Summer Reading Book Requirements - St. Pius X Parish

Nov 14, 2021


Welcome to the St. Pius X Parish Summer Reading Program! We are excited to provide you with a comprehensive list of summer reading book requirements for different grade levels. At United City Church, we believe in the power of education and encourage our students to continue their learning journey even during the summer break.

Why Summer Reading is Important

Summer reading plays a crucial role in enhancing a child's educational development. It helps to prevent the "summer slide," where students may lose some of the progress they made during the school year. Reading during the summer keeps children engaged with learning, expands their vocabulary, and improves their reading comprehension skills.

By participating in the St. Pius X Parish Summer Reading Program, students will be better prepared for the upcoming school year and continue to foster a love for literature. Our carefully curated book requirements offer a range of genres and themes to cater to varied interests and promote a well-rounded education.

Recommended Books by Grade Level

Below, you will find the summer reading book requirements categorized by grade level:


  • "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Grade 1

  • "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss
  • "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White

Grade 2

  • "The BFG" by Roald Dahl
  • "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Grade 3

  • "Matilda" by Roald Dahl
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl

Grade 4

  • "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling
  • "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis

Grade 5

  • "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan
  • "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

Grade 6

  • "The Giver" by Lois Lowry
  • "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson

Grade 7

  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
  • "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton

Grade 8

  • "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
  • "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

Grade 9

  • "1984" by George Orwell
  • "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Grade 10

  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
  • "The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

Grade 11

  • "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
  • "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

Grade 12

  • "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen


By following the summer reading book requirements at St. Pius X Parish, your child will embark on an enriching literary journey that expands their horizons, enhances their academic skills, and fosters a lifelong love for reading. We encourage you to support your child's reading habit during the summer months and engage in meaningful discussions about the books they read.

For any questions or additional recommendations, feel free to reach out to our dedicated team at United City Church. Together, we can make this a summer of growth, learning, and exploration through the pages of captivating literature.