Summer Reading List 2017


  • Summer Bridge Activities book – Pre-K to Kindergarten


1st Grade

Choose 1 of the 2 Books:

  • Summer Bridge Activities, K-1, Carson Dellosa, ISBN 9781483815800
  • Flash Kids Grade 1 Summer Study  For the Child Going Into First Grade


2nd Grade:

Choose 3 books from the following series:

  • Junie B. Jones series
  • Amelia Bedelia series
  • Frog & Toad series
  • Harry the Dirty Dog series
  • Jan and Stan Bernstein Bears series


3rd Grade:

  • Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House #17)
  • Who Was Johnny Appleseed? by Joan Holub
  • One book from The A-Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy


4th Grade:

  • Who Was George Washington –  Roberta Edwards
  • Summer Reading Is Killing Me – Jon Scieszka
  • One book from  I Survived… series


5th Grade:

All incoming 5th graders are required to read both:

  • The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963 – Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Old Yeller– Fred Gipson

And must choose one of the following 3:

  • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson – Bette Bao Lord
  • Holes – Louis Sachar
  • Maniac Magee– Jerry Spinelli


6th Grade:

Required :

  • A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle
  • Tracking Trash – Loree Griffin Burns

Choose one of the following 2:

  • The One and Only Ivan – Katherine Applegate
  • My Life in Dog Years – Gary Paulsen


7th Grade:


  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • Chew On This – Eric Schlosser  (Science)

Choose one of the following 2:

  • Dead End in Norvelt – Jack Gantos
  • Soul Surfer: The True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board – Bethany Hamilton


8th Grade:


  • The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin (I have these and will distribute at the end of the year)
  • Almost Astronauts – Tanya Lee Stone

Choose one of the following 2:

  • Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai
  • Moonbird – Phillip Hoose