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School Summer Reading

Heads Up! Your Best Bet is...

...to use Hoopla whenever possible.

Why? Because you never have to wait for any of their titles. 

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For questions about summer reading requirements for your school (elementary students do not have specific book lists), see the Middle School Summer Reading document. *Middle school information was prepared for summer of 2020; as of June 2021 it appears there is no new list for students. If you have updates or changes to the information found here, please email asnowden@minlib.net. SCROLL DOWN for high school!

Medway Elementary Schools

Great elementary Hoopla titles

Medway Middle School
Entering Grade 5

Strongly Recommended List:

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Perfect Game by Fred Bowen, available on Hoopla as an ebook and available at Medway Public Library in print.

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

5th Grade Teacher Favorites

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi, available at Medway Public Library in print and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry, available on Hoopla as an ebook, at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Hank Zipzer Series by Henry Winkler, available at Medway Public Library and digitally on Overdrive

The Penderwicks Series by Jeanne Birdsall, available at Medway Public Library and digitally on Overdrive

Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary by Patricia Hermes, available at other network libraries in print.

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Challenge Choice), available on Hoopla as an audiobook, at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (Challenge Choice), available at Medway Public Library in print and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald (Challenge Choice), available at Medway Public Library on CD.

Entering Grade 6

Strongly Recommended List:

A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here and here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook (also, here).

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

6th Grade Teacher Favorites

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here and here), at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Tangerine by Edward Bloor, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here) and on Overdrive as an ebook.

Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 by Elisa Lynn Carbone, available on Hoopla as an audiobook, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library on CD, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Entering Grade 7

Strongly Recommended List:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

7th Grade Teacher Favorites

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan, available on Hoopla as an audiobook, at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, available at Medway Public Library and digitally on Overdrive

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story by Michael Collins, available at Medway Public Library in print.

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin, available at Medway Public Library on CD, at other network libraries in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, available on Hoopla as an audiobook, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library in large print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Entering Grade 8

Strongly Recommended List:

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan McCarthy (Mature Content), available at Medway Public Library in print and on Overdrive as an ebook.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Mature Content), available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), at Medway Public Library in large print, at Medway Public Library on CD, and on Overdrive as an ebook.

Heat by Mike Lupica, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

8th Grade Teacher Favorites

D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches by Stephen Ambrose, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here).

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library on CD, and on Overdrive as an ebook.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, available on Hoopla as an ebook, on Hoopla as an audiobook, at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook (also, here).

That Summer by Sarah Dessen, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes, available on Hoopla as an ebook, available on Hoopla as an audiobook, at Medway Public Library in print and on Overdrive as an ebook.

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here and here), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Within Reach: My Everest Story by Mark Pfetzer & Jack Galvin, available at Medway Public Library in print.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, available on Hoopla as an ebook, available on Hoopla as an audiobook, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook (also, here).

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Mature Content), available on Hoopla as an audiobook, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Medway Mustangs High School Summer Reading

Entering Grade 9

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, available on Hoopla as an ebook, on Hoopla as an audiobook, available at Medway Public Library in print (also, here), at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, available at other network libraries in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, available on Hoopla as an audiobook, at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Entering Grade 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite, available on Hoopla as an ebook, on Hoopla as an audiobook (read by Bahni Turpin, bonus!), on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez, available on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay, available on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Entering American Literature

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, available on Hoopla as an ebook, at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Entering ELA 12

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, available on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Educated by Tara Westover, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, available at Medway Public Library in print, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

AP Language and Composition

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (2011), available at Medway Public Library in print, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

AP Literature and Composition

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library in large print, at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

AP Government and Politics

America’s Unwritten Constitution by Akhil Reed Amar, available at other Minuteman libraries in print.

Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View by Stephen Breyer, available at Medway Public Library in print.

In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy, available at Medway Public Library in print.

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis, available at Medway Public Library in print, at Medway Public Library on CD, on Overdrive as an ebook, and on Overdrive as an audiobook.

America’s Constitution: A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar, available at other Minuteman libraries in print.

Honors US History

American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor, available at Medway Public Library in print.

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