Summer Reading - Form B

Please Note

All students in Forms C, B & A will be required to read El Deafo by Cece Bell, and all students in Forms I & II will be required to read Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner.

A Message from the Form B Teachers

We are excited that you are joining the B Form this year as an incoming fifth grade student. The summer months offer a wonderful opportunity to do even more reading than you do during the school year. By enjoying the books you choose from this list and considering issues such as setting, character, conflict, and theme, you also help prepare yourself for the upcoming year.

We ask that you read one or more titles from the following categories for a minimum of six (6) books. One (1) book has already been selected for you; in addition to reading this one pre-selected book, you will choose at least five (5) more titles from the Form B list. Choose one or more titles from all of the following categories for a minimum of six (6) books:

1 – Required
1 – American Library Association Award Winner or Honor Book
1 – Free choice fiction
1 – Non-fiction
2 – Student choices from any of the lists
Happy reading, and have a wonderful summer!
Ms. Haas, Mr. Houston & Mr. Wilkerson

Titles & Authors

List of 4 items.

  • Required

    Wolf Brother: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Book 1 (Sachar)
  • ALA Award Winners

    New Kid (Craft)
    Scary Stories for Young Foxes (Heidicker)
    Hello, Universe (Kelly)
    From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler (Konigsburg)
    Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Mbalia)
    Hatchet (Paulsen)
    As Brave As You (Reynolds)
    Hoodoo (Smith)
    Paperboy (Vawter)
  • Free Choice Fiction

    One-Handed Catch (Auch)
    Al Capone Does My Shirts (Choldenko)
    Ruby Holler (Creech)
    Allies (Gratz)
    Shouting at the Rain (Hunt)
    Any Small Goodness (Johnston)
    Where the World Ends (McCaughrean)
    The Best at It (Pancholy)
    The Someday Birds (Pla)
    Amber and Clay (Schlitz)
  • Non-Fiction

    A Passion for Victory: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times (Bobrick)
    The Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality (Boyce)
    Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust (Dauviller)
    Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii (Deem)
    The Tortoise and the Soldier (Foreman)
    The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets (George)
    Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words & Wisdom from Greek & 
    All-Action Classics No. 3: The Odyssey (Homer)
    Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear (Mendelson)
    Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip through the Motown Sound (Pinkney)
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.