Reading Takes You Everywhere : suggested books, crafts, and activities for summer reading passports


ARGENTINA

Suggested books

Seven Pablos / by Jorge Lujan (picture book)
The Khipu and the Final Key / by Dee Garretsen (chapter book)
Argentina / by Theodore Link (nonfiction)

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AUSTRALIA

Suggested books

Over in Australia / by Marianne Berkes (picture book)
Mickey and Goofy Down Under / Disney (picture book)
The Worry Tree—Marianne Musgrove (chapter book)
Australia / by Sean McCollum (nonfiction)
Australia / by Sharon Gordon (nonfiction)

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BAHAMAS

Suggested books

Face to Face With Dolphins / by Flip Nicklin (nonfiction picture book)
Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure / by Thea Stilton (chapter book)

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BOLIVIA

Suggested books

Adventures to School / by Baptiste & Miranda Paul (nonfiction picture book)
“Kakuy” or “The Courier” from Golden Tales by Lulu Delacre (stories)
Cave of the Inca Re / by Jeanette Windle (chapter book)

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BOTSWANA

Suggested books

A Leap for Legadema / by Beverly Joubert (nonfiction picture book)
The Mystery of Meerkat Hill / by Alexander McCall Smith (chapter book)

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BRAZIL

Suggested books

Seven Pablos / by Jorge Lujan (picture book)
“The Dancing Turtle” from Eleven Turtle Tales to Tell / by Pleasant DeSpain (story)
Journey to the River Sea / by Eva Ibbotson (chapter book)
Brazil / by Anna Lewington (nonfiction)

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CANADA

Suggested books

Carson Crosses Canada / by Linda Bailey (picture book)
The Very Last First Time / by Jan Andrews (picture book)
The Mystery of the Screech Owl / by Gertrude Chandler Warner (chapter book)
The Mystery at Chilkoot Pass/ by Barbara Steiner (chapter book)
All Across Canada / by Ellen Weisberg (nonfiction picture book)
A Pioneer Sampler / by Barbara Greenwood (nonfiction)
Canada / by Lois Sakany (nonfiction)

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CHINA

Suggested books

The Runaway Wok / by Ying Chang Compestine (picture book)
Orange Peel’s Pocket / by Rose Lewis (picture book)
A Perfect Time for Pandas, or Day of the Dragon King / by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter books)
Drawn by a China Moon or Flight of the Fugitives / by Dave and Neta Jackson (chapter books)
Spring Pearl / by Laurence Yep
The Year of the Fortune Cookie / by Andrea Cheng (chapter book)
Stories From China / by Savior Pirotta (stories)
Kindergarten Day USA and China / by Trish Marx and Ellen Senisi (nonfiction picture book)
China / by Amy Shui (nonfiction)

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CUBA

Suggested books

All the Way to Havana—Margarita Engle (picture book)
“Sencion, the Indian Girl” from Golden Tales / by Lulu Delacre (story)
Cuba / by Sean Sheehan (nonfiction)

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DENMARK

Suggested books

The Hat / by Jan Brett (picture book)
a story from Denmark from Scandinavian Folk and Fairy Tales / edited by Clare Booss (stories)
When Mischief Came to Town / by Katrina Nannestad (chapter book)
Denmark / by Robert Pateman (nonfiction)
Darkness Over Denmark / by Ellen Levine (nonfiction)

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EGYPT

Suggested books

The Egyptian Cinderella / by Shirley Climo (picture book)
Cleopatra VII, Daughter of the Nile / by Kristiana Gregory (chapter book)
High Time for Heroes / by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter book)
Tut, Tut / by Jon Sciezka (chapter book)
Ancient Egypt: An Interactive History Adventure / by Heather Adamson (choose your own adventure book)
Egyptology / by Dugald Steer (nonfiction)
Egypt / by Jane Shuter (nonfiction)
The Children of Egypt / by Matti Pitkanen (nonfiction)

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ENGLAND

Suggested books

Bonny’s Big Day or Only One Woof  or Oscar, Cat-About-Town / by James Herriot (picture books)
The Secret Garden / by Frances Hodgson Burnett (chapter book)
A Ghost Tale for Christmastime / by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter book)
Ballet Shoes / by Noel Streatfeild (chapter book)
Robin Hood / by Neil Philip (graphic novel)
A Castle in the Mist / by Amy Ephron (chapter book)
Mystery at Moorsea Manor / by Carolyn Keene (chapter book)
The Story of a Farm / by John Goodall (nonfiction picture book)

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FRANCE

Suggested books

Madeleine / by Ludwig Bemelmans (picture book)
Pansy in Paris / by Cynthia Bardes (picture book)
Painting the Town: An Adventure in France /  Disney (picture book)
Grace / by Mary Casanova (chapter book)
Cecile: Gates of Gold / by Mary Casanova (chapter book)
Danger in Paris / by Sarah Buckey (chapter book)
Let’s Visit France / by Susie Brooks (nonfiction picture book)
France / by Paul Mason (nonfiction)
Painters of the Caves / by Patricia Lauber (nonfiction)

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GERMANY

Suggested books

Four Good Friends / by Margaret Hillert (picture book)
Bertha Takes A Drive / by Jan Adkins (picture book)
A Night Divided / by Jennifer Nielsen (chapter book)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas / by John Boyne (chapter book)
Heidi / by Joanna Spyri (chapter book)
The Berlin Wall: An Interactive Modern History Adventure / by matt Doeden (Choose Your Own Adventure book)
Germany / by Greg Nickles (nonfiction)
The Usborne First Thousand Words in German / by Heather Amery (nonfiction)

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GREECE

Suggested books
Let’s Visit Greece / by Susie Brooks (nonfiction picture book)
Stallion By Starlight / by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter book)
Ancient Greece: An Interactive History Adventure / by William Caper (Choose Your Own Adventure book)
If I Were a Kid in Ancient Greece / by Lou Waryncia (nonfiction)
How Would You Survive As An Ancient Greek? / by Fiona Macdonald (nonfiction)

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HONG KONG

Suggested books

The Travel Game / by John Grandits (picture book)
Giada de Laurentiis’ Recipe for Adventure: Hong Kong / by Giada DeLaurentiis (chapter book)
H is for Hong Kong / by Tricia Morrissey (nonfiction picture book)

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ITALY

Suggested books

Let’s Visit Italy / by Susie Brooks (nonfiction picture)
“The Bell of Atri” from A Year Full of Stories / by Angela McAllister (story)
Little Bo in Italy / by Julie Andrews Edwards (chapter book)
Carnival at Candelight or Monday With a Mad Genius / by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter books)
See You Later, Gladiator / by Jon Sciezka (chapter book)
Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Rome / by Joan Barghusen (nonfiction)
The Romans / by Sally Hewitt (nonfiction)

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MEXICO

Suggested books

Dear Primo / by Duncan Tonatiuh (picture book)
Donald’s Fantastic Fiesta / Disney (picture book)
Me oh Maya / by Jon Sciezka (chapter book)
Becoming Naomi Leon / by Pam Munoz Ryan (chapter book)
My Diary From Here to There / by Amada Irma Perez (chapter book)
Soccer on Sunday or Shadow of the Shark / by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter books)
Mexico / by Allan Cobb (nonfiction)

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MINNESOTA

Suggested books

North Woods Girl / by Aimee Bissonette (picture book)
At the Cabin / by Cheryl Wilke (picture book)
A Bride for Anna’s Papa / by Isabel Marvin (chapter book)
The Journal of Otto Peltonen, a Finnish Immigrant / by William Durbin (chapter book)
Song of Sampo Lake / by William Durbin (chapter book)
V is for Viking / by Kathy-jo Wargin (nonfiction picture book)
M is for Minnesota / by Dori Butler (nonfiction picture book)
Antler, Bear, Canoe / by Betsy Bowen (nonfiction picture book)
The Story of the Minnesota Twins / by Nate LeBoutillier (nonfiction)
Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes / by Tika Downey (nonfiction)

