Summer Book List – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

NBC 5, Telemundo 39, Fort Worth Public Library and Reading Partners North Texas are reading along. We’ve put together a wonderful list of books to encourage our young readers to read all summer long. The book lists below include books that can be borrowed FREE from the Fort Worth Public Library Catalog and a great list of books recommended by our partners at Reading Partners North Texas in English and Spanish.

Click HERE to request a free Fort Worth Public Library card. Any student currently attending pre-K through 12th grade at a formally accredited educational institution in North Texas can borrow books from the Fort Worth Public Library for free. Students do not have to be residents of Fort Worth to do this. They can get a non-resident student library card from any location in the Fort Worth Public Library and the card gives them access to both digital content and physical material.

FORT WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY – List of Recommended Books

board books

Summer Babies by Kathryn O. Galbraith. Snuggle up with your baby and read this board book about a summer’s day at the park. Available in the catalog HERE.

The Summer Things of Dr. seuss. Join Thing 1 and Thing 2 as they spend their summer days on the coast. Available in the catalog HERE.

Easy Readers

Summer by Ann Herriges. Learn all about the season we call summer in this early nonfiction book for beginning readers. Available in the catalog HERE.

picture books

And then comes the summer of Tom Brenner. From flip flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice cream trucks, there’s something for everyone in this bright and lavish celebration of the summer season. Available in the catalog HERE.

Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry. No-nonsense Captain Swashby is used to the sea providing for all his needs and when, after his retirement, new neighbors disrupt his solitary life, the sea helps in the right way. Available in the catalog HERE.

The Summer Nick taught his cat to read by Curtis Manley. Nick tries to teach his cat to read. Available in the catalog HERE.

Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer. From farm to table, learn all about how we get our food with the story of creating a family meal. Available in the catalog HERE.

On the first day of summer vacation by Tish Rabe. Discover all that summer has to offer in this fun picture book in which the 12 days of Christmas are adapted to a summer theme. Available in the catalog HERE.

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan. Two boys explain the mysterious rules they learned over the summer as they deal with friendship and conflict. Available in the catalog HERE.

Children’s fiction (8-12 years)

Syndey A Frankle’s Summer Mix-Up by Danielle Joseph. Friends Maggie and Sydney come up with a daring plan to take the summer classes they want to take. Available in the catalog HERE.

The Last Last Day of Summer by Lamar Giles. Cousins ​​Otto and Sheed accidentally freeze time on the last day of summer. Available in the catalog HERE.

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn. Cat spends the summer with the grandparents she never knew in a touching book that captures the heart of summer. † † and family. Available in the catalog HERE.

Summer of the Sea Serpent by Mary Pope Osborne. In the hit series, Jack and Annie travel in their magical tree house to the land of the mystical selkies to find a magical sword for Merlin. Available in the catalog HERE.

Summer of Brave by Amy Noelle Parks. Lilla is challenged by her best friend to tell the truth instead of trying to please everyone and now that she has to decide if this is the summer, she will be brave. Available in the catalog HERE.

The Summer Camp of the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler. Hubie tries to survive the summer camp filled with activities like avoiding the snakes in the lake and more in this summer themed series of the popular and humorous series for young chapter book readers. Available in the catalog HERE.

NORTH TEXAS READING PARTNERS – Recommended Book List

Figures K-1 English

All are welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Evelyn Del Ray Leaving Meg Medina

Me and Mom by Cozbi A. Cabrera

A Little Turtle by Nicola Davies

Behold the Cat: Three Stories of a Dog by David LaRochelle

Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh

Thank you, Omu by Oge Mora

The Animals Wouldn’t Sleep by Sara Levine

We are growing! By Laurie Keller

Numbers K-1 Spanish

Slide, snake! by Shelby Alinsky

Evelyn Del Ray moves in by Meg Medina

Thank you Omo! by Oge Mora

The Hungriest Mouth in the Sea by Peter Walters

Sylvia’s Spinach by Katherine Pryor

Digits 2-3 English

Deep in the Desert by Rhonda Lucas Donald

Geeger the Rescue Robot by Jarrett Lerner

Henry and Bea by Jessixa Bagley

Milo Imagines the World by Matt De La Peña

My Very Favorite Book in the Whole World by Michael Robertson

Please Please the Bees by Gerald Kelley

The Dirt Book by David L. Harrison

The Empty Pot by Demi

Tudley Didn’t Know by John Himmelman

Digits 2-3 Spanish

The Empty Pot by Demi

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña

No Elephants Allowed by Lisa Mantchev

Tudley Didn’t Know by John Himmelman

A Home for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Numbers 4-5 English

Baby Mouse, Queen of the World by Jennifer & Matthew Holm

Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

Serena Says by Tanita S. Davis

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Compton Cowboys: Young Readers’ Edition by Walter Thompson-Hernandez

What is Climate Change? By Gail Herman

Numbers 4-5 Spanish

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

School for Spies by Stuart Gibbs

The Dragon Slayer: Tales from Latin America by Jaime Hernandez

Maya Erikson and the Mystery of the Labyrinth by Jack Chabert

Most Normal Boy by Gordon Korman

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