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Books for Readers in Middle School (6th-8th Grade)   Tags: 6th graders, 7th graders, 8th graders, bpl kids, middle school  

Suggested reading for children from 6th through 8th Grade.
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to our guide to books for readers in 6th through 8th grade.

Find more great reading suggestions on our Books for Readers in Grades K-5, and on our Good Books page.


The Library Catalog

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Enter a title, subject or author's name and click on the orange button to search for items at Berkeley Public Library.

NoveList K-8 Database

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This online resource recommends books. Search by categories such as topics, Lexile reading levels, grade levels, genres, ethnicity of authors, and more. If you have read a book that you like, it will even suggest books that are similar.

Connect from the library or from home. To connect from home, you will need your Berkeley Public Library card barcode number.


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All About Adolescent Literacy

Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12

Go to the AdLit site

Recommended Books for Grades 6 - 8

Click on the links below for book lists compiled by children's librarians at Berkeley Public Library.


Book Lists on Special Topics

Berkeley Public Library book lists with recommended titles for middle schoolers:


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The Middle School Book Group

6th, 7th, 8th graders--be a part of our Middle School Book Group!

Read and discuss great books that you pick! We will read many exciting books, have interesting discussions, meet a dynamic author and munch on delicious book-themed snacks. Kids entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade can join any or all sessions. Just read the book and jump in!

Join us on the third Tuesday of the month, October thru May, at 4:00pm @ the Central Library, 4th Floor.

2013-14 schedule of meetings:

October 15

November 19

December 17

January 21

February 18

March 18

April 15

May 20

For further information, call Emma at 510-981-6223 during library open hours.


Great Book Ideas by Email!

Get a free monthly enewsletter loaded with reading suggestions just right for middle schoolers.

It is easy to sign up, just click here and select "Tween Reads". 

Then enter your name, email and password and you are done!

Each month you will receive a list of new releases and suggested books about a particular theme.

Never again will you worry about what to read next!



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