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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

From the 2014-2015 Sunshine State Young Readers (SSR) List

  1. Everyone MUST read:

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library   by Chris Brabenstein

Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2013: “… part Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part A Night in the Museum, and a whole lot of fun. When the eccentric inventor of video and board games returns to his hometown to build a library the likes of which has never been seen, he brings with him the most spectacular puzzler of them all. Seventh grader Kyle Keeley wants, more than anything, to be the winner of Mr. Lemoncello’s latest challenge but it will take skill, wit, and ultimately teamwork to come out on top. With a delightful cast of characters and the homey feel of family game night, Chris Grabenstein’s novel mimics elements of two beloved classics but stands on its own merit as a sure fire winner with young readers.” –Seira Wilson

2. Choose at least TWO additional books from the 2014-2015 Sunshine State Young Readers list:

  • Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty
  • Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
  • Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader
  • The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  • Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee
  • Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
  • Hooper Finds a Family by Jane Paley
  • When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica Perl
  • Abby Carnelia’s One and Only Magical Power by David Pogue
  • Stranded by Jeff Probst
  • The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors
  • Rump: the True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
  • King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke
  • 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel + 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde 

What do you need to do next?  I’m glad you asked!

Log each book you read on the back of this sheet.  Have your parents sign the log.

Turn the log in by Friday, August 22.  Easy first assignment, right?

Shortly after school starts, you’ll get to do a project related to your summer reading.

Have fun!