• Summer Reading Recommendations

    Reading an average of 20 minutes a day helps you to maintain your current reading levels. To improve, you need to be reading even more! Reading a mix of fiction and non-fiction regularly over the summer will help you be successful. Be sure that you complete at least one book before school starts! If you need some suggestions on good books, the Humanities teachers have a few ideas:

     

    6th GRADE

    A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

    Flipped by Wendelin Van Brannen

    Fish in a Tree by Lyndia Mullaly Hunt

    My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi Esperanza

    Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

    Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

    Attack of the Growling Eyeballs: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? by Lin Oliver

     

    7th GRADE

    Red Kayak by Pricilla Cummings

    Seasaw Girl by Linda Sue Park

    The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

    Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

    Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos

    Rocket Boys/October Sky by Homer Hickam

    Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang Eastern Sun,

    Winter Moon by Gary Paulsen

    Funny in Farsi: a Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas

     

    8th GRADE

    Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

    The Outsiders by SE Hinton

    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

    When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

    Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

    The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

    The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Meyer

    The Keeper by Mal Peet

    Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of it All by Susan Wells

    Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell Freedman