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Summer Reading List

June: Integrity – Living a set of values which includes honesty, respect for others, and a sense of personal responsibility


Hard Work, But It’s Worth It / The life of Jimmy Carter / Bethany Hegedus (2020)
How to Apologize / David LaRochelle (2021)
The Tale of the Mandarin Duck: A Modern Fable / Bette Midler (2021)
The World Needs More Purple People / Kristen Bell (2020)
It’s Not My Fault! / Jory John (2020)
Fred’s Big Feelings : The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers / Laura Renauld (2020)
I Promise / written by LeBron James (2020)


Here in the Real World / Sara Pennypacker (2020)
Operation Frog Effect / Sarah Lynn Scheerger (2020)
Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid / Mikaila Ulmer (2020)
Caterpillar Summer / Gillian McDunn (2019)
Here in the Real World / Sara Pennypacker (2020)
Spell & Spindle / Michelle Schusterman (2018)
The Case of the Red Rubber Ball / John R. Erickson (2020)
Dan, Unmasked / Chris Negron (2020)

Middle School

A Good Kind of Trouble / Lisa Moore Ramée (2019)
I Can Make This Promise / Christine Day (2019)
The Only Black Girls in Town / Brandy Colbert (2020)
Starfish / Lisa Fipps (2021)
The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother) / David Levithan (2021)
The Smartest Kid in the Universe / Chris Grabenstein (2020)
The Boys in the Back Row / Mike Jung (2020)
Lupe Wong Won’t Dance / Donna Barbra Higuera (2020)
Finding Junie Kim / Ellen Oh (2021

High School

Charming as a Verb / Ben Philippe (2020)
Love is a Revolution / Renée Watson (2021)
The Fountains of Silence / Ruta Sepetys (2019)
The Magnolia Sword : a Ballad of Mulan / Thomas, Sherry (2019)
Lore / Alexandra Bracken (2021)
You Should See Me in a Crown / Leah Johnson (2020)
Everything Sad Is Untrue / Daniel Nayeri (2020)


Miep and the most famous diary: The woman who rescued Anne Frank’s Diary / Meeg Pincus (2019)
Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker / Powell (2020)
At the Mountain’s Base / Traci Sorell (2019)

July: Generosity – Unselfish giving and sharing of resources, time and talents with others

The Giving Day: a Cubby Hill Tale / Cori Doerrfeld. (2020)
Goat’s Coat / by Tom Percival; illustrated by Christine Pym. (2018)
Dozens of Doughnuts / Carrie Finison; illustrated by Brianne Farley. (2020)
Paletero Man / Lucky Diaz (2021)
The Little Red Stroller / Joshua Furst ; illustrated by Katy Wu.(2019)
Harold Loves His Woolly Hat / by Vern Kousky. (2019)

The Lion of Mars / Jennifer Holm (2021)
Paws for a Cause / Kyla May (2020)
Saucy / Cynthia Kadohota (2020)
Skunk and Badger / Amy Timberlake (2020)

Middle School
Millionaires for the Month / Stacy McAnulty (2020)
Saint Ivy: Kind at All Costs / Morrison, Laurie (2021)
Small Mercies / Bridget Krone (2020)
White Bird / R.J. Palacio (2019)

High School
The Inheritance Games / Jennifer Lynn Barnes (2020)
A Curse So Dark and Lonely / Brigid Kemmerer (2019)
Not My Problem / Ciara Smyth (2021)
Down Comes the Night / Allison Saft (2021)
Jackpot / Nic Stone (2019)

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat / by Vern Kousky. (2019)
Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light / Apryl Stott. (2020)

August: Gratitude – Feeling and expressing thankful appreciation for benefits received.

The Thank You Book, by Mary Lyn Ray (2018)
Around the Table that Grandad Built, by Melanie Heuiser Hill (2019)
Saturday, by Oge Mora (2019)
Apple Cake: A Gratitude, by Genevieve Godbout (2019)
Three, by Stephen Michael King (2021)
Sincerely, Emerson: A Girl, Her Letter, and the Helpers All Around Us, by Emerson Weber (2021)
A Good Trade, by Alma Fullerton (2020)

Billy Miller Makes a Wish, by Kevin Henkes (2021)
Stargazing, by Jen Wang (2019) only 2 copies
Blue Skies, by Anne Bustard (2020)
Other Words for Home, by Jasmine Warga (2019)
The House that Lou Built, by Mae Respicio (2018)

Middle School
When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson (2020)
Stand up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim (2020) 3 copies
Just Like That, by Gary D. Schmidt (2021)
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, by Dan Gemeinhart (2019)
Mananaland , by Pam Munoz Ryan (2020)

 High School
The Black Kids, by Christina Hammonds Reed (2020)
The Electric Kingdom, by David Arnold (2021)
Not Our Summer, by Casie Bazay (2021)
The Marvelous Mirza Girls, by Sheba Karim (2021)


Saturday, by Oge Mora (2019)
Around the Table that Grandad Built, by Melanie Heuiser Hill (2019)