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LCSS summer 2008 reading list

POSTED: June 11, 2008 5:00 a.m.
Liberty County Schools Summer Reading List 2008

Purpose:

• To encourage a variety of reading, NOT to limit reading

• To involve parents with childís selection of books

• To provide a sampling of informational and fictional text from a variety of subjects.

• To meet the demands of the Georgia Performance Standards, which includes  ELARC1
Students read a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. Students read both informational and fictional texts related to various subject areas.

    

Pre-K-Kindergarten


Moongame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asch

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything . . . . . Broach

Emmaís Turtle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bunting

Biscuit (series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Capucilli

Red-eyed Tree Frog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cowley

Where Do Balloons Go? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis

Crayon Box That Talked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DeRolf

Feathers for Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ehlert

I.Q. Goes to the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fraser

Pattern Bugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Harris

Little Puff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hillert

A Second Is a Hiccup: Book of Time . .  . . . . Hutchins
Tadpoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James

Anansi and the Talking Melon . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimmel

Rainstorm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lehman

Rainbow Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phister

Tiptoe Into Kindergarten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rogers

Where The Wild Things Are . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sendak

Play, Mozart, Play! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . .Sis

Do You Have A Hat? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spinelli

Grumpy Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tankard

Round Is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes . . . . .Thong

Who is Driving? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timmers



First and second grades


President George Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adler

The Twin Princesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arnold

Flat Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown

Magic School Bus Series . . . . . . . . . .Cole & Degen

Diary of a Spider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cronin

Second Grade Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Danziger

Pee Wee Scouts Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Delton

Bow Wow Meow: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . Florian

Rotten Ralph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gantos

You read to Me, Iíll Read to You: . . . . . .Hoberman

Why Do Birds Sing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holub

Class Clown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hurwitz

Kick, Pass, and Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kessler

Batter Up Wombat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lester

No Fighting, NO Biting! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minarik

Lemonade for Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Murphy

Hard-Times Jar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smothers

The Greatest Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stowell

Take Care Good Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thomas

Count Me a Rhyme . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . Yolen

Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? . . . . . . . . . .Zoehfeld



Third through fifth grades


Satchel Paige: Donít Look Back . . . . . . . . . . . .Adler

Mr. Popperís Penguins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atwater

The Fighting Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avi

Go Figure! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ball

Charlie Skedaddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beatty

The Goat Lady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bregoli

The Hero and the Minotaur . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . Byrd

 Try It! . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland

Artemis Fowl Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Colfer

How Dogs Think: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Coren

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher . . . . . . . . .Coville

Mr. Chickeeís Funny Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis

Matilda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dahl

The Future is Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixon

Jackieís Wild Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hobbs

Walt Whitman: Words for America  . . . . . . . Kerley

Killer Rocks from Outer Space: . . . . . . . . . .Koppes

The Man Who Made Time Travel . . . . . . . . . .Lasky

Sing Down the Moon . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . O'Dell

Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders . . . . Parker

I am Rosa Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Parks & Haskins

NBA Action from A to Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Preller

The War with Grandpa. . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .  . .Smith

Mufaroís Beautiful Daughters: . . . . . . . . . . . Steptoe

The Storm Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zolotow



Sixth through eighth grades


Little Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alcott

Flags of our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima . . . . Bradley

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. . . . . . . .Coerr

Bucking the Sarge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Curtis

Donít Look Behind You  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duncan

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery . . . . . . . . . . Feinstein

The Whipping Boy . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . Fleischmann

Breaking  Through . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Francisco

Inkheart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Funke

Slam! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Myers

The Girl Who Owned a City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nelson

Eragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paolini

Same Stuff as Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paterson

My Life in Dog Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paulsen

How to Split an Atom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richardson

Over the Wall . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ritter

Under the Blood-Red Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salisbury

The Ancient Chinese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shuter

Jesse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Soto

Milkweed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spinelli

The Dare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stine

The Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Taylor

Diceyís Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Voight

The Five Biggest Ideas in Science . . . . . . . . . . . .Wynn



Ninth through twelfth grades


Friday Night Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bissinger

Electric Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bondanis

March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Brooks

My Left Foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brown

The Good Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Buck

Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic . . Cone

Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Crutcher

The Unresolved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutton

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens . . . . . . . Foster

One Hundred Years of Solitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garcia

Grayson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cox

The Curious Incident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Haddon

Dune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herbert

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl . . . . . . . . . . Harriet

The Foretelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoffman

B is for Buster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game . . . . . . . . . .Lewis

The Hunterís Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Melling

Death of a Salesman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Miller

The Lost Mother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morris

Monster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Myers

Rock Star, Superstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nelson

Mayflower: a Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philbrick

The Taming of the Shrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shakespeare

The Last Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sleator

Living Up the Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Soto

Uglies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westerfeld

Deathwatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .White

Smashed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zailckas

Elsewhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zevin

 

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