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     This reading list is suggested list for students to pick from to do independent reading.  Any other books that are not on the list must be approved by Ms. Blanchard prior to reading and doing a book report to insure that the book is appropriate for eighth grade and that particular student.  Required reading novels have been eliminated because they will be read as part of the curriculum.
(Note: The list below is in alphabetical order by author.  Click on the letter to get to the
first letter of the author's last name.  Click on the first name that appears at the top of that list
to return to the alphabet.) 

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Adams, Richard Watership Down
Adamson, Joy Born Free
Aiken, Joan The Cuckoo Tree
  Night Fall
  The Shadow Guests
  The Wolves of Willoughby
Alcott, Louisa May Little Women
  Little Men
Aldrich, Bess A Lantern in Her Hand
Alexander, Lloyd Book of Three
  The High King
  The Kestrel
Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Anonymous Go Ask Alice
Arnothy, Christine I Am Fifteen-And I Want to Die
Arrick, Fran Tunnel Vision
Asimov, Isaac Fantastic Voyage
  The Foundation
Avi The Barn
  Nothing But Truth
  Wolf Rider
Babbitt, Natalie Tuck Everlasting
Bauer, Marion Dane Hope Was Here
  On My Honor
Bennett, Jay The Executioner
Bess, Clayton Stories for a Black Night
Blinn, William Brian's Song
Blos, Joan W. A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal
Blume, Judy Tiger Eyes
Borland, Hal When the Legends Die
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
  Golden Apples of the Sun
Braithwaithe, E. R. To Sir, With Love
Brancato, Robin Sweet Bells Jangled Out of Time
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights
Brooke, William A Telling of the Tales
Brooks Bruce The Moves Make the Man
Brooks, Terry The Shannaran Series
Brown, Susan You're Dead David Borelli
Buck, Pearl The Good Earth
Burnett, Francis Hodgson The Secret Garden
Burnsh, Bree Biography of Harriet Tubman
Byars, Betsy Cracker Jackson
  The Pinballs
Carmody, Isobelle The Gathering
Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  Through the Looking Glass
Castaneda, Omar Among the Volcanos
Christie, Agatha Murder on the Orient Express
Cleaver, Vera and Bill Where the Lilies Bloom
Collier, Christopher My Brother Sam Is Dead
Cooney, Caroline Driver's Ed
Cooper, Susan The Grey King
Cormier, Robert The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
  The Chocolate War
  I Am the Cheese
Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage
Craven, Margaret I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Crew, Gary No Such Country
  Strange Objects
Crew, Linda Children of the River
Cross, Gillian On the Edge
Crutcher, Chris Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Cushman, Karen The Midwife's Apprentice
Dahl, Roald The BFG
  Going Solo
Dansinger, Paula The Pistachio Prescription
Day, Clarence Life with Father
DeFelice, Cynthia Weasel
Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Dickinson, Peter Healer
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Duncan, Lois I Know What You Did Last Summer
  Killing Mr. Griffin
  Stranger with My Face
Durrell, Gerald My Family an Other Animals
Eckert, Allan W. Incident at Hawk's Hill
Faber, Doris Martin Luther King. Jr.
Farley, Walter The Black Stallion
Fast, Howard April Morning
Fischer, Louis Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World
Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy
Fox, Paula Slave Dancer
Frank, Pat Alas, Babylon
Freedman, Russell Lincoln" A Photobiography
  The Wright Brothers
Gaines, Ernest The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Gallico, Paul The Snow Goose
Garrique, Sheila The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito
George, Jean Julie of the Wolves
Gilbreth, Frank Cheaper by the Dozen
Gipson, Fred Old Yeller
Gleitzman, Morris Misery Guts
  Two Weeks with the Queen
Godden, Rumer Peacock Summer
  Thursday's Child
Graham, Robin Dove
Greene, Bette Summer of My German Soldiers
Greenberg, Jan No Dragons to Slay
Greenberg, Joanne I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Griffin, John Howard Black Like Me
Guest, Judith Ordinary People
Gunther, John Death Be Not Proud
Guy, Rosa The Disappearance
  The Friends
Hahn, Mary Downing The Jellyfish Season
Hamilton, Virginia Zeeley
Harrison, Barbara A Twilight Struggle: The Life of J. F. Kennedy
Hemingway, Ernest The Old Man and the Sea
Herbert, Frank Dune
Herriot, James All Things Bright and Beautiful
  All Things Wise and Beautiful
Hesse, Karen Out of the Dust
Heyerdahl, Thor Kon Tiki
Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders
  Rumble Fish
  That Was Then, This is Now
Hobbs, Will Downriver
Hughes, Monica Hunter in the Dark
Hunt, Irene Everlasting Hills
  The Lottery Rose
Hurwin, Davida A Time for Dancing
Johnston, Julie Hero of Lesser Causes
