Summer Reading Book List
Entering Grade 6

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Robert O’Brien)


Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)


Crash (Jerry Spinelli)


Al Capone Does My Shirts (Gennifer Choldenko)
Wait Till Helen Comes (Mary Downing Hahn)

Entering Grade 7

Running Out of Time (Margaret Peterson Haddix)


Tangerine (Edward Bloor)


Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech)


The Other Side of Dark (Joan Lowery Nixon)

Hidden Talents (David Lubar)


Entering Grade 8

Flipped (Wendelin Van Draanen)


Messenger (Lois Lowry)


Point Blank (Anthony Horowitz)


Double Identity (Margaret Peterson Haddix)

Chains (Laurie Halse Anderson)



Alternate List
(only for students with permission from their 2014-2015 teachers)
Entering Grade 6 


Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt) 
I Was a Rat (Philip Pullman) 
The Million Dollar Shot (Dan Gutman) 
A Week in the Woods (Andrew Clements)

The Kid Who Ran for President (Dan Gutman)

Entering Grade 7
Loser (Jerry Spinelli)
A Dog’s Life (Ann M. Martin)
The Girl Who Owned a City (O. T. Nelson)
All the Lovely Bad Ones (Mary Downing Hahn)
Chasing Vermeer (Blue Balliet)
Entering Grade 8


Touching Spirit Bear (Ben Mikaelson)


Bud, Not Buddy (Christopher Paul Curtis)


Letters from Rifka (Karen Hesse)


Stolen Children (Peg Kehret)

Things Not Seen (Andrew Clements)