6-8 Summer Reading List

6th Grade

Summer Reading 6th Grade Summer Reading


6th grade- Wonder by R.J.Palacio

In addition to the mandatory book, read at least 2  of the following options. Then, DO A PROJECT ON ONE OPTIONAL BOOK. Please do NOT do your project on Wonder!

  1. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Casteleo
  2. The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
  3. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
  4. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  5. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  6. Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars by Gregory Zuckerman and Elijah Zuckerman
  7. Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielson
  8. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  9. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood and John Klassen (any book in the series)
  10. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Philip Hoose
  11. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (any book in the series)
  12. Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
  13. Chomp by Cark Hiassen (or any book in the series)
  14. Whales on Stilts M.T. Anderson (or any book in the series)
  15. Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel by Stuart Gibbs
  16. Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (any book in the series)
  17. Belly Up by Start Gibbs (or any book in the Funjungle series)
  18. The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan
  19. Fantasy League by Mike Lupica
  20. The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
  21. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (or any book in the series other than The Lion, the Witch, and the  Wardrobe)
  22. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  23. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  24. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  25. Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd
  26. The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson
  27. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  28. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  29. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
  30. Dragon Song by Anne McCaffery
  31. The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
  32. Holes by Louis Sachar
  33. The Whizzpop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders
  34. War Dogs by Rachel Frankel
  35. The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
  36. The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch(or any book in series)

7th&8th grades

Summer Reading 7th and 8th Grade Summer Reading

Mandatory: Read the book for your grade.

7th grade- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

8th grade- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

*Complete an engaging project on ONE optional book.

*Type a one page summary with a book review for a SECOND optional book.

Please note: The 7th and 8th grade choice book project and the book summary should not be done for the mandatory book.

1.       The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (any book from the series)

2.       Tangerine by Edward Bloor

3.       Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (or another Christie mystery of your choosing)

4.       Hidden Figures (Young Readers Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly

5.       Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (any book from the series)

6.       Maze Runner by James Daschner (any book from the series)

7.       Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

8.       Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

9.       Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

10.   Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

11.   The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

12.   Life of Pi by Yan Martel

13.   Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

14.   Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

15.   Cinder by Marissa Meyer (any book in the series)

16.   I am Malala (Either the original or the Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai

17.   The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (or any book in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy)

18.   Game Seven by Paul Volponi

19.   Alex Rider: Storm Breaker by Anthony Horowitz

20.   Crow by Barbara Wright

21.   Boy by Roald Dahl (autobiography)

22.   Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

23.   Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

24.   Nocturne: Creatures of the Night by Traer Scott

25.   War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History and Love by Rebecca Frankel

26.   No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits by Jordan Romero and Linda LeBlanc

27.   The Birds of Pandemonium by Michele Raffin

28.   The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win the Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Young Readers adaptation) by Daniel James Brown

29.   One Dead Spy: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale

30.   The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

31.   Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt

32.   Merlin: The Lost Years by T.A. Barron (any book from the series)

33.   Across a War-Tossed Sea: A Troubled Peace by L.M. Elliott

34.   A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle (any book in series)

35.   Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeline L’Engle

36.   Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

37.   Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson

38.   The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott