Middle School Suggested Summer Reading
Reading is very important to your students’ futures. The higher their level of literacy, the greater the opportunities they will have in education. Please keep your child reading this summer by checking out the summer reading clubs at your local public library or by using the attached suggested summer reading list.
The attached Reading Takes You Places Activity and Suggested Summer Reading List (See Below) may help you and your child pick out good books. We understand that our readers like to use the public library and book stores so The Reading Takes You Places may also be completed with titles of your own choosing. Reading Takes You Places is optional but completed posters and maps will be eligible for a reading prize the first week of school. However, we think the Reading Takes You Places is going to be so much fun that the whole family might want to get in on the action! Much of the Suggested Summer Reading List was compiled from student and teacher suggestions as well as professional journals. Many of the genres are represented. If your child gets hooked on an author, you may want to check out other titles by that same author!
Book summaries are provided compliments of the publishers on the Library’s online public access catalog DESTINY. You can find Destiny by going to www.lmsd.org. Select Quick Links, Library Pages, your school, and Destiny in the upper left hand corner.
Getting physical books during the Covid-19 Crisis may be difficult. We encourage you to read ebooks offered by the Lower Merion Township Libraries, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the free audio and ebooks available to you from our Library Blackboards. The ebooks on the Library Blackboards have direct links to the books and do not require accounts. Most of these titles should be available through August 31st.
Please remember that we have not personally read each book on the list , all of the books by each author, or all of the free audio/ebooks. Although these books have been recommended for middle school readers by a variety of sources, the list represents a wide range of reading levels as well as levels of sophistication. Therefore, it is very important that you screen the books personally for content that you feel might not be appropriate for your child.
Have a wonderful and relaxing summer.
Ms. McDermott, Bala Cynwyd Middle School Librarian
Dr. Markey, Welsh Valley Middle School Librarian