Summer Reading 2020

The summer reading assignments for students entering grades 1 through 8 are as follows:


First Grade

Students are not expected to read independently.  Parent/guardian may read/assist in reading at least FOUR of the following books:

  1. Bedtime for Frances- Russell Hoban
  2. The Alphabet Tree- Leo Lionni
  3. My Many Colored Days – Dr. Seuss
  4. A Bad Case of the Stripes- David Shannon
  5. The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn
  6. Swimmy- Leo Lionni
  7. The Stray Dog– Marc Simont
  8. Henry in Love– Peter McCarty
  9. The Dot– Peter H. Reynolds
  10. If Kids Ran the World- Leo and Diane Dillon


Second Grade

Students are to read THREE books this summer.

   Read the following TWO books:

  1. Willow- Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan
  2. Diary of a Worm – Doreen Cronin

   Choose ONE from the list below:

  1. Henry and Mudge –  Cynthia Rylant  (any book in the series)
  2. Frog and Toad – Arnold Lobel  (any book in the series)
  3. Mercy Watson   – Kate Di Camillo  (any book in the series)


Third Grade

Students are to read THREE books this summer.

   Picture Books (choose 1 or 2)

  1. Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs-  Tomie dePaola
  2. The Art Lesson – Tomie dePaola
  3. The Keeping Quilt  – Patricia Polacco
  4. You Never Heard of Willie Mays –  Jonah Winter
  5. Stellaluna –  Janell Cannon

   Chapter Books / Series (choose 1 or 2)

  1. Any – My Weird School / title – Dan Gutman
  2. Any-  Judy Moody / title – Megan McDonald
  3. Any – Magic Tree House / title- Mary Pope Osborne
  4. Any – Mercy Watson / title- Kate DiCamillo

*There will be a follow-up to the summer reading within the first week of  school.


Fourth Grade

Students are to read THREE books this summer.

   Choose ONE biography, for example:

  1. Who Was Ben Franklin? –Dennis Brindel Fradin
  2. Who Was Sacagawea? –Judith Bloom Fradin  

   Choose ONE book from this list:

  1. The White Giraffe Lauren St. John
  2. Friendship According to Humphrey –Betty Birney
  3. The Report Card –Andrew Clements
  4.  Flush –Carl Hiaasen
  5.  Tale of Despereaux –Kate DiCamillo

   Choose any ONE grade-level appropriate book.


Fifth Grade

Students are to read ONE book this summer.

  1.  Adventure Fiction         Shiloh                                        Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  2.  Adventure Fiction         My Side of the Mountain         Jean Craighead George
  3.  Adventure Fiction         Long Road to Freedom             Kate Messner
  4.  Historical Fiction           The Sign of the Beaver             Elizabeth George Speare
  5.  Historical Fiction           Misty of Chincoteague             Marguerite Henry
  6.  Historical Fiction           Bud, Not Buddy                        Christopher Paul Curtis
  7.  Humor                           The War with Grandpa             Robert Kimmel Smith
  8.  Fantasy                          The Key to Extraordinary          Natalie Lloyd


Sixth Grade

Summer Reading


Seventh Grade

Summer Reading


Eighth Grade

Summer Reading