Summer Reading Lists

The following are the suggested summer reading lists for incoming students. Along with these lists are also review packets available as PDF downloads so you may print them out for your reference. Please be advised: many of these packets include worksheets for your child to complete over the summer.

2nd Grade Summer Reading

  • Hi, Fly Guy! by Ted Arnold (AR 1.5)
  • Nate the Great (Original) by Mitchell, Marjorie, and Craig Sharmat (AR 2.0)
  • If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff (AR 2.1)
  • Fancy Nancy (Original) by Jane O’Connor (AR 2.1)
  • Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant (AR 2.3)
  • Henry and Mudge in the Green Time by Cynthia Rylant (AR 2.4)
  • Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble by Cynthia Rylant (AR 2.5)
  • Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges (AR 2.5)
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (AR 2.6)
  • Henry and Mudge the First Book by Cynthia Rylant (AR 2.7)
  • Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale (AR 2.7)
  • The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (AR 3.0)
  • Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco (AR 3.1)
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (AR 3.1)
  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (AR 3.5)

3rd Grade Summer Reading

Lexiles 200-400
  • Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
  • Black Lagoon Adventures by Mike Thaler
  • Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lovel
  • Arnold series by Marc Brown
  • Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger
  • Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
  • Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osbourne
  • Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler
  • Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar
Lexiles 400-600
  • Judy Blume books (Fudge, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing)
  • A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
  • Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald
  • Spiderwick Chronicles by DiTerlizzi and Black
  • Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
  • Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole
  • Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler
  • Alexander by Judith Viorst
  • Geronimo Stilton series by Elisabetta Dami
Lexiles 600-800+
  • Franny K. Stein series by Jim Benton
  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • Bunnicula series by James Howe
  • Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Shiloh series by Phyllis Reynolds
  • Time Warp Trio series by John Sciezka
  • E.B. White books (Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
  • Roald Dahl books (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George’s Medicine)
  • Beverly Cleary books (Ralph S. Mouse series, Ramona series)
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald
  • The Last Dragon Chronicles series by Chris D’Lacey (Icefire, The Fire Within)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
  • The 39 Clues series (various authors)
  • Kate DiCamillo books (The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie)

4th Grade Summer Reading

  • 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids by Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly
  • Socks by Beverly Cleary
  • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • Best of All by Max Lucado
  • The Battle by Nancy Rue
  • Change of Heart by Sandra Byrd
  • The Big Lie by Bill Meyers
  • Thank You, Paul by Charlotte Lundy
  • Dreams on Ice by Beverly Lewis
  • Chief Honor by Sigmund Brouwer
  • The Contest: Everest #1 by Gordon Korman
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  • The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
  • Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
  • Crickwing by Janell Cannon
  • The Quest Begins: Seekers #1 by Erin Hunter
  • Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  • Chronicles of Prydain #01: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Jumanji by Chris Can Allsburg
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Picklemania by Jerry Spinelli
  • American Girl series by various authors
  • Hardy Boys Mysteries series by Franklin W. Dixon
  • Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
  • Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Knights of the Lunch Table series by Frank Cammuso
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

5th Grade Summer Reading

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by George McDonald
  • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
  • Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  • Fudge series by Judy Blume
  • Ramona series by Beverly Cleary

6th Grade Summer Reading

  • The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
  • The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  • The Prydain Chronicles series by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings
  • My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

7th Grade Summer Reading

  • Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key

8th Grade Summer Reading

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

9th & 10th Grades Summer Reading

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Painted Bird by Jerry Kosinski
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Ghost by Jason Andrews
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

11th & 12th Grades Summer Reading

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Light Tower by Laurie Lisa
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell