2016 Summer Reading suggestions

Summer has started and I know my kids are loving the freedom from our regular school routine. But I also know that it's essential that they stay engaged with reading throughout the summer.

UDATED: Here are the 2016 summer reading lists that we share with parents from the Berkeley School Libraries. We've geared them for kids who are just finishing that year. So kids who have just finished 2nd grade might pick up our 2nd grade list.
click to download PDFs for easy printing
 * PreK 
* K 1st * 2nd * 3rd * 4th * 5th 
We've grouped our reading suggestions taking into account reading level and kids' interests. From their report cards, kids and parents know their current reading level using the Fountas & Pinnell system. This can help kids choose books that are just right for them. The bands of reading levels help kids look at a range of books.

Please feel free to download these, print them and share with your friends. Most of all, try to make summer reading time a fun, relaxing part of your summer!

June 2016, Mary Ann Scheuer
Great Kid Books & Berkeley Unified School District


  1. Do we need a paid Scrib description to donwload these?

  2. These are great lists. Thank you so much for sharing them, Mary Ann.


  3. Thanks for sharing them.


  4. Looks great - thank you! We just printed out the 2nd and 4th grade lists and are going to go to the library!