Summer 2014 Reading Information
As a way to keep students involved in a successful reading program, a summer reading list has been compiled for each grade level. Below are links to specific summer reading information for our incoming grades for September 2014.
Reading Suggestions for Grades 1 - 3:
General Guidelines for incoming grades 4 to 8:
- The book marked with Required is required reading for all grades.
- RO = Reading Olympics
- PYRC = Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice
- The Library will have all the required books available as well as other choices for purchase during Library/ILA classes May 23 through 30.
Below are summer reading lists for incoming grades 4-8.
Grade 4 is required to read the required title only, others are suggestions for additional reading.
Required: The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (RO)
Bunnicula by James Howe (RO)
The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (PYRC & RO)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H. by Robert C. O’Brien (RO)
No Shelter Here by Rob Laidlaw (PYRC & RO)
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements (RO)
Windcatcher by AVI (RO)
Grade 5 is required to read the required title only, others are suggestions for additional reading.
Required: Frindle by Andrew Clements (RO)
Back in Time with Ben Franklin (A Qwerty Stevens Adventure) by Dan Gutman (RO)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (RO)
Can You Survive Stormchasing: an Interactive Survival Adventure
by Elizabeth Raum (RO & PYRC)
Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli (RO & PYRC)
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues #1) by Rick Riordan (RO)
Rules by Cynthia Lord (RO)
Grade 6 should read the required and one other title.
Required: Doll Bones by Holly Black (RO)Force Out by Tim Green (PYRC)
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos (RO)
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (RO)
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (RO)
The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch (RO)
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata (RO & PYRC)
Grade 7 should read the required and at least two other titles.
Required: One Dead Spy (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales) by Nathan HaleCity of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (RO)
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (RO)
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Stolen Into Slavery by Judith and Dennis Fradin (PYRC)
Ungifted by Gordon Korman (PYRC)
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner (PYRC)
Grade 8 should read the required and at least three other titles.
Required: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (RO)
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde (RO)
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (PYRC)
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (PYRC)
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz (PYRC)
Road Trip by Gary Paulsen (RO)
Smiles to Go by Jerry Spinelli (RO)