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Reading List for Grades 5 & 6

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep’s
Summer Reading Program Book List
for Students Entering Grades 5 & 6

Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
Alexander, Lloyd – Taran Wanderer; Time Cat
Beebe, Catherine – St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio (Ignatius Press)
Betz, Eva – Freedom Drums; Priest on Horseback; Victory Drums; Young Eagles
Biographies of saints at the student’s level
Brown, Evelyn M. – Kateri Tekakwitha (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden; Little Lord Fauntleroy
Carroll, Lewis – Through the Looking Glass
Colum, Padraic – Children of Odin; The Golden Fleece; Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
Gardiner, Harold, SJ – Edmund Campion (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows
Hamilton, Edith – The Greek Way; The Roman Way
Hawthorne, Nathaniel – Tanglewood Tales; The Wonder Book
Homan, Helen Walker – Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Lamb, Charles and Mary – Tales from Shakespeare
Lanier, Sidney – King Arthur and His Round Table
L’Engle, Madeline – A Wrinkle in Time
Lewis, C.S. – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Horse and His Boy; The Magician’s Nephew; The Last Battle
Lomask, Milton – Saint Isaac and the Indians (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
MacDonald, George – At the Back of the North Wind; The Princess and the Goblin; The Princess and Curdie
Montgomery, Lucy – Anne of Green Gables (series)
Nevins, Albert, M.M. – St. Francis of the Seven Seas (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Pyle, Howard – Robin Hood; King Arthur; Men of Iron and others
Smith, Dodie – The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Spyri, Johanna Heidi
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island; Kidnapped; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and others
Thurber, James – The Thirteen Clocks
Tolkien, J.R.R. – Farmer Giles of Ham, The Hobbit
Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Verne, Jules – Around the world in 80 Days; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth and others
Vision Books
Wallace, Imelda – Outlaws of Ravenhurst
White, T.H. – Mistress Masham’s Repose; the Once and Future King; The Sword in the Stone
Wilder, Laura Ingalls – Little House on the Prairie and others
Any age-appropriate title from Kolbe’s Recommended Reading List

Some of these books can be found in the library and you are welcome to check them out—see Toni Williams for assistance.

Read many other good books approved by your parents—only one in a series will count toward the Summer Reading Program.

To order Ignatius Press books using your credit card call toll free: 1-800-651-1531; or you may obtain an Ignatius Press catalog from the school office.  You can also order online at