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Preschool - 2nd Grade


If you are entering Preschool, Prekindergarten, First, or Second Grade, your summer job is to read lots and lots of books each day. Find books you think will be fun to have read to you by the adults and other readers in your lives. If you are reading, find books you can read, and practice reading, but also, have a grown-up read books to you. Reading is most fun when done with others. Look for chapter books that you would like to have read out loud! 
  • If you want, when you finish a book ask an adult to take your picture with the book. Email your picture to any Westfield Friends School teacher. 
  • If you want, when you finish a book ask an adult to help you write a postcard about the book you read and why you did or didn’t like it.  Address and mail your post card to any teacher at school and mail each post card. 
Below there are lists created by libraries, librarians, and bibliophiles. Be sure to look at the nonfiction and the picture books. These outstanding books can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Other Book Lists:

"How to Raise a Reader" guide from The New York Times

ALSC List for K-2

ALSC List for 3rd-5th

Books on Unity, Kindness and Peace

Horn Book 2020 Summer Reading List

Math Stories for Elementary Students

50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know

Graphic Novels Reading List, Grades 3-5

Graphic Novels Reading List, Grades K-2


Link to Picture Books for Families

Link to Not To-Be-Missed Non-Fiction Books