Summer Reading Lists

Entering 1st Grade

Students entering First Grade

Summer 2019

 

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: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

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
Captain Awesome Takes Flight by Stan Kirby
The Chicken Squad: Gimme Shelter by Doreen Cronin
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems (any in series)
The Little Guys by Vera Brosnol
Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl
Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi
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
Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies by Christian Trimmer
Three Cheers For Tacky by Helen Lester (any in series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entering 2nd Grade

Students Entering Second Grade

Summer 2019

 

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: The Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Suggested reading:
Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter (any in series)
Bramble and Maggie by Jessie Haas (any in series)
Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin (any in series) 
Danny Doodles: Squirting Donuts by David Adler
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package by Kate DiCamillo
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)
Life According to Og the Frog by Betty Birney
Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater (any in series)
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh
Princess in Black by Shannon Hale (any in series)
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty (any in series)
Who Would Win?: Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark by Jerry Pallotta
You Never Heard of Willie Mays? by Jonah Winter

 

 

 
 

Entering 3rd Grade

Students Entering Third Grade

Summer 2019

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: The Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Suggested reading:
Beep and Bop: Too Much Space by Jonathan Roth
Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot
Finding Langston by Lisa Cline-Ransome
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)
Life According to Og the Frog by Betty Birney
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)
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 2019

 

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: The Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Suggested reading:
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holmes
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman (any in series)
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
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm
Super Slugger by Cal Ripken Jr.
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis (any in series)
Who Were the Beatles? (or any in Who Was series) by various authors
Wild Card by Tiki and Ronde Barber 

Entering 5th Grade

Students Entering Fifth Grade

Summer 2019

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:
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Suggested reading:
All Stations! Distress: April 15, 1912, The Day The Titanic Sank by Don Brown
Anne of Green Gables: a graphic novel by Mariah Marsden
Belly Up (any in series) by Stuart Gibbs
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The Family Hitchcock by Mark Levin
Flash: Hocus Pocus by Barry Lyga
The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnachie
Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The House in Poplar Woods by K.E. Ormsbee
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
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
The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

 


 

 
 

Entering 6th Grade

Students Entering Sixth Grade

Summer 2019

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:
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Suggested reading:
Anne of Green Gables: a graphic novel by Mariah Marsden
Change Up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley
How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe by David Teague
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Rebound by Kwame Alexander
The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
Stolen into Slavery: the True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith Bloom Fradin
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
A Wrinkle in Time: A Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle
Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills

Entering 7th Grade

Students Entering Seventh Grade

Summer 2019

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
Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Suggested reading:
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Diary of a Young Girl by Ann Frank
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
Homecoming by Yaa Gysai
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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
The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

 

 

Entering 8th Grade

Students Entering Eighth Grade

Summer 2019

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:
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Suggested reading:
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa De La Cruz
Annexed by Sharon Dugar
The Benefits of Being and Octopus by Ann Boden
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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
Peak by Roland Smith
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela Turner
Slider by Pete Hautman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Skink by Carl Hiassen
The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand