SSCPS Summer Reading - LEVEL III

Level III – Grades 5 and 6

ELA Required Reading: This year, students will be asked to read one novel from the Newbery Award Winning List (or another grade-appropriate text of their choosing) and complete two activities based on that novel. The first 28 books below are from that Newbery list -- feel free to choose from those or others.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students are encouraged to choose one of the following:

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 5

The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern
Any book from the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Any book from the Birchbark House series by Louise Erdrich

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 6

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods,Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals by Donna Jo Napoli and Christina Balit
The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Cookbooks for a fun read -- see below.
 

 

When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536212587
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

Hello, Universe Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062414168
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 7th, 2020

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207465
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763687649
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2016

The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250010230
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

Moon Over Manifest: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375858291
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Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2011

When You Reach Me: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375850868
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Published: Yearling - December 28th, 2010

The Graveyard Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060530945
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Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

Criss Cross Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780060092740
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Published: Greenwillow Books - December 26th, 2007

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763680893
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

A Single Shard Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547534268
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Published: Clarion Books - January 10th, 2011

Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

Holes (Holes Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414803
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Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

Out of the Dust (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780590371254
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 1999

The View from Saturday Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689817212
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1998

The Midwife's Apprentice Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780547722177
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Published: Clarion Books - June 19th, 2012

The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

Dicey's Song (The Tillerman Cycle #2) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781442428799
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2012

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142401200
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

Bridge to Terabithia Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060734015
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Published: HarperTeen - July 1st, 2008

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140384512
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Published: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001

Missing May (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439613835
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2004

Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689835827
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2000

Maniac Magee Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316809061
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 1999

The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson: The Story of Deborah Sampson Cover Image
By Ann McGovern, Harold Goodwin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780590430524
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 1990

Little House in the Big Woods Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400015
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

Farmer Boy (Little House #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400039
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

Little House on the Prairie Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400022
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House #4) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064400046
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House #5) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400053
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

The Long Winter (Little House #6) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400060
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

Little Town on the Prairie (Little House #7) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064400077
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

These Happy Golden Years (Little House #8) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400084
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

The First Four Years (Little House #9) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400312
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

The Game of Silence (Birchbark House #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064410298
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Published: HarperCollins - June 13th, 2006

The Porcupine Year (Birchbark House #3) Cover Image
By Louise Erdrich, Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064410304
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Published: HarperCollins - September 14th, 2010

Chickadee (Birchbark House #4) Cover Image
By Louise Erdrich, Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060577926
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Published: HarperCollins - August 27th, 2013

Makoons (Birchbark House #5) Cover Image
By Louise Erdrich, Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780060577957
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Published: HarperCollins - August 7th, 2018

The Golden Goblet (Newbery Library, Puffin) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140303353
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Published: Puffin Books - May 6th, 1986

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals Cover Image
By Donna Napoli, Christina Balit (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781426313806
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 22nd, 2013

Kane Chronicles, The, Book One The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book One) Cover Image
By Rick Riordan, Matt Griffin (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368013581
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 3rd, 2018