Book List for Summer Reading

Recommended Summer Book List for Incoming 6th Graders

All students attending Bryant Middle School must read 3-5 books over the course of the summer. Then, they must select one of the books to present to the class as a Book Talk upon returning to school in the Fall. (Details about the assignment will be shared by your Language Arts teacher in the Fall). Here are some recommendations but you are encouraged to use your lexile level from the Spring Reading NWEA to choose a high interest book of your choice that will challenge your reading ability.

**********Please choose a chapter book and not a graphic novel.***********

Crash by Jerry Spinelli Lexile: 560

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson Lexile: 580

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Lexile: 590

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Lexile: 640

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Giff Lexile: 650

Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine Lexile: 670

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Lexile: 670

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Lexile: 670

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park Lexile: 720

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Lexile: 740

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh Lexile: 760

Refugee by Alan Gratz Lexile: 800

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Lexile: 810

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Lexile: 820

Matilda by Roald Dahl Lexile: 840

Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson Lexile: 880

The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis Lexile: 920

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Lexile: 930

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Lexile: 950

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Lexile: 1000

Last Week! Lots going on!

Monday: Unit Seven Test Social Studies
Tuesday: Field Trip Performing Arts Center: Swimming: Bring bag lunch, towel and a change of clothes. Wear your swimwear under your clothes.
Wednesday: Field Day!
Thursday: Promotion at 2:00 pm
Friday: Goodbye Breakfast: students only

Its a busy week! Enjoy all the moments!