Reading Suggestions for Grade 8 students in Language Arts and Social Studies


  1. Note that * means Canadian content # means good for girls and $ good for boys

Pippa Davies Suggestions

1. The Bronze Bow: Elizabeth George Speare#$
2. Oryus: Craig Gordon #$
3. The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway. $
4. The Bully Boys. Eric Walters * $
5. God's Smuggler: Brother Andrew. #$
6. The Hobbit: J.R.R Tolkien #$
7. Catherine Called Birdy: Karen Cushman#
8. The Seeing Stone: Kevin Crossley Holland #$
9. Crispin the Cross of Lead: Avi $
10. Hatchet: Gary Paulsen $

Eric Vanee Suggestions

1. The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien#$
2. The Outsiders: S.E. Hinton$
3. Midsummer Nights Dream: William Shakespeare#
4. Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare#
5. The Hiding Place: Corrie ten Boom#$
6. The Giver: Lois Lowry#$
7. In the Heat of the Night: by John Ball#$
8. The Chrysalids: John Wyndham#$
9. SS8 is all about the Fall of Rome to the End of the Reformation

Natalie Sing Suggestions:

1. The King's Shadow by Elizabeth Alder
2. Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
3. The Boy Knight by G.A. Henty (and many other titles)
4. Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Gray
5. The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
6. Son of Charlemagne by Barbara Willard (and many other titles)
7. Stowaway by Karen Hesse
8. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
9. The Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
10. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
11. Master Cornhill by E. McGraw
12. The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
13. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
14. Master Skylark by John Bennett
15. Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
16. A Proud Taste of Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg