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Summer Reading List 2017

Summer reading list for kids Delphi Boston

It’s tough to plan for the next school year right after the previous one ends. The summer tempts us to let our kids relax, get off schedule and play to their heart’s content, but having such a long break without, bare minimum, a summer reading list can make the transition back to school all the harder for your kids. Not to say they can’t relax, but just be sure they engage in mentally stimulating activities during the season. Otherwise, all the progress they made throughout the previous school year may get lost in the summer languish.

One of the best ways to keep your kids sharp and ready for the school year ahead is to make sure they’re reading at least weekly. That’s why at Delphi Academy, our students have a required reading list to complete before they return to school. The following is a comprehensive list of our summer reading program by grade.

Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten

For our preschoolers, pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners, we require that they finish the following eight books: (1) And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, (2) Waiting by Kevin Henkes, (3) The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop, (4) Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko and Melissa Sweet, (5) A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma, (6) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., (7) Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and (8) The Mitten by Jan Brett.

First and Second Grades

For our first and second graders, we require that they finish the following six books: (1) Quest by Aaron Becker, (2) Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by K. A. Applegate, (3) Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman, (4)  Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, (5) Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and (6) Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows.

Third and Fourth Grades

For our third and fourth graders, we require that they finish the following two books: (1) Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and (2) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Fifth Grade

For our third and fourth graders, we require that they finish the following two books: (1) The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern and (2) The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt.

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades

For our sixth, seventh and eighth graders, we require that they finish the following two books: (1) The Crossover by Kwame Alexander and (2) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Ninth and Tenth Grades

For our ninth and tenth graders, we require that they finish The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

Eleventh and Twelfth Grades

For our eleventh and twelfth graders, we require that they finish The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Keeping your kids stimulated is the best way to foster intellectual growth. Don’t think of this summer reading as all work and no play for your kids, though. Our hand-picked selection of books is equal parts entertaining and stimulating. For more information about Delphi Boston’s summer reading program, give us a call at 617-333-9610!


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