Summer Reading

Pollard's 2022 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!  

One of the two books is Refugee by Alan Gratz.  All students and staff will read this over the summer and will participate in activities around the book when we return in the fall.  The other book is student choice!

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  
Summer Reading Form 

List of Suggestions for Summer Reading  for Rising 7th and 8th Grade  

Below are some 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 lists.  The 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. 

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

1. Printable summer reading book suggestions list
Digital summer reading book suggestions
This is the same list as the first one but is more visual and has information about the books.  It also does not have as many categories, but you can use tabs and filters to see the different types of books. 

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

Happy Summer, and Happy Reading!   



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