Enjoy Summer Reading!

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TUSD asks students to read over the summer.  Some ELA teachers ask students to write about the books they have read as one of the first writing assignments in the Fall.  Here are the lists for this year.  Happy Reading!

Incoming 6th Graders-

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (visual media)

The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick (realistic fiction)

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (mythological fiction series)

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos  (Newbery Medal Winner 2012)

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (fantasy)

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (realistic fiction)

Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered by Gary Paulsen (historical fiction)

Wonder by R. J. Palacio (realistic fiction)

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford (classic)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos (realistic fiction)

The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam by Quang Huynh (autobiography)

Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash (non-fiction)

The Pinballs by Betsy Byars (realistic fiction)

Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline Cooney (fiction)

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Paterson (folktale)

13 Gifts by Wendy Moss (humorous fiction)

Books of your choice!


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Incoming 7th Graders-

Elijah Of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, 2008 Newbery Honor Book

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez (autobiography)

Dogs on Duty: Soldiers Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond by Dorothy H. Patent (nonfiction)

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (realistic fiction)

Eragon by Christopher Paolini (fantasy)

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff                  by Jennifer Holm (fiction)

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Esperanza Rising by Pan Muñoz Ryan (historical fiction)

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulson(autobiographical)

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine (historical fiction)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (classic)

10 Plants That Shook The World by Gillian Richardson (science)

The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (realistic fiction)

Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko (realistic fiction)

Last Shot: Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein (realistic fiction)

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Deedy (fantasy)

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman

Books of your choice!



Incoming 8th Graders-

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal (non-fiction)

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (historical fiction)

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (historical thriller)

Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson (historical thriller)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (science fiction)

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin (fiction)

The Prophecy Keepers by Melanie Bryant (fantasy)

Phantoms In the Snow by Kathleen Duble  (historical fiction)

The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John Ritter (realistic fiction)

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata (historical fiction)

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin (historical thriller)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (fiction)

The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and The Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (non-fiction)

So B. It by Sarah Weeks (realistic fiction)

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell (historical fiction)

Son by Lois Lowry (companion to The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger)

Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare (classic)

Books of you choice!


Incoming 9th Graders

Please check the website for the high school that you will be attending for the reading list required.

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