St. Philip’s SchoolPreK2 Summer Reading List2014-2015Please read these 5 books and complete the associated assignments. The assignments are due the firstweek of school. For pleasure, you may read any of the other recommended books for a total of 15books.Required Books and AssignmentsAnna Dewdney. Llama Llama Red PajamaCreate a paper bag puppet with a picture/drawing of your favorite pajamas.Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the HatCreate a 10-gallon hat. Place pictures of your most silly adventures on it and/or inside.Eric Carle. The Very Hungry CaterpillarWhat are some of your favorite foods? Create a breakfast/lunch/dinner plate with your favoriteselections.Bill Martin Jr. Chicka Chicka Boom BoomDraw a “chicka chicka” tree. Write, paste, or draw each letter of the alphabet on your tree. Isthere enough room? Will your tree fall?Traditional Folk Tale. The Three Little PigsPlease “build” your own home out of different materials. Will the Big Bad Wolf be able to blowyour home down? How sturdy and solid is your home?Recommended Books (Read up to 15)Anna Dewdney. Llama Llama Misses Mama and Llama Llama Home With MamaDr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish, If I Ran the RainforestEric Carle. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Margaret Brown. Goodnight MoonAudrey Wood. The Napping HouseMerrily Kutner. Down on the Farm
PreK2 Summer Reading List—page 2Recommended Books (Read up to 15)--continuedDenys Cazet. I’m Not SleepyHisako Madokoro. Buster Catches a ColdEileen Christelow. Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-SeekAnne Geddes. 10 in the BedFairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Nursery Rhymes. Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears,Cinderella, The Three Billy Goats Gruff
St. Philip’s SchoolPreK3 Summer Reading List2012Parents, please turn in a reading log with at least 5 books that were read. In class, we will do hands-onactivities with 2 selected books.Recommended BooksAston, Dianna. An Egg Is Quiet. Chronicle Books, 2006. A variety of eggs from diverse wild parents aredescribed with beautiful illustrations and informative text.Baker, Keith. No Two Alike. Beach Lane Books, 2011. This story follows a pair of birds on a snowflake--filled journey through a winter landscape where everything, from branches and leaves to forestsfull of trees, is unique.Barner, Bob. Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!. Chronicle Books, 1999. A nonsense rhyme and a section of fun factsIntroduce children to familiar bugs.Bechtold, Lisze. Sally and the Purple Socks. Philomel, 2008. When her tiny purple socks start to expand,Sally turns them into a scarf and then curtains, but things soon get out of hand.Becker, Bonny. A Bedtime for Bear. Candlewick, 2010. A small but lively overnight guest tries thepatience of a bear that needs absolute quiet to fall asleep.Brown, Marc Tolon. Arthur Goes to Camp. Little, Brown, 1982. Arthur is not looking forward to CampMeadowcroak, and he decides to run away when mysterious things start happening there.Cousins, Lucy. Hooray for Fish! Candlewick, 2005. A colorful chameleon encounters friend and foeWhile making his way from one tree to another in search of a tasty insect dinner.Kirk, Daniel. Honk Honk! Beep Beep! Disney-Hyperion, 2010. When a father and son set out early onemorning for a cross-country drive in their jeep, they see all sorts of vehicles and pick up diversepassengers along the way.
PreK3 Summer Reading List—page 2Kleven, Elisa. Welcome Home, Mouse. Tricycle Press, 2010. Clumsy Stanley accidentally smashesmouse’s house, then promises to try to make a new one.Walsh, Melanie. My Nose, Your Nose. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Daisy and Kit compare various parts oftheir bodies and find that they are both similar and different.Zion, Gene. Harry the Dirty Dog. HarperCollins, 1956. When a white dog with black spots runs awaybecause he hates baths, he returns home so dirty that his family does not recognize him.
St. Philip’s SchoolPreK4 Summer Reading List2012Parents, please turn in a reading log with at least 5 books read. In class, we will do hands-on activitieswith 2 selected books.Recommended BooksBertram, Debbie. The Best Place to Read. Dragonfly Books, 2003. A young child with a new booksearches inside and outside the house before finding the right chair for reading.Borden, Louise. Big Brothers Don’t Take Naps. McElderry Books, 2011. Little brother Nick lists all thewonderful things his big brother does with him, preparing him to greet the new baby in thefamily.Brown, Peter. You Will Be My Friend! Little, Brown, 2011. Lucy, a young bear, starts her daydetermined to make a new friend, but her enthusiasm leads to all sorts of problems untilan unexpected friend finds her just as she is about to give up.Carle, Eric. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. Philomel, 2011. Rather than use the same old colors,an artist paints the world as seen through the imaginative eyes of a child.Craig, Lindsey. Farmyard Beat. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. A farmyard dance has such a lively beat that itkeeps Farmer Sue and others awake.Cyrus, Kurt. The Voyage of Turtle Rex. Harcourt, 2011. The life of a giant prehistoric sea tutle is fraughtwith danger as she struggles to survive so that she can return to shore to lay her eggs.Denise, Anika. Bella and Stella Come Home. Philomel, 2010. When her family moves, Bella notices lotsof differences in her new home, but she tries to be brave and reassure Stella, her belovedstuffed elephant.Dodd, Emma. I Don’t Want a Cool Cat! Little, Brown, 2009. A young girl describes in rhymed text thekinds of cats she does not want, but finally arrives at a cat that she can call her own.
PreK4 Summer Reading List—page 2Fox, Mem. Let’s Count Goats! Beach Lane Books, 2010. The reader is invited to count goats of manyshapes, sizes, hobbies, and professions.Franco, Betsy. Double Play: Monkeying Around with Addition. Tricycle Press, 2011. Little chimpsJill and Jake play together at recess, and each game teaches them something about themathematical concept of doubling.Goodrich, Carter. Say Hello to Zorro! Simon & Schuster, 2010. Mister Bud, the family dog, has asatisfying routine to his life, but he must learn to adapt when another dog joins the family anddisrupts his schedule.Graham, Bob. April and Esme, Tooth Fairies. Candlewick, 2010. On their first assignment, two youngtooth fairy sisters journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect Daniel Dangerfield’stooth and fly it safely home.Gravett, Emily. Blue Chameleon. Simon & Schuster, 2010. Chameleon can turn himself into anythingand appear to fit in anywhere, but he just cannot seem to make friends.Johnson, Angela. Lily Brown’s Paintings. Orchard Books, 2007. When Lily Brown paints, she imaginesall sorts of fantastic things in the scenes that she sees every day.Weaver, Tess. Cat Jumped In! Clarion, 2007. An inquisitive feline walks through the rooms of a housejumping into one mess after another before landing in the loving arms of its owner.Yates, Louise. Dog Loves Books. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Dog loves books so much that he decidesto open a book store.
St. Philip’s SchoolKindergarten Summer Reading List2012Parents, please submit a reading log of the 10 books read from the summer reading list. Choose yourfavorite book. Draw a picture of your favorite character. Add a sentence about the character to yourdrawing, telling why this was your favorite character.Recommended BooksBarrett, Judy. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very muchlike any other tiny town except for its weather, which came three times a day at breakfast,lunch, and dinner.Becker, Bonnie. A Visitor for Bear. A friendship is forged between Bear, who wants no visitors, andMouse , who won’t leave Bear alone.Child, Lauren. I Am Too Absolutely Small for School. When Lola is worried about starting school,her older brother Charlie reassures her.Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Farmer Brown’s cows like to type, but his problemsreally start when his cows start leaving him notes.Dooley, Norah. Everybody Cooks Rice. Carrie travels from one house to another looking for her brotherat dinnertime. Each family invites her in for a taste of what they are cooking.Falconer, Ian. Olivia. Olivia is constantly on the move, dreaming big dreams, and meeting everyChallenge head-on.Henkes, Kevin. Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum loved her name until she went to school.Hobbie, Holly. Toot and Puddle. The activities of two pigs, one a homebody and the other anenthusiastic world traveler, are contrasted in illustrations brimming with humor.Hutchins, Pat. Rosie’s Walk. Rosie the hen leaves the chicken coop and sets out for a little walk. RightBehind her is the fox slyly trying to catch up with her.
K Summer Reading List—page 2Meddaugh, Susan. Martha Speaks. When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog Martha, Marthabegins to speak. But having a talking dog is not as fun as it seems.McMullan, Kate. I Stink! An enthusiastic garbage truck describes the hearty joys of its daily rounds.Rayner, Catherine. Augustus and His Smile. Augustus the tiger has lost his smile. Not knowing whereto find it, he begins a quest that takes him all over the world.Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. Max is sent to bed without supper and sails away to theland of Wild Things where he is made king.Shannon, David. Duck on a Bike. A duck spies a red bicycle and gets a “wild idea.”Slate, Joseph. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. This rhyming and brightly illustratedBook is an ideal way to practice the alphabet while introducing young children to kindergarten.