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Reading List for Grades 7 & 8

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep’s
Summer Reading Program Book List
for Students Entering Grades 7 & 8

Junior High students also have a mandatory summer reading assignment.

Alcott, Louisa May – Little Woman
Asimov, Isaac – Nine Tomorrows
Baroness Orzey – The Scarlet Pimpernel
Beebe, Catherine – St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio (Ignatius Press)
Biographies of saints at the student’s level
Cather, Willa – Death Comes to the Archbishop
Chesterton, G.K. – Father Brown and the Church of Rome (Ignatius Press)
Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe
De Wohl, Louis – Set All Afire; Lay Siege to Heaven (Ignatius Press)
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (series); White Company
Gardiner, Harold, SJ – Edmund Campion (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Hamilton, Edith – The Greek Way; The Roman Way
Hawthorne, Nathaniel – Tanglewood Tales; The Wonder Book
Henry, O. – The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
Homan, Helen Walker – Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Lewis, C.S. – Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra; Screwtape Letters; The Great Divorce; Till We Have Faces
Lomsak, Milton – Saint Isaac and the Indians (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Montgomery, Lucy – Anne of Green Gables (Series)
Nevins, Albert M.M. – St Francis of the Seven Seas (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth Series)
Scott, Sir Walter – Ivanhoe; Rob Roy; The Antiquary; The Heart of Midlithian
Ten boom, Corrie – The Hiding Place
Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Joan of Arc
Verne, Jules – Around the World in 80 Days; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Journey to the Center of the Earth, and others
Vision Books – Saint’s lives
Von Le Fort, Gertrude – The Song at the Scaffold
Waugh, Evelyn – Edmund Campion
White, T.H. – Mistress Masham’s Repose; The Once and Future King; The Sword and the Stone
Any age appropriate title from Kolbe’s Recommended Reading List

Some of these books can be found in the library and you are welcome to check them out – see Toni Williams for assistance.

Read many other good books approved by your parents-only one in a series will count toward the Summer Reading Program.

To order Ignatius Press books using your credit card call toll free: 1-800-651-1531; or you may obtain an Ignatius Press catalog from the school office.  You can also order online at