Summer 2023 - Tenafly School's K-2

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


* Please note that many of the books on this list are series.  The cover of one book in the series is shown but you are encouraged to read any or all books in the series.

Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: a Life of Edwin Hubble

by Isabelle Marinov

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

by Amanda Gorman

Don't Hug Doug

by Carrie Finison

Eyes that Speak to the Stars

by Joanna Ho

Fall down seven times, stand up eight

by Jen Bryant

The Kindest Red

by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Knight Owl

by Christopher Denise

Lailah's lunchbox : a Ramadan story

by Reem Faruqi

Let Liberty rise! : how America's schoolchildren helped save the Statue of Liberty

by Chana Stiefel

Milo imagines the World

by Matt de la Pena

Norman Didn't Do It! (Yes, he did.)

by Ryan T. Higgins

Pizza!: A Slice of History

by Greg Pizzoli

Ten Beautiful Things

by Molly Beth Griffin

Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Mac Barnett

The Tree in Me

by Corinna Luyken

Dory Fantasmagory

by Abby Hanlon

Elephant & Piggie

by Mo Willems

Fox and Chick

by Sergio Ruzzier

Henry and Mudge

by Cynthia Rylant


by John Patrick Green

Mercy Watson

by Kate DiCamillo

Owl Diaries

by Rebecca Elliott

Unicorn Diaries

by Rebecca Elliott

Press Start!

by Thomas Flintham

Princess in Black

by Shannon Hale

Who Would Win

by Jerry Pallotta