Summer Reading

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!

1st Grade Reading List 

2nd Grade Reading List

3rd Grade Reading List

4th Grade Reading List

5th Grade Reading List

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Reading List

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!



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