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LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Summer Reading List
Grade 2

 

Students who will enter Grade 2 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects) Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

 

 

Adler

Cam Jansen Series

Allard

Miss Nelson Series

Borden

The Day Eddie Met the Author

Bourgeois

Franklin (Turtle)  Series

Cosby 

Little Bill Series

Erickson

Hank the Cowdog (Series)

Gwynne

The King Who Rained

Holm

Babymouse Series

Jackson

Cinder Edna

Lionni

A Color of His Own

Lionni

Swimmy

Lobel

Frog And Toad Series

Marshall

George And Martha

Minarik

Little Bear Series

Mosel

The Funny Little Woman

National Geographics

National Geographic Kids Books

Numeroff

If You Give…… Series

Palatini

Piggie Pie

Parish

Amelia Bedelia  Series

Park

Junie B. Jones Series

Polacco

Aunt Chip & The Great Triple Creek Dam Affair

Rylant

Henry and Mudge Series

Sharmat

Nate The Great  Series

Shaw

Sheep Series

Watt

Scaredy Squirrel Series


LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Summer Reading List
Grade 3

 

Students who will enter Grade 3 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects) Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

 

 

Aardema

Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears

Adler

Picture Book Biography Of Jackie Robinson

Brown

Flat Stanley Series

Brown

Stone Soup

Cameron

Stories Julian Tells Series

Christopher

Hit-Away Kid

Cleary

Ramona The Pest

Cleary

Runaway Ralph

Conford

Jenny Archer, Author

Davies

Surprising Sharks

Fenner

Snowed in with Grandmother Silk

Giff

The Beast In Ms. Rooney’s Room

Howe

Bunnicula Series

Howe

Pinky And Rex Series

Jones

The Adventures of Bailey School Kids Series

Kline

Horrible Harry And The Green Slime

McDonald

Judy Moody Series

Pennypacker

The Talented Clementine

Roy

A-Z Mysteries  Series

Rylant

Annie & Snowball

Sachar

Marvin Redpost:  Is He A Girl?

Thurber

Many Moons

Williams

A Chair For My Mother

 
LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Summer Reading List
Grade 4

 

Students who will enter Grade 4 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects)  Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

 

 

Adler

Lou Gehrig

Avi

Poppy

Black

Spiderwick Chronicles Series

Blume

Superfudge

Blume

Tales Of A 4th Grade Nothing

Christopher

Matt Christopher Sports Series

Cleary

Muggie Maggie

Cleary

Ramona Quimby Age 8

Danziger

Amber Brown Goes Fourth

Duffey

Hey, New Kid!

Fritz

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere

Gardiner

Stone Fox

Gutman

The Genius Series

Markle

Great White Sharks

Naylor

Shiloh

Nichols

Animal Masterminds

Pfeffer

A Log’s Life

Pierce

Big Nate Series

Sachar

Marvin Redpost Series

Sachar

Wayside School Series

Scieszka

Time Warp Trio Series

Snicket

A Series Of Unfortunate Events Series

Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown Series

Stanley

Leonardo  Da Vinci

Steptoe

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter

Various authors

American Girl Series

Winkler

Hank Zipzer Series

 
LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Summer Reading List
Grade 5 

Students who will enter Grade 5 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects)  Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

 

 

Adler

Don’t Talk to Me About the War

Armstrong

Sounder

Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting

Blume

Fudge-A-Mania

Cleary

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Clements

No Talking

Coerr

Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes

Creech

Love That Dog

Dahl

The Twits

Danziger

The Cat Ate  My Gymsuit

DeClements

Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade

Fardell

The 7 Professors Of The Far North

Kehret

Earthquake Terror

Lin

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Lowry

Anastasia Krupnik Series

Naylor

The Boys Start The War

Paterson

Jip: His Story

Rockwell

How To Eat Fried Worms

Rodgers

Freaky Friday

Simon

Volcanoes

Smith

The War With Grandpa

Various authors

Who Was…Series

Various authors

Dear America Series

Various authors

Royal Diary Series

Warner

Boxcar Children Series

 

LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Summer Reading List
Grade 6 - Required

 

Students who will enter Grade 6 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects).  One of the books chosen must be from the list below; the other can be from the Grade 6-8 list.  Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

 

 

Blackwood

Jinx

Burnford

The Incredible Journey

Byng

Molly Moon Series

Dahl

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Dahl

Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator

Di Camillo

Tale Of Despereaux

Fradin

The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence!

