SAA Grade 7 Summer Reading

All orders placed between April 19 and May 2 will be delivered to your son before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during the same dates will benefit SAA.

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the San Antonio Academy Library! When shopping in the store, be sure to alert the Twig associate to attribute your sale to the San Antonio Academy. When shopping online please put SAA in the order notes.

Orders may be submitted online 24/7 or by phone between 10am and 6 pm daily (210-826-6411).

Orders placed after May 2 can either be mailed to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.

Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!

Thank you for supporting local, independent bookselling! 

Tangerine Cover Image
By Edward Bloor, Danny De Vito (Introduction by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780152057800
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2006

Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida.


Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity Cover Image
By Drew Brees, Chris Fabry (With), Mark Brunell (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781414339443
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Published: Tyndale House Publishers - September 1st, 2011

When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team--and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again--coaches around the NFL wondered, Will he ever come back? After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater, many wondered, Will the city ever come back? And wi


Eighth Grade Bites #1: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142411872
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Published: Speak - March 13th, 2008

Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school.

Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire.


They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of an Abandoned Child's Struggle for Emotional Survival Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780451159410
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Published: Berkley - October 1st, 1985

The heartbreaking, iconic true story of an abandoned little boy’s horrific journey through the American foster care system.

On a misty evening in Brooklyn, Jennings Michael Burch’s mother, too sick to care for him, left her eight-year-old son at an orphanage with the words, “I’ll be right back.” She wasn’t.


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Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #10) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062073495
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 18th, 2011

Students may choose any Agatha Christie title.


Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545663267
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 25th, 2014

The third book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.

The final book in Suzanne Collins's worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in paperback."My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead."Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels.


Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book Two) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545586177
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 4th, 2013

The second book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in trade paperback.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just earned for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty.


The Incredible Journey Cover Image
By Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440413240
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Published: Yearling - January 22nd, 1997

Fans of Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh will love this timeless classic about two dogs and a cat that embark on a journey to return to their owner and inspired the movie Homeward Bound.
 


The Chocolate War Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375829871
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Published: Ember - September 14th, 2004

One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace.
 


I Heard the Owl Call My Name Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440343691
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Published: Dell - January 15th, 1980

Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left on earth after the great flood. The Native Americans who still live there call it Quee, a place of such incredible natural richness that hunting and fishing remain primary food sources.


My Life with the Chimpanzees Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780671562717
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Published: Aladdin - April 1st, 1996

Inspired by a stuffed toy, Jane Goodall became the first woman to study chips in the wild and in the process made history.

As a child, Jane Goodall was given a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee, and she has said her fondness for this figure started her early love of animals.


Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689824753
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2000

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight.


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Warriors: The New Prophecy #1: Midnight Cover Image
By Erin Hunter, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062367020
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Published: HarperCollins - March 17th, 2015

Students may choose any title in the Warriors series.


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Redwall: A Tale from Redwall Cover Image
By Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142302378
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Published: Firebird - September 30th, 2002

Students may choose any title in the Redwall series..


LeBron's Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought a Championsip Home Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143118220
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Published: Penguin Books - April 27th, 2010

The DREAM TEAM was a bunch of kids from Akron, Ohio-LeBron James and his best friends-who first met on a youth basketball team of the same name when they were ten and eleven years old. United by their love of the game and their yearning for companionship, they quickly forged a bond which would carry them through thick and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to the brink of a national championship.


Necessary Roughness Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780064471695
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperTeen - January 3rd, 1998

Chan Kim has never felt like an outsider in his life. That is, not until his family moves from L.A. to a tiny town in Minnesota--Land of 10,000 Lakes--and probably 10,000 hicks,too.


The Contender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064470391
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Published: HarperCollins - February 13th, 2018

The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero.


I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062211101
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Published: HarperCollins - July 24th, 2012

The perfect companion book to the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series!

I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies is the first collection of novellas from Pittacus Lore. Originally published separately, these stories are now together in one print volume.


Heat Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142407578
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Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 2007

The #1 Bestseller!


Million-Dollar Throw Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142415580
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Published: Puffin Books - November 16th, 2010

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEAT and TRAVEL TEAM.


The False Prince (The Ascendance Series, Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545284141
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2013

New York Times bestseller The False Prince thrills with wild twists and turns, danger and deceit, and the revelation of hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontented kingdom, civil war is brewing.


Dogsong Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416939627
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2007

IN THE OLD DAYS THERE WERE SONGS

Something is bothering Russel Susskit. He hates waking up to the sound of his father's coughing, the smell of diesel oil, the noise of snow machines starting up.

Only Oogruk, the shaman who owns the last team of dogs in the village, understands Russel's longing for the old ways and the songs that celebrated them.


The Yearling (Aladdin Classics) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689846236
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Published: Aladdin - September 1st, 2001

An American classic—and Pulitzer Prize–winning story—that shows the ultimate bond between child and pet.

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend.


The Bronze Bow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780395137192
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 1997

In this Newbery Medal–winning novel, Daniel bar Jamin will stop at nothing to seek revenge for his father's death at the hands of the Roman Empire.

After Daniel bar Jamin's father is crucified by the Roman Empire, Daniel wants nothing more than to rid his land of Israel of Roman control once and for all.


Space Station Seventh Grade: The Newbery Award-Winning Author of Maniac Magee (A Jason Herkimer Novel) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316806053
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2000

Now a seventh grader, Jason finds out the hard way just how different things are where ninth graders are the kings.


Through My Eyes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062007308
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperOne - February 19th, 2013

FormerUniversity of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for theDenver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tellsthe story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in Through MyEyes.


The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553256697
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Published: Bantam - October 1st, 1984

“I pray that God forgive them...”

Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. “Oh, the poor woman,” Corrie cried. “Yes. May God forgive her,” Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.


A Champion State of Grind

To all the young athletes out there looking for motivation check out Trust The Grind. ―Jason Kidd, Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult Fitness & Exercise


Old Yeller Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064403825
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2003

A timeless American classic and one of the most beloved children’s books ever written, Old Yeller is a Newbery Honor Book that explores the poignant and unforgettable bond between a boy and the stray dog who becomes his loyal friend.


Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages) Cover Image
By Jules Verne, Bear Grylls (Introduction by), Leonard Nimoy (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451532152
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Published: Signet - June 5th, 2012

From the discovery of a strange parchment in an old bookseller’s shop to the fantastic descent through a dormant volcano into a subterranean world of danger and beauty, A Journey to the Center of the Earth is as wonderfully entertaining today as when it was first published.
 


The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375843082
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yearling - February 10th, 2015

The suspenseful tale of two courageous kids and one inquisitive scientist who teamed up to stop an epidemic.

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred
 


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385742528
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. 


Shadows of Sherwood (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781681190235
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - October 18th, 2016

"A compelling reboot of the Robin Hood myth." --Rick Riordan, bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Movie Tie-in Edition (Chronicles of Narnia #2) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060765484
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Published: HarperFestival - October 25th, 2005

A mass-market paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition features black-and-white illustrations by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes, and eight pages of stills from the epic motion picture. 


The War of the Worlds Cover Image
By H. G. Wells, Patrick Parrinder (Editor), Brian Aldiss (Introduction by), Andy Sawyer (Notes by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141441030
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 4th, 2005

The first modern tale of alien invasion, H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds remains one of the most influential science fiction novels ever published.


A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545682442
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 24th, 2018

A stunning thriller from NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.

A Night Divided joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!With the rise of the Berlin Wall, Gerta finds her family suddenly divided.


Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781579657055
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Published: Artisan - May 3rd, 2016

Riveting real-life accounts of heroism from Medal of Honor recipients, including Clinton Romesha (author of Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor) and exceptional civilians like schoolteacher Jencie Fagan

How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made.


Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781619637061
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 7th, 2017

Twelve-year-old Simon Thorn's life has never been normal--especially since he's been keeping a big secret: he can talk to animals.


The Lottery Rose Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780425182796
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Published: Berkley - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Award-winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly presents the story of a young boy from a troubled family who learns what it means to love…


Randoms Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481417808
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

A science fiction superfan finds himself on his very own space adventure when he’s randomly selected to join an alien confederacy in this “exhilarating” (Booklist, starred review) middle grade debut novel.

Zeke Reynolds comes from a long line of proud science fiction geeks.


Frankenstein: The 1818 Text Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon (Introduction by), Charlotte Gordon (Contributions by), Charles E. Robinson (Contributions by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780143131847
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 16th, 2018

For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
 


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about the American Olympic rowing triumph  in Nazi Germany—from the author of Facing the Mountain.


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061730337
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 27th, 2010

Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave


The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780345339683
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Published: Del Rey - July 12th, 1986

The enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson’s major motion picture trilogy


Around the World in Eighty Days Cover Image
By Jules Verne, Michael Glencross (Translated by), Brian Aldiss (Introduction by), Michael Glencross (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140449068
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Classics - May 4th, 2004

Verne's classic novel of global voyaging