List - American School of Paris



List - American School of Paris
2009 Middle School Summer Reading
O F P A R I S Founded 1946
Dear Middle School Student,
As you know, reading is a lifelong experience—your education doesn’t stop when you’re out of
school! The ASP Middle School teachers would like to encourage you to read a lot this summer, and not
just in English.
This document is in two sections. The first explains the required reading assignment for all
students in the regular English program. (EAL students are should read at whatever level they feel
most comfortable.) The second section is the recommended reading list from the French teachers, and
this applies to students at all levels.
Enjoy yourself!
Jim Ferguson
Middle School Director
Where to get your books
English books
For those of you who may be new to Paris, please note that there are several major English
language bookstores in the city.
The Red Wheelbarrow
22 rue Saint-Paul
75004 Paris
métro: Saint-Paul
tel: 01.48. 04. 75. 08
W.H. Smith
248 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
métro: Concorde
The Village Voice
6 rue Princesse
75006 Paris
métro: Mabillon
Virtually all of these books can be ordered on line from or (click on
livres en anglais).
French books
French books are easy to get in France! The store with the biggest choice is probably FNAC
(, which has numerous branches. You can also order any of the books from .
O F P A R I S Founded 1946
2009 Middle School Summer Reading
Required Reading in English
The English teachers and librarians have compiled this list carefully with the aim of helping you
discover new titles and authors over the summer. In cases where the book has “series” written next to
it, you may read the next title in that series if you have already read the book that’s listed.
Middle School English teachers and librarians have made a careful selection of titles, combining classics
with contemporary novels, a number of which were Newbery Medal-winners. We appreciate your
support in ensuring that your child will read the books required from the accompanying list. Because
we encourage our students to take notes in the required book as they read, we recommend that students
buy their own copy and have it on hand in the new school year.
• Students entering 8th grade must read a minimum of three books by three different authors from
this reading list.
• Students entering 7th grade are required to read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho plus a
minimum of two other books by two different authors from this reading list.
• Students entering 6th grade are required to read A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements,
plus a minimum of two other books by two different authors from this list.
As you read, you may find it helpful to note important or memorable passages in the books (use post-it
notes or pencil). Your English teacher will assign projects based on your summer reading. Make sure
you have the books with you when school starts!
To find out more about any of these books, go online to the American School of Paris website. Go to the
“Quicklinks” drop down menu and click on the Destiny Library Catalog. Then click on LA
Enjoy a summer full of great reading!
See you in August.
Diane Smith – 8th grade English Teacher
Elli Gildnes – 7th grade English Teacher
Julie Forbes – 6th grade English Teacher
Sherri Rouiller and Meg Seaver – Librarians
O F P A R I S Founded 1946
2009 Middle School Summer Reading
Underlined titles are more suitable for older students.
Adams, Douglas
Adams, Richard
Alexie, Sherman
Almond, David
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Appelt, Kathi
Balliett, Blue
Blackman, Malorie
Bloor, Edward
Blume, Judy
Bowler, Tim
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
Boyne, John
Brande, Robin
Brooks, Kevin
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Cassidy, Anne
Cassidy, Cathy
Choldenko, Gennifer
Colfer, Eoin
Collins, Suzanne
Compestine, Ying Chang
Corder, Zizou
Cormier, Robert
Craig, Joe
Creech, Sharon
Cross, Gillian
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Dahl, Roald
Danziger, Paula
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (series)
Watership Down
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Underneath
The Seer of Shadows
The Calder Game
Pig Heart Boy
Storm Catchers
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Evolution, Me & Others Freaks of Nature
Kissing the Rain
The Secret Garden
Looking for JJ
Indigo Blue
Al Capone Does My Shirts
The Hunger Games
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party
Lion Boy (series)
Rag and Bone Shop
Jimmy Coates: Assassin?
