Summer Reading Expectations and Suggestions

    All of the students entering grades 5 and 6 at Morse Pond School have received a copy of the graphic novel The Extincts, by Scott Magoon, to read this summer. We hope that students enjoy this action-packed adventure story that explores how friends who support each other can make a positive impact on the world.


    Are you looking for additional suggestions? Here are some of our favorite books and  authors at Morse Pond School! 

    Feel free to read as many books on the list or not on the list as you like! Make your summer reading even more fun by playing Morse Pond School Summer Reading Bingo!


    Battle of the Books List 23-24

    1) Among the Hidden by Katherine Peterson Haddix

    2) Amulet-The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

    3) Bone Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith

    4) City Of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau        

    5) City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

    6) City Spies by James Ponti

    7) The Extincts (1) by Scott Magoon *

    8) Ghost by Jason Reynolds        

    9) The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

    10) How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby

    11) Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

    12) Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

    13) Pele The King of Soccer by Eddy Simon

    14) Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

    15) Warriors Into The Wild by Erin Hunter

    16) We Still Belong by Christine Day

    17) The Wild Robot by Peter Brown 

    18) Wish by Barbara O’Connor

    19) Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

    20) Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes


    Favorite Authors

    Kwame Alexander

    Joseph Bruchac

    Saadia Faruqi

    Dan Gemeinhart

    Stuart Gibbs

    Alex Gino

    Erin Entrada Kelly

    Grace Lin

    Kate Messner

    Anne Sibley O’Brien

    Jason Reynolds

    Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Rick Riordan

    Brian Selznick

    Rebecca Stead

    Nanci Turner Steveson

    Elly Swartz

    Raina Telgemeier

    Charles Waters

    Jacqueline Woodson

    Kelly Yang


Last Modified on June 5, 2023