2023 Summer Reading List

  • Summer is a time to relax, recharge and READ! The APS Library Media Services Department has complied a list of suggested books to read this summer.

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    As recommended by Atlanta Public Schools Library Media Services

    Pre K & Kindergarten

    1st Grade

    Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty

    The Yawns Are Coming! By Christopher Eliopoulos

    Little Red and the Cat Who Loved Cake by Barbara Lehman

    Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedrzycki

    Little Witch Hazel by Phoebe Wahl

    Nigel and the Moon by A. Eady

    Over the Shop by JonArno Lawson

    Something’s Wrong by Jory John

    Grandpa Grumps by Katrina Moore and Xindi Yan

    There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers

    Biscuit Series by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

    David Series by David Shannon

    Pete the Cat Series by James Dean

     If You Give…Series by Laura Numeroff

    The Pigeon Series by Mo Willems

    Itty-Bitty Kitty Corn by Shannon Hale

    2nd Grade

    3rd Grade

    How to Be a Pirate by Isaac Fitzgerald

    Frederico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez

    We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

    Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte

    We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

    The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan

    Sofia Martinez: el cumpleanos de la abuela by Jacqueline Jules

    The Magnificent Makers: How To Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith

    Yellow Dog Blues by Alice Faie Duncan and Chris Raschka

    Twins by Varian Johnson

    Gibberish by Young Vo

    Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston

    Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang

    Root Magic by Eden Royce

    Click, Clack…Series by Doreen Cronin

    Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

    The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora

    Dog Man…Series by Dav Pilky

    4th & 5th Grades

    Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming

    Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

    The Legend of Gravity: A tall basketball tale by Charly Palmer

    Room to Dream by Kelly Yang

    Thirst by Nancy Paulsen

    The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

    The Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart

    Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks

    The List of Unspeakable Fears by J Kasper Kramer

    Honestly Elliott by Gillian McDunn

    Mwikalw and the Forbidden Mask by Shiko Nguru

    Tumble by Celia C. Perez

    Air: A Novel by Monica Roe

    Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed

     The Summer of June by Jamie Sumner

    Sincerely Sicily by Tamika Burgess

    6th - 8th Grade

    9th - 12th Grade

    Class Act by Jerry Craft

    All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

    Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

    The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

    Shot Clock by Caron Butler & Justin A. Reynolds

    All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown

    Becoming Brianna by Terri Libenson

    The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian

    Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

    Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney

    Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

    The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Screfer

    Miss Quinces by Kat Fajardo

    The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

    Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi

    Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

    Super Troop  by Bruce Hale

    How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gililand

    How to Find What You’re Not Looking For  by Veera Hiranandani

    I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

    Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King

    Into the Sublime by Kate A. Boorman

    Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

    Kneel by Candace Buford

    Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tola Okogwu

    Love Times by Lane Clark

    Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass

    My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth

    Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

    Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

    Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

    See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega

    The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

    Miles Morales Suspended: A Spider-Man Novel by Jason Reynolds

    This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

    It’s the End of the World and I’m In My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds

    Tonight We Rule the World by Zack Smedley

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