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Rising 8th Grade Language Arts (grade level classes)Students going into eighth grade language arts should select and read at least two of the booksfrom the list below. You may also choose from the English I list.If You Like Horses and Other Animals• Black Beauty –Anna Sewell• My Friend Flicka – Mary O’Hara• National Velvet – Enid Bagnold• Old Yeller – Wilson RawlsIf You Like Dragons and Fantasy• Eragon – Christopher Paolini• Artemis Fowl series – Eoin Colfer• Dragon Rider; Inkheart; Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke• Vladimir Todd series—Heather BrewerIf You Like Action and Adventure• Alex Rider series—Anthony Horowitz• Maximum Ride series—James PattersonIf You Like Scary Books• Night of the Bat; Rats – Paul Zindel• Don’t Look Behind You- Lois Duncan• Who Killed my Daughter? (nonfiction mystery) – Lois Duncan• The Face on The Milk Carton; What Janey Found – Caroline Cooney• Jade Green – Phyllis Reynolds NaylorIf You Like Books About Teens• Money Hungry; Begging for Change– Sharon Flake• Forged by Fire; Darkness Before Dawn – Sharon Draper• The Pigman; The Pigman’s Legacy – Paul Zindel• The Schwa Was Here- Neal Shusterman• Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dumphries - Margaret Peterson Haddix• Homecoming –Cynthia Voight• Slam – Walter Dean Myers• Hit and Run—Lurlene McDanielIf You Like Books That Are About a Possible Future World• Wringer – Jerry Spinelli• The Hunger Games (series)—Suzanne Collins• Gathering Blue; The Messenger – Lois Lowry•If You Like Classics• The Pearl – John Steinbeck• Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway• The Adventures of Tom Sawyer—Mark TwainRevised 2012


Rising Advanced 8th Graders (English I) - Students who will be taking English I in the eighthgrade should read two titles from the following list.Science Fiction• Ender’s Game; Ender’s Shadow; Shadow of Hegemon – Orson Scott Card• Transall Saga – Gary Paulsen• House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer• Jurassic Park; Congo –Michael Crichton• Brave New World - Aldous Huxley• Martian Chronicles; Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury• War of the Worlds (Classic Version, not movie novelization) - H. G. WellsAnarchy• Lord of the Flies - William GoldingFantasy• The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkein• The Fellowship of the Ring; The Return of the King; Two Towers - J. R. R. TolkeinClassics• Oliver Twist; Great Expectations; David Copperfield - Charles Dickens• For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway• Little Women; Little Men - Louisa May Alcott• Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte• Rebecca - Daphne Du MaurierNonfiction• Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank• Chinese Cinderella - Adeline Yen Mah• No Pretty Pictures – Anita Lobel• The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream- Sampson Davis;George Jenkins; Rameck Hunt; Lisa Frazier Page• Greatest: Muhammad Ali – Walter Dean Myers• Warriors Don’t Cry-Melba Pattillo BealsHumor• Bucking the Sarge - Christopher P.Curtis• Hoot; Flush – Carl Hiaasen• Hidden Talents – David LubarHistorical Fiction• Pirates – Celia Rees• A Northern Light – Jennifer DonnellyGeneral Fiction• When Zachary Beaver Came to Town – Kimberly Willis Holt• The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd• Once and Future King - E.B. WhiteRevised 2012

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