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Summer Reading Program


The Covenant Preparatory School is pleased to announce the 6th Anniversary of our Summer Reading Challenge! This program provides a great way to encourage students to read throughout the summer. We hope that you will encourage your child to accept the challenge this summer as he or she continues to grow and develop into a Covenant Knight reader who adheres to the wisdom of Paul when he wrote: Finally brother and sister, whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable and praiseworthy, think of the these things. (Philippians 4:8)

The format is the same as in years past with students reading books chosen from an approved reading list and providing a brief written summary of the book they read. Please keep in mind that the Summer Challenge is designed to help students develop and strengthen their independent reading skills. All students participating in the Summer Challenge will be recognized at a special awards program when we return to school this fall. At this program, students will receive a participation certificate and medals based on their level of participation. 

Summer Challenge reading lists, reading logs and participation forms are available below.  The Challenge will run from Wednesday, May 20th - Friday, August 14th.  

Unless specified by your incoming grade level teacher, the program is optional.  However, we strongly encourage all students to participate in this year's Summer Reading Challenge in order to help maintain their reading progress.



First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Alternative Recommended Titles (1st - 4th Grade)




Covenant will once again be offering incoming 5th and 6th grade students the opportunity to participate in the Summer 2020 Reading Challenge featuring award-winning books. Reading good, award-winning, literature is a great way to explore different authors, genres and themes while getting absorbed in a great story!

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • To reach the Bronze level, you must read three books from one of the approved lists.
  • Once you have read three books from the list and reached the bronze level, you can read additional books to reach Silver and Gold. The books can be from the Award Winning lists provided, but they don’t have to be. However, we encourage you to select books that you think might be ‘award’ worthy.
  • For each book you read, you will need to write a brief summary of the book AND then share why or why not you think this book is ‘AWARD’ worthy. You decide -- Does it deserve the recognition it received?

Requirements for Each Medal:

Bronze Medal  =  Total of 3 books (from either Newbery and/or Scott O’Dell Award List)

Silver Medal    =   Total of 6 books (3 for bronze + 3 additional books) 

Gold Medal     =   Total of 10 books (3 for bronze + 3 for Silver + 4 additional books)

 * Remember, once Bronze level requirements is met, you do NOT have to read form award-winning list (although you are encouraged to!).  Please note that no more than TWO books can be from the same series or same author.

Scott O’Dell Award List

Newbery Award List  

Reading Log

Participation Form

May your summer be filled with great times and great books!