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Children's Booklists

Summer Reading   |   Read-a-likes    |    Genre Reading    |    Read-a-louds    |    Reading Beyond

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Tenafly Public Schools - Summer Reading Lists for Kindergarten thru 5th grade

(digital copies available from Hoopla Digital and Libby/Overdrive as noted.  Access both platforms from eLibrary)

2021 List for grades K - 1

2021 List for grades 2 - 3

2021 List for grades 4 - 5

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Tenafly Public Schools Summer Reading Lists

What should I read next?


Fill out this form and we'll email you a list of 3 to 4 books selected just for you.

Please allow at least 3 days for our librarians to compile a list of books for you.


Thanks for your request. You will receive an email with a list of librarian-recommended books in 3 to 4 days.


If you liked one of these books, try others on the list with similar characteristics.


Questions?  Contact Children's Librarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to



Click on one of the genres below. 

Genre of the month club 2019 - 2020


  • Adventure- action & excitement, element  of danger, lead character is often clever

  • Animal Stories - fact books and stories

  • Biography - the story of a notable person's life written by another person (autobiography self-written account)

  • DIY & Crafting - Do It Yourself (DIY) - learn to make it on your own

  • Fantasy - magic or other supernatural elements as a main theme or setting

  • Graphic Novels - a novel in comic form

  • Historical Fiction - a story set in a real time in history - may be based on real people and events

  • Humor - a made up story written to make a reader laugh

  • Poetry - collections of poems from one poet and anthologies of poems from several poets

  • Science Fiction - includes descriptions of science and technology (real or made up) of the future

Questions?  Contact Children's Librarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to

Genre Reading for children in grades 2 to 5


Content appropriate books for children reading beyond grade level.

Questions?  Contact Children's Librarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to

Reading Beyond

Read-aloud books for pre-readers (ages 5 & under)

Questions?  Contact Children'sLibrarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to