Hopefully your child has already mentioned his/her Semester Independent Reading Project. If you haven’t heard, please ask him/her all about it. Students in 6th – 8th grade will be responsible for reading books of different genres and completing several tasks as they read. In the packet sent home, there are a few links that may be used to help classify the books into genres and appropriate ages. I wanted to add a few links that contained recommended readings as well. Please send any questions that you may have.
Non-fiction (Informational) – http://www.downersgrovelibrary.org/teens/great_reads/nonfiction.php
Traditional (Classics) – http://info.infosoup.org/lists/ClassicsForTeens.asp
Realistic Fiction – http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/realistic-fiction-middle-school
Historical Fiction – http://keenepubliclibrary.org/library/kids/historicalfiction
Hope this helps!