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Required Novels for Summer Reading

Going into Grade 6
***Required Summer Reading

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookid.51/

Banner In The Sky
James Ramsey Ullma

Suggested Summer Reading List
Parents should always carefully review any title on the list for content suitability as well as readability and interest level before sharing the book with their child.

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

The Railroad Children
Edith Nesbit
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.3/bookrid.424/

Anne of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montogomery
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookrid.78/

Rebacca of Sunnybook Farm
Kate Douglas Wiggin
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.3/bookrid.140/

Mystery Adventure

Land That Time Forgot
Edgar Rice Borroughs
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookrid.42/

Poetry

Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child’s Book of Poems
M. White and others

Nonfiction/Science

The Story of Sacajawa: Guide To Lewis and Clark
Della Rowland

Hellen Keller: Courage In The Dark
Johanna Hurwitz

The Way Things Work
David Macaulay
 

Back to Grade 6

 

Going into Grade 7
***Required Summer Reading

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookid.53/

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O’Deal

Suggested Summer Reading List
***Parents should always carefully review any title on the list for content suitability as well as readability and interest level before sharing the book with their child.

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

My Side of the Mountain
Jean Craighead George

The Time Machine
H.G. Wells
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookrid.100/

Fables

Aesop’s Fables (Choose 4)
Aesop
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.3/bookid.310/

Mystery/Adventure

Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookid.86

Poetry

Selections from You Come Too –
Robert Frost

Nonfiction: Science, Social Studies

My Life with the Chimpanzees
Jane Goodall
 

Back to Grade 7

Going into Grade 8
***Required Summer Reading

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookid.32/

The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck

Suggested Summer Reading List
***Parents should always carefully review any title on the list for content suitability as well as readability and interest level before sharing the book with their child.

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookid.23/

My Side of the Mountain
Jean Craighead George

The True Confessions of Charlotte
Doyle
Avi

The Time Machine
H.G. Wells
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookrid.100/

Short Stories

The Monkey’s Paw
W.W. Jacobs
http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/bookid.206/sec./

Fables

Aesop’s Fables (Choose 4)
Aesop
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.3/bookid.310/

Mystery/Adventure

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookid.56

Poetry

Selections from You Come Too –
Robert Frost

Morning At The Window
T.S. Eliot
http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/bookid.8/sec.17/

The Grass
Emily Dickenson
http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/bookid.1087/sec.67/

Nonfiction: Science, Social Studies, Mathematics

My Life with the Chimpanzees
Jane Goodall

Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, and Scientist of the Renaissance
Francesca Romei

 

Back to Grade 8
 

 

Going into Grade 9
***Required Summer Reading

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
http://www.classicreader.com/booktoc.php/sid.1/bookid.52/

The Lion And The Jewel
Wole Soyinka

Suggested Summer Reading List
***Parents should always carefully review any title on the list for content suitability as well as readability and interest level before sharing the book with their child.

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

The Pearl
John Steinbeck

Chinese Cinderella: the True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Adeline Mah

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Jules Verne

Mystery/Adventure

And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie

Poetry

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Naomi Shihab Nye

Chicago Poems 
Carl Sandburg

Fog
http://www.bartleby.com/165/56.html

Docks
http://www.bartleby.com/165/125.html

Dreams in the Dusk
http://www.bartleby.com/165/124.html

Clark Street Bridge
http://www.bartleby.com/165/9.html

Nonfiction:

Dove
Robin Lee Graham

Into Thin Air
Jon Krakauer

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
Series of Books
 

Back to Grade 9

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