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Milford Middle School Summer Reading

Grade 6

Students should read one of the following books.  Click here to see all Grade 6 summer reading books in our catalog.


  • Secrets of the Sphinx – James Cross Giblin
  • Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science – Susan Hughes
  • Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature`s Mysteries from Perilous Places – Donna M. Jackson
  • Look Up! Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard – Annette LeBlanc Cate


  • Ellington Was Not a Street – Ntozake Shange
  • The Book of Time – Guillaume Prevost
  • The Glory Field – Walter Dean Myers

South America

  • The Dreamer – Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Secret of the Andes – Ann Nolan Clark


  • Bound – Donna Jo Napoli
  • When my Name was Keoko – Linda Sue Park


Grade 7

Students should read 1 selection from at least 3 genres below.  All poems and short stories below are available to read online.  Copies are also available at the library.

Fable Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince
Parable Judith Ortiz Cofer “Aunty Misery”
Poetry Robert Frost Ghost House” (summer)

The Road Not Taken” (autumn)

Good Hours” (winter)

Birches” (spring)

Narrative Poem Robert W. Service The Cremation of Sam McGee
Non-Fiction Jane Addams “We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March”
Fantasy Patricia Wrede “Enchanted Forest Chronicles” (series)


Grade 8

Students should read one of the following books.  Click here to see all Grade 8 summer reading books in our catalog.

  • Flygirl Sherri L. Smith 
  • Homeboyz Allen Lawrence Sitomer 
  • Lizzie Bright & the Buckminster Boy Gary D. Schmidt
  • So Far from the Bamboo Grove Yoko Kawashima Watkins
  • SpeakLaurie Halse Anderson
  • Travel Team Mike Lupica
  •  Truesight David Stahler Jr. 
  • When My Name Was Keoko Linda Sue Park