Jones, Ron Acorn People
Juster, Norton The Phantom Tollbooth
Keith, Harold Rifles for Watie
Keller, Helen The Story of My Life
Kennedy, John F. Profiles in Courage
Kerr, M. E. Gentlehands
Killilea, Maria Karen
Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book
  Captains Courageous
Koertge, Ron The Harmony Arms
  Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
Le Guin, Ursula The Farthest Shore
  Tombs of Atuan
  A Wizard if Earthsea
L'Engle, Madeleine Wind in the Door
  A Wrinkle in Time
Lester, Julius To Be a Slave
Levenkron, Steven The Best Little Girl in the World
Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Lewis, Elizabeth Forman Young Fu if the Upper Yangtze
Lipstye, Robert The Brave
  The Chief
  The Contender
Liewellyn, Richard How Green Was My Valley
London, Jack The Sea Wolf
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
  Rabble Starkey
  A Summer to Die
Lynch, Chris Shadow Boxer
  Slot Machine
Magorian, Michelle Good Night, Mr. Tom
Mahy, Margaret The Changeover
Major, Kevin Blood Red Ochre
Marsden, John So Much to Tell you
  Tomorrow, When the War Began
Marshall, James Vance Walkabout
Mathis, Sharon Bell Teacup Full of Roses
Mazer, Harry The Last Mission
  When the Phone Rang
Mazer, Norma Fox After the Rain
  A Figure of Speech
McCaffrey, Anne Dragonsong
McGraw, Eloise Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Meigs, Cornelia Invisible Louisa
Merrill, Jean The Pushcart War
Moeri, Louise The Forty-Third War
Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Greene Gables
Morpurgo, Michael The War of Jenkins' Ear
Mowat, Farley Never Cry Wolf
  A Whale for the Killing
Myers, Walter Dean Hoops
  Somewhere in the Darkness
Namioka, Lesley Who's Hu?
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Ice
Nelson, O.T.  The Girl Who Owned a City
Nelson, Theresa Earthshine
Neufeld, John Edgar Allan
  Lisa, Bright and Dark
Nixon, Joan The Seance
Nolan, Christopher Under the Eye of the Clock
North, Sterling Rascal
O'Brien, Robert Z for Zachariah
O'Dell, Scott The Black Pearl
O'Hara, Mary My Friend Flicka
Pascal, Francine Hangin' Out with Cici
Paterson, Katherine Park's Quest
  Rebel's of the Heavenly Kingdom
  The Master Puppeteer
Paulsen, Gary Dogsong
  The Monument
  The Winter Room
Peck, Richard Are you in the House Alone?
  A Year Down Yonder
  Ghosts I Have Been
  Secrets of the Shopping Mall
  Something for Joey
Perl, Lila That Crazy April
Perty, Ann Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground..
Pfeffer, Susan Courage, Dana
Raskin, Ellen The Westing game
Rawlings, Marjory Kinnan The Yearling
Read, Piers P. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
Reiss, Johanna The Upstairs Room
Richter, Conrad The Light in the Forest
Roberts, Willo Don't Hurt Laurie
Rostkowski, Margaret After the Dancing Days
Rubinstein, Gillian Space Demons
Rylant, Cynthia Missing May
Sachs, Marilyn Class Pictures
  The Fat Girl
Saint Exupery, Antoine The Little prince
Singer, Isaac Bashevis Stories for Children
  When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw
Sleator, William The Duplicate
  The Green Futures of Tycho
  House of Stairs
  Interstellar Pig
  Into the Dream
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, K. Skeeter
Snyder, Anne Goodbye, Paper Doll
Snyder, Zilpha The Egypt Game
Soseki, Natume Botchan
Stevenson, Robert Lewis  Kidnapped
Stewart, Mary The Crystal Cave
  The Hollow Hills
  The Last Enchantment
  Touch Not the Cat
Strasser, Todd The Wave
Swarthout, Glendon Bless the Beasts & Children
Tan, Amy The Joy Luck Club
Taylor, Mildred Let the Circle Be Unbroken
  Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Taylor, Theodore The Cay
Teresa, Mother My Life for the Poor
Tolkein, J. R. R. The Hobbit
  The Lord of the Rings
Townsend, Sue The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 3/4
Trevino, Elizabeth B. I, Juan de Pareja
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  The Prince and the Pauper
Valens, E. G. The Other Side of the Mountain
Verne, Jules Journey to the Center of the Earth
  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Voight, Cynthia Dicey's Song
  Izzy-Willy Nilly
  The Runner
  A Solitary Blue
Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery
Well, H. G. Seven Science Fiction Novels
  The War of the Worlds
Wells, Rosemary The Man in the Woods
  Through the Hidden Door
  When No One Was Looking
White, Robb Deathwatch
White, Ryan Ryan White, My Own Story
White, T. H. The Once and Future King
  The Sword and the Stone
Wilder, Thornton The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Wright, Richard Black Boy
Wyss, Johann David Swiss Family Robinson
Yep, Laurence Dragonwings
  Rainbow People
Yolen, Jane Children of the Wolf
  The Devil's Arithmetic
  Dragon's Blood
  The Gift of Sarah Barker
Zindel, Paul My Darling, My Hamburger
  The Pigman
  The Pigman's Legacy

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