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Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:16 pm | Updated: 4:57 pm, Thu Jul 5, 2012.

Tales of adventure and mystery abound in this summer’s top children’s books. Check out these picks from local schools and the St. Louis County Library for your kids’ summer reading list.

Community School

Kindergarten

  • Dr. Seuss series
  • Fly Away Home, Eve Bunting

First grade

  • Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out series, various authors
  • Get Ready, Get Set, Read series, various authors

Second grade

  • Summer Fun, Larry Dane Brimner
  • The Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osbourne

Third grade

  • American Girl books, various authors
  • Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Fourth grade

  • Nancy Drew series, Carolyn Keene 
  • Hardy Boys series, Franklin Dixon

Fifth grade

  • The Doll People, Ann M. Martin
  • True Stories of Heroes, Paul Dowswell

Sixth grade

  • Umbrella Summer, Lisa Graff
  • The Alchemyst, Michael Scott

Rossman School

Kindergarten

  • Corduroy, Don Freeman
  • M is for Music, Kathleen Krull

First grade

  • Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
  • Freckle Juice, Judy Blume

Second grade

  • If I Were President, Catherine Stier
  • The Boxcar Children series, Gertrude Chandler Warner

Third grade

  • Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
  • River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain, William Anderson

Fourth grade

  • Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events series, Lemony Snicket

Fifth grade

  • Coraline, Neil Gaiman
  • The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien

Sixth grade

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis

St. Louis County Library

For children 12 and younger:

  • Bad Kitty for President, Nick Bruel
  • Clancy Nancy, Supersleuth, Jane O’Connor
  • Iron Man, Pirated!, Fred Van Lente
  • Mr. Burke is Berserk!, Dan Gutman
  • The Whites of Their Eyes, Andrew Clements
  • Cold Cereal, Adam Rex
  • Sparrow Road, Sheila O’Connor
  • Icefall, Matthew Kirby
  • The Dragon’s Tooth, N.D. Wilson
  • Small as an Elephant, Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  • Captain Awesome to the Rescue!, Stan Kirby

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