ELA Department’s Message to Students and Families

Dear Families,

Summer provides a wonderful opportunity for students and families to enjoy great books together! The goal of the Haverhill Public School summer Reading Program is to foster a love of reading. Reading over the summer can also help students to maintain, or even improve their reading skills. In order to meet the needs of each students’ reading skills and interests, the Haverhill Public School Summer Reading lists contain a variety of genres and culturally diverse books at various reading levels. Our lists are identified by grade levels in order to help families choose appropriate books for each child this summer.   Please feel free to have your child read any books that interest them though!


The following Books are ONLY SUGGESTIONS. Please feel free to read any book that interests you. Research has shown that the single greatest factor in predicting reading success is whether a child is read to when young. Please note that the reading level of the suggested books vary. Please read a page of the book to see if it is a good fit for you.

Individual Lists Available (Click to Download)

Reading List for Grades Pre-K-3
Reading List for Grades 4 – 5
Reading List for Grades 6 -8
High School Summer Reading List