2017 Summer Reading Program!

The theme of  Saugus Public School summer reading program is the great state of Massachusetts, its heroes and history.    All Saugus Public School students in grades K thru 5 are encouraged to read 20 minutes each night and are required to produce written reports on 3 books.  One of the books must be about the American Revolution.  The other two can be any book from the suggested reading list  or any book you find that’s on your child’s reading level pertaining to Massachusetts.

The Saugus Public Library is pleased to support this goal!   We have purchased extra copies of these titles.  Using a library card, students can borrow, place holds if necessary or even download e-books. We have audio versions of some titles too.

Registration for the Library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 19th thru August 9th and  is open to all ages.  We offer prizes and programming all summer long.  Check our online and print calendar for details about all that’s happening.

TOPSFIELD FAIR:  Students K-6th grade must submit their 3 books reports to the Children’s Desk at the Saugus Library no later AUGUST 9th to be eligible for a Topsfield ticket prize. Parents must pick up the prize tickets no later than the September 7th .  


The Reading Lists: 

Incoming Kindergarten & 1st grade

Incoming 2nd & 3rd grades

Incoming 4th & 5th grades

Search for titles to borrow or request in the NOBLE library catalog. Additionally, the following titles from these lists can be found in our online platforms Overdrive and Hoopla – ask a librarian how you can download or stream these titles to your home computer, smartphone or tablet.

Overdrive titles:

  • Boston Tea Party, Pamela Duncan Edwards (K-1)
  • M is for Mayflower, Margot Theis Raven (K-1)
  • Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCluskey (K-1)
  • American Revolution, Mary Pope Osborne (2-3)
  • What was the Boston Tea Party?, Kathleen Krull (2-3) (4-5)
  • Who was Betsy Ross?, James Buckley (2-3) (4-5)
  • Judy Moody Declares Independence, Megan McDonald (2-3) (4-5)
  • George Washington and the General’s Dog, Frank Murphy (2-3)
  • Who was John F. Kennedy?, Jona Zeldis McDonough (2-3) (4-5)
  • Magic Treehouse: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, Mary Pope Osborne (2-4) (4-5)
  • Anastasia Krupnik, Lois Lowry (2-3)
  • Clementine, Sara Pennypacker (2-3)
  • Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson (2-3)
  • Buster’s Trip to Cape Cod, Oona Garder-Juntti (2-3)
  • Half-Magic, Edward Eager (2-3)
  • Ben and Me, Robert Lawson (4-5)
  • My Brother Sam is Dead, James Collier (4-5)
  • The Fighting Ground, Avi (4-5)
  • Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes (4-5)
  • Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak, Kay Winters (4-5)
  • What were the Salem Witch Trials?, Joan Holub (4-5)
  • Who was Dr. Suess?, Janet Pascal (4-5)
  • If you Sailed on the Mayflower, Ann McGovern (4-5)
  • Alvin Ho, Lenore Look (4-5)
  • The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall (4-5)

Hoopla titles:

  • A is for America, Tany Lee Stone (K-1)
  • The Redcoats are Coming, Marianne Hering (K-1)
  • Little Massachusetts, Kate Hale (K-1)
  • Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCluskey (K-1)
  • Why Don’t you Get a Horse, Sam Adams?, Jean Fritz (2-3)
  • And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, Jean Fritz (2-3)
  • Will you Sign Here, John Hancock?, Jean Fritz (2-3)
  • Clementine, Sara Pennypacker (2-3)
  • Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson (2-3)
  • My Brother Sam is Dead, James Collier (4-5)
  • Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes (4-5)
  • The Fifth of March, Ann Rinaldi (4-5)
  • The Scarlet Stocking Spy, Trinka Hakes Noble (4-5)
  • Tom Brady, Jeff Savage (4-5)
  • Hoop Genius, John Coy (4-5)











Published: June 5th, 2017

Author: Amy
Tags:Summer Reading,