Summer Reading and Reading Lists for Lowell Public Schools

 Fizz Boom Read! Summer Reading Program 2014 for Children in Grade 4 and Younger

Reading Guidelines

Children of all ages can participate in our reading program - even our "pre-readers" because being read to counts! If you read to your little brother or sister you can count it for his/her reading and for your reading too!  It's also okay to "double dip" for our reading program - anything you read for school can also count for the library's reading program.  Sign up for the reading program begins June 24.

  • Sign up for the reading program at the Children's Desk and get your summer reading log.
  • You must read at least 2 hours a week and get your log checked to receive a prize from the treasure chest.
  • You will get one prize and one raffle ticket per weekly visit.
  • You can only get your log checked once a week.
  • The last day to sign up for the reading program is August 4.
  • The last day to get your log checked is August 8.
  • If you read at least 20 hours by August 8 and get your log checked you will receive a special prize!


In addition to the reading program we also have lots of fun things going on at the library this summer.  To sign up for any activities stop by the Children's Desk or call 978-674-1529.  *Sign up for most programs begins on June 24.

Event Date Time   
Age/Grade Details
Summer Reading Kick Off: Jedi Knight Training Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:00 PM    For children in Preschool through Grade 4 Sign up required. Sign up starts June 9. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
4th of July Celebration Monday, June 30, 2014 10:30 AM For children in Kindergarten and older Sign up required. Sign up starts June 24. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Mother Goose on the Loose Tuesdays, July 1 - July 22, 2014 10:30 AM For children age 3 and younger but big siblings are always welcome! Drop-in
Summertime Storytime


July 9, July 16, August 6, August 20, 2014

10:30 AM

For children age

4 - 7 years

Sign up required. Sign up starts June 24. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
iRobot @ the Library

Monday, July 14, 2014

10:30 AM For children in Kindergarten through Grade 4 Sign up required. Sign up starts June 24. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Lego Quest


July 21 and July 28, 2014

10:30 AM For children in Grades 2 - 4 Sign up required. Sign up starts June 24. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Hogwarts Academy Summer Enrichment Program

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

10:30 AM For children in Grade 2 and older Sign up required. Sign up starts June 24. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Lego Club

Mondays, August 4 and August 11, 2014

10:30 AM For children in Grade 1 and older Drop-in
Out of This World Craft

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

10:30 AM For children Kindergarten through Grade 4 Sign up required. Sign up starts June 24. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Family Concert Featuring Roger Ticknell

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

10:30 AM For children age 5 + and their families Sign up required. Sign up starts July 28. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about these events see our library calendar.

Lowell Public Schools Summer Reading Lists

Pollard Memorial Library Summer Reading Lists We encourage our elementary school students to read for enjoyment this summer. Our hope is that children will engage in self-selected reading that captures their interests, enhances their imagination, and generates their enthusiasm for reading.

While we have made specific suggestions, we encourage children to add to their own list of favorites and explore additional titles by favorite authors.

