This Summer Reading List for Middle Schoolers is a must-have! The titles are compelling and engaging. Your kids won’t be complaining this Summer about reading when they have a list like this one!
Summer Reading List for Middle Schoolers
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
August Pullman has a facial difference that has kept him out of public school, until now. August just wants to be a normal kid. Throughout the book, the story’s perspective changes and is filled with some poignant lessons.
Island Of Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
A young girl lived on an island for eighteen years after being left behind by her tribe. Here’s a fictional version of what that girl might’ve gone through.
Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry B. Jenkins
In the Red Rock Mysteries series, twins Bryce and Ashley Timberline go on crazy adventures while solving mysteries along the way.
Holes by Louis Sachar
Haunted by a family “curse,” Stanley Yelnats is framed for stealing a pair of shoes and is sent to Camp Green Lake. Camp Green Lake is a detention camp for delinquent boys that promotes character by making the boys dig a 5×5 foot hole each day.
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
A young pig, who was the runt of a litter, befriends a spider named Charlotte in this timeless classic.
Because Of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
When a young girl named Opal needs a friend most, she finds one in Winn-Dixie, a lovable dog. In this coming of age story, Winn-Dixie helps Opal make friends, become closer to her father,
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
At a young age, Malala Yousafzai took a strong stand for a girl’s right to education, and even almost lost her life because of it. At just 17, Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is her incredible life story in a memoir great for middle school students.
The Boxcar Children Series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Siblings Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny used to live in a Boxcar. Now they live with their grandfather and solve mysteries! This wholesome series is great for middle school and has some great life lessons.
More Reading Awesomeness
The Giver by Lois Lowry
12 year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world with no pain or suffering. However, they have no happiness, joy, or laughter. When chosen as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas begins to unravel the mysteries around his community.
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
In this story with a feel like The Hunger Games, the boys in Palmer’s town are expected to kill a pigeon when they turn 10. Not only does Palmer hate this, but he is hiding a pigeon in his room. This story teaches about courage and bullying, and is relatable especially for boys.
The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Hugo Cabret is an orphan, clock keeper and thief. He secretly lives in the walls of a Paris train station, and unravels the mystery about his part. The book is over 500 pages long, however,
The Chronicles Of Narnia Series by C.S Lewis
This classic seven book series begins with four siblings in the midst of wartime London. The stumble across a wardrobe and enter the land of Narnia. This is their amazing adventures!
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