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Summer Reading List

St. Augustine Catholic School

Summer Reading List

Incoming 1st Graders
Goodnight Gorilla by, Peggy Rathmann
Hop on Pop by, Dr. Seuss

Incoming 2nd Graders
Earthquake in the Early Morning by, Mary Pope Osborne
Amelia Bedelia by, Peggy Parish
Henry and Mudge The First Book by, Cynthia Rylant
Ready Freddy, Tooth Trouble by, Abby Klein

Incoming 3rd Graders
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by, R. Atwater
My Teacher is an Alien by, Bruce Coville
My Father’s Dragon by, Ruth Stiles Gannett

Incoming 4th Graders
Shiloh by, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
No Talking by, Andrew Clements
Wringer by, Jerry Spinelli

Incoming 5th Graders
Incoming 5th graders must read two books – one from each category. Both books must be read by the first day of school. Students may be quizzed or tested over these works. Students may also be asked to create a project based on the novels they have read.

Category 1: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Counting by 7’s by, Holly Goldberg Sloan OR The Metropolitans by, Carol Goodman

Category 2: Fiction
Short by, Holly Goldberg Sloan OR Hatchet by, Gary Paulsen

Incoming 6th Graders
*Crenshaw by, Katherine Applegate
Aesop’s Favorite Fables by, Milo Winter-illustrator)
Bible verses: (NLT) Isaiah 40:28-31 Proverbs 2:1-5

Incoming 7th Graders
*Ungifted by, Gordon Korman
Wishtree by, Katherine Applegate
Bible verses: (NLT) Philippians 4:8-9 Psalm 91

Incoming 8th Graders
*Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by, Jordan Sonnenblick

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
A Year Down Yonder by, Richard Peck
*Handbook for Today’s Catholic Teen by, Jim Auer
Bible verses: (NLT) 1 Corinthians 13 Jeremiah 29:11

All books should be completed by the first day of school. Students will be taking an essay test over each novel during their first week of school. No exceptions will be made. No extensions will be given.