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Su mmer Reading List – Middle/Upper School PDF

Students entering 7th grade or above must read at least one book from this list. Attached is the book report form to complete. These completed forms are to be submitted to your English teacher by September 1, 2014.

Newbery Award Books

2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar Straus Giroux)

2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)

2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)

2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)

2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick)

2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)

2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)

2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster) 

2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)

2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Hyperion Books for Children)

2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park(Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (Dial)

2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)

1999: Holes by Louis Sachar (Frances Foster)

1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Scholastic)

1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (Jean Karl/Atheneum)

1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Clarion)

1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)

1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry(Houghton)

1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)

1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)

1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)

1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (Harper)

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (Clarion)

1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)

1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)

1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)

1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)

1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)

1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (Harcourt)

1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)

1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos (Scribner)

1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)

1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)

1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (Dial)

1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)

1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)

1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (Bradbury)

1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (Harper)

1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien (Atheneum)

1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (Viking)

1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Harper)

1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)

1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)

1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (Follett)

1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (Farrar)

1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska (Atheneum)

1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville (Harper)

1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar)

1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)

1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)

1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)

1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)

1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith (Crowell)

1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (Harcourt)

1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (Houghton)

1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong (Harper)

1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)

1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (Viking)

1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)

1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (Dutton)

1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)

1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally)

1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois (Viking)

1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (Viking)

1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (Lippincott)

1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson (Viking)

1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Houghton)

1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)

1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds (Dodd)

1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (Macmillan)

1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty (Viking)

1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (Rinehart)

1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy (Viking)

1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (Viking)

1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Macmillan)

1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon (Viking)

1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)

1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis (Winston)

1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer (Longmans)

1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (Macmillan)

1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (Macmillan)

1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly (Macmillan)

1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji (Dutton)

1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James (Scribner)

1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman (Dutton)

1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger (Doubleday)

1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes (Little, Brown)

1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (Stokes)

1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon (Liveright)

2012 Grand Canyon Readers’ Award Books

Tween: "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner

Non-Fiction: "2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids" by Amy Zuckerman and James Daly

Grand Canyon Readers’ Award Nominees

Non-Fiction Nominees

2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids by Amy Zuckerman and James Daly (2009)

Bubble Homes and Fish Farts by Fiona Bayrock (2009)

Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle (2009)

An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing (2009)

Letters to a Soldier by David Falvey and Julie Hutt (2009)

The Life and Times of Corn by Charles Micucci (2009)

Listen To the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg And The Three Cups of Tea by Greg

Mortenson (2009)

Lots of Spots by Lois Ehlert (2010)

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca (2009)

Mule Train Mail by Craig McFarland Brown (2009)

Tween Nominees

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (2007)

All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse by Ann Burg (2009)

Antsy Does Time by Neal Shusterman (2008)

Elephant Run by Roland Smith (2007)

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (2008)

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn (2009)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (2009)

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick (2009)

Pop By Gordon Korman (2009)

Savvy by Ingrid Law (2008)

Teen Recommended

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein (2008)

By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters (2010)

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan (2009)

Foiled by Jane Yolen (2010)

Going Bovine by Libba Bray (2009)

Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof (2009)

Hate List by Jennifer Brown (2009)

Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars Volume 1 by Frank Beddor (2008)

The Heretics Daughter: A Novel by Kathleen Kent (2008)

Hero by Perry Moore (2007)

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (2009)

Impossible by Nancy Werlin (2008)

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2009)

The Life of Glass by Jillian Cantor (2010)

Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (2008)

Pop by Gordon Korman (2009)

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick (2009)

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (2009)

Wake by Lisa McMann (2008)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green (2010)

Grand Canyon Readers Recommended List

The Art of Racing in The Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein (2008)

Enzo, the dog of professional race car driver Denny Swift, recalls the memories of his life and shares his insight into the human condition that he learned from observing his owner.

By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters (2010)

High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan (2009)

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.

Foiled by Jane Yolen (2010)

Aliera Carstairs, having always felt like an outcast at school but special in her fencing class, falls for Avery Castle, until a fencing foil with a large ruby on the hilt that her mother found at a sale reveals to her that both Avery and the world around her are not what they seem.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray (2009)

Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old diagnosed with mad cow disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.

Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide by  Nicholas D. Krostof (2009)

Tells the stories of women in Africa and Asia who have been victims of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality, and shows how girls' education and micro-finance can change their lives while providing a boost to the economies of developing countries.

Hate List by Jennifer Brown (2009)

Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

Hatter M. Volume One: The Looking- Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

By order of Queen Genevieve, Hatter Madigan, the Royal bodyguard, flees Wonderland with the princess, Alyss Heart, but when he loses Alyss in an alternate reality he embarks on a thirteen year quest to rescue her, and bring her back to the Wonderland realm.

The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel by Kathleen Kent (2008)

Sarah Carrier and Martha, her mother, who live on the family farm in Andover, Massachusetts, endure a dispute with Sarah's uncle about their plot, and when reports of supernatural activity in nearby Salem escalate into mass hysteria, people begin accusing Martha and her family of being witches.

