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Summer Reading Program

All Adams Students

Each student is strongly encouraged to read two books from the list below.  Choose books from the grade level you are entering in the Fall.  We encourage students to read as many books as possible from their grade level list. 


In addition to reading, each student should complete a book project.  Project options are listed below.  Students who complete their assignment will receive a certificate of completion, as well as be invited to a summer reading celebration.  Extra credit points will also be awarded in their Language Arts class.

Project Options:

  • Write a new ending
  • Design a game pertaining to the setting
  • Cast a movie for characters (can’t be a movie already)
  • Create a diorama of the setting
  • Create a sculpture from one of the characters
  • Write a critique giving your opinion of the novel
  • Make a poster showing characters, setting, and plot
  • Write a diary from the main character’s point of view
  • Make a cartoon
  • Make a travel brochure


Summer Reading Book Options

6th grade book options

7th grade book  options

8th grade book options

The Fighting Ground - Avi

The Thief of Always – Barker

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards – Braun

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi

Hope Was Here – Bauer

Hunger Games – Collins

On My Honor – Bauer

My Brother Sam is Dead – Collier

I am the Cheese – Cormier

The Wish Giver – Brittain

Bud; Not Buddy – Curtis

Jurassic Park – Crichton

The Incredible Journey – Burnford

Flipped – Draanen

Out of the Dust – Hesse

Walk Two Moons – Creech

Flush – Hiaasen

Red Scarf Girl – Jiang

The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 – Curtis

Redwall – Jacques

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Smith

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm – Farmer

The Eyes of the Dragon – King

Maus – Spiegelman

Baby – MacLachlan

A Single Shard – Park

When You Reach Me – Stead

Touching Spirit Bear – Mikaelsen

Devil’s Arithmetic – Yolen

Let the Circle be Unbroken – Taylor

Esperanza Rising - Ryan

A Wrinkle in Time – L’Engle

Dicey’s Song – Voigt

The Egypt Game – Snyder

A Day No Pigs Would Die – Peck

Make Lemonade – Wolff

No More Dead Dogs – Korman

The Witches of Worm – Snyder

The Pigman – Zindel

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh – O’Brien

The Headless Cupid - Snyder

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Haddon



Funny in Farsi – Dumas



Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Millman