Are You Well-Read?

Grades 7-9 English Reading List

This list was pulled from a July, 1970 Saskatchewan reading list for the public school system. Students were required to read a minimum of 6 books for each grade. Can you check-off at least 18 of these books?

See also the reading list for Grades 10-12

Albion-Meek. The Great Adventure (Ma) One of two choices for required Grade 9 reading

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women (Rainbow classics), 1946

Alexander, Lloyd. The Book of Three (Hr), 1964

Armstrong, Richard. Danger Rock (De), 1964

Aora, Shirley L. What Then, Ramen? (Ry), 1960

Asimov, Isaac. Tomorrow's Children. (Do),1966

Bagnold, Enid. National Velvet (Bh), 1935

Baker, Nina. Sir Walter Raleigh (Lg), 1950

Ball, Zachary. Bristle Face (Lg), 1962

Baumann, Hans. The Caves of the Great Hunters (Pantheon),1962

Bauman, Hans. The World of the Paraohs (Pantheon), 1960

Benary-Isbert, Margot The Ark (Lg), 1953

Benary-Isbert, Margot Dangerous Spring (Lg), 1961

Berrill, Jacquelyn. Wonders of the Antartic (Dm), 1958

Bertoon, Pierre. The Golden Trail (Ma), 1954

Braymer, Marjoorie. The Walls of Windy Troy (Lg), 1960

Brill, Ethel C. Madeleine Takes Command (Mh), (Whittlesey House),1946

Brink, Carol R. Caddie Woodlawn (Ma), (N.Y.), 1935

Bunyan, John Pilgrim's Progress : retold and shortened for modern readers by Mary Godolphin; drawings by Robert Lawson (Ms), 1939

Burnford, Sheila. The Incredible Journey 1961

Burton, Hester. Castors Away! (Lb), 1962

Butler, Beverly. Light a Single Candle (Ox), 1962

Carr, Mary Jane. Young Mac of Fort Vancouver (Crowell), 1940

Caudill, Rebecca. Tree of Freedom (Ma), 1949

Chaucer, Geoffrey. A Taste of Chaucer: chosen and ed. by Anne Malcolmson (Lg), 1964

Chauncey, Nan. The Roaring 40 (Ox), 1963

Christopher, John. The White Mountains (Ma), (N.Y.), 1967

Church, Alfred J. The Aeneid for Boys and Girls (Ma), (Macmillan classics), (N.Y.), 1964

Church, Alfred J. The Iliad and The Odessey of Homer (Ma), (Macmillan classics), (N.Y), 1964

Churchill, Winston. My Early Life School Ed. (Al), 1947

Chute, Marchette. Stories from Shakespeare (World), 1956

Clark, Ann Nolan Santiago (Ma), 1955

Clarke, Arthur C. Dolphin Island (Hr), 1963

Clarke, Arthur C. Indian Ocean Treasure (Fw), 1964

Cleary, Beverly. Fifteen (M1), 1956

Cleaver, Solomon. Jean Val Jean Required Grade 8 reading

Clewes, Dorothy. Guide Dog (Hamish Hamilton), 1965

Colum, Padraic. The Adventures of Odysseus, and, The Tales of Troy (Ma), (N.Y.), 1918

Colum, Padraic. The Golden Fleece (Ma), (N.Y.), 1921

Cook, Lyn The Bells of Finland Street (Ma), 1950

Coolidge, Olivia. Men of Athens (Ne), 1962

Coolidge, Olivia. Winston Churchill and the Story of Two World Wars (Ne), 1960

Cruse. The Book of Myths (Ci) One of two choices for required Grade 9 reading

Daveluy, Paule Summer in Ville-Marie (Hr), 1962

Davies, Harriet Vaughan. Aboard the 'Lizzie Ross' (Nortoon), 1966

Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe (Sa), (Scribner Illus. classics), 1957

DeJong, Meindert. The House of Sixty Fathers (Fw), 1956

Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield (Ma), (Macmillan classics), (N.Y.), 1962

Dillon, Eilis. The House on the Shore (Ra), 1955

Doyle, Arthur Conan The Lost World (John Murray) (Uniform ed. series), 1934

Durrell, Gerald M. The New Noah (Cc), 1955

Eaton, Sara. Moccasin and Cross (Cc), 1959

Eyerly, Jeannette. Drop-Out (Ms), 1963

Forbes, Esther Johnny Tremain (Ne), (Reverside Literature series), 1960

Friis-Baastad, Babbis. Don't Take Teddy (Sa), 1967

Garnett, Emmeling. Madame Prime Minister (Farrar), 1967

George, Jean. My Side of the Mountain (Ci), 1959

Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller (Fw), 1956

Gray, Elizabeth J. Adam of the Road (Ma), 1942

Green, Roger Lancelyn. Heroes of Greece and Troy (Bodley Head), 1960

Griffiths, Helen The Wild Heart (Hutchinson), 1963

Guillot, René. A Boy and Five Huskies (Ry), 1957

Haig-Brown, Roderick L. The Whale People (Collins), 1962

Hamori, Laszlo. Dangerous Journey (La), 1962

Harman, Gumphrey. Black Samson (Hutchinson), 1965

Haugaard, Erik Christian. Hakon of Rogen's Saga (Ne), 1963

Hayes, John F. Bugles in the Hills (Cc), 1955

Hayes, John F. The Dangerous Cove (Cc), 1957

Heinlein, Robert. Red Planet (Sa), 1949

Henry, Marguerite. King of the Wind (Ga), 1948

Holm, Anne I Am David (Me), 1965

Horizon Magazine. Joan of Arc by Jay Williams (American Heritage), (Horizon Caravel Books), 1963

Hunt, Irene Across Five Aprils (Ry), 1964

James, Will. Smoky the Cowhorse (Sa), 1954

Johnson, Dorothy M. Farewell to Troy (Ne), 1964

Keithe, Harold. Rifles for Watie (Cromwell), 1957

Kinglsey, Charles. The Heroes (CI), (Children's Illustrated classics), 1963

Kjelgaard, Jim. Big Red (Sa), 1945

Knight, Eric. Lassie Come-Home (Grosset), (Famous dog stories), 1940

Krumgold, Joseph. Onion John (Crowell), 1959

Lamb, Charles. Tales From Shakespeare (Ma), (Macmillan classics), (N.Y.), 1963

L'Engle, Madeleine. Meet the Austins (Cc), 1960

L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time (Farrar), (Ariel books), 1962

Lippincott, Joseph Wharton. Old Bill the Whooping Crane (Ms), 1958

Lippincott, Joseph Warton. Wilderness Champion (Ms), 1944

London, Jack. Call of the Wild (Ma), (Macmillan classics), (N.Y.), 1963

Longstreth, T. Morris. The Calgary Challengers (Ma), 1962

McCourt, Edward. Revolt in the West (Ma), 1958

McCracken, Harold Great White Buffalo (Ms), 1946

McEvoy, Bernard L. Stories From Across Canada (Ms), (Great stories of Canada), 1966

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Coward-McCann), 1953

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. Moccasin Trail (Coward-McCann), 1952

McIntyre, W.R.S. Vigorous Verse (Ma), (London), 1963

McLean, Allan Campbell Master of Morgana (Collins), (Evergreen library), 1966

McNamee, James My Uncle Joe (Ma), 1962

Malory, Sir Thomas. The Boy's King Arthur ed. for boys by Sidney Lanier (Sa), (Scribner's illus. classsics), 1917

Maddock, Reginald. The Pit (Collins), 1966

Malvern, Gladys. Behold Your Queen (Lg), 1951

Malvern, Gladys. Dancing Star (Mu), 1942

Martel, Suzanne. The City Underground (Ma), 1964

Maule, Tex. The Last Out (McKay), 1964

Mayne, William. Underground Alley (Ox), (Oxford children's library), 1965

Means, Florence Crannell. Great Day in the Morning (Ne), 1946

Means, Florence Crannell. It Takes All Kinds (Ne), 1964

Merrill, Jean. The Pushcart War ((W.R. Scott), 1964

Mitchell, W.O. Jake and the Kid (Ma), 1961

Moody, Ralph. Little Britches (Ml), 1950

Morey, Walt. Gentle Ben (Ci), 1965

Morris, Rosamund. Great Detective Stories (Ml), (Sunrise library), 1965

Morrison, Lillian. Sprints and Distances (Crowell), 1965

Mowat, Farley Lost in the Barrens (Lb), 1956

Mowat, Farley. Owls in the Family (Lb), 1961

Nash, Ogden. The Moon is Shining Bright as Day (Ms), 1953

Neville, Emily. It's Like This Cat (Fw), 1963

Noble, Iris. Megan (Mu), 1965

Nolan, Jeannette Covert. The Story of Clara Barton of the Red Cross (Mu), 1941

North, Sterling. Rascal (Ci), 1963

North, Sterling. Young Thomas Edison (Ne), (North star books), 1958

Nourse, Alan E. The Universe Between (Mu), 1965

O'Brien, Jack. Silver Chief, Dog of the North (Hr), 1933

O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins (Ne), 1960

O'Hara, Mary. My Friend Flicka (Ms), 1941

William Mayne et al. Over the Horizon (Do), 1961

Pease, Howard. The Black Tanker (Do), 1941

Phelan, Josephine. The Bold Heart (Ma), (Great stories of Canada), 1956

Phelan, Josephine. The Boy Who Ran Away (Ma), 1954

Phipson, Joan. The Crew of the Merlin (Lg), 1966

Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Ma), (Macmillan classics), (N.Y.), 1963

Polland, Madeleine. The Queen's Blessing (Lg), 1963

Proudfit, Isabel. The Treasure Hunter (Mu), 1939

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan The Yearling (Sa), (School ed), 1938

Renault, Mary. The Lion in the Gateway (Fw), 1964 (A break-through book)

Reynolds, Quentin. The Wright Brothers (Rh), (Landmark books), (1950

Roberts, Sir Charles G.D. Thirteen Bears (Ry), 1947

Rodman, Bella. Lions in the Way (Ry), 1966

St. Pierre, Paul. Boss of the Namko Drive (Ry), 1965

Sandburg, Carl. Wind Song (Lg), 1960

Schaefer, Jack. Shane (Ne), 1954

Schull, Joseph. Battle for the Rock (Ma), (Great stories of Canada), 1960

Scoggin, Margaret C. Chucklebait (Knopf), 1945

Scott, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe (Dm), (Great illus. classics), 1944

Seredy, Kate. Good Master (Ma), 1935

Serraillier, Ian. The Silver Sword (Abelard-Schuman), 1959

Seton, Ernest Thompson. Wild Animals I Have Known (Sa), 1958

Sharp, Edith Lambert. Nkwala (Lb), 1958

Shirer, William L. The Sinking of the Bismarck (Rh), (World landmark books), 1962

Silverber, Robert. Time of the Great Freeze (Hr), 1964

Snedeker, Caroline D. Downright Dencey (Do), 1927

Sommerfelt, Aimée Miriam (As), 1963

Southall, Ivan. To the Wild Sky (Angus & Robertson), 1967

Speare, Elizabeth. The Bronze Bow (Ne), 1961

Speare, Elizabeth. The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Ne), 1958

Sperry, Armstrong Danger to Windward (Hh), 1947

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Gc), 1967

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped (Sa), (Scribner illus. classics), 1913

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island (Sa), (Scribner illus. classics), 1911

Stevenson, William. The Bushbabies (Ne), 1965

Stiles, Martha Bennett. Darknewss Over the Land (Fw), 1966

Stolz, Mary. The Bully of Barkham Street (Fa), 1963

Stolz, Mary A Dog on Barkham Street (Fw), 1960

Sutcliff, Rosemary. Beowulf (Qu), 1961

Sutcliff, Rosemary The Eagle of the Ninth (Ox), 1954

Sutcliff, Rosemary. Warrior Scarlet (Ox), 1958

Swarthout, Glendon Fred. Whichaway (Rh), 1966

Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels (World), (Rainbow classics), 1946

Townsend, John Rowe. Good-Bye to the Jungle (Ms), 1967

Trease, Geoffrey. Crown of Violet (Ma), 1952

Trease, Geoffrey. Cue for Treason (Cc), no date

Treece, Henry. The Last of the Vikings (Mu), 1964

Tunis, John R. Silence Over Dunkerque (Ml), 1962

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (World), (Rainbow classics), 1946

Van Stockum, Hilda The Winged Watchman (Farrar), (A Bell Book), 1962

Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Sa), (Scribner illus. classics), 1925

Vicksten, Albert Gunilla (Ne), 1957

Waldeck, Theodore J. On Safari (Ma), 1940

Walsh, Gillian Paton. The Dolphin Crossing (Ma), 1967

Walton, Bryce. Cave of Danger (Crowell), 1967

Weaver, Stella. Sisters and Brothers (Collins), 1960

Weber, Lenora Mattingly. Dont' Call Me Katie Rose (Crowell), 1964

Weil, Ann. Red Sails to Capri (Ma), 1952

Welch, Ronald. Knight Crusader (Ox), (Request trade edition), 1960

Wells, H.G. The Invisible Man (Collins), (Collins classics), 1953

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds (Rh), (Looking Glass library), 1960

Werstein, Irving. The Long Escape (Sa), 1964

White, Robb. The Survivor (Do), 1964

Wier, Ester. The Barrel (Mu), 1966

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. These Happy Golden Years (Fw), 1943

Willard, Barbara. The Battle of Wednesday Week (Lg), 1963

Williams, Eric. The Wooden Horse (Collins), 1955

Wojciechowska, Maia. Shadow of a Bull (Ms), 1964

Wood, Kerry. The Great Chief, Maskepetoon (Ma), (Great stories of Canada), 1957

Young, Scott. A Boy at the Leaf's Camp (Lb), 1963

Young, Scott. Scrubson Skates (Lb), 1952

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