Summer Reading

2019 Summer Reading

Suggested media specialist, teacher and student favorites for your summer reading enjoyment (no written assignments due):

Incoming Sixth Graders:

  • Hit and Miss (Jeter-yes, THAT Jeter)
  • The School for Good and Evil Series (Chainani) ***UNIVERSAL HAS BOUGHT FILM RIGHTS/AUTHOR WRITING SCREENPLAY***
  • The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible ... on Schindler's List: a memoir
  • (Leyson) non-fiction
  • Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron (Lasure) non-fiction
  • Zombie Baseball Beatdown (Bacigalupi)
  • Joshua Dread Series (Bacon)
  • Nick of Time Series (Bell)
  • The Weight of Water (Crossan)
  • Timmy Failure Series (Pastis)
  • Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Grabenstein)
  • Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity (Roman) graphic novel
  • Secrets at Sea (Peck)
  • The One and Only Ivan (Applegate)
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm Series (Gidwitz)
  • The Savage Fortress Series (Chadda)
  • Nuts to You (Perkins)

Incoming Seventh Graders:

  • The Giver Series (Lowry)
  • The Maze Runner Series (Dashner}
  • The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World {a true story} (Lasure) non-fiction
  • Ghostopolis (TenNapel) graphic novel ***DISNEY HAS BOUGHT FILM RIGHTS/STARRING HUGH JACKMAN***
  • Miles from Ordinary (Williams)
  • Legend Series (Lu)
  • Page by Paige (Gulledge) graphic novel
  • Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature (Sullivan) non-fiction
  • Maximum Ride Series (Patterson)
  • Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (Helfer) non-fiction
  • Lockdown: Escape from Furnace Series (Smith)
  • Hurt Go Happy (Rorby)
  • lraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq (Erigely-Field) non-fiction

Incoming Eighth Graders:

  • Eleanor and Park (Rowell) ***DREAMWORKS HAS BOUGHT FILM RIGHTS/ AUTHOR WRITING SCREENPLAY***
  • The Fifth Wave (Yancey)
  • In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle (Blais) non-fiction
  • Axe Cop--Volume One (Nicolle) graphic novel
  • Accomplice (Corrigan)
  • Throne of Glass Series {Martin)
  • The Mortal Instruments Series (Clare)
  • Dairy Queen Series (Murdock)
  • Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine & the Lawless Years of Prohibition (Blumenthal) non-fiction
  • Jeter Unfilitered (Jeter) autobiography
  • The Orange Houses (Griffin)
  • Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan (Dau) non-fiction
  • Rules of Survival (Werlin)
  • Teenboat! The Angst of Being a Teen, The Thrill of Being a Boat/ (Roman) graphic novel
  • Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis (Swanson) non­fiction
  • Egg and Spoon (Maguire-best selling author of Wicked)
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