A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine

Summer Reading

Students are expected to read three books during the summer. All students have one required book and two choice books from provided lists. All students should complete the summer reading by the time they arrive on campus in September and bring the books read to school.

Summer Reading lists for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on this page in April, 2019.

Faculty Summer Reading

Each summer, Eaglebrook faculty members read a book that will help them better understand boys in middle school and provide a common ground for discussion.

The Eaglebrook faculty is reading a few books over the summer of 2018:

Past Faculty Summer Reading Titles:
I Can Learn from You: Boys as Relational Learners by Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley
We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools
Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities by David Flink.
Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education by Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, and Shirley Veenema.
Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher.
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen.
What Does Math Have to do With It? by Jo Boaler.
Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music by Tricia Tunstall.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher by Rick Wormeli.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
The Multiplier Effect: Tapping Genius Inside Our Schools by Liz Wiseman, Lois N. Allen, & Elise FosterIt's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd
LGBTQ Youth in American Schools by Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
Imagine: How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer
Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12, by Rick Wormeli
The Purpose of Boys by Michael Gurlan
If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom by Bernard Schein
Whose Game is it, Anyway? by Richard Ginsburg, Stephen Durant, and Amy Baltzell
The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Raising Cain by Dr. Michael Thompson
Family Matters by Robert Evans
Why Do They Act That Way? by Dr. Davis Walsh

Contact Info

For questions about summer reading assignments, please contact the appropriate person below.

Third Form: Shappy LaPointe

English Department: Ruth Koenigsbauer

English as a Second Language: David Goodrow