Summer Reading Lists

Entering 1st Grade

Students entering First Grade

Summer 2018

 

Below is a list of books for students entering first grade. Please consult the first grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment.

Required reading: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Suggested reading:
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty (any in series)
Annie and Snowball (any in series) by Cynthia Rylant
Bink and Gollie (any in series) by Kate DiCamillo
A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White by Barbara Herkert
Captain Awesome Takes Flight by Stan Kirby
The Chicken Squad: Gimme Shelter by Doreen Cronin
Henry and Mudge (any in series) by Cynthia Rylant
Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Mercy Watson (any in series) by Kate DiCamillo
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci
Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes (any in series)
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh
There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems (any in series)
Three Cheers For Tacky by Helen Lester (any in series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entering 2nd Grade

Students Entering Second Grade

Summer 2018

 

Below is a list of books for students entering second grade. Please consult the second grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment.
 

Required reading: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Suggested reading:
A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: the Story of E.B. White by Barbara Herkert
Bramble and Maggie by Jessie Haas (any in series)
Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin (any in series) 
Danny Doodles: Squirting Donuts by David Adler
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
Heidi Heckelbeck is Not a Thief by Wanda Coven (any in series)
Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger
Ivy and Bean Take the Case by Annie Barrows (any in series)
Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark by Jerry Pallotta
Mrs. Noodlekugel (any in series) by Daniel Pinkwater
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh
Princess in Black (any in series) by Shannon Hale
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty (any in series)
Where are you Going Baby Lincoln? by Kate DiCamillo
You Never Heard of Willie Mays? by Jonah Winter

 

 

 
 

Entering 3rd Grade

Students Entering Third Grade

Summer 2018

Below is a list of books for students entering third grade. Please consult the third grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment.
 

Required reading: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Suggested reading:
A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: the Story of E.B. White by Barbara Herkert
Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller
Frank Einstein by Jon Scieszka (any in series)
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
Heidi Heckelbeck and the Magic Puppy by Wanda Coven (any in series)
Mango and Bambang: The Not-a-Pig by Polly Faber
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Princess in Black by Shannon Hale (any in series)
Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Trouble Next Door: The Carver Chronicles by Karen English (any in series)
Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
What Was the Gold Rush by Joan Holub (any in What Was series)
Who Was Mother Teresa? by Jim Gigliotti (any in Who Was series)
 

 

 

Entering 4th Grade

Students Entering Fourth Grade

Summer 2018

 

Below is a list of books for students entering fourth grade. Please consult the fourth grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment.
 

Required reading: Charlotte's Web by E.B White

Suggested reading:
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holmes
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (any in series) 
Jackie and Me (or any in series) by Dan Gutman
Jason and the Argonauts by Robert Byrd
Matilda by Roald Dahl
No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw
Super Slugger by Cal Ripken Jr.
Timmy Failure (any in series) by Stephan Pastis
Who Were the Beatles? (or any in Who Was series) by various authors
Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
Word of Mouse by James Patterson

 

 

 

Entering 5th Grade

Students Entering Fifth Grade

Summer 2018

Below is a list of books for students entering fifth grade. Please consult the fifth grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment

Required reading:
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Suggested reading:
All Stations! Distress: April 15, 1912, The Day The Titanic Sank by Don Brown
Belly Up (any in series) by Stuart Gibbs
The Family Hitchcock by Mark Levin
Flash: Hocus Pocus by Barry Lyga
Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe by David Teague
Jason and the Argonauts by Robert Byrd
The Mysterious Benedict Society (any in series) by Trenton Lee Stewart
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

 


 

 
 

Entering 6th Grade

Students Entering Sixth Grade

Summer 2018

Below is a list of books for students entering sixth grade. Please consult the sixth grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment.

Required reading:
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Suggested reading:
Change Up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein
The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
Flash: Hocus Pocus by Barry Lyga
Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley
The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
Miles Morales-Spider Man by Jason Reynolds
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Rebound by Kwame Alexander
Stolen into Slavery: the True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith Bloom Fradin
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A Wrinkle in Time: A Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle
Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills

Entering 7th Grade

Students Entering Seventh Grade

Summer 2018

Below is a list of books for students entering seventh grade. Please consult the seventh grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment.
 

Required reading:
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parks
Pax by Sarah Pennypacker

Suggested reading:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
The Diary of a Young Girl by Ann Frank
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
A Girl Called Problem by Quirk
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Homecoming by Yaa Gysai
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Outcasts United by St. Jons
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Peak by Roland Smith
Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang
The Samurai's Tale by Erik Christian Haugaard
Shabanu by Staples
Three Cups of Tea by Mortenson
Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Roslyn Schanzer
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

 

 

Entering 8th Grade

Students Entering Eighth Grade

Summer 2018

Below is a list of books for students entering eighth grade. Please consult the eighth grade summer portal page for specific instructions for your summer reading assignment.

Required reading:
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Suggested reading:
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa De La Cruz
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers' Edition) by Daniel James Brown
Bubonic Plague: When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow
I am Malala (Young Reader's Edition) by Malala Yousafzai
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Peak by Roland Smith
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela Turner
Slider by Pete Hautman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Skink by Carl Hiassen
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand