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Lower School Summer Reading

Lower School students must read all of the books listed for their respective grade before the first day of school. Much of the first few days of classes will be devoted to group discussions, presentations, in-class writing assignments, and games based on the summer reading books. No book reports or essays need to be written before school begins. It is very fruitful for parents to read the books with their sons (aloud together or separately).

Third Grade

  1. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
  2. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
  3. American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg

Fourth Grade

  1. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
  2. By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman
  3. Homer Price by Robert McCloskey

Fifth Grade

  1. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  2. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  3. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster