Snowden School Suggested Summer Reading List Summer 2014

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Snowden School Suggested Summer Reading List

Summer 2014

KK - Suggested Summer Reading List

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter

Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian by Jessica Spanyol

Max’s Words by Kate Banks

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss

Little Cliff’s First Day of School by Clifton L Taulbert

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Vorst

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant

I Knew You Could by Craig Dorfman

Young Cam Jansen & The Lost Tooth by David Adler

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

No Roses for Harry! By Gene Zion

Fourth Grade – Suggested Summer Reading List

Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Robert Bulla

The Haunting of Derek Stone: The Bayou Dogs by Tony Abbott

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David & Cambria Gordon

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Captain Underpants Series, by Dave Pilkey

The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

Joey Pizza Swallowed a Key by Jack Gantos

The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis

Charlie Bone and the Shadow (Children of the Red King Series #7) by Jenny Nimmos

First Grade – Suggested Summer Reading List

Arthur books

Biscuit books

Little Critter books

Bob Books

Frog and Toad books

Any book by: Ezra Jack Keats, Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, James Marshall

Fifth Grade – Suggested Summer Reading List

Bridge to Terabithia- Katherine Patterson

Bud, Not Buddy-Curtis

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler-Konigsburg

Island of the Blue Dolphins-O’Dell

Maniac Magee-Spinelli

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH- O’Brien

Out of the Dust-Karen Hesse

Poppy- Avi

Rascal- North

The Cay- Taylor

The Clay Marble- Mingfong Ho

The Gold Cadillac- Taylor

The Secret Garden- Burnett

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle- Avi

Tuck Everlasting- Babbit

Mick Harte Was Here- Barbara Park

Nothing But the Truth- Avi

Second Grade Suggested Summer Reading List for 2nd Grade

Reading List

Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

My Friend John by Charlotte Zolotow

The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m off to the Moon! By Dan Yaccarino

Follow the Moon by Sarah Weeks

Moon by Seymour Simon

Postcard Pest by Patricia Reilly Giff

Little Red Ant and the Big Crumb: A Mexican Fable by Shirley Climo

Suggested Series

Junie B. Jones

Iris and Walter

Henry and Mudge


Flat Stanley

Weird School Series

Primary CLUE (KK-3rd Grade) Reading List

K/1 -- Any Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish

2 -- Any Chris Van Allsburg books

3 -- Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Third Grade

1. The Chocolate Touch   by Patrick Catling - 3.0 reading level
2. Ramona the Brave  by Beverly Cleary- 3.0 reading level
3. The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me  by Bill/Carol Wallace- 3.5 reading level
4. The Littles Go to School   by John Peterson- 3.5 reading level
5. Otherwise known as Sheila The Great   by Judy Blume- 3.5 reading level
6. Encyclopedia Brown Boy Detective  by Donald J. Sobol- 3.6 reading level
7. I, Amber Brown  by Paula Danziger- 3.7 reading glevel
8. Scrambled Eggs Super  by Dr. Seuss- 3.7 reading level
9. The Lucky Stone  by Lucille Clifton- 3.8 reading level
10. Chocolate Fever  by Robert Kimmel Smith -4.5 reading level

Intermediate CLUE (4th and 5th Grades) Reading List

Entering 4th grade - Required – Read at least 2 of the books listed below:

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Henry & Risby – Beverly Cleary

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan

How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life & a Dog by Art Corriveau

A Dog’s Life: The Autobiorgraphy of a Stray by Ann M. Martin

Entering 5th grade – Required Read at least 2 of the books listed below:

Boy by Road Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The Last of the Really Great Whangoodles by Julies Andrews Edwards

Mick Harte was Here by Barbara Park

Stuart Little by E. B. White

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

The True Confession of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

***Math Summer Assignment - Stanford math passwords are valid all summer! Read & Calculate daily!!!!!!

***Study Island is available all summer!!!!!!!!!

Snowden School Summer Reading List


Sixth Grade

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond

Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Paterson

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Sixth Grade CLUE

See CLUE Middle School Reading List

Seventh Grade

It is suggested that students read at least two books from each category over the summer months. Visit for information detailing what you are to do when you have completed your reading assignment. Have this information ready when you return/begin school in August.



Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech The Giver – Lois Lowry

Letters from a Slave Girl – Mary Lyons The Red Scarf Girl – Ji-Li Jiang

Tears of a Tiger – Sharon Draper Farewell to Manzannar -

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen Jeanne Houston


Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamilton

In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle – Madeline Blais

Year of Impossible Goodbyes - Sook Nyul Choi

Gifted Hands – Dr. Ben Carson

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou



Search for Safety - John Langan

Double Dutch - Sharon Draper

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume

Nine Man Tree – Robert Peck

Space Station Seventh Grade – Jerry Spinelli

The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells


Jackie Robinson – Anne Schraff

Amelia Earhart: Flying for Adventure – Mary Dotson Wales

In These Girs, Hope is a Muscle - Madeline Blais

All Shook Up – Barry Denenberg

Soul Surfer - Bethany Hamilton

Seventh Grade CLUE

See CLUE Middle School Reading List

Eighth Grade

The following novels address common themes and units that students will study in 8th grade and will provide helpful background knowledge. Students are encouraged to select at least three.

American Revolution and the Civil War

  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

  • Chains by Laura Halse Anderson

  • Forge by Laura Halse Anderson

  • Fighting Ground by Avi

  • Soldiers Heart by Gary Paulsen

  • Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

  • Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells

The Great Depression and Civil Rights

  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

  • A Girl from Yam Hill by Beverly Cleary

  • End of a Dark Road by Crystal Thrash

  • Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildren Taylor

  • Devil on My Heels by Joyce McDonald

  • The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods

  • Freedom Songs by Yvette Moore

  • Mr. Touchdown by Lyda Phillips

Eighth Grade CLUE

See CLUE Middle School Reading List

***Math Summer Assignment - Stanford math passwords are valid all summer! Read & Calculate daily!!!!!!

***STUDY ISLAND is available all summer!!!!!!!
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