Holy Cross Summer Reading
Going into PreK
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
- Fill a Bucket: A Young Child's Guide to Happiness by Carol McCloud & Katherine Martin
Going into Kindergarten
- There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! by Lucille Colandro
- National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh
Going into First Grade
- Have you Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
- What If You Had Animal Feet? by Sandra Markle
Going into Second Grade
- George Washington and the General's Dog by Frank Murphy
- Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
- Mr. Putter and Tabby Drop the Ball by Cynthia Rylant
Going into Third Grade
- Sky High: George Ferris's Big Wheel by Monica Kulling
- The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Going into Fourth Grade
- The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies
- The Secret of the Shamrock by Lisa M. Hendley
Going into Fifth Grade
- No Talking by Andrew Clements
- The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
- Smart About the Fifty States by Jon Buller
Going into Sixth Grade
- Savvy by Ingrid Law (OR Word of Mouse)
- Word of Mouse by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein (OR Savvy)
- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Going into Seventh Grade
- Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Heaven is for Read: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven & Back by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent
Going into Eighth Grade
- Chasing Lincoln's KIller: The Search for John Wilkes Booth by James L. Swanson
- Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams
In this lively alphabet rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!
A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.
In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!
"Here's a delightful little book to warm the hearts of young children and teach them how to experience the joy of giving and receiving. Just think of all the little buckets this book will fill with love and encouragement." —Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Have a New Kid by Friday
The day you were born was a very happy day. You are a special gift.
There was an old lady who's ready for school!That lovely old lady has returned just in time for the first day of school. Now she's swallowing items to make the very best of her first day back. And just in time for the bus...
Butterflies are all around us. It's hard to believe these majestic insects with impressive wingspans and beautifully colored and patterned wings were once creepy crawly caterpillars. How in the world does this transformation happen? This Level 1 Reader gives kids an up-close look at exactly how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
"Children are not the only ones that need to learn how to be truly happy. It’s all in the bucket, that invisible bucket that follows you everywhere... teaches young readers valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring. This guide to daily happiness, though, is not just for kids. We all need reminders of the benefits of positive thinking and positive behavior.
If you could have any animal's feet, whose would you choose?WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL FEET? is the next book in the successful WHAT IF series by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Howard McWilliam, following the very popular WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? and WHAT YOU IF HAD ANIMAL HAIR?
Children will delight at this little-known-story about our nation's first president, George Washington, that makes for perfect President's Day readers!
"A reminder that sometimes, there is a good reason to break the rules. . . .This winsome pairing of text and illustration is a natural for storytime." — School Library Journal (starred review)
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps — too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field?
Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!
This fascinating Step 3 History Reader describes the invention of the first Ferris wheel—an engineering marvel. The 1893 World’s Fair organizers wanted something big to draw people to Chicago . . . something that would rival the Eiffel Tower. George Ferris, an American engineer, had the idea for an observation wheel that passengers could ride on. People laughed at his idea.
Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller!
Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school.
Friends, justice, and . . . lemonade? Evan and Jessie are hot on the trail of the missing lemonade-stand money. Follow this brother-sister duo as they take justice into their own hands and explore the meaning of fairness, integrity, and repairing relationships on the playground and in business in this installment of the award-winning Lemonade War series.
When Patrick has to work on his church's cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mud forever?
It’s boys vs. girls when the noisiest, most talkative, and most competitive fifth graders in history challenge one another to see who can go longer without talking. Teachers and school administrators are in an uproar, until an innovative teacher sees how the kids’ experiment can provide a terrific and unique lesson in communication.
Based on the true story of a boy in Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson.Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing-the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio.
The kids in Ms. Brandt's class create a special report on the United States of America, with each child doing research on ten states. There's a double-spread map of the whole U.S. and a page for every state jam-packed with trivia, interesting facts, handwritten captions, and jokes.
A Newbery Honor Book
A very special mouse escapes from a lab to find his missing family in this charming story of survival, determination, and the power of friendship.$7.99ISBN: 9780307931474Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - June 24th, 2014
Can you find your way out of what James Patterson calls the “coolest library in the world”? Join gamer-fan Kyle Keeley as he competes in the escape game of a lifetime!
$8.99ISBN: 9780689848919Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2002
An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" (The New York Times Book Review).
During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather.$17.99ISBN: 9780849946158Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Thomas Nelson - October 31st, 2010
#1 New York Times best-seller with more than 11 million copies sold and Amazon's #17 best-selling book of all time. Heaven Is for Real was the best-selling non-fiction book of 2011 as reported by Nielsen's Bookscan, and was developed as a major motion picture by Sony in 2014.$17.99ISBN: 9780439903547Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2009
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the$7.99ISBN: 9780060737030Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - April 25th, 2006
"My all-time favorite. Astonishing." (Stephen King)
Down the Rabbit Hole is the first book in the Echo Falls mystery series by bestselling crime novelist Peter Abrahams. Perfect for middle school readers looking for a good mystery.