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Summer 2022 Book Lists

List compiled by the K-8 Seattle Public School Librarians 2022

Kindergarten/1st Grade:

  • I Color Myself Different by Colin Kaepernick
  • Powwow Day by Traci Sorell
  • You’re Always Enough and More Than I Hoped For by Emily Ley
  • My Mommy is a Nurse by Jina Giusto
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
  • Mel Fell by Cory Tabor
  • Mr. Watson’s Chickens by Jarrett Dapier
  • Princess Truly (series) by Kelly Greenawalt
  • We Will Find Your Hat by Candy James (graphic novel)
  • Sharice’s Big Voice by Sharice Davids
  • School is Wherever I Am by Ellie Peterson

2nd/3rd Grade:

  • Aven Green Sleuthing Machine by Dusti Bowling
  • Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs
  • The Bad Guys #16 (series) by Aaron Blabey
  • My Magical Feelings: The Magic of Me (series) by Becky Cummings
  • The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions (series) by Tracey Hecht
  • Kitty and the Midnight Rescue (series) by Paula Harrison
  • Ham Helsing, Vampire Hunter 1 by Rich Moyer
  • The Adventures of Ally and Amy: The Best Friend Plan by Stephanie Calmenson
  • InvestiGators (series) (graphic novel) by John Patrick Green
  • Azaleah Lane (Series) by Nikki Shannon Smith
  • Sadiq (Series) by Siman Nuurali

4th/5th Grade:

  • The Marvellers by Kyle Lukoff
  • Some Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
  • Wings of Fire: Flames of Hope Graphic Novel (series) by Tui T. Sutherland  
  • I Survived: the Attack of the Grizzles (series) Graphic Novel by Lauren Tarshis   
  • Restart by Gordon Korman
  • The Street Beneath my Feet by Charlotte Guillain (nonfiction)
  • Stunt Boy in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds
  • Farah Rocks (Series) by Susan Muaddi Darraj
  • The Last Super Chef by Chris Negron

Middle Grade Students (ages 8-12):

  • Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff
  • Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
  • Other Boys by Damian Alexander
  • Megabat (series) by Anny Humphrey
  • Zoey and Sassafras (series) by Asia Citro
  • Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Kerry and the Knight of the Forest by Andi Watson (graphic novel)
  • Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack
  • The Sea in Winter by Christine Day

Young Adult Books (Middle School/YA):

  • The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass
  • Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
  • Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
  • Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens
  • Girl From the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
  • Cathedral of Bones by AJ Steiger
  • The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (series) by Kwame Mbalia
  • I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
  • The Mutant Mushroom Takeover by Summer Rachel Short

Links to Lists for WA State Award Nominees:

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Awards 2022

Towner Non-Fiction Book Award

Young Reader’s Choice Awards (Grades 4-6)

Otter Award (Chapter books and graphic novels)

Other Book Lists