2021 Summer Reading

Summer reading is required for all students entering 1st through 12th grades. Please see the sidebar packets for 1st-3rd grade assignments. For grades 4-12, there are two components to the assignment - a required book and a student-choice book. Required books are listed below. However, please use the sidebar packets for complete information about the required book and student-choice book assignments.
 
Charlotte's Web

Rising 4th Grade Required Book

Charlotte's Web - E. B. White

In thiendearing story, a little girl and Charlotte, a beautiful gray spider, struggle to save their friend Wilbur, an affectionate but bashful pig, from being butchered.

Mrs. Frisby

Rising 5th Grade Required Book

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O'Brien

When Timothy, the youngest of a family of field mice, becomes ill, his mother, Mrs. Frisby, enlists the help of the Rats of NIMH to move their home from the path of the farmer's plow.

Magician's Nephew

Rising 6th Grade Required Book

The Magician's Nephew - C. S. Lewis

In this beginning to the Narnia series, two friends are hurled into another world where they encounter an evil sorceress and witness the creation of the Land of Narnia as it is sung into being by the Great Lion, Aslan.

The Twenty-One Balloons

Rising 7th Grade Required Book

The Twenty-One Balloons - William Pene du Bois

Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. However, he lands on Krakatoa and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.

Black Beauty

Rising 8th Grade Required Book

Black Beauty - Anna Sewell

The story of Black Beauty, a horse with a heart of unyielding courage, is told by the magnificent horse himself, from his peaceful days on a country squire's estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Rising 9th Grade Required Book

The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Has the Baskerville family fallen victim to a family curse? A terrifying specter in the shape of a hound was said to have hunted an ancestor across the moors, and recent events suggest that the hound has returned.

Frederick Douglass

Rising 10th Grade Required Book

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

In this 1845 autobiography, Douglass provides graphic descriptions and a deeply personal account of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave in Maryland, as well as a record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom.

Silas Marner

Rising 11th Grade Required Book

Silas Marner - George Eliot

A gentle linen weaver is accused of a horrible crime. Exiling himself, he becomes a recluse, only to find redemption in his love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day in his isolated cottage.

1984
Rising 12th Grade Required Book

1984 - George Orwell

Winston Smith rewrites history to satisfy the Party, but with each lie he writes, he grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. As he starts to think for himself, he can't escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching.