarie Higgins
The Morrill Memorial Library Children’s Librarians: Jean
Todesca, Kate Tigue, and Jane Bradley
A collaborative effort of the Norwood
Elementary School Librarians and the
Children’s Librarians of the
Morrill Memorial Library
School Reading Requirement:
All students are expected to read at least three (3) books this
summer that they will discuss with their class in September.
Each student is required to read:
· one fiction
· one non-fiction
· one free choice
Students, you are required to hand in your reading list to
your teacher on the first day of school. You will be expected to
share at least one project with your classmates when you
return to school in September. To help you remember what you
have read, plan to complete a project on at least one of your
books. Some suggestions are below.
draw a picture of your favorite character or part in the
describe your favorite part or character in the story
create a new ending for the book
write a letter to the main character or author of the book
design a new book cover or bookmark for one of the
books you read
be creative - come up with your own project
It is important that you keep reading and learning throughout
the summer. Pick something that you will enjoy reading and
challenge yourself to read as much as you can. Use this
summer reading list to help you find books that are fun and
interesting to read. Join the Norwood Library Summer Reading
Program to help keep track of all the books you are reading.
Most of the books on this Summer Reading List are the newest and most highly
rated titles published in 2014. If a title that you would like to read is not available, you can request it through the Minuteman Library Network. Ask a librarian for help or simply go to and use the Minuteman
catalog to put a hold on the book. It will be delivered to the Norwood Public
Library for you!
(author, call #, title)
Baruzzi, Agnese /j398 Arabian Safran
Aladdin: From the Tales of the
Arabian Nights
Bruchac, Joseph /398.2 Indian
The Hunter’s Promise: An
Abenaki Tale
Duffy, Chris /jfic Fable Graphic
Fable Comics
French, Vivian/ Pic Bk French
The Most Wonderful Thing in the
Heyman, Alissa /Pic Bk Heyman
Twelve Dancing Unicorns
Hobbie, Holly /Pic Bk Hobbie
Hansel & Gretel
Howarth, Naomi /Pic Bk Howarth
The Crow’s Tale: A Lenni Lenape
Native American Legend
Johnson, Hal /j398.4 Johnson
Fearsome Creatures of the
Jones, Ursula /j398 France Jones
Beauty and the Beast
Allen, Nancy Kelly /j398 Indian Allen
First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale
Loewen, Nancy / Pic Bk Loewen
Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss
Meddour, Wendy /Pic Bk O’SheaMeddour
How the Library (Not the Prince)
Saved Rapunzel
North, Laura /Easy Reader North
The Princess and the Frozen
Pinkney, Jerry /Pic Bk Pinkney
The Grasshopper & the Ants
Sellier, Marie /j398 China Sellier
What the Rat Told Me: A Legend
of the Chinese Zodiac
Shaw, Stephanie /j398 Indian Shaw
The Legend of the Beaver’s Tail
Tallec, Olivier, Pic Bk Tallec
Louis I, King of Sheep
(author, title) (j811 unless noted)
Picture Books
(author, title)
Beaumont, Karen
Wild About Us
Agee, Jon
It’s Only Stanley
Carle, Eric (PicBk)
The Nonsense Show
Barnett, Mac
Leo: A Ghost Story
Cleary, Brian P.
Bow-Tie Pasta: Acrostic Poems
Berger, Samantha
Engle, Margarita
Orangutanka: A Story in Poems
Bunting, Eve
Yard Sale
Franco, Betsy
A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters
Child, Lauren
The New Small Person
Frost, Helen (PicBk)
Sweep Up the Sun
Daywalt, Drew
The Day the Crayons Came Home
Grimes, Nikki
Poems in the Attic
DiPucchio, Kelly
Zombie in Love 2+1
Held, George
Neighbors: The Yard Critters Too
Ferrell, Sean
I Don’t Like Koala
Hosford, Kate
Feeding the Flying Fanellis; and
Other Poems from a Circus Chef
Henkes, Kevin
Kousky, Vern (PicBk)
Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry
Isabella, Jude
The Red Bicycle
Leduc, Emilie (PicBk)
All Year Round
Krall, Dan
Sick Simon
Lewis, J. Patrick
Bigfoot Is Missing!
