Students in fourth and fifth grade enjoyed designing and building the fastest model car in the school's annual Lower School STEM Challenge.
Charlotte Christian families filled three trucks with supplies for the Harvest Center during the 11th Annual Knights Fight Hunger Week, setting new collection records.

Summer Reading

Reading consistently throughout the summer months allows students to:
  • learn new vocabulary
  • broaden perspectives
  • increase their knowledge and maintain reading gains made during the school year 
  • develop an understanding that scheduling time for reading is an important life skill

We encourage lower and middle school students to read books in their developmental zones or “just right” or “good fit” books. These are books that are appealing to the student and are neither too difficult nor too easy meaning that students understand what they are reading and are familiar with most of the vocabulary.

For upper school students, summer reading prepares them for the academic courses that they will take in the fall. Teachers have specific units and activities planned that will deal with the content of the required books. Teachers may ask students to read, paying attention to specific concepts, themes, ideas, characterization and so forth. It is a good plan to review the assignment prior to reading the assigned book.

Click here to access the Summer Reading Bookfest order form.

Lower School

All summer reading should be completed by the first day of school, Aug. 23. 

Fun summer reading suggestions for rising grade 3

  • Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
  • Room One:  A Mystery or Two by Andrew Clements
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  • Satch and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman
  • A Nest for Celeste by Henry Coles
  • The Littles by John Peterson


  • Rules by Cynthia Lord

Fun summer reading suggestions for rising grade 4

  • Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  • Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
  • Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
  • Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
  • Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman


  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Hunt

Fun summer reading suggestions for rising grade 5

  • Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
  • Edward’s Eyes by Patricia Machlalan
  • Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • One and Only Ivan by Katerine Applegate
  • Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  • Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia Machlalan

Middle School

Summer reading assignments for middle school students will be posted in Canvas by the end of the school year.

Upper School

Information about specific summer reading assignments is coming soon... 

Charlotte Christian School is...

a Christ-centered, college preparatory school, equipping and developing students to effectively integrate Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives and to impact the culture for Christ.

Charlotte Christian School

7301 Sardis Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 366-5657

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