2017-2018 Summer Reading Grades 4-8

Summer Reading Grades 4th-8th 2017
Posted on 06/21/2017
Summer Reading

4th Grade

The Indian and the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks

Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

5th grade

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald


Grades 6-8th

You must read 2 books for the summer. One is mandatory and will require a book report the first week of school. The mandatory book for each grade:


8th Grade: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

7th Grade: Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington

6th Grade: How to Almost Ruin Your Summer by Taryn Soulders


The 2nd book is chosen by you and will work toward your first quarter Accelerated Reader, or AR, goal of 10 points. You must read a book from the list that you have not read before.


I HIGHLY recommend that the students take notes on the book they choose to read so they can look over their notes before taking the test at school. They will not be permitted to use their notes on the AR test, but they will come in handy while preparing for the book report and the AR test. To find optional books for AR that are not on the list below, please go to ARBookFind.com  


Please contact me if you are not reading at the grade level indicated for each book and we will set up an alternative plan for your student. My email is KMichelsen@stambrosecs.org.



Suggested Reads for the 2nd Book:

Sunshine State Youth Reads

The Nerdy Dozen by Jeff Miller

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Omega City by Diana Peterfreund

Randoms by David Liss

Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon

Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubak Bradley

Wonder, R.J. Palacio

Framed!, by James Ponti

The Girl in the Well is Me, by Karen Rivers

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

The Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson

Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

The Ransom of Mercy Carter, by Caroline B Cooney


Other Reads

Island of the Blue Dolphin, by Scott O'Dell

Under a War-Torn Sky, L.M. Elliot

A Separate Peace, John Knowles

The Golden Hour, by Maiya Williams

The Hour of the Cobra, by Maiya Williams 

The Hour of the Outlaw, by Maiya Williams 

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson