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Charles S. Rushe Middle School

Suitable for all readers

In grades 6-8

2016-2017 Sunshine State Young Readers Award





Bragg, Georgia. How They Croaked, The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Brown, Daniel James Brown. Boys in the Boat: Young Reader’s Edition
Goodall, Jane. My Life With the Chimpanzees
Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: Young Reader’s Edition
Park, Linda Sue. Long Walk to Remember
Schlosser & Wilson. Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food
Tunnel, Michael O. Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlifts: “Chocolate Pilot”
Sheinkin, Steve. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
Walker, Sally M. Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917














Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover
Barry, Dave. The Worst Class Trip Ever
Bullard, Lisa. Turn Left at the Cow
Carter, Ally. All Fall Down
Durham, Paul. The Luck Uglies
Gemeinhart, Dan. The Honest Truth
Holyoke, Polly. The Neptune Project
Hurwitz, Michele Weber. The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days
Kade, J.V. Bot Wars
Kincaid, S.J. Insignia
Lettrick, Robert. Frenzy
Loftin, Nikki. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
Pitchford, Dean. Nickel Bay Nick
Rodkey, Geoff. The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Echo






"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." — Walt Disney

Summer Reading

Guide


Visit http://mind.pasco.k12.fl.us/ebooks.html

To download e-books from our school and county library collections, click here for directions




Historical Fiction


Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. The Boy Who Dared

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War That Saved My Life

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Mighty Miss Malone

Draper, Sharon. Copper Sun

Hyde, Catherine Ryan. Pay It Forward

Levine, Kristen. The Lions of Little Rock

LeZotte, Ann Clare. T4

Philbrick, Rodman. Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

Smith, Patrick D. A Land Remembered

Spinelli, Jerry. Milkweed

Woodson, Jacqueline. Brown Girl Dreaming

Books You Can't Put Down

Cooney, Caroline B. Code Orange

Giditz, Adam & DiAndrade Hugh. A Tale Dark and Grimm

Lu, Marie. Legend (If you enjoy Legend, read the series!)

Nielsen, Jennifer A. The False Prince Legend (If you enjoy The False Prince, read the series!)

Paolini, Christopher. Eragon Legend (If you enjoy Eragon, read the series!)

Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (check out the 2nd book in the series, too!)

Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief Legend (If you enjoy this, read the series!)

Roth, Veronica. Divergent (Book#1), Insurgent (Book #2) and Allegiant (Book #3)

Smith, Greg Leitich. Chronal Engine





Check out these books by Mrs. Harsch this summer for older readers:

Harsch, Kathleen. Dreaming Dangerously: Children of the Psi (Book One)

Harsch, Kathleen. Darkness Descents Children of the Psi (Book Two)

The following titles are suggestions for summertime pleasure reading. Summer reading is an enjoyable and entertaining activity that can stimulate a child’s mind each day.


Realistic Fiction

Bodeen, S.A. The Raft


DiCamillo, Kate. Raymie Nightingale
Gibbs, Stuart. Spy Camp
Green, Tim. Kid Owner (If you like this, try Baseball Great)
Hahn, Mary Downing. Closed for the Season
Holm Jennifer L. & Matthew. Sunny

Side Up
Hiaasen, Carl. Skink No Surrender
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly. One for the Murphys
Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School
Lord, Cynthia. Touch Blue
Lupica, Mike. QB1
Martin, Ann M. Rain Reign
Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear
VanDraanen, Wendelin. The Running Dream






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