7th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 7th Graders from the Weber County Library

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13 Treasures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harrison, Michelle
Call Number:
YP F Harrison
Description:
Al Capone Does My Shirts
Artist/Author/Cast:
Choldenko, Gennifer
Call Number:
YP F Choldenko
Description:

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

Alchemy and Meggy Swann
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Karen
Call Number:
YP F Cushman
Description:
In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.
Almost Astronauts:  13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tanya Lee Stone
Call Number:
YP 629.45 S8812a
Description:
Amelia Earhart: Flying Solo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Burke, John
Call Number:
YP 92 Earhart 2007
Description:

A biography of one of America's most famous pilots, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while trying to fly around the world.

Among the Hidden
Artist/Author/Cast:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Call Number:
YP F Haddix
Description:
Born third when having more than two children per family is illegal, Luke has always lived in hiding.
Ashes to Asheville
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dooley, Sarah
Call Number:
YP F Dooley
Description:

Two sisters take off on a wild road trip in this poignant tale for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree. After Mama Lacy's death, Fella was forced to move in with her grandmother, Mrs. Madison. The move brought Fella all sorts of comforts she wasn't used to at home, but it also meant saying goodbye to her sister Zoey (a.k.a. Zany) and her other mother, Mama Shannon. Though Mama Shannon fought hard to keep Fella, it was no use. The marriage act is still a few years away and the courts thought Fella would be better off with a blood relation.

Bodies From the Ash
Artist/Author/Cast:
Deem, James M.
Call Number:
YP 937.7 D3115b 2005
Description:
Details the events that occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii in 79 A.D., focusing on how this information was deduced from the skeletons found by archaeologists at the site.
Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sheinkin, Steve
Call Number:
YP 623.45119 S5437b 2012
Description:
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
The Boundless
Artist/Author/Cast:
Oppel, Kenneth
Call Number:
YP F Oppel
Description:
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kamkwamba, William; Mealer, Bryan; Zunon, Elizabeth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J621.453092 K158b
Description:
The Boys in the Boat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brown, Daniel James
Call Number:
YP 797.1230973 B8776b
Description:
The Bridge Home
Artist/Author/Cast:
Venkatraman, Padma
Call Number:
YP F Venkatraman
Description:
The Button War: A Tale of the Great War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Avi
Call Number:
YP F Avi
Description:
The Cardboard Kingdom
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sell, Chad
Call Number:
YP F Sell
Description:
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Swanson, James L.
Call Number:
YP 973.7092 S9727c 2009
Description:

Recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive twelve-day search for him and his accomplices.

Cleopatra Rules!: The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shecter, Vicky Alvear
Call Number:
YP 92 Cleopatra 2010
Description:

Examines the life of Cleopatra, discussing her rule at an early age, alliances, acquisition of land for Egypt, enemies, and other related topics.

The Crossover
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alexander, Kwame
Call Number:
YP F Alexander
Description:

Twins Josh and Jordan are awesome on the court, but they soon learn that breaking the rules have awful consequences.

Crow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wright, Barbara
Call Number:
YP F Wright
Description:
Doll Bones
Artist/Author/Cast:
Black, Holly
Call Number:
YP F Black
Description:

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

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