Summer Reading 2017

2017 Summer Reading

+Dear Parents and Students,

As summer approaches we offer to you the Summer Reading Lists for students in upcoming grades 1 – 8. The Summer Reading List is not meant to be a punishment, but as a way for students to maintain reading and comprehension skills during the summer months.

In fact, according to the American Library Association, summer reading is the best way to help kids retain critical reading, study, and academic skills developed during the school year. But that’s not all—books can be just plain fun! Kids get to explore topics outside their normal curriculum and bring those discoveries with them into the new school year.

Some parents and students will quite naturally spend time each day reading for enjoyment. I hope you will build time into the day to read. For the younger students, plan on some special reading time together! Choosing a variety of genres allows students to sample a variety of styles of stories.

For many years we have partnered with Barnes & Noble Book Sellers at Main Street in Exton for our annual book fair. This makes it super easy to find and purchase the summer reading required books and to help out the school library at the same time. The Book Fair this year is June 5 – 7. SCRIP gift cards can be purchased to use at B & N.

So whether you are a willing or a reluctant reader, there are plenty of options for you this summer. In most grades the teachers include a form for students to complete while reading the books. The form is to help readers remember the content as the books will be used for the first ELA (and other content areas) assignments in the fall. Students should bring the papers back to school the first week of school.

May the Son of God shine on you this summer with peace, joy, and happiness! Happy reading!

Sister Joan Felicia, IHM, Principal


First Grade

  • Required reading:
    • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • Suggested reading:
    • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud
    • Narwhat Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton
    • Where are my Books by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Second Grade

  • Required reading:
    • Penny and the Marble by Kevin Henkes
    • Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy
  • Suggested reading:
    • Humphrey’s Tiny Tales by Betty Birney
    • Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
    • Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Grade Fifth

  • Suggested Reading
    • Back in Time with Thomas Edison by Dan Gutman
    • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    • Pie by Sarah Weeks

Sixth grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade