The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Summer Reading 2024

One School One Book

One School One Book Reading List

List of 9 items.

  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

    Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
  • Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

    On an island where one child is delivered each year while the eldest is taken away, nine children live under the leadership of new elder Jinny, who trains the latest newcomer and wonders what will happen when her own departure occurs.
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker

    After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

    Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

    When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
  • The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

    Discovering a speech-disabled boy asleep on their porch, young couple John and Marta forge a loving bond with the child and come to think of him as their own while wondering about his mysterious past and enjoying the world through his eyes.
  • The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan

    A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world.
  • The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O'Connor

    After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley, and then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.
  • The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney

    Eben McAllister searches his small town to see if he can find anything comparable to the real Seven Wonders of the World.
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