WCA Summer Reading
The links below lead to a recommended reading list for each rising grade (e.g., students going into the first grade should look at the first grade reading list). You’ll find a combination of stories, poems, histories, biographies, and books picked especially to help you prepare for next year—and they’re all great!
We know there are lots of options, so to help you choose, we’ve marked a few things for you:
- Titles in bold are great books to read aloud, no matter what grade you’re in! Parents, take a look at lists from older grades for read-aloud ideas.
- Titles in red have won the Caldecott medal or honor, awarded for excellence in art and illustration.
- Titles in green have won the Newbery medal or honor, awarded for distinguished contributions to American literature for children.
- *Titles marked with an asterisk and blue text spotlight a WCA staff favorite.
Have fun reading!