• Teacher Suggested Reading List

     6th Grade Teachers Reading Picks 

     

    Title of Book 

    Author 

    Lexile Level 

    Al Capone Does My Shirts 

    Gennifer Choldenko 

    600L 

    Hatchet 

    Gary Paulsen 

    1020L 

    Harry Potter and The Sorcer’s Stone 

    J.K. Rowling 

    880L 

    Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry 

    Mildred Taylor 

    920L 

    What Elephants Know 

    Eric Dinerstein 

    790L 

    Uglies 

    Scott Westerfeld 

    770L 

    Echo 

    Pam M. Ryan 

    680L 

    The Watsons Go To Birmingham 

    Christopher Paul Curtis 

    920L 

    To Kill a Mockingbird 

    Harper Lee 

    870L 

    Holes 

    Louis Sachar 

    660L 

    Island of the Blue Dolphins 

    Scott O’ Dell 

    1000L 

    The Hunger Games Series 

    Suzanne Collins 

    800-810L 

    I am Enough 

    Grace Byers 

     

    Sophie Washington: The Snitch 

    Tonya Duncan 

     

    For Boys Only:  The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever 

    Marc Aronson 

     

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians 

    Rick Riordan 

    990L 

     

     

    7th Grade Teachers Reading Picks

    Title

    Author

    Lexile

    The View from Saturday

    E.L. Konigsburg

    870

    The Hunger Games

    Lois Lowry

    810

    The Giver

    Lois Lowry

    760

    The Outsiders

    S.E. Hinton

    750

    Insurgent

    Veronica Roth

    710

    The Lighting Thief

    Rick Riordan

    680

    If I Stay

    Gaye Foreman

    830

    Matched

    Ally Condie

    680

    Mockingjay

    Suzanne Collins

    800

    Lovely Bones

    Alice Sebold

    890

    Hobbit

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    1000

    Catching Fire

    Suzanne Collins

    820

     

    8th Grade Teachers Reading Picks

    Title

    Author

    Lexile Level

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

    1170

    Sold

    Patricia McCormick

    820

    Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler’s Shadow

    Susan Campbell Bertoletti

    1050

    Black Boy

    Richard Wright

    950

    Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

    Mildred D.Taylor

    920

    The Misfits

    James Howe

    960

    Long Walk to Freedom and Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

    1120

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    1020

    Friday Night Lights

    Buzz Bissinger

    1220

    Ice Bound

    Dean Koontz

    1040

    The Hobbit

    T.R.R. Tolkien

    1000

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    John Buchan

    1000