8th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 8th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg
Artist/Author/Cast:
Anderson, Tanya
Call Number:
YP 973.7349 A5516t 2013
Description:

Relates the experiences of ordinary teenager Tillie Pierce during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, as she helped save wounded Union and Confederate soldiers during the bloody, three-day battle.

War Horse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morpurgo, Michael
Call Number:
YP F Morpurgo
Description:

World War I has started and the military needs horses to move equipment, charge the enemy, and carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield. Joey, a farm horse is sold to the Army. Joey misses the farmer's son, Albert, and spends the war years wondering if the war will ever end and if he will ever see Albert again.

We Want You to Know: Kids Talk about Bullying
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ellis, Deborah
Call Number:
YP 302.3 E4723w 2010
Description:

Presents interviews with students who have been bullied, as they describe their experiences with peers, parents, teachers, and school administrators, along with advice on the best methods that can be used to stop bullying behavior.

Woods Runner
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number:
YP F Paulsen
Description:

From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community.

Written In Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walker, Sally M.
Call Number:
YP 614.17 W1845w 2009
Description:

This book reports on the work of forensic scientists who are excavating grave sites in James Fort, in Jamestown, Virginia, to understand the people who lived in the Chesapeake Bay area in the 1600s and 1700s.

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