4th Grade Required BookCharlotte's Web
- E. B. White
In this endearing story, a little girl and Charlotte, a beautiful grey spider, struggle to save their friend Wilbur, an affectionate but bashful pig, from being butchered.
5th Grade Required BookMrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
- Robert C. O'Brien
When Timothy, youngest of a family of field mice, becomes ill, his mother, Mrs. Frisby, enlists the aid of the Rats of NIMH to move their home from the path of the farmer's plow.
6th Grade Required BookThe Phantom Tollbooth
- Norton Juster
In this wise and witty fantasy, a boy travels through time and space to the Lands Beyond.
7th Grade Required BookThe Bronze Bow
- Elizabeth G. Speare
Daniel bar Jamin is a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. Daniel’s palpable hatred for Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the gentle lessons of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth.
8th Grade Required BookTreasure Island
- Robert Louis Stevenson
This classic presents a tale of piracy on the tropical seas, of treachery and greed combined with romance, treasure, and adventure.
9th Grade Required BookThe Hound of the Baskervilles
- Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called to the haunting and beautiful moors of Dartmoor and the home of the Baskerville family, who seem to have fallen victim to a family curse. A terrifying specter in the shape of a great hound was once said to have hunted an ancestor across the moors, and the recent, mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville suggests that the hound has returned.
10th Grade Required BookAnimal Farm
- George Orwell
Politically minded farm animals undergo a revolution against their human master and establish a new government that fails because of a corrupt leader tempted by greed and power.
11th Grade Required BookThe Scarlet Letter
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
This classic tale is about Hester Prynne, her lover, their child, and Hester's husband, and the effect of sin on the mind and spirit of these characters.
12th Grade Required BookA Tale of Two Cities
- Charles Dickens
Life in Paris and London during the oppressive and turbulent years leading up to the French Revolution are revealed in Dickens's classic story.