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

Non-Fiction

Lexile 860



Ender's Game

by Orson Scott Card

Science Fiction/Classic  

Lexile 780



Ghost of Graylock

by Dan Poblocki

Horor/Adventure

Lexile 690



It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

by Firoozeh Dumas

Historical.Realistic

Lexile 730



Outrun the Moon

by Stacey Lee

Historical/Adventure

Lexile 780



Outsiders

by S.E. Hinton

Realistic/Adventure/Classic

Lexile 750


Six of Crows

by Leigh Bardugo

Fantasy/Adventure

Lexile 790


Winkle in Time

by Madeline L'Engle

Fantasy/Adventure/Classic

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.