Book Lists for Summer Reading 2011

Elementary–Early Middle School

This year’s summer reading features some beautifully illustrated picture books.

Wiesner, David. June 29, 1999. New York: Clarion Books, 1992.

F. J. Gould. The Children’s Plutarch: Tales of the Greeks. Available at the following web address: Baldwin Online Children’s Literature Project

Barbara Cooney. Chanticleer and the Fox. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1958.

Diane Stanley. Peter the Great. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1999.

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales. Translated by Naomi Lewis. London: Penguin Books, 2010.

Washington Irving. Rip Van Winkle. Retold and Illustrated by John Howe. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1988.

Jean Fritz. The Cabin Faced West. New York: Puffin Books, 1958.

Aird, Hazel and Catherine Ruddiman. Henry Ford: Young Man with Ideas. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960.

Middle School, early High School

Orwell , George. Animal Farm.

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit.

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de. The Little Prince.

Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days.

Field, Rachel. Calico Bush. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1931.

Kipling, Rudyard. Captains Courageous.

Milne, A. A. Now We Are Six.

Gray, Elizabeth Janet. Adam of the Road.

High School

Nathaniel Hawthorne. House of the Seven Gables.

Anonymous. Beowulf. Translated by Seamus Heaney.

Herman Melville. Billy Budd.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.

Hugo, Victor. Les Miserables.

Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.

Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.