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Books for 7th Graders

Updated on December 21, 2013

Books for 7th Graders to Read

I started this 7th grade reading list in 2009 when my oldest daughter was 12 years old. My second daughter was in the 7th grade during the 2010-2011 school year, and I currently don't have any kids in this age group for the 2011-2012 school year.

I am keeping this 7th grade reading list so that I can remember what books to suggest to my younger daughter and son. There are many books that have come out since I started this list, so please let me know in the guestbook if there is one you think I should add to the list. I hope you find something on the list for your kids. And please feel free to suggest more books for seventh graders.

Seventh Grade Reading Skills and Strategies - Skills and Strategies for 7th graders

School districts in my area are top notch. I am always on the lookout for some of the best strategies seventh graders can utilize while reading.

  • Preview reading materials, make predictions and create a visual representation such as a graphic organizer or a drawing about what has been read.
  • Use information from the text and the 7th grade student's own ideas to explain and support understanding of various kinds of fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Make sure they like it more than they hate it
  • Choose closed caption on the TV and the kids will read as they watch
  • Vary the length and subject matter of your readings, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Never read above a child's emotional level

How many books do your kids read per month in 7th grade?

We're wondering on average how many books your kids read per month while they were in seventh grade.

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7th grade readers make predictions and create a visual representation of what they are reading

My eldest daughter's favorite book in 7th grade - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

My eldest daughter really enjoyed the Twilight books which she read while she was in 7th grade in 2008. It was a book I had to keep telling her to put down and go to bed. Twilight is about a family of vampires who have integrated into our society.

My second daughter's favorite 7th Grade books - The 39 Clues Series

Books my children have read during 7th grade - Let us know what books your kids have read by clicking on the up arrows.

Here are some titles of books my kids have read while in 7th grade. You can click on the links to see a full description at Amazon. You can vote for your favorite book by clicking on the up arrow.

Books to Read over the Summer after seventh grade

My daughter as part of her middle school curriculum is required to read five books over the summer and do book reports on them. If she turns the five book reports in during the first week she gets a free book report during the following year. Below are the five books she checked out of the school library for this summer.

What books have your kids read while in 7th grade? We would like to know so we have more birthday and christmas gift ideas.

Recommend a book a 7th grader should read

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    • joseph-sottile-16 profile image

      joseph-sottile-16 4 years ago

      What grade level do you recommend reading GO ASK ALICE?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      YOu should add the City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Hunger games by Suzanne Collins, and divergetn by Veronica Roth. They are all very popular now and many young teens read them

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      rhienz03 lm 4 years ago

      Although I don't have any kids, and I'm not planning to have one in the near future being a mere sixteen-year-old college student, my sister who is in seventh grade loves the books that I read. Well, I think she just want to be called a booklover just like me, since I'm the only bookworm in the family. Whatever I read, she also reads.

      My special favorite among all the books I have read is the Harry Potter series. I also recommend some Rick Riordan books, such as the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, seeing how my sister got hooked immediately with the books and couldn't shut up for, like, eternity ever since having red it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      were i can find funny book

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You Seventh graders should read Rising Aries

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A fantasy adventure. "The Light of Ordaya"

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      Tom Fattes 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @anonymous: Hi Ginger, you can check out the Indies Choice Book Awards in the Young Adult category, the Childrens Choice Books Awards in the teen category, or the Parent's Choice Book Awards in the 12 and up category. These include books such as Good Fortune by Noni Carter, Northword to the Moon by Polly Horvath, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelley, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i need a award winning book for school cant be newyork times best seller any ideas? i am in 7 grade

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      sollertis 4 years ago

      Very informative and useful lens, thak you.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I enjoyed seeing your list of books for 7th graders. My grandson will be in the 7th grade in the fall. I can't believe it! All the rising 7th graders were given a copy of Bystander to read over the summer. I read it after my grandson and decided to make a lens about it. I highly recommend Bystander by James Preller to all 7th graders.

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      Ladyeaglefeather 5 years ago

      great lens, you gave me some good ideas, to get my son to read more. thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      book name Giver

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If you are in 7th grade and you don't like reading as much and I'm into horror and short books what would all of you recommend?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed seeing this, I've got a 5th grader reading these kind of books, well done on your article.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Obsidian Pebble, by RA Jones.

