Recommended Books for Seventh Graders by DGF19Lfg

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									                        Recommended Books for Seventh Graders

Some of these titles can be found in the classroom, while all should be available from our local
libraries and bookstores.

Realistic Fiction
All Alone in the Universe and Criss Cross – Lynne Rae Perkins
       Newbery Medal 2006 – Stories about a group of teenage friends, told in a mix of
       poetry and prose
Dunk – David Lubar
Memory Boy – Will Weaver
Flipped and other titles – Wendelin Van Draanen
An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries – Nina Schindler

Fantasy and Thrillers
When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
        Newbery Medal 2010 – The story of a teenage girl in 1970’s New York City. A
        wonderful mix of reality and imagination!
Gregor the Overlander – Collins
The Warriors Series – Hunter
        A popular fantasy series about warrior cats
Double Identity, Found, and Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix
        More exciting stories from the writer of the Among the Hidden Series
All Hallow’s Eve and other titles - Vivian Vande Velde
Sorcery and Cecelia – Wrede

Historical Fiction
Mary, Bloody Mary, Loving Will Shakespeare, and Marie, Dancing – Carolyn Meyer
        Fictionalized accounts of famous royals and other characters from history
Al Capone Does My Shirts – Choldenko
        A funny book about a kid living on Alcatraz Island in 1935
Kira-Kira – Cynthia Kadohata
       Newbery Medal 2005 – The story of a Japanese-American family in the midwest in the
       1950’s
The Pox Party and The Kingdom on the Waves – M.T. Anderson
       A young African-American boy experiences the American Revolution
Chain of Fire – Naidoo
       Kids fighting against the apartheid system in South Africa
The Green Glass Sea and White Sands, Red Menace – Ellen Klages
The Gadget and other titles – Paul Zindel

Classics
1984 and Animal Farm – George Orwell
Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
White Fang and The Call of the Wild – Jack London
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
For Fans of the Twilight Series:
Tithe and other titles - Black
Daughters of the Moon and Sons of the Dark Series - Ewing
Sirena – Napoli
A Certain Slant of Light - Whitcomb

For Fans of the Alex Rider Series:
The Gatekeeper Series – Horowitz (the author of the Alex Rider books)
Death Run – Jack Higgins
Storm: The Infinity Code – E.L. Young

For Fans of Nancy Farmer’s Books:
Uglies Series – Scott Westerfield
Feed – M.T. Anderson
A Girl Named Disaster – Nancy Farmer
Books by Garth Nix
Books by Diana Wynne Jones

For Sports Fans:
Slam, Heat, and other titles – Mike Lupica
The Warriors – Joseph Bruchac
The Outside Shot and Hoops – Walter Dean Myers

For Those Not Intimidated by Long Books:
I Am the Messenger and The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Selznick

								
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