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8th Grade Summer Assignments

Each year, WMTL supports the curriculum of West Milford Township Public Schools by providing copies of Summer Assignment titles.

The following list contains links to the catalog records for these assigned titles. Click the title link in the WMTL & Passaic county library copies column to check availability and to place holds; books may be borrowed  for three weeks. There is limited availability for some assigned titles, so please plan accordingly.

WMTL & Passaic county library copies Note Purchase
Required title (Honors only): Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer   Amazon | B&N
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (check other editions here, and here) Also on the 9th grade list, so... Amazon | B&N
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (check other editions here, and here)   Amazon | B&N
Hate List by Jennifer Brown   Amazon | B&N
Ironman by Chris Crutcher Limited library copies available Amazon | B&N
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher (check other editions here, and here)   Amazon | B&N
Running Loose by Chris Crutcher (check other edition here)   Amazon | B&N
The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy   Amazon | B&N
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (check other edition here)   Amazon | B&N
The One O'Clock Chop by Ralph Fletcher No library copies available Amazon | B&N
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix   Amazon | B&N
The Eyeball Collector by F. E. Higgins Only 1 copy in system Amazon | B&N
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt (check other editions here, and here)   Amazon | B&N
Heat by Mike Lupica (check other edition here)   Amazon | B&N
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson Limited library copies available Amazon | B&N
No Time to Cry by Lurlene McDaniel Limited library copies available Amazon | B&N
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers   Amazon | B&N
Slam! by Walter Dean Myers   Amazon | B&N
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli   Amazon | B&N
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness   Amazon | B&N
If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan (check other edition here)   Amazon | B&N
The Boys From St. Petri by Bjarne Reuter (check other edition here) Limited library copies available Amazon | B&N
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick   Amazon | B&N
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli (check other editions here, and here)   Amazon | B&N
The Wave by Todd Strasser   Amazon | B&N
Mob Princess: Count Your Blessings by Todd Strasser Only 1 copy in system Amazon | B&N
Wrestling Sturbridge by Rich Wallace (check other edition here)   Amazon | B&N
Striking Out by Will Weaver Limited library copies available Amazon | B&N
Hard Ball by Will Weaver Only 1 copy in system Amazon | B&N
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (check other edition here)   Amazon | B&N
Nonfiction    
Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers   Amazon | B&N
The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci   Amazon | B&N
The Berlin Wall by Doris Epler Limited library copies available Out of Print