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Check out these books for summer!


Preschool K-1 | 2-3 | 4-5


Preschool download full list


Animals Home Alone by Loes Riphagen
Part picture book and part game, this book is all fun. Fifteen animals begin to act in unusual ways when the humans are away.


Baby Backyard Animals by Jane Katirgis
Simple concepts about backyard animals using short sentences and repetition of words.


Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Christian Stead
Bear is very excited to tell his friends in the forest a story, but they're all getting ready for a long winter sleep.

The Belly Book by Frank Manushkin
Have a fun time learning about your belly button.
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
In this colorfully illustrated story, a boy and his new robot friend learn about their differences.

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K - 1st grade | download full list


Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith
A little girl on a visit to the White House sees the sad ghost of Abraham Lincoln. Together, they go on a magical journey.
Ameila Bedelia Hits the Trail by Herman Parish
On a nature hike with her class, young Amelia Bedelia's literal-mindedness causes confusion along with some laughs.
At the Show by Catherine Hapka
Jill and her pony, Apples, are about to compete in their first equestrian show, but Jill is worried that they won't measure up to the others. This sweet story is a wonderful book for young horse lovers.

The Baby That Roared
 by Simon Puttock
When Mr. and Mrs. Deer find and take a strange baby home, their friends start to disappear. Will the Deers find their friends, and will they find out what kind of baby they have?

Back to Front and Upside Down! by Claire Alexander
While the rest of the class make birthday cards for the principal, Stan struggles with his words and letters.

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2nd - 3rd grade download full list


Animalogy: Animal Analogies by Marianne Collins Berkes
Learn about analogies in this fun rhyming book. Activities are included at the end of the book for you to enjoy.


Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern
As a child, Barnum loved collecting fossils. When
 he grew up, he became a paleontologist and hunted fossils all over the world.

Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories by Ann M. Martin
An amusing collection of nine stories about dogs, each written by a different author.
Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George by Lesa Cline-Ransome
This true story tells how Joseph becomes the most accomplished violinist in Europe, despite his classmate's cruel words.

Bink & Gollie: Two for One by Katie DiCamillo
Bink and Gollie are utter opposites and best friends extraordinaire who visit the state fair. See what happens when the duo visits the mysterious tent of fortuneteller
Madame Prunely.

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4th - 5th grade | download full list


Alex and the Amazing Time Machine by Rich Cohen
Fifth-grader Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid, except that his IQ borders on genius and he loves to read books
about vortexes and time travel. When his brother is kidnapped by dangerous time travelers, Alex must invent a time
machine to rescue him.

Angel in My Pocket by Ilene Cooper
When seventh-grader Bette finds an angel coin, she puts it in her pocket and forgets it, but soon the mysterious Gabby moves into her building and helps her face her major losses. The coin connects her with three classmates who all find new ways to believe in themselves.

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey
Tippy Tinkletrousers has just escaped being crushed by a pair of Zombie Nerds and travels back in time to restore the timeline. He then travels back to the night where he frightened Kipper Krupp and his friends, which eventually got the boys sent to a mental institution.
The Case of the Missing Moola by David Lewman
Calling all CSI fans. Can you solve the mystery of who stole the seventh grade's class trip money? 
Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner
Uncovering dark secrets inside and outside the castle walls, a feisty eleven-year- old princess embarks on a dangerous mission to find her missing mother.

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