Global Learning Center

Technology and Innovation Vision Statement

The Chappaqua Central School District will create an innovative, agile atmosphere of learning, that leverages advanced instructional technologies to support active learning environments. We will continually improve our infrastructure, systems and support to advance district instructional visions and goals.

LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
Christine Eidem - Library Media Specialist

The Library Media Center is now part of our dynamic new Global Learning Center and renovation is almost complete.  The Library serves the entire Roaring Brook learning community and each class is scheduled once per cycle for a 40-minute information literacy class.  We follow an open library policy where students will have the opportunity for book exchange each day in addition to during their scheduled library class period.  Book exchange will begin once our books are unpacked and we begin regular classes in our beautiful new space. Guidelines on book care and student responsibilities will be sent home with their first check-out.

 All students will receive a grade-appropriate information literacy lesson that will focus on a variety of themes during the year.  We will focus on digital citizenship, research skills, literature, author and genre studies, library citizenship and book selection skills. We will utilize our new digital platforms to create and share book trailers and persuasive recommendations and we will once again participate in the NYS 3 Apples Book Award voting process.

Our digital resources include database and subscription sites which are available for use at home.  We will learn how to navigate these sites in addition to learning how to search and evaluate appropriate websites for information.

 All of these skills will be embedded in Active Learning and Makerspace activities as well as Coding and Robotics as students develop in the areas of problem-solving, design thinking and the dispositional skills to succeed in these collaborative activities.

Our goal is to inspire children to read and access information in a variety of formats, and to instill in them a sense of responsibility and ethical use of technology so that they can be successful life-long learners in 21st Century society.

 

Summer Reading Lists

Going into Kindergarten

Going into Kindergarten:
Starting kindergarten can be an exciting event for you and your child. This list includes great books for and about kindergartners. Reading together nurtures a lasting love of books so we have included books that are great for reading aloud. Many are available as downloads—great for car trips!
All JP unless otherwise noted.

GREAT READS:
Agee Life on Mars
Atinuke Baby Goes to Market
Austrian Worm Loves Worm
Bahk Juna’s Jar
Baker LMNO Peas
Baldacchino Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Bardhan-Quallen Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!
Barrow Have You Seen Elephant?
Bottner Priscilla Gorilla
Brantley-Newton Grandma’s Purse
Cooper Max and the Tag-Along Moon
DaCosta Nighttime Ninja
DiPucchio Gaston
Doerrfeld The Rabbit Listened
Dyckman Tea Party Rules
Ellis Ben and the Scaredy-Dog
Fogliano When’s My Birthday?
Fox Ducks Away!
French Yucky Worms
Gág Millions of Cats
Godwin This Is the Firefighter
Goodrich Say Hello to Zorro!
Gorbachev No Swimming for Nelly
Graegin Little Fox in the Forest
Graham Home in the Rain
Griffith Moonlight
Harshman One Big Family
Henkes Bailey Goes Camping
Herrera Imagine
Hest When Charley Met Grampa
Hirst Hilda and the Runaway Baby
Hood I Am Bat
Isadora I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch and Taste It, Too!)
Jones Glitter
Kaplan Betty Bunny Wants Everything
Kelley Summer Stinks
Kuhlman Hank’s Big Day: The Story of a Bug
Lamothe This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World
Lawlor Big Tree Down
Lawson Sidewalk Flowers
Leaf The Story of Ferdinand
Lilly Geraldine
Lowell The Bootmaker and the Elves
Lukoff When Aidan Became a Brother
Maier The Little Red Fort
Martinez-Neal Alma and How She Got Her Name
McCloskey Blueberries for Sal
McQuinn Lola series
Meshon Take Me Out to the Yakyu
Messer Grumpy Pants
Messner Over and Under the Pond
Murguria I Feel Five
Olivera ABCs on Wheels
Parsley Neck & Neck
Perkins Hey Black Child
Rocco Blackout
Rockwell Hiking Day
Let’s Go to the Hardware Store
Sayre Bloom Boom!
Scanlon All the World
Schwartz Dee Dee and Me
Sendak Chicken Soup with Rice
Shannon Duck on a Tractor
Shea Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Skorpen We Were Tired of Living in a House
Smith A Perfect Day
Sorell We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Springstubb Phoebe & Digger
Steig Pete’s a Pizza
Stein Interrupting Chicken
Stutzman Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
Tallec Who Done It?
Udry A Tree Is Nice
Walker Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure
White Blue on Blue
Yee Who Likes Rain? JP TINY
Zion Harry by the Sea

BOOKS ABOUT KINDERGARTEN:
Choldenko Louder, Lili
Davis Kindergarten Rocks! J HOLIDAY
Henkes Jessica
Keller Harry and Tuck
Lyon The Pirate of Kindergarten
McCarney The Way to School J 372.91 M
McGhee Countdown to Kindergarten
Rex School’s First Day of School
Rim Birdie’s First Day of School
Rose The Twelve Days of Kindergarten
Schwartz Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner
Sullivan Ming Goes to School
Vernick Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? J HOLIDAY
Yum Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!

GREAT FOR READING OUTLOUD:
Andrews Trombone Shorty J B Andrews
Branford Violet Mackerel series J
Kerrin Martin Bridge series J
Lottridge Ten Small Tales J 398 “NURSERY”
McCleery Wolf Story J
Nabb Josie Smith series J

POETRY:
Elliott In the Sea JP
Westcott The Lady with the Alligator Purse JP
J 811.08 F Firefly July (Janeczko)
J 811.08 H Here’s a Little Poem (Yolen)
J 811.5 L Wake Up House! (Lillegard)

This kindergarten list was created by your School Media Specialist and the Children's Librarians at the Chappaqua Library
www.chappaqualibrary.org
A Universe of Stories 2019

Going into First Grade

Going into First Grade:

Summer is a great time to read books that you choose yourself. Since there are a ton of books at the library, here is a list of our first grade favorites. Reading together nurtures a lasting love of books so we have included books that are great for reading aloud. As always, ask your librarians if you have questions. Some books might be available as downloads.

PICTURE BOOKS:
Agee The Wall in the Middle of the Book
Aman The Fox Wish
Bang When Sophie Thinks She Can’t
Barnett Extra Yarn
Bauer The Stuff of Stars
Bean At Night
Brennan-Nelson Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes
Brosgol Leave Me Alone!
Brown The Curious Garden
Chan Georgie’s Best Bad Day
Child Slightly Invisible
Clarke The Patchwork Bike
Cooper Beaver Is Lost
Cornwall Jabari Jumps
Daly Where’s Jamela?
Delacroix Grains of Sand
Demarest Firefighters A to Z
Desrosiers Hocus Pocus series J GRAPHIC
DiPucchio Crafty Chloe
Dyckman Horrible Bear!
Evans We March
Fleming Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Fogliano If You Want to See a Whale
Frost Sweep Up the Sun
“GOLDILOCKS” Rubia and the Three Osos
Goodrich We Forgot Brock!
Gorbachev Cats Are Cats
Graham Oscar’s Half Birthday
Grey Traction Man series
Haas The Maggie B.
Hassett Come Back, Ben JE
Heder Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared
Henkes Waiting
Hesse Come On, Rain!
Higgins We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!
Himes Princess and the Peas
Hirst I Do Not Like Books Anymore!
Hoban Frances series
Hoberman The Seven Silly Eaters
Hughes That Is My Dream!
Jenkins, M Bird Builds a Nest
Jenkins, E Princessland
Johnston A Small Thing . . . But Big
Jung Look Up!
Kaplan Betty Bunny Wants a Goal
Kheiriyeh Two Parrots
Kugler Snail and Worm series
Lara Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Body
Ledyard Pie is for Sharing
Lewin Look! JE
Manley The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
Mantchev Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime
Maynor Ella and Penguin Stick Together
McAnulty Excellent Ed
McLeod SuperHero ABC
Meisel See Me Dig JE
Moore A House in the Woods
Mora Thank You, Omu!
Mora Water Rolls, Water Rises
Morales Dreamers
Nichols Maple and Willow series
Pinkney The Lion and the Mouse
Reynolds Dude!
Rodriguez The Chicken Thief
Schwartz A Teeny, Tiny Baby
Sima Not Quite Narwhal
Simont The Stray Dog
Sís Ice Cream Summer
Steig Doctor De Soto
Steiner Look-Alikes, Jr.
Sweet Carmine: A Little More Red
Thong Round Is a Tortilla
Underwood Here Comes Teacher Cat
Monster and Mouse Go Camping
Usher Sun
Vamos The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
Van Lieshout FLIGHT 1-2-3
Verde The Water Princess
Vere How To Be A Lion
Vernick First Grade Dropout
Ward Brobarians
Watson Best Friends in the Universe
Wenzel They All Saw a Cat
Wiesner The Three Pigs
Yum Saturday is Swimming Day
Zullo Line 135

