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Welcome To Bear Exploration Center Media Center

Come on in and read SUPER books! 


Summer 2016-2017

Recommended for summer reading as composed by teachers K-5, reading coach and librarian:

Kindergarten (rising 1st grade)

 Gregory, The Terrible Eater M. Sharmat  Most STEP into Reading #1 or #2 books
 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie  L. Numeroff  Biscuit (dog) series/Panda Kisses: A. Capucilli
 Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse  K. Henkes  And I Mean It, Stanley  C. Bonsall
 Miss Spider’s Tea Party  D. Kirk  Addition Annie  D. Gisler
 Spooky Old Tree  Berenstain  Aggie & Will L. D. Brimner
Very Hungry Caterpillar, The  E. Carle  Best Pet Ever, The  V. Roberts
Where The Wild Things Are   M. Sendak  Fancy Nancy Series  J. O’Connor
 Henry and Mudge Puppy series C. Rylant  Pete the Cat  J. Dean
 Froggy books J. London  Splat the Cat R. Scotton
 Harold and the Purple Crayon  C. Johnson  AUTHORS
 Frog and Toad series  A. Lobel  Berenstein  D. McKee
 Arthur books  M. Brown  P.D. Eastman  A.J. Hayes
M. Hillert S. Hoff
S. Lucas G. Maccarone
M. Mayer E. Minarik
H. Wilhelm

First Grade (rising 2nd grade) 

Clifford series N. Bridwell Mr. Putter & Tabby books C. Rylant
Henry and Mudge series C. Rylant Flat Stanley books J. Brown
Junie B. Jones series B. Park Box Car Children series G.C. Warner
Fancy Nancy series J. O’Connor Porcupine’s PJ Party T.W. Harshman
 Scooby-Doo series G. Herman Amelia Bedelia series P. Parish
Black Lagoon series M. Thaler Arthur series L. Hoban
Captain Underpants D. Pilkey

Magic Tree House Books

M. P. Osborne

Nate the Great series

M.W. Sharmat

Get Ready for 2nd grade Amber B. P. Danziger
 Horrible Harry series S. Kline

Second Grade (rising 3rd grade) 

Judy Moody Series

M. McDonald

Katie Kazoo series N. Krulik Perfectly Princess series A. Crowne
Bailey School Kid, Jr.series D. Dadey Calendar Club series N. Star
Jigsaw Jones series J. Preller Marvin Redpost/Wayside series L. Sachar
Ready, Freddy! A. Klein Fish Face P.R. Giff
Franklin series P. Bourgeois Geronimo Stilton series E. Piemme
Cam Jansen series D. Adler American Girl series (different authors) V. Tripp, Fletcher
Pinkalicious series V. Kann A to Z Mysteries series R. Roy

Third Grade (rising 4th grade)

Ramona/ Henry and Ribsy series B. Cleary
Hank the Cow Dog series J. Erickson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series J. Kinney
Nancy Drew series C. Keene
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective D J. Sobol
Through Grandpa’s Eyes P. MacLachlan
New Kid on the Block J. Prelutsky
The Lemonade Wars (series) J. Davies
Stink series M. Mcdonald
Frannie K Stein series J. Benton
Madison Finn series L. Dower
Bunnicula J. Howe
The Boy Who Saved Baseball J. Ritter
Wonder R..J. Palacio
I survived (series) L. Tarshis

Fourth grade (rising 5th)

39 Clues Maze of Clues #1 R. Riordan
(subsequent books written by different authors)  
Little House on the Prairie L.I.Wilder
Allie Finkle’s Rules M. Cabot
Maniac Magee J. Spinelli
Heat/Comeback Kids M. Lupica
My Father’s Dragon(trilogy) R.S. Gannett
 A Week in the Woods A. Clements
Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie R. B.B. Lord
Harry Potter series J.R. Rowling
Rush Revere series R. Limbaugh
Theodore Boone series J. Grisham
Seven Wonders P. Lerangis
Chasing Redbird/Ruby Hollar S. Creech


Books are rated with the following system by Renaissance Learning

· Interest Levels on books according to Accelerated Reader are as follows:

o LG Lower Grades content appropriate for K-5 grades

o MG Middle Grades content appropriate for 4-6 grades

o MG+ Middle Grades Plus content appropriate for 6-8 grades

o UG Upper Grade content appropriate for 9-12 grades

· Bear Exploration Center Library does not house books or AR tests rated UG


Overdrive is an app available free for download. It enables the reader to check out digital or audio books from the local library~free of charge. Montgomery Public Library participates in this program.


  1. Current library card – every child of school age should own a personal library card
  2. Pin number (create a four digit number for sign in—Must go to library to get this pin number validated)
  3. Log into overdrive using your library card number as user name
  4. Enter the four digit pin number
  5. Browse and download books


  • Books available from anywhere you hae an internet connection-even when the library is closed
  • Saves gas and time traveling to various libraries
  • Easier access promotes more reading
  • Books leave your app at the end of the 14 day checkout time period

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