• The Reading List is broken down by grade level, and offers a choice of books.

  • If you would like to diverge from the Reading List so that your child can read another book, that is ok. In fact, there are some helpful resources below to help you find the best books for your child. Please adhere to minimum quantity and language of books detailed for each grade-level.

  • We also ask every student to fill out a reading log. There is a link below with many different formats from which you can choose.


Research Shows the Benefits of Summer Reading!





MYON & Accelerated Reader

This program offers online access that will assist students in finding books based on their

interest and reading level.

1. Log on to the sight. AR/myOn link...don't forget to bookmark it.


3. You will now see a BLUE page

4. Click on “I’m a Student”

5. Enter Username first name space last name (lower case)

ie: harry potter

6. Enter password 123

7. You will then see the RENAISSANCE Home Page

8. Grades K3/K4/K5 will see 1 Blue/Purple Button labeled myOn

9. Grade 1-8 will have the myOn Button and the orange Accelerated Reader Button

10. Students clicking on the myOn button for the 1st time will be directed to take a brief

quiz which will help in creating a profile for him/her.

11. When this is done you can then search for books.

12. Click on Book, Read/Listen to story

Students all grade levels can use the resource. Many fun titles to enjoy!

For questions/ contact Roberta Guajardo


PRE-K3 IN 2022-23

Choose 2 Spanish

La Oruga Muy Hambrienta- Eric Carle

El Abecedario De don Hilario- Gloria Fuertes

El dia que los crayones renunciaron- Drew Daywalt

Guadalupe: Primeras Palabras- Patti Rodriguez

Salta Ranita Salta!, Robert Kalan

Choose 2 English

Brown Bear- Billy Martin Jr.

Duck Rabbit- Amy Krouse,

What happens when the coronavirus changes everything- Sara Olsher

Mix It Up- Herve Tullet

Pirate Girl, Cornelia Funke

PRE-K4 IN 2022-23

Choose 2 Spanish

El día que los crayones renunciaron, Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

Cuadros De Familia, Carmen Lomas Garza

Chimoc En Machu Picchu, Andrea & Claudia Paz

El día en que descubres quién eres, Rafael Lopez

Ven a mi casa, Dr. Seuss

Oso pardo, oso pardo, Billy Martin Jr.

Clifford el gran perro colorado, Norman Bridwell

Leo el retoño tardío, Jose Aruego

Choose 2 English

Good night moon, Margaret Wise Brown

The very hungry caterpillar, Eric Carle

It's okay to be different, Todd Parr

Chicka Chicka boom boom, Bill Martin Jr.

Rosie Revere, Engineer, Andrea Beaty

Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, Adam Rubin


Choose 2 In Spanish:

Lucía the Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza,

Soñadores by Yuyi Morales

Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre by Juana Martínez-Neal

El Día En Que Descubres Quien eres by Jacqueline Woodson

¡Solo pregunta!: Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú by Sonia Sotomayor

Qué cosas dice mi abuela byAna Galán

La Luz de Lucia by Margarita del Mazo

Amor by Matt de la Peña

La Mariquita Malhumorada by Eric Carle

La Oruga impaciente by Ross Burach

La Gallinita Roja by Lucinda Mcqueen

Choose 2 In English:

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Just In Case You Want to Fly by Juile Fogliano

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freeman

Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez

Saturday Is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum

Grow Up, David! by David Shannon

There's a Dragon In Your Book by Tom Fletcher

One is a pinata: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

1ST GRADE IN 2022-23

Choose 2 Spanish:

El Fuertecito Rojo, Brenda Maier.

La Idea más maravillosa, Ashley Spires.

Cómo esconder un León, Helen Stephan.

El Canto del mosquito, Alma Flor Ada

Frida, Yuyi Morales

Pan y Mermelada para Francisca, Russell Hoban

La llavecita dorada, Roberta Aliaga

Lola, Yuno Diaz.

Chato y su Cena, Gary Soto\Viva

Sonia Sotomayor, Jonah Winter & Edel Rodríguez

Choose 2 English:

Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell

The Princess and the Pit Stop by Tom Angleberger

The Field by Baptiste Paul

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires

Rosie Revere, Engineer, Andrea Beaty

Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type, Doreen Cronin

Leonardo, The Terrible Monster, Mo Willems

Owl Moon, Jane Yolen

Carlo and The Really Nice Librarian, Jessica Spanyol

2ND GRADE IN 2022-23

Choose 2 Spanish:

Estela en el mercado de pulgas, Alexis O'Neill

Flotando con la canción de mama, Yuyi Morales

Viva Frida, Yuyi Morales (Autor e Illustrador)

