7th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 7th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jarrow, Gail
Call Number:
J070.43 J3794s
Description:

Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" to be news of an alien invasion, discussing the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hopkinson, Deborah
Call Number:
J910.91634 H7972t 2012
Description:

Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.

The Turnaway Girls
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chewins, Holly
Call Number:
YP F Chewins
Description:

Enduring a cloistered existence as one of a group of hidden girls who laboriously transform music into gold, Delphernia Undersea, who longs to sing despite laws that restrict music-making to the Masters, escapes into a treacherous outside world.

Victory
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cooper, Susan
Call Number:
YP F Cooper
Description:

Alternating chapters follow the mysterious connection between a homesick English girl living in present-day America and an eleven-year-old boy serving in the British Royal Navy in 1803, aboard the H.M.S. Victory, commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson.

The Wednesday Wars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Call Number:
YP F Schmidt
Description:

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Rebecca L.
Call Number:
YP 578.65 J686z 2013
Description:

Did you know that there are zombies among us? Don't worry, these zombies aren't after human brains: this excitingly disgusting book examines fungi, viruses, and other kinds of parasites who survive by hijacking the brains and bodies of other animals.

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