Wilmette/Winnetka -Northfield Library Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer Reading Club 2020 Recommended Books 

Wilmette Public Library and Winnetka-Northfield Public Library


Thukpa for All, by Praba Ram

No Kimchi for Me, by Aram Kim  

My Heart Fills with Happiness, by Monique Grey Smith  

Henry Wants More, by Linda Ashman  

Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall  

Green Pants, by Ken Kraegel  

More Bears, by Ken Nesbitt  

It Came in the Mail, by Ben Clanton  

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything, by Elise Broach  

Honk Honk, Vroom Vroom: Sounds from the City, by Jennifer Shand  

A Baby Like You, by Catherine Thimmesh  

My Happy Year, by E. Bluebird, by Paul Meisel  

Mail Duck: A Book of Shapes and Surprises, by Erica Sirotich (Board Book)

Goodnight, Rainbow Cats, Barbara Castro Urio (Board Book)

I Love Me, by Sally Morgan (Board Book)

Gritty Kitty, by John Hutton (Board Book)

Will Ladybug Hug? or Will Bear Share? by Hilary Leung (BB)

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival (PB)

Summer by Cao Wenxuan (PB)

Colors by Shelley Rotner (NF)

Clive is a Nurse by Jessica Spanyol (BB)

I am Kind/I am Unstoppable by Brad Meltzer (BB)

Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer (PB)

Skulls by Blair Thornburgh (NF)

Baby Loves: The Five Senses: HearingSight, Taste, Smell by Ruth Spiro (BB)

Puppy Truck by Brian Pinkney (PB)

Grades K-2

Hi, Jack! by Mac Barnett

Fox the Tiger, by Corey R. Tabor

Snail and Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends, by Tina Kugler

Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot, by Cece Bell

Beneath the Bed and Other Scary Storiesby Max Brallier

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business, by Lyla Lee

Truman the Dog, by Debbi Michiko Florence

The Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship, by Theanne Griffith

Dear Beast, by Dori Hillestead Butler

The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague, by Julia Finley Mosca

Superlative Birds, by Leslie Bulion

Wow! Look What Robots Can Do! by Andrea Mills 

Did You Burp? How to Ask Questions (or Not) by April Pulley-Sayres (NF)

Hey, Water! By Antoinette Portis (NF)

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (NF)

Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex (PB)

Yasmin in Charge by Saadia Faruqi (R)

Unlimited Squirrels: Who is the Mystery Reader? By Mo Willems (R)

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty (PB)

Time Jumpers: Stealing the Sword by Wendy Mass (J)

Trouble at Table 5: The Candy Caper by Tom Watson (J)

Spend It by Cinders McLeod (PB)

Grades 3-5

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle, by Christina Uss

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray, by Jess Keating

Planet Earth Is Blue, by Nicole Pantaleakos

One-Third Nerd, by Gennifer Choldenko

Dragons in a Bag, by Zetta Elliott

The Bolds on Vacation, by Julian Clary

Greystone Secrets: The Strangers, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Cub, by Cynthia L. Copeland

Doodleville, by Chad Sell

Who Got Game? Baseball: Amazing but True Stories! by Derrick Barnes

Start Now! You Can Make a Difference, by Chelsea Clinton

Create Your Own Secret Language: Invent Codes, Ciphers, Hidden Messages, and More, by David J. Peterson

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

Stargazing by Jen Wang (GN)

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Pie in the Sky by Remi Lai

From an Idea to Lego by Lowey Bundy Sichol (NF)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Grade 6-8

Blended, by Sharon Draper

A Place to Belong, by Cynthia Kadohata

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, by Ashley Herring Blake

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, by Jonathan Auxier

A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, by Kelley Armstrong

Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream, by Julissa Arce

It Wasn’t Me, by Dana Alison Levy

No Fixed Address, by Susin Nielsen

The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly, by Rebecca K.S. Ansari

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, by Carlos Hernandez

When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue, by Marc Aronson

New Kid by Jerry Craft (GN)

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis (GN)

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

High School

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibrim X. Kendi (NF)

They Called Us Enemy (graphic novel) by George Takai (GN)

Catfishing on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (NF)

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

Sadie by Courtney Summers

American Royals by Katharine McGee