C.C.A. Baldi Middle School Grades 6-8

Mr. Luke Hostetter

8801 Verree Road
Philadelphia PA 19115
Phone: 215-961-2003

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

CCA Baldi Middle School’s Suggested Summer Reading List



Children are encouraged to read at least two books on their grade’s list during the upcoming summer break.  A choice of activities revolving around the books will be offered, allowing children to earn extra credit in Reading.


For Children Entering Grade 6


Becoming a Citizen, by Sandra De Capua

Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhoades

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norman Juster

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Copper Sun, by Sharon M. Draper

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros



For Children Entering Grade 7


The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

A Boy Called Slow, by Joseph Bruchac

Steal AwayTo Freedom, by Jennifer Armstrong

Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Maze Runner, by James Dashner

Cinder, by Marissa Myer

Divergent, by Veronica Roth

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba


For Children Entering Grade 8

Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom, by Barry Denenberg

I Know What You Did Last Summer, by Lois Duncan

The Learning Tree, by Gordon Parks

A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, by Ernest J. Gaines

The Pigman, by Paul Zindel

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

What is the What, by Dave Eggers

Rocket Boys, by Homer Hickam



Baldi's Summer Reading Activities 

Click here for the list of activities to be completed. 

Baldi's Annual Literacy Family Fun Night


Save the Date - Thursday 5/30/13  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Barnes and Noble @ Neshaminy Mall!!!!