Summer Theme Books

They need to be exposed to the great wealth of classic literature.
 
In this summer, we will journey through a great mix of classics from several genres as well as new and old-- plus a good variety within each grade group so that students will remain engaged with different enjoyable yet challenging materials.
 
This selection should not only encourage them to read, but also inspire them to write! The authors represented here have written more than one great book, so hopefully the students will check out more of those.
 
We are very excited that this curriculum will help them develop the passion toward literature.

 

Rising Gr3-4

(6/22 - 7/2)  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll  272 pages, 8 - 11 years old

(7/6 - 7/17)  A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle  256 pages : 10 - 14 years old

(7/20 - 7/31)  Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli  180 pages, 8 - 18 years old

(8/3 - 8/14)  Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell  192 pages, 8 - 12 years old

 

Rising Gr5-6

  (6/22 - 7/2) Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls  304 pages, 8 - 12 years old

  (7/6 - 7/17) Scorpions – Walter Dean Myers  216 pages: 12 years old

(7/20 - 7/31)  The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman  320 pages: 10 - 12 years old

(8/3 - 8/14)  American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang  240 pages:12 - 18 years old

 

Rising Gr7-8  

(6/22 - 7/2)  The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro  245 pages

(7/6 - 7/17)  Pet – Akwaeke Emezi  208 pages: 12 – 17 years old

(7/20 - 7/31)  Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi  160 pages

(8/3 - 8/14)  The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin  400 pages

 

Note: Paperback is recommended not just because of its low cost. It is easier to bring and read, without any visual harzards. Buy (under $10) or borrow each of the following best sellers before the session starts. You must bring the book for reading each day of your attended session.