Required Middle School reading

Entering fifth grade

Please read two titles that are from these ten genres:

Realistic fiction / Science Fiction / Mystery & Horror / Historical fiction / Nonfiction / Fantasy / Novel in Verse / Autobiography & Biography / Eco-Fiction / Graphic Novel

Please choose books that you have not read before and make sure your two choices are not from the same genres (like two graphic novels for instance). Of course, you can read more than two books over the summer!

You can use the booklet as a guide to make your choices or not. Whichever titles you choose, please have a parent help you so that you are sure it is a ‘just right’ book (not too easy, not too hard) for you.

Remember to record your choices in the log at the back of this booklet. 

Spanish: La Piñata de Renata, Craig Klein 

Spanish language arts strand: Mata la piñata, Kristy Placido

Spanish books can be ordered from
fluencymatters.com
 

Entering sixth grade

Please read Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People who are Helping to Protect Our Planet by Harriet Rohmer and two additional books of your own choosing from the list or other approved sources by parents. 

Spanish: La llama en Lima, Katie Baker

Spanish language arts strand: Mata la piñata, Kristy Placido

Spanish books can be ordered from
fluencymatters.com
 

Entering seventh grade

Please read Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds, a remix of Ibram Kendi’s book Stamped from the Beginning 

Please read either The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick or The Disappearing Spoon and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements (YA version) by Sam Kean

Spanish: Peter va a Colombia, Craig Klein

Spanish language arts strand: Las Aventuras de Don Quijote de la Mancha: La Historia Según Sancho Panza by Katherine Lupton

Spanish books can be ordered from
fluencymatters.com
 

Entering eighth grade

Please read Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds, a remix of Ibram Kendi’s book Stamped from the Beginning 

Please read either The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick or Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be by Daniel Loxton

Spanish: Bianca Nieves y los Siete Toritos by Carrie Toth

Spanish language arts strand: Las Aventuras de Don Quijote de la Mancha: La Historia Según Sancho Panza by Katherine Lupton

Spanish books can be ordered from
fluencymatters.com

Required Middle School reading
 
For eBook access
  
By Grace Lin, the 2020 Karla Harry Visiting Author
  
Additional titles

Stand up, stand out
 
All of the above as a pdf 
exactly as it was mailed home
 
Summer reading log (download and print)