As the end of the school year approaches, we
are asking your assistance in keeping your child connected to the learning
process through the summer months.
We have prepared an exciting summer reading
list for students entering grades 7 and 8.
The list below offers a wide variety of reading experiences and reading
levels to help your child self-select appropriate reading.
While we recommend that students try to read as much as they can over
the summer, reading three of the listed books will allow them to participate in
our fall reading party and book discussion.
here to get a form* to list the titles and authors read to be submitted to
the high school media specialist (Mrs. Hall) sometime during the first week of
the new school year. We have also
included discount coupons to Kings Island to add to your summer fun!!!!
Please join Orleans Community Schools in providing the support and
encouragement necessary to make reading an integral part of your child’s life.
Have a wonderful summer!
Jennifer M. Hall
Media Specialist/AP Coordinator
Orleans Jr. Sr. High School
*You will need Adobe Reader or similar program to open the pdf form
Tangerine, by Edward Bloor
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight
Raven's Gate, by Anthony Horowitz
As punishment for being present during an assault, Matt must choose between life with off-putting Mrs. Deverill in a remote
Inkheart by Cornelia Caroline Funke
A girl and her father, a bookbinder who can “read” fictional characters into real life, are abducted by one of the characters, who tries to force them into his service.
Invention of Hugo Cabret:
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
In 1793 sixteen year-old Matty, who is forced to leave her home to aviod the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, learns self-reliance and perseverance.
Rider Adventures by
Read about the adventures of Alex Rider, a teenage super spy. 1st book: Stormbreaker (Series does not have to be read in order)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy learns that he has special powers after he makes his pre-algebra teacher disappear. Further investigation reveals that he is the son of Greek god Poseidon. To save humankind Percy embarks on an adventure to return a lightning bolt his father stole from Zeus.
by Sarah Weeks
Heidi searches to discover the background of her mentally disabled mother.
Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow
Against the backdrop of Hitler’s world, we follow German young people through the many different organizations which formed them into soldiers faithful to the fatherland.
by Priscilla Cummings
After a young boy is killed in a kayaking accident, 13-year-old Brady struggles with whether he should divulge the prank that caused the accident or keep silent to protect the pranksters.
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust by Livia Bittin Jackson
Holocaust memoir of a 13 year-old girl Jewish girl.
In an upstate New York farming community, high school reporter Hildy Biddle’s determination to be a reporter who her father would have been proud of , finds herself pitted against psychics and unexplained phenomenon.
Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a whole body transplant and finds herself transformed into one of the world’s most famous teen supermodels.
by Cinda Williams Chima
Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley is sent to the Havens, a boys’ school in
Book of a
Thousand Days by Shannon
Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, and the two prepare for a long, dark imprisonment. Saren’s two suitors – one welcome, and the other decidedly less so – arrive outside the tower, bringing both hope and danger.
by Catherine Jinks
Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true, shocking identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.
Gail Carson Levine
Aza, who is not the fairest, is valued for her beautiful singing voice in this fairy tale that includes gnomes, magic mirrors, and a bumbling good fairy, Lucinda.
Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball. Rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old, but he has no parents to offer them proof.
of Jenna Fox
by Mary Pearson
Jenna survives a horrific car accident thanks to her scientist father, but at what cost?
by Robert Parker
Fourteen-year-old Bobby, living in a small Massachusetts town just after WWII, faces new challenges as he tries to pull together the Owls basketball team, handle new feelings for his old friend Joanie, and discover the identity of a mysterious stranger who appears to be threatening his pretty new English teacher.
Series by James Patterson
by Anne Ursu
After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from the denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil.
Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
by Richard Yancey
Orphaned and incurably-geeky, teen Alfred Kropp is coerced by his unscrupulous uncle into stealing a valuable sword that turns out to be Excalibur, and he is drawn into a dangerous and violent misadventure.
Moon by Frances O’Roark
Twelve-year-old Jamie learns that her older brother is headed for
The Boy in the
Striped Pajamas by John
9 year old Bruno is forced to move from his home in
The Diary of Anne Frank
A huge, old house with secret tunnels, a cantankerous caretaker, and buried treasure is a dream-come-true for 13-year-old Thomas. The fact that it's reputedly haunted only adds to its appeal! As soon as his family moves in, Thomas senses something strange about the Civil War era house, which used to be critical stop on the Underground Railroad. With the help of his father, he learns about the abolitionists and escaping slaves who kept the Underground Railroad running. While on his own, he explores the hidden passageways in and under the house, piecing clues together in an increasingly dangerous quest for the truth about the past. Newbery medalist Virginia Hamilton creates a heart-pounding adventure with this absorbing classic for older readers.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
pulled from various sources
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