Summer Reading

High Schoolers have specific titles to read over the summer; see the bottom of this page for a link to the list and instructions.

Middle Schoolers will be reading five books over the summer–find a Padlet with links to book descriptions as well as lists below under the appropriate grade for Fall.

All incoming 6th graders and any new students in 7th and 8th grades, and anyone who needs a refresher, should watch this video.

Ms. Melinson guides you through your summer reading Padlet, series list, and reading log.

If you have any questions after watching the video and looking over this page, feel free to email us at library@saccds.org

Middle School Summer Reading Raffle
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. It is password protected for their privacy, so in the Fall we’ll send you the password so you can see photos and descriptions of their summer reading adventures!

Where to Find Books
The Matthews Library has a collection of ebooks and audiobooks through our shared collection with Bay Area Independent School Libraries. Click here for instructions on how to access the shared collection.

Consider purchasing your summer reading books from local retailer Capital Books! They have organized each grade level’s book options into a handy list and are offering 15% off if you write “Country Day” in the notes section during checkout.

In addition, we provide a variety of places to acquire print, ebooks, and audiobooks in this slide deck:

AudioFile Sync offers select free young adult audiobook downloads all summer long. See the following flyer for more information.

6th Grade Reading Lists
You will need to read 5 books total: 1 required for an assignment, 1 required for an author visit, 2 from the lists/Padlet below, and 1 of your choosing. Here are the instructions from your English teacher, Ms. McGinnes.
For a visual representation of the list including book covers and descriptions, view the Padlet.
Short list with just titles and authors: 6th Grade Summer Reading 2022
List showing all the titles in the series: 6th Grade Summer Reading 2022 (series)
List of activities ideas: 6th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2022

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
For a visual representation of the list including book covers and descriptions, view the Padlet.
Short list with just titles and authors: 7th Grade Summer Reading 2022
List showing all the titles in the series: 7th Grade Summer Reading 2022 (series)
List of activities ideas: 7th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2022

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
For a visual representation of the list including book covers and descriptions, view the Padlet.
Short list with just titles and authors: 8th Grade Summer Reading 2022
List showing all the titles in the series: 8th Grade Summer Reading 2022 (series)
List of activities ideas: 8th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2022

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, visit here.

High School Summer Reading
High School Summer Reading Lists 2022-2023
The Book and Movie List – 2022-2023