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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

  • 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.

  • Thank you for arguingThank you for arguing : what Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of persuasion

    Heinrichs, Jay.

    Offers advice on developing the art of persuasion and how it can be used to benefit both personal and professional decisions.

  • 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.

  • "Master Harold"-- and the boys"Master Harold"-- and the boys

    Fugard, Athol.

    An argument between Master Harold, a seventeen-year-old South African, and Sam, the black man employed at Harold's mother's restaurant, makes them reevaluate their friendship.

  • The book thiefThe book thief

    Zusak, Markus.

    Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Includes readers' guide.

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High School Summer reading

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