Summer Reading for Secondary Students

  • The purpose of summer reading is to encourage in each student a lifelong love of reading. By choosing books students will enjoy and by reinforcing and inviting students to cogitate on their reading, we hope to engage and entertain as well as communicate the joys of participating in a lively, interactive community of fellow readers.

    Please see below for CB's summer reading lists. Families may also want to become involved in "The Great American Read." Check out the details at this link! 


    Middle School Required Summer Reading 2018

    In accordance with the Central Bucks School District and the Pennsylvania State Academic Standards, all middle school students in our district are expected to do a significant amount of reading throughout the entire year. The state standard recommends twenty-five books per year.

    All students entering grades seven, eight, and nine must read at least two books over the summer.

    When students begin the new school year, they will be required to complete an activity related to one of the two required books. Students should make sure they have completed the reading of the two books before returning to school. Click HERE to view lists for students entering grade 7, 8, and 9.

    High School Required Summer Reading 2018

    Students should select and read one book from the list for their grade and course level. This assignment should be completed before the beginning of the semester during which the student has English class. Early in the semester, students will complete a follow-up assessment based on the summer reading books. This assessment will be graded. Click HERE to view lists for students entering grade 10, 11, and 12.