Summer Reading List

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.

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

Fly by Night by F. Hardinge

 

 

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 by Cory Doctorow

The Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

I, Robot by Issac Asimov

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realistic Fiction

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

A Step from Heaven by An Na

Skellig by David Almond

Lizzy Bright and Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt

Being Bee by Catherine Bateson

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series by Ann Brashares

Far North by Will Hobbs

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

Woman in the Wall by Patrice Kindl

Crossing Wire by Will Hobbs

Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Eva by Peter Dickinson

Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

 

 

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

Aint’ Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson

Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel by Fred Bortz

 

 

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

Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Deadly Little Voices, Deadly Little Lies and Deadly Little Games 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

Last Shot, A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein

 

 

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

Aint’ Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson

Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel by Fred Bortz