St. Francis Academy
1601 Central Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Tel. No. (201)863-4112
Fax No. (201)601-5905


Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of
Joan Dulanie, our school nurse, who passed away this past weekend. She will be missed.

NOTE: For SY 2017-2018, one space each has opened up for Grades 3, 4, and 6.

Summer Reading List 2015

Please find below (inside this post) the list of books for your Summer Reading 2015. Follow the links of your grade level:

Choose Grade: Pre-K3 | Pre-K | Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8


  • The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
  • Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins



  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Phillip C. Stead
  • Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale
  • If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
  • Llama Llama Red Pajamas by Anna Dewdney



  • The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
  • The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat



  • Sam & Dave Dig A Hole by Mac Barnett
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
  • If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff
  • The Adventures of Beekle, the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat



  • Jasper John Dooley:  Star of the Week by Caroline Anderson
  • Lulu Walks the Dog by Judith Viorst
  • Mr. Lincoln’s Way by Patricia Polacco
  • Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate Di Camillo
  • The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin
  • Kung Pow Chicken:  Let’s Get Cracking by Cyndi Marko



  • Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg
  • Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
  • The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
  • Stink and the Shark Sleepover by Megan McDonald



  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • Summer According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
  • Benjamin Franklinstein Lives by Matthew McElligot
  • Justin Case:  Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom by Rachel Vail
  • Completely Clementine by Sara Pennypacker



  • Untamed:  The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvery
  • Wings of Fire:  The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
  • Odd, Weird and Little by Patrick Jennings
  • Duke by Kirby Larson
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Rose by Holly Webb



  • Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpartick Hill
  • Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz



  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Lockwood And Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
  • Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai



  • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
  • Bomb by Steven Sheinkin
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Death Cloud by Andrew Lane


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