Summer Reading 2014

​Summer Reading 2014
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Summer reading is about learning to love reading, and it should promote reading widely and voluminously. Students should be allowed to explore their interests and passions in the books they choose to read. Student choice is important!

Darlington County School District will use Accelerated Reader to expand the summer reading choices available to students in grades K-8. This program provides students access to over 150,000 quizzes.  We have compiled a list of suggested titles to spur your thinking and get your summer book list growing.

to find an Accelerated Reader Book for the Summer Reading Sweepstakes

In order to participate in a beginning of the year celebration:

  • K-2 students should accumulate a minimum of 3 AR points.
  • 3-5 students should accumulate a minimum of 6 AR points.
  • 6-8 students should accumulate a minimum of 9 AR points.

Students can check about books from the libraries of the following schools each Tuesday in June and will be able to take AR tests each Tuesday in July from 12:00 - 5:00 pm at the following locations:           

  • Brunson-Dargan Elementary School 
  • Darlington County School District Office
  • Darlington Middle School
  • Hartsville Middle School
  • North Hartsville Elementary School
  • Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School
  • Spaulding Middle School
  • Thornwell School of the Arts

K-5 students are NOT required to read a book from the suggestion lists, but students SHOULD read a book that has an Accelerated Reader quiz. 

6-8 students are REQUIRED to read a book from their grade level list and should also select a book of their choice that has an Accelerated Reader quiz.

Rising 6th Grade


Soul Surfer

Bethany Hamilton


Walter Dean Myers

The Revealers

Doug Wilhelm

Rising 7th Grade


The Bystander

James Preller

The Last Shot: A final four mystery

John Feinstein

Out of My Mind

Sharon Draper

Rising 8th Grade


Skeleton Creek #1

Patrick Carman

Darnell Rock Reporting

Walter Dean Myers

If the Witness Lied

Carolina B. Cooney

English I Honors


If the Witness Lied

Caroline B. Cooney

Romiette and Julio

Sharon Draper

Son of the Mob

Gordan Korman