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OUTER SPACE

Suggested books

Zoom, Rocket, Zoom / by Margaret Mayo (picture book)
There’s No Place Like Space / by Tish Rabe (picture book)
The Space Mission Adventure / by Sharon Draper (chapter book)
My Life as an Afterthought Astronaut / by Bill Myers (chapter book)
International Space Station: An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure / by Allison Lassieur (choose your own adventure book)
If You Decide To Go To the Moon / by Faith McNulty (nonfiction picture book)
Astronaut: Living in Space / by Kate Hayden (nonfiction picture book)
Exploring the International Space Station / by Laura Waxman (nonfiction)
Galaxies and Stars / by Ian Graham (nonfiction)

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PORTUGAL

Suggested books

The Secret of the Soldier’s Gold / by Franklin Dixon (chapter book)
Portugal / by Jay Heale (nonfiction)

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RUSSIA

Suggested books

Rechenka’s Eggs / by Patricia Polacco (picture book)
Anastasia / by A.L. Singer (picture book)
Catherine / by Kristiana Gregory (chapter book)
The Darkest Evening / by William Durbin (chapter book)
Risked / by Margaret Haddix (chapter book)
Count Your Way Through Russia / by James Haskins (nonfiction picture book)
At The Same Moment Around the World / by Clotilde Perrin (nonfiction picture book)
Russia / by Oleg Torchinksy (nonfiction)
Sovietrek / by Dan Buettner (nonfiction)

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SINGAPORE

Suggested books

Mudley Explores Singapore / by Arp Broadhead (nonfiction picture book)
Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah / by A.J. Low

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SPAIN

Suggested books

Let’s Visit Spain (nonfiction picture book)
Calvino / by Whittney Sanderson (chapter book)
Harmony and Hoops / by Brandon Terrell (chapter book)
Spain / by Elizabeth Kohen (nonfiction)

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THAILAND

Suggested books

Hush! A Thai Lullaby / by Minfong Ho (picture book)
Thailand / by Dana Rau (nonfiction)

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TO ANOTHER WORLD

Suggested books

various fairy tales (picture books or stories)
Eat My Martian Dust / by edited Michael Carroll & Robert Elmer (chapter book)
The Ordinary Princess / by M.M. Kaye (chapter book)
Harry Potter series / by J.K. Rowling (chapter books)
Narnia series / by C.S. Lewis (chapter books)
Star Wars series / by various authors (chapter books)
The Land of Stories series / by Chris Colfer

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TO THE PAST

Suggested books

When Jessie Came Across the Sea / by Amy Hest (picture book)
Knit Your Bit / by Debora Hopkinson (picture book)
Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 / by John Hendrix (picture book)
American Girl books / by various authors (chapter books)
Missing books / by Margaret Peterson Haddix (chapter books)
Time Warp Trio books / by Jon Sciezka (chapter books)
various Trailblazer books / by Dave and Neta Jackson (chapter books)]
Dear America series / by various authors (chapter books)
I Survived series / by Lauren Tarshis (chapter books)
Little House on the Prairie series / by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Women / by Louisa May Alcott
various nonfiction history titles and biographies of people from the past (nonfiction)

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UNDER THE SEA

Suggested books

Miss Smith Under the Ocean / by Michael Garland (picture book)
The Boy and the Whale / by Mordicai Gerstein (picture book)
Rub-a-Dub-Sub / by Linda Ashman (picture book)
Dolphin Summer / by Catherine Hapka (chapter book)
Oceanology / by Dugald Steer (nonfiction)
Oceans / by Leon Gray (nonfiction)
DK Guide to the Ocean / by Frances Dipper (nonfiction)
Survivor’s Science in the Ocean / by Peter Riley (nonfiction)

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VIETNAM

Suggested books

A Different Pond / by Bao Phi (picture book)
In a Village by the Sea / by Muon Van (picture book)
Inside Out and Back Again / by Thanha Lai (chapter book)
Little Cricket / by Jackie Brown (chapter books)
Adventures to School / by Baptiste and Miranda Paul (nonfiction picture book)

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