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Newton Bible Christian School
Helping Families Make Disciples of Christ

School Starts at 8:30 a.m.

School Dismisses at 3:30 p.m.


Newton Bible Christian School

900 Old Main St

Newton, KS 67114

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Summer Reading Challenge

Mrs. Regier's Summer Reading Challenge

summer reading challenge

Here are some of my favorite books for you to read this summer. Choose four of the books for the grade you will be in (or older) and read them this summer. Record it on the this form and bring the form back to school next August for a prize!

1st Grade (Read or have read to you)

  • Amelia Bedelia series (Peggy or Herman Parish)
  • Putter and Tabby series (Cynthia Rylant)
  • Geranium Lady series (Barbara Johnson)
  • Henry and Mudge series (Cynthia Rylant)
  • Books by Syd Hoff (Julius, Danny and the Dinosaur)
  • Books by Don Freeman (Courdory)

2nd Grade

  • Animal Friends series (Janette Oke)
  • Imagination Station series (Marianne Hering)
  • The Littles series (John Peterson)
  • Boxcar children (Gertrude Chandler Warren)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall (Patricia MacLachlan)

3rd Grade

  • Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Stuart Little (E.B. White) Charlotte’s Web is a school book; please do not read that one.
  • Bobbsey Twins series (Laura Lee Hope)
  • Grandma’s Attic stories (Arleta Richardson)
  • Childhood of Famous Americans (biographies by various authors)
  • Paddington series (Michael Bond)

4th Grade

  • By the Shores of Plum Creek (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Nancy Drew Series (Carolyn Keene)
  • Caddie Woodlawn (Carol Ryrie Brink)
  • Stuart Little (E.B. White)
  • The Incredible Journey (Shelia Burnford)
  • Popper’s Penguins (Florence and Richard Atwater)
  • Books by Beverly Cleary

5th grade

  • Popper’s Penguins (Richard and Florence Atwater)
  • Narnia Series (C.S. Lewis)
  • Ralph S. Mouse and other books by Beverly Cleary
  • Homer Price (Robert McCloskey)
  • Henry Reed books (Keith Robertson)
  • American Adventure series (Lee Roddy)
  • Books by Patricia St. John

6th grade

  • Mandie Series (Lois Gladys Leppard)
  • Little House series, books 5-9 (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Calico Captive and The Bronze Bow (Elizabeth George Speare)
  • Rascal (Sterling North)
  • Summer of the Monkeys (Wilson Rawls)
  • Biographies by Janet and Geoff Benge

7th-8th grade Be sure to choose copies that are not abridged.

  • Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  • Heidi (Johanna Spyri)
  • Light From Heaven (Christmas Carol Kauffman)
  • Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss)
  • Gifted Hands (Ben Carson)
  • Books by Scott O’Dell
  • God at the Controls (Jean Dye Johnson)
  • Hinds Feet on High Places (Hannah Hurnard)

Recommended for Parents

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family or Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp

Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship by Robbie Castleman