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  • Summer Reading Lists

    2020-2021 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

    Easy Reading Series (independent reading, pick one)

    • Biscuit Book Series, Alyssa Satin Capucilli
    • Henry and Mudge, Cynthia Ryland

    Optional books to be read with parental assistance or independently (pick one)

    • A Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
    • Owl Moon, Jane Yolan
    • Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McClosky
    • The Stray Dog, Marc Simont
    • Frog and Toad Are Friends, Arnold Lobel

    Please read 3 books, selecting at least one from List A.  Please concentrate on the theme or lesson learned from the books, and complete the “Book Report” form for each book.  Also, on a separate sheet of paper, please draw a picture of your favorite part from each book.  Bring the completed book reports back to school on your first day of school. If your child is ready, please feel free to replace a book from list B with a 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

    • Bedtime For Frances By: Russell Hoban
    • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day By: Judith Viorst
    • Make Way For Ducklings By: Robert McCloskey
    • The Josephina Quilt Story By: Eleanor Coerr
    • The Wednesday Surprise By: Eve Bunting
    • Caps For Sale By: Esphyr Slodbodkina
    • There’s an Alligator Under My Bed By: Mercer Mayer
    • Harry, The Dirty Dog By: Gene Zion
    • Ira Sleeps Over By: Bernard Waber

    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
    • 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
    • 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. Helena and the True Cross or St. Isaac Jogues (Ignatius Press, Vision Books Series)
    • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    • St. Thomas More or St. Joan of Arc (Ignatius Press, Vision Book Series)
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