Summer – CE1 / 2nd – 20/21

In addition to the California Department of Education’s “Recommended Literature List” and the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale et de la Jeunesse you may consider reading these books over the summer. Enjoy your break!


Ms. Emily made a Lexile recommendation in your child’s report card. Please reference the Lexile site for recommended summer reading at your child’s reading level.


  • L’Afrique de Zigomar, Philippe Corentin – Ecole des loisirs
  • Okilélé, Claude Ponti – Ecole des loisirs
  • Ernest et Célestine : la cabane, Gabrielle Vincent – Casterman
  • Le chevalier, la princesse et le dragon, Orianne Lallemand – Gautier

Visual Arts

  • Beautiful Oops! By Barney Saltzberg
  • Baby’s First Eames: From Art Deco to Zaha Hadid by Julie Merberg
  • Touch the Art: Make Van Gogh’s Bed (There are many others in this series: Count Monet’s Lilies, Catch Picasso’s Rooster, Feed Matisse’s Fish
  • Find King Henry’s Treasure, Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair) By Julie Appel
  • My Museum By Joanne Lui