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Approved Titles ELA 8th Grade

8th Grade Approved Titles Author Regular Ed Special Ed/Ell Honors
Fiction
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne x
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain x
A House of Tailors Patricia Reilly Giff x
Acorn People Ron Jones x
All-American Girl Meg Cabot x
Amulet of Samarkand Jonathan Stroud x
Animal Farm George Orwell
Around the World in 80 Days Jules Verne x
Ashes of Roses Mary Jane Auch x
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman Ernest J. Gaines x
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast Robin McKinley x
Before We Were Free Julia Alvarez x
Big Red Jim Kjelgaard x
Boston Jane Jennifer L. Holm x
Bread Winner The Ellis
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis x
Catalyst Laurie Halse Anderson x
Chain Laurie Halse Anderson x
Children of the River Linda Crew x
Chocolate War Robert Cormier x
City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau x
Crash Jerry Spinelli x
Cut Patricia Mccormick x
Death Watch Robb White x
Delirium Lauren Oliver x
Desert Exile Yoshiko Uchida x
Dicey’s Song Cynthia Voigt x
Dogsong Gary Paulsen x
Down the Long Hills Louis L'Amour x
Dracula Bram Stoker x
Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card x
Edgar Allan Poe Tales Edgar Allan Poe x
Eragon Christopher Paolini x
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan x
Farewell to Manzanar Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston x
Feed M. T. Anderson x
Flipped Wendelin Van Draanen x
Frankenstein Mary Shelley x
Glory Field Walter Dean Myers x
Goodbye, Vietnam Gloria Whelan x
High Heat Carl Deuker x
Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien x
Holes Louis Sachar x
Homecoming Cynthia Voigt x
Hoot Carl Hiaasen x
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford x x x
House Next Door Anne Rivers Siddons x
House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer x
House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros x
I Am David Anne Holm
L. W. Kingsland
x
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Sanchez x
Incredible Journey Sheila Burnford x
Joey Pigza Loses Control Jack Gantos x
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Jack Gantos x
Joey Pigza: What Would Joey Do? Jack Gantos x
Kim Rudyard Kipling x
Kissing Doorknobs Terry Spencer Hesser x
Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Washington Irving x
Life As We Know It Susan Beth Pfeffer x
Light in the Forest Conrad Richter x
Little Women Loisa May Alcott x
Locomotion Jacqueline Woodson x
Lost in the Barrens Farley Mowat x
Lupita Manana Patricia Beatty x
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli x
Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
Milkweed Jerry Spinelli x
Music of Dolphins Karen Hesse x
My Antonia Willa Cather x
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass x
Nonfiction Readings Across the Curriculum Prentice Hall x
Nothing But the Truth Avi x
Old Yeller Fred Gipson x
On Pointe Lorie Ann Grover x
Our Town Thornton Wilder x
Parrot in the Oven Victor Martinez x
Pigman Paul Zindel x
Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane x
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe x
Run, Don’t Walk Harriet May Savitz x
Scribbler of Dreams Mary E. Pearson x
Shadow Spinner Susan Fletcher
Dave Kramer
x
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares x
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Peg Kehret x
Snapshots! Perfection Learning x
Souls of Black Folk W. E. B. Du Bois X
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson x
Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz x
Summer of the Monkeys Wilson Rawls x
Surviving the Applewhites Stephanie S. Tolan x
Tears of a Tiger Sharon M. Draper x
Tex S. E. Hinton x
That was Then, This is Now S.E. Hinton x
The Ark Arthur Geisert x
The Art of Keeping Cool Taylor Lisle x
The Contender Robert Lipsyte x
The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson x
The Invisible Man H.G. Wells x
The Island of Dr. Moreau H.G. Wells x
The King of Mulberry Street Donna Jo Napoli x
The Pearl John Steinbeck x
The Serpent Never Sleeps Scott O'Dell x
The Transall Saga Gary Paulsen x
The Wild Boys Mordicai Gerstein x
The Year of the Hangman Gary Blackwood x
The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings x
Time Machine H.G. Wells x
Tom Sawyer Mark Twain x
Touching Spirit Bear Ben Mikaelsen x
Truancy Isamu Fukui x
Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe x
Unwind Neal Shusterman
War of the Worlds H.G. Wells x
Warchild Karin Lowachee x
Welcome to the Monkey’s House Kurt Vonnegut x
Whale Talk Chris Crutcher x
What’s in a Name Ellen Wittlinger
John Mathias
x
When My Name Was Keoko Linda Sue Park x
When the Emperor was Divine Julie Otsuka
When the Legends Die Hal Borland x
When Zachary Beaver Comes to Town Kimberly Willis Holt x
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls x
Whirligig Paul Fleischman x
Wringer Jerry Spinelli x
Historical Fiction
A Break with Charity: Salem Witch Trials Ann Rinaldi x
Across Five Aprils Irene Hunt x
An Enemy Among Them Deborah H. Deford
Harry S. Stout
x
April Morning Howard Fast x
Beyond the Burning Time Kathryn Lasky x
Black Elk Speaks John G. Neihardt x
Escape from Warsaw Ian Serraillier x
Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson x
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes x
Kindertransport Olga Levy Drucker x
My Brother Sam is Dead James Lincoln x
Sarah Bishop Scott O'Dell x
The Devil’s Arithmetic Jane Yolen x
The Fifth of March Ann Rinaldi x
The Fighting Ground Avi x
The Secret of Sarah Revere Ann Rinaldi x
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare x
Tituba of Salem Village Ann Petry x
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi x
War Comes to Willie Freeman James Collier
Christopher Collier
x
Watsons Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis x
Year of Impossible Goodbyes Sook Nyul Choi x
Nonfiction
American Reader: Words that Moved a Nation Diane Ravitch x
Amistead: Long Road to Freedom Walter Dean Meyers x
Anne Frank Anne Frank x
Growing up in America 1830-1860 Evelyn Toynton x
I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai x
Ishi, Last of His Tribe Theodora Kroeber x
Kids on Strike! Susan Campbell Bartoletti x
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft Thor Heyerdahl x
Lewis and Clark’s Journey of Discovery Judith Edwards x
Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from Refugee Camp to Harvard Mawi Asgedom x
Perilous Journey of Donner Party Marian Calabro x
Remember: The Journey to School Integration Toni Morrison x
Sacajawea: Westward with Lewis and Clark Alana J. White x
Silent Spring Rachel Carson x

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