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2018 Arborland Montessori Summer Reading List

Updated: Jul 9

The brain is a muscle and just like any other muscle, we must continue to exercise it over the summer to keep our reading skill muscles sharp and strong!  Reading aloud to toddlers, reading together with your young ones, and setting aside family reading time with your tweens will all help. Not sure about what to read?  We have asked our Arborland teachers to recommend some of their favorite summer reading below to get you started!

Toddler Book List (18 mos to 30 mos.)


Ms. Sayra

  1. Brown Bear Brown Bear – Eric Carle

  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar  -Eric Carle

  3. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes -Eric Litwin

Primary Book List  (2.5 to 6 years old)

Maestra Michelle

  1. Mix It Up! – By Herve Tullet

  1. Do Not Open This Book – By Adam Lehrhaupt

  2. I Am (Not) Scared – By Anna Kang

  3. Un Caso Grave De Rayas by – By David Shannon

Ms. Currey

  1. Commotion in the Ocean – By Giles Andreae

  2. The Sand Castle Contest – B Robert Munsch

  3. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell – By Lucille Colandro

Ms. Luque


  1. The Little Red Hen – By Diane Muldrow

  2. All the Colors of the Earth – By Sheila Hamanaka

Ms. Eulain

  1. Frog and Toad Collection Book – By Arnold Lobel

  2. Press Here – By Herve Tullet

  3. The Day Crayons Quit – By Drew Daywalt

Lower Elementary Book List (7 to 9 years old)

Mrs. Hernandez

1st grade

  1. The Magic Tree House – By Mary Pope Osborne

  2. The Boxcar series – By Gertrude Chandler Warner

  3. Ivy & Bean series – By Annie Barrows


  1. The Little House – By Laura Ingles Wilder

  2. The Chronicles of Narnia – By C.S. Lewis

3rd grade

  1. E.B White books 

  2. Hatchet series – By Gary Paulsen

Upper Elementary Book List (10 to 12 years old)


4th grade  

  1. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E. L. Konigsburg

5th grade

  1. Hatchet – Gary Paulsen

  1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne

***Parent Advisory — takes place in WWII  and partially at a concentration camp.

6th grade

  1. Alex and Eliza – Melissa de la Cruz,

  2. Harry Potter series JK Rowling,

  3. Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

  4. Any appropriate literature relating to Shakespeare, Greek Mythology or American History!

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