Summer Reading 2018

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. The HAISLN list has recommended titles for entering third grade. 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. The HAISLN list has recommended titles for entering fourth grade and is a great place to start looking for summer titles.

Reading lists 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

SUMMER READING 2018

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

REQUIRED CLASS READING:

English I: Between Shades of Gray by Sepetys
ISBN: 978-0-399-25412-3

English II: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Haddon
ISBN 1-4000-3271-7

English III: The Kite Runner by Hosseini
ISBN 1-57322-245-3

English IV AP Building the World: Frankenstein by Shelley
ISBN-10: 0486282112 or ISBN-13: 978-0486282114

English IV AP Crit Lit: The Virgin Suicides by Eugenides
ISBN-10: 0312428812

English IV AP Gods and Monsters: The Ramayana by Narayan
ISBN-10: 0143039679 or ISBN-13: 978-0143039679

English IV AP Shakespeare: Macbeth (Folger Edition)
ISBN-10: 0743477103 or ISBN-13: 978-0743477109

English IV Heroes and Beasts: Divergent by Roth
ISBN: 0062387243

English IV Rebels and Outcasts: The Martian, by Andy Weir
ISBN-10: 0553418025 or ISBN-13: 978-0553418026

English IV Visions of the Apocalypse: Hamilton: The Revolution by Miranda
ISBN-10: 1455539740 or ISBN-13: 978-1455539741

Anthropology: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Kidder
AP Computer Science: Computational Fairy Tales by Kubica
Algorithms and Structures: The CS Detective by Kubica
AP European History: The Prince 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:

  • AP Government (credit given): Blood Done Sign My Name by Tyson
  • Economics (credit given): Predictably Irrational by Ariely
  • World History I Honors (recommended, no credit) The Human Web by McNeill

AP BIO BOOK FOR READING AHEAD: You may read the book below (during the summer when you have more time), but it may not be counted as your Free Choice read. It will be required and assessed in spring semester:

  • AP Biology: Incognito by Eagleman