7th Grade Summer Reading List

REQUIRED SUMMER READING:

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 7th GRADE IN THE FALL

On the first day of school seventh graders will be asked to turn in a summer reading list. One of the books on the list should be from the list below.

SUGGESTED SUMMER READING

Fantasy

  • Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  • Summerland by Michael Chabon
  • The Warrior Heir by Cinda Chima
  • The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  • Airborne, Skybreaker, and Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
  • Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
  • Three Wee Men and Nation by Terry Pratchet
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Science Fiction

  • The Ender Series by Orson Scott Card
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
  • Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • The Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
  • The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Realistic Fiction

  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • A Step from Heaven by An Na
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series by Ann Brashares
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Woman in the Wall by Patrice Kindl

Historical Fiction

  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. I & II by M.T. Anderson
  • Black Duck by Janet Lisle
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Under a War-Torn Sky by Laura Malone Elliott
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • Samurai Shortstop by Alan Gratz
  • The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney

Mystery and Horror

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Blue is for Nightmares, White is for Magic, and Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Stolarz
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowll
  • Jade Green: A Ghost Story by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • The Third Eye by Lois Lowry
  • The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie, and Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney
  • Thin Ice by Marsha Qualey
  • Thirteen by Toyna Pines (editor)
  • Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan
  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Classics

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Robin Hood by Howard Pile

Nonfiction

  • Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Left for Dead by Pete Nelson
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

Sports

  • Travel Team and Heat by Mike Lupica
  • Hoops by Walter Dean Myers
  • Baseball Card Adventures by Dan Gutman
  • Over the Wall by John H. Ritter
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor