Suggested Reading - 7th & 8th Grade Books

Books recommended for 7th and 8th grade reading level. Many of the books on this list may have mature content. Please call, email or visit the store if you have questions about any of them.

For books in a series, only the first title is listed, but we generally have the other books available as well. Please ask if you're unable to find them.

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I Kick and I Fly By Ruchira Gupta Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338825091
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 18th, 2023

Inspiring looks at a young Indian girl's escape from human traffickers in her village through a martial arts school. Based on author's own experiences fighting traffickers.


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Warrior Girl Unearthed By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250766588
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2023

Brilliant, moving story with kick-ass character fighting to reclaim bones, relics, and other sacred objects stolen by white people.


From the World of Percy Jackson: The Sun and the Star By Rick Riordan, Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781368081153
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Published: Disney Hyperion - May 2nd, 2023

Demigods Nico di Angelo and Will Solace must endure the terrors of Tartarus to rescue an old friend in this thrilling adventure co-written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan and award-winning author Mark Oshiro.

Percy Jackson fans, rejoice! Nico and Will have a book of their own!


When You Wish Upon a Lantern By Gloria Chao Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593464359
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2023

Acclaimed author Gloria Chao creates real-world magic in this luminous romance about teens who devote themselves to granting other people's wishes but are too afraid to let themselves have their own hearts' desires—each other.


The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.

“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”


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That Self-Same Metal (The Forge & Fracture Saga, Book 1) By Brittany N. Williams Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419758645
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Published: Amulet Books - April 25th, 2023

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Once There Was By Kiyash Monsef Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665928502
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

Fun, quick read. Combination fantasy, heist story and tiny bit of romance.


The Agency: A Spy in the House By Y.S. Lee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763687489
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Published: Candlewick - April 26th, 2016

Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.


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Stars and Smoke (A Stars and Smoke Novel #1) By Marie Lu Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250852816
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 28th, 2023

Page-turner about a federal agent assigned to a BTS-style globally famous pop-star's security team to draw out a deadly crime lord. Suspense, action, romance.


The Wicked Bargain By Gabe Cole Novoa Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593378014
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

El Diablo is in the details in this Latinx pirate fantasy starring a transmasculine nonbinary teen with a mission of revenge, redemption, and revolution. From the New York Times bestselling author of Most Ardently.


Rules (Scholastic Gold) By Cynthia Lord Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780439443838
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2008

This Newbery Honor Book is a heartfelt and witty story about feeling different and finding acceptance -- beyond the rules.

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability.


The Running Dream By Wendelin Van Draanen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780375866289
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Published: Ember - January 10th, 2012

When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
 


The City of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375822742
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Published: Yearling - May 25th, 2004

Ember is the only light in a dark world. But when its lamps begin to flicker, two friends must race to escape the dark. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classic—with over 4 MILLION copies sold!
 


The Giver: A Newbery Award Winner (Giver Quartet #1) By Lois Lowry Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.


Legend By Marie Lu Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142422076
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Published: Speak - April 16th, 2013

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites