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  • Summer Reading Lists

    2021-2022 Summer Reading List

    Kindergarten Read Alouds:

    The following books are suggestions but not mandatory for Kindergarten for parents to read to/with their children.
     A Collection of Classic Folk Tales such as,

    • The Little Red Hen
    • The Gingerbread Man
    • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    • The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff
    • Story of Babar By: Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff
    • The Paddington Series By: Michael Bond

    Catholic/Short Stories

    • The Miracles of Jesus By: Tomie DePaolo
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe and other saint stories By: Tomie DePaola
    • Noah’s Ark  By: Jan Brett
    • Who is Jesus? By: Lois Rock

    Rhyming Books – Choose one to read with parental assistance

    • Seuss Book Series (Bright and Early Books)
    • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By: Bill Martin
    • Silly Sally By: Audrey Wood

    The following books are suggestions. You can read any books you like as long as you are reading. Pick one book that you read this summer and draw a picture of your favorite part. Bring it with you on the first day of school.

    Easy Reading Series

    • Biscuit Book Series, Alyssa Satin Capucilli
    • Henry and Mudge, Cynthia Ryland
    • Pete the Cat, James Dean
    • Elephant and Piggie, Mo Willems

    Optional books 

    • Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister
    • What is Chasing Duck?, Jan Thomas
    • We are Growing, Laurie Keller
    • Princess Truly I Can Build It!, Kelly Greenwalt
    • Frog and Toad Are Friends, Arnold Lobel
    • The Pigeon Needs a Bath, Mo Willems
    • Don’t Worry, BEE Happy, Ross Burach

    Please read at least 3 books, selecting at least one from List A.  Please choose one book and complete the “Book Report” form.  Also, on a separate sheet of paper, please draw a picture of your favorite part from each book.  Bring the completed book report and pictures back to school on your first day of school. If your child is ready, please feel free to have him or her read a longer chapter book.

    List A

    • The Giving Tree By: Shel Silverstein
    • Giraffes Can’t Dance By: Giles Andreae
    • Why Am I Here? By: Matthew Kelly

    List B

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant
    • Get Ready for Second Grade Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
    • Frog and Toad (any book from the series) by Arnold Lobel
    • Nate the Great (any book from the series) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
    • Amelia Bedelia (any book from the series) by Peggie Parish
    • Caps For Sale By: Esphyr Slodbodkina
    • How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
    • Flat Stanley (any book in the series) by Jeff Brown
    • Cam Janson (any book in the series) by David Adler
    • Henry and Mudge (any book in the series) by Cynthia Rylant

    Book Report for Second Grade

    • St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Catherine of Siena, Mary Fabyan Windeatt
    • The Secret Garden (Barnes and Nobles Classic Starts)
    • Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell – Barnes and Nobles Classic Starts (Advanced readers can obtain the unabridged version)
    • St. Rose of Lima or St. Louis De Montfort, both books are by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

    Please read one of the saint books listed, along with The Magician’s Nephew. Please complete the project (instructions attached) after reading The Magician’s Nephew. The project is due on September 10th.

    • Saint: St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio or St. Therese and the Roses (Ignatius Press, Vision Books Series)
    • Classics: The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis

    5th Grade Book in a Bag Project

    • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
    • St. Benedict or Kateri Tekakwitha (both by Ignatius Press, Vision Book Series)
    • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    • St. Isaac and the Indians by Milton Lomask or Saint Elizabeth’s Three Crowns by Blanche Jennings Thompson (Ignatius Press, Vision Books Series)
    • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    • St. Thomas More of London, St. Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars, or St. Joan of Arc (Ignatius Press, Vision Book Series)
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