I just came across this list from a gifted school and thought it may be helpful

5th and 6th Grade Suggested Reading
�A Gathering of Days and others by Joan Blos
�The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Pen Wright
�Dragon�s Gate by Laurence Yep
�National Velvet by Enid Bagnoldi
�The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
�Saavy Ingrid Law
�The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
�Rules of the Road and any other by Joan Bauer
�Skellig by David Almond
�Silverwing Trilogy and any other by Kenneth Oppel
�When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
�The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 and others by Christopher Paul Curtis
�The Angel Factory by Terence Blacker
�Mama�s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes
�Stargirl and Loser by Jerry Spinelli
�How about a Newberry book such as Holes by Louis Sachar, A View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, or And Now Miguel or Onion John by Joseph Krumgold

For the 7th & 8th grade reading lists, see the back of this sheet.
7th Grade Required Reading
�Boys: No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
�Girls: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
8th Grade Required Reading.
�The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter.

7th and 8th Grade Suggested Reading
�Crossbreed or Incident at Hawk�s Hill by Allan Eckert
�Angel on the Square or Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
�October Sky by Homer Hickman Jr.
�Stand Tall and others by Joan Bauer
�Eldest by Christopher Paolini
�Inkspell, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
�Ithaka by Adele Geras
�The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger by Lois Lowry
�Among the Enemy and others by Margaret Peterson Haddix (science fiction)
�The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
�Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (great Civil War fiction)
�Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
�Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
�Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
�Kira-kira by Cynthia Kadohata, Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins, When You Reach Me and other recent Newberys
�Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
�The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian
�The Pretties, The Uglies by Scott Westerfield
�Try a classic such as The Secret Garden or The Little Princess by Frances Burnett or The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings or Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
�Sink your teeth into an award winning adult-size biography such as Truman, John Adams, 1776 (by David McCullough) Helen Keller, the Story of My Life, Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)