List by Genre - Pollard Middle School Library


List by Genre - Pollard Middle School Library
Pollard Summer Reading
2015 Summer Reading List by Genre
One School, One Book: Everyone in the Pollard community (students, teachers and staff) will read
Schooled by Gordon Korman over the summer. Copies should be distributed before the end of the
school year.
Rising 7th graders and rising 8th graders must also read one additional book of their choice. This list
has some suggested titles that might be of interest to our students. For more information, see the
parent letter attached.
Visit the Pollard Library website ( to find alternate versions of this list:
2015 Summer Reading List with Summaries & Book Covers – great to view online!
2015 Summer Reading List by Author – a good version to bring to the library or bookstore.
Note: If the first title of a series is included on the list, any of the subsequent titles in the series could
also be read. Please note that authors may also write for high school or adult readers so inclusion on
this list does not mean all their books are appropriate for a middle school reader.
Brennan, Herbie. The Secret Prophecy.
Frost, Mark. The Paladin Prophecy.
Gagnon, Michelle. Don’t Turn Around.
Lu, Marie. The Young Elites.
Trueman, Terry. Hurricane: A Novel.
Young, E.L. STORM: The Infinity Code.
Crossan, Sarah. Breathe.
Charbonneau, Joelle. The Testing.
Hirsch, Jeff. The Eleventh Plague.
Lu, Marie. Legend.
Roth, Veronica. Divergent.
Yancey, Rick. The 5th Wave.
Carson, Rae. The Girl of Fire and Thorns.
Chima, Cinda Williams. The Demon King.
Fisher, Catherine. The Obsidian Mirror.
Gier, Kerstin. Ruby Red.
Hartley, A. J. Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact.
Hartmann, Rachel. Seraphina.
Sanderson, Brandon. The Rithmatist.
Angus, Sam. Soldier Dog.
Duble, Kathleen Benner. Phantoms in the Snow.
Gonzalez, Christina Diaz. The Red Umbrella.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Uprising.
Hopkinson, Deborah. The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, The Blue Death, and A Boy Called
McCaughrean, Geraldine. Kite Rider: A Novel.
Myers, Walter Dean. Riot.
Pearsall, Shelley. Jump Into the Sky.
Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray.
Hiaasen, Carl. Chomp!
Korman, Gordon. Ungifted.
Paulsen, Gary. Liar, Liar.
Pratchet, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.
Snicket, Lemony. Who Could That Be at This Hour?
Carey, Benedict. Poison Most Vial.
Carter, Ally. Heist Society.
Feinstein, John. Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game.
Hahn, Mary Downing. Closed for the Season: A Mystery Story.
Henry, April. The Night She Disappeared.
Mulligan, Andy. Trash.
Chow, Cara. Bitter Melon.
Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal.
Dowell, France O’Roark. Ten Miles Past Normal.
Herlong, M. H. Buddy.
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly. One for the Murphys.
Hyde, Catherine Ryan. Diary of a Witness.
Kantor, Melissa. Maybe One Day.
Keller, Julia. Back Home.
Lupica, Mike. True Legend.
Lynch, Chris. Hothouse.
Schmidt, Gary D. Okay for Now.
Sloan, Holly Goldberg. Counting by 7s.
Sonnenblick, Jordan. Curveball.
Willliams-Garcia, Rita. Jumped.
Anderson, Kevin J. Enemies & Allies.
Dashner, James. The Eye of Minds.
Hale, Shannon. Dangerous.
Jury, Walter and Sarah Fine. Scan.
Kincaid, S. J. Insignia.
O’Brien, Caragh M. The Vault of Dreamers.
Cashore, Kristin. Graceling.
Hawkins, Rachel. Hex Hall.
Mould, Chris. Pip and the Wood Witch Curse.
Shusterman, Neal. Bruiser.
White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy.
Blumenthal, Karen. Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different.
Gownley, Jimmy. The Dumbest Idea Ever. (Graphic Novel)
Greitens, Eric. The Warrior’s Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage.
Krull, Kathleen. Charles Darwin.
LeGrand, Eric. Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand.
Leyson, Leon. The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Become Possible… on Schindler’s
Montgomery, Sy. Temple Grandin: How the Girl who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed
the World.
Moore, Wes. Discovering Wes Moore.
Patterson, James and Hal Friedman. Against Medical Advice: A True Story.
Sheinkin, Steve. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery.
Solo, Hope. Hope Solo: My Story.
Yousafzai, Malala. I am Malala. (Young Readers Edition)
Barton, Chris. Can I See Your ID?: True Stories of False Identities.
Bascomb, Neal. The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Catptured the World’s Most
Notorious Nazi.
Dendy, Leslie. The Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine.
Freedman, Russell. The War to End All Wars: World War I.
Gardner, Olivia. Letters to a Bullied Girl.
Janeczko, Paul B. The Dark Game: True Spy Stories.
Martin, Russell and Lydia Nibley. The Mysteries of Beethoven’s Hair.
Nelson, Kadir. We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.
Sandler, Martin W. The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure.
Sheinkin, Steve. Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.
Swanson, James L. “The President Has Been Shot!”: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Wittenstein, Vicki Oransky. Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths.