Arlington School District Middle School Summer Reading 2018-2019

Here you'll find the Arlington Summer Reading List with links to the Library Catalog.
You can check the availability of a book by clicking on the title.

Arlington Summer Reading List: Middle School Grade 6 (PDF)

Arlington Summer Reading LIst: Middle School Grade 7 (PDF)

Arlington Summer Reading List: Middle School Grade 8 (PDF)

Grade 6

Select one of the following:

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
by Tanya Lee Stone

by Eve Bunting

A Boy at War: a novel of Pearl Harbor
by Harry Mazer

Cave Detectives: Unraveling the Mystery of an Ice Age Cave
by David L. Harrison

Chronicles of Darkness #1: Wolf Brother
by Michelle Paver

by Jerry Spinelli

Danger on Midnight River: World of Adventure Series, Book 6
by Gary Paulsen

Dealing with Dragons
by Patricia Wrede

Everyone Else's Parents Said Yes
by Paula Danziger

A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children
by Caroline Kennedy

by T.A. Baron

Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope
by Stephen P. Kramer

How Angel Peterson Got His Name
by Gary Paulsen

The Liberation of Gabriel King
by Kelly Going

Lily's Crossing
by Patricia Reilly Giff

by Jacqueline Woodson

No More Dead Dogs
by Gordon Korman

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
by Louis Sachar

by David Almond

A Week in the Woods
by Andrew Clements

When the Soldiers Were Gone
by Vera W. Propp

Year of No Rain
by Alice Mead

Grade 7

Select one of the following:

Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet
by Alexandra Siy

Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett

City of Ember
by Jeanne duPrau

The Comet's Curse
by Dom Testa

Emako Blue
by Brenda Woods

Escape from Fire Mountain
by Gary Paulsen

Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes
by Pamela S. Turner

Hammerin' Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer
by Shelley Sommer

by Mike Lupica

Knucklehead: tall tales and mostly true stories about growing up
by Jon Scieszka

Liberty or Death: the Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves
by Margaret Whitman Blair

Local News: stories
by Gary Soto

Make Lemonade
by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Maritcha: a 19th Century American Girl
by Tonya Bolden

by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Old Yeller
by Fred Gipson

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science
by John Fleischman

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time
by Lisa Yee

Touching Spirit Bear
by Ben Mikaelsen

The True Adventures of Charley Darwin
by Carolyn Meyer

The View from Saturday
by E.L. Konigsburg

Woods Runner
by Gary Paulsen

Grade 8

Select one of the following:

Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko

Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

Call of the Wild
by Jack London

Chain Reaction: A Call to Compassionate Revolution
by Darrell Scott

Chasing Lincoln's Killer
by James L. Swanson

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
by Joseph Bruchac

Does My Head Look Big in This?
by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

The Greatest, Muhammad Ali
by Walter Dean Myers

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Johnny Hangtime
by Dan Gutman

by Walter Dean Myers

A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen

War Horse
by Michael Morpurgo