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:

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 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.

3rd Grade Entering 4th Grade

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)
4th Grade Entering 5th Grade

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)

5th Grade Entering 6th Grade

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)
6th Grade Entering 7th Grade

Grade 7 should read the required and at least two other titles.

Required:  One Dead Spy (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)  by Nathan Hale

City 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)

7th Grade Entering 8th Grade

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)

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