2017 Summer Reading

Summertime is Reading Time in DPSCD

Summer is a perfect opportunity to encourage students to read. Why?

Over the summer, many students experience the “summer reading slide” which is a term used to describe what happens when young minds do not have the structure of a formal school schedule during summer months. On average, children who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement. Unfortunately, summer reading loss is cumulative.

It is our goal to have each student read this summer to stop the summer slide and create a vibrant Detroit community of readers.

Even in summer, DPSCD Students Read on with myON

Did you know that DPSCD provides PreK-8th Grade students, in K-8 Buildings, access to myON, a personalized collection of more than 5,700 digital books to read during the school year and over the summer on smart phones, tablets, computers, laptops and other devices anytime, anyplace while on the go? Students can read at home, around the community, or any other place they can access myON through the internet.

myON Summer Reading Lists

DPSCD 2017 Suggested Books

Kindergarten Students

Author Title
Alperin, Maria Gingerbread Man
Ashman, Linda Henry Wants More
Augarde, Steve The Itsy Bitsy Spider: and Other Hand Rhymes
Benton, Jim Piggy Paints
Biggs, Brian Stop! Go!: A Book of Opposites
Bogan, Paulette Virgil and Owen Stick Together
Bond, Michael A Bear Called Paddington
Burkert, Rand Mouse & Lion
Campbell, Rod Dear Zoo: Animal Shapes
Chapman, Aimaee Baby’s First Colors
Cowell, Cressida That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
Dahl, Michael Little Elephant Listens
Dean, James Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
DK Publishing Baby Animal Friends
DK Publishing Baby Touch Your Nose
Duskey, Sherry Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Eastman, P.D. Go, Dog, Go!: P.D. Eastman’s Book of Things That Go
Flintham, Thomas Animal Number
Galloway, Fhiona Look Through:  Sea
Gerstein, Mordicai The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Giles, Andreae Giraffes Can’t Dance
Hills, Tad How Rocket Learned to Read
Isadora, Rachel I Hear a Pickle: (and Smell, See, Touch and Taste It, Too!)
Isadora, Rachel Peekaboo Morning
Juster, Norton The Hello, Goodbye Window
Klassen, J. This Is My Hat
Knudsen, Michelle Library Lion
Krauss, Ruth The Carrot Seed
Libwin, Eric Pete the Cat:  I Love My White Shoes!
Lies, Brian Gator Dad
Litton, Jonathan Hoot: A Hide and Seek Book of Counting!
Llewhelin, Gareth Dive Into the Sea
McBratney, Sam Guess How Much I Love You
McQuinn, Anna Leo Can Swim
Mueller, Kirk Jay Harriet Can Carry It
Rabe, Tish Love You, Hug You, Read to You!
Rathmann, Peggy  Good Night Gorilla
Reid, Hunter  Beach Day!
Reid, Hunter Let’s Have a Picnic
Reynolds, Peter The Dot
Seal, Julia Farmyard Words
Seal, Julia Jungle 123
Silverstein, Shel The Giving Tree
Sirett, Dawn Hide and Seek
Swinburne, Stephen Safe In a Storm
Tiger Tales Goodnight Baby!
Trasier, Janee Big Chickie, Little Chickie: A Book of Opposites
Upton, Elizabeth Maxi the Little Taxi
Verde, Susan You and Me
Wan, Joyce Whale in the Swimming Pool
Weakland, Mark Football Opposites
Weninger, Brigitte Happy Birthday Davey!
Wheeler, Lisa Jazz Baby
Willems, Mo Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Willis-Hudson, Cheryl Hands Can
Wilson, Karma Bear Snores On
Wilson, Steve Hedgehugs

First and Second Grade Students

Author Title
Bottner, Barbara Feet Go to Sleep
Cazet, Denys Snail and Slug
Dungy, Tony Here Comes the Parade
Glaser, Linda Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls: A Passover Tale in Chelm
Hoban, Russell A Birthday for Frances
Lyon, George Ella What Forest Knows
Muth, Jon J. Zen Socks
O’Connor, Jane Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover (series)
Newgarden, Mark Bow Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors
Numeroff, Laura If You Give a Mouse a Brownie
Parr, Todd Teachers Rock!
Pinkey, Andrea Davis The Red Pencil
Pinkey, Jerry The Grasshopper and the Ants
Pinkwater, Daniel Bear and Bunny
Ramsey, Calvin Belle, the Lost Mule at Gee’s Bend
Reynolds, Aaron Nerdy Birdy
Robinson, Sharon Under the Same Sun
Rosenthal, Amy I Wish You More
Russo, Marisabina Sophie Sleeps Over
Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses
Saxon, Victoria Big Trouble in Rodentia
Scieszka, Jon Frank Einstein and the Evoblaster Belt
Willems, Mo The Thank You Book
I Will Take a Nap!
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!: We Are Growing!
Winter, Jeanette Henri’s Scissors
Woodson, Jacqueline Visiting Day
Baby
Yee, Wong H. My Autumn Book
New Day

