Summer Reading Lists 2017-2018
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The summer reading lists for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will be sent home with final report cards and can also be downloaded here.

 

Sixth Grade Summer Reading List 2017-2018

Students should read two books from the list below.

Book 1: All rising sixth grade students must read Wonder by R. J. Palacio. 

Book 2: Students should also read any fiction or nonfiction book from the lists below.

Fiction

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Game Changers: Book 1 by Mike Lupica

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

The Playbook by Kwame Alexander

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Seraphina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Nonfiction

The Boy On the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly

I am Malala:The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero

The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing by Suzanne Jurmain

 

7th Grade Summer Reading List 2017-2018

Students should read two books from the list below.

Book 1: All rising seventh grade students must read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. 

Book 2: Students should also read any book from the fiction or nonfiction lists below.  

Fiction

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Crossover and The Playbook by Kwame Alexander

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

Legend by Marie Lu

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Unstoppable by Tim Green

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Nonfiction

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly

No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero

Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence by Maya Van Wagenen

Positive: Surviving My Bullies, Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World by Paige Rawls

The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing by Suzanne Jurmain

 

8th Grade Grade Summer Reading List 2017-2018

Students should read two books from the list below.

Book 1: All rising eighth grade students must read the nonfiction book, I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka. 

Book 2: Students should also read any book from the fiction or nonfiction book lists below. 

Fiction

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Legend by Marie Lu

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Walk On by John Feinstein

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Nonfiction

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly

No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero

Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence by Maya Van Wagenen

Positive: Surviving My Bullies, Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World by Paige Rawls

The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing by Suzanne Jurmain

Unbroken: The Young Adult Adaptation by Laura Hillenbrand

The Warrior’s Heart by Eric Greitens

Please make sure your student completes their summer reading, so they will not fall behind other students their age in reading comprehension and vocabulary. These books can be found at McKay’s Used Books Store, Amazon.com, The Public Library, Walmart, and many other stores. The summer reading assignment will count as a grade in Language Arts.

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