School Reading Lists

Looking for Mahwah schools’ summer reading lists?  You’ve come to the right place!  The Library has most of summer reading titles available in print, and many are available to download as eBooks. 

Elementary Schools

The elementary schools recommend that your child read 20 minutes a day at their level. It is important for children to read below their level to reinforce reading skills and to read above their level to challenge themselves.

The most important factor in encouraging reading is choice; children who choose what they are reading will be more motivated to read.

Our librarians are here to help your child find a book they love!

Joyce Kilmer School

Coming soon!

Ramapo Ridge Middle School

Below are the suggested summer reading list books for students entering grades 6 – 8

The Crossover; Rebound by Kwame Alexander
The Last by Katherine Applegate
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World
 by Ashley Herring Blake
Secret Series
by Pseudonymous Bosch
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable by John Boyne
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Al Capone Does My Shirts; Al Capone Shines My Shoes; Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko
Mortal Instruments Series; Infernal Devices Series; Dark Artifaces Series by Cassandra Clare
Land Of Stories Series by Chris Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer
Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney 
New Kid by Jerry Craft
The Maze Runner Series
by James Dashner 
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
Corydon Series by Tobias Druitt
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
The Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
Perfect by Natasha Friend
Spy School Series by Stuart Gibbs
Projekt 1065
 by Alan Gratz
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Series by Jenny Han
Charles and Emma: the Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
Hoot; Scat; Flush; Chomp; Squirm by Carl Hiaasen
Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz
Warriors Series by Erin Hunter 
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Firelight Series by Sophie Jordan
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba 
Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
Restart by Gordon Korman
Rules by Cynthia Lord 
Son by Lois Lowry 
Legend Series by Marie Lu
Batting Order
 by Mike Lupica 
The Only Game by Mike Lupica 
Travel Team and Summer Ball by Mike Lupica 
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Merci Suarez Changes Gears
 by Meg Medina
Keeper of the Lost City Series
 by Shannon Messenger
Beyonders Series
 by Brandon Mull
by Walter Dean Myers 
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron 
Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson 
Middle School Series by James Patterson 
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W.R. Philbrick
His Dark Materials Series ( The Golden Compass) by Philip Pullman
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu (Track Series)
 by Jason Reynolds
Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series; Heroes of Olympus Series; Trials of Apollo Series
by Rick Riordan 
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Dork Diaries Series by Rachel Renée Russell
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan  
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick 
Skinjacker Series by Neal Shusterman 
All The Wrong Questions Series by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The Mysterious Benedict Society Series by Trenton Lee Stewart
Wings of Fire Series
 by Tui Sutherland
Other Words for Home
 by Jasmine Warga
Front Desk
 by Kelly Yang
Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


High School

Below are the Mahwah High School 2020 required summer reading lists, along with links to the assignment pages and also links to the Hoopla and Libby/Overdrive eBook & eAudiobook catalogs to check their availability.  During the summer, physical copies of these titles will be housed on a cart by the Information Desk. You can use the library catalog to check their availability. The books may be borrowed for 14 days, and may not be reserved.  Books are first-come, first-served and may not be reserved.  If you have any questions, please contact the Information Desk at 201-529-7323 x 226.