7th - 8th Grade Reading List

Summer before 2nd Year Program
(American History)

This list is appropriate for students entering the Second Year Program (American History, Art, and Literature).

Students should continue to read out loud to parents or siblings,
and should try one or two books they would not normally choose on their own.

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The Bible (King James version):

Old Testament -- Genesis; Exodus; Job; Proverbs 1-9; Ecclesiastes
New Testament -- one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John)

In The Beginning: Creation Stories From Around the World, Virginia Hamilton, editor
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Johnny Tremain, by Ester Forbes
The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
The World in 1492, by Jean Fritz
Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri & Edgar D'Aulaire
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, by E.L. Konigsburg
any of the Redwall series, by Brian Jacques
Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman
The Door in the Wall, by Maguerite de Angeli
The Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw
Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
Stuart Little, by E. B. White
Bridge to Terabithia, by Catherine Patterson
The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys OR Book for Girls (as the case may be), by Lynda Madaras


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