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Cranston Public Schools: 2022 Middle School Summer Reading Suggestions





Check out all that the Cranston Public Library has to offer HERE.

Cranston Public Schools ELA Department's Summer Reading Assignment



Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Grades 6-8 Graphic Novels

Links to Great Book Lists

Suggested Authors- Read anything by one of these authors!

April Henry
Jacqueline Woodson
Nic Stone
Jason Reynolds
Kiera Cass
Cassandra Clare
Carl Deuker
Tim Green
Mary Downing Hahn
Jenny Han
Erin Hunter
Gordon Korman
Mike Lupica
Rick Riordan
Gary Schmidt
Louis Sachar
Carl Hiaasen
Charles Higson
Kwame Alexander
Neil Gaiman
Will Hobbs
Anthony Horowitz
Stephenie Meyer
Marissa Meyer
Walter Dean Myers
James Dashner
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Kayla Miller

Kid's Read Across Rhode Island 2022

Read Beyond the Beaten Path


Cranston Public School students have access to books through Sora. To log in, go to, click on Clever and click on the Sora app to discover thousands of e-books and audiobooks!


RIMSBA 2023 Nominees

RIMSBA 2023 Nominees- Graphic Novels

RIMSBA 2023 Nominees- Short Stories and Non-Fiction

RIMSBA Favorites!

Award Winners

CPS/CPL Librarian Favorites!


All annotations courtesy of Follett and the RIMSBA website. Please note that not all books are suitable for all readers. The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award titles are chosen by a statewide committee of teachers and librarians.