GREAT FOR READING ALOUD (J):
Ada My Name is María Isabel
Adderson Jasper John Dooley series
Florence Jasmine Toguchi series
Jenkins Toys Go Out series
King-Smith Lady Lollipop
MacDonald Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series
Pennypacker Clementine
Perkins Tiger Boy
Sierra Silly and Sillier: Read Aloud Tales from Around the World J 398 MULTI

NON-FICTION:
J 513.2 S One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab (Sayre)
J 523.3 S If You Were the Moon (Salas)
J 551 H Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World (Hale)
J 567.9 J How Big Were Dinosaurs? (Judge)
J 591.3 S Meet My Family! Animal Babies and Their Families (Salas)
J 591.472 B Glow: Animals With Their Own Night-Lights (Beck)
J 599.67 O A Baby Elephant in the Wild (O’Connell)
J 664.6 M Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum (McCarthy)
J 782.421 M What is Hip-Hop? (Morse)
J/B/Ginsburg I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark (Levy)
J/B/Gregory The Hole Story of the Doughnut (Miller)
J/B/Nohl In Mary’s Garden (Kugler)

POETRY:
Elliott In the Wild JP
J 811.5 F In the Swim (Florian)
J 811.5 F Lend a Hand (Frank)
J 811.5 G Flicker Flash (Graham)
J 811.5 H The Llama Who Had No Pajama (Hoberman)
J 811.5 S Fresh-Picked Poetry (Schaub)


This 1st grade list was created by your School Media Specialist and the Children's Librarians at the Chappaqua Library
www.chappaqualibrary.org
A Universe of Stories 2019
 

Going into Second Grade

Going into Second Grade:

Over the summer you have the chance to read books that you choose yourself! Since there are a ton of books at the library, here is a list of our second grader favorites. Reading together nurtures a lasting love of books so we have included books that are great for reading aloud. As always, ask your librarians if you have questions. Some items are available as downloads.

FICTION:
Arnold Galápagos Girl JP
Arnold Noodlehead Nightmares J GRAPHIC
Atinuke Anna Hibiscus’ Song JP
Bang-Campbell Little Rat Makes Music J
Barnes Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut JP
Berry What Floats in a Moat? JP
Blackall Hello Lighthouse JP
Brown The Airport Book JP
Buitrago Jimmy the Greatest! JP
Butler King & Kayla series J
Byars My Brother, Ant JE
Campoy Maybe Something Beautiful JP
Child I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs JP
Chin Gravity JP
Cronin Bloom JP
Cummins A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals JP
Cyrus Billions of Bricks JP
Diakité I Lost My Tooth in Africa JP
Diesen Picture Day Perfection JP
Faruqi Yasmin J
Fogliano The House that Once Was JP
Frazee A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever JP
Gay Mustafa JP
Gehl I Got a Chicken for My Birthday JP
Graham April and Esme, Tooth Fairies JP
Hanlon Dory Fantasmagory J
Henkes Penny series JE
Hesselberth Mapping Sam JP
Horáček The Greedy Goat JP
Howell Whale in a Fishbowl JP
Johnson The Shark King J GRAPHIC
Johnston Sequoia JP
Joyner Boris series J
Kastelic A Boy and a House JP
Khan Big Red Lollipop JP
Könnecke Sports Are Fantastic Fun! JP
Kostecki-Shaw Same, Same, But Different JP
Krause Dragon Night JP
Landau Leopardpox! JP
Lies The Rough Patch JP
Lin Ling and Ting series JE
Lysiak Hilde Cracks the Case series J
Mack Frog and Fly: Six Slurpy Stories JE
Manushkin Pedro series JE
Markle Toad Weather JP
Marshall Three by the Sea JE
Mason These Hands JP
Maturana Life Without Nico JP
Medina Juana & Lucas J
Medina Mango, Abuela, and Me JP
Milway Pigsticks and Harold series J
Miyakoshi The Tea Party in the Woods JP
Miyares Night Out JP
Mook-Sang Captain Monty Takes the Plunge JP
Morrison Peeny Butter Fudge JP
O’Neill Willa and the Bear JP
Penfold All Are Welcome JP
Phelan Knights vs. Dinosaurs J
Phi A Different Pond JP
Potter Piper Green series J
Qualey Gracie Laroo at Pig Jubilee JE
Roelfs Ana and the Sea Star JP
Rylant High-Rise Private Eyes series JE
Santat After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again JP
Sarcone-Roach There Are no Bears in This Bakery JP
Scotto Jerome by Heart JP
Schwartz Town Is By the Sea JP
Selznick Baby Monkey, Private Eye J
Slade Astronaut Annie JP
Snyder Charlie and Mouse series JE
Soundar Pattan’s Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India JP
Trimmer Teddy’s Favorite Toy JP
Tusa Is That You, Eleanor Sue? JP
Van Leeuwen Oliver & Amanda Pig series JE
Vermette The Girl and the Wolf JP
Wahl Sonya’s Chickens JP
Wiesner Mr. Wuffles JP
Woodcock Look JP
Woodson The Day You Begin JP
Yamasaki When the Cousins Came JP
Zoboli Professional Crocodile JP
Zuill Sweety JP

BIOGRAPHY:
J/B/GOODALL Me…Jane (McDonnell)
J/B/JOHNSON Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson (Smith)
J/B/LOVELACE Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer (Stanley)
J/B/MATISSE Henri’s Scissors (Winter)
J/B/MORRIS I Could Do That : Ester Morris Gets Women the Vote (White)
J/B/PROCTER Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: the Woman Who Loved Reptiles (Valdez)
J/B/YOUSAFZAI Malala’s Magic Pencil (Yousafzai)
Some great folktale collections can be found at J 398 or J 398.2.

GREAT FOR READING ALOUD:
Henkes The Year of Billy Miller J
Jenkins Brave Red, Smart Frog J
Look Ruby Lu series J
Schlitz Princess Cora and the Crocodil J
Spratt Nanny Piggins series J
Thurber Many Moons JP
J 880 A Unwitting Wisdom (Aesop)

NON-FICTION:
J 364.163 N Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real (Nobleman)
J 428.1 S You’re Pulling My Leg!: 400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe (Street)
J 523.5 H How the Meteorite Got to the Museum (Hartland)
J 591.5 L Whose Poop Is That? (Lunde)
J 591.6 C Deadly and Dangerous (Carson)
J 597.3 W Sharks Have Six Senses (Waters)
J 599.635 M Saving Fiona: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo (Maynard)
J 599.9 L Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons (Levine)
J 612.6 H It’s NOT the Stork! (Harris)
J 629.133 M Jet Plane: How It Works (Macaulay)
J 920.7 H Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Harrison)

POETRY:
JE George Little Dog and Duncan
J 811.5 E On the Wing (Elliott)
J 811.5 G I Am Loved (Giovanni)
Splish Splash (Graham)
J 811.5 O Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color (O’Neill)
J 811.5 P Good Sports (Prelutsky)
J 811.5 Z Seasons: A Book of Poems (Zolotow)

This 2nd grade list was created by your School Media Specialist and the Children's Librarians at the Chappaqua Library
www.chappaqualibrary.org

This 2nd grade list was created by your School Media Specialist and the Children's Librarians at the Chappaqua Library
www.chappaqualibrary.org
A Universe of Stories 2019

 

Going into Third Grade

Going into Third Grade:

Over the summer you have the chance to read books that you choose yourself! Since there are a ton of books at the library, here is a list of our third grader favorites. As always, ask your librarians if you have questions. Some items are available as downloads.
Books are shelved in J

FICTION:
Angleberger Inspector Flytrap
Atinuke No. 1 Car Spotter
Beaty Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Bell Captain Starfish
Boss Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses JP
Branford Violet Mackerel series
Brown Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
Cassidy Blackberry Juice
Citro Zoey and Sassafras series
Clark-Robinson Let the Children March JP
Cowley Agapanthus Hum series JE
Deedy The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! JP
Dominguez Stella Díaz Has Something to Say
Dowell Sam the Man series
Duffey How to Be Cool in the Third Grade
Elliott Dragons in a Bag
Gay Short Stories for Little Monsters JP
Himmelman Bunjitsu Bunny series
Kheiriyeh Saffron Ice Cream JP
King-Smith George Speaks
Kirby Captain Awesome series
Krishnaswami Book Uncle and Me
Krulik Princess Pulverizer Series
Lê Drawn Together JP
Lin Year of the Dog series
Luper Key Hunters series
Lyon All the Water in the World JP
Mass Space Taxi series
McCall Smith The Mystery of the Missing Lion
McKay Lulu series
McNamara The Dinosaur Expert JP
Messner Marty McGuire series
Nolan Down Girl and Sit series
Offill 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore JP
Paul The Field JP
Potter Big Foot and Little Foot
Reul The Breaking News JP
Rex XO, Ox: A Love Story JP
Richardson The Real Slam Dunk
Ries Aggie and Ben series JE
Singh Nimesh the Adventurer JP
Springstubb Cody and the Fountain of Happiness series
Sternberg Eleanor series
Vernon Hamster Princess series
West Dragon Masters series
Yoo The Perfect Gift JE
Zalben A Moon for Moe and Mo JP

