SummerReads

2023 SummerReads By Incoming Grade

SummerReads is the library's suite of recommended reading lists. Compiled by Pike Librarians Francesca Mellin and Davita Block, these Padlet curations are updated annually with a commitment to highlighting diverse and inclusive perspectives and a focus on enjoyable, age-relevant titles. 

2022 SummerReads By Incoming Grade

PreK/K   1st Grade   2nd/3rd Grade   4th Grade   5th/6th Grade   7th Grade    8th/9th Grade   Amazing Audio  

Compiled by Pike Librarians Francesca Mellin and Linda Spence, SummerReads is the library's collection of recommended reading lists. They are updated annually with a commitment to representing diverse and inclusive perspectives.

SummerReads 2021

he Reading Without Walls Challenge

The Reading Without Walls Challenge was created in 2016 by Gene Luen Yang, a former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. He challenges us to:

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, short stories, or an audiobook.

PreK/K   1st Grade   2nd/3rd Grade   4th Grade   5th/6th Grade   7th Grade    8th/9th Grade   Amazing Audio  

Compiled by Pike Librarians Francesca Mellin and Linda Spence, SummerReads is the library's collection of recommended reading lists. They are updated annually with a commitment to representing diverse and inclusive perspectives.

SummerReads 2020

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. 

This year, all of our lists are just a click away. The multicolored links for 2020 highlight books that were published during the past year. We've also kept access to our 2019 lists that include extensive recommendations. Happy reading!

Lower School 2020   Middle School 2020   Upper School 2020   9th Grade (GoodReads)

SummerReads are compiled by Pike Librarians Francesca Mellin and Linda Spence. They are updated annually with a commitment to representing multicultural and diverse perspectives.

SummerReads 2019

Click here for the 2019 summer reading lists.