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KASD Teacher Recommendations

Suggestions below from KASD Teachers for summer reading
(Please note that not all titles are always available)

Mrs. Stern recommends:

  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
  • Restart by Gordon Korman

Mrs. Brett recommends:

  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds (for a fast, can't put it down read)
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum (for all science and mystery-loving readers)
  • Any field guide to learn more about the amazing flora and fauna in your backyard

Mrs. Patten recommends:

  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Mrs. Neuheimer recommends:

  • Shelter (Book One)-A Mickey Bolitar novel by Harlan Coben
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Mrs. Chester recommends:

  • Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Mrs. Haring recommends:

  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Towers Falling by Jewel Parker Rhoades
  • Soar by Joan Bauer

Mrs. Beidelman recommends:

  • The Changling by Philippa Gregory
  • Simon by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • The Queen’s Daughter by Susan Coventry
  • Maid of the King’s Court by Lucy Worsley

Mrs. Fricke recommends:

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • The Giver (series) by Lois Lowry
  • The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
  • Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief (series) by Rick Riordan
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • We Should Hangout Sometime by Josh Sundquist
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Greene
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba
  • Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Mr. Huffert recommends:

  • Spy School by Stuart Gibbs. A funny adventure story of middle schooler Ben Ripley who gets recruited to the CIA's Academy of Espionage.
  • To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer. A story told in emails about two middle schoolers who have never met but whose parents are involved in a long distance relationship. The parents plot to send the kids to summer camp so they can meet.
  • Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt. Orphan Nicki Demere’s story. She's a middle schooler who is placed with a family that's in the Witness Protection Program.