Central Bucks - 7th Grade Summer Reading




 The purpose of summer reading is to encourage in each student a lifelong love of reading. By choosing books students will enjoy and by reinforcing and inviting students to cogitate on their reading we hope to engage and entertain as well as communicate the joys of participating in a lively, interactive community of fellow readers.



Students entering seventh grade must read at least two books over the summer. One of the books must be selected from the seventh grade list below. The other book should be selected based on personal interest, parent recommendation, and reading ability. It need not be from the grade level book list. 

Hope Was Here (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780142404249
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Published: Puffin, 5/2005
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as a waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner’s political campaign to oust the town’s corrupt mayor.

Boy (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780142413814
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Published: Puffin, 2/2009
In this autobiography, Roald Dahl shares his childhood memories and the events in his life that led him to the writing of several modern classics, including James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

King of Shadows (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780689844454
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 6/2001
Nat Field’s dream is to perform as Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His acting skills are put to the test when he finds himself transported back in time to Shakespearean England.

Stargirl (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780375822339
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Published: Ember, 5/2002
Stargirl, a teen who animates quiet Mica High with her colorful personality, suddenly finds herself shunned for her refusal to conform.

The Maze (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780380729135
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Published: HarperCollins, 8/1999
Rick, a fourteen-year-old foster child, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las Vegas and travels to Canyonlands National Park in Utah where he meets a bird biologist working on a project to reintroduce condors to the wild.

The Transall Saga (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780375873232
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 3/2011
Mark's solo camping trip in the desert turns into a terrifying and thrilling odyssey when a mysterious beam of light transports him to another time on what appears to be another planet. As Mark searches for a pathway back to his own time on Earth, he must make a new life in a new world. His encounters with primitive tribes bring the joy of human bonds, but violence and war as well--and, finally, a contest in which he discovers his own startling powers.

Flipped (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780375825446
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Published: Ember, 5/2003
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.

Savvy (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780142414330
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Published: Puffin, 3/2010
Thirteen is when a Beaumont's savvy hits - and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets. But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him. In fact, Mibs is so sure she'll get a powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus with her sibling and the preacher's kids in tow. After this extraordinary adventure - full of talking tattoos and a kidnapping - not a soul on board will ever be the same.

ISBN-13: 9780152066444
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Published: Sandpiper, 4/2009
Kirsten and Walk, seventh-graders at an elite private school, describe how race, wealth, weight, and other issues shape their relationships as they and other misfits stand up to a mean but influential classmate.