BIOGRAPHIES:
J/B/ACOSTA The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar (Engle)
J/B/CHAND The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art (Rosenstock)
J/B/EALEY The Stone Thrower (Richardson)
J/B/GIBB Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon (Pimentel)
J/B/GIROUX Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event (Bond)
J/B/HERNANDEZ Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México (Tonatiuh)
J/B/HUERTA Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers (Warren)
J/B/KNIGHT Tigers & Tea With Toppy (Kerley)
J/B/LEWIS Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of a Young John Lewis (Asim)
J/B/LYNCH The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (Barton)
J/B/NEZ Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story (Bruchac)
J/B/PARKS Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America (Weatherford)
J/B/POTTER Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig (Hopkinson)
J/B/SOTOMAYOR A Judge Grows in the Bronx (Winter)

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Boothby Sparks!
Cammuso Salem Hyde series
Clanton Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
Grimaldi Tib and Tumtum series
Hatke Little Robot
Jun My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder
Folklórico de México (Tonatiuh)

GREAT FOR READING ALOUD:
J/B/HUERTA Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers (Warren)
J/B/KNIGHT Tigers & Tea With Toppy (Kerley)
J/B/LEWIS Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of a Young John Lewis (Asim)
J/B/LYNCH The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (Barton)
J/B/NEZ Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story (Bruchac)
J/B/PARKS Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America (Weatherford)
J/B/POTTER Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig (Hopkinson)
J/B/SOTOMAYOR A Judge Grows in the Bronx (Winter)

NON-FICTION:
Boothby Sparks!
Cammuso Salem Hyde series
Clanton Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
Grimaldi Tib and Tumtum series
Hatke Little Robot
Jun My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder
Pien Long Tail Kitty
Spiegelman Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure
Alvarez Tía Lola series
Coville Diary of a Mad Brownie
Feelings Black Pilgrimage J B FEELINGS
Norton The Borrowers series
Trafton Henry and the Chalk Dragon
Wood The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series
J 398 JAPAN S Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories (Sakade)
See also J 292 (Myths) and J 398 (Folktales)
J 152.14 G I See a Pattern Here (Goldstone)
J 363.72 P One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia (Paul)
J 379.2 T Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and…Fight for Desegregation (Tonatiuh)
J 523.2 M Solar System: Our Place in Space [Science Comics] (Mosco)
J 523.7 S The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal (Seluk)
J 551.46 R Otis and Will Discover the Deep: Barton, Beebe, and the Dive of the Bathysphere (Rosenstock)
J 576.8 P Our Family Tree (Peters)
J 582.16 H Trees: Kings of the Forest [Science Comics] (Hirsch)
J 590 K Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World’s Most Adorable Animals (Keating)
J 594.58 F Giant Squid (Fleming)
J 595.79 M The Bee Book (Milner)
J 598.72 C Woodpeckers: Drilling Holes and Bagging Bugs (Collard)
J 623.856 G Alpha Bravo Charlie (Gillingham)
J 629.45 F Moonshot (Floca)
J 741.5 F Adventures in Cartooning (Frederick-Frost)
J 796.42 M The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon (McCarthy)
J 932.01 H How the Sphinx Got to the Museum (Hartland)

POETRY:
J 811.5 G Fold Me a Poem (George)
J 811.5 R Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys (Raczka)
J 811.5 S Ubiquitous (Sidman)
J 811.5 S Mirror Mirror (Singer)
J 811.5 S Short Takes: Fast-Break Basketball Poetry (Smith)
J 811.5 W Outside the Box (Wilson)

This 3rd grade list was created by your School Media Specialist and the Children's Librarians at the Chappaqua Library
www.chappaqualibrary.org
A Universe of Stories 2019

Going into Fourth Grade

Going into Fourth Grade:

Summer is a great time to read books that you choose yourself. Since there are a ton of books at the library, here is a list of our fourth grade favorites. As always, ask your librarians if you have questions. Some books might be available as downloads.

FICTION:
Applegate The One and Only Ivan
Asch Journal of a Cardboard Genius series
Bildner Rip and Red series
Brallier The Last Kids on Earth series
Cervantes Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Cline-Ransome Finding Langston
Coakley Wicked Nix
Creech Saving Winslow
Davies The Lemonade Wars series
DiCamillo Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Elliott In the Past JP
Gidwitz The Unicorn Rescue Society: The Creature of the Pines
Gino George
Henkes Sweeping Up the Heart
Holub Heroes in Training series
Ibbotson Dial-A-Ghost
Jeter The Contract series
Kane Charlie and Frog
Kelly Chained
Korman Island, Everest series
Krishnaswami The Grand Plan to Fix Everything
Levy The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher series
McMann Going Wild
Montijo The Gumazing Gum Girl! series
O’Connor The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
O’Donnell Hamstersaurus Rex
Older Dactyl Hill Squad
Respicio The House That Lou Built
Rundell Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Salisbury Calvin Coconut series
Shevah Lexie’s Little Lie
Smith Aliens on Vacation series
Smith Indian Shoes
Tarshis I Survived series
Tonatiuh Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight JP+
Warner Ellray Jakes series
Winston The Sweetest Sound
Yep A Dragon’s Guide series

BIOGRAPHIES:
J/B/BARNES Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went From the Football Field to the Art Gallery (Wallace)
J/B/CARSON Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement (Sisson)
J/B/DOUGLASS Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History (Myers)
J/B/DUPUIS I Am Not a Number (Dupuis)
J/B/EARLE Life in the Ocean: The Story of Sylvia Earle (Nivola)
J/B/ESQUIVEL Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist (Wood)
J/B/HENRY Ain’t Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry (Nelson)
J/B/PINKERTON The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln (Moss)
J/B/REEVES Bad News for Outlaws (Nelson)
J/B/STRINGFIELD Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth (Gill)
J/B/TAYLOR Queen of the Falls (Van Allsburg)

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Cosby Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse
Larson Compass South
Maihack Cleopatra in Space series
O’Neill Aquicorn Cove
Pearson Hildafolk series
Santat Sidekicks
Shiga Meanwhile
Simpson Phoebe and Her Unicorn series
Varon Robot Dreams
Winick Hilo series

GREAT FOR READING ALOUD:
Bruchac The Girl Who Helped Thunder & Other Native American Folktales J 398 NAT AM B
Curtis The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
King-Smith The Fox Busters
Lin Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Riordan Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods J 292 R
“YOU CHOOSE” The Oregon Trail series

NON-FICTION:
J 362.4 B Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability (Bureauw)
J 508.86 C Island: A Story of the Galapagos (Chin)
J 520.78 N Astronomy Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities (Nichols)
J 523.4 M Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet (Manley)
J 529 J Just A Second (Jenkins)
J 571.45 B Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas (Bang)
J 577.7 W Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean (Wicks)
J 578.6 J Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature’s Undead (Johnson)
J 590 G Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth (Gardner)
J 591.68 J Can We Save the Tiger? (Jenkins)
J 597.3 R Neighborhood Sharks (Roy)
J 599.4 C The Bat Scientists (Carson)
J 617.1 W The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) (Wittenstein)
J 629.45 G Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World (Gladstone)
J 636.6 S Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird (Spinner)
J 784.2 H Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay (Hood)
J 793.734 A Jon Agee’s Palindromania! (Agee)
J 973.23 B The 50 States: Explore the USA with 50 Fact-Filled Maps! (Balkan)

POETRY:
J 811.5 H I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups (Harris)
J 811.5 M We Are America: A Tribute From the Heart (Myers)
J 811.5 P Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast (Prelutsky)
J 811.5 R Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed From a Single Word (Raczka)
J 811.5 S Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night (Sidman)
J 811.5 W The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again (Wolf)
J 920 E Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics (Engle)


This 4th grade list was created by your School Media Specialist and the Children's Librarians at the Chappaqua Library
www.chappaqualibrary.org
A Universe of Stories 2019

Going into Middle School

Going into Middle School:

5th Grade:Over the summer you have the chance to read books that you choose yourself! Since there are a ton of books at the library, here is a list of favorites for fifth graders. Some are available as downloads. These are just a few of the books that you could read over the summer—have fun! As always ask your librarians if you have questions.

