Ring of flowers drawn by Pike's First Graders

At the Pike Library, we encourage students to read widely, whether it be a new genre or series, a book set in another country, or about a character different from themselves. By opening the pages of a novel or a picture book, we can travel to the Harlem Renaissance, to Hong Kong, or to Hogwarts, all courtesy of an author’s imagination.

SummerReads are compiled by Pike Librarians Francesca Mellin and Linda Spence. They are updated annually with the best new titles from every genre and with a commitment to representing multicultural perspectives.

Subscribe to Open Books, Open Minds, our blog, at It's a place where you can discover great books to read, learn about authors, and share our love of reading.

Happy reading!

Lower School (pdf)   Middle School (pdf)   6th Grade (pdf)    7th Grade   8th Grade   9th Grade (GoodReads)


The Pike Library has joined the Massachusetts Library System's eBook Program which gives us access to a large collection of ebooks and audiobooks through an OverDrive app called Sora. Read on the web or download the app for either Apple or Android devices.

You will need your log-in information from the library. Email us to get started!

Open Books, Open Minds

Subscribe to Open Books, Open Minds, the library's blog. It's a place where you can discover great books to read, learn about authors, and share our love of reading.

This summer, Capstone Interactive is offering free access to a selection of their titles from May 20 to August 31. Capstone is a publisher well known for its engaging nonfiction. This collection has titles in both Spanish and English, as well as a read-along feature. The books can be read online or can be downloaded to a mobile device with the Capstone Interactive app. 

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Pike 9 Summer Reading

By the start of school in the fall, 9th graders should read the required book, American Born Chinese, a graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang. In addition, each student must read three other books of their own choice and post their reactions to the Pike 9 group on Goodreads. If you have questions, please contact one of the Humanities teachers.

Keeping Learning Alive Over the Summer