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These texts were specifically chosen by Booksource to support eighth grade-level instruction based on the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. The range of selected texts includes literary texts from different genres for study of story elements and how they relate to theme (RL.8.2 and RL.8.3), texts narrated from a first-person point of view for the study of dramatic irony (RL.8.6), and texts that draw from traditional stories such as myths and render them new (RL.8.9).
CCSS Grade 8 Classroom Library See All

Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Bad Beginning, The

Bat Scientists, The

Breakfast On Mars And 37 Other Delectable Essays

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CCSS Grade 8 Literary Texts See All

Bad Beginning, The

Breakfast On Mars And 37 Other Delectable Essays

Code Talker: A Novel About The Navajo Marines Of World War Two

Dark Is Rising, The

Eagle Of The Ninth, The

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CCSS Grade 8 Information Texts See All

Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Bat Scientists, The

City: A Story Of Roman Planning And Construction

Daredevil American Heroes Of Exploration And Flight

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CCSS Grade 8 Extension See All

101 Great American Poems

13: Thirteen Stories That Capture The Agony And Ecstasy Of Being Thirteen

145th Street: Short Stories

19 Varieties Of Gazelle: Poems Of The Middle East

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Enriched Classic)

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CCSS Grade 8 Extensions + Literacy Cart See All

101 Great American Poems

13: Thirteen Stories That Capture The Agony And Ecstasy Of Being Thirteen

145th Street: Short Stories

19 Varieties Of Gazelle: Poems Of The Middle East

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Enriched Classic)

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CCSS Grade 8 New Books See All

Challenger Deep

I Lived On Butterfly Hill

I'll Give You The Sun

Impossible Knife Of Memory, The

Jackaby

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CCSS Grade 8 Adventure & Survival Stories See All

Bamboo People

Big Game

Downriver

Endangered

Hatchet

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CCSS Grade 8 Books & Plays With Movie Adaptations See All

Book Thief, The

Divergent

Hunger Games, The

Maze Runner, The

Paper Towns

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CCSS Grade 8 Classic Literature See All

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Enriched Classic)

Frankenstein (Enriched Classic)

Great Expectations (Enriched Classic)

Great Tales And Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe (Enriched Classic)

Jane Eyre (Enriched Classic)

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CCSS Grade 8 Dystopian Literature See All

After: Nineteen Stories Of Apocalypse And Dystopia

Empty

Fever Crumb

Green Angel

Life As We Knew It

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CCSS Grade 8 Fantasy & Science Fiction See All

Angel Experiment, The

City Of Bones

Downsiders

False Prince, The

Girl Who Could Fly, The

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CCSS Grade 8 First-Person Narratives & Multiple Points Of View See All

Behind You

Color Of My Words, The

Day Of Tears: A Novel In Dialogue

I Had Seen Castles

Moves Make The Man, The

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CCSS Grade 8 Graphic Novels See All

Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Anya's Ghost

Boxers

Game For Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return, A

Ichiro

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CCSS Grade 8 Multicultural Characters See All

All Of The Above

Breadwinner, The

Child Of The Owl

Does My Head Look Big In This?

Inside Out And Back Again

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CCSS Grade 8 Mysteries See All

Always Emily

Body Of Christopher Creed, The

Clockwork Scarab, The

Death Cloud

Eyeball Collector, The

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CCSS Grade 8 Poetry See All

101 Great American Poems

19 Varieties Of Gazelle: Poems Of The Middle East

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

Fire In My Hands, Revised And Expanded Edition, A

I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems Of American Slavery

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CCSS Grade 8 Realistic Fiction See All

Begging For Change

Day Of The Pelican, The

Drums, Girls, And Dangerous Pie

Gingerbread

Just A Dog

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CCSS Grade 8 Shakespeare Studies See All

Complete Sonnets

King Lear

King Lear (Graphic Adaptation)

Macbeth (Graphic Adaptation)

Merchant Of Venice (Graphic Adaptation), The

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CCSS Grade 8 Short Stories See All

13: Thirteen Stories That Capture The Agony And Ecstasy Of Being Thirteen

145th Street: Short Stories

All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories

Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants

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CCSS Grade 8 Supernatural Stories See All

Dangerous Creatures

Half-A-Moon Inn, The

Haunting Of Gabriel Ashe, The

Lockdown

Midnight Palace, The

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CCSS Grade 8 Stories Inspired By Traditional Tales See All

Ares: Bringer Of War

Devil's Intern, The

Egg & Spoon

Gil Marsh

Grendel

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CCSS Grade 8 Historical Fiction See All

All The Broken Pieces

Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, And The Black General Gabriel

Dark Water Rising

Diamond In The Desert, A

Fallout

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CCSS Grade 8 History Informational Texts See All

Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Danger In Space: Surviving The Apollo 13 Disaster

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends Of The Awfully Famous

Mao Zedong

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CCSS Grade 8 War Stories See All

Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To The Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, The

Berlin Boxing Club, The

Bomb, The

Chains

Code Name Verity

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CCSS Grade 8 War Informational Texts See All

Black Heroes Of The American Revolution

Gulf Wars With Iraq, The

Holocaust, The

Persian Gulf War, The

Split History Of The American Revolution: A Perspectives Flip Book, The

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CCSS Grade 8 Biographies See All

Anne Frank

Annie Oakley

Becoming Billie Holiday

Charles And Emma: The Darwins' Leap Of Faith

Escape! The Story Of The Great Houdini

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CCSS Grade 8 Economics See All

Black Gold: The Story Of Oil In Our Lives

Development Of U.S. Industry, The

Making Good Choices About Fair Trade

Story Of Nike, The

Story Of Starbucks, The

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CCSS Grade 8 Math See All

Data, Graphing, And Statistics Smarts!

Hot X: Algebra Exposed!

I Wish I Knew That: Math

Land Animals: Solving Equations And Inequalities

Math Doesn't Suck: How To Survive Middle School Math

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CCSS Grade 8 Memoirs See All

Autobiography Of A Face

Bad Boy: A Memoir

Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier, A

Night

No Pretty Pictures: A Child Of War

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CCSS Grade 8 Persuasive Informational Texts See All

Bella Should Have Dumped Edward: Controversial Views On The Twilight Series

Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want To Know About Fast Food

Earth's Garbage Crisis

Fight For Freedom, The

Freedom Writers' Diary: How A Teacher And 150 Teens Used Writing To Change Themselves And The World Around Them, The

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CCSS Grade 8 Primary Source Materials See All

Boundaries: How The Mason-Dixon Line Settled A Family Feud And Divided A Nation

Boys' War: Confederate And Union Soldiers Talk About The Civil War, The

Breaker Boys: How A Photograph Helped End Child Labor

Impossible Rescue: The True Story Of An Amazing Arctic Adventure, The

Lincoln: A Photobiography

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CCSS Grade 8 Science Informational Texts See All

Bone Detective: The Story Of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France

Chemistry Around The House

Exploring The Outer Planets

Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries From Perilous Places

From Kingfishers To... Bullet Trains

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CCSS Grade 8 Technology Informational Texts See All

Eye On The Universe: The Incredible Hubble Space Telescope

Fantastic Feats And Failures

From Bats To... Radar

From Butterfly Wings To... Display Technology

From Locusts To... Automobile Anti-Collision Systems

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CCSS Grade 8 Writing Tools See All

Bookmarked: Teen Essays On Life And Literature From Tolkien To Twilight

Whole Truth: Writing Fearless Nonfiction, The

Writing A Research Paper

Writing Intriguing Informational Pieces

Writing Outstanding Opinion Pieces

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