Recommended Books for Children in Grades K-4

  • Armstrong, Jennifer. Once Upon a Banana
  • Arnold, Katya. Elephants Can Paint Too
  • Bachelet, Giles. My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World
  • Bailey, Linda. Toads on Toast
  • Beaumont, Karen. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
  • Bell, CeCe. Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover
  • Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline and other titles
  • Bently, Peter. King Jack and the Dragon
  • Bingham, Kelly. Z is for Moose
  • Brett, Jan.  Annie and the Wild Animals and other titles
  • Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon & other titles
  • Brown, Monica. Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match
  • Brown, Peter. Children Make Terrible Pets
  • Bunting, Eve. I Like the Way You Are and other titles
  • Burton, Virginia Lee. The Little House; Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel & other titles
  • Cannon, Janel. Stellaluna
  • Carle, Eric. The Grouchy Ladybug and other titles
  • Chodos-Irvine, Margaret. Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
  • Chwast, Seymour. Get Dressed
  • Coffelt, Nancy. Fred Stays with Me!
  • Costanza, Stephen. Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra
  • Crews, Donald. Ten Black Dots and other titles
  • Crews, Nina. Neighborhood Mother Goose
  • Cunnane, Kelly. Chirchir is Singing
  • Daywalt, Drew. The Day the Crayons Quit
  • DePaola, Tomie. Fin M’Coul, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush and other titles
  • Dunrea, Olivier. Gossie and Gertie
  • Ehlert, Lois. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf and other titles
  • Elya, Susan Middleton. Bebe Goes Shopping, Bebe Goes to the Beach
  • Falconer, Ian. "Olivia" books
  • Fleming, Denise. Alphabet Under Construction
  • Floca, Brian. Locomotive
  • Fox, Mem. Koala Lou and other titles
  • Frost, Helen. Step Gently Out
  • Gravett, Emily. Orange Pear Apple Bear
  • Guy, Ginger Foglesong. Siesta!
  • Henkes, Kevin. Penny and Her Marble and other titles
  • Hoberman, Mary Ann. You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You
  • Hoff, Syd. Stanley and other titles
  • Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Side by Side
  • Hopkinson, Deborah. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
  • Isadora, Rachel. Old Mikamba Had a Farm
  • Jeffers, Oliver. This Moose Belongs to Me
  • Jenkins, Steve. What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
  • Jordan, Deloris. Dream Big
  • Kaster, Pam. Molly the Pony
  • Keats, Ezra Jack. A Letter to Amy and other titles
  • Khan, Ruhksana. Big Red Lollipop
  • Klassen, Jon. This is Not My Hat
  • Light, Steve. Trains Go
  • Lin, Grace. Ling and Ting titles
  • Lionni, Leo. Swimmy and other titles
  • Little, Jean. Emma’s Yucky Brother
  • Look, Lenore. Henry’s First Moon Birthday
  • McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries for Sal; Time of Wonder; and other titles
  • McKissack, Patricia C. Goin’ Someplace Special
  • McMullan, Kate. I Stink!
  • McPhail, David. Sisters and other titles
  • Medina, Meg. Tia Isa Wants a Car
  • Morales, Yuji. Nino Wrestles the World
  • Munsch, Robert. Stephanie's Ponytail and other titles
  • Newbery, Linda. Posy
  • Polacco, Patricia. The Bee Tree and other titles
  • Prelutsky, Jack.  Read-aloud Rhymes for the Very Young and other titles
  • Raschka, Chris. A Ball for Daisy
  • Rathman, Peggy. Officer Buckle and Gloria
  • Reich, Susanna. Minette's Feast
  • Rey, H.A.& Margret. Curious George and other titles
  • Ringgold, Faith. Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
  • Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit
  • Ryan, Pam Munoz. Mice and Beans
  • Rylant, Cynthia. The Relatives Came
  • Sala, Laura Purdie. A Leaf Can Be
  • Savage, Stephen. Where's Walrus
  • Sayre, April. Eat Like a Bear and Let's Go Nuts
  • Schwartz, David. Rotten Pumpkin
  • Scieszka, Jon. Battle Bunny
  • Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Green
  • Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat and other titles
  • Shannon, David. Duck on a Bike
  • Silverstein, Shel. A Light in the Attic and other titles
  • Sis, Peter. Komodo! and other titles
  • Small, David. Imogene's Antlers
  • Stein, David Ezra. Interrupting Chicken
  • Steptoe, John. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters and other titles
  • Van Allsburg, Chris. Two Bad Ants and other titles
  • Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Cakes
  • Willems, Mo. The Duckling Gets a Cookie and other titles

Young Readers Series

  • “39 Clues” series
  • Adler, David. The "Cam Jansen" books
  • American Girl. The "History Mysteries" books
  • Arnold, Ted. The "Fly Guy" books
  • Danzinger, Paula. The “Amber Brown” books
  • Guest, Elissa. The “Iris and Walter” books
  • Hayes, Geoffrey. The "Benny and Penny" books
  • Howe, James. The "Pinky and Rex" books
  • Lobel, Arnold. The “Frog and Toad” books
  • McMullan, Kate. The "Pearl and Wagner" books
  • Mills, Claudia. The “Gus and Grandpa” books
  • Minarik, Else. The "Little Bear" books
  • Osborne, Mary Pope. The “Magic Tree House” series
  • Parish, Peggy. The "Amelia Bedelia" books
  • Park, Barbara. The "Junie B. Jones" books
  • Roy, Ron. The “A – Z Mysteries”
  • Rylant, Cynthia. The "Henry and Mudge" books and “High Rise Private Eyes”
  • Sharmat, Marjorie. The "Nate the Great" books
  • Sobol, Donald. The "Encyclopedia Brown" books
  • Stilton, Gernonimo. The "Geronimo Stilton/Thea Stilton" books
  • Willems. Mo. The “Elephant and Piggie” books

