Summer Reading

Summer Reading List 2017

*Please note that the 8th grade required reading, The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation, includes an activity sheet that must be completed and turned in on the first day of class*

Looking for more great reads?  Try these lists:

American Library Association's (ALA) 2017 Youth Media Award Winners

These include the coveted awards of

-Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children

-Coretta Scott King Book Award, recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults

-Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature

-Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults

-Schneider Family Book Award for for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

-Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences

-William C Morris YA Debut Award, honoring a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature

-Stonewall Book Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience

and many, many more

2016 National Book Award Winners

These include young people's literature; poetry; non-fiction; and fiction titles

School Library Journal's Best Books of 2016

Picture Books

Chapter Books

Middle Grade

Young Adult


Top 10 Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Best Adult Books for Teens

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA; a division of the American Library Association) Best of

2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2017 Top 10 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Past YALSA Lists:

2015 Great Graphic Novels For Teens

2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Young Adult Library Services Association's Award for Excellence in Non-fiction for Young Adults

2017 Award Winner and Finalists

2016 Award Winner and Finalists

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