8th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 8th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Heiligman, Deborah
Call Number:
YP 759.9492 H4664v
Description:

 The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh.

War Horse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morpurgo, Michael
Call Number:
YP F Morpurgo
Description:

Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master.

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Artist/Author/Cast:
Holt, Kimberly Willis
Call Number:
YP F Holt
Description:

During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.

A Wizard of Earthsea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Call Number:
YP F Le Guin
Description:

During a spell recalling the dead, the boy Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer's apprentice, unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world.

Wonder at the Edge of the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Helget, Nicole Lea
Call Number:
YP F Helget
Description:

Lu Wonder, a bright, curious girl who hopes to be a scientist, sets out from her Kansas home in 1855 with her best friend Eustace, a slave, on a journey to Antarctica to protect a mysterious artifact and hide it from the man responsible for her father's death.

You Bring the Distant Near
Artist/Author/Cast:
Perkins, Mitali
Call Number:
YP F Perkins
Description:

From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions.

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