Book Fair, Summer Reading and Teacher Wish Lists

The 2018 Brown Book Fair is Coming! 

Our annual Brown Book Fair will be held Wednesday, May 30 – Friday, June 1, in the main lobby.


Information on the 2017 Book Fair & Summer Reading is below. Check back here in April for full info for 2018.

2017 Book Fair

Students and parents/guardians will be able to visit the Book Fair during school hours and a concert on Tuesday night. Sign up to volunteer at the fair! It’s a great chance to observe kids during class visits and interact with other parents. Proceeds from all sales directly support the Brown PTO.

Summer Reading 2017

Required summer reading books for Brown Middle School, by incoming grade:

  • 6th Grade Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • 7th Grade Flying lessons & Other stories by  Ellen Oh
  • 8th Grade The running dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Looking for additional suggestions? Check out the 2017 Middle School Summer Reading List compiled by the Newton Free Library and the Middle School Librarians.

  • 9th Grade – Newton South One School, One Question Incoming 9th graders will be able to pre-order two of the five Newton South 2017 One School, One Question books at the Brown Book Fair. Each year, a committee of Newton South students, teachers, and parents chooses several books that address one question. This year’s question is How Can I Make a Difference? Students then select at least one of the books to read over the summer. In the fall, they take half of a school day to discuss the ideas in the books as a school, with guest speakers, discussion groups, and panels. Incoming Newton South Freshmen will have a chance to pre-order I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas to read one or both during the summer. Books will be delivered to school on June 7th.

Teacher Wish Lists 2016 (2017 lists coming soon!)
Our English Department keep their classroom libraries up-to-date with new grade-appropriate books. If you would like to contribute, please click on the links below to view the teachers’ wish lists.

Kritzer 6 Coral

Piccioli 6 Purple

Pickworth 6 Red

Azzam 7 Teal

Cohen 7 Blue

Guzzi 7 Green

Munsell 8 Indigo

Pollard – Literacy Specialist, 8 Maroon

Happy Reading!