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7th Grade Reading List of Recommended Books & Stories

Recommended Reading List for 7th Grade

Looking for a 7th Grade Reading List to supplement your child's curriculum?

7th Grade Reading Book Call it Courage

Whether you are looking for recommendations for suggested reading books or are just looking to add to your home library, here are some great choices for seventh grade students.

We included a list of inspirational biographies, novels and classic short stories that you may even remember reading when you were a this age.

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If you have never read these great books, you will want to read along too!


Anne Frank Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance of Holocaust Years, by Rudd Van der Rol and Rian

Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

The Defenders, by Ann McGovern

Joan of Arc: The Lily Maid, by Margaret Hodges

The Magic Never Ends: The Life and Works of C. S. Lewis, by John Ryan Duncan

Richard Wright and the Library Card, by William Miller

Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina, by Maria Tallchief, with Rosemary Wells

The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss

Fiction Recommended Reading List:

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

Black Pearl, by Scott O’Dell

Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry

Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott

The Cay, by Theodore Taylor

The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien

Gentle Ben, by Walt Moray

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis Titles include:

  • The Magicians Nephew
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Prince Caspian
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Silver Chair
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • The Last Battle

The Twenty-One Balloons, written and illustrated by William Pene du Bois

Where the Lilies Bloom, by Vera & Bill Cleaver

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

Short Stories for Seventh Grade Students:

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County” by Mark Twain retold by Samuel L. Clemens

Rip Van Wrinkle” by Washington Irving from The Sketch Book.

The Specter Bridegroom” by Washington Irving from The Sketch Book

The White Seal” by Rudyard Kipling, from The Jungle Book stories

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7th Grade Reading List

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