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DERBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUGGESTED SUMMER READING LIST
  7th & 8th Grades

 

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     STUDENTS ENTERING 7th GRADE
* EASY READING LEVEL          ** AVERAGE READING LEVEL     *** CHALLENGING READING LEVEL
                   AUTHOR READING LEVEL GENRE
Alcott, Louisa May *** Classic
Alexander, Lloyd ** Fantasy
Almond,David ** Fantasy
Anderson, Laurie Halse ** Young Adult, Historical Fiction,
Austen, Jane *** Classic
Avi ** Adventure, Historical Fiction, Humor, Young Adult
Ballard, Robert * Non-Fiction
Banks, Lynne, Reid * Fantasy
Bauer, Joan ** Humor, Young Adult
Bellairs, John * Mystery
Blume, Judy ** Young Adult
Bronte, Emily *** Classic
Brooks, Bruce *** Young Adult
Bunting, Eve * Mystery, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Burnett, Frances Hodgeson ** Classic
Byars, Betsy * Young Adult, Humor
Christopher, John ** Science Fiction
Christopher, Matt * Sports
Clemens, Samuel L.{ Mark Twain} *** Classic
Clements, Andrew * Humor
Cole, Brock ** Young Adult
Colfer, Eoin ** Fantasy
Collier, James and Chrisopher ** Historical Fiction
Conford, Ellen ** Humor
Cooney, Caroline ** Adventure, Young Adult, Mystery
Cormier, Robert *** Young Adult
Creech, Sharon ** Young Adult, Humor
Crichton, Michael *** Science Fiction
Crutcher, Chris *** Sports, Young Adult
Curtis, Christopher Paul * Historical Fiction
Cushman, Karen ** Humor
Danziger, Paula * Humor, Young Adult
Defelice, Cynthia ** Young Adult, Mystery, Historical Fiction
Dickens, Charles *** Classic
Draper, Sharon ** Young Adult
Duncan, Lois ** Mystery, Young Adult
Dygaard, Thomas ** Sports
Fine, Anne * Humor, Young Adult
Fox, Paula ** Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Freedman, Russell ** Non-Fiction
Fritz, Jean * Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction
Gantos, Jack ** Humor, Young Adult
George, Jean, Craighead ** Adventure, Animals
     
Gipson, Fred ** Classic, Animals
Grimes, Nikki *** Young Adult, African-American
Haddix, Margaret, Peterson ** Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Hahn, Mary Downing ** Mystery, Historical Fiction
Hamilton, Virginia ** Mystery, Historical Fiction
Herbert, Frank *** Young Adult, Science Fiction
Herriot, James *** Non-Fiction, Animals
Hesse, Karen ** Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Hinton, S.E. ** Young Adult
Hobbs, Will ** Adventure
Holland, Isabelle ** Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Howe, James * Humor, Mystery, Fantasy
Jacques, Brian *** Fantasy
Jones, Diana Wynne *** Fantasy
Kerr, M.E. ** Young Adult
Kipling, Rudyard *** Classic
Konigsburg, E.L. ** Young Adult
Korman, Gordon ** Humor
Laskey, Kathy *** Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction
L'Engle, Madeleine *** Fantasy, Science Fiction
Levine, Gail Carson * Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Lipsyte, Robert ** Young Adult, Sports
London, Jack ** Classic
Lowry, Lois ** Young Adult, Science Fiction, Humor
MacLachlan, Patricia * Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Mahy Margaret ** Science Fiction, Young Adult
Manes, Stephen ** Humor
Marsden, John ** Young Adult
Mazer, Harry ** Adventure, Historical Fiction
Mazer, Norma Fox ** Young Adult,  Historical Fiction
McCaffrey, Anne *** Fantasy
McKinley, Robin *** Fantasy
McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick ** Historical Fiction
Meltzer, Milton ** Non-Fiction
Montgomery, L.M. ** Classic
Murphy, James ** Non-Fiction
Myers, Walter Dean ** Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds ** Humor, Fantasy, Young Adult, Animals
Nix, Garth *** Fantasy, Science Fiction
O'Brien, Robert C. ** Young Adult
Paterson, Katherine ** Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Paulsen, Gary ** Adventure, Mystery
Peck, Richard ** Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Peck, Robert Newton * Humor, Historical Fiction
Pierce, Tamora ** Fantasy
Rinaldi, Ann *** Historical Fiction
Rowling, J.K. ** Fantasy
Sachar, Louis ** Young Adult
Sleator, William * Science Fiction
Snicket, Lemony * Humor
Soto, Gary ** Young Adult, Hispanic
Speare, Elizabeth ** Historical Fiction
Spinelli, Jerry ** Young Adult, Humor
Stevenson, Robert Louis *** Classic, Adventure
Taylor, MIldred ** Historical Fiction
Taylor, Theodore ** Historical Fiction, Adventure
Tolkien, J.R.R *** Classic, Fantasy
Trueman, Terry ** Young Adult
Verne, Jules *** Classic, Science Fiction
Voigt, Cynthia *** Young Adult, Fantasy
Westall, Robert ** Adventure, Historical Fiction
Whelan, Gloria ** Young Adult
Woodson, Jacqueline ** Young Adult
Wrede, Patricia ** Fantasy
Yep, Laurence ** Young Adult, Historic Fiction
Yolen, Jane ** Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Zindel, Paul ** Young Adult