2020 Summer Reading List

The Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has compiled a listing of exciting titles for youth to read in their Summer Reading Lists.

The lists contain book titles to keep youth engaged in reading through the summer. Title included on this list were selected by members of the ALSC’s Quicklist Consulting Committee, and designed as a resource for librarians to share with patrons.  Feel free to look for these titles at your library and enjoy.

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  1. Grades K-2
  2. Grades 3-5
  3. Grades 6-8
ALL THE ANIMALS WHERE I LIVE | by: Philip C. Stead
Call Number: E STEAD
Summary: The author used to live in the busy city where there were buses and trains, and people waiting for buses and trains. Now he lives in the country and jubilantly takes us on a tour of his home, pointing out all the animals that share his space.
ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME | by: Juana Martinez-Neal
Call Number: E MARTINEZNEAL
Summary: When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.
AUNTIE LUCE’S TALKING PAINTINGS | by: Francie Latour
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Summary: A young girl explores her identity and culture through her aunt’s striking artwork.  
CAMP TIGER | by: Susan Choi
Call Number: E CHOI
Summary: Every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond. Usually, they see things like an eagle fishing for his dinner, a salamander with red spots on its back, and chipmunks that come to steal food while the family sits by the campfire. But this year is different.
DREAMERS | by: Yuyi Morales
Call Number: J 92 MORALES
Summary: An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story.
LLAMA DESTROYS THE WORLD | by: Jonathan Stutzman
Call Number: E STUTZMAN
Summary: A funny, silly llama eats too much cake, and the resulting silliness takes the reader on a rollicking journey through his wild adventures. 
MIA MAYHEM IS A SUPERHERO | by: Kara West
Call Number: J WEST
Summary: Eight-year-old Mia Macarooney is delighted to learn she is from a family of superheroes, but her acceptance into the Program for In Training Superheroes requires she take a placement exam.
MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE | by: Isabel Quintero
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Summary: Daisy and her papi take a spin on his motorcycle, taking in the sights and sounds of their beloved neighborhood.
THE PROUDEST BLUE: A STORY OF HIJAB AND FAMILY | by: Ibtihaj Muhammad
Call Number: E MUHAMMAD
Summary: Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school. 
SATURDAY | by: Oge Mora
Call Number: E MORA
Summary: When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.
WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA | by: Traci Sorrell
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Summary: Following a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences, this book shares the contemporary life of the Cherokee people, highlighting their tradition of gratitude.