Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List


Links are updated as they are received. If you are not guided to a school website that lists the updated year, please check with your school to verify the information.

If you do not see your school represented, please contact your school directly to acquire your school's current list. Your school may have assignments related to the reading list.  Please check with your school for those details.

Educators click here for instructions on how to have your school’s reading list posted.


Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Reading Rules Summer Reading Challenge is virtual and open to any child in any public, parochial, private or charter school entering grades K-12 in any school district

Many books on the Suggested Reading List can be found at Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries.

We’ve compiled our recommendations for a Library Suggested Reading List, with additional information for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System’s Online Reading Challenge.

The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) Book Lists offer a variety of titles about summer, adventure, nature, and wildlife. Lists are separated by reading level and organized by title in alphabetical order. Each title summary indicates whether titles are available in braille or audio format. To order titles, you may contact TBBL, request books through their online catalog, or download titles instantly through BARD. If you do not have a BARD account, please visit the BARD registration page.


Allendale Elementary School – West Seneca

Amherst Central High School 

Amherst Christian Academy

Amherst Middle School (Grade 6)

Amherst Middle School (Grade 7)

Amherst Middle School (Grade 8)

Canisius High School

Casey Middle School Grades 5 - 8

Cheektowaga Middle School 

Cheektowaga Middle School (Grade 5)

Cheektowaga Middle School (Grade 6)

Cheektowaga Middle School (Grade 7)

Cheektowaga Middle School (Grade 8)

City Honors School (Grades 5 – 12)

Clarence Center Elementary (Kindergarten)

Clarence Center Elementary (Grade 1)

Clarence Center Elementary (Grade 2)

Clarence Center Elementary (Grade 3)

Clarence Center Elementary (Grade 4)

Clarence Center Elementary (Grade 5)

Clarence Middle School (Grade 6 - 8)

Depew High School (English Honors 10)

Depew High School (AP English 11)

Depew High School (AP English 12)

East Aurora Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Eggert Elementary – Orchard Park

Ellicott Elementary – Orchard Park

Ellicott Elementary (Grade 1)

Ellicott Elementary (Grade 2)

Ellicott Elementary (Grade 3)

Ellicott Elementary (Grade 4)

Ellicott Elementary (Grade 5)

Elmwood Franklin School

Elmwood Village Charter Schools (Grades K – 8)

Forest Elementary

Franklin Middle School (Grades 5-7) – Ken-Ton School District

Frederick Law Olmsted PS #156

Frontier High School

Frontier Middle School (Grade 6)

Frontier Middle School (Grade 7)

Frontier Middle School (Grade 8)

Lake Shore Central  (Grades 6-8)

Grand Island Central - Sidway Elementary - Grades K - 1

Grand Island Central - Veronica Connor Middle School - Grades 6-8

Hamburg Middle School

Health Care Center for Children PS #84

Heim Middle School

Holland Central High School

Holland Central School District (Grades 7-9)

Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Iroquois Middle School (Grade 6)

Iroquois Middle School (Grade 7)

Iroquois Middle School (Grade 8)

Lake Shore Central - Grades K - 2

Lake Shore Central - Grades 3 - 5

Maple West Elementary

Maplemere Elementary School Grades 1-2

Maplemere Elementary School Grades 3

Maplemere Elementary School Grades 4

Maplemere Elementary School Grades 5

Maplemere Elementary School Grades 6

Mount Mercy Academy

Nardin Academy (Grades 9 – AP)

Nichols School

North Park Community School PS #50

Orchard Park High School

Orchard Park Middle School (Grade 6)

Orchard Park Middle School (Grade 7)

Orchard Park Middle School (Grade 8)

Queen of Heaven School (Grades 1 – 8)

Saints Peter & Paul School

Sheridan Hill Elementary (K-5)

St. Amelia School (Pre-K to Grade 8)

St. Francis High School

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute

St. Mary’s High School

Tapestry Charter School (Grades 5 – 8)

Transit Middle School

West Seneca West Senior High School (English I)

West Seneca West Senior High School (English II)

West Seneca West Senior High School (English II Enriched)

West Seneca West Senior High School (English III)

West Seneca West Senior High School (English III Enriched)

West Seneca West Senior High School (English IV)

West Seneca West Senior High School (English IV Enriched)

West Seneca West Senior High School (AP)

West Seneca Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)

Williamsville Central Schools Grade K

Williamsville Central Schools Grade 1

Williamsville Central Schools Grade 2

Williamsville Central Schools Grade 3

Williamsville Central Schools Grade 4

Williamsville Central Schools Grade K – 4 Non-fiction

Williamsville East High School (Grades 9 - AP)

Windermere Boulevard Elementary