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Short 12 Book List 6-8 Grades 2020-21

Author Title
Bauer, Joan Stand Tall
Craft, Jerry New Kid
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy
Giff, Patricia Pictures of Hollis Woods
George, Jean Craighead On the Far Side of the Mountain
Heidicker, Christian McKay Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Holm, Jennifer Our Only May Amelia
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly Shouting at the Rain
Hunt, Irene The Lottery Rose
Sloan, Holly Counting by 7s
Soto, Gary Baseball in April and other stories

 

Medium 20 Book List 7-8 Grades 2020-21

Author Title
Boyne, John The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Craft, Jerry New Kid
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy
George , Jean Craighead On the Far Side of the Mountain
Giff, Patricia Pictures of Hollis Woods
Heidicker, Christian McKay Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Holm, Jennifer Our Only May Amelia
Park, Linda Sue A Single Shard
Patterson, James Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
Philbrick, Rodman The Young Man and the Sea
Shahan, Sherry Death Mountain
Sloan, Holly Counting by 7s
Smith, Roland Elephant Run
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley The Egypt Game
Soto, Gary Baseball in April and Other Stories
Swanson, James L. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites
Van Draanen, Wendelin The Running Dream
Woodson, Jacqueline Harbor Me

 

Traditional/Standard 28 Book List 6-8 Grades 2020-21

Author Title
Alcott, Louisa May Eight Cousins
Bauer, Joan Stand Tall
Boyne, John The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Burgan, Michael Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy
Freedman, Russell Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty
George, Jean Craighead On the Far Side of the Mountain
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)
Hansen, Joyce Dear America: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
Holm, Jennifer Our Only May Amelia
Hoobler, D. & Hoobler T. The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly Shouting at the Rain
Hunt, Irene The Lottery Rose
Kelly, Lynne Song for a Whale
Korman, Gordon The Unteachables
O’Dell, Scott The King’s Fifth
Park, Linda Sue A Single Shard
Paterson, James Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Philbrick, Rodman The Young Man and the Sea
Shahan, Sherry Death Mountain
Sloan, Holly Counting by 7s
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley The Egypt Game
Soto, Gary Baseball in April and Other Stories
Taylor, Mildred D. The Land
Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites
Van Draanen, Wendelin Sammy Keys and the Hotel Thief
Woodson, Jacqueline Feathers

 

Contemporary/Elite 36 Book List 6-8 Grades 2020-21

Author Title
Alcott, Louisa May Eight Cousins
Anderson, Laurie Chains
Avi, Greg City of Orphans
Bauer, Joan Stand Tall
Bond, Nancy A String in the Harp
Boyne, John The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Burgan, Michael Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy
Freedman, Russell Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty
George, Jean Craighead On the Far Side of the Mountain
Giff, Patricia Reilly Pictures of Hollis Woods
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)
Hansen, Joyce Dear America: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
Holm, Jennifer Our Only May Amelia
Hoobler, D. & Hoobler T. The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Horowitz, Anthony Stormbreaker, Alex Rider #1
Hunt, Irene The Lottery Rose
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly Shouting at the Rain
Kelly, Lynn Song for a Whale
Korman, Gorman The Unteachables
Limbaugh, Rush Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
O’Dell, Scott The King’s Fifth
O’Reilly, Bill Kennedy’s Last Days: The Assassination that Defined a Nation
Park, Linda Sue A Single Shard
Philbrick, Rodman The Young Man and the Sea
Shahan, Sherry Death Mountain
Sloan, Holly Counting by 7s
Smith, Roland Elephant Run
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley The Egypt Game
Soto, Gary Baseball in April and Other Stories
Taylor, Mildred D. The Land
Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites
Twain, Mark Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, The
Van Draanen, Wendelin Sammy Keys and the Hotel Thief
Woodson, Jacqueline Feathers