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Summer Reading 2016-2017 » Summer Reading 2016-2017

Summer Reading 2016-2017

 




K-12 Approved Summer Reading Lists (4 to choose from):

Note:  For more challenging books, go to the higher grade level, page numbers are approximate, be sure to select unabridged versions unless otherwise noted.
1.  Click Here for the 1,000 Good Books List
2.  Click Here for Grades 1-3, Click Here for Grades 4-6, Click Here for Grades 7-8
3.  Click Here for Grades 1-2, Click Here for Grades 3-4, Click Here for Grades 5-6, Click Here for Grades 7-8, Click Here for 9-12
4.  The Highlands Recommended Reading List (see below):
 Rising 1st Graders

I Can Read Books
• Morris Goes to School (Level 1)
• Frog and Toad (5 book series, Level 2)
• Mouse Tales (Level 2)
• Wind in the Willows
I Spy, Each Peach Pear and Plum, 32 p.
Drummer Hoff, 32 p.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, 20 p.
Doctor DeSoto, 32 p.
Corduroy, 28 p.
Circus Caps for Sale
Curious George, 36 p.
Harry the Dirty Dog, 32 p.
Bread and Jam for Frances, 32 p. (5 book series)
The Little Engine that Could, 37 p.
Floss, 32 p.
Ox-cart Man, 40 p.
Blueberries for Sal, 32 p.
The Magic Fish, 32 p.
Gregory’s Shadow, 32 p.
Maybelle The Cable Car, 42 p.
Madeline, 46 p. (6 book series)
Seaman’s Journal: On the Trail with Lewis and Clark, 32 p.

Poems to Read to the Very Young, by Josette Frank
Rising 2nd Graders
Henry and Mudge (6 book series, Level 2)

Little Bear, 64 p.
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea, 44 p. (4 book series)
Billy and Blaze, 48 p. (6 book series)
The Tales of Peter Rabbit, 50 p. (23 book series)
Nate the Great, 48 p. (5 book series)
A New Coat for Anna, 40 p.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, 58 p.
Make Way for Ducklings, 64 p.
One Morning in Maine, 64 p.
Burt Dow, Deep Water Man, 64 p.
Time of Wonder, 64 p.
The Biggest Bear, 84 p.
The Velveteen Rabbit, 40 p.
Sarah Plain and Tall, 52 p.
The Matchlock Gun, 62 p.
The Story of Ferdinand, 70 p.
Flat Stanley, 80 p. (4 book series)
My Father’s Dragon, 96 p. (3 book series)
A Penny’s Worth of Character, 62 p.
Seaman’s Journal: On the Trail with Lewis and Clark, 32 p.

Ready for chapter books
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster
Tall Tales: Winging it with the Wright Brothers
The Case of the Golden Key
Balto and the Great Race
The Canada Geese Quilt
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Hannah
Next Spring an Oriole
Pioneer Cat
Rising 3rd Graders
Owls in the Family, 91 p.

Encyclopedia Brown, 100 p. (7 book series)
Stuart Little, 131 p.
Homer Price, 149 p.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins, 139 p.
The Cricket in Times Square, 160 p.
Rabbit Hill, 120 p.
Betsy-Tacy, 144 p. (10 book series)
Grandma’s Attic, 140 p. (7 books series)
The Midnight Fox, 134 p.
Winnie-the-Pooh, 161 p.
Indian in the Cupboard, 184 p. (5 book series)
The Borrowers, 192 p. (5 book series)
Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook, 224 p.
The Railway Children, 267 p.
Pinocchio, 261 p.
Sign of the Beaver, 144 p.

Little House in the Big Woods

Little House on the Prairie
The Story of Dr. Doolittle, 150 p. (7 book series), Hugh Lofting
Seaman’s Journal: On the Trail with Lewis and Clark, 32 p.
Rising 4th Graders
The Magician’s Nephew, C.S. Lewis

(first of Narnia Chronicles)
Little House Books (9 book series), Laura Wilder
The Trumpet of the Swan, 272 p., E.B. White
Little Lord Fauntleroy, 176 p., Frances Hodgson Burnett
Pinocchio, 192 p., Carlo Collodi
Ginger Pye, 300 p.(7 book series about the Moffats and Pyes), Eleanor Estes
The Black Stallion, 200 p. (18 book series), Walter Farley
Misty of Chincoteague, 176 p., Marguerite Henry
Peter Pan, 240 p., J. M. Barrie
Freddie the Pig Series, 270 p., Walter Brooks
The Little Colonel Series, 114 p., Annie Fellows Johnson
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, 162 p., E.L. Konigsburg
Dangerous Journey, The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress, 126 p., Oliver Hunkin
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark, 184 p., Gail Karwoski
Rising 5th Graders
The Chronicles of Narnia, 200 p. (7 book series), C.S. Lewis

The Secret Garden, 311 p., Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess, 245 p., Frances Hodgson Burnett
Twenty One Balloons, 180 p., William Pene Dubois
Caddie Woodlawn, 288 p., Carol Ryrie Brink
Black Beauty, 260 p., Anna Sewell
The Black Stallion, 200 p. (18 book series), Walter Farley
Theras and His Town, 237 p., Caroline Dale Snedeker
Hans Brinker of the Silver Skates, 260 p., Mary Mapes Dodge
King of the Wind, 172 p., Marguerite Henry
The Story of a Bad Boy, 312 p., Thomas Bailey Aldrich
National Velvet, 272 p., Enid Bagnold

Ballet Shoes, 280 p. (3 book series, Theater Shoes, Dancing Shoes), Noel Streatfeild
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 341 p., Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Wizard of Oz, 192 p., L. Frank Baum
Gentle Ben, 191 p., Walter Morey
Sign of the Beaver, 144 p., Elizabeth George Speare
Old Yeller, 181 p., Fred Gipson

Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark, 184 p., Gail Karwoski
The Red Keep, 370 p., Allen French
Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow, 240 p., Allen French
The Lost Baron, 320 p., Allen French
Rising 6th Graders
Men of Iron, 256 p., Howard Pyle

Otto of the Silver Hand, 173 p., Howard Pyle
Hitty, Her First One Hundred Years, 262 p., Rachel Field
(Not the rewrite, which is titled Rachel Field’s Hitty)
Swiss Family Robinson, 416 p., Johann Wyss
Around the World in Eighty Days, 300 p., Jules Verne
The Trumpeter of Krakow, 224 p., Eric P. Kelly
The Phantom Tollbooth, 256 p., Norton Juster
Where the Red Fern Grows, 230 p., Wilson Rawls
Little Britches, 260 p., Ralph Moody
Man of the Family, 272 p., Ralph Moody
The Home Ranch, 277 p., Ralph Moody
Other Ralph Moody books, including Come
On Sea Biscuit, The Fields of Home,
Mary Emma & Co., Shaking the Nickel Bush, and
Stagecoach West
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, 249 p., Elizabeth George Speare
Calico Captive, 288 p., Elizabeth George Speare
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark, 184 p.,Gail Karwoski
The Red Keep, 370 p., Allen French
Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow, 240 p., Allen French
The Lost Baron, 320 p., Allen French
Fallon, 152 p., Louis L’Amour
First Fast Draw, 156 p., Louis L’Amour
Trail of Seven Pines, 256 p., Louis L’Amour
Any Louis L’ Amour book or short story
G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in the Ancient World
Beric the Briton
For the Temple
The Cat of Bubastes
The Young Carthaginian
G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in the Middle Ages
The Dragon and the Raven
In Freedom’s Cause
Winning His Spurs
Wulf the Saxon
A Knight of the White Cross
St. George for England
The Lion of St. Mark
G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in American/Modern
By Right of Conquest
With Lee in Virginia
With Wolf in Canada
The Dash for Khartoum
Facing Death
Rosemary Sutcliff books
The Shining Company
Sword Song
The Eagle of the Ninth
The Silver Branch
Outcast

Ballantyne books from Vision Forum.  Adventure books set in different parts of the world.

Blue Lights
The Coral Island
Deep Down
The Giant of the North
The Gorilla Hunters
Hunted and Harried
Martin Rattler
The Pirate City
Red Rooney
The Young Fur Traders
Gascoyne, the Sandal Wood Trader
The Dog Crusoe and His Master
The Cannibal Islands
The Pioneers
The Island Queen
Ungava
The Lonely Island
The Norsemen in the West
Post Haste
Fighting the Flames

Rising 7th Graders
All Anne of Green Gables Books, Maud Montgomery

The Yearling, 420 p., Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Little Women, 670 p., Louisa May Alcott
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkein
Journey to the Center of the Earth, 300 p., Jules Verne
She, 368 p., H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon’s Mines, 292 p., H. Rider Haggard
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, 310 p. (11 book series + a companion book of notes and maps), C.S. Forester
Carry on Mr. Bowditch, 256 p., Jean Latham
Johnny Tremain, 269 p., Esther Forbes
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark, 184 p., Gail Karwoski

G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in the Ancient World
Beric the Briton
For the Temple
The Cat of Bubastes
The Young Carthaginian
G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in the Middle Ages
The Dragon and the Raven
In Freedom’s Cause
Winning His Spurs
Wulf the Saxon
A Knight of the White Cross
St. George for England
The Lion of St. Mark
G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in American/Modern
By Right of Conquest
With Lee in Virginia
With Wolf in Canada
The Dash for Khartoum
Facing Death
Rosemary Sutcliff books
The Shining Company
Sword Song
The Eagle of the Ninth
The Silver Branch
Outcast

Ballantyne books from Vision Forum
Rising 8th Graders
Any of the selections on the 7th Grade reading list

Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The Call of the Wild
White Fang
Robinson Crusoe
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Jane Eyre, 465 p., Charlotte Bronte

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, 310 p. (11 book series + a companion book of notes and maps), C.S. Forester
All Creatures Great and Small, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Bright and Beautiful, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Wise and Wonderful, 437 p., James Herriot

G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in the Ancient World
Beric the Briton
For the Temple
The Cat of Bubastes
The Young Carthaginian
G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in the Middle Ages
The Dragon and the Raven
In Freedom’s Cause
Winning His Spurs
Wulf the Saxon
A Knight of the White Cross
St. George for England
The Lion of St. Mark
G.A. Henty Books – Historical fiction set in American/Modern
By Right of Conquest
With Lee in Virginia
With Wolf in Canada
The Dash for Khartoum
Facing Death
Rosemary Sutcliff books
The Shining Company
Sword Song
The Eagle of the Ninth
The Silver Branch
Outcast
Rising 9th- 12th Graders
Pride and Prejudice or any Jane Austen book
The Spirit of Saint Louis, Charles Lindbergh
The Hound of the Baskervilles, 252 p., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Count of Monte Cristo, 1400 p. (An abridged version is acceptable), Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers, 560 p., Alexandre Dumas
The Scarlett Pimpernell, 320 p., Baroness Orczy
A Tale of Two Cities, 470 p., Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, 560 p., Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, 496 p., Charles Dickens

Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Alice in Wonderland (for Logic class)
Through the Looking Glass (for Logic class)

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, 310 p. (11 book series + a companion book of notes and maps), C.S. Forester
All Creatures Great and Small, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Bright and Beautiful, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Wise and Wonderful, 437 p., James Herriot
11th & 12th Grade
The Code of the Woosters, 240 p., P.G.Wodehouse
Carry on Jeeves, 256 p., P.G.Wodehouse
The Life of Thomas More, 400 p., Peter Ackroyd
John Adams, 640 p., David McCullough
Lindbergh, 640 p., A. Scott Berg
The Scottish Chiefs, Jane Porter
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity, C.S.Lewis
Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
C.S. Lewis for the 21st Century, Peter Kreeft
Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community, Wendell Berry
Technopoly, Neil Postman
Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
The Brothers Karamazov
Crime and Punishment
War and Peace
Anna Karenina, 853 p., Leo Tolstoy
Kristin Lavransdatter, a trilogy