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Students Entering Grade 6

REQUIRED: Iqbal, by Francesco D’Adamo

AND must select one from non-fiction and one more from either list.


Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

A Corner of the Universe, by Ann M. Martin

On My Honor, by Marion Dane Bauer

Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen

How Angel Peterson Got His Name, by Gary Paulsen


Candy Bomber, by Michael O. Tunnell

Drawing From Memory, by Alan Say

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, by Walter Dean Myers

The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, by Louise Borden

Buried Alive: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Under the Chilean Desert, by Elaine Scott

Students Entering Grade 7

REQUIRED: Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, by Ying Chang Compestine

AND must select one from non-fiction and one more from either list.


Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick

Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelsen  

The Skin I'm In, by Sharon Flake

Red Kayak, by Priscilla Cummings

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka, by Jon Scieszka


Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure, by David Meissner and Kim Richardson

Darwin: A Graphic Biography, by Eugene Byrne and Simon Gurr

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, by Sy Montomery

Lincoln's Grave Robbers, by Steve Sheinkin

Shipwrecked: The True Adventuers of a Japanese Boy, by Rhoda Blumberg


Students Entering Grade 8

REQUIRED: Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin

AND any two books from either list.


Peak, by Roland Smith

Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel

A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park

Freak, by Marcella Pixley

Monster, by Walter Dean Myers


Warriors Don't Cry, by Melba Beals

Within Reach: My Everest Story, by Mark Pfetzer

Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust, by Ruth Thomas

Leaving Glorytown: One Boy's Struggle Under Castro, by Eduardo Calcines