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K-2 Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

K-2 Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

School is nearing its close, and summer is approaching, kids are rejoicing! The much anticipated break is near! Problem? There can be a major loss of information during the summer months. (Otherwise known as the “summer slide”) Solution? A summer reading list to help keep their minds in motion and promote a love of both reading and learning.

K-2 Series Books Summer Reading List & FREE PRINTABLE from Starts At Eight

In our house we love to find a series of books, or a favorite author that has many books to occupy our time. It offers an easy resource of books for continued reading, without a lot of time spent trying to find fun and engaging stories for each of my children.

For this reason I am compiling lists of series, or authors with multiple books to help you in your quest for filling your child’s reading list. K-2 Series Books for Your Summer Reading List is the first of these posts. You can also check out Grades 3-5 Series Books for Your Summer Reading List, Middle School Series Books for Your Summer Reading List, and High School Series Books for Your Summer Reading List.

K-2 Series Books for Your Summer Reading List

This list contains both read alouds and smaller chapter books for the K-2 set. While I have listed many books in each series, I have also left space for you to add books as there are many not listed as well.

1. Curious George

  • Curious George
  • Curious George Birthday Surprise
  • Curious George Goes Camping
  • Curious George And the Firefighters
  • Curious George Says Thank You
  • Curious George Makes Pancakes
  • Curious George at the Baseball Game
  • Curious George Goes to the Beach
  • Curious George in the Snow
  • Curious George Goes to the Zoo
  • Curious George Takes a Train

2. Aliki

  • My 5 Senses
  • Digging Up Dinosaurs
  • Fossils Tell of Long Ago
  • Feelings
  • Manners
  • My Visit to the Zoo
  • All By Myself
  • I’m Growing
  • My Hands
  • My Feet

3. Leo Lionni

  • Six Crows
  • Frederick
  • Inch By Inch
  • A Color of His Own
  • Fish is Fish
  • Tillie and the Wall
  • The Biggest House in the World
  • A Busy Year – Seasons & Months Printables

4. Dr. Seuss

  • Green Eggs & Ham
  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go
  • The Lorax – Printables & Activities = Lapbook &  Lorax Resources & Printables
  • ABC Alphabet Book
  • Fox in Socks
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
  • My Many Colored Days – This is a great book to teach colors and feelings. Here is a great My Many Colored Days Unit
  • One Fish, Two Fish
  • Go, Dog! Go!
  • The Tooth Book – Check out this awesome 3 Part Tooth Unit!
  • The Foot Book
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • Hop on Pop
  • There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!

5. Nate the Great series

  • Nate the Great
  • Nate the Great Goes Undercover
  • Nate the Great and the Monster Mess
  • Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail
  • Nate the Great and the Boring Beach
  • Nate the Great and the Hungry Book
  • Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden
  • Nate the Great Where are You?
  • Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective
  • Nate the Great and the Owl Express
  • Nate the Great and the Big Sniff
  • Nate the Great and the Lost List
  • Nate the Great and the Phony Clue
  • Nate the Great and the Musical Note
  • Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas

6. Frances books by Russell Hobon

  • A Birthday for Frances
  • Bead and Jam for Frances
  • A Bargain for Frances
  • Best Friends for Frances
  • A Baby Sister for Frances

7. Frog and Toad books

  • Frog and Toad are Friends
  • Frog and Toad All Year
  • Days With Frog and Toad
  • Frog and Toad Together

Another great series involving animals is Franklin the Turtle. While not included in this list you might enjoy these Free Printable Notebooking Pages for Franklin the Turtle

Notebooking with Franklin the Turtle from Starts At Eight

8. The Berenstain Bears

  • And the Truth
  • And the Messy Room
  • And Too Much Junk Food
  • Learn About Strangers
  • Show Some respect
  • Dinosaur Dig
  • And Too Much TV
  • And the Golden Rule
  • And the Trouble with Chores – Check out list of age appropriate chores and more in Life Skills – Chores
  • New Baby
  • Bedtime Battle
  • Visit the Dentist
  • Forget Their Manners
  • Moving Day
  • In the Dark
  • Go to School
  • Week at Grandma’s
  • Computer Trouble

9. Cam Jansen

  • Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds
  • Summer Camp Mysteries
  • Birthday Mystery
  • Mystery of the U.F.O.
  • Snowy Day Mystery
  • Chocolate Fudge Mystery
  • Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball
  • Basketball Mystery
  • Mystery of the Carnival Prize
  • Mystery at the Haunted House
  • Wedding Cake Mystery
  • Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper
  • Green School Mystery
  • First Day of School Mystery
  • Mystery of the Monster Movie
  • Graduation Day Mystery

10. Skippyjon Jones

  • Skippyjon Jones
  • Skippyjon Jones Snow What
  • Skippyjon Jones In the Doghouse
  • Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
  • Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole
  • Skippyjon Jones Lost in Space
  • Skippyjon Jones Color Crazy
  • Skippyjon Jones In Mummy Trouble
  • Skippyjon Jones Treasure Hunt

11. The Magic School Bus

This list contains titles from both the shorter read aloud/picture book style, as well as the Magic School Bus Chapter Books.

  • Lost in the Solar System
  • Inside the Human Body
  • On the Ocean Floor – For More Ocean fun check out this Giant Sea Creatures – An Ocean Animals Unit
  • In the Time of Dinosaurs
  • Plants A Seed
  • Inside the Earth
  • Inside a Beehive
  • Penguin Puzzle
  • Wet All Over
  • Rocky Road Trip – Hands on Science: Rocks & Minerals Unit
  • And the Electric Field Trip
  • Inside a Hurricane
  • Search for the Missing Bones
  • The Truth About Bats
  • Blows Its Top
  • The Wild Wale Watch
  • Takes a Moonwalk
  • Great Shark Escape
  • The Giant Germ

12. Eric Carle books

Teach Bugs and Insects Using Eric Carle Books from Starts At Eight

13. Amber Brown

  • Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
  • You Can’t Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown
  • Amber Brown Goes Fourth
  • Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit
  • Amber Brown Sees Red
  • Forever Amber Brown
  • Amber Brown is Feeling Blue
  • Amber Brown is Green with Envy

FREE Printable K-2 Series Summer Reading List

To help you head to the library, bookstore, or purchase online, as well as to keep track of what your child has read already, I have created a free printable of these K-2 Series books.

FREE Printable K-2 Book Series Summer Reading List from Starts At Eight

Click here to download your K-2 Series Books Summer Reading List FREE Printable from Starts At Eight

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  1. howtomakeslimescom
    Aug 03, 2018 @ 04:58:12

    I’ve used up most of your list and I found it great, thank you for sharing!

  2. anatoliaa mary
    Aug 03, 2018 @ 04:59:23

    I’ve used up most of your list and I found it great, thank you for sharing!

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