Hero by Perry Moore (2007)

Thom, the teenage son of a fallen superhero who seems to be linked to his mother's disappearance, joins the League and finds himself dealing with confusing sexual feelings for the hero Uberman while learning to use his powers and moving toward the truth about his mother's disappearance.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (2009)

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin (2008)

When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes that she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born to break the curse and to save them both.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2009)

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

The Life of Glass by Jillian Cantor (2010)

Through her freshman year of high school, fourteen-year-old Melissa struggles to hold on to memories of her deceased father, cope with her mother's return to dating, get along with her sister, and sort out her feelings about her best friend.

Out of the Pocket by Bil Konigsberg (2008)

As Bobby Framingham, quarterback of his high school football team, finally acknowledges to himself that he is gay, events start to spin out of control when his sexual orientation is revealed in the student newspaper and then in the local press, and he learns that his father has cancer.

Pop by Gordon Korman (2009)

Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water.

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick (2009)

While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (2009)

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf, unaware he turns into a human for a short time each year, but when the two find one another in human form, they vow to do whatever it takes to stay together.

Wake by Lisa McMann (2008)

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her t rue power.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green (2010)

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.

Great Fiction Books for Middle School Readers

Chronicles of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg

Glory Be Augusta Scattergood

The Dreamer Pam Munoz Ryan

The Boy on Cinnamon Street Pheobe Stone

Good Old Boy Willie Morris

The False Prince Jennifer Nielsen

Apothecary Maile Meloy

Celebrate Arizona! Joan Sandin

Plague Year Stephanie S. Tolan

Rules of the Road Joan Bauer

Scorpions Walter Dean Myers

Slake’s Limbo Felice Holman

Tangerine Edward Bloor

Fire, Bed & Bone Henrietta Branford

Dovey Coe Frances O’Roark Dowell

Jason’s Gold Will Hobbs

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Kimberly Willis Holt

A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck

The Last Book in the Universe Rodman Philbrick

Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan

Downsiders: A Novel Neal Shusterman

Stargirl Jerry Spinelli

Stuck in Neutral Terry Trueman

Among the Betrayed Margaret P. Haddix

Building Blocks Cynthia Voigt

Double Dutch Sharon Draper

Looking for Red Angela Johnson

Baseball in April Gary Soto

On My Honor Marion Dane Bauer

The Rifle Gary Paulsen

Bud, Not Buddy

Watsons Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis

My Brother Sam Is Dead James Lincoln Collier

The Rebounder Thomas J. Dygard

Wolf Rider: A Tale of Terror Avi

The Cay Theodore Taylor

Peter and the Starcatchers Dave Barry

Peter and the Shadow Thieves Dave Barry

Letters From Rifka Karen Hesse

Bearstone Will Hobbs

The Hate Crime Phyllis Karas

The Pigman Paul Zindel

Finding My Voice Marie Lee

Children of the River Linda Crew

The Acorn People Ron Jones

Shakespeare Stealer Gary Blackwood

Whirligig Paul Fleischman

Shadow Spinner Susan Fletcher

Monster Walter Dean Myers

Sang Spell Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Transall Saga Gary Paulsen

Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck

Choosing Up Sides John Ritter

Fablehaven series Brandon Mull

Skulduggery Pleasant series Derek Landy

Pendragon series D.J. MacHale

Lamplighter D.M. Cornish

Ever Gail Carson Levine

Savvy Ingrid Law

Peeled Joan Bauer

Book of Greek Myths Ingri D’Aulaire

Found Margaret P. Haddix

Smiles to Go Jerry Spinelli

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson series) Rick Riordan

Demon Apocalypse Darren Shan

Chronicles of Vladimir (Books 1 & 2) Heather Brewer

Young Bond Adventure series (Books 1, 2 & 3) Charlie Higson

Mine Eyes Have Seen Ann Rinaldi

Sebastian Drake: Prince of Fools Philip Caveney

The Pearl John Steinbeck

The Runner Cynthia Voigt

Loch Paul Zindel

City of Ashes Cassandra Clare

The Caretaker Trilogy David Klass

Into the Dark (Echo Falls Mystery) Peter Abrahams

Defying the Diva D. Anne Love

Pretty Face Mary Hogan

Sucker Punch David Hernandez

The Missing Girl Norma Fox Mazer

The Final Warning (Maximum Ride) James Patterson

Airman Eoin Colfer

For the Win Cory Doctor

For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever Aronson, M.

Shade Smith-Ready, Jeri

The Roar Clayton, Emma

Chains Anderson, Laura Halse

Finally, if you are looking for other recommendations, The Ultimate Teen Book Guide edited by Daniel Hahn & Leonie Flynn lists over 1,000 books.

Their list includes fantasy, horror, chic lit., graphic novels, sci-fi, crime and true classics, as well as the most recent in young adult literature.

"A book is like a garden carried in a pocket." - Chinese Proverb