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Fairhaven Summer Reading 2014

NOTE: If you are looking up “Bud, not Buddy” in the library catalog, don’t put in the word “not.”

If it’s getting late in the summer, you’re better off trying to buy a paperback of your summer reading book since availability may be limited. You can try the used books at Amazon, or go over to Barnes and Noble or Baker Books.
St. Joseph School
Fairhaven High School — best to look on the school’s website
Hastings Middle School

If you will be entering Gr. 6

  • The Bystander by James Preller
  • Bud Not Buddy by Paul Curtis (if you look this up in the library catalog, don’t put in the word “not”)
  • Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

If you will be entering Gr. 7

  • Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
  • Lizzie’s Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • Travel Team by Mike Lupica

If you will be entering Gr. 8

  • The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Chew on This by Eric Schlosser/Charles Wilson
  • I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L”Engle
  • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale


Wood School
See Wood School site for more details

  • Kindergarten — My Teacher’s My Friend, By P.K. Hallinan
  • Grade 1 —Peace Begins with You by Katherine Scholes or
    What if Everybody Did That by Ellen Javernick
  • Grade 2 —Bill and Pete by Tomie DePaola
  • Grade 3 —Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco; Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger
  • Grade 4 —One Grain of Rice by Demi
  • Grade 5–Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

East Fairhaven

  • Entering Grade 1 — Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • Entering Grade 2 — Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant
  • Entering Grade 3 — The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
  • Entering Grade 4 — Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • Entering Grade 5 — Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor