Summer Reading for 2020-21

summer reading

Normal Park Museum Magnet teachers would like all NPMM students to read for 20-30 minutes per day this summer!  We have created some fun read aloud options for all grade levels.  Choosing books can be overwhelming, so in addition to our favorite choices linked below, we want you all to take advantage of the Chattanooga Public Library Suggested Lists. 

 
Click on a book below to hear the book read out loud by our PreK teachers!
 
I am human
 
 
I Am Human by Susan Verde
 
Read aloud by Ms. Catchings
 
 
 
 
 
 
circus ship
 
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
 
Read aloud by Ms. Langston
 
 
Please choose 1 book to listen to each week from the read-alouds provided below. Simply click on a book to be taken to a video of our very own Normal Park teachers reading out loud!
 
 
Jabari Jumps
 
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwell
 
Read aloud by Ms. Schroering
 
 
 
 
 
Me...Jane
 
Me … Jane by Patrick McDonnell
 
Read aloud by Ms. Parsons
 
 
 
 
How I became a pirate 
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
 
Read aloud by Mrs. Lafferty
 
 
 
 
 
Spoon
 
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
 
Read aloud by Ms. McCoy
 
 
 
 
The Gruffalo
 
 
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
 
Read aloud by Ms. Ashley
 
 
 
 
 
That is not a good idea
 
That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
 
Read aloud by Mrs Zeigler
 
 
 
 
 
I heard said the bird
 
I Heard Said the Bird by Polly Berrien Berends 
 
Read aloud by Ms. Caron
 
 
 
 
 
 
Petite rouge
 
Petite Rouge - A Cajun Red Riding Hood by Mike Artell
 
Read aloud by Mrs. Kok
 
 
 
my lucky day
 
 
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
 
Read aloud by Mrs. Nelson
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beekle
 
Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
 
Read aloud by Mrs. Kruchinski
 
 
 
 
Cold Lady
 
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille Colandro
 
Read aloud by Ms. Holmes
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click Clack
 
Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
 
Read aloud by Ms. Locke
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quack to school
 
 
Click, Clack, Quack to School! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
 
Read aloud by Ms. O'Brien
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bats at the library
 
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
 
Read aloud by Mrs. Stevens
 
Jennifers toad
 
This summer, we hope you will enjoy listening to this read-aloud of Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville provided by Normal Park teachers.  Simply click on a chapter below to be linked to each video. If you prefer to read the book on your own that is also an option.
 
You must also choose 2 additional books to read independently.  At least one book should be non-fiction. The list of public library suggestions on the bottom of this page is a great place to start your search, but these are free choice books. We look forward to hearing about what you read at school in August.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Styx Malone
 
This summer, please listen to this read-aloud of The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon provided by Normal Park teachers and our Principal!  Simply click on a chapter below to be linked to each video.  Feel free to read this book versus listening if that is your preference.
 
You must also choose 3 additional books to read independently.  At least one book should be non-fiction. The list of public library suggestions on the bottom of this page is a great place to start your search, but these are free choice books. We look forward to hearing about what you read at school in August.
 
 
 
 
 
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
 
  • Chapter 1:  Extra-Ordinary - read by Mrs. Willmore
 
  • Chapter 2:  A Bag of Trouble - read by Mrs. Willmore
 
  • Chapter 3:  No Take-Backs - read by Mrs. Willmore
 
  • Chapter 4:  Meeting Styx Malone - read by Mrs. Willmore
 
  • Chapter 5:  "Anything Man" - read by Mrs. Willmore
 
  • Chapter 6:  Chores with Cory Cormier - read by Mrs. Willmore
 
Ch. 7:  Mediation
Ch. 8:  The Great Escalator Trade
Ch. 9:  The Grasshopper
 
Ch. 10:  Candy Cigarettes
Ch. 11:  Polenta
Ch. 12:  Piggy Banks
 
Ch. 13:  A Handful of Trouble
Ch. 14:  Trespassing
Ch. 15:  Slippery
 
Ch. 16:  Profits and Payoffs
Ch. 17:  The Limitless Magic of Styx Malone
Ch. 18:  Pixie
 
Ch. 19:  Gone...Fishing?
Ch. 20:  Happy Endings
Ch. 21:  Limo
 
Ch. 22:  Fathers and Sons
Ch. 23:  Porches and Promises
Ch. 24:  Original
 
Ch. 25:  Model Behavior
Ch. 26:  Gone
Ch. 27:  Blaze of Glory
 
Ch. 28:  Bonfire Hearts
Ch. 29:  Lisa
Ch. 30:  Secrets
 
Ch. 31:  The Best-Prepared Hobos
Ch. 32:  Dead Man's Curve
 
Ch. 33:  Narrow Escape
Ch. 34:  Rift
 
Ch. 35:  Things Among Men
Ch. 36:  Pike's Place Auto Parts
 
Ch. 37:  Linchpin
Ch. 38:  Memorabilia
Ch. 39:  A Stranger Knocks
 
Ch. 40:  Sharp
Ch. 41:  Operation: Grasshopper
Ch. 42:  Making Amends
 
Ch. 43:  Dcs
Ch. 44:  Twisted
Ch. 45:  Shock
 
Ch. 46:  Hospital Smell
Ch. 47:  Mirage
Ch. 48:  Effects
 
Ch. 49:  Miracles?
Ch. 50:  Escape Hatch
Ch. 51:  Reckoning
 
Ch. 52:  Styx and Stones
Ch. 53:  A Generous Offer
Ch. 54:  One Extraordinary Summer