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Your Summer reading reading

requirements for Jr. High are to read up

to 5 books and be prepared to write
about one of them in the new school
year. Make sure you pick a book at your
reading level.
Most of the books on this list are
available at the Pasadena Central Library
or the Altadena Main Branch. Many of
these bookscan also be found at
Glendale, San Marino, and Monrovia
Libraries. Of course, you can also buy
them from Vroman's or Amazon.

You will find the call number under the

description of the book.

PAS - Pasadena Central Library

ALT - Altadena Main Branch
Reading can be one of the many fun activities
children choose to fill their summer time. Re-
search has shown it is also much more! Chil-
dren who participate in public library summer
reading programs make achievement leaps
during the summer and score higher on fall
reading achievement tests.

The books on this list come highly recommend-

ed by kid readers from all over the country and To see book lists for other grades
may also be available in ebook, audio book, and reading levels head over to
braille, and large print formats. This summer,
take your child to participate in the summer
programs happening at your library.
The 2018 Summer Reading Book List was created by the
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of
the American Library Association (ALA). Titles on this list were
selected by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee.

For more booklists, please visit

© 2018 American Library Association.

Grade 6–8
Summer Reading List
All's Faire in Middle Orphaned and determined to The First In the Footsteps of Crazy
Lucky Broken Girl themes of making yourself out of
School uncover her past, Crow sets sail Rule of Horse by Ruth Behar the pieces of your life elevate this
by Victoria Jamieson on a journey of self-discovery. Punk by Joseph Marshall Nancy Paulsen, 2017, coming of age story.
Dial Books, 2017. ALT: J WOL by Celia C. Perez III, illustrated by Jim ISBN: 9780399546440. PAS: YA FIC WATSON,R
ISBN: 9780525429982 Viking Books for Young Yellowhawk After a move from Cuba to New
Have the lessons she has learned Blood, Bullets, and Readers, ISBN: 9780425290408 Amulet Books, 2015, York City, an unexpected accident Rhythm Ride: A Road
growing up in the Renaissance Bones: The Story of Malu struggles to pull together all ISBN: 9781419707858 traps Ruthy in a body cast for Trip Through the Motown
Faire prepared Imogene for her Forensic Science from the different threads of her life (her Jimmy McClean and his months, cutting her off from Sound
most difficult quest yet....starting Sherlock Holmes to DNA love of punk rock, her Mexican grandfather go on a road trip friends, school and fun, leading by Andrea David Pinkney
middle school? by Bridget Heos heritage, her dislike of cilantro) together in order for the boy to her to explore her world through Roaring Brook Press, 2015,
Balzer & Bray, 2016, into an identity all her own. learn about his Lakota heritage. art. ISBN: 9781596439733
PAS: JRHI Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9780062387622 PAS: JRHI MARSHALL, J ALT: J BEH A narrative history of the Motown
Amina’s Voice A gruesome and fascinating record label: the business, the
by Hena Khan account of the indispensable Fish in a Tree The Inquisitor’s Tale Me & Miranda Mullaly music, the people, and the
Salaam Reads, 2017, role forensic science plays in our by Lynda Mullaly Hunt By Adam Gidwitz, by Jake Gerhardt historical, political, and cultural
ISBN: 9781481492065 criminal justice system. Puffin Books, 2017, illustrated by Hatem Aly Viking Books for Young context of its times.
Among prejudice and change, PAS: YA 363.25 HEO ISBN: 9780142426425 Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2016, PAS: J 781.644 PIN
how do you stay true to yourself Ally struggles to hide her Readers, 2016, ISBN: ISBN: 9780451475404
and blend in to a new community Booked dyslexia by continually getting in 9780525426165 Three boys all trying to gain the Samurai Rising
simultaneously? by Kwame Alexander trouble, until a substitute teacher Three travelers unite in a journey attention of the same girl become By Pamela S. Turner,
