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Summer Reading choices for students entering 5th and 6th grade

Summer Reading choices for students entering 7th and 8th grade

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  • The giving tree

    This is one of my all time favorites. It is a story about unconditional love and finding purpose.

  • Joey Pigza swallowed the key

    This book was an exciting story of a kid who is always up and about! In every chapter there is something wild going on. If you want to know why Joey Pigza swallowed a key, or if the key is stuck in ...

  • The last straw (Diary of a wimpy kid ; bk. 3)

    A great book and the best in the whole series. I can't wait for the movie of it next year!

  • Coraline

    I loved this book. Its creepy and acording to the book its a horror book. I reccomend this book to whoever likes horror books

  • The curse of Camp Cold Lake

    I enjoyed reading this book and I never wanted to put it down! It's really suspenseful!

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Popular Titles

  • The boy on the wooden boxThe boy on the wooden box : how the impossible became possible-- on Schindler's list : a memoir

    Leyson, Leon, 1929-2013.

    Leon Leyson describes growing up in Poland, being forced from home to the ghetto and then to concentration camps by the Nazis, and being saved by Oskar Schindler.

  • Breath, eyes, memoryBreath, eyes, memory

    Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

    At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished Haitian village to New York to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence. In her stunning literary debut, Danticat evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.

  • Lost girl foundLost girl found

    Bassoff, Leah, 1971-

    When war comes to a small village in southern Sudan, young Poni must run for her life and begins a long and dangerous trek across the east African countryside with thousand of refugees to a camp in Kenya, but along the way many die from starvation, land mines, wild animals and despair.

  • A long walk to waterA long walk to water : a novel : based on a true story

    Park, Linda Sue.

    When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.

  • The rock and the riverThe rock and the river

    Magoon, Kekla.

    In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African-Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

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High School Summer reading

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