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Check Out Our Summer Reading Bucket List!

Summer Reading Bucket List


Links for the reading list

Author recommendations:

Roald Dahl – Matilda, The BFG, The Witches

Louis Sachar – Wayside School books, Holes

Margaret Peterson Haddix – The Shadow Children series, The Missing series, 39 Clues

Mo Willems – Elephant and Piggie books

Tedd Arnold – Fly Guy books, Fly Guy Presents (nonfiction books), Parts


Utah Authors:

Allie Condie – Matched trilogy

Shannon Hale – The Princess in Black, Rapunzel’s Revenge, Ever After High, Spirit Animals, Dangerous

Nathan Hale – Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

Brandon Mull – Fablehaven, Candy Shop War, Beyonders, Spirit Animals

Jessica Day George – Tuesdays at the Castle, Dragon Slippers, Princess of the Midnight Ball

James Dashner – 13th Reality series, Maze Runner series


Series Recommendations:

The Great Brain (by local author J. D. Fitzgerald)

Michael Vey (by local author Richard Paul Evans)

Amulet (graphic novel by Kazu Kibuishi)

Wrinkle in Time (by Madeline L’Engle)

Mother Daughter Book Club (by Heather Frederick)

Ranger’s Apprentice (by John Flannagan)

Lunar Chronicles (by Marissa Meyer)

Ramona (by Beverly Cleary)

Judy Moody (by Megan McDonald)

Fudge books (by Judy Blume)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (by Alvin Schwarts)


Poetry collections to try:

Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky

Forgive Me, I Meant to do it: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine

Dinothesaurus by Douglas Florian

Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems About Just About Everything by Calef Brown

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry by Patrick Lewis

Poetry For Young People: Emily Dickinson


Audiobooks (great for long car trips!):


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Mirror, Mirror: a book of reverso poems by Marilyn Singer

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett



Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Titanic, Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos