East Meadow School District
2017 Summer Reading List


Baseball Fever by Joanna Hurwitz (advanced and intermediate)
Ten-year-old Ezra tries to convince his scholarly father that his baseball fever is not wasting his mind.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother’s other ideas.

Claudia Cortez: Friends Forever by Diana Gallagher
The cheerleaders are chosen unfairly, but Monica want’s to try out anyway. How can Claudia support her and change the way things work at school?

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell (advanced and intermediate)
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.

Marvin Redpost: Class President by Louis Sachar (beginners)
Even though they have all come to school in holey clothes, Marvin and his third grade class manage to impress their surprise visitor–the President of the United States.

The Time Warp Trio: Summer Reading is Killing Me by Jon Szieszka
At the beginning of summer vacation Joe, Sam, and Fred find themselves trapped inside their summer reading list, involved in a battle between good and evil characters from well-known children’s books.

Wanna Buy an Alien by Eve Bunting
For his eleventh birthday Ben receives an offer of a ride to the planet Cham with an alien named Iku, and when the appointed meeting time arrives he is not sure if he faces an exciting opportunity or horrible danger

Winning Season: Fast Company by Rich Wallace
When sixth-grader Manny Ramos, one of the fastest runners on the youth football team, joins the new track club, he hopes that his light weight will be a benefit in racing against more experienced guys.



Emma by Jane Austen
Emma tries to impose her match making ideas on everyone and finds that sometimes she should desist.

Seven Stories by H.G. Wells
Clayton meets a ghost, and learns from him the signs that bring the dead back, as ghosts, into the world of the living. But what will happen if Clayton uses the signs himself? Fotheringay has lots of fun when he discovers that he can work miracles, but he goes too far, and almost destroys the earth, and everything on it. There are also exciting stories in this collection about a boy who seems to have found heaven; the New Accelerator, a liquid which makes people move much faster than normal; and an apple which will give anyone who eats it endless knowledge.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Victor Frankenstein tries to create life, but instead creates a monster, one who vows revenge on the scientist for creating and abandoning him.

Before We Were free by Julia Alvaraz
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo

Snow Bound by Henry Mazer
Two teenagers are stranded in a snow storm when their car skids off the highway.


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