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Summer Reading 2024-2025
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Summer Reading 2024


Ways to prepare for Kindergarten

First Grade: 

  1. A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
  2. Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McLoud

Second Grade: 

  1. Apples by Gail Gibbons (non-fiction)
  2. Not Norman by Kelly Bennett (fiction) 

Third Grade: 

  1. Any Magic Treehouse book
  2. Any Who Would Win Book

Fourth Grade: 

  1. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  2. The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Fifth Grade: 

  1. Loser by Jerry Spinelli OR Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  2. Who Was Anne Frank? by Ann Abramson

Sixth Grade: 

  1. The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  2. Holes by Louis Sachar
  3. The Earth Dragon Awakes by Laurence Yep 

Seventh Grade: 

Required: Ground Zero - Alan Gratz

  • Choose one of the following:

○ Fiction

City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

Wait till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story - Mary Downing Hahn

Code Orange - Caroline B. Cooney

Wednesday Wars - Gary Schmidt

  • Choose one of the following:

○ Non-Fiction

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin

Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka

Eighth Grade: 

Choose ONE from the following novels:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt


Choose ONE from the following novels:

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz


You are also being asked to read ONE book that YOU have chosen.  This book will not be tested; however, you will be responsible for a writing piece that demonstrates your understanding of the book you have chosen.  It can be a graphic novel, fiction, nonfiction, etc.  

Pick something YOU want to read, and be ready to tell me all about it in a written piece. 

By the time you return to school as the Class of 2025, you will have enriched your summer by reading three books!