Linden Public School

Grade 2

Students who will enter Grade 2 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects) Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Adler Cam Jansen Series
Allard Miss Nelson Series
Borden The Day Eddie Met the Author
Bourgeois Franklin (Turtle) Series
Cosby Little Bill Series
Erickson Hank the Cowdog (Series)
Gwynne The King Who Rained
Holm Babymouse Series
Jackson Cinder Edna
Lionni A Color of His Own
Lionni Swimmy
Lobel Frog And Toad Series
Marshall George and Martha
Minarik Little Bear Series
Mosel The Funny Little Woman
National Geographic National Geographic Kids Books
Numeroff If You Give…… Series
Palatini Piggie Pie
Parish Amelia Bedelia Series
Park Junie B. Jones Series
Polacco Aunt Chip & The Great Triple Creek Dam Affair
Rylant Henry and Mudge Series
Sharmat Nate The Great Series
Shaw Sheep Series
Watt Scaredy Squirrel Series

Grade 3

Students who will enter Grade 3 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects) Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Aardema Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears
Adler Picture Book Biography of Jackie Robinson
Brown Flat Stanley Series
Brown Stone Soup
Cameron Stories Julian Tells Series
Christopher Hit-Away Kid
Cleary Ramona The Pest
Cleary Runaway Ralph
Conford Jenny Archer, Author
Davies Surprising Sharks
Fenner Snowed in with Grandmother Silk
Giff The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room
Howe Bunnicula Series
Howe Pinky and Rex Series
Jones The Adventures of Bailey School Kids Series
Kline Horrible Harry and The Green Slime
McDonald Judy Moody Series
Pennypacker The Talented Clementine
Roy A-Z Mysteries Series
Rylant Annie & Snowball
Sachar Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl?
Thurber Many Moons
Williams A Chair For My Mother

Grade 4

Students who will enter Grade 4 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects) Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Adler Lou Gehrig
Avi Poppy
Black Spiderwick Chronicles Series
Blume Superfudge
Blume Tales Of A 4th Grade Nothing
Christopher Matt Christopher Sports Series
Cleary Muggie Maggie
Cleary Ramona Quimby Age 8
Danziger Amber Brown Goes Fourth
Duffey Hey, New Kid!
Fritz And Then What Happened, Paul Revere
Gardiner Stone Fox
Gutman The Genius Series
Markle Great White Sharks
Naylor Shiloh
Nichols Animal Masterminds
Pfeffer A Log's Life
Pierce Big Nate Series
Sachar Marvin Redpost Series
Sachar Wayside School Series
Scieszka Time Warp Trio Series
Snicket A Series Of Unfortunate Events Series
Sobol Encyclopedia Brown Series
Stanley Leonardo Da Vinci
Steptoe Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter
Various authors American Girl Series
Winkler Hank Zipzer Series

Grade 5

Students who will enter Grade 5 in September are required to read one book and complete one project. (See accompanying projects) Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on this assignment, and the grade will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Adler Don’t Talk to Me About the War
Armstrong Sounder
Babbitt Tuck Everlasting
Blume Fudge-A-Mania
Cleary Dear Mr. Henshaw
Clements No Talking
Coerr Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes
Creech Love That Dog
Dahl The Twits
Danziger The Cat Ate My Gymsuit
DeClements Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade
Fardell The 7 Professors Of The Far North
Kehret Earthquake Terror
Lin Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
Lowry Anastasia Krupnik Series
Naylor The Boys Start The War
Paterson Jip: His Story
Rockwell How To Eat Fried Worms
Rodgers Freaky Friday
Simon Volcanoes
Smith The War With Grandpa
Various Authors Who Was… Series
Various Authors Dear America Series
Various Authors Royal Diary Series
Warner Boxcar Children Series

Grade 6 (Required)

Students who will enter Grade 6 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects) One of the books chosen must be from the list below; the other can be from the Grade 6-8 list. Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Blackwood Jinx
Burnford The Incredible Journey
Byng Molly Moon Series
Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Dahl Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Di Camillo Tale Of Despereaux
Fradin The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence!
Freedman Voice That Challenged A Nation
Holm Our Only May Amelia
Holt Mister & Me
L’Engle A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Martin Belle Teal
Martin Corner of The Universe
McGraw Moorchild
O.T. Nelson The Girl Who Owned The City
Parks My Story: Rosa Parks
Paulsen Brian’s Winter
Paulsen My Life in Dog Years
Peck Long Way From Chicago
Sachar Holes
Spinelli Maniac Magee
Van Draanen Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
Wolff Make Lemonade

Grade 7 (Required)

Students who will enter Grade 7 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects) One of the books chosen must be from the list below; the other can be from the Grade 6-8 list. Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Avi Wolf Rider
Duncan Locked In Time
Duncan Stranger With My Face
Filipovic Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life In Sarajevo
Funke Ink Spell
Giff Lily’s Crossing
Giff Pictures Of Hollis Woods
Greene Summer Of My German Soldier
Hamilton M.C. Higgins The Great
Henkes Olive’s Ocean
Koningsburg View From Saturday
Park Project Mulberry
Riordan The Lightning Thief
Sleator Oddballs
Soto Baseball In April & Other Stories
Speare Witch Of Blackbird Pond
Spinelli Space Station Seventh Grade
Spinelli Wringer
Various Authors Bluford High Series
Voigt Sons From Afar
Woods The Red Rose Box

Grade 8 (Required)

Students who will enter Grade 8 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects) One of the books chosen must be from the list below; the other can be from the Grade 6-8 list. Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Alvarez In the Time of the Butterflies
Avi Crispin: The Cross Of Lead
Bauer Hope Was Here
Boyne Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Cooney Whatever Happened To Janie?
Deaver Say Goodnight, Gracie
Flake Money Hungry
Funke Inkheart
Gipson Old Yeller
Hill Harlem Stomp
Lipsyte One Fat Summer
Murphy Blizzard
Na Step From Heaven
Nimmo Charlie Bone Series
Paolini Eragon
Park Single Shard
Paulsen Haymeadow
Paulsen The Monument
Paulsen The Rifle
Paulsen Soldier’s Heart
Pullman The Golden Compass Series
Spinelli Loser
Taylor The Well: David’s Story
Woodson Hush
Woodson Locomotion
Yolen Devil’s Arithmetic

Grades 6-8 (Choice)

Students who will enter Grades 6-8 in September are required to read two books and complete two projects. (See accompanying sample projects) One of the books chosen must be from the grade level offering, the other can be from this list. Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be assessed on their assignments, and grades will be recorded for the first marking period.

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Avi The Barn
Barrett Lilies Of The Field
Choi Year Of Impossible Goodbyes
Collins Catching Fire
Collins Mockingjay
Cooney Driver’s Ed
Cooney Flight 116 Is Down
Cooney Janie Face to Face
Cooney Voice On The Radio
Cooper The Boggart
Cooper Dawn Of Fear
Cooper Greenwitch
Cooper Over Sea, Under Stone
Cormier Beyond The Chocolate War
DeTrevino I, Juan De Pareja
Dorris Morning Girl
DuBois Twenty One Balloons
Farmer Ear, The Eye, And The Arm
Fast April Morning
Fletcher Flight Of The Dragon Kyn
Hesse Phoenix Rising
Johnson Toning The Sweep
Jones Castle In The Air
Klause The Silver Kiss
Konigsburg Second Mrs. Giaconda
Lasky Legends of the Guardian
L’Engle Many Waters
Le Guin Tales From Earthsea
Lenski Strawberry Girl
Lester To Be A Slave
Lowry Gathering Blue
Lowry Messenger
Lowry Son
Lupica Million Dollar Throw
Lupica Travel Team
Matas The Burning Time
Myers The Mouse Rap
Myers Slam
Nixon Dangerous Promise
Nixon The Name Of The Game Was Murder
O’Brien Z For Zachariah
Paterson Lyddie
Paulsen Car
Peck Something For Joey
Rawlings The Yearling
Salisbury Under The Blood-Red Sun
Schmidt Lizzie Bright & The Buckminster Boy
Schroeder Six Million Paper Clips
Sebestyen Words By Heart
Soto Fire In My Hands
Spiegelman Maus
Spinelli There’s A Girl In My Hammerlock
Stevenson Kidnapped
Uchida Journey Home
Voigt Dicey’s Song
Voigt Homecoming
Voigt On Fortune’s Wheel
Whitmore Trapped Between the Lash and the Gun
Wrede Dealing With Dragons
Yep Dragonwings
Zindel The Gadget

Grade 9-12 (Required)

ELLs (English Language Learners)

Students exiting the ESL program will choose their readings from the general grade level selections.

Students who are currently enrolled in the ESL program will work with their ESL teachers in order to select materials that are aligned with their individualized needs and English proficiency levels.

Author Title
Anderson 9th Grade CP & Special Education
Speak
Haddon 9th Grade Honors
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
McCormick 10th Grade CP & Special Education
Cut
Coelho 10th Grade Honors
The Alchemist
Ehrenreich 11th Grade Honors
Nickel and Dimed
McBride 11th Grade CP & Special Education
The Color of Water
Hosseni 11the Grade IB
The Kite Runner
Walls 12th Grade CP & Special Education The Glass Castle
McCourt 12th Grade Honors Angela’s Ashes
Twain 12th Grade IB Huckleberry Finn