• Reading is not solely reserved for the classroom or school year; lifelong learning stems from becoming a lifelong reader. Students need time to enjoy uninterrupted reading allowing them to absorb and contemplate ideas from their reading experiences. Independent reading gives students a strong foundation to build upon as they move through the English Language Arts program. Independent reading during school breaks is important for students to continue to hone their literacy skills.


    Our BISD librarians have created a collection of suggested titles for students to consider.

    BISD Elementary Collection

    BISD Secondary Collection


    Below are some additional suggestions from various resources such as the Texas Education Agency, Texas Library Association, and the International Literacy Association. 

    Parents should work with their children to choose appropriate books.  This resource from Scholastic can help parents with selecting books that are just right for their children: "Help Kids to P.I.C.K. the right books."

    Boerne Public Library

    Texas Library Association Reading Lists

    International Literacy Association

    Texas STAAR Report Card Recommended Reading Lists

    Renaissance myOn



    Due to the accelerated nature of Honors, Dual Credit (DC), and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, summer reading assignments are required.

    Note:  All Boerne ISD Middle School campuses have common summer reading assignments.  There is no summer reading assignment for rising 6th graders enrolled in 6th-grade ELAR Honors.