Incoming sixth graders are required to read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Be sure to read (or reread) Wonder at the end of the summer. This way the book will be fresh in your mind when school begins. You'll need your copy of the book at school for at least the first week. You are welcome to use a library copy, but you must have it in your possession when school begins.
You must also read at least one book from the summer reading listcompiled by the MCDS librarians. You will deliver a book talk on this book, so be sure to mark a notable passage while you are reading with a post-it. If you are using a library copy, you could take a photo of the passage before returning it or copy the passage out. Be ready to summarize the book to your peers. You should also have access to this book at the beginning of the year. We encourage you to read, read, and read this summer! Any books completed from the librarians' summer reading list can count toward to your sixth grade independent reading goals.
Book Fair Speaker
Local author Mae Respicio will be joining us for our annual book fair this November. Please consider reading her book, The House That Lou Built.
We have a lot of great books on the summer reading list, but which are our favorites? We've tagged our Librarian's Picks blogs so we can sort out all of our recommendations for each list.
Upper school students have access to Overdrive over this summer. This is a platform that allows check outs of ebooks that can be read on your computer, iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other devices. To check them out and view a list of ebooks that are on the summer reading lists, go to the Sora app or website.Just log in with your MCDS username (the part before the @ in your school e-mail) and password.
Having trouble picking which book to read? Try watching some book trailers. These videos contain author interviews, book summaries, and other information to help you pick.