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Textbooks: Summer reading and fall course textbooks

Menlo School required texts and assignments

Summer reading

Summer of 2021:
Reading and assignments to be completed before school begins in the fall

On these pages you will find all of the upper school and middle school summer reading assignments. Use these pages to see which book(s) are needed for summer assignments, make your choice as to whether you want to buy new or used copies, then purchase from the vendor that best suits you. The school is not recommending a particular vendor. The ISBN indicates the particular edition that the teacher expects to see in class.

The Menlo School Library has print copies of many (not all) of the textbooks, particularly paperback fiction and nonfiction used in literature courses. These books can be used in the library during the school year. We do not check summer reading books out over the summer as there aren't enough copies for all students.

Booklist generator

It's time to buy your textbooks! Use the Booklist Generator to create a list of required books that you can then purchase from your chosen bookseller. 

Options for purchasing books

Here are some options for buying new and used textbooks.
These vendors are provided for your convenience and are not affiliated with Menlo School. You may purchase textbooks from any vendor you prefer.

Local independent bookstores

Books Inc.


Online sales




Barnes & Noble‚Äč

Half Price Books