McVey Elementary School Summer Reading Lists

Check out some cool books for your youngsters to enjoy as the weather heats up.

recently put out a supplemental summer reading list for kids to enjoy during the long recess.

Please note: The number and the "L" indicate the Lexile Level of the title. A Lexile measures text difficulty only. It does not address the subject matter or quality of the text, age-appropriateness of the content, or the reader's interests. Parents are encouraged to preview all reading materials.


Lexile Range:

  1. Up to 300L
  2. 140L-500L
  3. 330L-700L
  4. 445L-810L
  5. 565L-910L
  6. 665L-1000L
  7. 735L-1065L


  • The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
  • Fly Guy (series), Tedd Arnold (280L)
  • Lois Ehlert books
  • Miss Nelson series, Harry Allard
  • Elephant and Piggie books, Mo Willems
  • Hop on Pop, Dr. Seuss
  • Tomie DePaola books
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff
  • Denise Flemming books

Second Grade

  • Nate the Great series, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (360L)
  • A to Z Mysteries series, Ron Roy (520L)
  • Jigsaw Jones series, James Preller (410-450L)
  • Ready Freddy series, Abby Klein (500L)
  • Anansi books (500L)
  • Henry and Mudge series, Cynthia Rylant (400-500L)
  • The Borrowers, Mary Norton (780L)
  • Time Warp Trio series, Jon Scieszka (530-700L)
  • Patricia Polacco books (540-920L)
  • The Lighthouse Family series, Cynthia Rylant (630-720L)
  • The Littles series, John Peterson (370L)

Third Grade

  • Shredderman Series, Wendelin Van Draanen's (580L)
  • Patricia Polacco books (540-920L)
  • The Littles series, John Peterson (370L)
  • The Lighthouse Family series, Cynthia Rylant (630-720L)
  • The Family Under the Bridge, Garth Williams (680L)
  • Ramona series, Beverly Cleary (810-850L)
  • Clementine series, Sara Pennypacker (630L)
  • The Chocolate Touch, Patrick Skene Catling (770L)
  • Freaky Friday, Mary Rodgers (730L)
  • Joanna Hurwitz books (750L)
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Richard Atwater (910L)

Fourth Grade

  • Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White (680L)
  • The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden (780L)
  • Little House on the Prairie (series), Laura Ingalls Wilder (760L) Dan Gutman books (600L)
  • Gordon Korman (700-900L)
  • Nancy Drew series (710)
  • Enoloa Holmes series, Nancy Springer (1080-1120L)
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick (820L)
  • Super fudge, Judy Blume (560L)
  • Fudge A Mania, Judy Blume (560L)
  • Double Fudge, Judy Blume (560L)

Fifth Grade

  • Tim Green books
  • Maniac McGee, Jerry Spinelli (820L)
  • Gordon Korman books (700-900L)
  • Dragon Series, Lawrence Yep (890L)
  • Rick Riordan books (740L)
  • Alex Rider series (780L)
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods, Patricia Reilly Giff (650L)
  • Zilpha Keatly Snyder books (1010L)
  • Poppy, Avi (670L)
  • Hatchet, Gary Paulsen (1020L)
  • From the Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Koningsburg (700L)
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (1210L)
  • A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle (740L)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain (950L)
  • Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt (770L)

These lists were obtained via the East Meadow School District website. For more news, check out their website here.


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