Summer Reading Series | 6-8

Jul. 30th, 2015 10:38 am

For the 2015 Summer Reading Series, we asked educators from some of the best private schools in WNY to recommend summer reading material for Catholic school students.  We have already published lists for grades K-2, and 3-5. Teachers and librarians from K-8 Catholic elementary schools in Buffalo and all over WNY, provided these titles for thought provoking and enjoyable reading throughout the summer.

Please refer to your son or daughter's required summer reading list from their school, you may see a few of these books on there!  These suggestions provide alternative reading beyond what is required for them by their particular school.

This can help to keep your student's reading and comprehension skills tuned in this summer.

Happy Reading!

6th Grade

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Half Upon a Time by James Riley

Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Greek

Guts by Gary Paulsen

Knots in My Yo-yo String by Jerry Spinelli

Within Reach: My Everest Story by Mark Pfetzer & Jack Galvin

Penny from Heaven by Jenny L. Holm

Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine

Stones in the Water by Donna Jo Napoli

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers

Series

Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson

The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan

The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley

7th Grade

The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Nick of Time by Ted Bell

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.

The Great Brain (or any of the sequels) by John D. Fitzgerald

Pay It Forward - Young Readers Edition by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins by Walter Dean Myers

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Ship of Fire by Michael Cadnum

8th Grade

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

All Are Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmitt

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

The Empty Mirror by James Lincoln Collier

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt

Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith


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Summer Reading Series | 6-8

Jul. 30th, 2015 10:38 am

For the 2015 Summer Reading Series, we asked educators from some of the best private schools in WNY to recommend summer reading material for Catholic school students.  We have already published lists for grades K-2, and 3-5. Teachers and librarians from K-8 Catholic elementary schools in Buffalo and all over WNY, provided these titles for thought provoking and enjoyable reading throughout the summer.

Please refer to your son or daughter's required summer reading list from their school, you may see a few of these books on there!  These suggestions provide alternative reading beyond what is required for them by their particular school.

This can help to keep your student's reading and comprehension skills tuned in this summer.

Happy Reading!

6th Grade

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Half Upon a Time by James Riley

Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Greek

Guts by Gary Paulsen

Knots in My Yo-yo String by Jerry Spinelli

Within Reach: My Everest Story by Mark Pfetzer & Jack Galvin

Penny from Heaven by Jenny L. Holm

Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine

Stones in the Water by Donna Jo Napoli

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers

Series

Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson

The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan

The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley

7th Grade

The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Nick of Time by Ted Bell

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.

The Great Brain (or any of the sequels) by John D. Fitzgerald

Pay It Forward - Young Readers Edition by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins by Walter Dean Myers

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Ship of Fire by Michael Cadnum

8th Grade

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

All Are Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmitt

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

The Empty Mirror by James Lincoln Collier

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt

Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith


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