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May 14, 2008

Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising Pre-K and Kindergarten

Summer Reading for 2008-2009 Rising Pre-K and Kindergarten Summer Reading

There are no required books to be read for rising Pre-K and Kindergarteners. This is the list of suggested books compiled by Woodward to encourage children to keep reading over the sumer period when recently acquired reading skills are apt to rust if not kept in use. As Woodward's site points out, while there are specific titles identified, any book by any of these authors should be of interest. Please visit Woodward Academy's site for any clarification required.

In general we link to the cheapest edition available (almost always paperback.) Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 1st and 2nd Graders

Summer Reading for 2008-2009 Rising First and Second Graders Summer Reading

There are no required books to be read for rising first and second graders. This is the list of suggested books compiled by Woodward to encourage children to keep reading over the summer period when recently acquired reading skills are apt to rust if not kept in use. As Woodward's site points out, while there are specific titles identified, any book by any of these authors should be of interest. Please visit Woodward Academy's site for any clarification required.

In general we link to the cheapest edition available (almost always paperback.) Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 3rd Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for 2008-2009 Rising Third Graders Summer Reading

There are no required books to be read for rising third graders. This is the list of suggested books compiled by Woodward to encourage children to keep reading over the summer period when recently acquired reading skills are apt to rust if not kept in use. As Woodward's site points out, while there are specific titles identified, any book by any of these authors should be of interest. Please visit Woodward Academy's site for any clarification required.

In general we link to the cheapest edition available (almost always paperback.) Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 4th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for 2008 - 2009 Rising Fourth Graders

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 5th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2008 - 2009 for Rising Fifth Graders

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

Difficulty Rating: (1) Easy to (3) Challenging

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 6th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for 2008-2009 Rising Sixth Graders

Difficulty Rating: (1) Easy to (3) Challenging

Required Reading

Flush by Carl Hiaasen Reading Difficulty 2

Additional list, all students choose AT LEAST THREE
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi Reading Difficulty 2
Queenie Peavy by Robert Burch Reading Difficulty 2
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Reading Difficulty 2
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos Reading Difficulty 1
The Akhenaten Adventure by P.B. Kerr Reading Difficulty 3
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson Reading Difficulty 1
Roles by Cynthia Lord Reading Difficulty 2
The Giver by Lois Lowry Reading Difficulty 3
Heat by Mike Lupica Reading Difficulty 3
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park Reading Difficulty 1
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Reading Difficulty 3
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick Reading Difficulty 3

Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 7th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Rising Seventh Graders 2008 - 2009

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 8th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Rising Eighth Graders 2008 -2009

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 9th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Rising Sophmores 2008-2009

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 10th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Rising Sophmores 2008-2009

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 11th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Rising Juniors 2008-2009

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Woodward Academy 2008-2009 Rising 12th Graders Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Rising Seniors 2008-2009

Not all children have to read all these books. Please visit Woodward Academy's site through the link above to determine how many and which of these books are required of your child.

Please note that where a specific edition is not identified on the school list, we have generally hotlinked to the cheapest paperback edition. Typically there are also larger more robust paperback versions, hardbacks as well as audio books for some. If you have reason to believe the book will be re-read a lot, we encourage you to do a quick search by title for the alternate formats.

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Summer Reading Lists

Most schools have a list of required or suggested readings that they would like their students to do over the summer. We are happy to incorporate such lists into this site so that it becomes easy to find and order the books being recommended. We strongly recommend that you read the schools original instructions and lists and we will hotlink to that site where it exists. We will incorporate their instructions where it seems clear but it is always best to check the original site.

Where a particular ISBN (a publishing industry number that identifies a unique edition of a book) is specified, we will hotlink to that edition. Occassionally that specific ISBN is not yet published or has gone out of print. We will note that situation when it occurs. Often times there is a virtually identical book from the same publisher with a different ISBN (for example when they have changed the cover artwork but the text is exactly the same). In those cases we will hotlink to the available edition.

Summer reading can be hard on a book, banging around the bottom of the car on long trips, getting sand in the pages, etc. Usually books from summer reading lists have at least two if not three formats. There is almost always a paperback version and that is what we link to by default. If there is only a hardback version in print, we will link to that. If you have a number of children that will be reading the book, you might want to consider purchasing a hardback (or even library binding) version if they are available. Just do a quick search on the book's title to find alternative formats of the book available.

It is increasingly common for there to be audio (either cassette or CD) versions of stories. While there is no substitute for actually reading a book, there is also a place for hearing stories as well. We have found that our three children (each about two years apart) can often all happily listen to the same story on long country drives. If your children get car-sick reading in the car or if you have several children that enjoy talking about books, you might want to consider also getting an audio version. Be careful about abridged versions: my personal preference is only to go for the unabridged versions.

At the begining of each summer we refresh the summer reading lists from each school with fresh hotlinks. However, if you encounter any broken links, please let us know through the customer service button at the top of the page and we will get it fixed.