Summer Reading 2020-2021

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We’re making some changes to our summer reading program for 2020-2021! We believe that reading is absolutely essential for students to grow as learners and keep their skills sharp, but we recognize that changes to the school year in response to COVID-19 means we have to make some changes to our summer reading program as well. So this summer, we are encouraging students to read as much as they can of whatever books they want! Students can keep a log of the books they read over the summer and bring it back in the fall for a special reward! We’ve included some book suggestions from our teachers to give everyone a jump start. Happy reading!


Pre-K & Kindergarten students

READ! READ! READ! Books with lots of colorful pictures, books with fun words and rhymes, books about flowers and dinosaurs and race cars and anything else your Eagle is interested in are all great picks!  


1st grade

The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane Derolf (Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Repp can’t wait to talk about this one in class in the fall! Make sure to check it out! Order it for $4.50!)

Pete the Cat - Pete at the Beach by James Dean

Big Shark, Little Shark by Ann Membrino 

I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown 

May I Please Have a Cookie by Jennifer Morris 


2nd grade

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik (Mrs. Parnell can’t wait to talk about this one in class in the fall! Make sure to check it out! Order it at Barnes & Noble online for $5!)

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish


3rd grade

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume 

Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg by Quvenzhane Wallis 

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew (Any book in

the series) by Carolyn Keene 

National Geographic Kids: Pope Francis by Barbara Kramer 

Who Would Win Alligator vs. Python? By Jerry Pallotta 

Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs by Tedd Arnold 

Ivy & Bean Bound to Be Bad by Annie Barrows 

STINK: Solar System Superhero by Megan McDonald 

Little Legends: The Spell Thief by Tom Percival 

American Girl: Real Stories from My Time: Titanic by Emma Carlson Berne 


4th grade

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume 

A Boy in the Doghouse by Betsey Duffy 

A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith 

Busybody by Nora Johanna Hurwitz 

Pie by Sarah Weeks 

Storm Runners by Roland Smith 

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm 

Jackie & Me by Dan Gutman 

Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen 

Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli


5th grade

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies 

Al Capone does my Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko 

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink 

My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian 

Rules by Cynthia Lord 

Secret Language of Girls by Frances O’Roark Dowell

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin 

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop 

Ready, Set…Wait! What Animals do Before a

Hurricane by Patti R. Zelch 

The Wild Boy by Mordicai Gerstein


6th grade

A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk


7th grade

Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

National Geographic for Kids

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


8th grade

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Project 1065 by Alan Gratz

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

9th grade

Peak by Roland Smith

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Ruined by Paula Morris

Legend by Marie Lu

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Dry by Neal Shusterman

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley


10th grade

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank


11th grade 

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus


11th grade AP

Radium Girls by Kate Moore

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  & Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys


12th grade English IV British Literature

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 

Persuasion by Jane Austen

1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

A Man for All Seasons (play) by Robert Bolt

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano


12th grade Dual Enrollment

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Fever by Megan Abbott

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Good Omens by Terry Prachett & Neil Gaiman

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Ten by Gretchen McNeil