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Book List

Read with us this summer!

The fun stories and exciting facts you’ll uncover in our featured books will keep you busy all summer long. While our featured books are categorized into grade bands, kids should feel free to venture up and down based on their reading level and interests.

Parents: You can find resources about how to support your child as they read their way through our list. Click Participate to learn more.

News team picks

Tune in to NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 to see our partner newspersons feature a new book from our list each week.

Laura Harris

Wayne Carter

Andrea Aguirre
Telemundo 39

Martha Minjarez
Telemundo 39

Book list

Download the book lists in English and in Spanish.

Grades K-1

Title (English) Title (Spanish) Author
A Big Guy Took My Ball! ¡Un tipo grande se llevó mi pelota! Mo Willems
And Then Comes Summer  Entonces llega el verano Tom Brenner
Lola Loves Stories  A Lola le encantan los cuentos Anna McQuinn
Night Animals  Animales nocturnos Gianna Marino
Not Norman  No a Norman Kelly Bennett
Storms  Las tormentas Miriam Goin
The Word Collector  El coleccionista de palabras Peter Reynolds
This Is the Way We Go to School  Así vamos a la escuela Edith Baer
Whoever You Are Quienqiera que seas Mem Fox

Grades 2-3

Title (English) Title (Spanish) Author
A Chair for My Mother  Un sillón para mi mamá Vera B. Williams
Abuela  Abuela Arthur Dorros
Diary of a Worm  El diario de una lombriz Doreen Cronin
Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs  Hombre Mosca presenta: Dinosaurios Tedd Arnold
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy!  ¡Fin del juego, Súper Chico Conejo! Thomas Flintham
Juneteenth Jamboree  ¡Celebremos Juneteenth! Carole Weatherford Brown
Side By Side / Lado a lado  Side By Side / Lado a lado Monica Brown
Tia Isa Wants a Car  Tía Isa quiere un carro Meg Medina
What If You Had Animal Eyes!?  ¿Y si tuvieras ojos de animal? Sandra Markle

Grades 4-5

Title (English) Title (Spanish) Author
Deadliest Animals  Los animales mas mortales Melissa Stewart
Flora & Ulysses  Flora y Ulises Kate DiCamillo
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor  El pequeño (y algo chiflado) Frank Einstein) Jon Scieszka
Ghosts  Fantasmas Raina Telgemeier
Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel     Maximiliano y el misterio del ángel de la guarda    Xavier Garza
Soccermania  Futbolmanía Juan Pablo Lombana
The Bad Guys  Los tipos malos Aaron Blabey
The One and Only Ivan   El único y incomparable Iván Katherine Applegate
Ugly Cat & Pablo   Feúcho y Pablo Isabel Quintero

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