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STA 5th Grade Summer Reading

The STA incoming 5th Graders' summer reading assignment is Frindle by Andrew Clements.

Students may also choose to read any of the following optional recommendations to enjoy and keep their reading skills sharp:

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

A Boy Called BAT by Elana K. Arnold

Sled Dog School by Terry Lynn Johnson

 

STA 6th Grade Summer Reading

The STA incoming 6th Graders' summer reading assignment is Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly.

Students may also choose to read any of the following optional recommendations to enjoy and keep their reading skills sharp:

The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat

 

STA 7th Grade Summer Reading

The STA incoming 8th Graders' summer reading assignment is The Cay by Theodore Taylor.

Students may also choose to read any of the following optional recommendations to enjoy and keep their reading skills sharp:

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Holes by Louis Sachar

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

 

STA 8th Grade Summer Reading

The STA incoming 8th Graders' summer reading assignment is The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

Students may also choose to read any of the following optional recommendations to enjoy and keep their reading skills sharp:

The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

A Single Bead by Stephanie Engleman

Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

 

ALA Youth Media Awards!

The ALA award announcements are always so exciting! Every year there is speculation about which books will take home the highest honors and then the day finally comes!

Here is the full list of ALA 2021 Youth Media Awards (and honors):

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: 

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Newbery Honor Books: 

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