Required Reading

2015 Summer Reading is listed below. Story of the World books will be sent home for rising 4th-7th grades; students will return these books to school in the fall. All other books will need to be purchased.

Second and Third grade students are encouraged to keep a summer reading journal.  Click HERE for summer reading journal suggestions.

If you have any questions, please give us a call or email Mr. Borah at jborah@thelatinschool.org. 

REQUIRED READING LIST

Grade Title
Rising 4th Grade Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer*
Rising 5th Grade Story of the World Voume 2: The Middle Ages by Susan Wise Bauer*
Rising 6th Grade Story of the World Volume 3: The Early Modern Times by Susan Wise Bauer*
Rising 7th Grade Story of the World Volume 4: The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer*
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Rising 8th Grade Girls read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Boys read Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester†
Rising 9th Grade All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Rising 10th Grade The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy
Rising 11th Grade The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh‡
Rising 12th Grade Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie

*Story of the World books will be provided by HLS. Please return them to school in the fall. Students should be prepared for a class book discussion and simple quiz over the assigned reading during the first week of school.

† See also the Emmy Award winning A&E series Horatio Hornblower, starring Ioan Gruffudd.

‡ See also the Oscar nominated 1957 film The Spirit of St. Louis, starring James Stewart.