119 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb, Maine 04556
(207) 882-9706
facebook

Kids Recommend

About the Book Lists

by Nancie Atwell

The annual average number of books read by seventh and eighth grade readers at CTL is at least forty titles. In the lower grades, the numbers are similarly high. My K-6 colleagues and I make time every day for our students to curl up with good books and engage in the single activity that consistently correlates with high levels of performance on standardized tests of reading ability. That is frequent, voluminous, self-selected reading. A child sitting in a quiet room with a good book isn’t a flashy or marketable teaching method. It just happens to be the only way anyone ever became a reader.

Our goal is for every child to become a skilled, passionate, habitual, critical reader—as novelist Robertson Davies put it, to learn how to make of reading “a personal art.” Along the way, CTL teachers hope our students will become smarter, happier, more just, and more compassionate people because of the worlds they experience within those hundreds of thousands of lines of print.

We know that students need time to read, at school and home, every day. We understand that when particular children love their particular books, reading is more likely to happen during the time set aside for it. And we have learned that the only sure-fire way to induce a love of books is to invite students to select their own. CTL teachers buy the best children’s literature we can find, conduct booktalks and bookwalks, and help our students choose books, develop and refine literary criteria, and carve out identities for themselves as readers. We get that it’s essential for every child to be able to say These are my favorite books, authors, genres, and characters this year, and this is why. Personal preference is the foundation, walls, and ceiling in building a reader for a lifetime.

Starting in kindergarten, free choice of books is a child’s right, not a privilege granted by a kind teacher. Our students have demonstrated that opportunities to consider, select, and reconsider books make reading feel sensible and attractive to children right from the start-that they’ll read more books than we dreamed possible and more challenging books than we dreamed of assigning them.

We’ve also learned that students need access to a wide, up-to-date assortment of inviting titles. Instead of investing in class sets of novels or expensive basals or anthologies, we make classroom libraries of individual titles our budget priority. Teachers read a lot of the books that we hope our students will, so we can make knowledgeable recommendations. We offer help when readers need it, and we teach children, one at a time, about books and reading in the daily, quiet conversations in our reading workshops.

We understand that the only delivery system for reading comprehension is reading. When reading is meaning-filled, understanding cannot be separated from decoding. Reading comprehension is not a set of sub-skills or strategies that children need to be taught to bring to bear once they’ve learned to translate letters to sounds. When students are reading stories that are interesting to them, and when the books are written at their independent reading level, comprehension—the making of meaning—is direct, and kids understand.

Human beings are wired to understand. As reading theorist Frank Smith put it, “Children know how to comprehend, provided they are in a situation that has the possibility of making sense to them” (1997). Reading workshop is our best approximation of an instructional context that has the possibility of making sense to young readers: a child sits in a quiet, book-filled space, engrossed in a beloved book in the company of classmates who are reading and loving books, too, monitored by a teacher who knows about literature, reading, and his or her students’ tastes, strengths, and challenges.

Because CTL is a non-profit demonstration school, a place where other teachers come to learn about innovative methods, we work hard to attract a student body that represents a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels, and we fundraise twelve months a year so we can set a tuition rate that’s as low as possible. The goal is to attract a mix of students in whom visiting teachers can recognize their own.

And they do, because CTL students are regular kids. They suffer ADHD and such identified learning disabilities as nonverbal learning disorders, visual processing difficulties, and dyslexia. Some kids come from homes with packed bookshelves; others own only a few books. Maine is a rural state and a poor one, in the bottom third nationally in terms of per capita income. Only 66% of jobs here pay a livable wage, and our students’ parents work hard at all kinds of occupations: farmer, carpenter, house cleaner, store clerk, soldier, fisherman, gardener, postal worker, and housecleaner, as well as physician, minister, teacher, and small-business owner.

We do not believe that CTL students’ accomplishments as readers can be explained away as an anomaly. Ours is not a privileged population of students. This is what is possible for children as readers.

It’s also important to understand that reading workshop is not S.S.R. (Sustained Silent Reading). It’s not a study hall, where we watch the clock with one eye as we Drop Everything And Read. In reading workshop, we teach readers for a lifetime: introduce new books and old favorites, tell about authors and genres, read aloud, talk with kids about their reading rituals and plans, and present lessons about elements of fiction, how poems work, what efficient readers do—and don’t do—when they come across an unfamiliar word, how punctuation gives voice to reading, when to speed up or slow down, who won this year’s Newbery Award, how to keep a reading record, what a sequel is, what readers can glean from a copyright page, how to identify the narrative voice or tone of a novel and why it matters, how there are different purposes for reading that affect a reader’s style and pace, how to unpack a poem, how to distinguish between popular and literary fiction, how to tell if a book is too hard, too easy, or just right, and why the only way to become a strong, fluent reader is to read often and a lot.

Reading workshop is one of the simplest and hardest things we do. It’s also the most worthwhile. Students leave our school as literary, well-above-grade-level readers. But they also leave smarter about a diversity of words, ideas, events, people, and places. Books and stories bring the whole world to a tiny school in rural Maine. When the readers grow up and leave the school, they recognize the wide world they encounter out there because it is already lodged in the “chambers of their imaginations” (Spufford, 2002).

Sydney Jourard wrote, “The vicarious experience of reading can shape our essence, change us, just as firsthand experience can. Experience seems to be as transfusible as blood” (1971). For students who know reading as a personal art, every day is a transfusion. Every day they engage with literature that enables them to know things, feel things, imagine things, hope for things, become people they never could have dreamed without the transforming power of books, books, books.

Three times a year, the boys and girls at CTL help their teachers create master lists of the inviting, accessible books they love best. The “Kids Recommend” lists feature the titles our students name in response to this question: Which books do you love so much that you think they might convince a _____-grade girl/boy—someone who’s a lot like you, except that she/he doesn’t read much—that books are great? The answers are available to our students and their parents, as well as other teachers, their students, and the general public here on our website.

Students update the lists continuously, because the field of children’s literature changes so quickly. While a handful of titles do maintain their popularity—S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders (1968), the novel that virtually created the field of young adult literature, continues to speak to middle schoolers-—many drop off and are replaced over time.

We separated the lists of book titles for grades 3-8 into girls’ and boys’ choices because, in general, their tastes in books aren’t the same: at the middle-school level, the gender overlap in titles is only about twenty percent; in grades 3-4, it’s around seventeen percent. Gender is not a consideration in children’s book choices in grades K-2.

We hope CTL’s book lists set a trend. Our goal is a national network of websites of great titles, nominated by K-12 students from all kinds of school settings who choose their own books: favorite titles of a cross-section of American children as the go-to resource for teachers selecting literature for classroom libraries in diverse communities.

If you are interested in learning more about how we teach reading at CTL, I have written a brief, practical book for teachers and parents entitled The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers (Scholastic, 2007); an overview of CTL’s entire program, Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School (Heinemann, 2014); and a third edition of In the Middle: A Lifetime of Learning about Writing, Reading, and Adolescents (Heinemann, 2015).

With all best wishes,

Nancie Atwell

Kindergarten

Ahlberg, Allan  Each Peach, Pear, Plum

Anthony, Steve   Please, Mr. Panda

Bang, Molly    When Sophie Gets Angry

Barrett, Judi    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Bedard, Michael   Sitting Ducks

Brett, Jan    Annie and the Wild Animals, Mossy,

The Three Snow Bears, Hedgie’s Surprise, The Hat,

The Mitten, Fritz and the Beautiful Horses, and Honey, Honey, Lion

Brown, Margaret Wise   Big Red Barn, The Moon Shines Down, The Sailor Dog, The Fish

with Deep Sea Smile, The Bad Little Good Little Pig, and The Noon Balloon

Carle, Eric    The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Secret Birthday Message,

The Tiny Seed, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider,

The Greedy Python, Pancakes, Pancakes, The Very Quiet Cricket, and A House for

Hermit Crab

Carlson, Nancy  A Visit to Grandma’s

Crews, Donald    School Bus, Ten Black Dots, Truck, and any of his other titles

Cronin, Doreen    Click, Clack, Moo … Cows That Type, Dooby, Dooby Moo, Click, Clack,

and Peep, Smick, and Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Davis, Jacky and David Soman  Ladybug Girl, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy,

and Ladybug Girl Makes Friends

De Beer, Hans    Little Polar Bear

Dewdney, Anna   Llama Llama Red Pajama

Eastman, P.D.   Go, Dog, Go!

Elhert, Lois    Feathers for Lunch, Nuts to You, Pie in the Sky, Snowballs,

Top Cat, Wag a Tail, and Waiting for Wings

Emberley, Ed    Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Falconer, Ian    Olivia

Ferry, Beth and Tom Lichtenheld   Stick and Stone

Fleming, Denise    Time to Sleep

Fox, Mem    Boo to a Goose, Feathers and Fools, Harriet, You Drive Me Wild,

Hattie and the Fox, Koala Lou, The Magic Hat, Night Noises, Shoes from

Grandpa, Time for Bed, Tough Boris, Guess Who, Waiting, and Wilfrid Gordon

McDonald Partridge

Gassman, Julie    Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Geist, Ken   The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark

Gordon, David    The Three Little Rigs

Gormley, Greg    Pick Me!

Gustafson, Scott  Alphabet Soup and A Feast of Letters

Henkes, Kevin    Chester’s Way, Chrysanthemum, Julius, the Baby of the World,

Lilly and the Purple Plastic Purse, Lilly’s Big Day, Lilly’s Chocolate Heart,

Owen, Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick,  A Weekend with Wendell, Waiting,

Penny and Her Marble, and Wemberly Worried

Hughes, Shirley    Alfie Gets In First, Alfie Wins a Prize, Angel Mae, Dogger,

Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie’s Weather, Alfie and the Birthday Surprise,

Annie Rose is My Little Sister, Olly and Me, and Sally’s Secret

Hutchins, Pat     Good Night Owl

Johnson, Crockett    Harold and the Purple Crayon

Joyce, William     George Shrinks

Kline, Suzy    Oops!

Knudsen, Michelle    Library Lion

Lester, Helen   A Porcupine Named Fluffy

Lies, Brian    Bats at the Beach and Bats at the Library

Lionni, Leo    Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, The Alphabet Tree,

An Extraordinary Egg, Fish Is Fish, Inch by Inch, It’s Mine,

Little Blue and Little Yellow, Six Crows, Tico and the Golden Wings,

Geraldine and the Music Mouse, and Tillie and the Wall

Lobel, Arnold    The Frog and Toad books, Mouse Soup, and Mouse Tales

Long, Melinda    How I Became a Pirate

Marshall, Janet    Look Once, Look Twice

Martin, Bill, Jr.    Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom

McAllister, Angela    The Tortoise and the Hare

McGuirk, Leslie  if rocks could sing, a discovered alphabet

McPhail, David    Edward and the Pirates

Meyer, Mercer    I’m a Little Sick

Miller, Pat Zietlow    Sophie’s Squash and Sophie’s Squash Goes to School

Moret, Brigette Frey   The Bear’s Christmas

Moseley, Keith    Where’s the Dinosaur?

Muntean, Michaela    Do Not Open This Book

Myller, Rolf    How Big Is a Foot?

Numeroff, Laura Joffe  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Party,

If You Give a Dog a Doughnut, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake,

and If You Give a Pig a Pancake

O’Connor, Jane   Fancy Nancy at the Museum

Oliver, Carmen   Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies

Olson, Mary W.   Nice Try, Tooth Fairy

Parsley, Elise  If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

Pelham, David    A Is for Animals

Penn, Audrey    The Kissing Hand

Pinkney, Jerry    The Lion and the Mouse

Plourde, Lynn   Moose, of Course!, Dino Pets, Dino Pets Go to School,

and The Dump Man’s Treasures

Portis, Antoinette    Kindergarten Diary

Rawlinson, Julia   Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Rubin, Adam   Dragons Love Tacos

Saltzberg, Barney  Beautiful Oops!

Sarcone-Roach, Julia  The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

Sendak, Maurice   Where the Wild Things Are

Shannon, David   Alice the Fairy, David Gets in Trouble, No, David, and

Too Many Toys

Sis, Peter  Ice Cream Summer

Slate, Joseph    Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Spires, Ashley  The Most Magnificent Thing

Stevens, Janet    Tops and Bottoms

Tullet, Herve   Press Here

Van Dusen, Chris    If I Built a House, The Circus Ship, and A Camping Spree

with Mr. Magee

Van Laan, Nancy   When Winter Comes

Wells, Rosemary    Max’s Chocolate Chicken, Max’s Dragon Shirt, Bunny Cakes,

Fritz and the Mess Fairy, Yoko, Bunny Money, McDuff Goes to School,

and Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Willems, Mo    Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay

