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5th and 6th Grade Summer Reading: Home

2021 summer reading for rising fifth and sixth graders

Required Reading: Rising 5th Graders

For rising fifth graders, the required reading is: 

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

  • TWO choice books from the independent reading list. Click the blue tabs near the top of the page to see some book trailers and descriptions for independent reading options!  You can also download the full list HERE.

Dav Pilkey Explains the Super Powers of Reading

Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants, shows why choosing what you want to read is a very good thing!

Source: Scholastic

Required Reading: Rising 6th Graders

For rising sixth graders, the required reading is:

  • Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith

  • THREE choice books from the independent reading list Click the blue tabs near the top of the page to see some book trailers and descriptions for independent reading options! You can also download the full list HERE.

Jason Reynolds: Why It's Important For Kids to Read

Jason Reynolds, author of Look Both Ways (a realistic fiction independent reading choice book) and the current Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, discusses why he feels it's important for kids to read.

Source: Left Bank Books