Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Suggested media specialist, teacher and student fantasy, non-fiction, realistic fiction, biography, graphic novel and historical fiction favorites for your summer reading enjoyment (no written assignments due and feel free to read from a different grade's list):

Incoming Sixth Graders:

  • Posted (Anderson) 
  • The Wild Robot (Brown)
  • The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (Anderson)
  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Bowling)
  • Hit and Miss (Jeter)
  • The School for Good and Evil Series (Chainani) 
  • The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible ... on Schindler's List: a memoir (Leyson) 
  • Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron (Lasure) 
  • 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) 
  • 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:

  • Refugee (Gratz)
  • Wolf Hollow (Wolk)
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Barnhill) 
  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster (Auxier)
  • The Giver Series (Lowry)
  • The Maze Runner Series (Dashner)
  • The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World (Lasure) 
  • Ghostopolis (TenNapel) 
  • Miles from Ordinary (Williams)
  • Legend Series (Lu)
  • Page by Paige (Gulledge) 
  • Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature (Sullivan) 
  • Maximum Ride Series (Patterson)
  • Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (Helfer) 
  • Lockdown: Escape from Furnace Series (Smith)
  • Hurt Go Happy (Rorby)
  • lraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq (Erigely-Field) 

Incoming Eighth Graders:

  • You Bring the Distant Near (Perkins)
  • The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler (Hendrix)
  • They Both Die at the End (Silvera)
  • The House in Poplar Wood (Ormsbee)
  • In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle (Blais)
  • Egg and Spoon (Maguire-best selling author of Wicked)
  • Eleanor and Park (Rowell)
  • The Fifth Wave (Yancey) 
  • Axe Cop--Volume One (Nicolle) 
  • 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) 
  • Jeter Unfilitered (Jeter) 
  • The Orange Houses (Griffin)
  • Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan (Dau) 
  • Rules of Survival (Werlin)
  • Teenboat! The Angst of Being a Teen, The Thrill of Being a Boat (Roman) 
  • Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis (Swanson)
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