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2014 Summer Reading: Grades 7-8

Recommended reading list for grades 7-8
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One Came Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375873454
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Published: Yearling - January 7th, 2014

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now.”—Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman

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ISBN: 9780375843297
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Published: Ember - June 10th, 2014

A National Book Award Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist
A California Book Award Gold Medal Winner

A dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman.

A Wizard Of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547773742
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 11th, 2012

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.

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ISBN: 9781442446915
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2014

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid.

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545116756
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

In this award-winning book, critically acclaimed
author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real
TITANIC survivors and witnesses to the disaster -- from the stewardess
Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the CARPATHIA, who came to
the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heartstopping action,
devastating drama, fascinating historical details, loads of archival
photographs on almost every page, quotes from primary sources, and
painstaking back matter, this gripping story, which follows the TITANIC
and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her
cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.

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ISBN: 9780147511331
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - May 1st, 2014

“Put down what you’re doing and read this book. Right now. The complex characters, intricate world, and blistering pace are off-the-charts amazing.” —Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy