• Manasquan Elementary School

    Suggested 2019 Summer Reading List

    - Incoming 1st Grade-

    Directions: Pick any book to read over the summer. Then complete the incoming 1st grade level assignment for the book. All students must read one book and complete one assignment. It will be counted as a quiz grade. If the child reads more books and completes more assignments they will be rewarded.

    There is a nonfiction form and a fiction form. Complete the proper one depending on the book you read.

    These books are only suggestions. Please feel free to pick any books that your children will be interested in.


    Click on the link for the assignment Grade 1 Fiction Assignment   or  Grade 1 Nonfiction Assignment


    • Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld

    • I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Anthony

    • Home at Last by Vera B. Williams & Chris Raschka

    • I am a Story by Dan Yaccarino

    • I used to Be a Fish by Tom Sullivan

    • If You Give a Mouse a Bownie by Laura Numeroff & Felicia Bond

    • Wonderfall by Michael Hall

    • Words by Christoph Niemann

    • Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson

    • Egg by Kevin Henkes

    • I am Not a Chair! By Ross Burach

    • The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex

    • Colors by John J. Reiss

    • Shapes by John J. Reiss

    • Snail and Slug by Denys Cazet

    • The Storyteller by Evan Turk

    • An Excessive Alphabet by Judi Barrett & Ron Barrett

    • Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

    • I Like Me by Nancy Carlson

    • Ruby In Her Own Time by Jonathan Emmett

    • You Can Do It, Sam. by Amy Hest

    • While the World Sleeps by Pamela Duncan Edwards

    • Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera

    • My Crayon Talks by Patricia Hubbard

    • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

    • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

    • David’s Drawings by Cathryn Falwell

    • One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Mannis

    • Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri

    • I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

    • Another Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

    • I’m Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis

    • A Day with Papa by Kitty Richards

    • A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan

    • Busy Bees at Work and Play by Maitland DeLand

    • Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdrey

    • Little Miss Muffet Counts to Ten by Emma Chichester Clark

    • Tess’s Tree by Jess M. Brallier

    • LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

    • The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

    • Tomorrow’s Alphabet by George Shannon

    • Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian

    • Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud

    • The Tale of Despereaux Movie Tie-in Storybook: A Hero’s Quest by Candlewick Press

    • A Bicycle for Rosaura by Daniel Barbot

    • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

    • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett

    • UsBorne First Reading Series for example: Dinosaurs, Bears, or There was a Crooked Man

    • The Frog That Wanted to See the Sea by Guy Billout

    • The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson

    • Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau


    Classic Series:

    If You Give a Mouse….


    Curious George



    Strega Nona

    Popular Series:

    The “I Can Read”Series

    Level 1 orEmergent Readers Young Penguin Series

    World Of ReadingSeries

    Fly Guy Series

    NationalGeographic Readers

    Step Into Reading Series

    Suggested Authors:

    Dr. Suess

    Mo Willems

    Jane O’Connor

    Charlotte Zolotow

    Maurice Sendak