Summer Fun: Older Readers Suggested Book List

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Summer Fun: Older Readers Suggested Book List

For older readers, the world of reading is open and limitless! There are so many great summer reads out there, and while exploring the possibilities can be exciting, it can also be incredibly overwhelming. Here are just a few titles that might suit your older reader’s fancy on a hot summer day…

Book Suggestions for Older Readers
(Grades 6 – 8)

Abrahams, Peter. Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery. Laura Geringer Books, 2005.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains. Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Fever 1793. Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Avi. The Seer of Shadows. HarperCollins, 2008.
Bauer, Joan. Peeled. Putnam, 2008.
Barakat, Ibtisam. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.
Blackwood, Gary. The Shakespeare Stealer. Dutton Children’s Books, 1998.
Brashares, Ann. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows. Delacorte Press, 2009.
Broach, Elise. Masterpiece. Holt, 2008.
Brown, Don. All Stations! Distress! April 15, 1912, The Day the Titanic Sank. Roaring Brook, 2008.
Budhos, Marina. Ask Me No Questions. Atheneum, 2006.
Carbone, Elisa, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607. Viking, 2006.
Casanova, Mary. The Klipfish Code. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Cochrane, Mick. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies. Knopf, 2009.
Compestine, Ying Chang. Revolution is Not a Dinner Party. Holt, 2007.
Deuker, Carl. Gym Candy. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Dahlberg, Maurine F. The Story of Jonas. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.
Durrant, Lynda. My Last Skirt. Clarion, 2006.
Eoin, Colfer. Artemis Fowl, Time Paradox. Hyperion, 2008.
Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal. HarperCollins, 2008.
Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts. Putnam’s, 2004.
Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons. HarperCollins, 1994.
Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy. Delacorte Press, 1999.
Deem, James. M. Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past. Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Engle, Margarita. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom. Henry Holt, 2008.
Erdrich, Louise. The Porcupine Year. HarperCollins, 2008.
Farmer, Nancy. The House of Scorpion. Atheneum, 2002.
Flanagan, John. The Sorcerer of the North. Random House, 2006.
Fleischman, Sid. The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West. Greenwillow, 2008.
Flinn, Alex. Beastly. HarperTeen, 2007.
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book. HarperCollins, 2008.
Gardener, Sally. I, Coriander. Dial, 2005.
Grant, K.M. How the Hangman Lost His Heart. Walker, 2007.
Grimes, Nikki. The Road to Paris. Putnam, 2006.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Uprising. Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Hahn, Margaret Downing. Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story. Sandpiper, 2007.
Hale, Marian. Dark Water Rising. Henry Holt, 2006.
Hale, Shannon. Book of a Thousand Days. Bloomsbury, 2007.
Hale Shallon and Dean. Rapunzel’s Revenge. Bloomsbury, 2008.
Hatch, Robert. The Hero Project: 2 Teens, 1 Notebook, 13 Extraordinary Interviews. McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Hiassen, Carl. Flush. Knopf, 2005.
Hesse, Karen. Brooklyn Bridge. Feiwel and Friends, 2008.
Hoffman, Mary. Falconer’s Knot: A Story of Friars, Flirtation and Foul Play. Bloomsbury, 2007.
Holt, Kimberly Willis. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Holt, 1999.
Horowitz, Anthony. Nightrise. Scholastic, 2007.
Horvath, Polly. My One Hundred Adventures. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008.
Hughes, Dean. Soldier Boys. Atheneum, 2001.
Jinks, Catherine. Evil Genius. Harcourt, 2005.
Kadohata, Cynthia. Kira-Kira. Atheneum, 2004.
Kerr, P.B. One Small Step. McElderry, 2008.
La Fevers, R. L. Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Law, INgrid. Savvy. Dial/Walden Media, 2008.
Lester, Julius. Day of Tears. Hyperion, 2005.
Levine, Gail Carson. Fairest. HarperCollins, 2006.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. Black Duck. Philomel, 2006.
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Hyperion, 2008.
Lupica, Mike. Heat. Philomel Books, 2006.
Lynch, Chris. The Big Game of Everything. HarperTeen
Mass, Wendy. Every Soul a Star. Little, 2008.
McCaughrean, Geraldine. The White Darkness. HarperTempest, 2007.
McKay, Hillary. Saffy’s Angel. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002.
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Dairy Queen. Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
Nelson, Scott Reynolds with Marc Aronson. Ain’t Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry. National Geographic, 2008.
Nobleman, Marc Tyler. Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. Knopf, 2008.
Paolini, Chrisopher. Eragon. Random House, 2003.
Patron, Susan. The Higher Power of Lucky. Atheneum, 2006.
Pratchett, Terry. Nation. HarperCollins, 2008.
Preller, James. Six Innings: A Game in the Life. Feiwell & Friends, 2008.
Reeve, Philip. Here Lies Arthur. Scholastic, 2007.
Rumford, James. Beowulf: A Hero’s Tale Retold. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising. Scholastic, 2000.
Schlitz, Laura Amy. A Drowned Maiden’s Hair: A Melodrama. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Smith, Roland. Peak. Marcourt, 2007.
Smith Hope Anita. Keeping the Night Watch. Henry Holt, 2008.
Spinner, Stephanie. Quiver. Knopf, 2002.
Stroud, Jonathan. Amulet of Samarkand. Miramax, 2003.
Urban, Linda. A Crooked Kind of Perfect. 2007.
Ursu, Anne. Shadow Thieves. Atheneum, 2006.
Warren, Andrea. Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps. HarperCollins, 2001.
White, Ruth. Belle Prater’s Boy. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.
Wood, Don. Into the Volcano. Blue Sky Press, 2008.
Yancey, Richard. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. Bloomsbury, 2005.
Zusak, Markus. I am the Messenger. Knopf, 2006.