Walk Two Moons
The Dark Ground
The Watsons Go To Birmingham
Danny, the Champion of the World
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit
Divakakaruni, Chitra
Druitt, Tobias
Duncan, Lois
Sister of my Heart
Corydon and the Island of Monsters (series)
Stranger with my Face
Fine, Anne
Flake, Sharon
French, Jackie
Funke, Cornelia
Gaiman, Neil
Gardner, Sally
Geason, Susan
Geras, Adèle
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Green, Tim
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
The Road of Bones
The Skin I'm In
Hitler's Daughter
The Graveyard Book
The Red Necklace
Flight of the Falcon
Football Genius
Haddon, Mark
Hale, Shannon
Henkes, Kevin
Hiaasen, Carl
Higson, Charlie
Hinton, Nigel
Horowitz, Anthony
Howe, James
Hunter, Erin
Ibbotson, Eva
Kadohata, Cynthia
Kent, Rose
Kluger, Steve
Korman, Gordon
L’Engle, Madeleine
Lester, Julius
Levine, Gail Carson
Lewis, C.S.
Lockhart, E.
London, Jack
Lowry, Lois
Lupica, Mike
MacHale, D.J.
Mazer, Norma Fox
McCaughrean, Geraldine
McKay, Hilary
Moriarty, Jaclyn
Muchamore, Robert
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Princess Academy
Olive's Ocean
Silverfin (Young Bond series)
Time Bomb
Gatekeepers (series)
The Misfits
Warriors (series)
The Secret Countess
Kira Kira
Kimchi & Calamari
My Most Excellent Year
No More Dead Dogs
A Wrinkle in Time
Day of Tears
The Wish
The Chronicles of Narnia (series)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The Call of the Wild
Number the Stars
Travel Team
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon series)
The Missing Girl
Plundering Paradise
Saffy’s Angel (sequels)
Feeling Sorry for Celia
The Recruit (Cherub series)
Myers, Walter Dean
Naidoo, Beverley
Namioka, Lensey
Fallen Angels
The Other Side of Truth
Ties that Bind, Ties that Break
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Ness, Patrick
Alice the Brave
Knife of Never Letting Go
Nix, Garth
Nye, Naomi Shihab
Paolini, Christopher
Park, Linda Sue
Pattou, Edith
Paulsen, Gary
Pearson, Mary E.
Peck, Richard
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Pennac, Daniel
Philbrick, Rodman
Pierce, Tamora
Pullman, Philip
Raskin, Ellen
Rawls, Wilson
Riordan, Rick
Roberts, Willo Davis
Rosoff, Meg
Sachar, Louis
Salinger, J.D.
Shusterman, Neal
Singer, Nicky
Spinelli, Jerry
Sutcliff, Rosemary
Stewart, Trenton Lee
Taylor, Mildred
Tolkin, J.R.R.
Verne, Jules
Walker, Alice
Webb, Sarah
Werlin, Nancy
Westerfield, Scott
Whelan, Gloria
White, Andrea
Wilson, Jacqueline
Wolff, Virginia Euwer
Wrede, Patricia
Zevin, Gabrielle
Zindel, Paul
Zusak, Markus
The Keys to the Kingdom (series)
Eragon (series)
A Single Shard
Harris and Me
Scribbler of Dreams
Here Lies the Librarian
Life As We Knew It
Freak the Mighty
First Test (Protector of the Small Quartet)
His Dark Materials (series)
The Westing Game
Summer of the Monkeys
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson series)
The View from the Cherry Tree
How I Live Now
Small Steps
The Catcher in the Rye
The Schwa was Here
Feather Boy
The Eagle of the Ninth
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
The Hobbit
Around the World in Eighty Days
The Color Purple
Amy Green Teen Agony Queen
The Rules of Survival
Homeless Bird
Surviving Antarctica
Dustbin Baby
Bat 6
Enchanted Forest Chronicles (series)
The Pigman
The Book Thief
O F P A R I S Founded 1946
2009 Middle School Summer Reading
Recommended Reading in French
Your French teachers have chosen a varied selection of books ranging from beginners’ to native
speakers’ level. You are not required to read any number of books in particular but the teachers
recommend that you read for pleasure, and at your own pace and level, over the summer.
