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 8th 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
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!