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Books and Categories

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Literature Circle: Books and Categories


7th Grade Literature Circle Books 8th Grade Literature Circle Books


1) My Side of the Mountain-Jean Craighead George

2) Tuck Everlasting-Tatalie Babbit

3) The Big Wander-Will Hobbs

4) Crispin-Avi

5) Jackie's Wild Seattle-Will Hobbs

6) Big Red-Jim Kjelgaard

7) Kensuke's Kingdom-Michael Morpurgo

8) Wood Song-Gary Paulsen

9) Old Yeller-Fred Gipson

10) Where the Red Fern Grows-Wilson Rawls

11) The Call of the Wild/White Fang-Jack London

12) Far North-Will Hobbs

13) Touching Spirit Bear-Ben Mikaelsen

14) Tough Boy and Sister-Kirkpatrick Hill


1) The Upstairs Room-Johanna Reiss

2) My Brother Sam Is Dead-James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

3) The River Between Us-Richard Peck

4) Code Talker-Joseph Bruchac

5) A Boy at War-Harry Mazer

6) A Boy No More-Harry Mazer

7) Heroes Don't Run-Harry Mazer

8) Girl in Blue-Ann Rinaldi

9) Charlie Wilcox-Sharon E. McKay

10) Number the StarsLois Lowry

12) In My Father's House-Ann Rinaldi

13) Listening for Lions by Gloria Shelan (8th War or 7th Mystery??) Lexile 900

Dear America/Historical Fiction

1) A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl-Patricia C. McKissack

2) Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North-Patricia C. McKissack

3) So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl-Barry Denenberg

4) Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards-Katelan Janke

5) The Legend of Bass Reeves by Gary Paulsen(7th Historical Fiction) Lexile 950


1) Necessary Roughness-Marie G. Lee

2) Stotan!-Chris Crutcher

3) Hard Ball-Will Weaver

4) Wrestling Sturbridge-Rich Wallace

5) Toby Wheeler: Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer-Thatcher Heldring

6) Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher (8th sports - mature)  Lexile 1000
7) The Big Field by Mike Lupica (8th Sports) Lexile 970
8) Damage by AM Jenkins (8th Sports - mature) Lexile 700

Sammy Keyes/Mystery

1) Sammy Keyes and the Curse of the Moustache Mary-Wendelin Van Draanen

2) Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf-Wendelin Van Draanen

3) Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man-Wendelin Van Draanen

4) Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief-Wendelin Van Draanen

5) Deep and Dark and Dangerous

6) The Old Willis Place


1) Tell Me How the Wind Sounds-Leslie Davis Guccione

2) Of Sound Mind-Jean Ferris

3) Izzy Willy-Nilly-Cynthia Voigt

4) Is Chelsea Going Blind?-Alida E. Young

5) Stuck In Neutral-Terry Trueman

6) Al Capone Does my Shirts-Gennifer Choldenko

Jerry Spinnelli

1) Maniac Magee

2) Loser

3) Stargirl

4) There's a Girl in my Hammerlock

5) Knots in my Yo-yo String


Caroline Cooney

1) The Face on the Milk Carton

2) Whatever Happened to Janie?

3) Emergency Room

4) Wanted!

5) Code Orange

6) Flight #116 Is Down!

7) Driver's Ed

8) Fatality

9) The Terrorist

10) The Voice on the Radio

11) What Janie Found

12) Freeze Tag


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