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2014 Middle Grades Summer Reading  

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Summer Reading

Each student is required to read a total of three books.  

1)  All students are required to read the 2014 Newbery Award Winner Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. 

2)  All students are required to read a minimum of two books from the 2014-2015 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee list.  

All additional books may be from any of the VSBA list or any age appropriate book of the student's choice.

Don't stop with three!  Keep Reading!

You may obtain the books by purchasing through a local bookstore, through an online bookstore or by checking the book out at your local public library! (see links in Website box below)


Required Reading

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Flora and Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 076366040X
Publication Date: 2013-09-24


Flora and Ulysses Discussion Guide

You may want to read this book at the end of summer vacation, close to the beginning of the start of the school year.  Please read over the guide and be prepared to discuss the questions on the guide.


Choose Two: 2014-2015 VSBA Nominee Titles

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Prairie Evers - Ellen Airgood
ISBN: 0399256911
Publication Date: 2012-05-24

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The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0061992259
Publication Date: 2012-01-17

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Little Dog, Lost - Marion Dane Bauer; Jennifer A. Bell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1442434244
Publication Date: 2013-05-07

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The Fast and the Furriest - Andy Behrens
ISBN: 0375859225
Publication Date: 2010-03-09

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The Prince Who Fell from the Sky - John Claude Bemis
ISBN: 0375865187
Publication Date: 2013-05-14

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The Quilt Walk - Sandra Dallas
ISBN: 1585367990
Publication Date: 2013-02-01

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Wildfire Run - Dee Garretson
ISBN: 0061953504
Publication Date: 2011-08-30

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Tuesdays at the Castle - Jessica Day George
ISBN: 1599906449
Publication Date: 2011-10-25

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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom - Christopher Healy; Todd Harris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0062117432
Publication Date: 2012-05-01

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Ungifted - Gordon Korman
ISBN: 0061742678
Publication Date: 2014-02-18

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A Dog's Way Home - Bobbie Pyron; Tim Jessell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0061986747
Publication Date: 2011-02-22

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May B. - Caroline Starr Rose
ISBN: 158246393X
Publication Date: 2012-01-10

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The Storm Makers - Jennifer E. Smith; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316179582
Publication Date: 2012-04-03

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The Silver Bowl - Diane Stanley
ISBN: 0061575437
Publication Date: 2011-04-26

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The Prairie Thief - Melissa Wiley; Erwin Madrid (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1442440562
Publication Date: 2012-08-28


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