7th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 7th Graders from the Weber County Library

13 Treasures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harrison, Michelle
Call Number:
YP F Harrison
Description:

A 13-year-old girl, tormented by evil fairies, is banished to her grandmother's secluded countryside manor.

Call Number:
YP 796.48 B6635p 2012
Description:

The captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece, leading up to our modern day Olympics.

Al Capone Does My Shirts
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.

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.

Ancient, Strange, and Lovely
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fletcher, Susan
Call Number:
YP F Fletcher
Description:

Fourteen-year-old Bryn must try to find a way to save a baby dragon from a dangerous modern world that seems to have no place for something so ancient.

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.

Call Number:
YP F Curtis
Description:

Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher.

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