Signal Hill Reads: Summer 2022

  • Huskies!

    Please use the information below to continue reading throughout the summer.


    Voorhees Summer Reading 2022

        entering 1st grade



    Elephant & Piggie series

    Mo Willems

    Fly Guy 

    Tedd Arnold

    Pete the Cat 

    Eric Litwin

    The Princess in Black

    Shannon Hale

    Dragon Masters 

    Tracey West

    Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too!

    Maggie Chang

    Baloney and Friends

    Greg Pizzoli

    Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot

    Dav Pilkey

    Fatima’s Great Outdoors

    Ambreen Tariq

    Bink & Gollie

    Kate DiCamillo

    Ty’s Travels

    Kelly Starling Lyons

    Zoey and Sassafras 

    Asia Citro

    Frog and Toad 

    Arnold Lobel


    Oge Mora

    Scaredy Squirrel

    Melanie Watt

    Missed Meal Mayhem

    Jarrett Lerner

    Pig the Pug

    Aaron Blabey

    Beak & Ally

    Norm Feuti

    We Are (Not) Friends

    Anna Kang

    Summer Camp Critter Jitters

    Jory John

    I Am Enough

    Grace Byers

    What I Am

    Divya Srinivasan

    Princess Truly

    Kelly Greenawalt

    Jayden’s Impossible Garden

    Melina Mangal

    Voorhees Summer Reading 2022

    entering Second Grade



    J.D. & the Great Barber Battle

    J. Dillard


    Sara Pennypacker

    The Last Firehawk

    Katrina Charman

    Galaxy Zack

    Ray O’Ryan

    Ballpark Mysteries 

    David Kelly

    Judy Moody/Stink 

    Megan McDonald

    Follow That Frog

    Phillip Stead

    Ready, Freddy! 

    Abby Klein

    Jake Maddox Sports

    Jake Maddox

    The Bad Guys 

    Aaron Blabey

    Kung Pow Chicken 

              Cyndi Marko

    Sadiq and the Pet Problem

    Siman Nuurali

    Henry and Mudge 

    Cynthia Rylant

    Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea

    Ben Clanton

    Katie Woo 

    Fran Manushkin

    Zoey and Sassafras

    Asia Citro

    Ivy and Bean

    Annie Barrows

    Fort Builders Inc. 

    Dee Romito

    Mercy Watson

    Kate DiCamillo

    Unicorn Diaries

    Rebecca Elliot

    Diary of a Pug

    Kyla May

    Baby Mouse Series

    Jennifer & Matthew Holm

    Sydney & Taylor

    Jaqueline Davies

    Dr. Kitty Cat

    Jane Clarke


    Tedd Arnold

    Two at the Top

    Uma Krishnaswami

    Voorhees Summer Reading 2022

    entering Third Grade



    My Weird School 

    Dan Gutman

    The Puppy Place

    Ellen Miles

    King and Kayla

    Dori Hillestad Butler

    Ranger in Time

    Kate Messner

    Dragon Breath 

    Ursula Vernon

    Bird and Squirrel 

    James Burks

    Big Nate 

    Lincoln Peirce

    Planet Omar 

    Zanib Mian

    Captain Awesome 

    Stan Kirby

    Flying Beaver Brothers

    Maxwell Eaton

    The 13-story Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    The Sasquatch Escape

    Suzanne Selfors


    Jennifer Holm

    The Year of the Book

    Andrea Cheng

    Lunch Lady 

    Jarrett Krosoczka

    Ballpark Mysteries

    David Kelly

    Zach and Zoe Mysteries

    Mike Lupica

    Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    Dana Simpson

    The Baby-sitters Little Sister

    Ann M. Martin

    Time Jumpers

    Wendy Mass

    Star Wars Jedi Academy

    Jarrett Krosoczka

    Geronimo Stilton Series

    Geronimo Stilton

    Thea Stilton Series

    Thea Stilton

    A Boy Called Bat

    Elana K. Arnold

    Dragon Master

    Tracey West

    Voorhees Summer Reading 2022

    entering Fourth Grade



    Roll With It

    Jamie Sumner

    Science Comics series

    Various authors

    Hazardous Tales series

    Nathan Hale

    Shirley and Jamila

    Gillian Goerz


    Cynthia Kadohata

    Baseball Card series

    Dan Gutman

    Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing

    Judy Blume

    Front Desk series

    Kelly Yang

    My Life as a ...series

    Janet Tashjian

    I Survived series

    Lauren Tarshis

    The One Thing You’d Save

    Linda Sue Park

    Percy Jackson series

    Rick Riordan

    Hope Springs

    Jaime Berry

    The 78-Story Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    The Season of Styx Malone

