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NPMS Summer Reading Program


Summer Reading

To avoid the "summer slide", students are encouraged to continue reading from the Accelerated Reader list over the summer.  Studies show that students who read four or more age appropriate books over the summer do better on reading tests in the fall than those who read only one or no books over the summer.  Asking questions about what your child is reading can help with comprehension. 

The book lists below are some suggested titles for each grade level.

Story maps, for helping students to analyze what they read, are available for downloading/printing here:
Non-fiction Story Map
Fiction Story Map 2
Fiction Story Map 5

Below are the book lists for the summer reading program for each grade level (click the appropriate grade and the list will slide into view).

Sixth Grade Book List

Title Author Book Level Accelerated Reader Points
Crispin: At the Edge of the World Avi 4.8 7
Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini Fleischman 6.6 5
Fairest Levine 4.1 8
Half-Moon Investigations Colfer 4.2 9
Here Lies the Librarian Peck 5.1 4
Room One: A Mystery or Two Clements 5.1 4
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Birdsall 4.7 8
The Golden Goblet McGraw 6.3 11
Princess Academy Hale 6 10
Accidents May Happen: Fifty Inventions Discovered by Mistake Jones 6.9 2
Dragon’s Blood Yolen 5.8 8
Hans Christian Andersen: His Fairy Tale Life Varmer 6 3
Oceans Mason 6.3 3
And Nobody Got Hurt! The World’s Weirdest, Wackiest, True Sports Stories Berman 5.9 2
Accidental Love Soto 4.8 5
The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives Buckley 5.2 9
The Sea of Monsters Riordan 4.6 9
Following the Rainbow Baglio 4.8 4
Into the Blue Baglio 5.4 4
Black Star, Bright Dawn O’Dell 4.3 4
Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays Kehret 6.5 3
Dancing the Seas Baglio 5.3 4
Leaving the Shallows Baglio 4.8 4
The Boston Red Sox Stewart 5.4 1

Seventh Grade Book List
Title Author Book Level Accelerated Reader Points
A Crooked Kind of Perfect Urban 3.9 4
A Long Way from Chicago Peck 5 5
Accidents May Happen: Fifty Inventions Discovered by Mistake Jones 6.9 2
Among the Hidden Haddix 4.8 5
Among the Imposters Haddix 4.9 5
Ask Me No Questions Budhos 4.8 5
Can You Get an F in Lunch? How I Survived Middle School Krulik 4 3
Click Here: (To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade) Vega 4.4 8
Defining Dulcie Acampora 4 4
Eggs Spinelli 3.6 4
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Freedman 7.7 3
Harris and Me Paulsen 5.7 5
Into the Wild, Warriors Series #1 Hunter 5.6 10
Kira-Kira Kadohata 4.7 7
Lawn Boy Paulsen 4.3 2
Mick Harte Was Here Park 4.5 2
Miracle on 49th Street Lupica 4.7 8
Numbering All the Bones Rinaldi 4.2 5
Out of Order Hicks 4.1 4
Peak Smith 5 9
Perfect Friend 3.5 5
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Taylor 5.7 10
Static, Flight 29 Down Series #1 Sorrells 3.7 6
Summer Ball Lupica 5.3 10
Swear To Howdy Van Draanen 3.8 4
Tangerine Bloor 4.3 13
The Fire Within d'Lacey 4.1 7
The Library Card Spinelli 4.3 4
The Sea of Monsters Riordan 4.6 9
Eighth Grade Book List

Title Author Accelerated Reader Points
Anne Frank: A Hidden Life Pressler 8
Basher Five-Two: The True Story of F-16 Fighter Pilot O'Grady 5
Birchbark House Erdrich 7
Blade of Fire Hill 31
Canyons Paulsen 5
Fantastic Voyage Asimov 10
Firegirl Abbott 4
Greatest: Muhammad Ali Myers 6
Gregor & Marks of Secret Collins 9
Growing up in Coal Country Bartoletti 3
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust Bitton-Jackson 3
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Angelou 13
Icefire d'Lacey 10
Jason’s Gold Hobbs 8
Missing Pieces Mazer 5
Music of Dolphins Hesse 3
Penny from Heaven Holm 7
Rescue Josh McGuire Mikaelsen 9
Root Cellar Lunn 10
Separate But Not Equal Haskins 6
Silver Kiss Klause 7
Taking Sides Soto 4
Time for Andrew:Ghost Story Hahn 6
Titan’s Curse Riordan 10
Transall Saga Paulsen 8
Treasures in the Dust Porter 4
Wednesday Wars Schmidt 12
Woodsong Paulsen 5
Wrestling Sturbridge Wallace 5