Reading Matters for Seventh Grade

Skulduggery Pleasant

By Derek Landy

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When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.

 

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The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

By Peter Sís

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Through illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child under communism who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe – until the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Peter Max changed all that.

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The Wednesday Wars

By Gary D. Schmidt

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During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.

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The World According to Dog: Poems and Teen Voices

By Joyce Sidman

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A collection of poems about dogs is paired with essays by young people about the dogs in their lives.

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The Wreckers

By Iain Lawrence

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A shipwreck casts 14-year-old John Spencer, nearly dead, on a Cornish beach where men lie in wait to kill any survivors, hoping to salvage the gold thought to be on board. And that’s just the first adventure…

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Within Reach: My Everest Story

By Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin

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The author describes how he spent his teenage years climbing mountains around the world, with an emphasis on his two expeditions up Mount Everest.

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