Central Intermediate Summer Reading 2023

All incoming 3rd-5th grade students at Central Intermediate School will have two summer reading books. They may choose any *** of the books from the list below.  They will be expected to complete a project from the choice board for each book as well as take an AR test.  The projects must be completed by August 18, 2023.  Several titles are Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice nominees.  Students who read at least FIVE of these titles by early March will be allowed to join a team for Battle of the Books.  More information on Battle of the Books and access to EBRP digital library to download free audio and ebooks can be found on our library website.  CIS library will be open for summer reading checkout and AR testing this summer. CIS library summer dates will be announced at a later date.  To see the complete, original assignment click here.

For delivery to your student's classroom, order by May 5th and select "Free Book Fair Shipping" at checkout. 20% of all purchases through this page will be donated to the CIS library!

*** The following titles are for 3rd grade only: Lunch Every Day, Teammates, The Giving Tree, More Stories Julian Tells, and Fly Away Home. ***

 

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Allergic: A Graphic Novel By Megan Wagner Lloyd, Michelle Mee Nutter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338568905
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021


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Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom (Cookie Chronicles #1) By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593126837
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - June 28th, 2022


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The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field By Scott Riley, Kim Lien (Illustrator), Nguyen Quang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Riley, Kim Lien (Illustrator), Nguyen Quang (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541579156
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lerner Publishing Group - March 2nd, 2021


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The Hiddenseek By Nate Cernosek Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816764
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021


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Jillian Vs Parasite Planet By Nicole Kornher-Stace, Scott Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicole Kornher-Stace, Scott Brown (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616963545
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tachyon Publications - July 20th, 2021


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A Kind of Spark By Elle McNicoll Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593374283
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - October 11th, 2022


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Leonard (My Life as a Cat) By Carlie Sorosiak Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536225815
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Walker Books US - April 12th, 2022


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Let Liberty Rise!: How America’s Schoolchildren Helped Save the Statue of Liberty By Chana Stiefel, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chana Stiefel, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338225884
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021


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Lost Legends: The Rise of Flynn Rider (Disney's Lost Legends) By Jen Calonita Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368044868
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Hyperion - September 21st, 2021


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Lunch Every Day By Kathryn Otoshi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781734348200
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Published: Ko Kids Books - October 19th, 2021


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Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued By Peter Sís Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324015741
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Published: Norton Young Readers - January 26th, 2021


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Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites By Debbi Michiko Florence, Jamie Michalak, Yuko Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313876
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 14th, 2021


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Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book By Keila V. Dawson, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Keila V. Dawson, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506467917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beaming Books - January 26th, 2021


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Stella By McCall Hoyle Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781639930555
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Published: Shadow Mountain - September 6th, 2022


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With Great Power: The Marvelous Stan Lee By Annie Hunter Eriksen, Lee Gatlin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Annie Hunter Eriksen, Lee Gatlin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645672852
Availability: Special Order
Published: Page Street Kids - October 19th, 2021


How to Steal a Dog: A Novel By Barbara O'Connor Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312561123
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Published: Square Fish - April 27th, 2009

Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work—like Wish; Wonderland; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!


Maniac Magee (Newbery Medal Winner) By Jerry Spinelli Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316809061
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 1999

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.


Frindle By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689818769
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1998

From bestselling and award-winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own words.

Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas.


Teammates By Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, Robert Burleigh (With), Barry Root (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, Robert Burleigh (With), Barry Root (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442412620
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 30th, 2011

Tiki struggles to recover from a game day fumble until his brother helps him out in this story about perseverance.

Tiki can’t believe it when the ball is knocked out of his hand in the Cave Spring Viking’s last preseason game against their rival Knights. And when nobody wants to talk to him the next day at lunch, he feels even worse.


The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060256654
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

From Shel Silverstein, New York Times bestselling author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic, comes a poignant picture book about love and acceptance, cherished for over fifty years. This classic is perfect for both young readers and lifelong fans.

"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy."


More Stories Julian Tells (Julian's World) By Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780394824543
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 1989

Bestselling classic The Stories Julian Tells is just the beginning! Get ready for more of Julian's wonderful family and imagination in the Julian's World chapter book series! 


Fly Away Home By Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780395664155
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Published: Clarion Books - March 22nd, 1993

A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom.