Summer Reading

Pollard's 2021 Summer Reading Program

Summer reading is important for all students, for it fosters a lifelong love of reading and helps students maintain the gains in reading comprehension skills they make during the school year.  For this reason, we expect all rising 7th and 8th graders to read at least two books over the summer, but we encourage you to read more!  

The slide show below has information about the summer reading program, and helpful links to help students find books to read this summer.  Below the slide show are some quick links to some of the materials.

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Quick Links 

Ms. Bibbo sent the letter below home to families.  It contains information about the summer reading requirements, a brief form to fill out and bring to school in the fall, and a printable list of recommendations. 

Summer Reading letter home and reading record 



Below are some Pollard library book lists with recommendations that would appeal to a wide range of students; however, students can read any books they'd like and do not have to choose from these listsThe slides above have additional ideas for finding books to read through Sora and other places.  Asking friends, adults, siblings, and others for ideas is also a great way to find good books to read. 

Most of the books on the lists below are available in the Pollard library and on Sora, and a number of them will also be available at High Rock. The Needham Free Library should also have most of these books.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Doherty!   

Happy Summer, and Happy Reading!   



Lists and Recommendations 
Rising 7th and 8th Grade  


Pollard Library's suggested book list is available in two formats below. 

You can also check out the library's Book Ideas web page for even more ideas. 

1. Category list with links to Goodreads reviews

2. Visual recommendation list by genre
This is the same list as the first one but is more visual.  Use tabs and filters to see different types of books. 






Lists and Recommendations 
Rising 9th Grade 


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