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Summer is a great time to go outside and crack open a new book!

Here are a few suggestions to read this summer:


  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus by Mo Willems
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch

1st Grade

  • Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • Monkey and Elephant Get Better by Carole Lexa Schaefer
  • Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
  • Bink & Gollie Best Friends Forever by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
  • Meet Mo and Jo: The Boulder Brothers by Sarah Lynn
  • Dodsworth in New York by Tim Egan

2nd Grade

  • The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
  • The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly by Luis Sepúlveda
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Oona Finds An Egg by Adele Griffin
  • Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
  • The Paddington books by Michael Bond

3rd Grade

  • Key to the Treasure by Peggy Parish
  • George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  • The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
  • A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
  • The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale
  • Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates

4th Grade

  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • Almost Super by Marion Jensen
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl

5th Grade

  • Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
  • Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farms by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gispon
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Dragon Watch by Brandon Mull

6th Grade

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

7th Grade

  • Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  • The Perfect Fool by Bethany Zohner Herbert
  • Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

8th Grade

  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

9th Grade

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

10th Grade

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Good Enough by Paula Yoo
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

11th Grade

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • The Three Mustketeers by Alexandre Dumas

12th Grade

  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

For more books, visit Provo City Library here.

Kate Simpson
  • Kate Simpson