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Kids on Campus at MSUB wants you to have a great summer! 

Be sure to get lots of exercise, have fun with friends, spend time with your family and read!  Books can take you on a summer vacation any where you want to go. 


Here are some suggestions for books and authors you might like. Choose titles and authors that reflect your reading level and family values. 


Picture Books for Young Children

  • Nothing by Jon Agee
  • Terrific by Jon Agee
  • The Retired Kid by Jon Agee
  • Once Upon a Banana by Jennifer Armstrong
  • My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet
  • The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton
  • Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy Cousins
  • Seaman's Journal by Patricia Reeder Eubank
  • Olivia by Ian Falconer
  • Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
  • Birds by Kevin Henkes
  • Duck and Goose by Tad Hills
  • Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
  • Bats in the Library by Brian Lies
  • Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Just in Case by Yuyi Morales
  • Zen Shorts by John J. Muth
  • Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein
  • The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln by Mike Reiss
  • Tree Ring Circus by Adam Rex
  • Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg
  • Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner
  • Tuesday by David Wiesner
  • The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems
  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan


  • Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water by Kurt Cyrus
  • Poetry for Young People by Langston Hughes
  • Plumby Tony Mitton
  • A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk by Deborah Ruddell
  • All the World by Liz Scanlon
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman


(Grade 1-3) Chapter Books

  • Hi Fly Guy/ I Spy Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
  • Ivy and Bean Series by Annie Barrows & Sophie Blackall
  • Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day by Jean Van Leeuwen
  • Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look
  • Stink the Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
  • Down Girl and Sit Series by Lucy Nolan
  • Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker

Other authors you might like…check em out on-line

  • Alma Flor Ada
  • Karen Beaumont
  • Marc Brown
  • Yanitzia Canetti
  • Eric Carle
  • Denys Cazet
  • Elisha Cooper
  • Ivar Da Coll
  • Doreen Cronin
  • Kevin Henkes
  • Rachel Isadora
  • Pat Lakin
  • Else Holmelund Minarik
  • Pat Mora
  • Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Anne F. Rockwell
  • Phyllis Root
  • Cynthia Rylant
  • Judy Schachner
  • David Shannon
  • Roslyn Schwartz
  • Diane Stanley
  • Janet Morgan Stoeke
  • Jackie Urbanovic
  • Chris Van Allsburg
  • Mo Willems
  • Vera Williams
  • Karma Wilson


(Grades 4-6)


  • Peter and the Starcatchers by David Barry & Ridley Pearson
  • Faerie Wars by Herbie Brenan
  • Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DeTerlizzi & Holly Black
  • Inkheart/Inkspell/Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
  • Princess Academyby Shannon Hale
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  • Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

Realistic and Historical Fiction

  • Whittington by Alan Armstong
  • Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
  • Heat by Mike Lupica
  • Pirates by Celia Rees
  • Cryptid Hunters/Tentacles by Roland Smith
  • IQ: Independence Hall by Roland Smith 

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Children Reading a Book


(Grades 4-6)

Other authors you might like…check em out on-line

  • David Almond
  • T.A. Barron
  • Dave Barry
  • Andrew Clements
  • Eoin Colfer
  • Suzanne Collins
  • Caroline B. Cooney
  • Sharon Creech
  • Chris Crutcher
  • Sharon Draper
  • Cornelia Funke
  • Jack Gantos
  • Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Gordon Korman
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Lois Lowry
  • Lauren Myracle
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Christopher Paolini
  • Linda Sue Park
  • Gary Paulsen
  • Tamora Pearce
  • Rick Riordan
  • J. K. Rowling
  • Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Michael Scott
  • Neal Shusterman
  • Gary Soto
  • Megan Whalen Turner
  • Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Vivian Vande Velde


(Grade 7-12)

Fantasy/ Fairytale

  • Tithe: A Modern Fairy Tale by Holly Black
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Eldest by Christopher Paolini
  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  • Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
  • Princess at the Midnight Ball by Jessica George
  • Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr
  • Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Zel by Roland Smith
  • Beast by Roland Smith
  • Spinners by Roland Smith
  • Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
  • Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton
  • Tunnels/Deeper/FreeFall by Brian Williams
  • FreeK Camp by Steve Burt

Realistic and Historical Fiction

  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  • I am Rembrandt's Daughter by Lynn Cullen
  • Leonardo's Shadow by Christopher Grey
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones

Other authors you might like…check em out on-line

  • Isabel Allende
  • Rudolfo Anaya
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • Margaret Bechard
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Meg Cabot
  • Patrick Carman
  • Sarah Dessen
  • Sharon Flake
  • Neil Gaiman
  • John Green
  • Ellen Hopkins
  • Gordon Korman
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Iain Lawrence
  • Julius Lester
  • John Marsden
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Kathleen Dean Moore
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Christopher Paolini
  • Marlene Perez
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Darren Shan
  • Walter Sorrells
  • Victor Villaseñor
  • Chris Wooding
  • Marcus Zusak