McCarty, Peter
First Snow
Lewis, J. Patrick
National Geographic Book of Nature Po-
Messner, Kate
How to Read a Story
MacLachlan, Patricia
Cat Talk
Ohi, Debbie Ridpath
Where Are My Books?
Manning, Jane
Jumping Off Library Shelves: A Book of
de la Pena, Matt
Last Stop on Market Street
Sis, Peter
Ice Cream Summer
Stead, Philip C.
Lenny & Lucy
Watt, Melanie
Bug in a Vacuum
Lee, JiHyeon
Zagarenski, Pamela
The Whisper
McNamara, Margaret (PicBk) A Poem in Your Pocket
Ruddell, Deborah
The Popcorn Astronauts: and Other
Bitable Rhymes
Seuss, Dr. (PicBk)
What Pet Should I Get?
Ward, Jennifer (PicBk)
Mama Built a Little Nest
Zolotow, Charlotte
Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection
Easy Readers
(author, title)
Adler, David A.
Don't Throw It to Mo!
Arnold, Ted
Prince Fly Guy
Bell, Cece
(author, subject) (jB unless indicated)
Christensen, Bonnie
Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King
Fern, Tracey E.
W is for Webster: Noah Webster and His
American Dictionary
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover
Macy, Sue
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of
Sportswriter Mary Garber
Dean, James
Pete the Cat's Train Trip
Markel, Michelle
Coudray, Philippe
Benjamin Bear in Brain storms!
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls are Born
to Lead
McCully, Emily Arnold
Fenske, Jonathan
A Pig, a Fox and a Box
Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy
Nelson, S.D.
Gay, Marie-Louise
Princess Pistachio
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of
His People
Hayes, Geoffrey
Benny and Penny in the big NoNo!
Rappaport, Doreen
Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick
Hills, Tad
Drop it, Rocket!
Reich, Susanna
Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the
Long, Ethan
In, Over and on the Farm
Rockliff, Mara
Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German
Baker Helped win the American Revolution
Lord, Cynthia
Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky
Whatever Race!
Silvey, Anita
Untamed: The Wild life of Jane Goodall
McCully, Emily Arnold
Pete Makes a Mistake
Smith, Matthew Clark
Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre & His
World of Insects
O'Connor, Jane
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish
Tavares, Matt
Growing Up Pedro
Parish, Herman
Amelia Bedelia is for the Birds
Thomas, Peggy
Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Pen Pal
Thompson, Laurie Ann
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Rylant, Cynthia
Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the
Dead Calaveras
Shea, Bob
Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret
Turner, Ann Warren
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
Shea, Bob
Dance! Dance! Underpants!
Wallmark, Laurie
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Ma-
Willems, Mo
I really Like Slop!
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer ...
Winter, Jonah (j973.3 Winter)
The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin”..
Willems, Mo
I Will Take a Nap!
Winter, Jonah
How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz
Bridge Books
(author, title)
Bauer, Joan
Bradford, Michael
Button Hill
Busby, Cylin
The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs
Child, Lauren
Ruby Redfort Catch Your Death
Choldenko, Gennifer
Chasing Secrets
Grabenstein, Chris
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics
Helget, Nicole
Wonder at the Edge of the World
Hunter, Erin
Shadows of the Clans (series)
Judge, Malcolm
Jonny Jakes Investigates the
Hamburgers of Doom
Kloepfer, John
Galaxy’s Most Wanted
Lean, Sarah
Lieb, Josh
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Going Where It’s Dark
Parry, Rosanne
The Turn of the Tide
Pennypacker, Sara
Rex, Adam
Champions of Breakfast
Schusterman, Michelle
Dead Air
Weeks, Sarah
Woodson, Jacqueline
Brown Girl Dreaming
Zahler, Diane
Baker’s Magic
(author, title)
Birney, Betty G.
Humphrey’s School Fair Surprise!
(Humphrey’s Tiny Tales series)
Chabert, Jack
Recess Is a Jungle!
Coven, Wanda
Heidi Heckelbeck Says “Cheese!”
DiCamillo, Kate
Francine Poulet and the Ghost
Dillard, Sarah
Make a Difference (Mouse Scouts)
Elliott, Rebecca
A Woodland Wedding (Owl Diaries)
Hale, Bruce
Big Bad Detective Agency
(j mystery)
Hay, Sam
Flight of the Pummeled Parakeet
Lacey, Josh
The Dragonsitter
Meadows, Daisy
Ruby Fuzzybrush’s Star Dance
O’Donnell, Liam
Tank & Fizz: the Case of the Slime
Osborne, Mary Pope
Balto of the Blue Dawn
Oulton, Harry
A Pig Called Heather
Rissi, Anica
Anna, Banana, and the Friendship
Siegal, Ida
Big News!
