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The Best Books To Read In 8th Grade

September 27, 2017
Best Books To Read in 8th Grade

“What are the best books to read in 8th Grade?” We looked at 626 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 23 books, all appearing on 3 or more, “Best 8th Grade” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The books include images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 600+ books, as well as the lists we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

For more Best School Year book lists, check below!

The Best Books To Read In Kindergarten
The Best Books To Read In 1st Grade
The Best Books To Read In 2nd Grade
The Best Books To Read In 3rd Grade
The Best Books To Read In 4th Grade
The Best Books To Read In 5th Grade
The Best Books To Read In 6th Grade
The Best Books To Read In 7th Grade
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The Best Books To Read After High School Or Before College (Check back on 10/18/17)
The Best Books To Read In College (Check back on 10/25/17)

Happy Scrolling!



Top 23 8th Grade Books



23 .) Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Lists It Appears On:

  • Benicia Public Library
  • Read Aloud America
  • We Are Teachers

“Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “”Indian-ness in her blood,”” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a “”potential lunatic,”” and whose mother disappeared.

As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe’s outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.”

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22 .) Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • LWSD
  • Eclectic Homeschooling

TREASURE ISLAND is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of “buccaneers and buried gold”. It was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks between 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym “Captain George North”.

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21 .) The Watson’s Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

Lists It Appears On:

  • Read Aloud America
  • We Are Teachers
  • LWSD

“Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirteen and an “”official juvenile delinquent.””

When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma’s church is blown up.”

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20 .) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Read Aloud America
  • Goodreads
  • Highland Park Public Library

“No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he’s got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.

The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton’s classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.”

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19 .) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Lists It Appears On:

  • LWSD
  • Goodreads
  • Read Aloud America

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

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18 .) The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Lists It Appears On:

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Intellectual Takeout
  • We Are Teachers

In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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17 .) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Eighth Grade Reading List
  • Seefer Elliot

“It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. “

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16 .) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Lists It Appears On:

  • Eighth Grade Reading List
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Read Aloud America

“Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.

Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.”

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15 .) Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Lists It Appears On:

  • Benicia Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Read Aloud America

This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo’s struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father’s slow deterioration. There is hope at the end when Billie Jo’s badly burned hands are healed, and she is able to play her beloved piano again. The 1998 Newbery Medal winner.

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14 .) Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lists It Appears On:

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Read Aloud America

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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13 .) Heat by Mike Lupica

Lists It Appears On:

  • Benicia Public Library
  • LWSD
  • Read Aloud America

Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care system—or worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions. But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michael’s secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources.

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12 .) Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • LWSD
  • Read Aloud America

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.

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11 .) Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Lists It Appears On:

  • AADL
  • Imagination Soup
  • Read Aloud America

“During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.

Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie’s world upside down. At her feverish mother’s insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.”

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10 .) Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Eighth Grade Reading List
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup

“Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.”

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9 .) Beowulf

Lists It Appears On:

  • Read Aloud America
  • Read Aloud America
  • Intellectual Takeout

Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel’s mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the “four-squareness of the utterance” in ?Beowulf? and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.

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8 .) Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Lists It Appears On:

  • Benicia Public Library
  • LWSD
  • Read Aloud America

Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I’m not the only kid who lives here. There’s my sister, Natalie, except she doesn’t count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cook’s or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit men, con men, stickup men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and maybe even an innocent man or two, though I doubt it. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don’t want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you’re me. I came here because my mother said I had to.

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7 .) A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Lists It Appears On:

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • LWSD
  • Read Aloud America

“An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.

Set at a boys’ boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.”

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6 .) Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Homeschool Curriculum
  • Intellectual Takeout
  • LWSD
  • Eclectic Homeschooling

The Newbery Award winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.

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5 .) Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Lists It Appears On:

  • LWSD
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Read Aloud America
  • Goodreads

In James Patterson’s blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time…like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the “School” where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare–this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb–now her betrayed and greatest enemy–that her purpose is save the world–but can she?

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4 .) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

 

Lists It Appears On:

  • Homeschool Curriculum
  • Read Aloud America
  • Intellectual Takeout
  • LWSD

Mark Twain’s brilliant 19th-century novel has long been recognized as one of the finest examples of American literature. It brings back the irrepressible and free-spirited Huck, first introduced in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and puts him center stage. Rich in authentic dialect, folksy humor, and sharp social commentary, Twain’s classic tale follows Huck and the runaway slave Jim on an exciting journey down the Mississippi.

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3 .) The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Lists It Appears On:

  • Read Aloud America
  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Intellectual Takeout
  • Eclectic Homeschooling

Jack London’s novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author’s restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of America’s most popular writers.

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2 .) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Intellectual Takeout
  • Read Aloud America

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

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1 .) The Giver by Lois Lowry

Lists It Appears On:

  • Benicia Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Read Aloud America
  • Seefer Elliot

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

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The 600+ Additional Best Books To Read In Eight Grade



 

# Book Author Lists
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
24 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
Intellectual Takeout
Eclectic Homeschooling
25 A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare
Intellectual Takeout
Eclectic Homeschooling
26 Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
27 An American Plague Jim Murphy
Read Aloud America
Benicia Public Library
28 Animal Farm George Orwell Goodreads
Intellectual Takeout
29 Around the World in Eighty Days
Pragmatic Mom
Eclectic Homeschooling
30 Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Steve Sheinkin
Imagination Soup
Homeschool Curriculum
31 Chains Laurie Halse Anderson
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
32 Crossing the Wire Will Hobbs LWSD
Read Aloud America
33 Divergent series Veronica Roth Goodreads
Great! Schools
34 Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery Peter Abrahams
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
35 Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
Highland Park Public Library
Imagination Soup
36 Eragon Christopher Paolini LWSD
Read Aloud America
37 Fablehaven Brandon Mull
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
38 Freak the Mighty Rodman Philbrick
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
39 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling Goodreads
Read Aloud America
40 Hattie Big Sky Kirby Larson LWSD
Read Aloud America
41 Heist Society Ally Carter
Imagination Soup
Eighth Grade Reading List
42 Hidden Talents David Lubar
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
43 Holes Louis Sachar
Highland Park Public Library
Read Aloud America
44 I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Malal Yousafzai
Imagination Soup
Homeschool Curriculum
45 Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children Kimberly Brubaker Bradley AADL
Pragmatic Mom
46 Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes, Lynn Ward (illus.)
Intellectual Takeout
Education World
47 Julius Caesar William Shakespeare
Eclectic Homeschooling
Intellectual Takeout
48 Little Women Louis May Alcott
Homeschool Curriculum
Highland Park Public Library
49 Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
50 Matched Ally Condie Goodreads
Eighth Grade Reading List
51 Night Elie Wiesel Goodreads
LWSD
52 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Goodreads
Read Aloud America
53 Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida: A Novel Victor Martinez
Read Aloud America
Highland Park Public Library
54 Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story about Brain Science John Fleischman LWSD
Benicia Public Library
55 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Goodreads
Intellectual Takeout
56 Savvy Ingrid Law
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
57 Speak Laurie Halse Anderson Goodreads
Read Aloud America
58 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle LWSD
Eclectic Homeschooling
59 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
Highland Park Public Library
Intellectual Takeout
60 The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Michael Scott
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
61 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
Read Aloud America
Highland Park Public Library
62 The Cay Theodore Taylor
Education World
Read Aloud America
63 The Fault in Our Stars John Green Goodreads
Seefer Elliot
64 The Fourth Stall Chris Rylander
Pragmatic Mom
Eighth Grade Reading List
65 The Golden Compass Philip Pullman
Highland Park Public Library
Benicia Public Library
66 The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
67 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Great! Schools
Highland Park Public Library
68 The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again J.R.R. Tolkien
Intellectual Takeout
Highland Park Public Library
69 The House of Dies Drear Virginia Hamilton LWSD
Highland Park Public Library
70 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Goodreads
LWSD
71 The Lord of the Rings series J.R.R. Tolkien
Great! Schools
Read Aloud America
72 The Maze Runner James Dashner Goodreads
Eighth Grade Reading List
73 The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire Howard Pyle
Eclectic Homeschooling
Highland Park Public Library
74 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky Goodreads
Seefer Elliot
75 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
Read Aloud America
We Are Teachers
76 The Sea of Trolls Nancy Farmer LWSD
Read Aloud America
77 The Son of Neptune Rick Riordan Goodreads
Eighth Grade Reading List
78 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
Intellectual Takeout
LWSD
79 The Titan’s Curse Rick Riordan Goodreads
Read Aloud America
80 The Wednesday Wars Gary D. Schmidt
Benicia Public Library
We Are Teachers
81 Things Not Seen Andrew Clements
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
82 To Be A Slave Julius Lester Goodreads
LWSD
83 Touching Spirit Bear Ben Mikaelsen LWSD
Read Aloud America
84 Uglies Scott Westerfeld Goodreads
LWSD
85 Unwind Neal Shusterman LWSD
Great! Schools
86 Yellow Star Jennifer Roy
Read Aloud America
AADL
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
87 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft’s Flight from Slavery Fradin
Homeschool Curriculum
88 A Boy at War: a novel of Pearl Harbor Harry Mazer
Read Aloud America
89 A code talker : a novel about the Navajo marines of World War two Joseph Bruchac AADL
90 A Corner of the Universe Ann M. Martin
Read Aloud America
91 A Coyote’s in the House Leonard Elmore
Read Aloud America
92 A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Peck
Read Aloud America
93 A Girl Named Disaster Nancy Farmer
Read Aloud America
94 A long walk to water Linda Sue Park AADL
95 A Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck
Read Aloud America
96 A Night Divided Jennifer A. Nielsen
Imagination Soup
97 A Poke in the Eye: A Collection of Concrete Poems Paul B. Janeczko
Read Aloud America
98 A Tale Dark and Grimm Adam Gidwitz
Benicia Public Library
99 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Highland Park Public Library
100 A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against Slavery Marrin
Homeschool Curriculum
101 A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck
Read Aloud America
102 Akata Witch Nnedi Okorafor
Pragmatic Mom
103 Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
Highland Park Public Library
104 All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Leslie Connor Brightly
105 Always Wear Clean Underwear Marc Gellman
Read Aloud America
106 Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart Fleming
Homeschool Curriculum
107 American Tall Tales Mary Pope Osborne
Highland Park Public Library
108 And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
Highland Park Public Library
109 Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Freedman
Homeschool Curriculum
110 Angelfall Susan Ee
Imagination Soup
111 Animals Alive: The Fight for Survival in the Wild DK Publishing
Homeschool Curriculum
112 Anna Dressed in Blood Kendare Blake
Pragmatic Mom
113 Any Small Goodness, A Novel of the Barrio Tony Johnston
Read Aloud America
114 Anya’s Ghost Vera Brosgol
Pragmatic Mom
115 Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
Benicia Public Library
116 Awaken Katie Kacvinsky
Pragmatic Mom
117 Bad Island Doug Tennapel
Pragmatic Mom
118 Beautiful Creatures series Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Great! Schools
119 Beauty Queens Libba Bray
Imagination Soup
120 Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
Read Aloud America
121 Becoming Naomi Leon Pam Munoz Ryan
Read Aloud America
122 Before We Were Free Julia Alvarez
Benicia Public Library
123 Behind the mountains Edwidge Danticat AADL
124 Belle Prater’s Boy Ruth White
Read Aloud America
125 Bindi Babes Narinder Dhami
Read Aloud America
126 Bird in a Box Andrea Davis Pickney
Pragmatic Mom
127 Black Beauty Anna Sewell
Read Aloud America
128 Black Duck Janet Lisle LWSD
129 Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives Marrin
Homeschool Curriculum
130 Bleachers John Grisham
Read Aloud America
131 Blood Red Road Moira Young
Pragmatic Mom
132 Bloody Jack L.A. Meyer
Read Aloud America
133 Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past Deem
Homeschool Curriculum
134 Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries MacLeod
Homeschool Curriculum
135 Booked Kwame Alexander Brightly
136 Born at Midnight C.C. Hunter
Pragmatic Mom
137 Born to Fly Shane with Malcolm McConnell Osborn
Read Aloud America
138 Boy Roald Dahl
Read Aloud America
139 Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor Harry Mazer
Read Aloud America
140 Bras and Brooksticks Sarah Mlynowski
Read Aloud America
141 Brian’s Return Gary Paulsen
Read Aloud America
142 Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
We Are Teachers
143 Brown Girl Dreaming Woodson
Homeschool Curriculum
144 Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
We Are Teachers
145 Burger Wuss M.T. Anderson
Read Aloud America
146 Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas Aveni
Homeschool Curriculum
147 Call it Courage Armstrong Sperry
Read Aloud America
148 Caminar Skila Brown AADL
149 Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
Intellectual Takeout
150 Captains Courageous
Eclectic Homeschooling
151 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins Goodreads
152 Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith Heiligman
Homeschool Curriculum
153 Chasing Vermeer Blue Balliett
Read Aloud America
154
Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food
Eighth Grade Reading List
155 Chicken Soup for the Soul Jack Canfield
Read Aloud America
156 Chief Sunrise, John McGraw, and Me Timothy Tocher
Read Aloud America
157 Children of the River Linda Crew
Education World
158 Chime Franny Billingsley
Pragmatic Mom
159 City of Ashes Cassandra Clare Goodreads
160 City of Bones Cassandra Clare Goodreads
161 City of Orphans Avi
Pragmatic Mom
162 Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Hoose
Homeschool Curriculum
163 Clockwork: Or All Wound Up Philip Pullman
Read Aloud America
164 Code Orange Caroline B. Cooney LWSD
165 Code Talker Joseph Bruchac
Imagination Soup
166 Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
Education World
167 Counting by 7s
Eighth Grade Reading List
168 Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels: America’s First Black Paratroopers Stone
Homeschool Curriculum
169 Cowslip Betsy Haynes
Read Aloud America
170 Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam Cynthia Kadohata
Read Aloud America
171 Crazy Lady Jane Leslie Conly
Read Aloud America
172 Crispin: the Cross of Lead Avi
Read Aloud America
173 Crush Ellen Conford
Benicia Public Library
174 Curse of the Blue Tattoo L.A. Meyer
Read Aloud America
175 Dark Water Rising Marian Hale LWSD
176 Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales Neal Shusterman
Benicia Public Library
177 Daughter of Venice Donna Jo Napoli
Read Aloud America
178 David Copperfield (Wordsworth Classics) (Wadsworth Collection) Charles Dickens
Homeschool Curriculum
179 Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue Julius Lester
Benicia Public Library
180 Dead End in Norvelt Jack Gantos
Pragmatic Mom
181 Death Cloud Andrew Lane
Pragmatic Mom
182 Delirium Lauren Oliver Goodreads
183 Dog Friday Hilary McKay
Read Aloud America
184 Dog in the Wood Monika Schroder LWSD
185 Double Identity Margaret Peterson Haddix LWSD
186 Dragonrider Cynthia Funke
Read Aloud America
187 Drawing from Memory Say
Homeschool Curriculum
188 Eager Helen Fox
Benicia Public Library
189 Earth Children series Jean M. Auel
Great! Schools
190 East Edith Pattou LWSD
191 Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #1 Heather Brewer LWSD
192 Eldest Christopher Paolini LWSD
193 Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell Goodreads
194 Elephant Run Roland Smith LWSD
195 Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
Eighth Grade Reading List
196 Elijah of Buxton Christopher Paul Curtis
Read Aloud America
197 Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine
Read Aloud America
198 Empty Suzanne Weyn LWSD
199 Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying Truth About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters and More Joshua Gee
Benicia Public Library
200 Endymion Spring Matthew Skeleton LWSD
201 Entwined Heather Dixon
Pragmatic Mom
202 Escape to West Berlin Maurine F. Dahlberg
Read Aloud America
203 Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan
Read Aloud America
204 Everything on a Waffle Polly Horvath
Read Aloud America
205 Facing the Lion Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
Read Aloud America
206 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury LWSD
207 Find Where the Wind Goes Dr. Jae Jemison
Read Aloud America
208 Finding Buck McHenry Alfred Slote
Read Aloud America
209 Fire Storm (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins) Andrew Lane
Imagination Soup
210 Five 4ths of July Pat Raccio Hughes
Pragmatic Mom
211 Flip Martyn Bedford
Pragmatic Mom
212 Flipped Wendelin van Draanen
Benicia Public Library
213 Flush Carl Hiaasen
Read Aloud America
214 Fly by Night Frances Hardinge
Read Aloud America
215 Flying Solo Ralph Fletcher
Read Aloud America
216 Frankenstein Mary Shelley
Read Aloud America
217 Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Fannie Flagg
Education World
218 Frozen Summer Mary Jane Auch
Read Aloud America
219 Gathering Blue Lois Lowry
Read Aloud America
220 Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator Jennifer Allison
Benicia Public Library
221 Go Big or Go Home Will Hobbs LWSD
222 Go Figure! A totally cool book about numbers Johnny Ball
Read Aloud America
223 Good Old Boy Willie Morris
Read Aloud America
224 Granny Torrelli Makes Soup Sharon Creech
Read Aloud America
225 Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Intellectual Takeout
226 Green Boy Susan Cooper
Read Aloud America
227 Grimm Legacy Polly Schulman LWSD
228 Gulliver’s Travels
Eclectic Homeschooling
229 Half Magic Edward Eager
Read Aloud America
230 Half-Moon Investigations Eoin Colfer
Read Aloud America
231 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling Goodreads
232 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling Goodreads
233 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling Goodreads
234 Haunting Violet Alyxandra Harvey
Pragmatic Mom
235 Heartbeat Sharon Creech
Read Aloud America
236 Heir Apparent Vivian Vande Velde
Read Aloud America
237 Helen Keller, Rebellious Spirit Laurie Lawlor
Read Aloud America
238 Hidden Helen Frost
Pragmatic Mom
239 Hiding Mr. McMulty Berniece Rabe
Read Aloud America
240 Homecoming Cynthia Voigt
Highland Park Public Library
241 Hoot Carl Hiaasen
Read Aloud America
242 Hope Was Here Joan Bauer
Read Aloud America
243 Horowitz Horror Anthony Horowitz
Benicia Public Library
244 Houdini: the Handcuff King Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi
Benicia Public Library
245 Hour of the Bees Lindsay Eagar Brightly
246 House of Night P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
Great! Schools
247 How Angel Peterson Got His Name Gary Paulsen
Benicia Public Library
248 How to Cook: Delicious Dishes Maggie Mayhew
Pragmatic Mom
249 Human.4 Mike A. Lancaster
Pragmatic Mom
250 Humbug Mountain Sid Fleischman
Read Aloud America
251 Hurt Go Happy Ginny Rorby LWSD
252 Hush Jacqueline Woodson
Read Aloud America
253 I Funny: A Middle School Story
Eighth Grade Reading List
254 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Highland Park Public Library
255 I Love Him to Pieces Evonne Tsang
Pragmatic Mom
256 I, Robot
Eclectic Homeschooling
257 I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You Ally Carter
Benicia Public Library
258 Ice Drift Theodore Taylor
Read Aloud America
259 If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Gennifer Choldenko
Benicia Public Library
260 If I Stay Gayle Forman Goodreads
261 If You Come Softly Jacqueline Woodson
Highland Park Public Library
262 Inkheart Cornelia Funke
Read Aloud America
263 Insurgent Veronica Roth Goodreads
264 Into the Dark Peter Abrahams
Read Aloud America
265 Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way Land, Sea and Air
Pragmatic Mom
266 Invasion: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel Jon S. Lewis
Pragmatic Mom
267 Invisible Allies, Microbes That Shape Our Lives Jeanette Farrell
Read Aloud America
268 Iqbal Francesco D’Adamo AADL
269 Ironman Chris Crutcher
Education World
270 Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott ODell
Highland Park Public Library
271 It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel Firoozeh Dumas Brightly
272 Jacob Have I Loved Katherine Paterson LWSD
273 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Highland Park Public Library
274 Jason’s Gold Will Hobbs
Read Aloud America
275 Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker Powell
Homeschool Curriculum
276 Journey to the Bottomless Pit Elizabeth Mitchell
Read Aloud America
277 Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson
Read Aloud America
278 Jumping the Nail Eve Bunting
Read Aloud America
279 Just Jake #1
Eighth Grade Reading List
280 Just Jake #2: Dog Eat Dog
Eighth Grade Reading List
281 Keeper of the Doves Betsy Byars
Read Aloud America
282 Keeper of the Night Kimberly Willis Holt
Benicia Public Library
283 Kensuke’s Kingdom Michael Morpurgo
Read Aloud America
284 Kids Pick the Funniest Poems Bruce Lansky
Read Aloud America
285 King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table Roger Lancelyn Green/Howard Pyle
Intellectual Takeout
286 Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata
Read Aloud America
287 Laika Nick Abadzis
Benicia Public Library
288 Last Shot John Feinstein
Read Aloud America
289 Letters from Wolfie Patti Sherlock
Benicia Public Library
290 Liddy Katherine Paterson
Read Aloud America
291 Lilies of the Field William Barrett
Read Aloud America
292 Listen Stephanie S. Tolan
Read Aloud America
293 Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Gary D. Schmidt LWSD
294 Locomotion Jacqueline Woodson
Read Aloud America
295 Lone Wolf Kristine L. Franklin, Joe Baker (illus.)
Education World
296 Looking for Alaska John Green Goodreads
297 Lord of the Deep Graham Salisbury
Read Aloud America
298 Lord of the Rings Trilogy J.R.R. Tolkien LWSD
299 Lost in the Barrens Farley Mowat
Read Aloud America
300 Lyddie Katherine Paterson
Education World
301 Macbeth William Shakespeare
Intellectual Takeout
302 Maggie’s Door Patricia Reilly Giff
Read Aloud America
303 Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary Partridge
Homeschool Curriculum
304 Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation Delano
Homeschool Curriculum
305 Maze Runner James Dashner LWSD
306 Merchant of Venice Shakespeare
Eclectic Homeschooling
307 Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff Jennifer Holm
Benicia Public Library
308 Midget Tim Bowler
Education World
309 Midnight Magic Avi
Read Aloud America
310 Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys Jane Yolen
Read Aloud America
311 Milkweed Jerry Spinelli
Read Aloud America
312 Millions Frank Cottrell Boyce
Benicia Public Library
313 Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series Ransom Riggs
Great! Schools
314 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins Goodreads
315 Moon Over Manifest Clare Vanderpool LWSD
316 Mosquitoland David Arnold
Imagination Soup
317 Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics Chris Grabenstein Brightly
318 My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George
Read Aloud America
319 Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick Man Katherine Kirkpatrick
Pragmatic Mom
320 Never Mind! Avi & Rachel Vail
Read Aloud America
321 Night Flying Rita Murphy
Read Aloud America
322 Night of the Howling Dogs Graham Salisbury
Benicia Public Library
323 Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Jane Yolen
Read Aloud America
324 Notes from the Midnight Driver Jordan Sonnenblick LWSD
325 Now Is the Time for Running Michael Williams
Pragmatic Mom
326 Number the Stars Lois Lowry
Read Aloud America
327 Okay for Now Gary Schmidt
Pragmatic Mom
328 Olive’s Ocean Kevin Henkes
Read Aloud America
329 Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
Highland Park Public Library
330 Open Minds Susan Kaye Quinn
Imagination Soup
331 Orchards Holly Thompson
Pragmatic Mom
332 Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline
Imagination Soup
333 Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince John Claude Bemis Brightly
334 Out of darkness Ashley Hope Pérez AADL
335 Page Paige
Pragmatic Mom
336 Paper Towns John Green Goodreads
337 Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” Paul Aurandt
Read Aloud America
338 Pax Sara Pennypacker Brightly
339 People Who Make a Difference Brent Ashabrenner
Read Aloud America
340 Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan
Read Aloud America
341 Peter and the Starcatchers Dave and Ridley Pearson Barry
Read Aloud America
342 Pets, Vets and Marty Howard Joan Carris
Read Aloud America
343 Pieces of Georgia Jennifer Bryant
Benicia Public Library
344 Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
Highland Park Public Library
345 Planet Middle School Nikki Grimes
Pragmatic Mom
346 Play to the Angel Maurine F. Dahlberg
Read Aloud America
347 Poppy Avi
Read Aloud America
348 Pretties Scott Westerfeld Goodreads
349 Princess Academy Shannon Hale LWSD
350 Princess Diaries Meg Cabot
Benicia Public Library
351 Prodigy: A Legend Novel
Eighth Grade Reading List
352 Protector of the Small Quartet Tamora Pierce
Read Aloud America
353 Queen Bee Chynna Clugston
Benicia Public Library
354 Rascal Sterling North LWSD
355 Raven’sGate Anthony Horowitz
Read Aloud America
356 Read All About It Jim Trelease
Read Aloud America
357 Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green edited Dan Gutman
Benicia Public Library
358 Red Kayak Priscilla Cummings LWSD
359 Red Pyramid Rick Riordan LWSD
360 Red Queen Victoria Aveyard
Imagination Soup
361 Red Rising Pierce Brown
Imagination Soup
362 Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Jiang
Homeschool Curriculum
363 Replay Sharon Creech
Read Aloud America
364 Rio Grande Stories Carolyn Meyer
Read Aloud America
365 River Thunder Will Hobbs
Read Aloud America
366 Robot Dreams Sara Varon
Benicia Public Library
367 Rodrick Rules
Eighth Grade Reading List
