Great 7th Grade Books (Ages 12 – 13) for Summer Reading

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I think the hardest age for summer reading is middle school, don’t you? Try these good 7th grade books for ages 12 and 13 for summer reading. I think they’ll entice your middle schoolers to read throughout the dog days of summer.

Who am I to suggest these middle grade and YA books?

Besides being a former teacher and parent of two, I read hundreds of books every month to find the best books for you and your readers. I’ve read and reviewed all of these books. If you want to read more about each book, visit this list of book reviews for 7th graders.

Are your 7th graders reading on a device? My daughter does. At least most of the time. And I like that she’s reading, so I don’t care if she reads on a Kindle, an iPad, a paper book, or phone. Just that she’s reading is good. Without too much nagging… So, consider adding technology to your 7th grader’s summer reading.

What else can motivate your 7th grade reader?

Give your reader a choice of books to read.

Give your 7th graders books — lots of books — whether library books or store-bought books!

Help your 7th grader find blocks of time to read.

Remember that audiobooks count as reading! (See: audiobooks for tweens & audiobooks for teens.)


More 7th Grade Books

All books for 7th graders

Summer reading lists by grade level

Books for Other Grade Levels

6th Grade Summer Reading List (age 11 – 12)

8th Grade Summer Reading List (age 13 and up / teen)

Download a free printable pdf list!

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7th Grade Books for Summer Reading List (Ages 12 – 13)


If you like fantasy, paranormal, & sci-fi books, you’ll love:

REALISTIC 7th Grade Summer Reading List

If you like realistic books, you’ll love:

ADVENTURE & MYSTERY 7th Grade Books Summer Reading List

7th grade summer reading

If you like adventure, try these books:

HISTORICAL FICTION 7th Grade Summer Reading List

Love historical fiction? Try a book from this list:

NONFICTION 7th Grade Books Summer Reading List

7th grade summer reading nonfiction

Try a nonfiction book! Here are incredible choices you won’t be able to put down:

7th grade summer reading


book series for 7th graders

Best 7th Grade Book Series

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Best Read Aloud Books for 7th and 8th Grades

Summer Reading Book Lists for Kids

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  1. I love this site as a book hoarder and reading teacher I am constantly looking for books to recommend and read to share with kids. I teach IDS and wanted to get aprintable copy of the 7th and 8th grade reading list, but can’t find a link.

    Thanks for your support and enthusiasm on your page.

    rhonda lawson

  2. Hi! I’m going into the 7th grade and will definitely try this list.