Recommended Reading for grade 8.
Here is a list of books our teacher editors suggest for students in grade 8. Our selections include titles for both girls and boys who have a variety of interests. These selections include both "academic" and "recreational" reading suggestions. Check the synopsis for the book that might interest your student.
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Follow Herriot as he makes his veterinary rounds in rural England. A must for all animal lovers!
This American Library Association Best Book for Teens is a modern mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
This Newberry winner tells a powerful and exciting story of a young boy's amazing survival in the Canadian wilderness.
This story is set in the West Indies during the Second World War. A young boy must test his courage as he struggles to survive on a far away island.
Ever since Saundra had to leave Cambodia and her family behind, she has tried to be the "good Cambodian girl" in her aunt's family. A great read!
Read a Christmas story in July? Why not? A great message about what's important in life.
Contemporary fiction about a teen's commitment to social action.
This book tells the story of a family forced from their home in Poland to exile in Siberia. It is a moving tale of courage and the resiliency of the human spirit.
A fast-paced fantasy adventure, with a main character who is a girl.
Gary Paulsen explains his life growing up in Minnesota and Alaska.
A collection of stories by young women about how to break new ground and stay healthy and safe.
A young man survives a small plane crash and must make his way through the wilderness armed only with a hatchet.
Memorable characters in this story of Pakistani culture; sequel to Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind.
This historical work focuses on the 1980-92 Civil War in El Salvador.
This novel continues the story told in of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Meet the March family-with daughters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth. The Osbournes they are not---a classic story of a connected family, featuring love, romance, sadness and courage.
A modern novel that shows strength of character can overcome difficulties.
Japan in the 1700's is the setting for this mystery adventure.
A tale of adventure and love set in the wilderness of Canada.
This is an important story of courage and endurance. Wiesel recounts the horrors of live in a concentration camp and reminds us of the importance of human freedom.
A powerful story that teaches the importance of family and human compassion. The mysterious Pearl of the World has the power to change lives for good or for evil!
The spell of the mysterious Rebecca lingers over the mansion Manderley. Read this famous story to unravel the secret.
This classic story of friendship and emotion is set in a boarding school during WW II.
A novel of growing up set with a background of Pakistani culture.
Journey to Japan in the 12th century in this fast-paced novel of a boy's search for his identity.
This historical novel used the voice of the Indian Sacagawea to describe the journey of Lewis and Clark.
Set during WWII, this story reveals the value of friendship and the importance of compassion.
A very hip teen wakes up one morning to discover that he's invisible. See what happens next.
An adventure/mystery story set against the backdrop of Antarctica by the author of A Wrinkle in Time.
Follow Sal's journey from Kentucky to Idaho as she searches for her mother.
A page-turning adventure set in the Australian outback. A real survivor's story!
It is 1963 and an African American family from Michigan heads for Birmingham for a family visit. There they find hatred and more.
Learn strategies for commitment and focus from Coach Holtz, the inspiring and motivating man who led the Notre Dame football team to nine bowl games