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Books for Grades 7 & 8

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Julia Alvarez
Fifteen-year-old Milly Kaufman is an average American teenager until Pablo, a new student at her school, inspires her to search for her birth family in his native country.
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by Linda Buckley-Archer
Sent to Derbyshire for the weekend, twelve-year-old Peter and his new friend Kate are accidentally transported back in time to 1763 England where they are befriended by a reformed cutpurse.
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by Andrew Clements
Still adjusting to being blind, Alicia must outwit an invisible man who is putting her family and her boyfriend in danger.
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by Eoin Colfer
Forced out of her home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg Finn becomes a wanderer until an attempted robbery goes wrong and leaves Meg's spirit in limbo.
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by Caroline B. Cooney
While conducting research for a school paper on smallpox, Mitty finds an envelope containing 100-year-old smallpox scabs and fears that he has infected himself and all of New York City.
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by John Feinstein
After winning a basketball reporting contest, Stevie and Susan are sent to cover the Final Four tournament where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.
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by Sharon Flake
Raspberry Hill is determined she and her mother will never be homeless again. When protests force them out of their new house in the suburbs, Raspberry must keep her world from crumbling.
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by Helen Fox
Unlike Grumps, their old-fashioned robot, the Bell family's new robot, Eager is programmed to not merely obey but to question, reason, and exercise free will.
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by Katie M. Grant
A special horse named Hosanna changes the lives of two English brothers and those around them as they fight with King Richard I against Saladin's armies during the Third Crusades.
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by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets.
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by Mary Downing Hahn
When thirteen-year-old Ali spends the summer with her aunt and cousin at the family's vacation home, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years.
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by Mary Downing Hahn
Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing" happened, twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings she sets in motion events that lead to the release of an evil spirit.
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by Jenny Han
A twelve-year-old girl learns about friendship, first loves, and self-worth in a small town in the South.
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by Mette Ivie Harrison
Long after the disappearance of Snow White's stepmother, a witch's apprentice is trapped in her mirror seeks the magic she needs to gain her freedom.
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by Pete Hautman
In a future society, sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.
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by Stuart Hill
Princess Thirrin becomes the queen of Icemark after her father is killed and must take over the country's defense against the Polypontian Empire.
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by Kimberly Jones
When Lise spends the summer on an island in Maine with her self-reliant mother and bright but mute younger brother, her formerly safe world becomes complicated.
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by Watt Key
After the death of his father, ten-year-old Moon leaves their forest shelter home and becomes entangled in the outside world he has never known.
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by Janet Taylor Lisle
Ruben Hart tells the story of how in 1929 Rhode Island, his family and his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local smuggling trade.
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by David Lubar
When thirteen-year-old Martin arrives at an alternative school for misfits and problem students, he falls in with a group of boys with psychic powers and discovers something surprising about himself.
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by Mike Lupica
After he is cut from his travel basketball team, the very same team that his father once led to national prominence, twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs.
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by John Marsden
Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive.
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by Wendy Mass
On her fourth Leap birthday when she turns sixteen, Josie has a number of momentous experiences.
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by An Na
A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.
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by Donna Jo Napoli
In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude.
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by Nancy Osa
Violet Paz, a Chicago high school student, reluctantly prepares for her upcoming quince, the celebration of her fifteenth birthday.
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by Katherine Paterson
Jake and Rosa form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 mill workers Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
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by Donita Paul
Once a slave, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. Yet this young girl has much to learn about the difference between slavery and service.
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by Laura Resau
Fourteen-year-old Clara Luna spends the summer with her grandparents in the tiny, remote village of Yucuyoo, Mexico, learning about her place in the world
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by Rick Riordan
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
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by Audrey Shafer
When twelve-year-old Gabe tries to hide his uncle's death from the local authorities, he is not prepared for what happens when this secret is discovered.
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by Patti Sherlock
Certain that he is doing the right thing by donating his dog Wolfi, to the Army's scout program in Vietnam, thirteen-year-old Mark begins to have second thoughts.
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by Laura Schlitz
At the Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans, eleven-year-old Maud is adopted by three spinster sisters moonlighting as mediums who take her home and reveal to her the role she will play in their seances.
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by Obert Skye
When fate brings Leven and Winter together, they discover that for mankind to continue dreaming, the gateway between reality and dreams needs to be found and demolished.
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by Roland Smith
Twins, Grace and Marty, along with a mysterious uncle, are dropped into the middle of the Congolese jungle in search of their missing photojournalist parents.
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by Jordan Sonnenblick
When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.
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by Trenton Lee Stewart
Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, members of the Benedict Society, embark on a scavenger hunt that turns into a desperate search for the missing Mr. Benedict.
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by Eleanor Updale
In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains to create a new, highly successful double life for himself.
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by Cynthia Voigt
A car accident causes fifteen-year-old Izzy to lose one leg and face the need to start building a new life as an amputee.
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by Laurence Yep
Eight-year-old Henry and nine-year-old Chin love to read about heroes in popular "penny dreadful" novels until they both witness real courage while trying to survive the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.