Hi Campers!  Read all the titles from the list below.  If your public library does not own a title or the waiting list is too long for your tastes, don’t forget your library card is good at all SELCO libraries.  Requesting a book from elsewhere within Minnesota is another option through MNLINK.  Happy Reading!  (PDF of List)

Please note that some of the books on this list may seem like they’re too simple or too advanced for these grade levels.  These selections were done so deliberately so as to help support the many readers along the entire length of the spectrum.


  • A Day with Yayah - by Nicole I Campbell (Crocodile Books, 2017), 9781926890098.
  • Bowwow Powwow - by Brenda J. Child (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2018), 9781681340777.
  • Julián Is a Mermaid - by Jessica Love (Candlewick, 2018), 9780763690458.
  • Melia and Jo - by Billy Aronson (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2018), 9781328916266.
  • Mommy’s Khimar - by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (Salaam Reads / Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018), 9781534400597.
  • Owen and Eleanor Move In - by H.M. Bouwman (Sparkhouse Family, 2018), 9781506449364. [Featured Camp Read-a-Lot Author]
  • The Day You Begin - by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018), 9780399246531.
  • The Remember Balloons - by Jessie Oliveros (Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018), 9781481489157.
  • The Very Last Castle - by Travis Jonker (Harry N. Abrams, 2018), 9781419725746.


Camper’s Choice


All book descriptions taken from the Goodreads website or Amazon.