PA Summer Reading - 8th Grade English

The Diary of a Young Girl Cover Image
By Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart (Translated by), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1993

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. 


Robinson Crusoe Cover Image
By Daniel Defoe, Paul Theroux (Introduction by), Robert Mayer (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451530776
Availability: Backordered
Published: Signet - May 6th, 2008

Daniel Defoe’s classic tale of a solitary castaway’s survival and triumph, widely considered to be the first English novel.


Banner in the Sky Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064470483
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Published: HarperTeen - April 15th, 1988

The Citadel

It stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in his pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father.

At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life.


Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages) Cover Image
By Jules Verne, Bear Grylls (Introduction by), Leonard Nimoy (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780451532152
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Published: Signet - June 5th, 2012

From the discovery of a strange parchment in an old bookseller’s shop to the fantastic descent through a dormant volcano into a subterranean world of danger and beauty, A Journey to the Center of the Earth is as wonderfully entertaining today as when it was first published.
 


Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780141321592
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Published: Puffin Books - September 11th, 2008

The celebrated classic about a red-headed orphan and the family who falls in love with her.


Rifles for Watie Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064470308
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Published: HarperTeen - September 25th, 1987

Winner of the Newbery Medal * An ALA Notable Children’s Book * Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

A captivating and richly detailed novel about one young soldier who saw the Civil War from both sides and lived to tell the tale.


The Only Game (Home Team) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481409964
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 12th, 2016

Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica.

Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball team and seventh grade is supposed to be his year. Undefeated season. Records shattered.


Point Guard (Home Team) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481410052
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

Gus and Cassie have always been on the same team off the field, but in this third novel in New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica’s Home Team series can they stay friends when they’re on the same court?

Everyone assumes that Gus, whose family is from the Dominican Republic, is a baseball guy.


Team Players (Home Team) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481410083
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

Cassie must learn that you can’t “fix” someone else after a girl with Aspergers joins her softball team in the fourth and final book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sports-writing legend Mike Lupica.

Cassie Bennett is great at being in charge.


The Extra Yard (Home Team) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481410014
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

Teddy, a young football player, learns that sometimes bridging the distance in your family can be harder than stretching for an extra yard on the field in the second book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sports-writing legend Mike Lupica.

Last spring Teddy’s life changed for the better.


Oliver Twist (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Garth Nix (Introduction by)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780141322438
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Published: Puffin Books - June 19th, 2008

The classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London. After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow.


Black Beauty (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141321035
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty.


The Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423113461
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 3rd, 2012

Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl.