Heartland Middle School Required Reading

Help support the Heartland Middle School library by purchasing your required reading books from Best of Books!

***Please mention Heartland Middle School in the order comments.***

These purchases are nonrefundable as they are a fundraiser for the library, but a store credit may be issued for a return if the book is removed from the reading list. 

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REQUIRED READING LIST 2023-24

HEARTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

6th Grade

English

  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Literacy

  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

 

7th Grade

English

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

Literacy

  • Hero by S. L. Rottman
  • Shadow Club by Neal Shusterman
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman

 

8th Grade

English (both On Level and Intro to Advanced)

  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

Great Books

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

***Students who have Mrs. Freeman, please check with her which novels will be used in class, as they might differ from the books listed above.***

Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold) By Rodman Philbrick Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780439286060
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2001

The War That Saved My Life By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147510488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - May 31st, 2016

The City of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375822742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - May 25th, 2004

The Giver: A Newbery Award Winner (Giver Quartet #1) By Lois Lowry Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

Hero By S.L. Rottman Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781561454273
Availability: Special Order-Please Call For Availability
Published: Peachtree - October 2nd, 2007

The Shadow Club By Neal Shusterman Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142300947
Availability: Special Order-Please Call For Availability
Published: Puffin Books - February 18th, 2002

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story By Linda Sue Park Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547577319
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2011

Full Tilt By Neal Shusterman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781416997481
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2009

The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780140385724
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - September 1st, 1988

The Crossover: A Newbery Award Winner (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) By Suzanne Collins Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780439023528
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search For John Wilkes Booth By James L. Swanson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439903547
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2009

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Book 1) By J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to The Lord of the Rings By J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780345339683
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - July 12th, 1986

A Study in Scarlet By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Cover Image
$9.00
ISBN: 9780140439083
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2001

Treasure Island (Puffin Classics) By Robert Louis Stevenson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780141321004
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure By William Goldman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780156035156
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - October 8th, 2007