FICTION:Abdul-Jabbar Sasquatch in the Paint
Alexander The Crossover series
Baker Tales of the Wide-Awake Princess series
Baptiste The Jumbies series
Battle Camp Average
Bowles They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems
Calejo Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows
Cottrell Boyce Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth
Dasgupta The Serpent’s Secret
Del Rio Warren the 13th series
Draper Out of My Mind
Ehrlich Nest
Gidwitz A Tale Dark and Grimm series
Gino You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!
Grabenstein Welcome to Wonderland series
Haydu Eventown
Hiaasen Squirm
Holm Full of Beans
Holt Knockout
Hood Lifeboat 12
Janowitz The Doughnut Fix
Johnson The Great Greene Heist series
Jones Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer series
Kelkar Ahimsa
Kelly Blackbird Fly
Kerr One Small Step
Khan Amina’s Voice
Lewis Voices from the March on Washington
Lin When the Sea Turned to Silver
Magoon The Season of Styx Malone
Magras The Mad Wolf’s Daughter series
Makechnie The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair
Marsh Nowhere Boy
McCaulay Gone to Drift
Meriano Love Sugar Magic series
Moore The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Nielsen Mark of the Thief series
Nielsen No Fixed Address
Ormsbee The House in Poplar Wood
Paulsen Lawn Boy series
Perry Chula the Fox
Philbrick Who Killed Darius Drake?
Ponti Framed! Series
Robertson Hiawatha and the Peacemaker JP+
Rodkey The Tapper Twins series
Saeed Amal Unbound
Sands The Blackthorn Key series
Schmidt Okay for Now
Shurtliff The (Fairly) True Tale series
Stevens The Guggenheim Mystery
Timberlake One Came Home
Torres Stef Soto, Taco Queen
Ursu The Real Boy
Uss The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle
Vawter Paperboy
Venkatraman The Bridge Home
Vernon Castle Hangnail
Vivat Frazzled series
Weaver My Year in the Middle
Weeks Save Me a Seat
Weyr The Language of Spells
Williams-Garcia One Crazy Summer
Winston President of the Whole Fifth Grade
Woods Zoe in Wonderland

BIOGRAPHIES:
“YOU CHOOSE” The Attack on Pearl Harbor: An Interactive History Adventure
J/B/BAKER Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Powell)
J/B/COPELAND Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina (Copeland)
J/B/LEONARDO Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer (Byrd)
J/B/MERIAN The Girl Who Drew Butterflies (Sidman)
J/B/SCIESZKA Knucklehead (Scieszka)
J/B/STENGEL You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! (Winter)
J/B/TUBMAN The Underground Abductor (Hale)
J/B/WHITE Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White (Sweet)
Bosma Fantasy Sports
Brosgol Be Prepared

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Chmakova Awkward
Gardner Fake Blood
Gownley The Dumbest Idea Ever!
Hale Real Friends
Joffa A Bag of Marbles J 940.53 J
McCoola Baba Yaga’s Assistant
Miller Click
Sell The Cardboard Kingdom
Siegel 5 Worlds series
Tan Lost and Found
Thompson Space Dumplins
Venkatraman The Bridge Home

GREAT FOR READING ALOUD:
Barry Peter and the Starcatchers series
Blackwood Curiosity
Cottrell Boyce Cosmic
Long Survivor: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild and Beyond J 613.6 L
Mandela Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales J 398 AFRI N
McKay The Exiles
Medina Merci Suárez Changes Gears
Ryan The Dreamer
Yang Front Desk

NON-FICTION:
J 001.9 H Vanished! (Hoobler)
J 305.23 D Marley Dias Gets It Done (Dias)
J 323.1 H Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York (Hearth)
J 323.11 L We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March (Levinson)
J 333.95 M The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs (Messner)
J 363.28 S Lincoln's Grave Robbers (Sheinkin)
J 551.39 R Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World (Rusch)
J 599.66 M The Great Rhino Rescue (Markle)
J 612.6 B Helloflo: The Guide, Period. (Bloom)
J 612.6 N Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (Natterson)
J 614.5 J Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America (Jarrow)
J 629.45 S Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon (Slade)
J 629.8 S Robots and Drones: Past, Present and Future (Scott)
J 741.5 W Calvin and Hobbes series (Watterson)
J 791.44 J Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America (Jarrow)
J 919.89 G Shackleton’s Journey (Grill)
J 940.54 N Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story (Nobleman)

POETRY:
J 811.08 “National” National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (Lewis)
J 811.5 H I, Too, Am America (Hughes)
J 811.5 N My Seneca Village (Nelson)
J 811.5 N Come With Me: Poems for a Journey (Nye)
J 811.5 W The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts (Wolf)



6th Grade:
Over the summer you have the chance to read books that you choose yourself! Since there are a ton of books at the library, here is a list of favorites for sixth graders. Some are available as downloads. These are just a few of the books that you could read over the summer. As always, ask your librarians if you have questions.