Spratt, R. A.
(j mystery)
Friday Barnes, Girl Detective
Thorpe, Kiki
Into the Waves
West, Tracey
Power of the Fire Dragon
Willems, Mo
Story of Diva and Flea
Young, Jessica
All Paws on Deck
How to Find a “Just Right Book”
Need some help finding a book that is just right for you to
read? Follow these four easy steps:
(This method is based on a hundred-word selection)
Graphic Novels
(title, call #)
Amulet (Series)
jFICTION Kibuishi GC
Babymouse (Series)
The Babysitters Club (Series)
jFICTION Telgemeier GC
Binky Adventure (Series)
Bone (Series)
Dogs of War
El Deafo
Fable Comics
Flop to the Top!
Hereville (Series)
jFICTION Deutsch
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
Lunch Lady (Series)
jFICTION Krosoczka GC
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
Nnewts (Series)
Olympians (Series)
Roller Girl
jFICTION Jamieson GC
YA FICTION Telgemeier GC
Sunny Side Up
Written and Drawn by Henrietta
Zita the Spacegirl (Series)
Don’t forget - sign up for the Norwood Summer
Reading program and log each book you read,
along with your review (if you choose to write
one), to your Summer Reading website.
Goals of Summer Reading:
It is well documented that students who do not read over
the summer tend to lose academic gains made during the
school year.
Looking for a book in a format other than print? Here are
some popular books available in audio and electronic
Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading
skills, while those who do not often slide backward. According to the
authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association:
"A conservative estimate of lost instructional time [due to not
reading over the summer] is approximately two months or roughly
22 percent of the school year.... It's common for teachers to spend at
least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the
summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have
been spent on teaching new information and skills."
Dean, James
Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch
-eBook / Read-Along
Kann, Victoria
Pinkalicious and the Sick Day
-eBook / Read-Along
Bauer, Joan
-eBook / CD / audiobook
Choldenko, Gennifer
Chasing Secrets
-eBook / CD
Kinney, Jeff
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
By requiring all students to read this summer, we hope to
· prevent the “summer slide" & loss of academic
readiness for school
· advance literary and academic performance
· encourage family reading experiences
· increase vocabulary, fluency & comprehension
· encourage students and parents to discuss what they
read and their favorite authors or characters
· foster a love of reading
- eBook / CD / Playaway
If you haven’t already, be sure to take a look at the
Tumblebooks option on the library website. It has
many great books that you can listen to and follow
along with the book.
(author, call #, title)
Aldrin, Buzz
j523.43 Aldrin
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet
Andrews, Troy
jB Andrews
Trombone Shorty
Benson, Kathleen
j759.13 Benson
Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews
Bryant, Howard
j796.357 Bryant
Legends: The Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball
Burleigh, Robert
j599.52 Burleigh
Trapped!: A Whale’s Rescue
Coy, John
j796.32 Coy
Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game
Guiberson, Brenda Z.
j591.77 Guiberson
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea
Heos, Bridget
j595.77 Heos
I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are
Jenkins, Steve
j591.5 Jenkins
How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom
Johnson, Rebecca L.
j591.7 Johnson
Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
j610 Kudlinski
Paul, Miranda
j551.48 Paul
Pringle, Laurence
j594.56 Pringle
Rhatigan, Joe
j609 Rhatigan
Inventions that Could Have Changed the World...But Didn’t!
Rockliff, Mara
j507.21 Rockliff
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of
Rosenthal, Betsy R.
j428.2 Rosenthal
Schnell, Lisa Kahn
j595.492 Schnell
Siy, Alexandra
j595.44 Siy
Webb, Mick
j400 Webb
Winchester, Simon
j551.22 Winchester
When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses
Boy, Were We Wrong About the Human Body!
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle
Octopuses!: Strange and Wonderful
An Ambush of Tigers: a Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns
High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs
Spidermania: Friends on the Web
The Book of Languages: Talk Your Way Around the World
When the ESarth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis