Monday, November 27, 2006

6-8 Grade English/Literary Elements

Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba by Alma Flor Ada
A book about the author's memories of her home, family, and life in Cuba. A sequel to Where the Flame Trees Bloom.

* The Gawgon and the Boy by Lloyd Alexander

* Kit's Wilderness by David Almond

* Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

* The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

* Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

* Double Dutch by Sharon M. Draper

Mud City by Deborah Ellis

Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life by Candace Fleming

Grape Thief by Kristine L. Franklin

Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos

Honus and Me by Dan Gutman

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Fly with Poetry: an ABC of Poetry by Avis Harley

Witness by Karen Hesse

* Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

The Canning Season by Polly Harvath

Misfits by James Howe

The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

* The Jungle Book (The Whole Story) by Rudyard Kipling

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

* Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Ackamarackus: Julius Lester's Sumptuously Silly Fantastically Funny Fables by Julius Lester

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

* The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

* A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin

Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay

Love to Langston by Tony Medina

Blues Journey by Walter Dean Myers

* Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Prince of the Pond, Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin by Donna Jo Napoli

Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen

Alice Alone by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia by Barbara O'Connor

Cuba 15: A Novel by Nancy Osa

When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson

East by Edith Pattou

* A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

* The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

* The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Amelia's War by Ann Rinaldi

Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth by Anne Rockwell

The Heavenly Village by Cynthia Rylant

* Holes by Louis Sachar

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Squids Will Be Squids by Jon Scieszka

Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman

Parasite Pig by William Sleator

* So, You Want to be President? by Judith St. George

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe

Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 by Ernest L. Thayer

* Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Motherland: A Novel by Vineeta Vijayaraghavan

* Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods

* Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
A book about an entire family who must enter the Federal Witness Protection Program because the Dad witnesses a savage crime of racial discrimination. Each member must rebuild their lives with new names and in a new place.

Books with an asterisk are available at the Needles Branch Library.

Updated May 2006.

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