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2016-2017 school year.

Additional Reading for 5th and 6th Graders

TEMS 5th and 6th Grade Teacher Favorites for Additional Fun Summer Reading! 

Mr. Allison : Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Allan W. Eckert

Mr. Broadhead : The Danger Box by Blue Balliett, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick, Miss Peregrine series by Ransom Riggs

Mrs. FischerAnne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson, El Deafo by Cece Bell, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Ms. Henry : The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, Hidden Talents by David Lubar, Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

Mrs. Holmes : Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 

Mr. Klass : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Holes by Louis Sachar

Mrs. LoukissasDaphne’s Book by Mary Downing Hahn, The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, That Was Then, This Is Now by S. E. Hinton, The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, Hero by Mike Lupica

Mrs. MatillaOkay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Mr. MattisonWhere the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, Who was Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman, The Giver by Lois Lowry

Dr. McDermottEscape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein, Iron Thunder by Avi, The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

Ms. Peck  : Masterminds trilogy by Gordon Korman, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, The Mickey Bolitar series by Harlan Coben, The Making of a Navy SEAL by Brandon Webb

Mrs. RadicoThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

VFMS 5th and 6th Grade Teacher Favorites for Additional Fun Summer Reading! 

Mrs. Buoso: Savvy and Scumble by Ingrid Law

Mrs. Guistwhite: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Mrs. Hill: The Uglies and The Pretties Series by Scott Westerfeld

Mrs. King: Schooled by Gordon Korman, The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz

Mrs. McClain: If a Tree Falls at Lunch by Gennifer Choldenko, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, and One Crazy Summer by RitWilliams-Garcia

Mrs. Reid: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine, Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jennifer Bryant, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Mrs. Scully: Any title by author Judy Blume

Mrs. Sparano: Wonder by R. J. Palacio, Alexander Hamilton: the Outsider by Jean Fritz, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Mrs. Sullivan: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, Percy Jackson Series by Rick Rhordan, Rules by Cynthia Lord


Additional Books for 7th and 8th Graders

If you liked The Crossover, you might like some other novels written in verse

  • All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg
  • Audacity by Melanie Crowder
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Free Verse by Sarah Dooley
  • Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
  • House Arrest by K.A. Holt
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
  • May B. by Caroline Rose
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt
  • Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs by Ronald Koertge
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Pinkney
  • A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
  • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

Some other books by Kwame Alexander

  • Booked (a novel in verse)
  • Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Bad (picture book)
  • Surf’s Up (picture book)
  • And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems (collection of poems)

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