Sweet Summer Reading Suggestions

Have you made your summer book list yet? It's time to hit the bookstores and get your reading nook ready because your friendly Sinai Akiba Academy librarians have a number of sweet suggestions for your summer reading!

Kindergarten-Grade 2

"Baby Monkey, Private Eye" by Brian Selznick
A baby monkey has adventures as a detective and solves a series of mysteries.
"A Big Mooncake for Little Star" by Grace Lin
The cake that Little Star made is so delicious, but can she resist eating it?
"The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank" by David Lee Miller
Mouschi the cat relates the experiences of Anne Frank and people like her.
"Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales
The author and her son discover how they fit into their new country with help from their local library.
"A Moon for Moe and Mo" by Jane Breskin Zalben
Moses and Mohammed share a picnic and learn about each other's holidays.
"A Parade of Elephants" by Kevin Henkes
Five elephants march from dusk to dawn, up and down, through and around.
"Tiger vs. Nightmare" by Emily Tetri
Tiger and her monster gather their courage to fend off a fearsome nightmare.


Grades 3-5

"All Three Stooges" by Erica S. Perl
While preparing for their b'nai mitzvah, Noah and Dash find their friendships tested by personal tragedy.
"Be Prepared" by Vera Brosgol
A misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with everything from plumbing to snobby tentmates.
"Cardboard Kingdom" by Chad Sell
Neighborhood kids create an imaginative world out of cardboard where they have adventures with robots and monsters.
"In the Land of Happy Tears" by David Stromberg
A collection of tales full of timeless wisdom translated from their original Yiddish by famed Jewish authors
"Soccer School" by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton
The rules and history of soccer are used to explore a number of topics, from fashion design to geography to math.
"Sweep" by Jonathan Auxier
Nan is an orphan who works in a dangerous world. She discovers a friendly monster, and together, they try to start a new life.
"Waste of Space" by Stuart Gibbs
Everyone is a suspect after a billionaire is poisoned, and Dash must figure out who did it. Concludes the "Moon Base Alpha" series.


Grades 6-8

"Americanized" by Sara Saedi
Memoir of a girl that discovers that she is in the United States illegally after her family fled Iran when she was little.
"Harbor Me" by Jacqueline Woodson
A group of middle school students, led by an inspiring teacher, comes together to share stories and appreciate their differences.
"Length of a String" by Elissa Brent Weissman
While Imani searches for her birth parents, she discovers the history of adoption in her family in her great-grandmother's diary.
"New Kid" by Jerry Craft
Jordan transfers to a prestigious private school and finds himself torn between two different worlds and not fitting into either.
"Mirage" by Somaiya Daud
Dreamer Amani is kidnapped by the evil Vathek empire and forced to be a body double for Princess Maram.
"On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas
When Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into a new song, she finds herself in the middle of a controversy.
Pride" by Ibi Zoboi
A modern take on "Pride and Prejudice," Zuri wants nothing to do with arrogant Darius, but their mutual dislike shifts to understanding.
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