Parnassus on Wheels is excited to visit Waverly Belmont Elementary School during dismissal on the last half-day of school: Thursday, May 23rd! The bookmobile will be open at 11:30a. The visit is a fundraiser; a portion of every sale will be donated back to the school.
Come prepared to find some great books and personal recommendations for kids and adults alike! We accept all forms of payment including credit card, cash, Apple Pay, and check.
In addition to the bookmobile's carefully curated inventory of books for readers of all ages, we will have required summer reading titles for all grades. The books are listed below, sorted by grade level.
Already know what you would like? Order online with us now, and we will bring your order with us on the bookmobile. Here's how:
- Add books to your cart--choose from the lists below or search our inventory online.
- When you've made all your selections, click check out at the top of the page.
- Under pick-up options, select "I would like to pick up this order from the store." This lets us know not to charge shipping.
- Enter your payment information.
- The final field on the page is called "Order comments." Please include "For bookmobile pick-up at Waverly Belmont."
All online book orders will be delivered via the bookmobile on May 23rd. All online sales for pick-up at the school will count toward the fundraiser.
The deadline to place your order is Monday, May 20th, 2019. All titles are subject to availability. If there is an issue with getting your order in by the 9th, we will be in touch directly to make other arrangements.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Notes from Your WB Librarians
The following lists include recommended books for summer reading selected by your WB Librarians! Here are some things to know about these lists:
- These are suggestions for good books to try and are not required by any teacher or grade.The picture books can be enjoyed by all ages!
- The grade level lists have been created to help with making selections, but feel free to let your child read a book from another grade level if she/he is interested.
- If you’d like to read reviews or explore other summer reading ideas, check out this website: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
- Summer reading should be fun! Students can (and should!) read books they like that are not on these lists!
Also, please encourage your child to participate in the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Be on the lookout for a reading log and more information!
Picture Books for all grades
- Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
- Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
- A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
- The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
- Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
- Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
- Hello School! by Priscilla Burris
- Drawn Together by Minh Lê
- What If... by Samantha Berger
- How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere
- How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk
- The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
- I Am Human, I Am Peace, I Am Yoga series by Susan Verde
- Flashlight Night by Matt Forrest Esenwine
Fiction (Chapter Books), Non-Fiction (NF), and Graphic Novels (GN) for:
Rising K-1st Graders
- Mercy Watson (series) by Kate DiCamillo
- The Miniature World of Marvin and James by Elise Broach
- Fox & Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories (series) by Sergio Ruzzier
- Snail & Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends (series) by Tina Kugler
- Fox the Tiger by Corey R Tabor
- Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (series) by Ben Clanton (GN)
- Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner (NF)
- Little Larry Goes to School by Gerry Ellis (NF)
Rising 2nd Graders
- Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
- Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover (series) by Cece Bell
- Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
- Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows (series) by Asia Citro
- The Infamous Ratsos (series) by Kara LaReau
- Ordinary People Change the World (series) by Brad Meltzer
- The Frog Book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Rising 3rd Graders
- Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
- The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (GN)
- The Unicorn Rescue Society: The Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
- Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
- Wild Robot by Peter Brown
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
- Rocket to the Moon! Big Ideas that Changed the World #1 by Don Brown (NF, GN)
Rising 4th Graders
- Blended by Sharon Draper
- Power Forward (series) by Hena Khan
- Track series by Jason Reynolds (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, Lu)
- El Deafo by Cece Bell (GN)
- The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (NF)
- Chasing Space: Young Readers' Edition by Leland Melvin (NF)
- Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee