Summer Reading List

Entering First Grade

  • Summer Math Skills Sharpener and Summer Language Arts Review, Level K.               Available at www.summerskills.com

ENTERING second grade

Required:

  • Summer Math Skills Sharpener and Summer Language Arts Review, Level 1st Grade.  Available at www.summerskills.com.
  • Teacher from the Black Lagoon ISBN9780439848039
  • Miss Nelson is Missing ISBN 9780395401460
  • Office Buckle and Gloria ISBN9780590925693
  • Poppleton ISBN9780590847827

ENTERING third grade

Required:

  • Summer Math Skills Sharpener and Summer Language Arts Review, Level 2nd Grade.  Available at www.summerskills.com
  • Charlotte’s Web ISBN 978006440558
  • White House White-Out ISBN 978037584721

ENTERING fourth grade

Required:

  • Summer Math Skills Sharpener and Summer Language Arts Review, Level 3rd Grade.  Available at www.summerskills.com
  • Stone Fox ISBN 9780064401326
  • Frindle ISBN 0689806698
  • Optional: The Landry News ISBN 0689828683

ENTERING fifth grade

Required:

  • Summer Math Skills Sharpener and Summer Language Arts Review, Level 4th Grade.  Available at www.summerskills.com
  • The School Story ISBN 9780689851865
  • Lily’s Crossing ISBN 9780385321426

entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade

This summer, students will be expected to read at lease 2 novels from the list below. Returning Middle School students (7th & 8th Graders) will create a Google Slide presentation consisting of a minimum 12 slides - 10 slides on ONE of the novels and 2 slides about his/her summer. This presentation is to be prepared prior to the first day of school. The other book will be used to create a Multimedia book review during the first week of school. Do not use a book for which you have already take an AR test. Sixth Graders will work on both projects once they return to school.

Due to an impending change in the AR program for Middle School, please do not base your reading selection on points, but rather choose a topic that interests you.

Book List:

The following books are suggested by Middle School students as the "best books they've read":

  • Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  • Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Brothers Forever by Col. Tom Manion and Tom Sileo (non-fiction)
  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • True Grit by Charles Portis
  • Water Fire Saga Series by Jennifer Donnelly
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Killing England by Bill O’Reilly (non-fiction)
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel by Jason Cobley and Mary Shelley
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio

The following books are suggested by Middle School teachers and are for more mature Middle School readers (based on either difficulty or content):

  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen
  • Queen of Scots by John Guy
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai
  • Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Three Musketeers (unabridged) by Alexandre Dumas