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IDS MS  Summer  Reading  List,  2014-­‐2015   Grade  6     Classics   The  Wizard  of  Oz,  Frank  Baum   The  Secret  Garden,  Francis  Hodgkins  Burnett   The  Lion,  the  Witch,  and  the  Wardrobe,  C.S.  Lewis   Anne  of  Green  Gables,  Lucy  Montgomery   Black  Beauty,  Anna  Sewell      

Fantasy and  Science  Fiction  

The Seer  of  Shadows,  Avi   Ender’s  Game,  Orson  Scott  Card   The  Phantom  Tollbooth,  Norton  Juster   Bridge  to  Terabithia,  Katherine  Paterson   The  Mysterious  Benedict  Society,  Trenton  Lee  Stewart      

Historical Fiction  

Fever, Laurie  Halse  Anderson   The  Shakespeare  Stealer,  Gary  Blackwood   The  Watsons  Go  to  Birmingham,  Paul  Curtis   Catherine  Called  Birdy,  Christopher  Paul  Curtis   Number  the  Stars,  Lois  Lowry      

Nonfiction

The Breadwinner,  Deborah  Ellis   Escape!  The  Story  of  the  Great  Houdini,  Sid  Fleischman   Small  Steps:  The  Year  I  Got  Polio,  Peg  Kehret   Bad  Boy,  Walter  Dean  Myers   Caught  by  the  Sea,  Gary  Paulsen      

Realistic Fiction  

Al Capone  Does  My  Shirts,  Gennifer  Chodenko   Because  of  Winn  Dixie,  Kate  DiCamillo   Mockingbird,  Kathryn  Erskine   Heat,  Mike  Lupica   Jeremy  Fink  and  the  Meaning  of  Life,  Wendy  Mass      


Grade 7       Classics   Little  Women,  Louisa  May  Alcott   The  Incredible  Journey,  Sheila  Burnford   The  Adventures  of  Sherlock  Holmes,  Sir  Arthur  Conan  Doyle   The  Outsiders,  S.E.  Hinton   A  Tree  Grows  in  Brooklyn,  Betty  Smith      

Fantasy and  Science  Fiction  

Compound, SA  Bodeen   Matched,  Ally  Condie   The  White  Mountains,  John  Christopher   The  City  of  Ember,  Jeanne  Duprau   The  Ear,  the  Eye,  and  the  Arm,  Nancy  Farmer      

Historical Fiction  

True Confessions  of  Charlotte  Doyle,  Avi   Johnny  Tremain,  Esther  Forbes   A  Single  Shard,  Linda  Sue  Park   Milkweed,  Jerry  Spinelli   Queen’s  Own  Fool:  Novel  of  Mary,  Queen  of  Scots,  Jane  Yolen      

Nonfiction

Sadako and  the  Thousand  Paper  Cranes,  Eleanor  Coerr   Phineas  Gage,  John  Fleischman   The  Great  and  Only  Barnum;  The  Tremendous,  Stupendous  Life  of  Showman  P.T.   Barnum,  Candace  Fleming   Farewell  to  Manzanar,  Jean  Houston   The  Story  of  My  Life,  Helen  Keller      

Realistic Fiction  

The Absolutely  True  Diary  of  a  Part-­‐time  Indian,  Sherman  Alexie   Kit’s  Wilderness,  David  Almond   The  Skin  I’m  In,  Sharon  G.  Flake   Cupcake  Queen,  Heather  Hepler   Travel  Team,  Mike  Lupica  


MS Summer  Reading,  2014-­‐15,  continued    

Grade 8     Classics  

The Red  Badge  of  Courage,  Stephen  Crane   A  Separate  Peace,  John  Knowles   The  Call  of  the  Wild,  Jack  London   The  Pearl,  John  Steinbeck   Treasure  Island,  Robert  Louis  Stevenson      

Fantasy and  Science  Fiction  

The Hitchhiker’s  Guide  to  the  Galaxy,  Douglas  Adams   The  Martian  Chronicles,  Ray  Bradbury   Life  As  We  Knew  It,  Beth  Pfeffer   The  Hobbit,  J.R.R.  Tolkein   Uglies,  Scott  Westerfield      

Historical Fiction  

Chains, Laurie  Halse  Anderson   Soldier  Boys,  Dean  Hughes   Green  Glass  Sea,  Ellen  Klages   Maus,  Art  Spiegelman   Under  the  Persimmon  Tree,  Suzanne  Fisher  Staples      

Nonfiction

A Heartbreaking  Work  of  Staggering  Genius,  Dave  Eggers   The  Chimpanzees  I  Love:  Saving  Their  World  and  Ours,  Jane  Goodall   Rocket  Boys,  Homer  Hickam   The  Perfect  Storm,  Sebastian  Junger   Grief  Girl,  Erin  Vincent      

Realistic Fiction  

How Tia  Lola  Came  to  (Visit)  Stay,  Julia  Alvarez   Hope  was  Here,  Joan  Bauer   Code  Orange,  Caroline  B.  Cooney   The  Running  Dream,  Wendelin  Van  Draanen   Peak,  Roland  Smith    

Ms summer reading list  

summer reading lists for grades 6-8

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