Third and Fourth Grade Students

Author Title
Aylesworth, Jim My Grandfather’s Coat
Ball, Jacqueline A. Martin Luther King Jr.: I Have a Dream!
Bell, Cece El Deafo
Benton, Jim Frantastic Voyage
Best, Cari My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay
Bildner, Phil A Whole New Ballgame
Birtha, Becky Lucky Beans
Blume, Judy Magic Tree House (series)
 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Bunting, Eve The Cart that Carried Martin
Cooper, Ilene Lucy’s Holiday Surprise
Cummings, Troy Notebook of Doom (series)
Dempsey, Kristy A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux
Draper, Sharon Stella by Starlight
Edwards, Michelle Stinky Stern Forever
Egan, Kate The Disappearing Magician
English, Karen Carver Chronicles: Skateboard Party
Evans, Shane W. Underground
Fleischman, Sid Disappearing Act
Ford, Jason The Superbook for Super Heroes
Gardner, Sally Operation Bunny
Green, D.L. Zeke Meeks (series)
Greenfield, Eloise When the Horses Ride by Children in the Times of War
Grigsby, Susan In the Garden with Dr. Carver
Grimm & Bing The Story of Little Red Riding Hood
Gutman, Dan My Weirdest School (series)
Henkes, Kevin Year of Billie Miller
Holm, Jennifer L. Babymouse (series)
Isadora, Rachel Luke Goes to Bat
Johnson, Angela All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Kim, Cecil Friendship Quilt
Lyon, Ella George & Anderson, Stephanie You and Me and Home Sweet Home
Marko, Cyndi Kung Pow Chicken (series): Heroes on the Side
Marsden, Carolyn The Terrible Two
Martin, Michael Harriet Tubman y el Ferrocarril Clandestino
McDonald, Megan Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
Mills, Claudia Franklin School Friends (series)
Nye, Naomi The Turtle of Oman
O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins
Osborne, Pope Mary Magic Tree House, Book 15: Vikings Ships at Sunrise
Pastis, Stephan Timmy Failure-Mistakes Were Made
Paterson, James I Funny
Powell, Hruby Patricia Josephine
Stine, R.L. Ellray Jakes is Magic
Small, Lily Chloe the Kitten
Smalls, Irene Kevin and His Dad
Smith Pinkett, Jada Girls Hold Up This World
Thomson, Melissa Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up
Trine, Greg The Grateful Fred

Fifth and Sixth Grade Students

Author Title
Applegate, Katherine Crenshaw
Bauer, Joan Soar
Buckley, Michael The Everafter War (The Sisters Grimm, Book 7 (series)
Curtis, Christopher Paul The Madman of Piney Woods
DiCamillo, Kate Raymie Nightingale
Draper, Sharon The Space Mission Adventure
DuPrau, Jeanne Voyagers: Escape the Vortex: Book 5 (series)
Flake, Sharon Unstoppable Octobia May
Fraizer, Sundee T. Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire
Gardner, Sally The Vanishing of Billy Buckle
Greenwald, Tommy Pete Milano’s Guide to Being a Movie Star: A Charlie Joe Jackson Book
Herman, Gail What are the Summer Olympics?
Holub, Joan Echo the Copycat (Goddess Girls Series)
Lai, Thanhha Listen, Slowly
Lowry, Lois Anastasia’s Chosen Career: An Anastasia Krupnik Story (series)
Myracle, Lauren Wishing Day
Nye, Maomi The Turtle of Oman
O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins
Paulsen, Gary Field Trip
Ties: The
Spinelli, Jerry Hokey Pokey

Seventh and Eighth Grade Students

Author Title
Alexander, Elizabeth Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration
Miss Crandall’s
Albin, Gennifer Unraveled
Anderson, Laurie Halse Ashes: The Seeds of America Trilogy
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Brian, Jacques Redwall: The Sable Queen-Graphic Novel
Carter, Danita Peer Pleasure
Collins, Suzanne Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series)
Crowder, Melanie Audacity
Davies, Jacqueline The Candy Smash
Davis, Sampson We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
Draper, Sharon Out of My Mind
Fire from the Rock
Elkeles, Simone Wild Crush
Flake, Sharon The Skin I’m In
Gaiman, Neil Graveyard Book
Grimes, Nikki Halfway Perfect
Grisham, John Theodore Boone: The Scandal
Theodore Boone: The Fugitive
Gutman, Day The Lincoln Project
Haddix, Margaret Under their Sun
Children of Exile
Hiassen, Carl Skink: No Surrender
Holm, Jennifer L. The Fourteenth Goldfish
Horowitz, Anthony Scorpia Rising
Kinney, Jeff Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11
London, Jack The Call of the Wild
Lyga, Barry Blood of My Blood-(Young Adult)
Moore, Stephanie Perry Give it up Series
Myers, Walter Dean Lockdown
Patterson, James Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!
Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson’s Greek God
Roth, Veronica Allegiant
Carve the Mark
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Sachar, Louis The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, Queen, and a Joker
Holes
Sage, Angie Septimus Heap, Book Six: Darke
Stead, Rebecca Goodbye Stranger
Tashjian, Janet My Life as a Joke
My Life as a Gamer
Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Road to Memphis
Vanderpool, Clare Navigating Early
Vogel, Heather Mother-Daughter Book Camp
Westerfield, Scott Swarm
Williams-Garcia, Rita Gone Crazy in Alabama
Woodson, Jacqueline Brown Girl Dreaming
Another Brooklyn
Wright, Bil Sunday you learn how to box

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