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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED (through 9/22/24)

Book List: 7th & 8th Grade Reads

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Mr. Hornsby and the time traveling classroom : secrets of the Pierce journal / Andrew Brezak and Daniel Brezak

Teaching was never supposed to be like this! When the insecure, history-obsessed, rookie-substitute teacher Mr. Hornsby steps into a classroom at Upper Kakapo Middle School and is transported back in time, a brand-new series for middle schoolers is born. In Book 1: Secrets of the Pierce Journal, Mr. Hornsby learns that two of his new students from the past are actually future presidents and American history is in jeopardy. If he can't discover the origins of his time-traveling powers in time and help his new students, the United States will never be the same. The clues to it all lie inside a centuries-old journal, which will unveil the truth behind America's greatest mystery and an enemy he's not sure can be stopped.
Healer and witch / Nancy Werlin

Healer and witch / Nancy Werlin

Sylvie, her mother, and grandmother are beloved, trusted healers in their medieval French village, though some whisper that Sylvie and her grand-máere deal in more than herbs and medicines. After her grandmother dies, and an attempt to use magic to heal her mother's grief ends in tragedy, Sylvie leaves her village in search of a teacher.
Falling short / Ernesto Cisneros

Falling short / Ernesto Cisneros

Best friends Isaac and Marco face various challenges in sixth grade, such as Isaac getting better grades, Marco winning a spot on the basketball team, and both seeing their efforts make a change in their respective family lives. They hope their friendship and support for one another will be enough to help them from falling short.
This is how I roll / Debbi Michiko Florence

This is how I roll / Debbi Michiko Florence

Susannah Mikami dreams of becoming a famous sushi chef like her dad. And this summer, she plans to learn everything about his traditional kitchen. Only he refuses to teach her, and won't tell her why. Is it because he doesn't want her to embarrass him in front of the documentary crew filming at his restaurant? Or worse, because she's a girl? Either way, Sana decides he's not the only one who can keep secrets. So when she meets Koji, a cute boy who wants to help her cook up some trouble in the kitchen -- and film online tutorials to show the world her mad skills -- Sana is all in. But sneaking around means lying to her parents, something Sana's never done before. Can she take the heat, or will she get out of the kitchen for good?
K-pop confidential / Stephan Lee

K-pop confidential / Stephan Lee

Candace Park knows a lot about playing a role. For most of her life, she's been playing the role of the quiet Korean girl who takes all AP classes and plays a classical instrument, keeping her dreams of stardom-and her obsession with SLK, K-pop's top boyband-to herself. She doesn't see how a regular girl like her could possibly become one of those K-pop goddesses she sees on YouTube. Even though she can sing. Like, really sing. So when Candace secretly enters a global audition held by SLK's music label, the last thing she expects is to actually get a coveted spot in their trainee program. And convincing her strict parents to let her to go is all but impossible ... although it's nothing compared to what comes next. Under the strict supervision of her instructors at the label's headquarters in Seoul, Candace must perfect her performance skills to within an inch of her life, learn to speak Korean fluently, and navigate the complex hierarchies of her fellow trainees, all while following the strict rules of the industry. If she doesn't have what it takes to become a perfect, hair-flipping K-pop idol, what will that mean for her family, who have sacrificed everything to give her the chance? And is a spot in the most hyped K-pop girl group of all time really worth risking her friendships, her future, and everything she believes in?
The thing about leftovers / C.C. Payne

The thing about leftovers / C.C. Payne

Fizzy struggles to find her place in her blended family after her parents' divorce, hoping her entry in the Southern Living Cook-Off will show them she is more than just a leftover kid.
Join the club, Maggie Diaz / written by Nina Moreno ; illustrated by Courtney Lovett

Join the club, Maggie Diaz / written by Nina Moreno ; illustrated by Courtney Lovett

Maggie Diaz of Miami is excited to start seventh-grade with her best friends, Zoey and Julian, and finally getting a cellphone of her own; but after school her friends are wrapped up in their various clubs, her mother is attending college, and her older sister Caro has her sports and tutoring, so Maggie decides that she will find a club to join as well--but trying out ALL the different clubs while still juggling school work is exhausting and confusing--and soon it seems like everybody is mad at her, and the cellphone of her dreams is getting further and further away.
The Umbrella House / Colleen Nelson

The Umbrella House / Colleen Nelson

Middle-schooler Ruby and her friend Scout join together to stop a real-estate mogul from tearing down their historied New York City apartment building, called Umbrella House. In a contest for a news network, Ruby and Scout use their creativity and video-editing skills to show the value of both their building and their East Village neighborhood. Once they discover the identity of the anonymous Midnight Muralist, Ruby convinces the famed East Village artist to paint the front of Umbrella House to make it too valuable to tear down.
Up for air / Laurie Morrison

Up for air / Laurie Morrison

Learning disabilities make school painful for Annabelle, thirteen, but a summer of swimming with the high school team is fantastic until a prank goes wrong, spoiling everything.
The ruins of Gorlan / John Flanagan

The ruins of Gorlan / John Flanagan

When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
A thousand questions / Saadia Faruqi

A thousand questions / Saadia Faruqi

Told in two voices, eleven-year-olds Mimi, who is visiting her wealthy grandparents in Karachi, Pakistan, for the first time and Sakina, daughter of the grandparents' cook, form an unexpected friendship.
Tumble / Celia C. Pérez

Tumble / Celia C. Pérez

Before she decides whether to accept her stepfather's proposal of adoption, twelve-year-old Adela Ramírez reaches out to her estranged biological father--who is in the midst of a career comeback as a luchador--and the eccentric extended family of wrestlers she has never met, bringing Adela closer to understanding the expansive definition of family.
Hope in the valley / Mitali Perkins

Hope in the valley / Mitali Perkins

Twelve-year-old Indian-American Pandita Paul deals with change, grief, friendship, and growing up in a community facing a housing crisis.
Operation sisterhood / Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Operation sisterhood / Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Eleven-year-old Bo is used to it being just her and her mom in their cozy New York apartment, but when her mom gets married, Bo must adjust to her new sisters and a music-minded blended family that is much larger, louder, and more complex than she ever imagined.
The museum of lost and found / Leila Sales ; [illustrations by Jacqueline Li]

The museum of lost and found / Leila Sales ; [illustrations by Jacqueline Li]

When eleven-year-old Vanessa discovers an abandoned museum, she starts filling it with her own projects and art and memories, thinking maybe, if she can put them all together in just the right way, she can finally understand why she and her relationships are the way they are.
Be real, Macy Weaver / Lakita Wilson

Be real, Macy Weaver / Lakita Wilson

Determined to find a new best friend in Brynn, who's smart, kind, and beautiful, eleven-year-old Macy turns one small lie into a whole new life to win her over until everything falls apart.
Swim team / Johnnie Christmas

Swim team / Johnnie Christmas

Bree can't wait for her first day at her new middle school, Enith Brigitha, home to the Mighty Manatees--until she's stuck with the only elective that fits her schedule, the dreaded Swim 101. The thought of swimming makes Bree more than a little queasy, yet she's forced to dive headfirst into one of her greatest fears. Lucky for her, Etta, an elderly occupant of her apartment building and former swim team captain, is willing to help.
Invisible / written by Christina Diaz Gonzalez ; illustrated by Gabriela Epstein

Invisible / written by Christina Diaz Gonzalez ; illustrated by Gabriela Epstein

Can five overlooked kids make one big difference? There's George: the brain, Sara: the loner, Dayara: the tough kid, Nico: the rich kid, and Miguel: the athlete. And they're stuck together when they're forced to complete their school's community service hours. Although they're sure they have nothing in common with one another, some people see them as all the same... just five Spanish-speaking kids. Then they meet someone who truly needs their help, and they must decide whether they are each willing to expose their own secrets to help... or if remaining invisible is the only way to survive middle school.
Frizzy / written by Claribel A. Ortega ; art by Rose Bousamra

Frizzy / written by Claribel A. Ortega ; art by Rose Bousamra

Marlene loves three things: books, her cool Tía Ruby and hanging out with her best friend Camila. But according to her mother, Paola, the only thing she needs to focus on is school and "growing up". That means straightening her hair every weekend so she could have "presentable", "good hair". But Marlene hates being in the salon and doesn't understand why her curls are not considered pretty by those around her. With a few hiccups, a dash of embarrassment, and the much-needed help of Camila and Tía Ruby―she slowly starts a journey to learn to appreciate and proudly wear her curly hair.
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