6-8 Summer Reading List

6th Grade

Mandatory: Under a War Torn Sky by L.M. Elliott

Options for 6th grade

  1. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Casteleo
  2. The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
  3. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
  4. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  5. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  6. Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars by Gregory Zuckerman and Elijah Zuckerman
  7. Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielson
  8. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  9. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood and John Klassen (any book in the series)
  10. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Philip Hoose
  11. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (any book in the series)
  12. Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
  13. Chomp by Cark Hiassen
  14. Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel by Stuart Gibbs
  15. Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (any book in the series)
  16. The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan
  17. Fantasy League by Mike Lupica
  18. The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
  19. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  20. When on Earth: History as You’ve Never Seen it Before by DK
  21. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  22. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  23. Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd
  24. The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson
  25. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  26. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  27. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
  28. Dragon Song by Anne McCaffery
  29. The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
  30. Holes by Louis Sachar
  31. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
  32. Walking on Water: Reflections of Faith and Art by Madeline L'Engle

7th&8th grades


8th Grade: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

7th Grade: Witnesses to Freedom by Belinda Rochelle

Options for 7th and 8th-

  • 1.The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (any book from the series)
  • 2.Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • 3.Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • 4.Hidden Figures (young readers edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • 5.Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (any book from the series)
  • 6.Maze Runner by James Daschner (any book from the series)
  • 7.Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
  • 8.Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • 9.Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
  • 10.Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • 11.The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
  • 12.Life of Pi by Yan Martel
  • 13.Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • 14.Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • 15.Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • 16.I am Malala (young readers edition) by Malala Yousafzai
  • 17.The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 18.Game Seven by Paul Volponi
  • 19.Alex Rider: Storm Breaker by Anthony Horowitz
  • 20.Crow by Barbara Wright
  • 21.Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • 22.Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 23.Nocturne: Creatures of the Night by Traer Scott
  • 24.War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History and Love by Rebecca Frankel
  • 25.No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits by Jordan Romero and Linda LeBlanc
  • 26.The Birds of Pandemonium by Michele Raffin
  • 27.The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win the Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Young Readers adaptation) by Daniel James Brown
  • 28.One Dead Spy: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale
  • 29.The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
  • 30.Merlin: The Lost Years by T.A. Barron (any book from the series)