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Sr. Thea Bowman Required Summer Reading List

Pre-K3 and PreK4
Parents should select one of the books listed and read this book aloud to and with their child. The bold print title with the asterisk* is a good book for reviewing counting and colors.

Bears on Wheels*  Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?  Bill Martin
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

*NOTE: Please know that our students in grades K - 6th will participate in the STB School wide Reading Fair to be held in October 2015. So, please make sure that your child reads the required books and prepare a project backboard.
Grades K-1st
The Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be required to read two (2) books from the summer reading list. Students in the grades listed are required to read the bold print title with the asterisk* for that grade. Kindergarten and first grade students will be asked to share one thing that they liked about one of the two books that they have read.

Grade K
Brown Bear What Do You See?*   Bill Martin
Goodnight Moon*   Margaret Brown
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus*   Mo Willems
Duck on a Bike    David Shannon
1st Grade
The Carrot Seed*     Ruth Krauss
Peter’s Chair* Ezra Jack Keats
And I Mean It Stanley!  Crosby Bonsall
We’re Different, We’re the Same Bobbi Jane Kates
Grades 2nd - 6th
The students in grades 2nd to 6th are required to read three (3) books. Students in the grades listed are asked to read ONE OF THE BOLD PRINT TITLES with the asterisk* for that grade. As well as, two additional books from the list provided or of their choice. Each student should complete a journal writing or summary of what they read and liked about each book.

Additional information and rubrics for class assignments on the books read will be given when the students report to school in August, 2016.

Incentives to Read: Students who read more than 3 books and complete their journal writing will receive “READING PRINCIPAL TOKENS.” Journal writing should include title, author, plot, setting, conflict, and resolution. Also, include: 1) What you liked about the book? and 2) Would you recommend the book to a friend? If so, why?

2nd Grade
Harold and the Purple Crayon*    Crockett Johnson
Something Beautiful* Sharon Dennis
Amelia Bedelia  Peggy Parish
The Napping House  Audrey Wood
Pigeon Finds a Hotdog Mo Willems
3rd Grade
Through Grandpa’s Eyes* Patricia MacLachlan
Sheila Rae the Brave* Kevin Henkes
Mrs. Katz and Tush Patricia Polacco
Uncle Jed’s Barbershop Margaree King Mitchell
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds David A. Adler

4th Grade
Wayside School is Falling Down*  Louis Sachar
The Mouse and the Motorcycle*   Beverly Cleary
Talk About A Family Eloise Greenfield
Kid in the Red Jacket Barbara Park
The Fairy-Tale Detectives Michael Buckley

5th Grade
Maniac Magee* Jerry Spinelli
The Watsons Go to Birmingham* Christopher Curtis
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
The Magician’s Nephew C.S. Lewis
The Kid Who Ran for President Dan Gutman

6th Grade
Bud, Not Buddy*  Christopher Paul Curtis
Because of Winn-Dixie* Kate DiCamillo
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
The Hatchet Gary Paulsen
Mississippi Bridge Mildred Taylor