    Kekla Magoon


    Katherine Applegate

    Flora and Ulysses

    Kate DiCamillo

    The Magic Misfits

    Neil Patrick Harris


    Katherine Applegate

    The Last Kids on Earth

    Max Brallier

    Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom

    Matthew Swanson

    I Funny

    James Patterson

    Spy School

    Stuart Gibbs

    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

    Chris Grabenstein

    Hugo Cabret

    Brian Selznik

    When the World Turns Upside Down

    K Ibura


    Voorhees Summer Reading 2022

    entering Fifth Grade




    Lisa Fipps


    Jason Reynolds

    Song for a Whale

    Lynne Kelly

    Class Act

    Jerry Craft

    Endling Trilogy

    Katherine Applegate

    Wild River and  Wild Fire

    Rodman Philbrick

    Wings of Fire

    Tui Sutherland

    Amina’s Song

    Hena Khan

    Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

    Nathan Hale

    The One Thing You’d Save

    Linda Sue Park

    Out of My Heart

    Sharon Draper

    The Elephant Doctor of India

    Janie Chodosh

    Simon B. Rhymin’

    Dwayne Reed

    A Place to Hang the Moon

    Kate Albus


    Alan Gratz


    Gordan Korman

    Stuntboy, In the Meantime

    Jason Reynolds

    Because of Mr. Terupt

    Rob Buyea

    Genius Files

    Dan Gutman


    Sharon Draper

    The Lion of Mars

    Jennifer Holm


    Varian Johnson

    The Sisters of Neversea

    Cynthia Leitich Smith

    City Spies

    James Ponti

    Rescuing Titanic

    Flora Delargy

    New Kid

    Jerry Craft

    The following information is for students entering 6th grade:

    Voorhees Middle School

    Summer Reading 2022


    Voorhees Middle School is pleased to announce our summer reading initiative.  To help support student choice and inspire our students to become lifelong readers, there will be multiple book options for each grade level.  There are twelve fiction titles, four non-fiction titles, and two graphic novels from which to choose.  Students must read at least one of the books for the grade they will enter in September. In addition, they will complete an activity from the choices below for the book they have chosen. Students may choose to purchase the book, use the Camden County Library, or check our ebook/audiobook platform (use 224# and birthday for access).


    6th Grade Summer Reading



    Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

    City Spies by James Ponti

    How to Train your Dad by Gary Paulson

    My Life as a Potato by Adrienne Costner

    Starfish by Lisa Fipps

    Refugee by Alan Gratz

    Unplugged by Gordan Korman

    Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman

    Ice Cream Machine by Adam Rubin

    Rescue by Jennifer A. Nielsen

    Partly Cloudy by Tanita S. Davis

    How to Find What you’re Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani



    Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War ll Sinking of “The Children’s Ship” by Deborah Heiligman

    Yummy: A History of Desserts by Victoria Grace Elliott

    The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander

    History Smashers: The Titanic by Kate Messner

    Graphic Novel

    New Kid by Jerry Craft

    Chunky by Yehudi Mercado

    Summer Reading Assignment

    Read your book and complete ONE of the following:

    Assignment: Due Date: Friday, September 16th

    Be prepared to share your assignment in Reading Class.

    Present a Book Talk

    Show the class the book and include the following features in your talk:

    Title, Author, Genre, Reading Difficulty, Plot (without giving too much away), Pick a short excerpt to read aloud, Sell It: Why should people read it?

    *prepare ahead by writing notes on an index card that you can refer to while you are talking.  


    Another option is to record yourself delivering the book talk.

    Create a Playlist

    Create a written list of 8-10 songs that reflect the events and theme of your novel. List each song and the artist. After each song include a few sentences explaining why you included that song.  The songs must reflect the title of the novel, the genre, the characters, plot and/or  the theme . Include your name.

    Audio Podcast

    Record yourself discussing your book.  Include the title and author as well as your opinion of the book. Be creative with your podcast. Give additional information about the characters or setting not revealed in the novel.  Create an alternate ending or continue the story. If you read non-fiction, research something from your book and present your findings.

    Book Trailer Video

    Create a short video ‘movie trailer’ for your novel.   Pretend the novel has been made into a movie.  Create a video encouraging others to see the movie.  Must include:  Title, characters/actors, Information about the plot (without giving too much away), Sell it: why should people see it?  Look online for sample book trailer videos for ideas.

    *be prepared to share the video in class on the day it is due.

    Create a Book Bento

    Market your book to others by gathering a minimum of 5 artifacts related to your book and arranging them in a visually appealing manner.
    Take a picture and upload it to Google Slides. Make it interactive by adding links to book trailers, book reviews, author interviews, historical background,  and/or text boxes explaining why you chose the artifacts you did.  

    Streaming Watch Next List

    Create a list of 8-10 shows or movies from your favorite streaming service that would be something a character in your book would be interested in watching.  For each show, give textual evidence such as specific character traits or plot details from the novel to show the connection between the show and your book.  

    Character Analysis

    For a character in your book answer the following question using textual evidence: “How does the writer use this character to convey a message or lesson?” Use family background, philosophy and values, effect on others, how they would like to be treated, and actions to develop your answer. treated, and actions to develop your answer. 

    Design a Book Jacket

    Use Google Slides, paper, or another app to design your book cover. Include the title and author on the front. Include information on the back about the plot and characters. Include some short reviews about the book saying why others should read it.

    Don’t forget to include your name.