P.R.E.T.T.Y. Girls Passport to Reading Summer
Book Club Free to all
READ Reading opens the doors to
a vivid imagination, endless possibilities, and wild
adventures to distant lands far, far, away; where will
the pages take you?
  Hand selected suggested Summer Reading and Activity listing
below contains titles that are age appropriate, fun and
enlightening for all girls.  Although most of the books will be
enjoyable for all age groups. Happy reading! Do You have your
Here are some of the selections we will choose from.
Ages 7-8
Minnie and Moo Go to Paris, by Denys Cazet
Getting there is half the fun with this pair, and along the way (past an electrical tower they think is the Eiffel), Minnie and
Moo pick up a busload of equally adventurous animal friends from nearby Africa World, careen through a car wash they
believe is China, and find themselves trading stories under a night sky in what they hope is America Minnie And Moo and
the Musk of Zorro, by Denys Cazet
, Moo longs for the days of heroes, the days of the derring-do of good-deed doers. As
Juanita del Zorro del Moo and Dolores del Zorro del Minnie, our heroes roam the farm armed with an aerosol can of Zorro
musk and a barbecue skewer, attempting to rescue the downtrodden.

Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
Irreverent, hilarious and wildly popular, Silverstein's collection of verse is hard to put down.

Happy Birthday, Addy!
The Caring & Keeping of YOU ( The Body Book for Girls)
Josephina's Suprise
Rebecca Just For Fun!
Ages 9-10
Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
Irreverent, hilarious and wildly popular, this collection of Silverstein's verse is hard to put down.

Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new
boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
For young James Henry Trotter, life with the exceedingly nasty Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker is pure misery. James dreams
of a better life, but he's totally unprepared for the wild adventures ahead of him when he drops the magic crystals he receives
from a strange old man. Before long James is off on a weird, wonderful journey inside a giant peach with a bizarre group of

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
A nine-year-old is "given" a little brother and soon decides that she is expendable. But some things about little brother are
lovable too.
Ages 11-12
Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
Irreverent, hilarious and wildly popular, this collection of Silverstein's verse is hard to put down.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis
What begins as a simple game of hide-and-seek quickly turns into the adventure of a lifetime when Peter, Susan, Edmund,
and Lucy walk through the wardrobe and into the land of Narnia.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
A black family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not

Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner
Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.

A Smart Girls Guide To Starting Middle School

REAL Beauty: 101 Ways to Feel Good about YOU
Ages 12-14
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez
It's a long way from Santo Domingo to the Bronx, but if anyone can go the distance, it's the Garcia girls. Four lively latinas
plunged from a pampered life of privilege on an island compound into the big-city chaos of New York, they rebel against
Mami and Papi's old-world discipline and embrace all that America has to offer.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas.

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a
country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The timeless story of Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan is widely acknowledged to be the closest thing to the
"Great American Novel" ever written.

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
This is the story of a group of 'Lost Generation' Americans and Brits in the 1920s on a sojourn from Paris to Pamploma,
Spain. The novel poignantly details their life as expatriates on Paris' Left Bank, and conveys the brutality of bullfighting in

A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
This is the classic story of two friends at boarding school during World War II.