SummerReads

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.

Upper School English: 2022 Required Summer Reading

Resources for Engaging Young Children

Engaging Young Readers

Here are resources for on- and off-screen activities to help keep learning alive this summer. 

SummerReads 2021

he Reading Without Walls Challenge

SummerReads 2021 from the Pike Library is centered on the Reading Without Walls Challenge 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.

Are you ready to broaden your reading horizons?

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 if you are looking for the 2019 summer reading lists.