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Summer Reading 2024

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. The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal – Nick Seluk
  2. My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis – Paul Meisel

   Choose ONE from the list below:

  1. The Rough Patch – Brian Lies
  2. Frog and Toad – Arnold Lobel (any book in the series)
  3. Mercy Watson – Kate Di Camillo (any book in the series)

Third Grade

Please choose one picture book and one chapter book for a total of two books.

Picture Books (choose 1 or 2)

How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk
Turkey Goes to School by Wendi Silvano
The Smart Cookie by Jory John and Pete Oswald
It’s a Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech
The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola
You Never Heard of Willie Mays by Jonah Winter

Chapter books/series (choose 1 or 2)

Who Was Ben Franklin? By Dennis Brindell Fradin
● Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
Bad Bella by Ali Standish
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
● Any My Weird School title by Dan Gutman
● Any Wayside School title by Louis Sachar

Fourth Grade

Choose TWO of the following:

Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Raffie on the Run by Jacqueline Resnick Raffie

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Fifth Grade

Choose TWO books from the following:

Aim by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
Chasing Space Young Readers’ Edition by Leland Melvin
Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

The students will complete a project on their chosen books when they return in September.

Sixth Grade

Recommended Reading

Seventh Grade

7th Grade Summer Reading

Eighth Grade

8th Grade Summer Reading