Below are the books for grades K-2 that are part of our English Summer Reading Program in 2022. Pick up a bookmark at Bookshop Santa Cruz, add one to your cart (below), or download one to print (here) to keep track of the books as you read.
There is not much more joyful than kids running around a field playing soccer. However, rain threatens their plans! I love the exuberant movement of the art and the fun onomatopoeias spread throughout. Perfect for a coastal summer and readers of We All Play!
A charming paperback picture book filled with discovery, adventure, and friendship.
"A welcoming resource for conversations about equality and social justice that shows readers how identities are made up of myriad influences." —Publishers Weekly
“The first of a series, this slender chapter book is inviting to pick up, hard to put down, and near-impossible to read without laughing out loud.” –Booklist, starred review
Meet Jasper and Scruff, an unlikely pair as they learn about friendship, determination, and working together.
Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue is the first book in a chapter book series about Kitty and her superhero adventures. These chapter books are just right for newly independent readers.
"I highly recommend the gentle mischief and hijinks of two young brothers, Charlie and Mouse, in this charming early chapter book." —Tera
Easy-to-follow rhymes—read along with the brother and sister from Pumpkin Day!, Apple Picking Day!, and Snow Day! as they return to plant peas in their backyard.
If you’re a fan of Narwhal and Jelly or Owly, you will fall for Fitz and Cleo—siblings by chance, but best friends by choice. Oh, and they also happen to be ghosts!
Ally just wants to be left alone, but Beak is certain they are destined to be best friends. Will the neighbors find a way to meet in the middle? This was an absolute delight to read. Funny and poignant, you'll root for these two new best friends. Perfect for fans of Cranky Chicken and early graphic novels. —Ivy