Summer 2023 - Tenafly School's 3 - 5

Dear Summer Readers,

It is our absolute pleasure to share the 2023 Summer Reading List with you!

The district summer reading list was compiled to include a variety of genres, interest levels, and diverse authors. These are only our recommendations, NOT requirements. We highly encourage you to explore other titles and authors as well.

It is most important that students continue to read over the summer. Our goal is to develop lifelong readers by providing positive reading experiences.

Happy Reading!


Jill Brave- Stillman School Librarian

Jennifer Griffiths- Smith School Librarian

Luiza Herbst- Maugham School Librarian

Lisa Krommenhoek- Literacy Staff Developer

Allison Pichowicz- Mackay School Librarian

Tenafly Public Schools



by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Barakah Beats

by Maleeha Siddiqui

Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse through Space and Time

by Torben Kuhlmann


by Amina Luqman-Dawson

The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States

by Alliah L. Agostini

Land Of Stories

by Chris Colfer

The Last Mapmaker

by Christina Soontornvat

Maizy Chen's Last Chance

by Lisa Yee

The Ogress and the Orphans

by Kelly Barnhill

A Rover's Story

by Jasmine Warga

Swim Team

by Johnnie Christmas

The Tower of Life

by Chana Stiefel

We Dream of Space

by Erin Entrada Kelly

When Stars are Scattered

by Victoria Jamieson

Baby-Sitters Club

by Ann M. Martin

Baby-sitters Little Sister

by Ann Martin

Keeper of Lost Cities

by Shannon Messenger

The Lemonade War series

by Jacqueline Davies

Mr. Lemoncello's Library

by Chris Grabenstein

A Series of Unfortunate Events

by Lemony Snicket

Story Treehouse

by Andy Griffiths

Timmy Failure

by Stephan Pastis

Wings of Fire

by Tui Sutherland