Summer Reading 2017

Lower School

Pre-K and Kinder

There are many wonderful books that Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students will enjoy. The HAISLN list offers suggestions. We encourage parents to read often to their children over the summer months remembering that children of this age enjoy 'reading the pictures' as well as the words. They can even make up their own stories to accompany the illustrations. Kinkaid does not require that Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students read a certain number of books or keep a list of what they read. The sharing of books over the summer is our only objective.

First Grade

The HAISLN reading list offers suggestions for books for first grade students. Books other than those on the HAISLN list are wonderful as well. We encourage parents to read often to their children over the summer months. Kinkaid does not require that first graders read a certain number of books or keep a list of what they read. The sharing of books over the summer is our only objective.

Second Grade

The HAISLN list offers suggestions for books students going into second grade will enjoy. We expect students to read at least ten on their reading level this summer. A form on which to keep a list of all the books they read can be found online. The list should be signed by a parent and returned to their new second grade teacher on the first day of school.

Third Grade

Students entering third grade should read at least ten books on their reading level this summer. There are two lists of books recommended by third grade teachers, the HAISLN list and students might like to browse from an a list of Teacher's Favorites. Students will keep a list of all the books they read on a special form. The list should be signed by a parent and returned to their new third grade teacher on the first day of school.

Fourth Grade

Students entering fourth grade are required to read at least ten books this summer. There is a form on which to keep a list of the books they read. Students will also need to complete at least one "reflection" for a title on their reading list. Titles may be fiction or nonfiction. The HAISLN list has recommended titles for entering fourth grade and is a great place to start looking for summer titles.

All forms must be signed by a parent and returned to their new fourth grade teacher on the first day of school.

Middle School

Upper School

9th - 12th Grade

Upper School Summer Reading list (pdf)
(updated: April 26, 2017)

AP Biology Summer Reading Packet (pdf)

AP Environmental Science Summer Reading Packet (pdf)


Kinkaid Upper School students must read at least three books this summer.

REQUIRED CLASS READING:

English I: Between Shades of Gray by Sepetys

English II: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Haddon

English III: The Kite Runner by Hosseini

English IV AP Crit Lit: The Virgin Suicides by Eugenides

English IV AP Gods and Monsters: The Ramayana by Narayan

English IV AP Gothic Lit: Dracula by Stoker

English IV AP Shakespeare: Macbeth (Folger) by Shakespeare

English IV Heroes and Beasts: Divergent by Roth

English IV Rebels and Outcasts: The Martian by Weir

English IV Visions of the Apocalypse: Hamilton: The Revolution by Miranda

Anthropology (choose one):

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Kidder

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie

AP Computer Science: Computational Fairy Tales by Kubica

Algorithms and Structures: The CS Detective by Kubica

AP European History: The Prince (Penguin Classics) by Machiavelli

AP US History: His Excellency: George Washington by Ellis

FREE CHOICE (one or two books depending on number of required reads): You must simply read books that you have NOT read before. You may wish to choose from:

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SUGGESTIONS:

World Civilizations and World History: The Human Web by McNeill

Economics (credit given): Predictably Irrational by Ariely

AP Government (credit given): Blood Done Sign My Name by Tyson

SCIENCE BOOKS FOR READING AHEAD: You may read them in the summer when you have more time but they may not be counted as your Free Choice read. It will be required and assessed in spring semester.

Biology I Honors: Micro by Crichton

AP Biology: Incognito by Eagleman

SUGGESTIONS FROM THE LIBRARIAN:

Student Selections from Book Fair 2016

Faculty Favorites from Book Fair 2016

Grades 9 &10 Reading List from HAISLN

Grades 11 & 12 Reading List from HAISLN