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2021 Summer Reading List

Lower School Summer Reading

Students entering 1st Grade:

Due to the fact that students are emerging readers and are at various reading levels, please have your child read 10 to 20 minutes daily.  Please continue to practice phonograms at least three times a week.

Bob Books and Dr. Suess Books

Frog and Toad Books

Little Bear Books

Magic Tree House Books

 

Students entering 2nd Grade:

Due to the fact that students are emerging readers and are at various reading levels, please have your child read 10 to 20 minutes daily.  Please continue to practice phonograms.  The first book is required and may be read to your student.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Magic Tree House books

American Girl Books

Anything by Kate DiCamillo

 

Students entering 3rd Grade:

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis

 

Students entering 4th Grade:

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

 

Students entering 5th Grade:

Greek Myths by Olivia Coolidge

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Optional:

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Mythology

 

Students entering 6th Grade:

The Canterbury Tales (Puffin Classic) retold by Geraldine McCaughrean

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Optional:

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

Upper School Summer Reading

 

Entering 7th Grade:

Read 2 books, choosing 1 from each pair:

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly OR The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall

AND

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas OR Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.

 

Entering 8th Grade:

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

 

Entering 9th Grade:

Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus

Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

 

Entering 10th Grade:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

 

Entering 11th Grade

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

 

Entering 12th grade

Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden
Red Scarf Girl:  A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho