Academics / Textbooks & Suggested Summer Reading

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino

2014 Suggested Summer Reading

Summer reading is not required at Kirby.  However, Kirby encourages students to read and engage in summer enrichment exercises and readings.   Here are some suggested summer readings and exercises.

Purchasing Books

Families purchase student textbooks and reading materials prior to the start of school on August 18th. Books are sorted by department. If you choose to purchase books before receiving your student’s final schedule in the mail, please be sure to leave them in their original packaging in case they need to be returned.

2014-15 Book List by Course Updated 8/8/14

Families may purchase books several ways:

  1. Textbooks and novels may also be purchased from your favorite online or local bookstore. Please make sure to order the book by the ISBN number to guarantee that the right edition is purchased.
  2. Some classes may also have teacher-provided materials which will be sold at registration or online in the Kirby School Store (note: school store books will be available for sale August 1).

Questions about purchasing school books can be addressed to Nick Brustin at