Summer Reading List

All books listed are required unless otherwise noted. Print the list here.

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 Magician’s Nephew ISBN 9780590254755

  • Lily’s Crossing ISBN 9780385321426

entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade

Students in Middle School will read two books and complete two assignments.

Book One: Create a 10-slide Google Slideshow with 1 Title slide, 1 Table of Contents slide, 1 Plot Summary slide, 1 Setting slide, 2 Character slides, 1 Conflict slide, 1 Theme slide, 1 Review/Rating slide, and 1 Source slide.

Book Two: Create a Google Doc that is double spaced with Times New Roman, size 12. Returning 7th and 8th Graders must use MLA format heading. Write a 3 - 5 paragraph essay in which you:

  • Summarize the plot.

  • Identify the theme(s) and how the author expresses the theme(s).

  • Discuss how the setting affects the novel (plot/theme/character development/etc.)

Book Choices

Entering Grade Six

  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

  • An appropriate book of your choosing

Entering Grade Seven

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • An appropriate book of your choosing

Entering Grade Eight

  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

  • An appropriate book of your choosing

If you are in doubt if the book is appropriate, think about the AR level and content. Books are intended to entertain, enlighten, or sometimes even educate, which means they may be challenging. This is a good thing. If you are questioning the content of a book, please read a review on www.commonsensemedia.org or feel free to email your English teacher over the summer for suggestions.  Happy Reading!