Required Summer Reading

5th Grade 2018 Summer Reading

5th Grade required reading for the summer is The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis.

Students are also encouraged to read from the list of these Junior Tome books for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Outside In, by Jennifer Bradbury
  • Tentacle and Wing, by Sarah Porter
  • The Emperor’s Riddle, by Kat Zhang
  • The Royal Rabbits Of London, by Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell
  • WishTree, by Katherine Applegate

6th and 7th Grades 2018 Summer Reading

All 6th and 7th-grade students will be required to read at least one book over the summer. These ten books are the Junior Tome books for the 2018–2019 school year. For the required summer reading, students should choose ONE of the following:  

  • League of Archers, by Eva Howard
  • The Emperor’s Riddle, by Kat Zhang
  • Siren Sisters, by Dana Langer
  • The Adventurers Guild, by Zach Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
  • The Shadow Cipher, by Laura Ruby
  • The Trials of Morrigan Crow, by Jessica Townsend
  • The Voyage to Magical North, by Claire Fayers
  • The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid, by Colin Meloy
  • Tumble and Blue, by Cassie Beasley
  • Zap, by Martha Freeman

Note: Those students who plan to participate in the Junior Tome Reading Bowl during the 2018–19 school year may wish to use their time over the summer to read more than one of these books. If so, writing out a few potential reading bowl questions and answers is recommended to remember book plot lines. These questions can be used for review before the online tests next year.


8th Grade 2018 Summer Reading

8th Grade required reading for the summer is A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron.

Please be sure to have your own copy to reference once school has started. An email will be coming to eighth graders in early June with some guidance as to what is expected from summer reading when school begins in August.

Students are also encouraged to read from the list of ten Junior Tome books for the 2018–19 school year as seen above in the Summer Reading for 6th and 7th grades.