'One World, Many Stories': AACPL Summer Reading Program

It's never too late to look and pick up a book. The Anne Arundel County Public Library's “One World, Many Stories” 2011 summer reading program has prizes and incentives for readers of all ages.

This summer, the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) wants you to dive into reading. All summer long, Anne Arundel County residents are encouraged to register for the Summer Reading Club.

 The program offers incentives for readers of all ages.

VIDEO: Anne Arundel County Public Library Marketing Manager Laurie Hayes explains the “One World, Many Stories” 2011 summer reading program and prizes.

The library is encouraging students to read books listed on the Anne Arundel County Public Schools summer reading list. The school system posted possible summer reads for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students at http://www.aacps.org/summer/#sum.

Middle and high school students can consult their schools for suggested reading that compliments upcoming coursework.


 Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

 Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin

 The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

 Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin

 Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

 The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin

 Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

 Hop on Pop! by Dr. Seuss

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

Just Like Daddy by Frank Asch

More Life-Size Zoo: Lion, Hippopotamus, Polar Bear by Teruyuki Komiya

No, David! by David Shannon

One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews

One Tractor: A Counting Book by Alexandra Siy

The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberly Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Tara and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang


First Grade

Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

First Day Jitters by Julie Dann

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen

Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty

Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Never Smile at a Monkey: and 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner What to Do About Alice? by Barbara Kerley

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah Campbell

Wolves by Emily Gravett

ZooBorns: Zoo Babies From Around the World by Andrew Bleiman


Second Grade

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Benny and Penny in the Big No, No by Geoffrey Hayes

Chicken Big by Keith Graves

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

I Spy Fly Guy by Ted Arnold

Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate Dicamillo

Minnie & Moo: Wanted Dead or Alive by Denys Cazet

My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston

Owen & Mzee: True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Craig Hatkoff

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog by Mini Grey


Third Grade

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

Brothers by Yin

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

John, Paul, George and Ben by Lane Smith

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and the Three Cups of Tea  By Greg Mortenson

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst

Martin Bridge Blazing Ahead by Jessica Scott Kerrin

Maybelle and the Soup by Katie Speck

Minty: a Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters By Barack Obama

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkins


Fourth Grade

A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull

Fourth Grade Fuss by Johanna Hurwitz

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L.Going

Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream by Chris Paul

Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer

Mummies: The Newest, Coolest, and Creepiest from Around the World  by Shelley Tanaka

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Secrets of the Sphinx by James Giblin

Seeds of Change by Jen Cullerton Johnson

7 Professors of the Far North by John Fordell

Swindle by Gordon Korman


Fifth Grade

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot” by Michael Tunnell

City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau

Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine by Diane Stanley

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise

Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty Birney

Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Smart Dog by Vivian Vande Velde

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Aangleberger

We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

Where the Sidewalks Ends by Shel Silverstein

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax? by Jonah Winter and Andre Carrilh


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