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:

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.

Catch a Tiger By the Toe
Artist/Author/Cast:
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Call Number:
YP F Levine
Description:

Twelve-year-old Jamie keeps a terrible secret about her family in this novel set during the McCarthy era.

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of the End: Mysterious Death in Fact, Fancy, Folklore, and More
Artist/Author/Cast:
Noyes, Deborah
Call Number:
YP 306.903 N9532e 2008
Description:

This compendium explores all things death, including the afterlife, forensic science, funeral foods, rigor mortis, reincarnation, and much more.

Flush
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hiaasen, Carl
Call Number:
YP F Hiaasen
Description:

Noah and his younger sister, Abbey, must figure out a way to prove that the owner of a casino boat is illegally dumping sewage into the bay near their Florida home.

Call Number:
YP 940.5318 L6656h
Description:

A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.

Have You Seen This Face?: The Work of Forensic Artists
Artist/Author/Cast:
Denega, Danielle M.; Denega, Danielle
Call Number:
YP 363.258 D3922h 2007
Description:

Using three real-life cases as examples, describes how forensic artists can reconstruct a person's face from only a skull and sketch faces based on testimony.

Heat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lupica, Mike
Call Number:
YP F Lupica
Description:

Orphaned pitching sensation Michael Arroyo tries to evade social services when rival Little League teams question his age.

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell; Campbell-Bartoletti, Susan
Call Number:
YP 943.086 B2926h 2005
Description:

Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.

How Angel Peterson Got His Name: And Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number:
YP 813.54 P3322h 2003
Description:

Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel.

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