Nipher Middle School Summer Reading Lists

Incoming 6th Graders

 Incoming 6th graders will explore the theme “I Won’t Grow Up,” by choosing one of the following titles for summer reading. Students are more than welcome to select more than one title.

Peter and the Starcatchers (or any book in this series) by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Boy by Roald Dahl

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Powerless by Matthew Cody

Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Incoming 7th Graders Must Read The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Incoming 8th Graders

Incoming 8th graders will explore the theme of “Identity” and must choose one of the following titles for summer reading. Students are more than welcome to select more than one title.

Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Kate by Jean Little

The Outsiders by SE Hinton

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Holes by Louis Sachar

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

China Boy by Gus Lee

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Hush by Jacqueline Woodson

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper