Summer Reading Program

Recommended Reading Lists

Use the links below to find recommended reading for your child. Choose based on the grade your child will be starting in the fall.

1st and 2nd Grades

3rd and 4th Grades

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th and 8th Grades

Other suggestions not included in links above:

First Grade
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins (book one of three-book series)
Second Grade
My Father’s Dragon  by Ruth Stiles Gannett (book one of three-book series)
Third Grade
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Fourth Grade
Holes by Louis Sachar
Fifth Grade
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Dear Crocker/Riverside Parents,

Thanks to the Accelerated Reader program we have been able to see much progress in students’ reading this year! Every single grade improved their reading skills.

We have a wonderful opportunity to continue this progress over the summer. According to recent research, kids who read at least five chapter books over the summer avoid the “summer slump” (the phenomenon through which students lose much of what they have learned over the previous school year).

Thus, we are encouraging Crocker students to read at least five (5) books between June 16 and September 1. Of course, if your child chooses very long, dense books, he or she may read fewer books. The point is to simply read this summer. Everyone who reads even one book will get a prize.

What is different this year is that we are tracking the kids’ reading electronically. When your child has finished a book, please click on: and fill out the Google form. You may also hand in a written list (any type of paper is fine).

All responses must be sent by Friday, September 8.
Happy Reading!

Betsy Long                                              Daniel McCord
Librarian                                                 Principal