Summer Reading

The 2019 Lists are still under construction! Scroll down for more resources, including lists with reading levels, lists with summaries, and our book talks and presentations to students.

Summer Reading List for Incoming 6th graders – 2019

Summer Reading List for Incoming 7th graders – 2019

Summer Reading List for Incoming 8th graders – 2019

Happy Summer!  All Hillview students are expected to read 2 books over the summer.  We like to offer lots of choice for the summer reading program. 🙂  Scroll down for links to grade-specific summer reading lists.

Current Hillview students may check out eBooks and audiobooks for summer reading! Roll over the “Reading” link above or the OverDrive link to your right.

Click on the “Reading” tab above or the Destiny catalog on the right to access more reading lists.

Info & Forms for Incoming 6th Graders

Letter home for incoming 6th graders 2019

6th grade reading list with summaries of the books – 2019

6th grade summer reading list with Lexiles – 2019

book record – signature– due the first day of school

Info & Forms for Incoming 7th Graders

Letter home for incoming 7th graders 2019

Summer Reading Book Recommendation Assignment – due the first day of school

book record – signature– due the first day of school

Book Recommendation Form – Extra Copies

7th Grade Summer Reading Slideshow – 2019 copy of the presentation we gave in classes, with booktalks . Or, if you prefer to listen: Screencast of directions.  Screencast of booktalks.

7th grade Reading list with summaries of the books – 2019

7th grade Summer Reading List with Lexiles- 2019

Info & Forms for Incoming 8th Graders

Letter home for incoming 8th graders 20189

Summer Reading Book Recommendation Assignment – due the first day of school

book record – signature- due the first day of school

Book Recommendation Form – Extra Copies

8th Grade Summer Reading Slideshow – 2019 copy of the presentation we gave in classes, with booktalks

8th Grade Reading list with summaries of the books – 2019

8th Grade Summer Reading List with Lexiles-2019

Info for Graduating 8th Graders

Check with your schools to learn about your summer reading requirements.  These are the Menlo Atherton High School English Department summer reading assignments.  Find the rest of the Sequoia Union High School lists here.

Saint Francis Summer Reading

Here are some books we recommend.(aka Super Secret book Talks! ) Some may be pretty mature! Others may require a teen permission slip on file to access through OverDrive. Your Hillview OverDrive accounts will remain active until the first week of the new school year – take advantage!

Other Summer Reading Resources

Bookopolis Summer Reading Page – Reading Challenge, Bingo and awesome book lists by grade level

Menlo Park Public Library Teen Page – Book Clubs and a Summer Reading Program with an amazing raffle. Win gift cards, tickets, a Kindle Fire, even a $1000 scholarship!

Teen flyer 2019 – Menlo Park Library Summer Reading Events

East Palo Alto Library Events – Scroll through for Movies, Legos and more!

Previous Years’ Reading Lists

Summer Reading List for Incoming Sixth Graders – 2018

Summer Reading List for Incoming Seventh Graders – 2018

Summer Reading List for Incoming Eighth Graders – 2018

Summer Reading List for Incoming Sixth Graders – 2017

Summer Reading List for Incoming Seventh Graders  – 2017

Summer Reading List for Incoming Eighth Graders – 2017

Summer Reading list for incoming 6th graders – 2016

Summer Reading List for incoming 7th graders – 2016

Summer reading List for incoming 8th graders – 2016

Super Secret Summer Reading for outgoing 8th graders – 2016