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, discovers what she is really through medieval France to rivals in this hilarious tale of illustrated by Gareth Hinds
PAS: JRHI KHAN,H misunderstandings.
2016, ISBN: 9780544570986 hiding. escape persecution and save Charlesbridge, 2016,
As Brave as You The thrill of a soccer tournament, their land. ALT: J GER J. ISBN: 9781580895842
by Jason Reynolds the pressure of family ALT: J GID An epic tale of warriors and
Atheneum Books for Young expectations, the social minefield The Girl Who Drank the Norse Myths: Tales of rebellion reveals how Minamoto
Readers, 2016. of crushes and bullies, and the Moon It All Comes Down to This Odin, Thor, and Loki Yoshitsune became the greatest
ISBN: 9781481415903 beauty of words are all explored by Kelly Barnhill By Karen English by Kevin Crossley-Holland, samurai in Japanese history.
Being sent to the country for in this exciting, extraordinary Algonquin Young Readers, Clarion Books, 2017, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan PAS: J 92 MINAMOTO,Y
the summer is culture shock for novel in verse. 2016, ISBN: 9781616205676 ISBN: 9780544839571 Love
Genie and his older brother but PAS: JRHI ALEXANDER Luna, having been turned into a In Los Angeles during the summer Candlewick Studio, 2017,
an opportunity to get to know witch as a young girl, discovers of 1965, Sophie, an upper middle ISBN: 9780763695002 The War that Saved My
Grandpop and some dark family The Epic Fail the magic within her while facing class African American girl, learns "Marvel" at 20 thrilling tales of Life
secrets. of Arturo Zamora an evil force. some hard truths about her family, bravery, deceit, trickery and by Kimberly Brubaker
by Pablo Cartaya about friendship, and about treasure in which Viking gods and Bradley
Viking Books for Young racism. magical beings struggle for power. Dial Books, 2015,
Ashes to Asheville Readers, 2017, Greetings from Witness PAS: JRHI ENGLISH,K ALT: YA 293.13 CRO ISBN: 9780803740815
by Sarah Dooley ISBN: 9781101997239 Protection! Like many other city children
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books A shady real estate developer by Jake Burt Love, Ish Piecing Me Together during World War II, Ada and
for Young Readers, 2017, threatens Arturo's Miami Feiwel & Friends, 2017, by Karen Rivers by Renee Watson Jamie are being evacuated to live
ISBN: 9780399165047 community. Can he help the ISBN: 9781250107114 Algonquin Young Readers, Bloomsbury USA, 2017, with strangers in the countryside,
Fella and her sister Zany take their neighborhood and stop being 2017, ISBN: 9781616205706 ISBN: 9781681191058 away from the bombings. They
Streetwise Nikki is plucked from
deceased mother's ashes and so awkward around his cute Mischa “Ish” Love’s dreams of Set in present day, rapidly are leaving their mother and all
foster care to help a family in
run away to Asheville - the last neighbor Carmen? Maybe Jose escaping life in her small town gentrifying Portland, Oregon, Jade they have ever known. How could
trouble stay hidden; how far will
place they were happy as a family Marti can help. and living on Mars one day are struggles to find her voice amid this is possibly the best thing
she go to protect her newfound
- where they hope to scatter them threatened by a sudden illness. conflicting pressures. Literary that could ever have happened
as per her wishes. allusions of collage art and the to them?
Eyes of the World: Robert ALT: J BUR ALT: J RIV
Capa, Gerda Taro, and Grounded: The Listen, Slowly
Beyond the Bright Sea the Invention of Modern Adventures of Rapunzel by Thanhhà Lai
by Lauren Wolk Photojournalism by Megan Morrison HarperCollins, 2015,
Dutton Books for Young By Marc Aronson ISBN: 9780062229182
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015,
Readers, 2017, and Marina Budhos Mai must spend her summer
ISBN: 9780545638265
ISBN: 9781101994856 Henry Holt & Co. (BYR), 2017, vacation in Vietnam with her
After leaving her tower for the
ISBN: 9780805098358 Grandmother (Ba). While there,
first time, Rapunzel joins Jack
Two young photographers set Beanstalker on a perilous journey Mai learns more about her family,
out to change the world with their through the lands of Tyme. First while Ba learns what happened to
photo story in the 1930s. in a series. her husband during the war.

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