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Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists: 2016

5th Grade Summer Reading

Read two books. One is required, the second you may choose from the list below.

Required Novel:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ISBN-10:0064404994  ISBN-13: 978-0064404990

Choose one:
Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo 0-763-61898-5
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 0-689-85354-8
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary 0-380-70957-0
The Landry News by Andrew Clements 0-689-82868-3
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 0-547-32861-3
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 0-060-73401-9

6th Grade Summer Reading

Read two books. One is required, the second you may choose. from the list below.

Required Novel:
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Koninhsburg  ISBN-10: 0689866372  ISBN-13: 978-0689866371

Choose one:
Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs 0-380-72537-1
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 978-0-312-36754-1
Flush
by Carl Hiassen
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred Taylor
Hoot
by Carl Hiassen 0-375-82181-3
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli 0-316-80722-2

7th Grade Summer Reading


Both Required:

The Jungle Book (Book One) by Rudyard Kipling *free on digital devices 978-0-141-19665-7
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 978-0-060-53094-5

8th Grade Summer Reading

(ebooks or clean hard copy)
Read two books. Pick a pair on the same theme. These pairings include a fiction book and a nonfiction book. You may choose one pair. This means you must read two book that go together.

NOTE: All 8th grade students must download and complete this .pdf document. Please be prepared to turn this in to Mrs. Allison on the first day of school: Paired Reading Activity Packet

THE 1960s PAIRING:
Fiction - The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. 978-1-606-86584-2
Non-fiction - The New York Times Times of the Sixties by John Rockwell

BULLYING PAIRING:
Fiction - Tease by Amanda Maciel
Non-fiction - Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories by Dawn Metcalf

NATIVE AMERICAN PAIRING:
Fiction - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Non-fiction - American Indians: Stereotypes & Realities by Devon A' Mihesuah

RACISM & PREJUDICE PAIRING:
Fiction - Guardian by Julius Lester
Non-fiction - They Call Themselves the KKK by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

NATURAL DISASTER PAIRING:
Fiction - Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi
Non-fiction - Isaac's Storm:a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

SOCIAL MEDIA PAIRING:
Fiction - The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Non-fiction - friend me! A 600-year history of Social Networking in America

9th Grade Summer Reading

Both Required:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 978-0-446-31078-9
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario 978-0-8129-7178-1

10th Grade Summer Reading

Choose one book from each category:

Nonfiction:

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer 9780330351690
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls 9780743247542

Fiction:
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver 978-0061097317
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 978-0061097317

11th Grade Summer Reading

All Required: 
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 978-0-31-601793-0
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 978-0-06-112241-5
A biography/autobiography of your choice

12th Grade Summer Reading

Select two books, one from each group.

Group 1:
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam 978-0-385-33320-7
The Color of Water by James McBride 978-1-594-48192-5

Group 2:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 978-1-594-48000-3
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 978-1-594-48950-1
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 978-0618485222

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