Summer Reading

Catholic-Book-List-June-2017


1st Grade Summer Reading

 

2017 Summer Reading List
Rising First Grade

Help expand your child’s world through books this summer. Reading with your child will help give a good start for first grade and will help develop an appreciation for books. The public library is a wonderful source for stories and books that you can explore. There, you can also participate in a summer reading program. Experts recommend that parents read aloud to children, and as they grow, have your child read aloud to you and to each other. Daily reading, especially from a variety of materials, is a healthy habit for a lifetime. Children going into first grade can benefit from concept books that help identify colors, alphabet, counting, sequencing and feelings. Good beginning reading series includes the “Step into Reading” Step 1 books or “Rookie Readers” series.

Keep a record of what your child reads, or what you read together over the summer; turn in the record on the first day of school. Your library will have age specific suggestions for summer reading. Happy Reading!

The Runaway Bunny (Brown) The Gingerbread Boy (Galdone)
Clifford the Big Red Dog (Bridwell) Whistle for Willie (Keats)
Freight Train (Crews) The Wheels on the Bus (Kovalski)
Gilberto and the Wind (Ets) The Giant Jam Sandwich (Lord)
Corduroy (Freeman) The Foot Book (Seuss)
Piggies (Wood) Ira Sleeps Over (Waber)
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear (Carlstorm) The Plant Sitter (Zion)
Half a Moon and One Whole Star (Dragonwagon) Look I Can Read (Hood)

Concept Books
Color: Little Blue and Little Yellow (Lionni) Color Zoo (Ehlert)
Alphabet: 26 Letters and 99 Cents (Hoban) Alison’s Zinnia (Lobel)
The Disappearing Alphabet (Wilbur) Alphabet Mystery (Wood)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Ehlert)
Counting: One Snail and Me (McLeod) Ten Black Dots (Crews)
Sequence: One Monday Morning (Shulevitz) Rosie’s Walk (Hutchins)
Feelings: Leo the Late Bloomer (Kraus) Something Special (McPhail)
On Mother’s Lap (Scott) Mean Soup (Everitt)


2nd Grade Summer Reading

2017 Summer Reading List
Rising Second Grade

CCS encourages students to explore new worlds through books this summer. Reading will help keep skills sharp for next year and will help develop an appreciation for books. The public library is a wonderful source for stories and books that students can explore. Students can also participate in their summer reading program. Daily reading, especially from a variety of materials, is a healthy habit for a lifetime.

Rising second graders are asked to read ten (10) books from the recommended list below or other selected books of interest. Advanced readers should be reading chapter books. Your library will have other age specific suggestions for summer reading.

Keep a record of what you read over the summer and turn it in the first week of school. Happy Reading!

Suggested Summer Reading:

Amelia Bedelia Series (Parish)
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Aardema)
The Madeline Books (Bemelmans)
Paddington Books (Bond)
Corduroy (Freeman)
The Josefina Story Quilt (Coerr)
Magic School Bus Series (Cole)
Nate the Great Series (Sharmat)
Cam Jensen Series (Adler)
Judy Moody Series (McDonald)
Junie B. Jones Series
Eric Carle Stories
Little Bear Series (Minarik)
The Puppy Place (Miles)
Frog and Toad (Lobel)
Black Lagoon Adventures (Thaler)


3rd Grade Summer Reading

2017 Summer Reading List
Rising Third Grade

CCS encourages students to explore new worlds through books this summer. Reading will help keep skills sharp for next year and will help develop an appreciation for books. The Public Library is a wonderful source for stories and books that students can explore. Students can also participate in their summer reading program. Daily reading, especially from a variety of materials, is a healthy habit for a lifetime.

Rising third graders are asked to read a total of 3 books using the guide below: fiction books; fairy tales, folk tales or legends; biographies; science books; history books. Choose your books from the list below.

Keep a record of what you read and turn it in the first week of school. Happy Reading!

Fiction: Any book by the following authors:
Adler, David Fritz, Jean
Betancourt, Jeanne Herriot, James
Bulla, Clyde Hurwitz, Johanna
Christopher, Matt Lingren, Astrid
Cleary, Beverly Parrish, Peggy
Coatsworth, Elizabeth

Any of the following series:
A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
Amber Brown Series by Paula Danziger
American Girl Series by Porter, Shaw and Tripp
Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey& Marcia Thorton James
Betsy Books by Carolyn Haywood
Boxcar Children Series by Gertrude Warner
Cam Jansen Mysteries by David Adler
Cul-de-Sac Kids Series by Beverly Lewis
Encyclopedia Brown Series by Donald J. Sobol
Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald
Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Littles Series by Suzy Kline
Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Books by Betty McDonald
My America Series by various authors
Pony Pals Series by Jean Betancourt
Wishbone Series by various authors
*Biography: any chapter book dealing with United States History
*Science: Magic School Bus Series chapter book or life science chapter book
*History: any easy history book with call numbers 900-999


4th Grade Summer Reading

2017 Summer Reading List
Rising Fourth Grade

Enjoy reading over the summer. Please take advantage of the many programs at the local libraries and bookstores over the summer. Keep a record of what you read and turn it in the first week of school. Students are asked to read at least two books. Choose from the list below or select your own.

