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Middle School



A Long Walk   to Water: Based on a True Story

Linda   Sue Park

A   Long Way from Chicago

Richard   Peck

Any   Which Wall

Laurel   Snyder

Artemis   Fowl: the Arctic Incident

Eoin   Colfer

Breaking   Stalin's Nose

Eugene   Yelchin

Bridge   to Terabithia

Katherine   Paterson

Carver,   a Life in Poems

Marilyn   Nelson

Dead   End in Norvelt

Jack   Gantos


Laurence   Yep


Christopher   Paolini

Escape!   The Story of the Great Houdini

Sid   Fleischman

Esperanza   Rising

Pam   Munoz Ryan

Fire   From the Rock

Sharon   Draper


Carl   Hiaasen

Football   Genius

Tim   Green

Freedom   Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Russel   Freedman

Heart   of a Samurai

Margi   Preus

Hugo   Cabret

Brian   Schnick

Little   Women

Louisa   May Alcott


Walter   Dean Myers

Lost   in the River of Grass

Ginny   Rorby

Magnificent   Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James Cook’s Final Expedition

Laurie   Lawlor

Mockingbird,   (Mok’ing;buerd)

Kathryn   Erkine

Moon   over Manifest

Clare   Vanderpool

Old   Yeller

Fred   Gipson

One   Crazy Summer

Rita   Williams-Garcia

Peter   and the Starcatchers

Dave   Barry & Ridley Pearson

Saving   the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

Sy   Montgomery and Nic Bishop


Carl   Hiaasen


Ellen   Potter

Tasting   the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

Ibtisam   Barakat

The   Anybodies

N.E.   Bode

The   Lightning Thief

Rick   Riordan

The   Lost Hero

Richard   Riordan

The   Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut   Michael Collins

Bea Uusma   Schyffert

The   True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle


The   Trumpet of the Swan

E.B.   White

The   View from Saturday

E.L. Konigsburg

The   Wednesday Wars

Gary D.   Schmidt

The   Wright Sister: Katharine Wright and Her Famous Brothers

Richard   Maurer

Treasure   Island

Robert   Louis Stevenson

Twelve   Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammed Ali

Charles   R. Smith

Wangari’s   Tree of Peace

Jeanette   Winter

When   the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone

Dorothy   Hinshaw Patent

Where   the Red Fern Grows

Wilson   Rawls

Wild   Things

Clay   Carmichael


R.J.   Palacio

Students may read additional books for extra credit. For additional, extra credit selections, please check out Hillsborough County’s Summer Reading Programs, found here.

Below are a few websites that will provide reading levels for many of the books listed above. Please feel free to use one of these to find a reading level or use any similar tool that may be available to you. Librarians and teachers are also experts
in helping pair students with appropriate books.
AR Book Finder:
Lexile Find a Book:
Scholastic Book Wizard:

We encourage students to challenge themselves through summer reading. If your child wants to read a book above his or her level, here are a few tips you can use to assist them in being successful:
· If a reader tackles a book above his or her reading level, consider what additional instruction or lower-level reading resources might help.
· Ask the reader to keep track of unknown words within the book, and look them up together.
· Take turns reading aloud to each other to help process the information into smaller portions.