368 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor
Read Aloud America
369 Roots Alex Haley
Homeschool Curriculum
370 Rot and Ruin Jonathan Maberry
Imagination Soup
371 Ruby Red Kerstin Gier
Pragmatic Mom
372 Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice #1 John Flanagan LWSD
373 Rules Cynthia Lord
Read Aloud America
374 Runaway Wendelin Van Draanan LWSD
375 Running Out of Time Margaret Haddix
Read Aloud America
376 Sabriel Garth Nix
Imagination Soup
377 Sammy Keyes (Mystery series) Wendelin Van Draanen
Read Aloud America
378 Satch & Me Dan Gutman
Read Aloud America
379 Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia Montgomery
Homeschool Curriculum
380 Scary Stories Barry Moser
Benicia Public Library
381 Scat
Eighth Grade Reading List
382 Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis
Intellectual Takeout
383 Secrets of the terra-cotta soldier Ying Chang Compestine AADL
384 Secrets of Valhalla Jasmine Richards Brightly
385 Seraphina Rachel Hartman
Imagination Soup
386 Shadow and Bone Leigh Bardugo
Imagination Soup
387 Shadow of a Bull Maia Wojciechowska
Read Aloud America
388 Shakespeare’s Secret Elise Broach
Benicia Public Library
389 Shelf Life: Stories by the Book Gary Paulsen
Read Aloud America
390 Shooting Kabul N. H. Senzai AADL
391 Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1800-1924 Deborah Hopkinson
Read Aloud America
392 Sidekicked
Eighth Grade Reading List
393 Silent Boy Lois Lowry LWSD
394 Silent to the Bone E.L. Konigsburg
Benicia Public Library
395 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight J.R.R. Tolkien
Intellectual Takeout
396 Skellig David Almond
Read Aloud America
397 Skin I’m In Sharon Flake
Benicia Public Library
398 Skinny Melon and Me Jean Ure
Read Aloud America
399 Skulduggery Pleasant Derek Landy
Benicia Public Library
400 Skybreaker Kenneth Oppel
Read Aloud America
401 Small Acts of Amazing Courage Gloria Whelan
Pragmatic Mom
402 Small Steps Louis Sachar
Read Aloud America
403 So B. It Sarah Weeks
Read Aloud America
404 So Far from the Bamboo Grove Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Homeschool Curriculum
405 So Hard to Say Alex Sanchez
Benicia Public Library
406 Soldier’s Heart Gary Paulsen LWSD
407 Something Wicked This Way Comes Ray Bradbury
Read Aloud America
408 Son of a gun Anne De Graaf AADL
409 SOS Titanic Eve Bunting
Read Aloud America
410 Sounder William Armstrong
Read Aloud America
411 Spanking Shakespeare Jake Wizner Goodreads
412 Spy X: Hide and Seek Gordon Korman
Read Aloud America
413 Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories Kelly and G. Grant Link
Pragmatic Mom
414 Steven Spielberg: Crazy for the Movies Susan Goldman Rubin
Read Aloud America
415 Stones in Water Donna Jo Di Napoli
Read Aloud America
416 Stop Pretending: what happened when my big sister went crazy Sonya Sones
Read Aloud America
417 Story Thieves: The Stolen Chapters James Riley Brightly
418 Strange Happenings Avi
Read Aloud America
419 Stranger in the Woods, A Photographic Essay Carl R. and Stoick Sams
Read Aloud America
420 Stranger With My Face Lois Duncan
Read Aloud America
421 Strings Attached Judy Blundell
Pragmatic Mom
422 Summer of My German Soldier Bette Greene LWSD
423 Supernaturalist Eoin Colfer LWSD
424 Surviving the Applewhites Stephanie S. Tolan
Read Aloud America
425 Sweetgrass Basket Marlene Carvell
Read Aloud America
426 Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems Kristine O’Connell George
Read Aloud America
427 Swindle Gordon Korman LWSD
428 Swiss Family Robinson
Eclectic Homeschooling
429 Sword of the Rightful King Jane Yolen
Read Aloud America
430 Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina DePrince
Homeschool Curriculum
431 Tall Story Candy Gourlay
Pragmatic Mom
432 Tangerine Edward Bloor
Benicia Public Library
433 Tanglewreck Jeannette Winterson
Read Aloud America
434 Tellos: Reluctant Heroes Todd Dezago & Mike Wieringo
Benicia Public Library
435 Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World Montgomery
Homeschool Curriculum
436 Ten Queens: Portraits of Women of Power Milton Meltzer
Homeschool Curriculum
437 Thank You, Jackie Robinson Barbara Cohen
Read Aloud America
438 The Absolute Value of Mike Kathryn Erskine
Pragmatic Mom
439 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie Goodreads
440 The Accidental Genius of Weasel High Rick Detorie
Pragmatic Mom
441 The Aeneid Virgil/Penelope Lively
Intellectual Takeout
442 The Agency Y S Lee
Imagination Soup
443 The Akhenaten Adventure P.B. Kerr
Read Aloud America
444 The Arrival Shaun Tan
Benicia Public Library
445 The Battle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan Goodreads
446 The Black Arrow
Eclectic Homeschooling
447 The Book of the Lion Michael Cadnum LWSD
448 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas John Boyne
Imagination Soup
449 The Boy Who Saved Baseball John H. Ritter
Read Aloud America
450 The Boyfriend Rules of Good Behavior Catherine Bateson
Benicia Public Library
451 The Breadwinner Deborah Ellis
Read Aloud America
452 The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown Betsy Byars
Read Aloud America
453 The Calder Game Blue Balliett
Read Aloud America
454 The Candy Shop War
Eighth Grade Reading List
455 The Challenge: Steel Trapp #1 Ridely Pearson LWSD
456 The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle Janet Fox Brightly
457 The Chocolate War Robert Cormier
Highland Park Public Library
458 The Chosen Chaim Potok
Education World
459 The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales Chris Vall Allsburg
Pragmatic Mom
460 The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child Francisco Jiménez
Benicia Public Library
461 The City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau
Read Aloud America
462 The Coast Mappers Taylor Morrison
Read Aloud America
463 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon Goodreads
464 The Dark Stairs: A Herculeah Jones Mystery Betsy Cromer Byars
Benicia Public Library
465 The Demon Dentist David Walliams Brightly
466 The Diamond of Drury Lane: A Cat Royal Adventure Julia Golding
Benicia Public Library
467 The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri
Intellectual Takeout
468 The dreamer Pam Muñoz Ryan AADL
469 The Elephant Scientist O’Connell & Jackson
Homeschool Curriculum
470 The Exiles Hilary McKay
Read Aloud America
471 The Face on the Milk Carton Caroline Cooney
Benicia Public Library
472 The Falcon’s Malteser Anthony Horowitz
Read Aloud America
473 The Farthest Shore Ursula Le Guin
Read Aloud America
474 The Fixer Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Imagination Soup
475 The Floating Islands Rachel Neumeier
Pragmatic Mom
476 The Gathering Kelley Armstrong
Pragmatic Mom
477 The Girl Is Murder Kathryn Miller Haines
Pragmatic Mom
478 The Girl Who Could Fly Victoria Forester
Benicia Public Library
479 The Golden Hour Maiya Williams
Read Aloud America
480 The Grave James Heneghan
Read Aloud America
481 The Green Glass Sea Ellen Klages
Read Aloud America
482 The Grisha Trilogy Leigh Bardugo
Great! Schools
483 The Heart of a Chief Joseph Bruchac
Read Aloud America
484 The Hero Project Robert and William Hatch Hatch
Read Aloud America
485 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Eclectic Homeschooling
486 The House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer
Benicia Public Library
487 The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
Highland Park Public Library
488 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Eclectic Homeschooling
489 The Incredible Journey
Eclectic Homeschooling
490 The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick
Read Aloud America
491 The Islander Cynthia Rylant
Read Aloud America
492 The jumping tree René Saldaña AADL
493 The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
Highland Park Public Library
494 The Killer Angels Michael Shaara
Education World
495 The Land of Forgotten Girls Erin Entrada Kelly Brightly
496 The Land of the Silver Apples Nancy Farmer
Read Aloud America
497 The Last Boy at St. Edith’s Lee Gjertsen Malone Brightly
498 The last cherry blossom Kathleen Burkinshaw AADL
499 The Last Dragon Jane Yolen
Pragmatic Mom
500 The Last Lecture Rady Pausch
Imagination Soup
501 The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 James Fenimore Cooper
Highland Park Public Library
502 The Last Olympian Rick Riordan Goodreads
503 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
Highland Park Public Library
504 The Living Matt de la Pena
Imagination Soup
505 The Lost Hero Rick Riordan Goodreads
506 The Man in the Ceiling Jules Feiffer
Read Aloud America
507 The Mark of Athena Rick Riordan Goodreads
508 The Mighty/Max the Mighty Rodman Philbrick
Read Aloud America
509 The Mudpack and Me Joan Thompson
Read Aloud America
510
The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Eclectic Homeschooling
511 The Naked Mole-Rat Letters Mary Amato
Read Aloud America
512 The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization Daniel Pinkwater
Read Aloud America
513 The Night of the Howling Dogs Graham Salisbury
Read Aloud America
514 The Odd Squad Bully Bait
Eighth Grade Reading List
515 The Odyssey Homer
Intellectual Takeout
516 The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway LWSD
517 The Pea Soup Poisonings Nancy Means Wright
Read Aloud America
518 The Pearl John Steinbeck LWSD
519 The Pirate’s Son Geraldine McCaughrean
Read Aloud America
520 The Planet of Junior Brown Virginia Hamilton
Read Aloud America
521 The Poisoned House Michael Ford
Pragmatic Mom
522 The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights Steve Sheinkin AADL
523 The Power of Six
Eighth Grade Reading List
524 The Prince and the Pauper
Eclectic Homeschooling
525 The Race to Save the Lord God Bird Phillip Hoose
Benicia Public Library
526 The Rat Prince Bridget Hodder Brightly
527 The Raven Cycle Maggie Stiefvater
Great! Schools
528 The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
Intellectual Takeout
529 The red pencil Andrea Davis Pinkney AADL
530 The Red Pony John Steinbeck
Highland Park Public Library
531 The Red Pyramid Rick Riordan Goodreads
532 The River Between Us Richard Peck LWSD
533 The Roar Emma Clayton LWSD
534 The Ruby Notebook Laura Resau
Imagination Soup
535 The Scorpio Races Maggie Stiefvater
Imagination Soup
536 The Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan Goodreads
537 The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett LWSD
538 The Secret of ROVER Rachel Wildavsky
Pragmatic Mom
539 The Series of Unfortunate Events (series) Lemony Snicket
Read Aloud America
540 The Serpent King Jeff Zentner
Imagination Soup
541 The Shakespeare Stealer (Series) Gary Blackwood
Read Aloud America
542 The Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth George Speare
Read Aloud America
543 The Star Fisher Laurence Yep
Read Aloud America
544 The Story-Teller: Thirteen Tales by Saki Saki
Highland Park Public Library
545 The Storyteller’s Daughter Cameron Dokey
Read Aloud America
546 The Summer I Learned to Fly Dana Reinhardt
Pragmatic Mom
547 The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Rosemary Sutcliff
Highland Park Public Library
548 The Sword in the Stone T. H. White
Read Aloud America
549 The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
Highland Park Public Library
550 The Thickety: Well of Witches J.A. White Brightly
551 The Thief Megan Whalen Turner
Benicia Public Library
552 The Thief Lord Cornelia Funke
Read Aloud America
553 The Tiger Rising Kate DiCamillo
Read Aloud America
554 The Time Machine
Eclectic Homeschooling
555
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet
Eighth Grade Reading List
556 The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West Fleischman
Homeschool Curriculum
557 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi
Education World
558 The Two Princesses of Bamarra Gail Carson Levine
Read Aloud America
559 The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder John Bellairs
Benicia Public Library
560 The Wanderer Sharon Creech
Read Aloud America
561 The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic Allan Wolf
Pragmatic Mom
562 The Wind Singer: an adventure William Nicholson
Read Aloud America
563 The Winter People Joseph Bruchac
Read Aloud America
564 The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree Bill Brittain
We Are Teachers
565 The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare
We Are Teachers
566 The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
Education World
567 The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar Roald Dahl
Read Aloud America
568 The Wright 3 Blue Balliett
Read Aloud America
569 Then I Met My Sister Christine Hurley Deriso
Pragmatic Mom
570 Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Eighth Grade Reading List
571 There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock Jerry Spinelli
Read Aloud America
572 Things Hoped For Andrew Clements
Read Aloud America
573 Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher Goodreads
574 This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Kenneth Oppel
Pragmatic Mom
575 Thunder Cave Roland Smith
Read Aloud America
576 Tiger (Kung-Fu Series) Jeff Stone
Read Aloud America
577 Tiger’s Quest
Eighth Grade Reading List
578 Time of the Witches Anna Myers LWSD
579 Time Stops for No Mouse: a Hermux Tantamoq Adventure Michael Hoeye
Read Aloud America
580 Timeline Michael Crichton LWSD
581
Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court
Eighth Grade Reading List
582 Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert Aronson
Homeschool Curriculum
583 True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi
Read Aloud America
584 Tunnel Vision Susan Shaw
Pragmatic Mom
585 Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali Smith
Homeschool Curriculum
586 Ultraviolet R. J. Anderson
Pragmatic Mom
587 Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Eclectic Homeschooling
588 Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Steve Sheinkin
Imagination Soup
589 Under the Mesquite Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Pragmatic Mom
590 Unlocked Ryan G. Van Cleave
Pragmatic Mom
591 Until Tuesday Luis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter
Imagination Soup
592 Virtual War Gloria Skurzynski
Read Aloud America
593
Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World
Eighth Grade Reading List
594 Walker of Time H. H. Vick
Benicia Public Library
595 Wanting Mor Rukhsana Khan AADL
596 Weedflower Cynthia Kadohata
Read Aloud America
597 Wereworld Curtis Jobling
Imagination Soup
598 Whales on Stilts! M.T. Anderson
Read Aloud America
599 What a Great Idea! Stephen M. Tomecek
Read Aloud America
600 What My Mother Doesn’t Know Sonia Sones
Read Aloud America
601 What the Moon Saw Laura Resua
Read Aloud America
602 What the World Eats D’Aluisio
Homeschool Curriculum
603 Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom Sue Macy
Pragmatic Mom
604 When My Name Was Keoke Linda Sue Park
Read Aloud America
605 When the Snow Fell Henning Mankell and Laurie Thompson
Great! Schools
606 When the Tripods Came John Christopher
Read Aloud America
607 When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Kimberly Willis Holt
Read Aloud America
608 Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy Wilson Rawls
Highland Park Public Library
609 Where the streets had a name Randa Abdel-Fattah AADL
610 Where Things Come Back John Corey Whaley
Pragmatic Mom
611 White crane AADL
612 White Fang Jack London LWSD
613 Wicked Lovely Melissa Marr
Great! Schools
614 Wideness and Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O’Keeffe Susan Goldman Rubin
Pragmatic Mom
615 Wing and Claw: Forest of Wonders Linda Sue Park Brightly
616 Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson Goodreads
617 Witch Week Diana Wynne Jones
Benicia Public Library
618 Withering Tights Louise Rennison
Pragmatic Mom
619 Witness Karen Hesse LWSD
620 Wolf by wolf Ryan Graudin
Imagination Soup
621 Wonder Seefer Elliot
622 Wonderstruck Brian Selznick
Pragmatic Mom
623 Woods Runner Gary Paulsen LWSD
624 Woodsong Gary Paulsen
Read Aloud America
625 Wringer Jerry Spinelli
We Are Teachers
626 Year of Impossible Goodbyes Sook Nyul Choi
Read Aloud America


17 Best 8th Grade Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
AADL 8th grade and 9th grade Historical Fiction
Benicia Public Library Great Books for Seventh and Eighth Grade
Brightly 16 Great Middle Grade Books to Read in 2016
Eclectic Homeschooling Classic Literature for Middle School
Education World EIGHTH GRADE SUMMER READLING LIST
Eighth Grade Reading List 8th Grade Must Read List
Goodreads Popular 8th Grade Books
Great! Schools Best book series for 8th graders — ever
Highland Park Public Library Books to Read Before You Leave 8th Grade
Homeschool Curriculum Recommended 8th Grade Reading List
Imagination Soup 8th Grade Summer Reading List (ages 13+)
Intellectual Takeout Top Schools Think 7th and 8th Graders Should Be Able to Read These Books
LWSD Recommended Summer Reading for Students Entering the Eighth Grade
Pragmatic Mom Best Books for Middle Schoolers: From Our Wonderful Middle School Librarian!
Read Aloud America Read Aloud America Composite Book List for Years 1999 – 2009
Seefer Elliot 8th Grade Books To Read
We Are Teachers 10 Books Every Middle Schooler Should Read

 

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