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“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.

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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



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
24A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens
Intellectual Takeout
Eclectic Homeschooling
25A Midsummer Night’s DreamWilliam Shakespeare
Intellectual Takeout
Eclectic Homeschooling
26Among the HiddenMargaret Peterson Haddix
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
27An American PlagueJim Murphy
Read Aloud America
Benicia Public Library
28Animal FarmGeorge OrwellGoodreads
Intellectual Takeout
29Around the World in Eighty Days
Pragmatic Mom
Eclectic Homeschooling
30Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous WeaponSteve Sheinkin
Imagination Soup
Homeschool Curriculum
31ChainsLaurie Halse Anderson
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
32Crossing the WireWill HobbsLWSD
Read Aloud America
33Divergent seriesVeronica RothGoodreads
Great! Schools
34Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls MysteryPeter Abrahams
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
35Ender’s GameOrson Scott Card
Highland Park Public Library
Imagination Soup
36EragonChristopher PaoliniLWSD
Read Aloud America
37FablehavenBrandon Mull
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
38Freak the MightyRodman Philbrick
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
39Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneJ.K. RowlingGoodreads
Read Aloud America
40Hattie Big SkyKirby LarsonLWSD
Read Aloud America
41Heist SocietyAlly Carter
Imagination Soup
Eighth Grade Reading List
42Hidden TalentsDavid Lubar
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
43HolesLouis Sachar
Highland Park Public Library
Read Aloud America
44I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the WorldMalal Yousafzai
Imagination Soup
Homeschool Curriculum
45Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret ChildrenKimberly Brubaker BradleyAADL
Pragmatic Mom
46Johnny TremainEsther Forbes, Lynn Ward (illus.)
Intellectual Takeout
Education World
47Julius CaesarWilliam Shakespeare
Eclectic Homeschooling
Intellectual Takeout
48Little WomenLouis May Alcott
Homeschool Curriculum
Highland Park Public Library
49Maniac MageeJerry Spinelli
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
50MatchedAlly CondieGoodreads
Eighth Grade Reading List
51NightElie WieselGoodreads
LWSD
52Of Mice and MenJohn SteinbeckGoodreads
Read Aloud America
53Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida: A NovelVictor Martinez
Read Aloud America
Highland Park Public Library
54Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story about Brain ScienceJohn FleischmanLWSD
Benicia Public Library
55Romeo and JulietWilliam ShakespeareGoodreads
Intellectual Takeout
56SavvyIngrid Law
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
57SpeakLaurie Halse AndersonGoodreads
Read Aloud America
58The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesSir Arthur Conan DoyleLWSD
Eclectic Homeschooling
59The Adventures of Tom SawyerMark Twain
Highland Park Public Library
Intellectual Takeout
60The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas FlamelMichael Scott
Benicia Public Library
LWSD
61The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
Read Aloud America
Highland Park Public Library
62The CayTheodore Taylor
Education World
Read Aloud America
63The Fault in Our StarsJohn GreenGoodreads
Seefer Elliot
64The Fourth StallChris Rylander
Pragmatic Mom
Eighth Grade Reading List
65The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman
Highland Park Public Library
Benicia Public Library
66The Graveyard BookNeil Gaiman
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
67The Hitchhikers Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams
Great! Schools
Highland Park Public Library
68The Hobbit, or, There and Back AgainJ.R.R. Tolkien
Intellectual Takeout
Highland Park Public Library
69The House of Dies DrearVirginia HamiltonLWSD
Highland Park Public Library
70The Hunger GamesSuzanne CollinsGoodreads
LWSD
71The Lord of the Rings seriesJ.R.R. Tolkien
Great! Schools
Read Aloud America
72The Maze RunnerJames DashnerGoodreads
Eighth Grade Reading List
73The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in NottinghamshireHoward Pyle
Eclectic Homeschooling
Highland Park Public Library
74The Perks of Being a WallflowerStephen ChboskyGoodreads
Seefer Elliot
75The Phantom TollboothNorton Juster
Read Aloud America
We Are Teachers
76The Sea of TrollsNancy FarmerLWSD
Read Aloud America
77The Son of NeptuneRick RiordanGoodreads
Eighth Grade Reading List
78The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson
Intellectual Takeout
LWSD
79The Titan’s CurseRick RiordanGoodreads
Read Aloud America
80The Wednesday WarsGary D. Schmidt
Benicia Public Library
We Are Teachers
81Things Not SeenAndrew Clements
Benicia Public Library
Read Aloud America
82To Be A SlaveJulius LesterGoodreads
LWSD
83Touching Spirit BearBen MikaelsenLWSD
Read Aloud America
84UgliesScott WesterfeldGoodreads
LWSD
85UnwindNeal ShustermanLWSD
Great! Schools
86Yellow StarJennifer Roy
Read Aloud America
AADL
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
875,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft’s Flight from SlaveryFradin
Homeschool Curriculum
88A Boy at War: a novel of Pearl HarborHarry Mazer
Read Aloud America
89A code talker : a novel about the Navajo marines of World War twoJoseph BruchacAADL
90A Corner of the UniverseAnn M. Martin
Read Aloud America
91A Coyote’s in the HouseLeonard Elmore
Read Aloud America
92A Day No Pigs Would DieRobert Peck
Read Aloud America
93A Girl Named DisasterNancy Farmer
Read Aloud America
94A long walk to waterLinda Sue ParkAADL
95A Long Way From ChicagoRichard Peck
Read Aloud America
96A Night DividedJennifer A. Nielsen
Imagination Soup
97A Poke in the Eye: A Collection of Concrete PoemsPaul B. Janeczko
Read Aloud America
98A Tale Dark and GrimmAdam Gidwitz
Benicia Public Library
99A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty Smith
Highland Park Public Library
100A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against SlaveryMarrin
Homeschool Curriculum
101A Year Down YonderRichard Peck
Read Aloud America
102Akata WitchNnedi Okorafor
Pragmatic Mom
103Alice in WonderlandLewis Carroll
Highland Park Public Library
104All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. CookLeslie ConnorBrightly
105Always Wear Clean UnderwearMarc Gellman
Read Aloud America
106Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia EarhartFleming
Homeschool Curriculum
107American Tall TalesMary Pope Osborne
Highland Park Public Library
108And Then There Were NoneAgatha Christie
Highland Park Public Library
109Angel Island: Gateway to Gold MountainFreedman
Homeschool Curriculum
110AngelfallSusan Ee
Imagination Soup
111Animals Alive: The Fight for Survival in the WildDK Publishing
Homeschool Curriculum
112Anna Dressed in BloodKendare Blake
Pragmatic Mom
113Any Small Goodness, A Novel of the BarrioTony Johnston
Read Aloud America
114Anya’s GhostVera Brosgol
Pragmatic Mom
115Artemis FowlEoin Colfer
Benicia Public Library
116AwakenKatie Kacvinsky
Pragmatic Mom
117Bad IslandDoug Tennapel
Pragmatic Mom
118Beautiful Creatures seriesKami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Great! Schools
119Beauty QueensLibba Bray
Imagination Soup
120Because of Winn-DixieKate DiCamillo
Read Aloud America
121Becoming Naomi LeonPam Munoz Ryan
Read Aloud America
122Before We Were FreeJulia Alvarez
Benicia Public Library
123Behind the mountainsEdwidge DanticatAADL
124Belle Prater’s BoyRuth White
Read Aloud America
125Bindi BabesNarinder Dhami
Read Aloud America
126Bird in a BoxAndrea Davis Pickney
Pragmatic Mom
127Black BeautyAnna Sewell
Read Aloud America
128Black DuckJanet LisleLWSD
129Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our LivesMarrin
Homeschool Curriculum
130BleachersJohn Grisham
Read Aloud America
131Blood Red RoadMoira Young
Pragmatic Mom
132Bloody JackL.A. Meyer
Read Aloud America
133Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the PastDeem
Homeschool Curriculum
134Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s MysteriesMacLeod
Homeschool Curriculum
135BookedKwame AlexanderBrightly
136Born at MidnightC.C. Hunter
Pragmatic Mom
137Born to FlyShane with Malcolm McConnell Osborn
Read Aloud America
138BoyRoald Dahl
Read Aloud America
139Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl HarborHarry Mazer
Read Aloud America
140Bras and BrooksticksSarah Mlynowski
Read Aloud America
141Brian’s ReturnGary Paulsen
Read Aloud America
142Bridge to TerabithiaKatherine Paterson
We Are Teachers
143Brown Girl DreamingWoodson
Homeschool Curriculum
144Bud, Not BuddyChristopher Paul Curtis
We Are Teachers
145Burger WussM.T. Anderson
Read Aloud America
146Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the AmericasAveni
Homeschool Curriculum
147Call it CourageArmstrong Sperry
Read Aloud America
148CaminarSkila BrownAADL
149Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer
Intellectual Takeout
150Captains Courageous
Eclectic Homeschooling
151Catching FireSuzanne CollinsGoodreads
152Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of FaithHeiligman
Homeschool Curriculum
153Chasing VermeerBlue Balliett
Read Aloud America
154
Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food
Eighth Grade Reading List
155Chicken Soup for the SoulJack Canfield
Read Aloud America
156Chief Sunrise, John McGraw, and MeTimothy Tocher
Read Aloud America
157Children of the RiverLinda Crew
Education World
158ChimeFranny Billingsley
Pragmatic Mom
159City of AshesCassandra ClareGoodreads
160City of BonesCassandra ClareGoodreads
161City of OrphansAvi
Pragmatic Mom
162Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward JusticeHoose
Homeschool Curriculum
163Clockwork: Or All Wound UpPhilip Pullman
Read Aloud America
164Code OrangeCaroline B. CooneyLWSD
165Code TalkerJoseph Bruchac
Imagination Soup
166Cold Sassy TreeOlive Ann Burns
Education World
167Counting by 7s
Eighth Grade Reading List
168Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels: America’s First Black ParatroopersStone
Homeschool Curriculum
169CowslipBetsy Haynes
Read Aloud America
170Cracker! The Best Dog in VietnamCynthia Kadohata
Read Aloud America
171Crazy LadyJane Leslie Conly
Read Aloud America
172Crispin: the Cross of LeadAvi
Read Aloud America
173CrushEllen Conford
Benicia Public Library
174Curse of the Blue TattooL.A. Meyer
Read Aloud America
175Dark Water RisingMarian HaleLWSD
176Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted TalesNeal Shusterman
Benicia Public Library
177Daughter of VeniceDonna Jo Napoli
Read Aloud America
178David Copperfield (Wordsworth Classics) (Wadsworth Collection)Charles Dickens
Homeschool Curriculum
179Day of Tears: A Novel in DialogueJulius Lester
Benicia Public Library
180Dead End in NorveltJack Gantos
Pragmatic Mom
181Death CloudAndrew Lane
Pragmatic Mom
182DeliriumLauren OliverGoodreads
183Dog FridayHilary McKay
Read Aloud America
184Dog in the WoodMonika SchroderLWSD
185Double IdentityMargaret Peterson HaddixLWSD
186DragonriderCynthia Funke
Read Aloud America
187Drawing from MemorySay
Homeschool Curriculum
188EagerHelen Fox
Benicia Public Library
189Earth Children seriesJean M. Auel
Great! Schools
190EastEdith PattouLWSD
191Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #1Heather BrewerLWSD
192EldestChristopher PaoliniLWSD
193Eleanor & ParkRainbow RowellGoodreads
194Elephant RunRoland SmithLWSD
195Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
Eighth Grade Reading List
196Elijah of BuxtonChristopher Paul Curtis
Read Aloud America
197Ella EnchantedGail Carson Levine
Read Aloud America
198EmptySuzanne WeynLWSD
199Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying Truth About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters and MoreJoshua Gee
Benicia Public Library
200Endymion SpringMatthew SkeletonLWSD
201EntwinedHeather Dixon
Pragmatic Mom
202Escape to West BerlinMaurine F. Dahlberg
Read Aloud America
203Esperanza RisingPam Munoz Ryan
Read Aloud America
204Everything on a WafflePolly Horvath
Read Aloud America
205Facing the LionJoseph Lemasolai Lekuton
Read Aloud America
206Fahrenheit 451Ray BradburyLWSD
207Find Where the Wind GoesDr. Jae Jemison
Read Aloud America
208Finding Buck McHenryAlfred Slote
Read Aloud America
209Fire Storm (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins)Andrew Lane
Imagination Soup
210Five 4ths of JulyPat Raccio Hughes
Pragmatic Mom
211FlipMartyn Bedford
Pragmatic Mom
212FlippedWendelin van Draanen
Benicia Public Library
213FlushCarl Hiaasen
Read Aloud America
214Fly by NightFrances Hardinge
Read Aloud America
215Flying SoloRalph Fletcher
Read Aloud America
216FrankensteinMary Shelley
Read Aloud America
217Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeFannie Flagg
Education World
218Frozen SummerMary Jane Auch
Read Aloud America
219Gathering BlueLois Lowry
Read Aloud America
220Gilda Joyce, Psychic InvestigatorJennifer Allison
Benicia Public Library
221Go Big or Go HomeWill HobbsLWSD
222Go Figure! A totally cool book about numbersJohnny Ball
Read Aloud America
223Good Old BoyWillie Morris
Read Aloud America
224Granny Torrelli Makes SoupSharon Creech
Read Aloud America
225Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens
Intellectual Takeout
226Green BoySusan Cooper
Read Aloud America
227Grimm LegacyPolly SchulmanLWSD
228Gulliver’s Travels
Eclectic Homeschooling
229Half MagicEdward Eager
Read Aloud America
230Half-Moon InvestigationsEoin Colfer
Read Aloud America
231Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsJ.K. RowlingGoodreads
232Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireJ.K. RowlingGoodreads
233Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanJ.K. RowlingGoodreads
234Haunting VioletAlyxandra Harvey
Pragmatic Mom
235HeartbeatSharon Creech
Read Aloud America
236Heir ApparentVivian Vande Velde
Read Aloud America
237Helen Keller, Rebellious SpiritLaurie Lawlor
Read Aloud America
238HiddenHelen Frost
Pragmatic Mom
239Hiding Mr. McMultyBerniece Rabe
Read Aloud America
240HomecomingCynthia Voigt
Highland Park Public Library
241HootCarl Hiaasen
Read Aloud America
242Hope Was HereJoan Bauer
Read Aloud America
243Horowitz HorrorAnthony Horowitz
Benicia Public Library
244Houdini: the Handcuff KingJason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi
Benicia Public Library
245Hour of the BeesLindsay EagarBrightly
246House of NightP.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
Great! Schools
247How Angel Peterson Got His NameGary Paulsen
Benicia Public Library
248How to Cook: Delicious DishesMaggie Mayhew
Pragmatic Mom
249Human.4Mike A. Lancaster
Pragmatic Mom
250Humbug MountainSid Fleischman
Read Aloud America
251Hurt Go HappyGinny RorbyLWSD
252HushJacqueline Woodson
Read Aloud America
253I Funny: A Middle School Story
Eighth Grade Reading List
254I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya Angelou
Highland Park Public Library
255I Love Him to PiecesEvonne Tsang
Pragmatic Mom
256I, Robot
Eclectic Homeschooling
257I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill YouAlly Carter
Benicia Public Library
258Ice DriftTheodore Taylor
Read Aloud America
259If a Tree Falls at Lunch PeriodGennifer Choldenko
Benicia Public Library
260If I StayGayle FormanGoodreads
261If You Come SoftlyJacqueline Woodson
Highland Park Public Library
262InkheartCornelia Funke
Read Aloud America
263InsurgentVeronica RothGoodreads
264Into the DarkPeter Abrahams
Read Aloud America
265Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their WayLand, Sea and Air
Pragmatic Mom
266Invasion: A C.H.A.O.S. NovelJon S. Lewis
Pragmatic Mom
267Invisible Allies, Microbes That Shape Our LivesJeanette Farrell
Read Aloud America
268IqbalFrancesco D’AdamoAADL
269IronmanChris Crutcher
Education World
270Island of the Blue DolphinsScott ODell
Highland Park Public Library
271It Ain’t So Awful, FalafelFiroozeh DumasBrightly
272Jacob Have I LovedKatherine PatersonLWSD
273Jane EyreCharlotte Bronte
Highland Park Public Library
274Jason’s GoldWill Hobbs
Read Aloud America
275Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine BakerPowell
Homeschool Curriculum
276Journey to the Bottomless PitElizabeth Mitchell
Read Aloud America
277Journey to the River SeaEva Ibbotson
Read Aloud America
278Jumping the NailEve Bunting
Read Aloud America
279Just Jake #1
Eighth Grade Reading List
280Just Jake #2: Dog Eat Dog
Eighth Grade Reading List
281Keeper of the DovesBetsy Byars
Read Aloud America
282Keeper of the NightKimberly Willis Holt
Benicia Public Library
283Kensuke’s KingdomMichael Morpurgo
Read Aloud America
284Kids Pick the Funniest PoemsBruce Lansky
Read Aloud America
285King Arthur and His Knights of the Round TableRoger Lancelyn Green/Howard Pyle
Intellectual Takeout
286Kira-KiraCynthia Kadohata
Read Aloud America
287LaikaNick Abadzis
Benicia Public Library
288Last ShotJohn Feinstein
Read Aloud America
289Letters from WolfiePatti Sherlock
Benicia Public Library
290LiddyKatherine Paterson
Read Aloud America
291Lilies of the FieldWilliam Barrett
Read Aloud America
292ListenStephanie S. Tolan
Read Aloud America
293Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster BoyGary D. SchmidtLWSD
294LocomotionJacqueline Woodson
Read Aloud America
295Lone WolfKristine L. Franklin, Joe Baker (illus.)
Education World
296Looking for AlaskaJohn GreenGoodreads
297Lord of the DeepGraham Salisbury
Read Aloud America
298Lord of the Rings TrilogyJ.R.R. TolkienLWSD
299Lost in the BarrensFarley Mowat
Read Aloud America
300LyddieKatherine Paterson
Education World
301MacbethWilliam Shakespeare
Intellectual Takeout
302Maggie’s DoorPatricia Reilly Giff
Read Aloud America
303Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow WearyPartridge
Homeschool Curriculum
304Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary TransformationDelano
Homeschool Curriculum
305Maze RunnerJames DashnerLWSD
306Merchant of VeniceShakespeare
Eclectic Homeschooling
307Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through StuffJennifer Holm
Benicia Public Library
308MidgetTim Bowler
Education World
309Midnight MagicAvi
Read Aloud America
310Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong BoysJane Yolen
Read Aloud America
311MilkweedJerry Spinelli
Read Aloud America