Up Late, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy,

Today I Will Fly,  I’m a Frog, I Broke My Trunk, My Friend Is Sad,

Watch Me Throw the Ball, A Big Guy Took My Ball, Let’s Go for a Drive,

Waiting Is Not Easy, The Thank You Book, and My New Friend Is So Fun

Wood, Audrey    Alphabet Mystery, King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub,

Elbert’s Bad Word, The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry,

and the Big, Hungry Bear, The Napping House, Jubal’s Wish, Heckedey

Peg, The Scaredy Cats, Silly Sally, Weird Parents, Alphabet Adventure,

Sweet Dream Pie, Twenty-Four Robbers and Tooth Fairy

Yamada, Kobi  What Do You Do with an Idea?

Yolen, Jane  Owl Moon and How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?

Yum, Hyewon  Mom! It’s My 1st Day of Kindergarten

Gr. 1-2

Abbott, Tony    The Secrets of Droon books

Applegate, Katherine    Crenshaw

Bang-Campbell, Monika    Little Rat Rides, Little Rat Makes Music, and Little Rat

Sets Sail

Barrows, Annie    The Ivy and Bean series

Bentley, Sue    The Magic Kitten series

Berenstain, Jan and Stan    The Berenstain Bears series

Bridwell, Norman     The Clifford series

Brown, Peter    The Curious Garden and The Wild Robot

Burton, Virginia    The Little House and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Charlip, Remy    Fortunately

Cleary, Beverly    Ralph S. Mouse, Ramona’s World, Runaway Ralph,

Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Henry and the Paper Route,

and Henry and the Clubhouse

Dahl, Roald    Giraffe, Pelly, and Me; The BFG;

Fantastic Mr. Fox; and The Enormous Crocodile

Daywalt, Drew    The Day the Crayons Quit

Dean, James   The Pete the Cat series

De Paola, Tomie    The Legend of the Bluebonnet, The Knight and the Dragon,

Strega Nona, The Art Lesson, and Pancakes for Breakfast

Doyle, Roddy    The Meanwhile Adventures and Rover Saves Christmas

Dyckman, Ame   Horrible Bear!

Floca, Brian   Locomotive

Gibbons, Gail    Frogs and her other nonfiction books

Gidwitz, Adam   Tales of Dark and Grim series

Griffiths, Andy   The 13-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse books)

Henkes, Kevin    The Penny series, A Good Day, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Lily’s

Big Dog, Owen, Waiting, Weekend with Wendell, and Kitten’s First Full Moon

Howe, James    The Pinky and Rex books

Hunter, Erin   Warriors

Jeffers, Oliver    The Great Paper Caper, How to Catch a Star,

The Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, The Heart and the Bottle, and

The Way Back Home

Johnson, Crockett    Harold and the Purple Crayon

Kessler, Ethel   Is There a Horse in Your House?

Kimmel, Eric    Seven at One Blow

Kimpton, Diana    The Pony-Crazed Princess series

King-Smith, Dick    Martin’s Mice, A Mouse Called Wolf, and The Mouse Family

Robinson

The Kingfisher Treasuries: The Kingfisher Treasury of Dragon Stories,

the Kingfisher Treasury of Pet Stories, the Kingfisher Treasury of Pirate

Stories, the Kingfisher Treasury of Funny Stories, the Kingfisher Treasury

of Animal Stories, the Kingfisher Treasury of Spooky Stories,

the Kingfisher Treasury of Ghost Stories, the Kingfisher Treasury of

Princess Stories, the Kingfisher Treasury of Stories for Seven-Year-Olds,

the Kingfisher Treasury of Stories for Eight-Year-Olds, and the Kingfisher

Treasury of Ballet Stories

Krauss, Ruth    The Carrot Seed

Krulik, Nancy    The Magic Bone series

Litchfield, David   The Bear and the Piano

Lionni, Leo    The Greentail Mouse, Mr. McMouse, On the Beach There Are

Many Pebbles, Flea Story, An Extraordinary Egg, Frederick, and It’s Mine!

Lobel, Arnold    The Frog and Toad books, Mouse Soup, Mouse Tales, Small Pig,

Uncle Elephant, Fables, and Grasshopper on the Road

Marshall, Edward    Four by the Shore and Three by the Sea

Marshall, Edward and James    The Fox books: Fox on Stage, Fox All Week,

Fox Outfoxed, and Fox in Love

Mayer, Mercer   Little Monster series

McCloskey, Robert    Blueberries for Sal, Make Way for Ducklings, One Morning

in Maine, and Time of Wonder

McDonald, Megan    The Judy Moody and Stink series

McMullan, Kate   Fluffy Goes to School

Miles, Ellen    The Puppy Place series

Miller, Sara Swan   Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat, Three Stories

You Can Read to Your Dog, and Three Stories You Can Read to Your Teddy Bear

Numeroff, Laura   Jelly Bean’s Big Dance

Osborne, Mary Pope    The Magic Tree House books

Parish, Peggy    The Amelia Bedelia books

Portis, Antoinette    Not a Stick, Not a Box and A Penguin Story

Provensen, Alice and Martin    A Book of Seasons, Our Animal Friends at Maple

Hill Farm and The Year at Maple Hill Farm

Rey, H.A.   The Curious George series

Roy, Ron    A-Z Mysteries series

Rylant, Cynthia    Cat Heaven, Dog Heaven, Gooseberry Park, The Mr. Putter and

Tabby series, the Henry and Mudge series, and the Poppleton series

Santat, Dan   Are We There Yet?

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro   First the Egg

Silverman, Erica    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series

Smiley, Jane   Twenty Yawns

Smith, Dick-King   Sophie’s Lucky, A Mouse Called Wolf, and Martin’s Mice

Spires, Ashley   The Binky series (graphic novels)

Steig, William    Amos and Boris, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Dr. DeSoto,

and Spinky Sulks

Stevenson, James    The Castaway, Quick, Turn the Page, Rolling Rose,

Brrr!, Don’t Make Me Laugh, Fast Friends, and Worse than Willy

Stilton, Geronimo    The Geronimo Stilton series

Strauss, Linda Leopold    A Fairy Called Hilary

Taback, Simms   Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

The Usborne collection of fairy tales, folk tales, fiction, and nonfiction

Wallace, Bill   The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me

Watson, Tom   The Stick Dog series

White, E.B.    Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan

Wilkinson, Carole   The Dragon Keeper series

Willems, Mo    The Pigeon books, the Elephant and Piggie series, The Story of Diva and Flea, and Goldilocks

and the Three Dinosaurs

Wilson, Karma    Bear Snores On and the rest of the Bear books

Gr. 3-4 Boys

Avi    The End of the Beginning, Ereth’s Birthday, The Good Dog, and the

Poppy series

Barry, Dave    The Peter and the Starcatchers series and Science Fair

Blume, Judy    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Otherwise Known as Sheila

the Great, Superfudge, Fudge-a-mania, and Double Fudge

Buckley, Michael    The Nerds trilogy and the Sisters Grimm series

Byars, Betsy    My Dog, My Hero

Cowell, Cressida    The How to Train Your Dragon series

Creech, Sharon    Love That Dog and Hate That Cat

Dahl, Roald   Esio Trot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches,

George’s Marvelous Medicine, and The Twits

Delaney, Joseph    The Last Apprentice series

Doyle, Roddy    The Giggler Treatment, The Meanwhile Adventures,

and Rover Saves Christmas

Flanagan, John    The Ranger’s Apprentice series

George, Jean Craighead    My Side of the Mountain, Frightful’s Mountain,

On the Far Side of the Mountain, and There’s an Owl in the Shower

Griffiths, Andy    The Treehouse series

Gutman, Dan    The Genius Files series

Hiaasen, Carl    Flush, Hoot, and Scat

Jennings, Patrick    The Guinea Dog series

Kibuishi, Kazu    Amulet series

Kinney, Jeff    Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Korman, Gordon  Swindle, Zoobreak, and Framed

Lin, Grace    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky

Lubar, David    Road Weenies, Lawn Weenies, Campfire Weenies, etc.

Maguire, Gregory    Leaping Beauty

Mull, Brandon    The Fablehaven series, the Beyonders series, and The Candy Shop War

Patterson, James        The Treasure Hunters series

Paulsen, Gary    Hatchet, The River, Dogsong, and Hatchet Winter

Paver, Michelle    Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, and the rest of the Chronicles

of Ancient Darkness

Riordan, Rick    The Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles series, the Heroes of

Olympus series, and the Magnus Chase series

Rowling, J.K.    The Harry Potter series

Sachar, