Suggested Summer Reading Lists: Rising 7th & 8th Grade

The Summer Reading lists contain suggestions for reading; although students may read any other book that is approved by their parents, except where individual schools have issued their own summer reading requirements.

This list includes a wide variety of books to appeal to the interests and reading levels of many students.  Parents are encouraged to review book selections with their children in order to help them make appropriate choices.  Students may select books from this list, or they may read a comparable book that is approved by their parents.

Additional suggestions can also be found in reading lists developed by Fairfax County Public Library at and Virginia Readers’ Choice at

Note: A rising student is one that will be starting that grade in the new school year.  For example, a rising tenth grader is one who completed the ninth grade in school year 2014-2015 and will be a tenth grader in the 2015-2016 school year.

List is in alphabetic order by author's last name.

(F) = Fiction
(NF) = Nonfiction

Summer 2015:

Quick Links:

Summer Reading List

6th Grade List

7th & 8th Grade List

9th - 12th Grade List

Finding a Book

Related Links:

Summer Learning Programs

Thomas Jefferson Summer Learning

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Institute for the Arts

Tech Adventure Camp


ACE Summer Programs


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Last Updated

May 15, 2015