Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 -- Favorite Books for 7th Grade Girls

At the end of every school year I ask my students to hand in a list of their top five books. I compile these into a recommended readinglist for 7th graders. Here is the girls' list.

2011 / 2012
Favorite Books of Mrs. Hansen’s students

GIRLS’ TOP 10  (in order of popularity)
1.       The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins
2.       Books of Bayern series (Goose Girl), by Shannon Hale
3.       Fablehaven series, by Brandon Mull
4.       Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
5.       Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan
6.       Heroes of Olympus series, by Rick Riordan
7.       The Candyshop War, by Brandon Mull
8.       Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, by Jeff Kinney
9.       Uglies series, by Scott Westerfield
10.   Matched/Crossed series, by Ally Condie

All Others  (in alphabetical order)
39 Clues series, by various authors
Allie Finkle, by Meg Cabot
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
Anthony Rider series, by Anthony Horowitz
Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer
Bearstone, by Will Hobbs
Beyonders series, by Brandon Mull
Bread and Roses, Too, by Katherine Paterson
Breanna, My Brother, and the Blog, by Jack Weyland
Calvin and Hobbs comics, by  Bill Waterson
The Candymakers, by Wendy Mall
Cesar’s Way, by Cesar Millan
Charlie Bone series, by Jenny Nimmo
Cirque Du Freak, by Darren Shan
Close to Famous, by Joan Bauer
Crazy, by Han Nolan
Daniel X series, by James Patterson
The Daughters series, by Joanna Philbin
Deep Down Popular, by Phoebe Stone
The Demon King (Seven Realms series), by Cinda Williams Chima
Dreamland, by Sarah Dessen
Ella Enchanted/Fairest/Beast, etc. by Gail Carson Levine
Entwined, by Heather Dixon
Everlost, by Neal Shusterman
Famous, by Todd Strasser
Farworld series, by J. Scott Savage
The Fast and the Furriest, by Andy Behrens
Flipped, by Wendelin Van Drannen
Gallagher Girls series, by Ally Carter
Goosebumps series, by R.L. Stine
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer
The Host, by Stefanie Meyer
How to Survive Middle School, by Donna Gephart
Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
Inheritance series (Eragon), by Christopher Paolini
Janitors, by Tyler Whitesides
Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen
Kissing Kelli, by Cathy Carmichael
The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks
Maximum Ride series, by James Patterson
May Bird and the Ever After (series), by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Missing Children (Light Traveler Adventure series),
by Brent Rowley
Molly Moon series, by Georgia Byng
The Mortal Instruments series, by Casandra Clare
Mother Daughter Book Club series, by Heather Vogel Frederick
My Double Life, by Jannette Rallison
The Mysterious Benedict Society series,
by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Name of This Book is Secret, by Psuedonymous Bosch
Peter and the Starcatchers series,
by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale
Prom and Prejudice, by Elizabeth Eulberg
Prom Season, by Elizabeth Craft
The Ranger’s Apprentice series, by John Flanagan
Runaway, by Wendelin Van Draanen
Science Fair, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
The Secret Journal of Brett Colton, by Kay Lynn Mangum
Seekers series, by Erin Hunter
Series of Unfortunate Events series, by Lemony Snickett
Sherlock Holmes books, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sisters Grimm series, by Michael Buckley
So B. It, by Sarah Weeks
Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites series,
by Chris Heimerdinger
Times Squared, by Julia DeVillers
The Tomorrow series by John Marsden
Tomorrow Girls series, by Eva Gray
Tunnels series, by Roderick Gordon
Twilight series, by Stefanie Meyers
Unwind, by Neal Shusterman
Warrior Cat series, by Erin Hunter
The Warrior Heir series, by Cinda Williams Chima
Witch and Wizard series, by James Patterson

‡  Represents a book that I CAN NOT recommend for this age group.

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