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2013 Summer Reading List: Grade 1

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Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin
By Katherine Applegate

Roscoe is determined to guess the weight of a giant pumpkin in order to win books for his school library and candy for himself, but he is overwhelmed by superstitions, especially about a certain black kitten.


One Giant Leap
By Robert Burleigh

An illustrated retelling of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's lunar landing in 1969.


Dear Vampa
By Ross Collins

A young vampire writes a letter to his grandfather bemoaning his new neighbors.

Grace for President
By Kelly  DiPucchio

After finding out there has never been a female U.S. president, Grace decides to run in her school's mock election where she learns about the American electoral system and sets out to be the best person for the job even though her opponent, Thomas, seems to be winning all the boys' votes.

Let’s Do Nothing!
By Tony Fucile

Young friends Frankie and Sal, believing they have “done it all,” decide to do nothing for a while; but Frankie has a little trouble with the concept and it is not long before the boys realize there is no way to do nothing.


Goof-Off Goalie
By Betty Hicks

Ten-year-old Goose is best at goofing off; but when he decides to become the goalie for their soccer team, his friend Henry sets up a practice schedule and enlists their other friends to help Goose improve his skills.

By Frank Keating

A biography of Theodore Roosevelt that imagines the president looking back on his life, describing his childhood, his youthful journeys throughout the world, his experiences as a leader, and the value he placed on knowledge, adventure, originality, and integrity.

Bats at the Ballgame
By Brian Lies

Two teams of bats enjoy a nighttime game of baseball. Cheering the home team are the bat fans enjoying the snacks of "mothdogs" and the like.


This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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