School Summer Reading (K-12)

On this page we will link to the local schools' summer reading pages and lists (as we get them the links will become active).

Please let us know how we can best help you find just the right book- and remember- we can order anything we do not have in stock!

The 2025 Nutmeg Nominees (and the winners for 2024). Several of the schools use this list for summer reading. Governor's Reading list is below.

BETHEL:

Bethel High School AP/Honors page. General HS English page  and Teacher Titles.

Bethel Middle School- the requirement is to read at least one book!

(Byrd's Books suggests you might consider choosing from the 2025 Nutmeg list for this year, since it was chosen by your peers- and we keep them in stock)

BROOKFIELD:

Brookfield High School.     AP Lang      AP Lit

Whisconier Middle School Library page (WMS summer reading) suggests the Governor's List

REDDING:

Joel Barlow High School

John Reed Middle School (Library letter)

Helen Keller Middle School 

DANBURY:

Danbury High School Summer Work

suggested summer reading & summer goals page- not submitted to us yet

        AP Literature & Composition 

       AP Language & Composition

Immaculate High School- summer reading notes

NEWTOWN:

Newtown High School  (Faculty and Staff Reading List)

 

New Fairfield Public Schools

New Milford High School

Shepaug Valley School : Students will read TWO BOOKS that connect to one or more of the following Voting Topics: Censorship & Technology, Economy & Entrepreneurship, Environment, Health Care & Mental Health, Immigration, Labor Rights, LGBTQIA+ Rights, Racial Equality, or Women's Rights

 

Connecticut Governor's Reading Challenge - book list

2024 ALA winners (Newbery, Caldecott, Prinze, etc.)

Common Sense Media

The Horn Book

Kirkus Reviews

 

 

 

 

The Glass Castle: A Memoir By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780743247542
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

Mockingbird By Kathryn Erskine Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142417751
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - February 3rd, 2011

The Book Thief By Markus Zusak Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration By Rose Brock (Editor), Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Marie Lu Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524741853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2019

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982159375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2020

The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

The Crucible (Penguin Plays) By Arthur Miller Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140481389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 1976

Life of Pi: A Novel By Yann Martel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780156027328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books Classics - May 1st, 2003

With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662842
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - March 30th, 2021

Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993