Young Readers

  • Adoff, Arnold. Street Music and other of his poetry books
  • Aliki. Digging up Dinosaurs
  • Alsdurf, Phyllis. It's Milking Time
  • Alvarez, Julia. How Tia Lola Came to Visit/Stay
  • Amenta, Charles. Russell's World
  • Atinuke. Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus
  • Backer, Miles. Travels with Charlie
  • Barretta, Gene. Timeless Thomas
  • Barrows, Annie. The "Ivy and Bean" books
  • Barshaw, Ruth McNally. "Ellie McDoodle" books
  • Berne, Jennifer. Manfish
  • Bishop, Nic. Nic Bishop Spiders
  • Blackwood, Sage. Jinx
  • Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Bober, Natalie. Papa is a Poet
  • Byrd, Robert. Electric Ben
  • Cherry, Lynne. A River Ran Wild
  • Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Pest & other titles
  • Clements, Andrew. The Jacket
  • Cole, Joanna. The "Magic School Bus" books
  • Coren, Stanley. Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?
  • Cowell, Cressida. "Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III" books
  • Creech, Sharon. Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
  • Cusick, Dawn. Get the Scoop on Animal Poop
  • Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator and other titles
  • Dakos, Kalli. If You're Not Here Please Raise Your Hand and other of her poetry books
  • Davies, Nicola. Dolphin Baby and Surprising Sharks
  • DiCamillo, Kate. Flora and Ulysses and other titles
  • Di Terlizzi, Toni. The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Esterhas, Suzi. Sea Otters
  • Florian, Douglas. Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars and other of his poetry books
  • Gibbons, Gail. Ladybugs
  • Gifford, Peggy. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little and other titles
  • Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa
  • Goldberg, Whoopi. The "Sugar Plum Ballerinas" books
  • Grabenstein, Chris. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
  • Hartland, Jessie. How the Meteorite Got to the Museum
  • Harvey, Jeanne Walker. Astro, the Stellar Sea Lion
  • Hatkoff, Isabella. Owen and Mzee
  • Hatkoff, Julianna. Leo, the Snow Leopard
  • Henkes, Kevin. The Year of Billy Miller
  • Heppermann, Christine. City Chickens
  • Ho, Mingfong. Brother Rabbit: a Cambodian Tale
  • Hopkins, H. Joseph. Tree Lady
  • Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Dinosaur Poems and other of his poetry books
  • Huey, Lois Minor. Ick! Yuck! Eew!
  • Janeczko, Paul. B. The Dark Game
  • Janeczko. Paul B. A Poke in the I and other of his poetry books
  • Jaramillo, Nelly. Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes
  • Jenkins, Emily. Toys Go Out and other titles
  • Jenkins, Martin. Can We Save Tiger
  • Jenkins, Steve. The Beetle Book
  • Katz, Alan. Take Me Out of the Bathtub and other of his poetry books
  • Kerley, Barbara. The World is Waiting for You
  • Kurtz, Kris. The Adventures of a South Pole Pig
  • Laidlaw, Rob. No Shelter Here
  • Lakin, Patricia. Steve Jobs Thinking Differently
  • Leedy, Loreen. Measuring Penny
  • Levine, Sara. Bone by Bone
  • Lewis, J. Patrick. A Hippopotamusn't and other of his poetry books
  • Lin, Grace. Year of the Dog and other titles
  • Look, Lenore. Ruby Lu, Brave and True and Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls and other titles
  • MacLachlan, Patricia. Baby and other titles
  • Marcus, Leonard. Randolph Caldecott
  • Markle, Sandra “Outside/Inside” books**
  • Markle, Sandra. Waiting for Ice
  • Martin, Ann M. The "Doll People" books
  • McCully, Emily. The Bobbin Girl
  • McCully, Emily Arnold. The Secret Cave
  • McDonald, Megan. "Stink" and "Judy Moody" books
  • McKay, Hilary. The Duck in the Park and other titles
  • Mills, Claudia. How Oliver Olson Changed the World
  • Montgomery, Sy. Kakapo Rescue
  • Moss, Marissa. Mighty Jackie
  • Murdie, Rae. Meet Captain Cook
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Roxie and the Hooligans
  • Nelson, Kadir. Nelson Mandela
  • Nelson, Kadir. We Are the Ship
  • Newquist, H.P. Here There Be Monsters
  • Pennypacker, Sara. “Clementine” books
  • Pinkney, Andrea. Hand in Hand
  • Prelutsky, Jack. My Dog May Be a Genius and other of his poetry books
  • Rappaport, Doreen. Helen's Big World
  • Rosenstock, Barb. Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
  • Sachar, Louis. "Marvin Redpost" books and "Wayside School" books
  • Seiple, Samantha. Byrd and Igloo
  • Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are and other titles
  • Shaughnessy, Dan. Legend of the Curse of the Bambino
  • Singer, Marilyn. Mirror Mirror
  • Stone, Tanya Lee. Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?
  • Teckentrup, Britta. Animal 1 2 3
  • Turner, Pamela. Dolphins of Shark Bay
  • Viorst, Judith. Lulu and the Brontosaurus and other titles
  • Warner, Sally. "EllRay Jakes" books
  • Wiles, Deborah. Love, Ruby Lavender
  • Wise, Bill. Silent Star
  • **Outside/Inside Titles by Sandra Markle:
  • Alligators j 597.9 MAR
  • Birds j 598 MAR
  • Giant Squid j594.58 MAR
  • Killer Bees j 595.799 MAR
  • Mummies j 393.3 MAR
  • Rats j 599.75 MAR
  • Woolly Mammoths j 569.67 MAR

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