Best reads for summer vacation-middle school-reluctant readers

A Listmania! list by Carolina Girl (Chapel Hill NC)
The list author says: "These favorites have the thumbs up from my students. The reading levels are between 4th and 6th grade and interest levels are between 5th and 8th grade."
Forged by Fire
1.  Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)

Tears of a Tiger
2.  Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Esperanza Rising
3.  Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
$5.71   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (651 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Colibri (Readers Circle)
4.  Colibri (Readers Circle) by Ann Cameron
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Dope Sick
5.  Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers
$8.80   Used & New from: $0.02
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Hank Zipzer Box Set (4 Books)
6.  Hank Zipzer Box Set (4 Books) by Henry Winkler
Used & New from: $8.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Bluford Series Boxed Set, Books 1-15
7.  Bluford Series Boxed Set, Books 1-15 by Anne E. Schraff
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  "We have read 5 of these and enjoyed all of them. The supplemental materials and free audio on the publishers website are very helpful for teachers."
Used & New from: $63.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
8.  Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
$12.40   Used & New from: $2.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Skin I'm In
9.  The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake
$16.62   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Number the Stars
10.  Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
$5.71   Used & New from: $1.43
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,574 customer reviews)

Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
11.  Notes from a Liar and Her Dog by Gennifer Choldenko
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Ticket Out : Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw
12.  The Ticket Out : Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw by Michael Y. Sokolove
Used & New from: $11.67
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)
13.  Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) by Christopher Paolini
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,521 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
14.  Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Rick Riordan
Used & New from: $1.41
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)

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Hoot
15.  Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
$5.71   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (832 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Once Upon a Marigold
16.  Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

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Miracle's Boys
17.  Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Girl In Blue
18.  Girl In Blue by Ann Rinaldi
The list author says:
  "The story of a young girl who masquerades as a boy to fight in the civil war and becomes a spy!  LOVED this book."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1)
19.  The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) by Michael Buckley
$7.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Slam!
20.  Slam! by Walter Dean Myers
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bronx Masquerade
21.  Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

The Pain Tree
22.  The Pain Tree by Esther Pearl Watson
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once upon a Time)
23.  The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics)
24.  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) by Eleanor Coerr
$6.64   Used & New from: $1.96
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)

Al Capone Does My Shirts
25.  Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (388 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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I need a young adult fantasy series 20 Nov 9, 2014
I need a young adult fantasy series 8 Nov 9, 2014
woah! did the people making the movie actually READ Eragon?? 56 Feb 14, 2014
Does anyone have anything positive to say? 40 Jul 25, 2013
Plans for a Kindle edition? 0 May 31, 2013
Eragon: a lot like lord of the rings 11 Apr 7, 2013
How did this book even get published!? 37 May 22, 2012
What does it mean.... 0 Feb 7, 2012
audiobooks for a 6 yr old boy (first grade) 0 Nov 2, 2011
juvenile fiction 1 Jun 18, 2011
culture book 0 Oct 5, 2009
AR Points 0 Sep 9, 2009
 
   

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