Summer Reading List: “G.B. Duck’s Autobiography”

“To all my little human friends,

My Little Dad is someone who wants me to be the very best duck I can be. And I’m sure you all want to be the very best humans you can be. 

There are many lessons to learn in the small amount of time we have before we’re all grown up and flying on our own. Throughout my story I will try to let you in on some of the important things my Little Dad has taught me, or that I have learned through making my own mistakes.”

—G. B. Duck

G.B. Duck’s Autobiography, Recipes for Life! is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at the local library. If it’s not available at the library, request it be added.

G.B. Duck’s Autobiography, Recipes for Life! as told to Chip Tullar. Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams and edited by Jennifer Thomas.


Summer Reading List: “Franny’s Rescue”

Franny’s Rescue is a beautiful children’s book complete with vibrant illustrations and educational resources for both parents and teachers, not to mention an exciting and heartfelt story. Franny is a scrappy little dog living on the streets, never knowing where her next meal will come from. She finds herself in all sorts of danger as she prowls the town in search of food and shelter: People, cars, other creatures! One day Franny finds herself in a situation she can’t handle on her own. Who will help her in her struggle to survive? At the end of the story the author (a 20-year reading teacher) has included a small nonfiction section describing the characteristics of the breeds featured in the story. This is also an excellent resource for the teaching or review of text features. There is also a section for parents describing activities they can do with their children to enhance reading skills. These activities can be used with any text. On the website,, teachers can find lesson activities and instructional strategies to accompany Franny’s Rescue. The lessons are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Franny’s Rescue written by Crystal White is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at your local library. If it’s not available at your library, request it be added.