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Recommended Summer Reading

Incoming Grade 7 Recommended Summer Reading for 2017

PDF version of the 2017 Grade 7 Summer Reading List

  • Chains – By Laurie-Halse Anderson
  • The One and Only Ivan – By Katharine Applegate
  • Girl Who Drank the Moon – By Kelley Barnhill
  • The Iron Trial – By Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • The War That Saved My Life – By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • How They Croaked – By Georgia Bragg
  • The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch – By Joseph DeLaney
  • Dovey Coe – By Frances O’Roarke Dowell
  • The Outcasts –By John Flanagan
  • The Devil’s Breath –By David Gilman
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish –By Jennifer Holm
  • Ghost Dog Secrets –By Peg Kehret
  • Alabama Moon –By Watt Key
  • Belly Up –By Stuart Gibbs
  • QB 1 –By Mike Lupica
  • Travel Team –By Mike Lupica
  • An American Plague –By Jim Murphy
  • A Monster Calls –By Patrick Ness
  • Guts, or How I lived the same as Brian Robeson –By Gary Paulsen
  • Chasing Lincoln’s Killer –By James Swanson
  • Storm Runners –By Roland Smith
  • Sisters – By Raina Telgemeier
  • The Heartbreak Messenger – By Alexander Vance

Incoming Grade 8 Recommended Summer Reading for 2017

PDF version of the 2017 Grade 8 Summer Reading List

  • Trapped: How the world rescued 33 miners from 2,000 feet below the Chilean Desert – By Marc Aronson
  • Ender’s Game – By Orson Scott Card
  • I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You – By Ally Carter
  • Mississippi 1955 – By Chris Crowe
  • A Northern Light – By Jennifer Donnelly
  • House of the Scorpion – By Nancy Farmer
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale – By Adam Gidwitz
  • Stormbreaker – By Anthony Horowitz
  • Secret Life of Bees – By Sue Monk Kidd
  • Into Thin Air – By Jon Krakauer
  • March, Volumes 1-3 – By Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
  • Sleeping Freshman Never Lie – By David Lubar
  • Life of Pi – By Yann Martel
  • A Boy At War: A Novel Of Pearl Harbor – By Harry Mazer
  • Hero and the Crown – By Robin McKinley
  • Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never Ending Search for a Cure – By Jim Murphy
  • Harlem Summer – By Walter Dean Meyers
  • Sunrise Over Fallujah – By Walter Dean Meyers
  • Left For Dead – By Peter Nelson
  • Someday Birds – By Sally J. Pla
  • Shadow on the Mountain – By Margi Preus
  • As Brave As You – By Jason Reynolds
  • The Sword of Summer – By Rick Riordan
  • Okay for Now – By Gary Schmidt
  • The Wednesday Wars – By Gary Schmidt
  • The Dog in the Wood – By Monika Schroder
  • Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon – By Steve Sheinkin
  • Counting by 7’s – By Holly Goldberg Sloane
  • The Trap – By John Smelcer
  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie – By Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Knights of the Hill Country – By Tim Tharp
  • Brown Girl Dreaming – By Jacqueline Woodson