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Rocky Hill Country Day School Library: Middle School Summer Reading

Middle School Summer Reading

Little Summer by Wendy Gustavel


Rocky Hill Country Day School middle schoolers will participate in the Lighthouse Games in Spring 2025. The Lighthouse Games engage students in fun activities related to the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award nominees. To kick off our inaugural RHCD Lighthouse Games:

  • Each rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade student will read at least one book from the 2025 Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) list.
  • Books can be checked out from the RHCD school library before leaving on summer break or accessed via Sora over the summer. Print, eBook, and audiobook versions can also be found at all Rhode Island public libraries.
  • In September, students will complete their first Lighthouse Games activity (for points) based on the 2025 RIMSBA book they read over the summer.

RIMSBA Nominees


The 2025 Rhode Island Middle School Book Award nominees make great summer reading! There is something for everyone on this list! 

All RIMSBA nominees are available on SORA. Check out complete descriptions of the nominees HERE.

Book Lists for Middle Schoolers

Looking for more summer reading suggestions? Check out the following lists!

Award Winners

Consider trying an award winner this summer!

eBooks and Audiobooks

      Click here to access the Sora app.

All RHCD students have free and easy access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks on Sora! Check out the RIMSBA nominees, graphic novels, horror stories, historical fiction, non-fiction, and more! 

To Access SORA from your own device:

  1. Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or go to
  2. In Sora, find your school (first select RISOCKS, then choose Rocky Hill from the drop-down menu) then sign in using your RHCD email credentials.
  3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. The book will open so you can start reading right away.
  4. Tap Options to renew or return a book. Be sure to go to Options and mark a book as DONE when you’ve completed it so that you can earn achievements.