Books for 7th - 8th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2006
Abrahams, Peter - Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls
When Cracked-Up Katie is murdered, Ingrid must get back the
red shoes she left at Katie's house and find the killer
before she's accused of murder herself! 375p.
Alphin, Elaine Marie - The Perfect Shot
When Brian's girlfriend, her mother and brother are murdered
next door while he is shooting hoops, the perfect shot begins
to mean more than just making a basket. 359p.
Canales, Viola - The Tequila Worm
Sofia wins a scholarship to an elite boarding school and has
to rely on the strength of her family and the traditions of
her close-knit barrio to help her adjust to a new world of
wealth and privilege. 199p.
Delaney, Joseph - Revenge of the Witch
As the new apprentice to the county's ghost hunter, Tom
kills the most evil and blood-thirsty of witches. Unfortunately,
death won't stop her from seeking revenge. 344p.
Dowell, Frances O'Roark - Chicken Boy
Tobin's life is not great. He has no friends and his
family's pretty much crazy. However, when the weird new
kid invites him to help prove that chickens have souls, things
start looking up. 201p.
Evangelista, Beth - Gifted
George has always been an easy target for bullies, but now
that his dad's the school principal they have had to
watch their steps. However, the upcoming class camping trip
may be just the chance the bullies need to get George. 180p.
Hearn, Julie - The
Nell has never had much to do with the prim minister's
daughter Grace, until Grace accuses Nell of using witchcraft
on her. 263p.
Hiaasen, Carl - Flush
Noah's dad is arrested for sinking a gambling boat, and
it's up to Noah to prove that the boat's slimy
owner has been illegally flushing its toilets into the protected
waters of the Florida Keys. 263p.
Hill, Stuart - The Cry of the Icemark
When the king's young daughter Thirrin becomes queen,
she must make unlikely alliances with werewolves, vampires,
and giant snow leopards to defend her homeland. 472p.
Johnson, Maureen - 13 Little Blue Envelopes
When Ginny opens envelope #1 from her aunt, she finds $1000
and instructions to buy a plane ticket to —but that's
just the start. As she opens each of the other 12 notes, they
send her on a journey across Europe that will change her life
Kidd, Ronald - Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes
After her father has John Scopes arrested for teaching evolution,
Frances' small Tennessee town is overrun by reporters,
voyeurs and lawyers, and she finds herself questioning truths
she's never doubted before. 259p.
Larbalestier, Justine - Magic or Madness
When her mother goes insane, Reason moves in with her strange
grandmother. She was taught that magic is not real, but a door
that opens into a city on the other side of the world proves
Lenhard, Elizabeth - Chicks
with Sticks: It's
a Purl Thing
Four girls from very different sides of the school social scene
become a circle of friends when they all pick up sticks and
learn to knit. 261p.
Lubar, David - Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
Scott begins his freshman year in high school by discovering
that a girl he has known his entire life has suddenly become
unattainably beautiful, his friends may no longer be his friends,
and his mother is pregnant! 279p.
Maynard, Joyce - The Cloud Chamber
Arriving home from school, Nate finds that his father's
been shot. Although the official word is attempted suicide,
the police are questioning Nate's mother and everyone
wants to find the missing gun. 274p.
Myers, Anna - Assassin
Bella's a simple White House seamstress who loves the
theater, but when she befriends the charismatic actor J. Wilkes
Booth, she is swept up in a mad plot that will end on a dark
night at Ford's Theater and change history forever. 212p.
Perkins, Lynne Rae - Criss Cross
What makes you who you are? If you were somewhere else, would
you be different? As the paths of kids in sleepy Seldem criss-cross
with those of both strangers and friends they've known
forever, they learn that their lives can change just…like…that.
Riordan, Rick - The Lightning Thief
Percy's having a hard time. He's been kicked out
of six schools in six years, and now he finds out that he's
really the son of the Greek god Poseidon. After he accidentally
vaporizes his algebra teacher, he's sent to Camp Half-Blood
to learn how to use his powers. 377p.
Roberts, Laura Peyton - The Queen of Second Place
When it's clear that Cassie and the school's popularity
queen are both interested in the same boy, Cassie is determined
not to come in second this time. 324p.
Salisbury, Graham - The Eyes of the Emperor
Eddy Okubo and his Japanese-American friends join the U.S.
Army in 1941 to defend America. But when Pearl Harbor is attacked,
their loyalty is questioned and challenged by the shocking
secret mission to which they are assigned. 228p.
Shinn, Sharon - The
Eleda can only tell the truth, while her twin, Adele, must
keep any secret she is told. When the sisters' best friend
is going to be married off to the prince, the twins look for
a way that will let her follow her heart instead. 276p.
Westerfeld, Scott - Uglies
Tally lives in a future where all people undergo surgery to
turn them pretty on their 16th birthday and she can't
wait. But when a friend joins a group of fugitives outside
the city, Tally must choose whether to betray her friend or
stay ugly forever. 425p.
Wilson, Diane - Black
Colton sees a sign seeking riders for the most dangerous route
on the Pony Express, and knows the job is meant for him. This
could be his one chance to get to California. 295p.
Whelan, Gloria - Listening for Lions
Rachel's missionary parents die in Africa and she is
sent to far-off England where she is forced to impersonate
the granddaughter of a rich, dying man. 194p.
Prepared by Amanda Blau, Meghan Goldenstein and Collee Morrison,