St. Francis Summer Reading for Freshman

Welcome St. Francis Freshman and their families!

The Mother's Guild and Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose have teamed up to provide you an easy way to purchase your required summer reading this year.  Once Upon a Time will donate 20% of the sales to the Mother's Guild and the St. Francis community will be supporting America's Oldest Children's Bookstore -- everyone wins! 

On all orders-  USE DISCOUNT CODE: GK - in order to receive 5% off ALL orders (discount can be applied to ALL books purchased through us - not just summer reading) placed through 7/31/2019. 

*You may also just come into store to purchase or call the store (818-248-9668) and we'll hold the requested books - for 3 days- behind the counter for you to pick up. 

*Prices of books are subject to change*

To view the summer reading for all grades, please click here.

Full Reading List

FRESHMAN                   

Call of the Wild (London)   
Flowers for Algernon (Keyes)
The Pearl (Steinbeck)

PLUS for Honors English        

The Wave (Strasser)

The Call of the Wild (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Jack London, Melvin Burgess (Introduction by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Flowers for Algernon: Student Edition Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780156030083
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - June 14th, 2004

The Pearl Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177374
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 1993

The Wave Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780440993711
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laurel Leaf - September 15th, 1981

It's the season of monsters, ghosts, and witches!

Alfred's Book of Monsters Cover Image
Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue Cover Image
The Scarecrow Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
The Okay Witch Cover Image
Dead Voices Cover Image
Wilder Girls Cover Image

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

The scientific process for kids with magical animals! The cover alone is all your young reader needs to see with this adorable new early chapter book series. Zoey with the help of her cat Sassafras and her handy Thinking Goggles uses deduction and the scientific process to find the best way to help the magical creatures that come to their door in need of care and love. Cute black and white illustrations with a helpful glossary in the back for those carefully introduced scientific words like hypothesis. My new go to recomendation! - Jessica