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2018 Summer Reading

Summer Reading Lists 2018

About Our Summer Reading Lists

Every year we update these lists, adding newly published titles and keeping in mind the unique character and particular interests of each rising grade.  

Before printing these lists, we suggest that you and/or your child(ren) look them over online. We have linked several of the titles to related informational and entertaining websites.  

These links should encourage both reluctant and avid readers to dig in and make good choices.
Happy Summer! Happy Reading!
        Jody Kopple, Susanna Paterson & Vicki Solomon

Lower School

Middle School

Entering Grade V

Students entering Grade V are required to read four books of their choice from the Summer Reading List.
Students should keep a running record of the book titles and authors that are read and bring that to school in September

Students entering Grade VII are required to read four books of their choice from the Summer Reading List. 
Students are expected to fill out and bring back to school a bookmark for each of the books they read from the list.
Downloads of the bookmark are available here.
Entering Grade VI

Students entering Grade VI are required to read four books this summer.

One book is A Gift From Childhood: Memories of an African Boyhood by Baba Wagué Diakité, and then three other books from the Summer Reading List.
For students entering Grade VIII, four books are required for summer reading.

One is Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, which will be provided to students by their teachers. The other three titles need to be chosen from the Summer Reading List. 

Bookmarks should be filled out for Seedfolks and one other book of your choice. Downloads of the bookmark are available here.
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