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We are excited to present suggested Summer Reading lists for

Hackensack Public Schools Grades K-12 🌞⛱🌊

The summer months are perfect for reading exciting books and

keeping your mind sharp for the upcoming school year!

Please enjoy a summer reading video message from our K-12 School Library Media Specialists! 🌞


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Why is summer reading important? This infographic from Scholastic highlights data on the benefits of summer reading according to educators.

What to do? Click on the links for your (child’s) designated Grade level to view suggested book lists.

Where do I find these books? Almost all books are available in print and online via Bergen County Cooperative Library System using your Hackensack (Johnson) Public Library card or Rochelle Park Public LIbrary card. Follow the Hackensack Library homepage or Rochelle Park Library homepage for updates about print book pickup timelines.

Are there digital copies? Yes! If you prefer to borrow a digital copy, the Middle School and High School lists have designated icons with availability (via Hoopla and/or Libby apps). You can access these titles using your Johnson Public Library card number if you are a Hackensack Resident.  You can also access ebooks through your school library with your school email - Hackensack Middle School Library ebooks OR Hackensack High School Library eBooks

Need to make a new public library card? Please visit your local library. You will get instructions on how to register for a card and receive a physical card. That card has a number that you can use to access digital books and of course, physical copies. How to get a library card - Rochelle Park Library OR How to get a library card - Hackensack Library

Not interested in these books? No problem! Browse a family/friends’ bookshelf or a local bookstore for something that sparks your interest.

Who can I contact for help? Please contact your local library. Their staff will help you through the process.


INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE:

¿Cómo acceder? Haga clic en los enlaces de su nivel de grado designado para ver la lista.

¿Dónde encuentro estos libros? Todos los libros son disponibles a través de Bergen County Cooperative Library System usando su tarjeta de Hackensack (Johnson) Public Library o Rochelle Park Public Library.

¿Hay copias digitales? ¡Sí! Si prefiere pedir prestada una copia digital, las listas de escuelas intermedias y secundarias tienen íconos designados con disponibilidad (a través de las aplicaciones Hoopla y/o Libby). Puede acceder a estos títulos utilizando su número de tarjeta de la biblioteca pública de Hackensack o Rochelle Park si es residente de ese pueblo. También puede acceder a libros electrónicos a través de la biblioteca de su escuela con el correo electrónico de su escuela - Hackensack Middle School Library ebooks O Hackensack High School Library eBooks

¿Necesitas una nueva tarjeta de la biblioteca pública? Visite su biblioteca local. Recibirá instrucciones sobre cómo registrarse para obtener una tarjeta y recibir una tarjeta física. Esa tarjeta tiene un número que puede usar para acceder a libros digitales y, por supuesto, copias físicas. Cómo obtener una tarjeta de la biblioteca - Rochelle Park Library O How to get a library card - Hackensack Library

¿No te interesan estos libros? No hay problema, busque en la estantería de un familiar/amigos o en una librería local algo que despierte su interés.

¿A quién puedo contactar? Por favor contacte a su biblioteca pública.


Elementary School Suggested Summer Reading Lists

Incoming Grade K-1 Suggested Summer Reading Lists: K-1 Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Incoming Grade 2 Suggested Summer Reading Lists: 2nd Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Incoming Grade 3 Suggested Summer Reading Lists: 3rd Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Incoming Grade 4 Suggested Summer Reading Lists: 4th Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Summer Reading Assignment

Please contact your local school or visit their website for more information.


Summer Reading Introduction Video: Learn more here

Middle School Suggested Summer Reading Lists

Incoming Grade 5 Suggested Summer Reading List: 5th Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Incoming Grade 6 Suggested Summer Reading List: 6th Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Incoming Grade 7 Suggested Summer Reading List: 7th Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Incoming Grade 8 Suggested Summer Reading List: 8th Grade Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Incoming Grade 5-8 Suggested Nonfiction Reading List: 5-8 Grade Nonfiction Suggested Summer Reading.pdf

Summer Reading Assignment

4 Slide Presentation

Due: First week of school at English Teacher’s Discretion

Who: All HMS students incoming grades 5-8*

Requirements:

You may create your own slide template or use a copy of the one shared below. Please feel free to be creative! However all assignments must include:

Slide 1: Title slide (Title of your Review, student name)

Slide 2: About the Book (Title of book, author, page count, genre, and picture of cover)

Slide 3: Why did you pick the book (1 sentence) and what is your favorite part (3-4 sentences)

Slide 4: Would you recommend the book? (3-4 sentences)

Rubric: Assignment Rubric

Grading: The summer assignment will count as a quiz grade for marking period one

Example/Template: HPS Summer Reading Assignment Template

Note: You must be signed into your school email to make your own copy of the template to edit (click “File”->”Make a copy”)

* If you are an ELA Enrichment student incoming grades 5-8, please click here for your Enrichment assignment that must be completed in addition to the assignment described above (in total, you will submit two ELA assignments).


Summer Reading Introduction Video: Learn more here

High School Suggested Summer Reading Lists

Incoming Grade 9 Suggested Summer Reading List: Grade 9 Suggested Summer Reading List.pdf

Incoming Grade 10 Suggested Summer Reading List: Grade 10 Suggested Summer Reading List.pdf

Incoming Grade 11 Suggested Summer Reading List: Grade 11 Suggested Summer Reading List.pdf

Incoming Grade 12 Suggested Summer Reading List: Grade 12 Suggested Summer Reading List.pdf

Summer Reading Assignment

4 slide Google Slide Presentation

Due: First week of school at English Teacher’s Discretion

Requirements:

Slide 1: Title slide (Title of Your Review, student name)

Slide 2: About the Book (Title of book, author, page count, genre, and picture of cover)

Slide 3: Why did you pick the book (1 sentence) and what is your favorite part (3-4 sentences)

Slide 4: Would you recommend the book? (3-4 sentences)

Rubric: Assignment Rubric

Grading: The summer assignment will count as a quiz grade for marking period one

Example/Template: HPS Summer Reading Assignment Template

Note: You must be signed into your school email to make your own copy to edit (click “File”->”Make a copy”)

* If you are an AP or Honors incoming grades 9-12 student, you should have received an additional assignment that must be completed in addition to the assignment described above (in total, you will submit two ELA assignments).


Need to make a new public library card? 

Please visit your local library.

You will get instructions on how to register for a card and receive a physical card.

That card has a number that you can use to access digital books and of course, physical copies.

How to get a library card - Rochelle Park Library OR How to get a library card - Hackensack Library

Interested in e-books/e-audiobooks? 

Please visit this link:

Hackensack Middle School Library ebooks 

Hackensack High School Library eBooks

Public Library Apps - Where to find Summer Reading Titles 

Need help accessing public library apps for e-books/e-audiobooks? 

Please visit these links:

https://www.bccls.org/digital_collections/ebccls.shtml

http://johnsonlib.org/adults/digital/

https://www.hoopladigital.com/help

Who can I contact for help?

Please contact your local library

Hackensack Public Library (Johnson) is 201-343-4169

Rochelle Park Public LIbrary is (201) 587-7730 ext 8

Their staff is trained to help you through the process of

finding books and creating a new card, including signing up for a card and

accessing digital eBooks via Hoopla or Libby.

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