SUGGESTIONS Adventure Castaways of the Flying Dutchman The Talking Earth Kidnapped Death Mountain Do You Know the Monkey Man ? Flush Animal Stories Where the Red Fern Grows Summer of Monkeys No More Dead Dogs Touching Spirit Bear Poppy Julie of the Wolves and the sequels Redwall and its sequels Shiloh White Fang Big Red Wild Trek The Black Stallion series Biography and Autobiography Catch Me If You Can Rosa Parks, My Story Fantasy Charlie Bone series Harry Potter series Eragon and Eldest Garth Nix books The Castle in the Attic The Moorchild Septimus Heap Historical Fiction Crispin the Cross Lead Aleutian Sparrow Witness A Single Shard When My Name was Keoko The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts Year Down Yonder The Ransom of Mercy Carter Pharaoh’s Daughter The Edge on the Sword Stones in Water Charley Skedaddle- Civil War The Witch of Blackbird Pond When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit The Rifle Across Five Aprils Weedflower Where the Great Hawk Flies Mystery Books by Joan Lowry Nixon Books by Anthony Horowitz (Skeleton Key, Stormbreaker, etc) Books by Lois Duncan Books by Phillip Pullman Wolf Rider Avalon High ? Newbery Medal Winners Nonfiction Left for Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmet Till Case Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two Secrets of the Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley Realistic Fiction Long Way from Chicago Is That You, Miss Blue? Miracle’s Boys Heaven Toning the Sweep Memories of Summer Belle Prater’s Boy The Search for Belle Prater Walk Two Moons Crazy Lady Yolanda’s Genius Words of Stone Bras and Broomsticks Defiance Not Exactly Normal Red Kayak Small Steps Science Fiction Z for Zachariah Double Identity Fahrenheit 451 2001: A Space Odyssey Among the Hidden Running Out of Time The Giver Gathering Blue Messenger A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet The White Mountains The City of Ember The People of Sparks Journey to the Center of the Earth Sports Fiction Books by Matt Christopher Tangerine My seventh-graders had 7 choices for literature circles. All were hits. The choices were: The Land ( a profound story) by Mildred Taylor (for fans of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli (riveting), Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson ( powerful), Crispin by Avi (suspenseful), Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes (touching), Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Margorian (unforgettable), and Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan (she wrote Esperanza Rising, another good choice). All listed are GREAT summer reading for teachers of middle school students. I highly recommend these books.