Summer Reading

High 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–three will be chosen from the lists below. We also put together a list of optional activities that students can do along with the books that they read.

If you are an incoming 6th grader or a new Middle School student watch this video to meet your new librarians:

All Middle School students should watch this video:

If you have ay 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, 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!

Where to Find Books

The Matthews Library has a collection of ebooks and audiobooks through our shared collection with BAISL. Click here for instructions on how to access the shared collection. In addition, we provide a variety of places to acquire print, ebooks, and audiobooks in this slide deck:

Free Young Adult Books

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

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6th Grade Reading Lists

UPDATE on Summer Reading for 6th grade: You will need to read 5 books total, but 2 will be from the list/Padlet we created for you, 1 will be from the list on this document (and you will need to do the assignment in this document for your English teacher based on it), and 2 will be free choice.
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 2020
List showing all the titles in the series: 6th Grade Summer Reading 2020 (series)
List of activities ideas: 6th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2020

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 2020
List showing all the titles in the series: 7th Grade Summer Reading 2020 (series)
List of activities ideas: 7th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2020

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 2020
List showing all the titles in the series: 8th Grade Summer Reading 2020 (series)
List of activities ideas: 8th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2020

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

High School Summer Reading Lists 2020-21
The Book and Movie List – 2020-2021