We believe encouraging students to read year-round is essential to building lifelong learners. As a result, we want to challenge students to read at least two books from the Battle of the Books list. Not only will students discover the joy of being lost in a book, but he/she will also benefit academically.

Rising 7th grade students are challenged to choose 2 new-to-you titles from the following list to read over the summer. 

Wolf Hollow  by Lauren Wolk

Book Scavenger  by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

New Kid  by Jerry Craft

The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Fatal Fever by Gail Jarrow

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Death on the River of Doubt by Samantha Seiple

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Outcasts United:  The Story of a Refugee Socer Team that Changed a Town by Warren St. John

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

Friendly reminders: 

This link explains how to use your student ID at the Henderson County Public Library.

These titles are available wherever books are sold or lent.

Adults are encouraged to read as well. Join the fun!


This page was last modified by Karen Maxon on Jun 3, 2020 @ 9:14 pm