CLARKE MIDDLE SCHOOL / WOODLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
2017 Summer Reading List
Brian’s Return by Gary Paulsen
After having survived alone in the wilderness, Brian finds that he can no longer live in the city but must return to the place where he really belongs.
Frindle by Clements
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly move beyond his control.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce.
Orphan of Ellis Island by Woodruff
During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro, a ten-year-old foster child, travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America.
Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar
When Laura Sibbie starts a club called Pig City, she incites a near-war among her sixth-grade classmates and generates the creation of a rival club that has designs on Pig City’s precious box of secrets.
Stone Fox by Gardiner
Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather’s farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.
The 39 Clues: Book One: Maze of Bones by Riordan
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family’s power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice – take a million dollars and walk away … or get the first clue? If you’re Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue – and begin a very dangerous race.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis (challenging)
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.