7th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 7th Graders from the Weber County Library

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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