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 7/31/2020. 

*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                   

Black Count (Reiss)                                             

PLUS for Honors English        

The Memory of Things (Polisner)

The Invisible Man (Bradbury)

A Separate Peace (Knowles)  

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307382474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - May 14th, 2013

The Memory of Things: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250144423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - August 29th, 2017

The Illustrated Man Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781451678185
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

A Separate Peace Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743253970
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2003

Boredom Busters for Kids!

Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story Cover Image
Jumbo Pad of Word Puzzles (Highlights Jumbo Books & Pads) Cover Image
60-Second Puzzles (Highlights Fun to Go) Cover Image
101 Kids Activities that are the Ooey, Gooey-est Ever!: Nonstop Fun with DIY Slimes, Doughs and Moldables Cover Image
Paint by Sticker Kids: Beautiful Bugs: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! Cover Image
Scratch & Sketch Animal Dot-To-Dot Cover Image

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

Oh, boy... I'm getting emotional as I write this because... I love this book... SO. MUCH. I LOVE this book with alll my heart... OH MY GOSH heart.

In The Song of Achilles, we get to see a retelling of the Trojan War from the perspective of young prince Patroclus, but what unfolds is a love story between Patroclus and the legendary Achilles that will sweep you away, steal your heart, and make you ache witht he best pain imaginable.

I literally re-read this book every fre months. IF you want a hauntingly beautiful book that will fill you with joy and heartach and last you a lifetime, this is it. I owe Madeline Miller my life. - Isabel