FICTION:
Alvarez Return to Sender
Anderson Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
Angelini Snow Lane
Auxier Sweep: A Story of a Girl and her Monster
Bradley The War That Saved My Life series
Callender Hurricane Child
Carey Heap House series
Cheng See You in the Cosmos
Chokshi Pandava series
Cody Will in Scarlet
Dee Everything I Know About You
Diaz The Only Road
Draper Blended
Falls Dark Life
“Fly” Flying Lessons
Forde The List
Garner The Owl Service
Gemeinhart Scar Island
Graff Lost in the Sun
Gratz Grenade
Green Baseball Genius series
Hiranandani The Night Diary
Holm The Fourteenth Goldfish series
Johnson The Parker Inheritance
Kelly Hello, Universe
King OCDaniel
Klages Out of Left Field
Lai Listen, Slowly
Lee Dragon Pearl
Levy It Wasn’t Me
Magoon Camo Girl
Mahy The Changeover YA MAHY
McKay Love to Everyone
Messner Breakout
Milford Greenglass House series
Mills Zero Tolerance
Murdock The Book of Boy
Neri Ghetto Cowboy
Nesbet Cloud and Wallfish
Paterson My Brigadista Year
Peck The Best Man
Perez The First Rule of Punk
Perl All Three Stooges
Polonsky Gracefully Grayson
Ponti Dead City series
Powell Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
Reynolds Track series
Rhodes Towers Falling
Schmatz Bluefish
Schmidt Pay Attention, Carter Jones
Shusterman Antsy Bonano series
Sloan To Night Owl from Dogfish
Snyder Orphan Island
Sonnenblick The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade
Stead Goodbye Stranger
Tan Tales from the Inner City
Terry Forget Me Not
Tingle How I Became a Ghost series
Tougas A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids
Unsworth Brightwood
Vail Well, That Was Awkward
Vrabel Pack of Dorks series
Watson Loot series
Westerfeld Leviathan
Wolk Beyond the Bright Sea
Youngblood Love Like Sky
Zinn Poison

BIOGRAPHIES:
J/B/BONHOEFFER The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler (Hendrix)
J/B/CROWTHER The Red Bandanna (Rinaldi)
J/B/KAMKWAMBA The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
J/B/LAFAYETTE Lafayette! : A Revolutionary War Tale (Hale)
J/B/MONTGOMERY How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals (Montgomery)
J/B/PAULSEN My Life in Dog Years (Paulsen)
J/B/SULLIVAN Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Lambert)
J/B/WOODSON Brown Girl Dreaming
J/B/YOUSAFZAI I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Camper Lowriders in Space series
Craft The New Kid
Deutsch Hereville series
Hicks The Nameless City
Kubo Bleach YA MANGA BLEACH
Ostertag The Witch Boy series
Pearce Tom’s Midnight Garden: A Graphic Adaptation
TenNapel Bad Island series
Tregonning Small Things
Wang The Prince and the Dressmaker
Whitley Princeless series
Wood Into the Volcano

NON-FICTION:
J 293 N Treasury of Norse Mythology (Napoli)
J 304.8 O This Land Is Our Land: The History of American Immigration (Osborne)
J 306.3 M Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington’s Mount Vernon (McClafferty)
J 320 R When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You (Roosevelt)
J 323.09 S Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin (Swanson)
J 323.11 L March (Lewis)
J 338.3 K World Without Fish (Kurlansky)
J 599.74 M The Hyena Scientist (Montgomery)
J 612.8 F Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science (Fleischman)
J 616.393 J Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat (Jarrow)
J 629.43 C Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt (Carson)
J 629.45 S Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Stone)
J 629.45 S Astronaut-Aquanaut (Swanson)
J 641.5 A The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs (America’s Test Kitchen)
J 796.32 H Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball team that Awakened a City (Hoose)
J 920.7 S Rad American Women A-Z (Schatz)
J 940.531 M Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II (Marrin)
J 973.04 B How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History (Bolden)
J 976.3 B Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans (Brown)

POETRY:
J 811.08 ARROW The Arrow Finds Its Mark
J 811.5 A Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (Alexander)
J 811.5 G One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance (Grimes)
J 811.5 L Hey World, Here I Am! (Little)
J 811.5 P Martin Rising: Requiem for a King (Pinkney)

This 6th grade list was created by your School Media Specialist and the Children's Librarians at the Chappaqua Library
www.chappaqualibrary.org
A Universe of Stories 2019