Whew! You made it through another school year. Now you can just relax and READ! Reading at least 30 minutes a day all summer will make sure you are ready for next school year!
Incoming Fifth Graders (that’s you) are REQUIRED to read at least THREE books. Click here for a PDF version of this information.
From the 2015-2016 Sunshine State Young Readers (SSR) List
- Everyone MUST read: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must draw on their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?—Amazon.com
Assignment: After finishing Chasing Vermeer, complete the project (attached) DUE Friday, August 28. That’s the first week of school – so don’t wait until the last minute!
- Choose at least ONE additional book from the 2015-2016 Sunshine State Young Readers list: Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Blast Off! by Nate Ball The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur The Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman Jack Strong Takes a Stand by Tommy Greenwald
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm Jungle of Bones by Ben Mikaelsen
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Project Jackalope by Emily Exton
by Christopher Healy The Secret of Rover by Rachel Wildavsky
The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman Seeing Red by Katherine Erskine
Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts Skink – No Surrender by Carl Hiassen
Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman Stung by Bethany Wiggins
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart Tesla’s Attic by Neil Shusterman and Eric Elfman
Pie by Sarah Weeks The Testing by Joelle Charbanneau
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
- Choose at least one additional book – anything