K3 to 2nd Summer Reading

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Grace Brethren Christian School feels very strongly about students reading on a consistent basis. The only way reading skills improve is by doing a lot of reading. Parents can model the importance of reading by reading to their children. During the summer, please read the books listed below to your child. They may be checked out from the public library. For K3, K4 and K5, reading of particular titles is not mandatory. Consistent reading is what is important.

The text version of this information is at the bottom of this page, and it can be downloaded here as a PDF.

If your child is entering K3, books parents may read with their child:

Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

We’re Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Books about opposites, rhyming books, alphabet/letter Recognition books.

If your child is entering K4, books parents may read with their child:

Hop Plop by Grey Rosen Schwatz

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Books about opposites, rhyming books, alphabet/letter Recognition books.

If your child is entering K5, books parents may read with their child:

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Guy Parker-Rees

Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood

Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom by Bill Wood

Books about opposites, rhyming books, alphabet/letter recognition books.

If your child is entering 1st Grade, books parents may read with their child:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Chester the Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn

A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

Is Your Mama a Lama by Deborah Guarino

Curious George by H.A. Rey

If your child is entering 2nd Grade, books parents may read with their child:

The Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Osborne Pop

Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel

Ramono Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish

To encourage students to read and prepare them for the start of next year, we are requiring that every student, entering grades third through twelfth, read a required novel by the start of school in August. The classroom or English teachers have chosen the novel to be read for each grade level.