Algonquin Regional High School

2021 Summer Reading

Please review the full reading list here. You can also visit the school website as well for additional summer challenge information

All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson.
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace. 
Atomic Women by Roseanne Montillo.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass.
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Fredrick Joseph
The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Swoon
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Dangerous Secrets by Mari Mancusi
The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Flamer by Mike Curato
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Lost Book of The White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokudo-Hall
One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House.
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller.
Tweet Cute: A Novel by Emma Lord
We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding

P. Brent Trottier Middle School

2021 Summer Reading


Please review the full reading list here. You can also visit the school website as well for additional summer challenge information.

Grades 6, 7, and 8

Nonfiction
All thirteen : the incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys' soccer team / Christina Soontornvat
Chance : escape from the Holocaust / Uri Shulevitz
Condor comeback / written by Sy Montgomery ; photos by Tianne Strombeck
It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah
Lifting as we climb : black women's battle for the ballot box / Evette Dionne
Poisoned Water / Candy Cooper
War Fever / Randy Roberts *Mature
When Stars are Scattered/ Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Fiction
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge By M.T. Anderson
Before the Ever After By Jacqueline Woodson
Dog Driven By Terry Lynn Johnson
Echo’s Sister by Paul Mosier
Fabulous Zed Watson By Basil Sylvester
Framed!: a T.O.A.S.T. Mystery By James Ponti
Front Desk By Kelly Yang
How to Save the Universe Without Really Trying: Dimension Why by John Cusick
Maybe He Just Likes You By Barbara Dee
The Night Diary By Veera Hiranandani
Not As We Know It By Tom Avery
Nyxia By Scott Reintgen
*Patron Saints of Nothing By Randy Ribay *mature
The Perfect Score By Roy Buyea
The Prettiest By Brigit Young
Resistance By Jennifer Nielsen 
Show Me a Sign By Ann Clare LeZotte
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
*The Sun is Also a Star By Nicola Yoon *mature
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid By Colin Meloy
Wild Robot By Peter Brown

 

 


Margaret A. Neary Elementary School

Summer 2021


Please review the full reading list here. You can also visit the school website as well for additional summer challenge information.

Grade 4
*American Girls-various authors
*Amulet-Kibuishi
*Baby Mouse-Holm
*Bad Kitty-Bruel
*Big Nate-Peirce
*Bunnicula-Howe
El Deafo-Bell
*Encyclopedia Brown-Sobol
*I Survived-Tarshis
Last Summer with Maizon-Woodson
*Little House-Wilder
Oggie Cooder- Weeks
*Spiderwick Chronicles-Diterlizzi & Black
*Time Warp Trio-Scieszka
*Wayside School-Sachar
*Who/What Was-various authors
A Dog’s Life-Martin
Because of Winn-Dixie-DiCamillo
*Brian’s Saga-Paulson
Crenshaw-Applegate
The Gold Cadillac-Taylor
*Hank Zipper-Winkler
*Jedi Academy-Brown
*Kidnapped-Korman
One and Only Ivan-Applegate
*Poppy and Rye-Avi
*Ranger in Time-Messner
*Shiloh-Naylor

* = book series

Grade 5
A Dog’s Life-Martin
Because of Winn-Dixie-DiCamillo
*Brian’s Saga-Paulson
Crenshaw-Applegate
The Gold Cadillac-Taylor
*Hank Zipper-Winkler
*Jedi Academy-Brown
*Kidnapped-Korman
One and Only Ivan-Applegate
*Poppy and Rye-Avi
*Ranger in Time-Messner
*Shiloh-Naylor
*39 Clues-Riordan
A Single Shard-Park
Because of Mr. Terupt-Buyea
Bridge to Terabithia-Patterson
*Charlie Bone -Nimmo
*Chronicles of Narnia- Lewis
Flora and Ulysses- DiCamillo
*Goosebump -Stine
Inside Out and Back Again -Lai
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus-Bowling
*Land of Stories -Colfer
Ninth Ward-Rhodes
Out of My Mind -Draper
Rain Reign -Martin
Savvy -Law
Small as an Elephant-Jacobson
*Swindle-Korman
*Warriors- Erin Hunter
Capture the Flag-Messner
*Dragon Rider-Funke
The Dreamer-Ryan
*Fablehaven-Mull
*Guardians of Ga’Hoole-Lasky
*Harry Potter#1-3-Rowling
Holes-Sachar
*Julie of the Wolves-George
*Mysterious Benedict Society-StewartRaymie Nightingale-DiCamillo
Restart-Korman
The Secret Language of Girls-Dowell
*Series of Unfortunate Events-Snicket
*Tapper Twins-Rodkey
Turtle in Paradise-Holm
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle-Avi
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
1963-Curtis
The Westing Game-Raskin
When You Reach Me-Stead
Wonder-Palacio

* = book series

Grade 4 & Grade 5

Fiction
Title Author
Amina’s Voice...............................................................................................................................Khan
Becoming Naomi  Leon..............................................................................................................Ryan
Cloudy Day, Sunny Day................................................................................................................Crews
Daniel’s Pet / Daniel y su mascota ..............................................................................................Ada
Dumpling Days............................................................................................................................ Lin
Everlasting Nora: A Novel .......................................................................................................... Cruz
Finding the Music / En pos de la música.....................................................................................Torres
From the Desk of Zoe Washington..............................................................................................Marks
Galaxy Games: The Challengers............................................................................................ Fishbone
George........................................................................................................................................ Gino
Ghost / Patina / Sunny.............................................................................................................Reynolds
Hurricane Child.......................................................................................................................Callender
Lies and Other Tall Tales......................................................................................................... Hurston Lights Out!.............................................................................................................................Medearis
Mulan: Before the Sword....................................................................................................... Lin
Rickshaw Girl ........................................................................................................................ Perkins
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say...................................................................................... Dominguez
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond ......................................................................... Woods
The Color of my Words...............................................................................................................Joseph
The Magician’s Elephant....................................................................................................... DiCamillo
Tia Lola (series) .........................................................................................................................Alvarez
Tofu Quilt.................................................................................................................................... Yueng
Where’s Rodney?.......................................................................................................Bogan & Cooper
Who Got Game?: Baseball..................................................................................................... Barnes
Yasmin: the Painter ................................................................................................................. Faruqi

Traditional Literature
(Folktales, Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths)


Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella............................................................. Fleishman
More Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World........................................................................Olson
Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales.............................................................................Mandela
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection ...........................................Campoy and Ada
The Jumbies.............................................................................................................................. Baptiste
The Magical Monkey King: Mischief in Heaven..............................................................................Jiang

Science Fiction & Fantasy

City Trilogy........................................................................................................................................Yep
How to Train Your Dragon (series)................................................................................................Cowell
Notebook of Doom (series).....................................................................................................Cummings
Secrets of Droon (Series).............................................................................................................Abbott
Spiderwick Chronicles (series).....................................................................................Black & DiTerlizzi
The Coin Slot Chronicles...........................................................................................................Jennings
The Land of Stories (series)...........................................................................................................Colfer
The True Meaning of Smekday.........................................................................................................Rex
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon ...............................................................................................Lin

Biography and Autobiography

A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland…………….…………………...…………...Lyons
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade .............................Sweet
Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World
…......Fern
Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist.................................................................................................Wood
Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows A Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird
…....Copeland
Growing Up Pedro ......................................................................................................................Tavares
Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen ................................................................................................Florence
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker.........................................................................Powell
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx ............................................................................Winter
Temple Grandin: How the Girl who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
…....Montgomery
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop..............................................Hill

Historical Fiction

Ahimsa.......................................................................................................................................... Kelkar
Breaking Stalin’s Nose.................................................................................................................Yelchin
One Crazy Summer........................................................................................................Williams-Garcia
Pax......................................................................................................................................Pennypacker
Riding Freedom.............................................................................................................................. Ryan
Talking Leaves............................................................................................................................Bruchac
The Mighty Miss Malone ................................................................................................................Curtis

Informational Books

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World ........................................................Smith
A Child’s Introduction to African American History......................................................................... Asim
Brave. Black. First: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the world............................... Cheryl
Willis Hudson Howard Thurman’s Great Hope................................................................................. Issa
Jazz............................................................................................................................................... Myers
Meltrek: Exploring Ancient Africa ............................................................................................ Dr. Ma’at
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (series)..........................................................................................Hale
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting With the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands………….... Roy
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight For Integration ........................Tonatiuh
Volcano Rising..............................................................................................................................Rusch
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball...............................................................Nelson
What Was / What Is (series)........................................................................................................various

Poetry

Bravo: Poems about Amazing Hispanics...................................................................................... Engle
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship ..........................................Latham
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths..........................................................................Singer
Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems/Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales..................................Paschkis
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat ...........................................Giovanni
Let’s Play! Poems about Sports and Games From Around the World.................... Chatterjee & D’Arcy
Love to Langston........................................................................................................................Medina
My First Book of Korean Words.....................................................................................Amen IV & Park
Poems In The Attic......................................................................................................................Grimes
The Great Migration: Journey to the North............................................................................ Greenfield