For this summer, I'm keeping track of all the books I read, or at least the chapter books, because I read a gazillion picture books, too. :)
Here's what I read in June that is or is slightly below a sixth grade reading level:
- Warriors: The New Prophecy: Starlight Erin Hunter This is a great series; I'm not quite sure why I never read Warriors before. I'm not an It's probably at a fourth to sixth grade reading level, although younger kids (like my first grade sister) can read and enjoy them, as are most other Warriors books.
- Warriors: The New Prophecy: Twilight Erin Hunter Same series....
- Stones in Water Donna Jo Napoli A FANTASTIC historical fiction about a non-Jewish boy in World War II. The reading level could easily be fourth grade, but some of the content is more of a fifth or sixth grade level.
- Warriors: The New Prophecy: Sunset Erin Hunter Same as before....
- Warriors: The Power of Three: The Sight Erin Hunter This is a well-written hook to the next Warriors series; I like the way the new characters are introduced. (A note on the entire Warriors series: you MUST read the books in order, or else nothing will make sense! [This is more true for the different series than the stand alone books.])
- Warriors: The Power of Three: Dark River Erin Hunter The plot in this one is AWESOME!!
- Warriors: The Power of Three: Outcast Erin Hunter Same series....
- Warriors: The Power of Three: Eclipse Erin Hunter There are very mysterious characters in this book!
- Masterpiece Elise Broach I'll admit, when I first started this I didn't love it. But you MUST keep reading because I loved everything about it: from the way the main character is a beetle to the deceptive twists in the plot! I think most fourth graders would have no problem reading it; but it is something art enthusiasts of all ages would enjoy.
- Warriors: The Power of Three: Long Shadows Erin Hunter I think this was my favorite book in the series because the perspective switch is very important here and many puzzling enigmas are revealed.
This is what else I read (excluding picture books) in June:
- The Lemonade War Series: The Bell Bandit Jacqueline Davies A good series with vocabulary words at the start of each chapter based on the books' topic/theme, although it's definitely aimed toward lower elementary school (first-fourth grade). (Note: This isn't the first book in the series.)
- The Lemonade War Series: The Candy Smash Jacqueline Davies Same series....
- Geronimo Stilton: Paws Off, Cheddarface! Elisabetta Dami Another humorous series where the main characters are mice. (Note: This isn't the first book in the series.)
- Kit: Kit Learns a Lesson: A School Story Valerie Tripp An American Girl book; it tells the reader interesting facts about life in the Great Depression. (I read this back in first grade, but now my sister is reading the series so I just picked it up one day.)
- Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake Barbara Park No comment.
- The Lemonade War Series: The Magic Trap Jacqueline Davies Same as before....