Summer Reading Highlights: Pre-K to 6th Grade

White Plains is a wonderfully diverse community! With that in mind, the Trove’s suggested Summer Reading Lists strive to reflect and recognize all the young patrons of the community by highlighting noteworthy diverse titles and series. An excellent resource to explore even more great titles for kids and teens as well is We Need Diverse Books.Org whose vision is to promote “a world in which all children see themselves in the pages of a book.” The following titles are just a few from the recommended Summer Reading List books that showcase the many different experiences of young people:

Pre-K/Kindergarten:

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
OverDrive: eBook

Brave by Stacy McAnulty
OverDrive: eBook

Best Friends in the Universe by Stephanie Watson
OverDrive: eBook

Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal
OverDrive: eBook

First Grade:

Sofia Martinez Series by Jacqueline Jules
OverDrive: eBooks

Drawn Together by Minh Lê
OverDrive: eBook

My Brother Charlie by Ryan Peete & Holly Robinson Peete
OverDrive: eBook

A Moon for Moe and Mo by Jane Breskin Zalben
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: eBook

Second Grade:

King & Kayla Series by Dori Hillestad Butler
OverDrive: eBooks
Hoopla: eBooks

Craftily Ever After Series by Martha Maker
OverDrive: eBooks

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
OverDrive: eBook

Ling & Ting Series by Grace Lin
OverDrive: eBooks and Audiobooks

Third Grade:

Mama’s Nightingale by Edwidge Danticat
OverDrive: eBook and Audiobook

Max’s Lucha Libre Adventures Series by Xavier Garza
OverDrive: eBooks
Hoopla: eBooks

Rescue and Jessica by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: Movie & Read-Along

Jasmine Toguchi Series by Debbi Michiko Florence
OverDrive: eBooks

Fourth Grade:

Lola Levine Series by Monica Brown
OverDrive: eBooks

Carver Chronicles Series by Karen English
OverDrive: eBooks
Hoopla: eBooks

Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream Series by Hena Khan
OverDrive: eBooks

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall
OverDrive: eBook

Fifth Grade:

The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson (graphic novel)
OverDrive: eBook

Girls Who Code Series by Various Authors
OverDrive: eBooks & Audiobooks

This Kid Can Fly by Aaron Philip
OverDrive: eBook
Hoopla: eBook

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel)
OverDrive: eBook

Sixth Grade:

New Kid by Jerry Craft (graphic novel)
OverDrive: eBook and Audiobook
Hoopla: eBook & Audiobook

Pandava Series by Roshani Chokshi
OverDrive: eBooks and Audiobooks
Hoopla: eBooks

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
OverDrive: eBook and Audiobook

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
OverDrive: eBook and Audiobook

 

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