312MillionsFrank Cottrell Boyce
Benicia Public Library
313Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children seriesRansom Riggs
Great! Schools
314MockingjaySuzanne CollinsGoodreads
315Moon Over ManifestClare VanderpoolLWSD
316MosquitolandDavid Arnold
Imagination Soup
317Mr. Lemoncello’s Library OlympicsChris GrabensteinBrightly
318My Side of the MountainJean Craighead George
Read Aloud America
319Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick ManKatherine Kirkpatrick
Pragmatic Mom
320Never Mind!Avi & Rachel Vail
Read Aloud America
321Night FlyingRita Murphy
Read Aloud America
322Night of the Howling DogsGraham Salisbury
Benicia Public Library
323Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong GirlsJane Yolen
Read Aloud America
324Notes from the Midnight DriverJordan SonnenblickLWSD
325Now Is the Time for RunningMichael Williams
Pragmatic Mom
326Number the StarsLois Lowry
Read Aloud America
327Okay for NowGary Schmidt
Pragmatic Mom
328Olive’s OceanKevin Henkes
Read Aloud America
329Oliver TwistCharles Dickens
Highland Park Public Library
330Open MindsSusan Kaye Quinn
Imagination Soup
331OrchardsHolly Thompson
Pragmatic Mom
332Orphan TrainChristina Baker Kline
Imagination Soup
333Out of Abaton: The Wooden PrinceJohn Claude BemisBrightly
334Out of darknessAshley Hope PérezAADL
335PagePaige
Pragmatic Mom
336Paper TownsJohn GreenGoodreads
337Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story”Paul Aurandt
Read Aloud America
338PaxSara PennypackerBrightly
339People Who Make a DifferenceBrent Ashabrenner
Read Aloud America
340Percy Jackson and the Sea of MonstersRick Riordan
Read Aloud America
341Peter and the StarcatchersDave and Ridley Pearson Barry
Read Aloud America
342Pets, Vets and Marty HowardJoan Carris
Read Aloud America
343Pieces of GeorgiaJennifer Bryant
Benicia Public Library
344PinocchioCarlo Collodi
Highland Park Public Library
345Planet Middle SchoolNikki Grimes
Pragmatic Mom
346Play to the AngelMaurine F. Dahlberg
Read Aloud America
347PoppyAvi
Read Aloud America
348PrettiesScott WesterfeldGoodreads
349Princess AcademyShannon HaleLWSD
350Princess DiariesMeg Cabot
Benicia Public Library
351Prodigy: A Legend Novel
Eighth Grade Reading List
352Protector of the Small QuartetTamora Pierce
Read Aloud America
353Queen BeeChynna Clugston
Benicia Public Library
354RascalSterling NorthLWSD
355Raven’sGateAnthony Horowitz
Read Aloud America
356Read All About ItJim Trelease
Read Aloud America
357Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green editedDan Gutman
Benicia Public Library
358Red KayakPriscilla CummingsLWSD
359Red PyramidRick RiordanLWSD
360Red QueenVictoria Aveyard
Imagination Soup
361Red RisingPierce Brown
Imagination Soup
362Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural RevolutionJiang
Homeschool Curriculum
363ReplaySharon Creech
Read Aloud America
364Rio Grande StoriesCarolyn Meyer
Read Aloud America
365River ThunderWill Hobbs
Read Aloud America
366Robot DreamsSara Varon
Benicia Public Library
367Rodrick Rules
Eighth Grade Reading List
368Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryMildred Taylor
Read Aloud America
369RootsAlex Haley
Homeschool Curriculum
370Rot and RuinJonathan Maberry
Imagination Soup
371Ruby RedKerstin Gier
Pragmatic Mom
372Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice #1John FlanaganLWSD
373RulesCynthia Lord
Read Aloud America
374RunawayWendelin Van DraananLWSD
375Running Out of TimeMargaret Haddix
Read Aloud America
376SabrielGarth Nix
Imagination Soup
377Sammy Keyes (Mystery series)Wendelin Van Draanen
Read Aloud America
378Satch & MeDan Gutman
Read Aloud America
379Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in MongoliaMontgomery
Homeschool Curriculum
380Scary StoriesBarry Moser
Benicia Public Library
381Scat
Eighth Grade Reading List
382Screwtape LettersC.S. Lewis
Intellectual Takeout
383Secrets of the terra-cotta soldierYing Chang CompestineAADL
384Secrets of ValhallaJasmine RichardsBrightly
385SeraphinaRachel Hartman
Imagination Soup
386Shadow and BoneLeigh Bardugo
Imagination Soup
387Shadow of a BullMaia Wojciechowska
Read Aloud America
388Shakespeare’s SecretElise Broach
Benicia Public Library
389Shelf Life: Stories by the BookGary Paulsen
Read Aloud America
390Shooting KabulN. H. SenzaiAADL
391Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1800-1924Deborah Hopkinson
Read Aloud America
392Sidekicked
Eighth Grade Reading List
393Silent BoyLois LowryLWSD
394Silent to the BoneE.L. Konigsburg
Benicia Public Library
395Sir Gawain and the Green KnightJ.R.R. Tolkien
Intellectual Takeout
396SkelligDavid Almond
Read Aloud America
397Skin I’m InSharon Flake
Benicia Public Library
398Skinny Melon and MeJean Ure
Read Aloud America
399Skulduggery PleasantDerek Landy
Benicia Public Library
400SkybreakerKenneth Oppel
Read Aloud America
401Small Acts of Amazing CourageGloria Whelan
Pragmatic Mom
402Small StepsLouis Sachar
Read Aloud America
403So B. ItSarah Weeks
Read Aloud America
404So Far from the Bamboo GroveYoko Kawashima Watkins
Homeschool Curriculum
405So Hard to SayAlex Sanchez
Benicia Public Library
406Soldier’s HeartGary PaulsenLWSD
407Something Wicked This Way ComesRay Bradbury
Read Aloud America
408Son of a gunAnne De GraafAADL
409SOS TitanicEve Bunting
Read Aloud America
410SounderWilliam Armstrong
Read Aloud America
411Spanking ShakespeareJake WiznerGoodreads
412Spy X: Hide and SeekGordon Korman
Read Aloud America
413Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange StoriesKelly and G. Grant Link
Pragmatic Mom
414Steven Spielberg: Crazy for the MoviesSusan Goldman Rubin
Read Aloud America
415Stones in WaterDonna Jo Di Napoli
Read Aloud America
416Stop Pretending: what happened when my big sister went crazySonya Sones
Read Aloud America
417Story Thieves: The Stolen ChaptersJames RileyBrightly
418Strange HappeningsAvi
Read Aloud America
419Stranger in the Woods, A Photographic EssayCarl R. and Stoick Sams
Read Aloud America
420Stranger With My FaceLois Duncan
Read Aloud America
421Strings AttachedJudy Blundell
Pragmatic Mom
422Summer of My German SoldierBette GreeneLWSD
423SupernaturalistEoin ColferLWSD
424Surviving the ApplewhitesStephanie S. Tolan
Read Aloud America
425Sweetgrass BasketMarlene Carvell
Read Aloud America
426Swimming Upstream: Middle School PoemsKristine O’Connell George
Read Aloud America
427SwindleGordon KormanLWSD
428Swiss Family Robinson
Eclectic Homeschooling
429Sword of the Rightful KingJane Yolen
Read Aloud America
430Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star BallerinaDePrince
Homeschool Curriculum
431Tall StoryCandy Gourlay
Pragmatic Mom
432TangerineEdward Bloor
Benicia Public Library
433TanglewreckJeannette Winterson
Read Aloud America
434Tellos: Reluctant HeroesTodd Dezago & Mike Wieringo
Benicia Public Library
435Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the WorldMontgomery
Homeschool Curriculum
436Ten Queens: Portraits of Women of PowerMilton Meltzer
Homeschool Curriculum
437Thank You, Jackie RobinsonBarbara Cohen
Read Aloud America
438The Absolute Value of MikeKathryn Erskine
Pragmatic Mom
439The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianSherman AlexieGoodreads
440The Accidental Genius of Weasel HighRick Detorie
Pragmatic Mom
441The AeneidVirgil/Penelope Lively
Intellectual Takeout
442The AgencyY S Lee
Imagination Soup
443The Akhenaten AdventureP.B. Kerr
Read Aloud America
444The ArrivalShaun Tan
Benicia Public Library
445The Battle of the LabyrinthRick RiordanGoodreads
446The Black Arrow
Eclectic Homeschooling
447The Book of the LionMichael CadnumLWSD
448The Boy in the Striped PajamasJohn Boyne
Imagination Soup
449The Boy Who Saved BaseballJohn H. Ritter
Read Aloud America
450The Boyfriend Rules of Good BehaviorCatherine Bateson
Benicia Public Library
451The BreadwinnerDeborah Ellis
Read Aloud America
452The Burning Questions of Bingo BrownBetsy Byars
Read Aloud America
453The Calder GameBlue Balliett
Read Aloud America
454The Candy Shop War
Eighth Grade Reading List
455The Challenge: Steel Trapp #1Ridely PearsonLWSD
456The Charmed Children of Rookskill CastleJanet FoxBrightly
457The Chocolate WarRobert Cormier
Highland Park Public Library
458The ChosenChaim Potok
Education World
459The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the TalesChris Vall Allsburg
Pragmatic Mom
460The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant ChildFrancisco Jiménez
Benicia Public Library
461The City of EmberJeanne DuPrau
Read Aloud America
462The Coast MappersTaylor Morrison
Read Aloud America
463The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMark HaddonGoodreads
464The Dark Stairs: A Herculeah Jones MysteryBetsy Cromer Byars
Benicia Public Library
465The Demon DentistDavid WalliamsBrightly
466The Diamond of Drury Lane: A Cat Royal AdventureJulia Golding
Benicia Public Library
467The Divine ComedyDante Alighieri
Intellectual Takeout
468The dreamerPam Muñoz RyanAADL
469The Elephant ScientistO’Connell & Jackson
Homeschool Curriculum
470The ExilesHilary McKay
Read Aloud America
471The Face on the Milk CartonCaroline Cooney
Benicia Public Library
472The Falcon’s MalteserAnthony Horowitz
Read Aloud America
473The Farthest ShoreUrsula Le Guin
Read Aloud America
474The FixerJennifer Lynn Barnes
Imagination Soup
475The Floating IslandsRachel Neumeier
Pragmatic Mom
476The GatheringKelley Armstrong
Pragmatic Mom
477The Girl Is MurderKathryn Miller Haines
Pragmatic Mom
478The Girl Who Could FlyVictoria Forester
Benicia Public Library
479The Golden HourMaiya Williams
Read Aloud America
480The GraveJames Heneghan
Read Aloud America
481The Green Glass SeaEllen Klages
Read Aloud America
482The Grisha TrilogyLeigh Bardugo
Great! Schools
483The Heart of a ChiefJoseph Bruchac
Read Aloud America
484The Hero ProjectRobert and William Hatch Hatch
Read Aloud America
485The Hound of the Baskervilles
Eclectic Homeschooling
486The House of the ScorpionNancy Farmer
Benicia Public Library
487The House on Mango StreetSandra Cisneros
Highland Park Public Library
488The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Eclectic Homeschooling
489The Incredible Journey
Eclectic Homeschooling
490The Invention of Hugo CabretBrian Selznick
Read Aloud America
491The IslanderCynthia Rylant
Read Aloud America
492The jumping treeRené SaldañaAADL
493The Jungle BookRudyard Kipling
Highland Park Public Library
494The Killer AngelsMichael Shaara
Education World
495The Land of Forgotten GirlsErin Entrada KellyBrightly
496The Land of the Silver ApplesNancy Farmer
Read Aloud America
497The Last Boy at St. Edith’sLee Gjertsen MaloneBrightly
498The last cherry blossomKathleen BurkinshawAADL
499The Last DragonJane Yolen
Pragmatic Mom
500The Last LectureRady Pausch
Imagination Soup
501The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757James Fenimore Cooper
Highland Park Public Library
502The Last OlympianRick RiordanGoodreads
503The Lion, the Witch, and the WardrobeC.S. Lewis
Highland Park Public Library
504The LivingMatt de la Pena
Imagination Soup
505The Lost HeroRick RiordanGoodreads
506The Man in the CeilingJules Feiffer
Read Aloud America
507The Mark of AthenaRick RiordanGoodreads
508The Mighty/Max the MightyRodman Philbrick
Read Aloud America
509The Mudpack and MeJoan Thompson
Read Aloud America
510
The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Eclectic Homeschooling
511The Naked Mole-Rat LettersMary Amato
Read Aloud America
512The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved CivilizationDaniel Pinkwater
Read Aloud America
513The Night of the Howling DogsGraham Salisbury
Read Aloud America
514The Odd Squad Bully Bait
Eighth Grade Reading List
515The OdysseyHomer
Intellectual Takeout
516The Old Man and the SeaErnest HemingwayLWSD
517The Pea Soup PoisoningsNancy Means Wright
Read Aloud America
518The PearlJohn SteinbeckLWSD
519The Pirate’s SonGeraldine McCaughrean
Read Aloud America
520The Planet of Junior BrownVirginia Hamilton
Read Aloud America
521The Poisoned HouseMichael Ford
Pragmatic Mom
522The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rightsSteve SheinkinAADL
523The Power of Six
Eighth Grade Reading List
524The Prince and the Pauper
Eclectic Homeschooling
525The Race to Save the Lord God BirdPhillip Hoose
Benicia Public Library
526The Rat PrinceBridget HodderBrightly
527The Raven CycleMaggie Stiefvater
Great! Schools
528The Red Badge of CourageStephen Crane
Intellectual Takeout
529The red pencilAndrea Davis PinkneyAADL
530The Red PonyJohn Steinbeck
Highland Park Public Library
531The Red PyramidRick RiordanGoodreads
532The River Between UsRichard PeckLWSD
533The RoarEmma ClaytonLWSD
534The Ruby NotebookLaura Resau
Imagination Soup
535The Scorpio RacesMaggie Stiefvater
Imagination Soup
536The Sea of MonstersRick RiordanGoodreads
537The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson BurnettLWSD
538The Secret of ROVERRachel Wildavsky
Pragmatic Mom
539The Series of Unfortunate Events (series)Lemony Snicket
Read Aloud America
540The Serpent KingJeff Zentner
Imagination Soup
541The Shakespeare Stealer (Series)Gary Blackwood
Read Aloud America
542The Sign of the BeaverElizabeth George Speare
Read Aloud America
543The Star FisherLaurence Yep
Read Aloud America
544The Story-Teller: Thirteen Tales by SakiSaki
Highland Park Public Library
545The Storyteller’s DaughterCameron Dokey
Read Aloud America
546The Summer I Learned to FlyDana Reinhardt
Pragmatic Mom
547The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableRosemary Sutcliff
Highland Park Public Library
548The Sword in the StoneT. H. White
Read Aloud America
549The Tales of Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
Highland Park Public Library
550The Thickety: Well of WitchesJ.A. WhiteBrightly
551The ThiefMegan Whalen Turner
Benicia Public Library
552The Thief LordCornelia Funke
Read Aloud America
553The Tiger RisingKate DiCamillo
Read Aloud America
554The Time Machine
Eclectic Homeschooling
555
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet
Eighth Grade Reading List
556The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild WestFleischman
Homeschool Curriculum
557The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleAvi
Education World
558The Two Princesses of BamarraGail Carson Levine
Read Aloud America
559The Vengeance of the Witch-FinderJohn Bellairs
Benicia Public Library
560The WandererSharon Creech
Read Aloud America
561The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the TitanicAllan Wolf
Pragmatic Mom
562The Wind Singer: an adventureWilliam Nicholson
Read Aloud America
563The Winter PeopleJoseph Bruchac
Read Aloud America
564The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven TreeBill Brittain
We Are Teachers
565The Witch of Blackbird PondElizabeth George Speare
We Are Teachers
566The Wizard of OzL. Frank Baum
Education World
567The Wonderful World of Henry SugarRoald Dahl
Read Aloud America
568The Wright 3Blue Balliett
Read Aloud America
569Then I Met My SisterChristine Hurley Deriso
Pragmatic Mom
570Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Eighth Grade Reading List
571There’s a Girl in My HammerlockJerry Spinelli
Read Aloud America
572Things Hoped ForAndrew Clements
Read Aloud America
573Thirteen Reasons WhyJay AsherGoodreads
574This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor FrankensteinKenneth Oppel
Pragmatic Mom
575Thunder CaveRoland Smith
Read Aloud America
576Tiger (Kung-Fu Series)Jeff Stone
Read Aloud America
577Tiger’s Quest
Eighth Grade Reading List
578Time of the WitchesAnna MyersLWSD
579Time Stops for No Mouse: a Hermux Tantamoq AdventureMichael Hoeye
Read Aloud America
580TimelineMichael CrichtonLWSD
581
Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court
Eighth Grade Reading List
582Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean DesertAronson
Homeschool Curriculum
583True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleAvi
Read Aloud America
584Tunnel VisionSusan Shaw
Pragmatic Mom
585Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad AliSmith
Homeschool Curriculum
586UltravioletR. J. Anderson
Pragmatic Mom
587Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Eclectic Homeschooling
588Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamSteve Sheinkin
Imagination Soup
589Under the MesquiteGuadalupe Garcia McCall
Pragmatic Mom
590UnlockedRyan G. Van Cleave
Pragmatic Mom
591Until TuesdayLuis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter
Imagination Soup
592Virtual WarGloria Skurzynski
Read Aloud America
593
Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World
Eighth Grade Reading List
594Walker of TimeH. H. Vick
Benicia Public Library
595Wanting MorRukhsana KhanAADL
596WeedflowerCynthia Kadohata
Read Aloud America
597WereworldCurtis Jobling
Imagination Soup
598Whales on Stilts!M.T. Anderson
Read Aloud America
599What a Great Idea!Stephen M. Tomecek
Read Aloud America
600What My Mother Doesn’t KnowSonia Sones
Read Aloud America
601What the Moon SawLaura Resua
Read Aloud America
602What the World EatsD’Aluisio
Homeschool Curriculum
603Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to FreedomSue Macy
Pragmatic Mom
604When My Name Was KeokeLinda Sue Park
Read Aloud America
605When the Snow FellHenning Mankell and Laurie Thompson
Great! Schools
606When the Tripods CameJohn Christopher
Read Aloud America
607When Zachary Beaver Came to TownKimberly Willis Holt
Read Aloud America
608Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a BoyWilson Rawls
Highland Park Public Library
609Where the streets had a nameRanda Abdel-FattahAADL
610Where Things Come BackJohn Corey Whaley
Pragmatic Mom
611White craneAADL
612White FangJack LondonLWSD
613Wicked LovelyMelissa Marr
Great! Schools
614Wideness and Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O’KeeffeSusan Goldman Rubin
Pragmatic Mom
615Wing and Claw: Forest of WondersLinda Sue ParkBrightly
616WintergirlsLaurie Halse AndersonGoodreads
617Witch WeekDiana Wynne Jones
Benicia Public Library
618Withering TightsLouise Rennison
Pragmatic Mom
619WitnessKaren HesseLWSD
620Wolf by wolfRyan Graudin
Imagination Soup
621WonderSeefer Elliot
622WonderstruckBrian Selznick
Pragmatic Mom
623Woods RunnerGary PaulsenLWSD
624WoodsongGary Paulsen
Read Aloud America
625WringerJerry Spinelli
We Are Teachers
626Year of Impossible GoodbyesSook Nyul Choi
Read Aloud America


17 Best 8th Grade Book Sources/Lists



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AADL 8th grade and 9th grade Historical Fiction
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