Book List

                        Select one book to read from this list. 
Fill out a plot diagram as you read or after you read so that you can remember the book and join in a book discussion at the beginning of the school year. All Mandalay teachers will also read a book from this list and be part of a book discussion. The plot diagram will be one of your first grades of the school year! 
Print out a copy of the plot diagram here. For tips on filling out the plot diagram see the instructions under the Book List Assignments tab.

Big Field

by Mike Lupica Realistic/Sports

Lexile 970

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Regular or Young Reader's edition)

by William Kamkwamba


Lexile 860

Ender's Game

by Orson Scott Card

Science Fiction/Classic  

Lexile 780

Ghost of Graylock

by Dan Poblocki


Lexile 690

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

by Firoozeh Dumas


Lexile 730

Outrun the Moon

by Stacey Lee


Lexile 780


by S.E. Hinton


Lexile 750

Six of Crows

by Leigh Bardugo


Lexile 790

Winkle in Time

by Madeline L'Engle


Lexile 740

The books for summer reading have been selected for a variety of reading levels, genres and interests and their quality and age appropriateness. Lexile levels indicate the reading level of the book: The higher the value, the more complex the vocabulary and/or concepts in the book. For more information on Lexile Levels, please visit the Reading Program site under the Library tab of Mandalay's Website. Click on the title to see a summary and reviews from GoodReads!
As students mature as readers, the language and content of their reading may become an issue.
If students or parents have concerns about a particular book, please feel free to select a different title.