Even if you’re a complete beginner in French you could explore the magazines or leveled books and see
how much you can figure out on your own.
If you already have studied French, you will be able to find a suitable book among any of the leveled
series listed below.
No matter what your level is, if you have a particular interest in sports, computers, etc., then pick up a
French specialist magazine in this field and have some fun.
Profitez bien de vos vacances. Rendezvous à la rentrée!
Lara Bailly
Sylvie De Oliveira
Pascale Doyle
Valérie Jackson
French as a Foreign Language List (Liste Français Langue Étrangere)
Lire le Français
(Clé International)
(Clé International)
Les Mini Syros
Lecture Jeunesse
(Copp Clark Pitman Ltd.)
Lire en français facile
(Hachette, FLE)
Levels : Beginners (bleu), Intermediate (vert), Advanced
Levels : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mini Souris
Série Jeunesse
Levels : 1, 2
Advanced French and Native-Speakers List (Liste Avancé/Francophone)
Underlined titles are more suitable for very good readers and native speakers.
Les titres soulignés sont plus adaptés pour les bons lecteurs et les francophones.
Asklund, J.
Bordage, P.
Bottero, P.
Brisou-Pellen, E.
Buzzati, D.
Danzigues, P.
Daudet, A.
Fresse, G.
Friot, B.
Gautier, T.
Gilberte Niquet
Giono, G.
Hassan, Y.
Jay, A.
Joly, D.
Kérillis, H.
Kessel, J.
Lavolle , L.N.
Le collège fantôme
Un trésor dans l’ordinateur
Ceux qui sauront
Les mondes d’Ewilan
Deux graines de cacao
Les cinq Ecus de Bretagne
La fameuse invasion de la Sicile par les ours
Moi, Lili Graffiti
Lili Graffiti
La rentrée de Lili
Le petit chose
Sale temps pour les grenouilles
Histoire pressée
Le roman de la momie
Le jour du match
L’homme qui plantait des arbres
La plante mystérieuse
Un grand-père tombé du ciel
Complot à Versailles
Sous la Révolution française
La classe de 6ème découvre l’Europe
La classe de 6ème tourne un film
Le lion
Concerto pour Guillaume
Menteur !
L’acrobate de Minos
Lefevre, T.
Voyage au pays des arbres
Celui qui n’avait jamais vu la mer
Le voleur de Noël
Léourier, C.
Le chemin de Rungis
Martel, Y.
Maupassant, G.
L’histoire de Pi
Une partie de campagne
Neuf contes et nouvelles
Histoires fantastiques
Rendez-vous au collège
La 6ème
Le royaume de Kensuke
Le Clézio, JM
Méliade, S.
Morgenstern, S.
Morpugo, M.
Mourlevat, J-C.
Nozière, J.P.
Pennac, D.
Petit, X.-L.
Pinguilly, Y.
Prévert, J.
Renard, J.
Sand, G.
Shangdi, F.
Slocombe, R
Smadja, B.
Tournier, M.
Uhlman, F.
Valdès, Z.
Vasconcelos, J.M. de
Vernes, J.
Zenatti, V.
L’enfant Océan
Des crimes comme ci comme chat
Les belles lisses poires de France
L’évasion de Kamo
Kamo, l’idée du siècle
Kamo et moi
Le col des milles larmes
Manèges dans le désert
Le secret de la falaise
Le ballon d’or
Contes pour enfants pas sages
Poil de Carotte
Le chêne parlant
Le petit Nicolas
Thimothée découvre l’Inde
Le détectice du Palace Hôtel
Il faut sauver Saîd
Vendredi ou la vie sauvage
Sept contes
L’ami retrouvé
Au clair de Luna
Mon bel oranger
Le tour du monde en 80 jours
Adieu mes 9 ans.

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