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Lists & Award Winners

Grade 6: Pre-Advanced Placement

My Life in Dog Years

My Life in Dog Years

Grade 6: Gifted and Talented



Grade 7: Pre-Advanced Placement

Drums, Girls, and Dangeous Pie

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Grade 7: Gifted and Talented

Any one of the 2017 Lone Star Reading List titles.

Grade 8: Pre-Advanced Placement



Grade 8: Gifted and Talented

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Grade 9:


Anthem by Ayn Rand

Grade 10:


My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Grade 11:

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Grade 12:

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


This list is intended for grades 6-8. This list is updated annually by the Texas Library Association.

A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den by Aimee Carter

Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero by Peter Collier

Longbow Girl by Linda Davies

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Zero Day by Jan Gangsei

Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Mayday by Karen Harrington

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry

Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse by Curtis Jobling

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury

Randoms by David Liss

The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundlinggirl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel by Susan Hill Long

Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch