• Recommended Summer Reading
     
    Grade 5
    Keeper by Kathi Appelt
    The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
    Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Lynn Elisa Carbone
    Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles
    What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau
    The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    Defiance by Valarie Hobbs
    The Cay by Theodore Taylor
    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
    The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
    Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes 
     
    Grade 6
    The Seer of Shadows by AVI
    The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vernon
    Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleishman
    Flush by Carl Hiaasen
    My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
    The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacquline Kelly
    Calder Game by Blue Balliett
    Slob by Ellen Potter
    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
    Kaliedoscope Eyes by Jen Bryant
    Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
    Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Chlodenko
     
    Grade 7 & 8
    Witness by Karen Hesse 
    Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
    Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle
    Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson
    Scat by Carl Hiaasen
    A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    Bamboo People by Metali Perkins
    The Alchymyst by Michael Scott
    Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
    Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
    Someone Named Eva by Joan Wolf
    Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrope
    Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
    Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick