Middle School Major Works Reading List
Fall 2015


(Note: Not all teachers do all pieces.)

Capps Middle School

Grade 6
Title/Author
Bridge to Terabithia/Paterson
Bud, Not Buddy/Curtis
Chocolate Fever/Smith
Courage at Indian Deep/Thomas
Dogsong/Paulsen
The Egypt Game/Snyder
Face on the Milk Carton/Cooney
The Fighting Ground/Avi
Flipped/Van Draanen
Island of the Blue Dolphins/O'Dell
Love That Dog/Creech
Maniac Magee/Spinelli
The Mousetrap and Other Plays/Christie
Poems by Robert Frost/Frost
Phantom Toll Booth/Juster
Sherlock Holmes Mysteries/Doyle
Short Dramas and Teleplays/Prentice Hall Library
Star Girl/Spinelli
Summer of the Monkeys/Rawls
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas/Boyne
Tuck Everlasting/Bobbit
White Fang and the Call of the Wild/London
Woodsong/Paulsen
Wrinkle in Time/L'Engle

Grade 7
Title/Author
Bearstone/Hobbs
The Cay/Taylor
A Christmas Carol (Drama)/McDougal Littell
A Christmas Carol and Other Selected Storie/Dickens
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone/Rowling
Hatchet/Paulsen
Hope Was Here/Bauer
No Promises in the Wind/Hunt
Number the Stars/Lowry
A Summer Life/Soto
The Outsiders/Hinton
Parzival:The Quest of the Grail Knight/Paterson
Princess Bride/Goldman
Something Upstairs/Avi
The Red Pony/Steinbeck
The Sea Wolf and Other Selected Stories/London
Treasure Island/Stevenson
Where the Red Fern Grows/Rawls

Grade 8
Title/Author
Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Twain
Diary of Anne Frank (drama)/Goodrich and Hackett
Esperanza/Ryan
Freak the Mighty/Philbrick
The Giver/Lowry
Night/Weisel
Old Man and the Sea/Hemingway
The Pearl/Stienbeck


Cooper Middle School

Grade 6
Title/Author
Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days/Manes
Black Beauty/Sewell
Bridge to Terabithia/Paterson
Cages/Kehret
Holes/Sachar
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe/Lewis
Little Women/Alcott
Old Yeller/Gipson
Terror at the Zoo/Kehret
Tuck Everlasting/Babbitt
Wrinkle in Time/L'Engle

Grade 7
Title/Author
Black Star, Bright Dawn/O'Dell
The Breadwinner/Ellis
Christmas Carol/Dickens
The Egypt Game/Snyder
Hatchet/Paulsen
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key/Gantos
No Promises in the Wind/Hunt
Nothing But the Truth/Avi
Number the Stars/Lowry
Out of the Dust/Hesse
Sounder/Armstrong
Summer of the Swans/Byars
That Was Then, This is Now/Hinton
Where the Red Fern Grows/Rawls
Witch of Blackbird Pond/Speare
Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight/Paterson
Taking Sides/Soto
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock/Spinneli

Grade 8
Title/Author

Among the Hidden/Haddix
Diary of Anne Frank (drama)/Goodrich and Hackett
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde/Stevenson
Flight #116 is Down/Houston
Face on the Milk Carton/Fritz
Four Perfect Pebbles/Perl
Freak the Mighty/Philbrick
The Giver/Lowry
Harriet Tubman:Conductor on the Underground Railroad/Martin
House of Dies Drear/Hamilton
The Lilies of the Field/Barrett
Monster/Myers
The Other Side of the Dark/Nixon
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry/Taylor
Romiette and Julio/Draper
Soldier's Heart/Paulsen
Summer of My German Soldier/Green


Hefner Middle School

Grade 6
Title/Author
Brian's Winter/Paulsen
Bud, Not Buddy/Curtis
Hatchet/Paulsen
Number the Stars/Lowry
Tuck Everlasting/Babbitt
The Watson's Go to Birmingham/Curtis
Where the Red Fern Grows /Rawls
South America (Nat'l Geographic)
North America (Nat'l Geographic)

Grade 7
Title/Author
Christmas Carol/Dickens
The Devil's Arithmetic/Yolen
Don't Tell Anyone/Kehret
Freak, the Mighty/Philbrick
Heart of a Champion/Deuker
Jacob Have I Loved/Paterson
Let the Circle Be Unbroken/Taylor
Out of the Dust/Hesse
Pocket Full of Rye/Christie
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry/Taylor
Rules of the Road/Bauer
Searching for Candlestick Park/Kehret
Summer of the Monkeys/Rawls
Tex/Hinton
That Was Then, This is Now/Hinton
The Outsiders/Hinton
Treasure Island/Stevenson
The Upstairs Room/Reiss
Z for Zachariah/O'Brien
East Asia And Africa (Nat'l Geographic)
The Great Fire

Grade 8
Title/Author
Across Five Aprils/Hunt
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl/Frank
Diary of Anne Frank/Goodrich & Hackett
Double Life of Pocahontas/Frits
House of Dies Drear/Hamilton
Johnny Tremain/Forbes
Light in the Forest/Richter
Night/Weisel
Summer of My German Soldier/Greene
The Giver/Lowry
The Old Man and the Sea/Hemmingway
The Pearl/Steinbeck
Harriet Tubman:Conductor on the Underground Railroad
An American Plague
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account
Lion Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas


Mayfield Middle School

Grade 6
Title/Author
Among the Hidden/Haddix
Around the World in 80 Days/Verne
Belle Prater's Boy/White
Bridge to Terabithia/Patterson
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator/Dahl
City of Ember/DuPrau
Devil's Arithmetic/Yolen
The Egypt Game/Snyder
Face on the Milk Carton/Cooney
The Girl of Limberlost/Stratton-Porter
Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone/Rowling
Island of the Blue Dolphins/O'Dell
Legend of Sleepy Hollow/Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/Lewis
Phantom Tollbooth/Juster
Summer of My German Soldier/Green
Tuck Everlasting/Bobbit
Where the Red Fern Grows/Rawls
What Ever Happened to Janie/Cooney
A Wrinkle in Time/L'Engle

Grade 7
Title/Author
Because of Winn-Dixie/DiCamillo
A Christmas Carol/Dickens
Freak the Mighty/ Philbrick
Hatchet/Paulsen
Holes/Sachar
Hoot/Hiaasen
How to Eat Fried Worms/Rockwell
Make Lemonade/Wolff
Manic McGee/Spinelli
Old Yeller/Gipson
The Outsiders/Hinton
Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?/Spinelli

Grade 8
Title/Author
Across Five Aprils/Hunt
Belle Prater's Boy/White
Gathering Blue/Lowry
The Giver/Lowry
The House on Mango Street/Cisneros
Lush/Baum
The Magician's Nephew/Lewis
Messenger/Lowry
Nothing But the Truth/Avi
The Pearl/Steinbeck
The People of Sparks/DuPrau
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution/Jiang
The Rules of Survival/Werlin
Runaway/Drannen
Weasel/DeFelice


Western Oaks Middle School

Grade 6
Title/Author
The Skin I'm In/Flake
Gym Candy/Deuker
Bruiser/Shusterman
The Egypt Game/Snyder

Grade 7
Title/Author
Hatchet/Paulsen
Hunger Games/Collins
The Outsiders/Hinton

Grade 8
Title/Author
The Giver/Lowry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry/Taylor

Putnam City Academy

Grade 8
Title/Author
The Giver/Lowry
The Outsiders/Hinton