Summer Sizzlers...Hot picks for reading!
Portsmouth Catholic Regional School’s
2012 First Grade Summer Reading List
SUMMER READING LOG
TITLE J or L INITIALS
My favorite jungle animal is the ______________.
I read Over In The Jungle . I will write a jungle jingle with my family like the song in the book.
Over in the jungle
Where the _________________________________
Lived a mother ______________ and her little
“____________________,” said the mother
“I ______________________,” said the __________.
So they _______________ and they _____________.
The purpose of the Summer Reading Program is to encourage students to enjoy quality literature, explore their local libraries and to continue developing independent reading skills. PCRS students are expected to participate in the program. Students entering grade 1 are required to obtain their own library card and use it frequently. Local libraries are offering great reading fun and incentives. This summer students should read (or be read to) a minimum of five books from the suggested list and five additional books that are not on the list. The documentation is to include the title of the book, the name of the author and a parent or guardian statement that the student has completed the required reading. A reading log is provided for that purpose and must be turned in on the first day of school. Students, who turn in the completed log on time, will receive a surprise and their first A for reading in the grade book. Students will be expected to complete a reading log of 12 books per month during the school year. Getting in the habit now of reading and logging will be good practice, good skill-building and hopefully lots of fun. The more you read, the smarter you get. Please do not feel limited by the requirement. The sky is the limit. Read and enjoy!!!
Try these great reads as well as other books by these awesome authors…
Brown, Marc. D.W. All Wet D.W. bosses her brother Arthur into carrying her on his shoulders at the beach because she says that she hates the water - until she gets a big wet surprise.
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin. Biscuit. Read any book in the series. Read about the adventures of a little yellow dog.
Cowley, Joy. Chameleon, Chameleon A colorful chameleon encounters friend and foe while making his way from one tree to another in search of a tasty insect dinner.
Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother? A little bird asks animals, planes, and boats, "Are you my mother?" until he finds his own mother.
Eastman, P. D. Go Dog Go! A story about busy dogs of all sizes and colors, engaged in all manner of silly activities.
Falconer, Ian. Olivia Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.
Fleming, Denise In the Tall, Tall Grass Rhymed text presents a child's view of creatures found in the grass from lunch time till nightfall, such as bees, ants, and moles.
Hoberman, Mary Ann. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You : Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together Collection of short retellings of familiar Mother Goose fairy tales, each told in two voices designed especially for young children and adults to read together.
Lakin, Patricia. Beach Day! Four crocodile friends have many adventures on the way to the beach.
LeSieg, Theo. Ten Apples Up on Top A lion, a dog, and a tiger balance apples on their heads.
Lexau, Joan M. Go Away Dog An old dog's friendly persistence slowly convinces a young boy to take him home.
Martin, Bill. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
McFarland, Lyn. Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack A hungry mouse finds a table full of delectable morsels in quantities, which illustrate counting from one to ten.
McMullan, Kate. I Stink! Follow the trash truck as it collects stinky garbage from A to Z, all the way to Mount Trash-orama. Make another friend, the backhoe loader, when you read I’m Dirty!, which is also by the McMullans.
Rathmann, Peggy. 10 Minutes Till Bedtime A boy's hamster leads an increasingly large group of hamsters on a tour of the boy's house, whilehis father counts down the minutes to bedtime.
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Duck! Rabbit! Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Dog and Bear : Two Friends, Three Stories Three easy-to-read stories reveal the close friendship between Dog and Bear, a dachshund and a teddy bear.
Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games. Sequel: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Shannon, David. No David! A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
Shaw, Nancy. Sheep in a Jeep Five sheep go riding in a jeep
Slonim, David. He Came With the Couch When a family acquires a new couch, they discover that something else comes along with it, and they gain a new friend in the process. Winner of the 2007-2008 Virginia Readers' Choice Award.
Thomas, Jan. Rhyming Dust Bunnies Three dust bunnies have fun with rhymes while a fourth dust bunny tries to warn them of danger.
Urbanovic, Jackie. Duck at the Door When Max the duck decides to stay behind when his flock flies south, Irene invites him to stay with her for the winter. Sequel: Duck Soup and Duck and Cover.
Willems, Mo. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus When the bus driver leaves readers in charge of the bus he reminds them, “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus.” The pigeon then begs, pleads, and bargains with readers to let him drive.
Willems, Mo. Are You Ready to Play Outside? Winner of the 2009 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award. Read any book in the Elephant and Piggie series.
Summer Reading Log Grade 1
Student’s Name ___________________________________________
Classroom Teacher _________________________________________
Reading was an important part of our summer vacation. My child has
completed this reading assignment. He/She has her own library card and uses it.
Parent or guardian signature ___________________________________