Summer Reading for 2020

  • Due to complications presented by COVID-19, we have created a list of suggested titles for optional summer reading.  We are, however, recommending that the entire middle school participate in our One Book, One School reading assignment:  Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.   If your student can not secure a copy of this novel, they can access it at this link.


    One School, On Book Optional Assignment

    Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

    When Michael is swept off his family's yacht, he washes up on a desert island, where he struggles to survive--until he finds he is not alone.

    Choice Books by Grade Level

    Sixth Grade

    • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
    • Girl, Stolen by April Henry
    • So B. It by Sarah Weeks
    • Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith
    • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
    • Crash by Jerry Spinelli
    • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer and Dolores Kozielski
    • Rules by Cynthia Lord

    Seventh Grade

    • Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix
    • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
    • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
    • Something Upstairs by Avi
    • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
    • Unstoppable by Tim Green
    • Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper

    Eighth Grade

    • Nothing But the Truth by Avi
    • Bat Boy By Mike Lupica
    • Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    • The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore by Joan Lowery Nixon
    • The Misfits by James Howe
    • Notes From a Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
    • Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Deaver 
    • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
    • Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
    • Boost by Kathy Mackel
    • Flush by Carl Hiasson
    • Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman