Looking for something to build this summer?


Read these tales of inventive characters during Riverside Elementary’s 4th Summer Read!


This summer of 2021, Riverside Elementary School has chosen a collection of adventures with some of our favorite engineers. Join these characters as they create solutions to problems using everyday objects!



What is the “Riverside Summer Book Read”?
The Riverside Summer Read is a shared reading experience for all the students and families at Riverside. It not only encourages students to read over the summer but also becomes a reference point for conversations between parents, children, teachers, librarians, neighbors, and friends.
See how many times you end up discussing the books with your friends and family!
Read one, read them all! Click on each of the books to access more information, activities & projects.

For Early Readers (K/1st/2nd Grades)
Picture Books


Iggy Peck 


by Andrea Beaty



Rosy Revere 


by Andrea Beaty


For Middle Grades (2nd, 3rd & 4th)
Chapter Books



Rosy Revere and

The Raucous Riveters 

by Andrea Beaty



Ada Twist and

The Perilous Pants 

by Andrea Beaty


For 4th/5th Grade or a Family Read
Non-fiction Chapter Book


The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind,

(Juvenile edition) 

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer




Support Local and buy at Diane's!
We have partnered with Diane's Books in Greenwich.
Call ahead for curbside pickup: (203) 869-1515.
Free e-books or audiobooks are available from Greenwich Library Online.



Who can we contact if we have any questions about which book to read or anything else?
Feel free to email Gillian Geiger or Lindsay Snedeker


How does Riverside use these books in the fall?
This varies every year.  One year, the Summer Read was “Peter Pan,” coordinating with the 4th/5th grade play. It was also the theme of the yearbook.  Another year, we read "James and the Giant Peach” and the 3rd graders used the theme for their September programming, Play-in-A-Day. During all of the years, some of the teachers read parts of the stories during dismissal and use the texts in other ways.  This all depends on how it might work into their curriculum. 
Who organizes the Summer Read?
The Summer Read is organized by the PTA as well as two fabulous Riverside teachers, Fionnuala Browning from the media center and Stacy Mozer, one of our advanced learning program teachers and published author!


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