Newberry Medal books
Sounder King of the Wind
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Misty of Chincoteague
The Wish Giver Ella Enchanted
Summer of the Swans Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Bud, Not Buddy The Tale of Despereaux
Hatchet

Great Authors Student Choices
Betsy Byars Marguerite Henry The Thief Lord by Cornely Funk
Beverly Cleary Sharon Creech Lucky by Alice Sebold
Roald Dahl Paula Fox Blubber by Judy Blume
Konigsburg Carolyn Keene Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pierson
Laura Ingalls Wilder C.S.Lewis Esperanze Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
J.K. Rowling Gary Paulsen Charlotte’s Web by E. White
Rick Riordan Cynthia Rylant How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rocknell
DiCamilllo Jane Yolen Ginger Snap by Patricia Reilly Giff
EB White Lynne Reid Banks Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Fun Series (you won’t be able to read just one)
Series of Unfortunate Events (Snicket)
The Edge Chronicles (Stewart & Riddell)
Dear America Series (various authors)
The Royal Diaries (various authors)
The Boxcar Children (Warner)
The Hardy Boys (Dixon)
Nancy Drew (Keene)
The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes (Mazer)
Little House on the Prairie Series (Wilder)
Judy Moody
The Cupcake Diaries

*** Books we may read this year, and so please don’t choose these***

*Indian in the Cupboard *Strider
* Holes by Sachar *Julie of the Wolves *From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
*Dear Mr. Henshaw *Because of Winn Dixie
*Shiloh


5th Grade Summer Reading

2017 Summer Reading List
Rising Fifth Grade

CCS encourages students to read during the summer month. Reading challenges new vocabulary understanding and usage, exposes students to a variety of authors and styles of writing, and hopefully will enhance student’s personal writing.

Incoming fifth graders are required to read a minimum of 2 books over the summer. Students should list the titles and authors. A parent signature is required on this paper. One book will be shared in class during the first week of school – an oral report about the book.

Some suggested award winning titles/authors are given below: ** South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominees

Call it Courage (Sperry)
Freaky Friday (Rodgers)
Adam of the Road (Vining)
Island of the Blue Dolphin (O’Dell)
Summer of the Swans (Byars)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Juster)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Avi)
Bud, Not Buddy (Curtis)
** The Liberation of Gabriel King (Going)
** Soul Surfer (Hamilton)
**Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (Fleming)
** The Apthecary (Meloy)
** Chomp (Hiaasen)
** City of Orphans (Avi)
** The Underdogs (Mike Lupica)

Title of 1st book: ____________________________________________________
Author: ______________________________ Date completed: _______________
Title of 2nd book: ______________________________________________________
Author: _____________________________ Date completed: _______________
Please submit this paper on the first day of class in August.

Parent signature: ____________________________________________

Student name: ___________________________


6th Grade Summer Reading 2017

2017 Summer Reading List
Rising Sixth Grade

CCS encourages students to read during the summer month. Reading challenges new vocabulary understanding and usage, exposes students to a variety of authors and styles of writing, and hopefully will enhance student’s personal writing.

Incoming sixth graders are required to read a minimum of 2 books over the summer. Students should list the titles and authors. A parent signature is required on this paper. One book will be shared in class during the first week of school – an oral report about the book.

Some suggested award winning titles/authors are given below: ** South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominees

Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery)
Old Yeller (Gipson)
Devil’s Arithmetic (Yolen)
The Westing Game (Roskin)
Virginia Bound (Butler)
A View From Saturday (Koningsburg)
Heat (Lupica)
Switch (Horowitz)
** Days of Tears: A Novel of Dialogue (Lester)
** Cryptid Hunters (Smith)
** Hitch (Ingold)
** In Darkness, Death (Hoobler)
** The Lightning Thief (Riordan)
** The Sea of Trolls (Farmer)
** Shakespeare’s Secret (Broach)
** Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks & Me (Papademetriou)
** The Fourth Stall (Rylander)
** Icefall (Kirby)
** The Lions of Little Rock (Levine)
**The Running Dream (Van Draanen)

Title of 1st book: ____________________________________________________
Author: ______________________________ Date completed: _______________
Title of 2nd book: ______________________________________________________
Author: _____________________________ Date completed: _______________
Please submit this paper on the first day of class in August.

Parent signature: ____________________________________________

Student name: ____________________________


7th & 8th Grade Summer Reading 2017

2017 Summer Reading List
Rising Seventh & Eighth Grades

The Summer reading list comes from the South Carolina Beta Club. Students are required to read TWO books from the list. If you are hopeful to be in Beta Club as a 7th or 8th grader, then you should read at least three or four of the books on the list.

 

      The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  1.      We Will Not be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler by Russle Freedman
  2.       Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl”Reporter, Nellie Bly by Deborah Noyes
  3.      The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  4.       A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  5.      Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  6.      A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  7.     Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  8.     War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
  9.    The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  10.    Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  11.   Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

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