Summer Reading

The following lists are suggested titles for summer reading. You must read two books during the summer… the one in bold noted as “mandatory” and one of your choice. There will be an assessment on the mandatory book upon return to school in September. Do not read the 2019-2020 in-class book. However, you may purchase the book ahead of time. Please make sure you locate the correct edition of the book for the in-class read by using the ISBN numbers noted.

Grade 4 entering Grade 5

– Frindle (Mandatory Summer Book)
– Capture the Flag (2019-2020 in class book – ISBN 978-0-545-41974-1
Matilda
The Magician’s Elephant
The Wind in the Willows
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Wild River
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Redwall
Peter Pan
Hatchet
The Call of the Wild
Jinx
Black Beauty
Call it Courage
Mary Poppins
The Sword in the Stone
The Princess and the Peabodys
Dragonsdale
Once Upon a Marigold
Inkheart
Peter and the Starcatchers
The Magic Thief
Dragonwings
Bud, Not Buddy
The Jungle Book
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tall Story
The Penderwicks
The Invention of Hugo Cabaret
Number the Stars
Swindle
Confetti Girl
Maniac Magee

Grade 5 entering Grade 6

– Holes (Mandatory Summer Book)
– The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2019-2020 in-class book to be purchased for September) # 978-0-06-440499-0
Wonder
The Giver
Freak the Mighty
Bridge to Terabithia
My Dog Lala
Shiloh
Tuck Everlasting
Number the Stars
Treasure Island
Devil’s Arithmetic
The Mighty Miss Malone
The View from Saturday
The Watson’s go to Birmingham
Tuesdays with Morrie
A Wrinkle in Time
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Loser
The Egypt Game
Where the Red Fern Grows
Bud, Not Buddy
Woods Runner/Paulsen
The Shakespeare Stealer
The Pigman
The Hobbit
Lily’s Crossing
My Brother Sam is Dead
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Hatchet
The Cay
Percy Jackson-Lightening Thief
Peter and the Starcatchers
The Phantom Tollbooth

Grade 6 entering Grade 7

– Outsiders (Mandatory Summer Book)
– The Little Prince (2019-2020 in-class book to be purchased for September) #978-0-15-601219-5
The Pigman
Crash
Freak the Mighty
The Lottery Rose
Esperanza Rising
Holes
The Hobbit
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Walk Two Moons
A Slightly Tilting Planets
My Brother Sam is Dead
The Pearl
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Giver
Animal Farm (A Fairy Story)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
And Then There Were None
The Westing Game
The Outsiders
5 People You meet in Heaven
The Wednesday Wars
Nothing but the Truth
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Diary of Anne Frank
Game Changer
Touching Spirit Bear
Boy
Fever, 1793
Light in the Forest
Wonder
Freak the Mighty
The Little Prince

Grade 7 entering Grade 8 (Note: 8th grade may read two class novels; the second will be announced before Christmas break)

– The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mandatory Summer Book)
– And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – trimester 1 to be purchased for September (ISBN 9780062073488)

The Diary of Anne Frank
The House on Mango Street
Heaven is for Real
Fahrenheit 451
The Pearl
Of Mice and Men
The Outsiders
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Christmas Carol
Merchant of Venice
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Night
The Five People Yu Meet in Heaven
The Westing Game
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Flies
The Man Who was Poe
Lost Horizon
Tuesday’s with Morrie
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Giver
Wonder
Flowers for Algernon
The Shack
Treasure Island
Julius Caesar
Twelve Angry Men
Chinese Cinderella
West Side Story
The Little Prince
Macbeth
Romeo & Juliet
Our Town
Of Mice & Men
Graveyard Book