Preschool - 3rd Grade

Summer Reading

If you are entering Preschool, Prek, Kindergarten, First, Second, or Third 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, but also, have grown-ups read books to you. Reading is fun when done with others. Look for chapter books that you would like to have read out loud! Even if you think you are too old, there are beautiful picture books with wonderful stories for you to share.

  • 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. 
  • Send Teacher Margaret a postcard when you finish reading a book. Postcards went home in book bags at the end of the school year.  Margaret Haviland, 2201 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
  • Your local librarian will have lots of book suggestions. Below are some curated list that may help you. 
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.


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

ALA Notable Children's Books 2022

ALSC  Summer List for Birth-PreK 2022

ALSC Summer List for K-2 2022

ALSC Summer List for 3rd-5th 2022

Horn Book 2022 Summer Reading List

Graphic Novels For Children 2021