CCA Baldi Middle School Grades 6-8

Mr. Eugene McLaughlin

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

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, by Bette Bao Lord

Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhoades

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norman Juster



For Children Entering Grade 7


Night, by Elie Wiesel

The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

A Boy Called Slow, by Joseph Bruchac

Steal AwayTo Freedom, by Jennifer Armstrong


For Children Entering Grade 8


Animal Farm, by George Orwell

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

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 Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

Twilight, by Stephanie Myers

A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines

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

The Pigmen, by Paul Zindel

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros


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!!!!