Required Summer Reading List

  • Elementary

    Pearl Junior High School

    2nd Grade

    Choose One

    Dinosaurs Before Dark

    by Mary Pope Osborne

    The Chalk Box Kid

    by Clyde Robert Bulla

    Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

    by Barbara Park


    3rd Grade

    Choose One

    May Magic

    by Ron Roy

    Recess Is a Jungle

    by Jack Chabert

    Coach Hyatt is a Riot

    by Dan Gutman


    4th Grade

    Because of Winn Dixie

    by Kate DiCamillo


    5th Grade


    by Andrew Clements


    6th Grade

    James and the Giant Peach

    by Roald Dahl



    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    by John Boyne


    8th Grade

    The Pigman

    by Paul Zindel



    Please refer to appropriate supply list for additional information.

    Pearl High School

    Accelerated English I (9th Grade)

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    by Harper Lee

    Accelerated English II (10th Grade)

    Read Both

    The Old Man and the Sea

    by Ernest Hemingway

    Separate Peace

    by John Knowles


    AP En glish III (11th Grade)

    Complete Summer Reading Assessment.

    (Click on "Summer Reading Assessment" for form.)

    Read Both

    The Great Gatsby

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    A Raisin in the Sun

             by Lorraine Hansberry

    Dual Enrollment/English Comp I (11th/12th Grade)

    Complete Summer Reading Assignment.

    (Click on "Summer Reading Assignment" for form.)

    Read Both


    by William Shakespeare

    The Metamorphosis

    by Franz Kafka


    Dual Enrollment/American Literature (11th/12th Grade

    Read Both

    The Scarlet Letter

    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    A Raisin in the Sun

    by Lorraine Hansberry


    The edition of the book does not matter as long as it is the correct author and title and NOT an abridged version of the book. ALL AP English III and Dual Enrollment Comp I students must complete the Summer Reading Assessment pages on their book(s). These can be found by clicking on the appropriate links above.

    Books may be purchased online, from any metro area bookstores, or checked out at the Pearl Public Library.  Please read supply lists carefully.  Students need to have their own copies of some books for classroom/home use.