Summer Reading

A few of our middle school reading selectionsHigh Schoolers have specific titles to read over the summer; see the bottom of this page for a link to the list of instructions.

 Middle Schoolers will be reading five books over the summer. We also put together a list of activities that students can do along with the books that they read.

Middle School students who email us about their summer reading activities are entered into our Summer Reading Raffle and are featured on our Summer Reading Activities page, but it is password protected for their privacy, so if you are part of the SCDS family, please come by and ask us for the password so you can see photos and descriptions of their summer reading adventures!

If parents, staff, and faculty would like to join in the Summer Reading fun, scroll down for some optional activities for you too!

Ebooks/Audiobooks

The Matthews Library has a sizable collection of ebooks and audiobooks through our shared collection with BAISL. Click here for instructions on how to access the shared collection.

This summer from June 6th – August 15th, Overdrive is offering the following ebooks for unlimited checkouts.

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6th Grade Reading Lists

Short list with just titles and authors: 6th Grade Summer Reading 2019
List showing all the titles in the series: 6th Grade Summer Reading series 2019
List of activities ideas: 6th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2019

Reading Log (print this out to keep track of your books and bring your completed list to your English teacher when school starts)

7th Grade Reading Lists

Short list with just titles and authors: 7th Grade Summer Reading 2019
List showing all the titles in the series: 7th Grade Summer Reading series 2019
List of activities ideas: 7th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2019

Reading Log (print this out to keep track of your books and bring your completed list to your English teacher when school starts)

8th Grade Reading Lists

Short list with just titles and authors: 8th Grade Summer Reading 2019
List showing all the titles in the series: 8th Grade Summer Reading series 2019
List of activities ideas: 8th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2019

Reading Log (print this out to keep track of your books and bring your completed list to your English teacher when school starts)

Sacramento Public Library Card

The Sacramento Public Library has many of our summer reading books available in print, electronic, and audio formats. Sac PL materials are also helpful for research. To find out more about getting a library card, go here: https://www.saclibrary.org/My-Library-Card/Get-a-Library-Card.

High School Summer Reading

2019-2020 Summer Reading Letter
2019-2020 Incoming Freshman Summer Reading List (the Book & Movie list)

Summer Reading for Parents/Staff/Faculty (Optional)

We thought you might want to join in the summer fun! Here’s a Bingo Card to keep track of you summer reads. Email us a copy of your completed bingo card and we’ll put your name in a raffle in the fall.

Having trouble finding books? Check out these lists for some great options:

The New York Times Summer Reading

UC Berkeley Summer Reading

Washington Post’s 20 Books to Read this Summer

Elle Magazine’s 30 Best Books to Read This Summer

Matthews Library Book Club Books

Bustle’s 50 New Books of Summer

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Lists

Goodread’s Best Book Lists

New York Public Library Recommendations

PBS The Great American Read

Time’s Best Books of Summer