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Summer Reading List Grade 1– 9

The summer reading list from Inventure Academy is designed to guide students towards books that are age appropriate. We have tried to include books of different genres. Many of the books suggested here are part of a series and will hopefully keep the bookworms occupied all summer as well. For our young readers we have also added a few movies that they can enjoy.

A good idea would be to look for it at the local library such as “Just Books” or bookstores such as Landmark. Most books are also available on Flipkart.

Happy Reading.

Grade 1 Reading list

Author / Publisher


Roy, Ron Calendar Mysteries (series)



Ready to read series-level 2

Annie And Snowball

Rylant, Cynthia The Magical House
Harper Collins Biscuit And The Lost Teddy Bear

Series: Biscuit: I Can Read!

Series: Scholastic Reader Level 1 Hippo And Rabbit In Three Short Tales
Suggested movies 1. Stuart Little

2. Cats and Dogs

Grade 2 Reading list

Author / Publisher


David A. Adler, Barbara Johansen Newman Bones And The Clown Mystery

Series: Bones

Preus, Margi Celebritrees: Historic And Famous Trees Of The World
Adler, David A.

Penguin Young Readers Group

Young Cam Jansen And The 100th Day Of School Mystery
Suggested movies 1. Atlantis

2. Kung Fu panda

3. Charlie and the chocolate factory

4. The Enormous crocodile

Grade 3 Reading list

Author / Publisher


Danziger, Paula Amber BrownIs Not A Crayon


Warner, Gertrude C. The Boxcar Children


Hank Zipzer A Brand-New Me! Series:
Osborne, Mary Pope Dark Day In The Deep Sea Series: Magic Tree House
Suggested movies 1. Matilda

2. Finding Nemo

3. Marry Poppins

4. Annie

Grade 4 Reading list

Author / Publisher


Blume, Judy  

Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing Series:

The Fudge


White, E.B. The Trumpet Of The Swan
DiCamillo, Kate Because Of Winn-Dixie
Farley, Walter The Black Stallion
Suggested movies 1. Invictus

2. Gods must be crazy

3. Jurassic park

4. My Fair lady

Grade 5 Reading list

Author / Publisher


Kinney, Jeff


Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Lalicki, Tom Danger In The Dark Series: Houdini And Nate
Burnett, Frances H. The Secret Garden Series: Aladdin Classics
Lin, Grace Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
Suggested movies 1. King Solomon’s mines

3. Indiana jones

4. A Wrinkle in Time


Grade 6 Reading list



Anthony Horowitz Stormbreaker
Avi Crispin
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl
Paula Fox The Slave Dancer
Philip Pullman Golden Compass
Any book by Mandeline L’Engle
  1. A Wrinkle in Time
  2. A Wind in the Door
  3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  4. Many Waters
  5. An Acceptable Time

Young Unicorns

Byng, Georgia Molly Moon series
Di Camillo, Kate Because of Winn Dixie
Ibbotson, Eva The Secret of Platform 13
Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

Grade 7 Reading list



A. McCaffrey, Dragonsong
Robert C. O’Brien Z for Zachariah
Elie Wiesel Night
Asimov, Isaac. The Stars, Like Dust.
Le Guin, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea.
Stroud, Jonathan. Heroes of the Valley
Staples, Suzanne Shabanu: daughter of the wind
Bradbury, Ray Something wicked this way comes
Lowry, Lois Number the stars
Spinelli, Jerry Crash

Grade 8 Reading list



H.G Wells Time Machine, Invisible Man
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, Martian Chronicles
Susan Collins Hunger Games
Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express
JRR Tolkien Hobbit, Lord of the Rings trilogy
Terry Pratchett Mort
Arthur C. Clarke The Hammer of God.
Lance Armstrong It’s Not About the Bike
Arthur Conan Doyle Hound Of The Baskervilles; Valley of Fear; The Lost World.

Grade 9 Reading list



John Wyndham The Chrysalids
William Golding Lord of the flies
JD Salinger The Catcher in the Rye
Harper Lee To kill a mocking bird
Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
Chitra Bannerji Divakaruni Sister of my heart, Vine of Desire
Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake
Amitav Ghosh Shadow Lines
Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club
Jacquelyn Mitchard The Deep End of the Ocean