At this link you will find a pdf with suggestions for lively Summer reading. Here’s a preview:
The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger he helps two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) look for their missing siblings.
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
It’s gone! Oliver’s boring blue beach bag is gone. Inside are his clothes, shoes and a special seashell. All he has left is his beach ball. This is the perfect case for Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Meet Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle! She lives in an upside-down house with a kitchen full of freshly baked cookies. She was even married to a pirate once! Best of all, she knows everything there is to know about children. When Mary turns into an Answer-Backer, or Allen decides to be a Slow-Eater-Tiny-Bite-Taker, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has the perfect cure.
Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
Lulu always gets what she wants. Even if it takes screeching till the lightbulbs burst, throwing herself on the floor, kicking her heels, and waving her arms in the air. Until now…
Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist by Stephanie Greene
More than anything, Owen Foote, wants to be a real scientist, with a white lab coat. But when his science fair project, a uromastyx lizard named Chuck, turns out to be uncooperative and unruly personal feelings start undermining the scientific method, only friendship can get him back on track.
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
A group of lazy animals on Wild Island have captured a baby dragon and put him to work. Elmer, carrying a bag of the most unusual supplies, sets out on a secret journey to rescue the dragon.