7th Grade Reads

tuckTuck Everlasting
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.

By:  Natalie Babbitt
Call Number:  J BAB

The Face on the Milk Carton
A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.

By:  Caroline Cooney
Call Number:  J COO

darkisrisingThe Dark is Rising
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.

By: Susan Cooper
Call Number: J COO

The London Eye Mystery
When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.

By:  Siobhan Dowd
Call Number:  J DOW

Among the Hidden
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

By:  Margaret Haddix
Call Number:  J HAD

starofkazanThe Star of Kazan

After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

By:  Eva Ibbotson
Call Number:  J IBB

hattie-big-skyHattie Big Sky
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home.

By:  Kirby Larson
Call Number:  J LAR

rifleThe Rifle
A priceless, handcrafted rifle, fired throughout the American Revolution, is passed down through the years until it fires on a fateful Christmas Eve of 1994.

By: Gary Paulsen
Call Number: J PAU

treasureislandTreasure Island
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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

By:  Robert Louis Stevenson



hobbitThe Hobbit: or There and Back Again

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

By:  J.R.R. Tolkien
Call Number:  J TOL



Phineas Gage: a Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
Discusses 19th century Vermonter Phineas Gage's brain injury and how it led to the science of brain study.

By:  John Fleischman
Call Number:  J 616.8 FLE



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