Monday, April 4, 2011

Books for Grade 7

Mirror & Window Books
Alvarez, Julia.  2002. Before We Were Free. NY: Knopf.
Emerson, Kevin. 2008. Carlos is Gonna Get It. NY: Arthur A. Levine.
Flake, Sharon. 2004. Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives. NY: Hyperion.
Hiaasen, Carl. 2002. Hoot. NY: Knopf.
Johnson, Angela. 2003. The First Part Last. NY: Simon & Schuster.
---------------------. 1999. Heaven. NY: Scholastic.
Kent, Rose. 2007. Kimchi & Calamari. NY: HarperCollins.
Mikaelsen, Ben, 2001. Touching Spirit Bear. NY: HarperCollins.
Mosher, Richard. 2001. Zazoo. NY: Clarion.
Myers, Walter Dean. 2010. Cruisers Book 1. NY: Scholastic.
Saldana, Rene. 2004. Finding Our Way. NY: Laurel Leaf.
Sones, Sonya. 2001. What My Mother Doesn’t Know. NY: Simon & Schuster.
Spinelli, Jerry. 2000. Stargirl. NY: Knopf.
Trueman, Terry. Stuck in Neutral. NY: HarperCollins.
Weeks, Sarah. 2005. So B. It. NY: HarperCollins.
Whelan, Gloria. 2000. Homeless Bird. NY: HarperCollins.

Text to Text
1. Graphic Novels

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty CoverButzer, C.M. 2008. Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel. NY: Harper Collins.
Coy, John. 2003. Around the World. Illustrated by Antonio Reonegro and Tom Lynch. NY: Lee & Low.
Gaiman, Nel. 2009. Coraline: The Graphic Novel. Illustrated by P. Craig Russell. NY: Harper Collins.
Lutes, Jasson. 2007. Houdini: The Handcuff King. Illustrated by Nick Bertozzi. NY: Hyperion.
Neri, G. 2008. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty. Illustrated by Randy DuBurke. NY: Lee & Low.
Sturm, James. 2007. Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. Illustrated by Rich Tommaso. NY: Hyperion.
Tan, Shaun 2011. Lost and Found: Three. NY: Scholastic.
Varon, Sara. 2007. Robot Dreams. Raring Brook.
Vollmar, Rob. 2007. The Castaways. Illustrated by Pablo G. Callejo. NBM/ComicLit.
Yang, Gene Luen. 2011. Level Up. Illustrated by Thien Pham. NY: First Second Books.
Young, Karen Romano. 2010. Doodlebug:A Novel n Doodles. NY: Feiwel & Friends.
2. Historical Fiction
Anderson, Laurie Halse. 2000. Fever 1793. NY: Simon & Schuster.
Auch, Mary Jane. 2002. Ashes of Roses. NY: Holt.
Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki). 2006. Codetalker, a Novel about Navajo Marines in WWII. NY: Speak.
Crowe, Chris. 2002. Mississippi Trial, 1955. NY: Fogelman.
Erdrich, Louise. 1999. The Birchbark House. NY: Hyperion.
------------------. 2006. The Game of Silence. NY: HarperCollins.
-----------------. 2010. The Porcupine Year. NY: HarperCollins.
Hesse, Karen. 2001. Witness. NY: Scholastic.
Lester, Julius.  2005. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue. NY: Hyperion.
Mazer, Harry. 2001. A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor. NY: Simon & Schuster.
Myers, Walter Dean. 2010. Riot. NY: Egmont.
Taylor, Mildred D. 2001. The Land. NY: Fogelman.
Yee, Paul. 2004. Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories. Illustrated by Harvey Chan. Toronto: Groundwood Books.

3. Science Fiction & Fantasy
Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki). 2007. Wabi: A Hero's Tale. NY: Speak.
Card, Orson Scott. 1974/2010. Ender's Game. Tor Books.
Crichton, Michael. 1991. Jurassic Park. NY: Ballantine Books.
DuPrau, Jeanne. 2003. The City of Ember. NY: Random.
Farmer, Nancy. 2002. The House of the Scorpion. NY: Atheneum.
Horowitz, Anthony. 2006. Stormbreaker. NY: Speak.
MacHale, D.J. 2007. Pendragon: The Merchant of Death. NY: Aladdin.
Paolini, Christopher. 2005. Eldest. NY:  Knopf.
------------------------. 2003. Eragon. NY:  Knopf.
Philbrick, Rodman. 2000. The Last Book in the Universe. NY: Blue Sky.
Pierce, Tamora. 2003. Trickster’s Choice. NY: Random.
Rowling, J.K. 2005. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. NY: Levine.
Text to World
Barakat, Ibtisam. 2007. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Burg, Ann E. 2009. All the Broken Pieces. NY: Scholastic.
Ellis, Deborah. 2010. No Safe Place. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
----------------. 2010. Childlren of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Glover, Savion and Bruce Weber. 2000. Savion!: My Life in Tap. NY: HarperCollins.
Hobbs, Will. 2007. Crossing the Wire. NY: HarperCollins.
Park, Linda Sue. 2010. A Long Walk to Freedom. NY: Clarion
Rhodes, Jewell Parker. 2010. Ninth Ward. NY: Little Brown.
Schlosser, Eric & CharlesWilson. 2007. Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food. NY: Houghton Mifflin.
 Zenatti, Valerie. 2008. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea. Bloomsbury.

Creating Visual Images
Du Bois, William. 2005. The Twenty One Balloons. NY: Pufflin.
Eisner, Will. 2007. To the Heart of the Storm. NY: W.W. Norton.
Gaiman, Neil. 2010. The Graveyard Book. Illustrated by Dave McKean. NY: HarperCollins.
Govenar, Alan. 2006. Extraordinary Ordinary People: Five Americn Masters of Traditonal Art. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Landowne, Youme, 2008. Pitch Black. Illustrated by Anthony Horton. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Lyons, Mary E. 1993. Stitching Stars: The Story Quilts of Harriet Powers. NY: Atheneum.
Morice, David. 2002. Poetry Comics: An Animated Anthology. NY: T & W Books.Sis, Peter. 2007. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Tan, Shaun. 2007. The Arrival. NY: Arthur A. Levine.
Watt, Key. 2008. Alabama Moon. NY: Square Fish.

Bacigalupi, Paola. 2010. Ship Breaker. Boston: Little, Brown.
Bloor, Edward, 2001. Tangerine. NY: Scholastic.
Cortez, Sarah (Ed). 2011. You Don't Have A Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens. Pinata Books.
Crowe, Chris. 2003. Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case. NY: Phyllis Fogelman Books / Penguin.
Hobbs, Will. 2001. Down the Yukon. NY: HarperCollins.
Hopkinson. Deborah. 2006. Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America. NY: Scholastic.
Janeczko, Paul B. 2010. The Dark Game: True Spy Stories. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Naidoo, Beverkey. 2008. Burn My Heart. NY: Amistad.
Reinhardt, Jung. 2003. Dreaming in Black and White. NY: Dial.
Wulf, Linda Press. 2006. The Night of the Burning: Devorah's Story. NY: Farrar, Straus and Groux.
Wynne-Jones, Tim. 1999. Stephen Fair. Toronto: Groundwood Books.

Determining Importance
Armstrong, Jennifer. 2005. Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War. NY: Atheneum.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. 2005. Hitler Youth: Growing Up In Hitler's Shadow. NY: Scholastic.
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane. 2006. How to Survive in Antarctica. NY: Holiday House.
Fleischman, John. 2004. Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science. NY: Sandpiper.
Mann, Charles C. 2009. Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491. NY: Atheneum.
Roach, Mary 2004. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. NY:W.W. Norton.
Wright, Simeon and Herb Boyd. 2010. Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till. Chicago, IL: Lawrence Hill Books.
Walker, Sally M. 2005. Secrets of a Civil War Submarines: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley. Carolrhoda.

Armstrong, Jennifer. 2000. Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: the Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance. NY: Crown.
D;Adamo, Francesco. 2005. Iqbal. NY: Aladdin.
Freedman, Russell. 2004. The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. NY: Clarion.
------------------------. 1998. Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor. NY: Sandpiper.
Grines, Nikki. 2010. Dark Sons. Kindle Eition. Zondervan.
Janeczko, Paul B. 2007. Worlds Afire. Cambridge, MA Candlewick.
Lang, Gene Yuen. 2009. The Eternal Smile. Illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim. NY: First Second.
Nelson, Marilyn. 2005. A Wreath for Emmett Till. Illustrated by Philippe Lardy. Boston: Houghton.
Ottaviani, Jim. 2001. Two-Fisted Science. G.T. Labs.


  1. Wow! I am LOVING this list - I'll probably just go ahead and add it to mine, although I've listed mine by title. Are these ones you've read? ones that have been requested by students? ones that have been recommended to you?

  2. I have read the majority, but not all. Some I have browsed. Glad you liked the list.