St. Helena Barnes and Noble Voucher for June 19, 2021

Summer Reading 2021

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 from each group of books below for a TOTAL of 3 books:

Picture Books (choose 1 or 2)

Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola
The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
You Never Heard of Willie Mays by Jonah Winter
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Chapter books/series (choose 1 or 2)

Any My Weird School title – Dan Gutman
Any Wayside School title – Louis Sachar
Dragons in a Bag – Zetta Elliott
Bad Bella – Ali Standish
John Lincoln Clem: a Civil War Drummer Boy – E.F. Abbott

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

Fourth Grade

Choose one of the following:

  • a book from the I Survived series
    • ex: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 by Lauren Tarshis
  • a book from the Flashback Four series by Dan Gutman
    • ex: Flashback Four, The Lincoln Project

Choose one of the following:

  • a book from the Who Was series
    • ex: Who Was Walt Disney by Nancy Harrison

Choose one of the following:

  • Flush by Carl Hiaasen
  • Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Landry News by Andrew Clements

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
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita William-Garcia
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes
Where Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
White Bird by R. J. Palacio

Sixth Grade

6th Grade Summer Reading

Seventh Grade

7th Grade Summer Reading

Eighth Grade

8th Grade Summer Reading