Summer Reading List -- Intermediate


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The Alfred Summer
by Jan Slepian
ISBN: 039923747X
Book Description: Four preteen outcasts, two of them handicapped, learn lessons in courage and perseverance when they join forces to build a boat.

A Book of Coupons
by Susie Morgenstern
ISBN: 0670899704
Book Description: The last thing students expect when they go back to school is for their new teacher to be old! And then he gives them a goofy present – a book of coupons: one coupon for skipping school for a day; one coupon for not listening in class; one coupon for singing at the top of your lungs whenever you like. The list goes on!

Bug Muldoon: The Garden of Fear
by Paul Shipton
ISBN: 067089687X
Book Description: Something strange is going on in the garden and Bug Muldoon, beetle private investigator, tries to figure out how the ants and the wasps are involved.

Callahan Cousins: Summer Begins
by Elizabeth Doyle Carey
ISBN: 0316736902
Book Description: This exciting, new book introduces four engaging Callahan cousins. The girls find plenty of lessons and adventures while spending the summer with their grandmother on Gull Island. Find teaching activities to extend the book.

Camp Confidential: Jenna's Dilemma
by Melissa J. Morgan
ISBN: 0448437384
Book Description: Jenna is determined to make camp fun this year, in spite of her parents' separation and the company of her twin brother and older sister. Find teaching activities to extend the book.

Camp Confidential: Natalie's Secret
by Melissa J. Morgan
ISBN: 0448437376
Book Description: Natalie Goode goes from life in the city to Camp Lakeview, where the secret she's been keeping might get in the way of new friendships. Find teaching activities to extend the book.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl
ISBN: 0394810112
Book Description: Finding a Golden Ticket allows Charlie to fulfill his dearest wish – to have a specially conducted tour of Willie Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Chuck Close Up Close
by Jan Greenberg
ISBN: 0789426587
Book Description: A biography of the revisionist artist who achieved prominence in the late 1960s for enormous, photographically realistic, black-and-white portraits of himself and his friends.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
Book Description: Inspire middle-school students with this fun, online reading experience. New daily entries, full of the fictitious Greg Heffley's life mishaps and musings, will carry you through the year. Find teaching activities to extend the book.

The Demon in the Teahouse
by Dorothy Hoobler
ISBN: 0399234993
Book Description: A teen poses as a teahouse attendant to learn who is responsible for a series of fires in Japan.

First Painter
by Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0789425785
Book Description: First Painter is a powerful, eerily beautiful book about self-expression and who the "first" painter might have been.

F Is for Freedom
by Roni Schotter
ISBN: 0789426412
Book Description: When ten-year-old Manda interrupts a midnight delivery, she discovers her parents' involvement in the Underground Railroad and makes her own contribution to a fugitive slave's freedom.

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