Los tipos malos, Aaron Blabey

Que puedes hacer con una paleta?, Carmen Tafolla

Pelitos , Sandra Cisneros

Dragon, Dav Pilkey

Capitan Calzoncillos, Dav Pilkey

Esperando a Papa, Rene Colato Lainez

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx, Jonah Winter & Edel Rodriguez

Choose 2 English:

Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve (part of series), Osborne, Mary Pope

Fly Guy and the Frankenfly (part of series), Arnold, Ted

Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure (part of series), Birney, Betty G. Humphrey

Nate the Great (part of series), Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

Ivy & Bean (part of series), Barrows, Annie

The Day the Crayons Quit, Daywalt, Drew

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Gerstein, Mordicai

Thank You, Mr. Falker, Polacco, Patricia

How to Babysit a Grandpa, Reagan, Jean

3RD GRADE IN 2022-23

Choose 2 Spanish:

Bajo la luna de limón, Edith Hope Fine

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx, Jonah Winter La Cenicienta, Gabriela Mistral

Abecedario De Plantas, Yanetzia Canetti

Cali Y Mona, Pepe Valle

De Cómo Dicen Que Fue Hecho el Mar, Mrinali Álvarez Astacio

Esperanza Renace, Pam Munoz Ryan

Amigos Del Otro Lado, Gloria Anzaldua

Buenas Noches Capitan Mama, Graciela Triscareno-Sato

Soccermania / Futbolmanía, Juan Pablo Lombana

Choose 2 English:

Super fudge: Judy Blume

The B.F.G. Roald Dahl

Mr. Popper's Penguins: Richard and Florence Atwater

Diary of a Wimpy kid: Jeff Kinney

Tale of Despereaux: Kate DiCamillo

A to Z Mysteries: Ron Roy

Never Girl: Kiki Thorpe

4TH GRADE IN 2022-23

Choose 2 Spanish

El béisbol nos salvó, Ken Mochizuki

Emma está al aire: ¡Noticias de última hora! Ida Siegal

¡Estamos en un libro!, Mo Willems

La historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseñó a volar, Luis Sepulveda

El chico de la calle Canela, Phoebe Stone

El enmascarado de lata, Vivian Mansour

Un lugar entre las sombras, Walter Dean Myers

Choose 2 English

Tales of the 4th grade nothing, Judy Blume

James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

Freckle Juice, Judy Blume

Wonder, RJ Palacio

Holes, Louis Sachar

Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, CS Lewis

Number The Stars, Lois Lowry

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Beverly Cleary

Smile, Raina Telgemeier

El Deafo, Cece Bell

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum, Meghan McCarthy

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud, Suzanne Tripp Jurmain

5th Grade In 2022-23

Choose 2 English:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The City of Ember by Jeanne DePrau
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

Hello Universe by Erin Kelly

Restart by Gordon Korman

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Choose 2 Spanish:

Esperanza renace by Pam Munoz Ryan

Nacer bailando by Alma Flor Ada
Domítíla, Coburn
Primer día en las uvas, Perez

Al fin en casa, Elya
La vasija que Juan Fabrico, Andrews-Goebel
Una película en mi almohada, Argueta
Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico! Brotes de las Américas, Mora
¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado /Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest, Delacre

6TH GRADE IN 2022-23

Choose 2 English:

Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen or Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Crash by Jerry Spinelli

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Christine King Farris

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation) An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Young Readers’ Edition by William Kamkwamba

Hana's Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Vladimir Radunsky

A Little House Traveler: Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Journeys Across America, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Choose 2 Spanish:

El soñador

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Cajas de cartón: Relatos de la vida peregrina de un niño campesino
by Francisco Jimenez

El color de mis palabras
by Lynn Joseph

Béisbol en abril y otros cuentos
by Gary Soto

7TH GRADE 2022-23

Choose 1 Fiction:

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

New Kid by Jerry Craft

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Choose 1 Non-Fiction:

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Young Readers’ Adaption) by Daniel James Brown

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible, Leon Leyson

An Invisible Thread (Young Readers Adaptation) by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, James L. Swanson

Choose 2 Spanish

Vuelo a la libertad: Relatos en primera persona
by Ana Veciana-Suarez

Esperanza renace
by Pam Munoz Ryan

Nacer bailando
by Alma Flor Ada

8TH GRADE IN 2022-23

Choose 2 Fiction:

The Thing About Jelleyfish by Ali Benjamin

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Choose 2 Non-Fiction:

Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography by Sylvia Mendoza
Hidden Figures: (Young Reader’s Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly
Edgar Allan Poe by Thomas Streissguth
With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero by Annie Thoms Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai

Choose 1 Spanish:

Senderos fronterizos by Francisco Jimenez

Vuelo a la libertad by Ana Veciana-Suarez

Devolver al Remitente by Julia Alvarez

El principito by Antoine de Saint-Esbury