      The book is full of mystery and thrills from a new UK author and is set to be a series.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The mortal Instruments series ,and The Hunger Games series

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      I dunno yet, there are still too little!

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Good info. Very nice lens!

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      jenokson 5 years ago

      The grade 7 students at the school I work in recomend these books:

      "Does my Head Look Big in This?" by Randa Abdel-Fattah

      "Hope Was Here" by Joan Bauer

      "Battle Dress" by Amy Effaw

      The "Pendragon" series by D.J. MacHale

      The "Young Wizards" series by Diane Duane

      The new "Heroes of Olympus" series by Rick Riordan

      The "Vampirates" series by Justin Somper

      The "Amulet" series (graphic novels) by Kazu Kibuishi

      "Word Nerd" by Susin Neilson

      The "Conspiracy 365" series by Gabrielle Lord

      "The Hunchback Assignments" by Arthur Slade

      "The Medusa Plot" by Gordon Korman (book one of newest "39 Clues" series)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: i agree with Becky

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are The Mortal Instruments Series by:Cassandra Clare

      1.City Of Bones

      2.City Of Ashes

      3.City Of Glass

      4.City Of Fallen Angels

      5.City Of Lost Souls <-- IS RELEASED ON MAY 2012

      6.City Of Heavenly Fire < -- IS RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 2013

      AWESOME BOOK for adults and teenagers .....

      ................................................................................ Thank You :)

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      sivavetukuri 5 years ago

      Excellent Lens. Thanks for Sharing.

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      Great lens

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      lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

      I have a 7th grader. It is so hard to find books for this age group, I think. Nice lens. I will favorite it and come back.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would highly recommend the Rick Riordan series "Percy Jackson & the Olympians"it is a great book to visualize things that are not real, it's the perfect series for Young Adults.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      wish i found your nice lens earlier! cheers!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That was some while back, wish I could remember. All my children are adults and two are raising little readers.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      waves by sharon dogar (girls)

      percy jackson series (both)

      the summer sherman loved me (girls)

      girl who threw butterflies (both)

      outside beauty (giels)

      im in 8th grade and these were some books that stood out to me. waves is really good :]

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks like a very interesting list. My girls read a lot when they were in 7th grade...they still do as adults. Encouraging children to read is truly a gift to last a lifetime. Kudos to you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      NOT TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

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      Tom Fattes 6 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @anonymous: Yep, these were books from my 1st daughter. My 2nd daughter is in 7th grade this year and she reads more books for boys.

      The 39 clues and Mysterious Benedict Society are great for both genders.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      WTH, no boys books listed at all. Sorry but this should be renamed **girls only**

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I bet your 7th grader will like Lois Duncan's books. I even liked reading them as an adult.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: i loved the last song!!!!!!! so good but sad at the end

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I loved the last song , heaven looks alot like the mall, i also loved the mother daugter book club .supergood

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Books that 7th graders would love are Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn,a story from the titanic, Ruined by Paula Morris, a ghost story, and The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Why isn't The Outsiders here?!?! It's great for boys and girls!

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      lostinfiction 7 years ago

      kids could definitely benefit from something like

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      Tom Fattes 7 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @anonymous: Agreed. I need to add some books 7th grade boys read. The 39 Clues is a good series currently going. Some great suggestions in the comments below as well include The Outsiders. Dune is another great series which I read in high school.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Was looking for great ideas for my 7th grade BOY to read... this was no help, not really very many books listed and mostly girl books...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These are ALL GIRLS BOOKS NO HELP WHATSOEVER

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      My 7th grader suggests Into the Wild from the Warrior Cats series by Aaron Hunter.

      Congratulations on becoming a Giant Squid!

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      Squidhead 7 years ago

      Nice collection of books for 7th graders here. One of my favorite books in middle school was The Outsiders and other S.E. Hinton books.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Well done. There's definitely a female slant to this page; it might be helpful to identify that as 7th grade girls books or something.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      cool!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Not many suggestions

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      a nother suggestion is kimani tru books they are awesome and interesting.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well these book suggestions were not bad,but i didnt find what i was looking for,but thanks anyways..(:

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