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2012 Summer Reading List: Seventh Grade

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Hound of the baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This classic was first published in 1902. Sherlock Holmes is asked to investigate a mysterious death and a hound that haunts the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home.

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie

Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. And then, one by one, they begin to die.

Arabath Abarat
By Clive Barker

A journey beyond imagination unfolds when Candy travels to the Abarat, a world composed of 25 islands where each island represents a different hour of the day and is filled with strangely imaginative creatures. Will Candy be able to save the Abarat from the dark forces that are beginning to stir? Beautifully bizarre paintings add depth to this unique fantasy story filled with daring adventure and surprises.

Demon King

The Demon King
By Cinda Chima

The first in a high fantasy series, this book tells of the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa. Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard, and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court.

Enders Game

Ender’s Game
By Orson Carol

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, who spends his childhood at military school in outer space, believes he is playing computer-simulated war games. However, he comes to realize he is really commanding the last great fleet of Earth.


By Catherine Fisher

Finn is struggling to escape from the Inside of Incarceron, a prison controlled by technology, while Claudia, the privileged warden's daughter, is trapped in a forced 17th-century world on the Outside.

SamuraiYoung Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
By Chris Bradford

Orphaned by a ninja pirate attack off the coast of Japan in 1611, 12-year-old English lad Jack Fletcher is determined to prove himself despite the bullying of fellow students. A legendary sword master who rescued Jack begins training him as a samurai warrior.

Keepers Tattoo

The Keepers’ Tattoo
By Gill Arbuthnott

Months before her fifteenth birthday, Nyssa learns that she is a special member of a legendary clan, the Keepers of Knowledge. She and her uncle try to escape from Alaric, the White Wolf, who wants to use lines tattooed on her scalp to destroy the rest of her people.

This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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