Crispell and CVMS 7th Grade 2019-2020 Summer Reading List

Reading should be an enjoyable experience, so we encourage you to choose a book that interests you to read over the summer. Parents are encouraged to help their child choose a book that is an appropriate reading level (not too hard, not too easy) and meets your child’s interests. During the first week of school, your teacher will review the assignment to be based on your summer reading and the exact due date for that project.

Your Task:  As you read, think about the main character and his or her struggles. How is the character developing as a person? How is the main character handling the challenges of life? What characteristics (character traits) does the character exhibit to meet those challenges? As you read, write two (2) quotes, including page numbers, that reveal how the main character is evolving or growing as a person.

Here are some suggested authors. Please no graphic novels or Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for summer reading. Thank you and happy reading!

  • Aronson, Marc*
  • Bartoletti, Susan*
  • Bauer, Joan
  • Blume, Judy
  • Christopher, John
  • Christopher, Matt
  • Collins, Suzanne
  • Davies, Jacqueline
  • Delaney, Joseph
  • Flanagan, John
  • Ellis, Deborah
  • Friend, Natasha
  • Green, John
  • Green, Tim
  • Greenwood, Barbara
  • Haddix, Margaret Peterson
  • Hamilton, Virginia
  • Harrison, Lisi
  • Hiaasen, Carl
  • Hesse, Karen
  • Horowitz, Anthony
  • Howe, James
  • Hunter, Erin
  • Jal, Emmanuel*
  • Lewis, C.S.
  • Lord, Cynthia
  • Lowry, Lois
  • Mass, Wendy
  • Myers, Walter Dean
  • Naidoo, Beverley
  • Paterson, Katherine
  • Patterson, James
  • Paulsen, Gary
  • Pfeffer, Susan Beth
  • Philbrick, Rodman
  • Riordan, Rick (not The Lightning Thief series)
  • Rowling, J.K.
  • Sheinkin, Steve*
  • Shan, Darren
  • Sheppard, Sarah
  • Snicket, Lemony
  • Soto, Gary
  • Spinelli, Jerry
  • Tolkien, J.R.R.
  • Woodson, Jacqueline
  • Yep, Laurence
  • Zusak, Markus

* Excellent nonfiction writer

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