Freedman

Voice That Challenged A Nation

Holm

Our Only May Amelia

Holt

Mister & Me

L’Engle

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Martin

Belle Teal

Martin

Corner Of The Universe

McGraw

Moorchild

O.T. Nelson

The Girl Who Owned the City

Parks

My Story: Rosa Parks

Paulsen

Brian’s Winter

Paulsen

My Life In Dog Years

Peck

Long Way From Chicago

Sachar

Holes

Spinelli

Maniac Magee

Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Wolff

Make Lemonade


LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Grade 7 - Required
Summer Reading List

 

Students who will enter Grade 7 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects). One of the books chosen must be from the list below; the other can be from the Grade 6-8 list.  Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

 

 

Avi

Wolf Rider

Duncan

Locked In Time

Duncan

Stranger With My Face

Filipovic

Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life In Sarajevo

Funke

Ink Spell

Giff

Lily’s Crossing

Giff

Pictures Of Hollis Woods

Greene

Summer Of My German Soldier

Hamilton

M.C. Higgins The Great

Henkes

Olive’s Ocean

Koningsburg

View From Saturday

Park

Project Mulberry

Riordan

The Lightning Thief

Sleator

Oddballs

Soto

Baseball In April & Other Stories

Speare

Witch Of Blackbird Pond

Spinelli

Space Station Seventh Grade

Spinelli

Wringer

Various authors

Bluford High Series

Voigt

Sons From Afar

Woods

The Red Rose Box


LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Grade 8 - Required
Summer Reading List

 

Students who will enter Grade 8 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects). One of the books chosen must be from the list below; the other can be from the Grade 6-8 list.  Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

 

AUTHOR

 

TITLE

 

 

Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies

Avi

Crispin: The Cross Of Lead

Bauer

Hope Was Here

Boyne

Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Cooney

Whatever Happened To Janie?

Deaver

Say Goodnight, Gracie

Flake

Money Hungry

Funke

Inkheart

Gipson

Old Yeller

Hill

Harlem Stomp

Lipsyte

One Fat Summer

Murphy

Blizzard

Na

Step From Heaven

Nimmo

Charlie Bone Series

Paolini

Eragon

Park

Single Shard

Paulsen

Haymeadow

Paulsen

The Monument

Paulsen

The Rifle

Paulsen

Soldier’s Heart

Pullman

The Golden Compass Series

Spinelli

Loser

Taylor

The Well: David’s Story

Woodson

Hush

Woodson

Locomotion

Yolen

Devil’s Arithmetic

 
LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Summer Reading List
Grades 6-8 - Choice

 

Students who will enter Grades 6-8 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects).  One of the books chosen must be from the grade level offering, the other can be from this list.  Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

  

 

AUTHOR

 

TITLE

 

 

Avi

The Barn

Barrett

Lilies Of The Field

Choi

Year Of Impossible Goodbyes

Collins

Catching Fire

Collins

Mockingjay

Cooney

Driver’s Ed

Cooney

Flight 116 Is Down

Cooney

Janie Face to Face

Cooney

Voice On The Radio

Cooper

The Boggart

Cooper

Dawn Of Fear

Cooper

Greenwitch

Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone

Cormier

Beyond The Chocolate War

DeTrevino

I, Juan De Pareja

Dorris

Morning Girl

DuBois

Twenty One Balloons

Farmer

Ear, The Eye, And The Arm

Fast

April Morning

Fletcher

Flight Of The Dragon Kyn

Hesse

Phoenix Rising

Johnson

Toning The Sweep

Jones

Castle In The Air

Klause

The Silver Kiss

Konigsburg

Second Mrs. Giaconda

Lasky

Legends of the Guardian

L’Engle

Many Waters

Le Guin

Tales From Earthsea

Lenski

Strawberry Girl

Lester

To Be A Slave

Lowry

Gathering Blue

Lowry

Messenger

Lowry

Son

Lupica

Million Dollar Throw

Lupica

Travel Team

Matas

The Burning Time

Myers

The Mouse Rap

Myers

Slam

Nixon

Dangerous Promise

Nixon

The Name Of The Game Was Murder

O’Brien

Z For Zachariah

Paterson

Lyddie

Paulsen

Car

Peck

Something For Joey

Rawlings

The Yearling

Salisbury

Under The Blood-Red Sun

Schmidt

Lizzie Bright & The Buckminster Boy

Schroeder

Six Million Paper Clips

Sebestyen

Words By Heart

Soto

Fire In My Hands

Spiegelman

Maus

Spinelli

There’s A Girl In My Hammerlock

Stevenson

Kidnapped

Uchida

Journey Home

Voigt

Dicey’s Song

Voigt

Homecoming

Voigt

On Fortune’s Wheel

Whitmore

Trapped Between the Lash and the Gun

Wrede

Dealing With Dragons

Yep

Dragonwings

Zindel

The Gadget


LINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Grade 9-12
Required Books

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

 

 

9th Grade CP  & Special Education

Anderson

Speak

 

9th Grade Honors

Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

 

 

 

10th Grade CP & Special Education

McCormick

Cut

 

10th Grade Honors

Coelho

The Alchemist

 

 

 

11th Grade Honors

Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed

 

11th Grade CP & Special Education

McBride

The Color of Water

 

11the Grade IB

Hosseni

The Kite Runner

 

 

 

12th Grade CP & Special Education

Walls

The Glass Castle

 

12th Grade Honors

McCourt

Angela’s Ashes

 

12th Grade IB

Twain

Huckleberry Finn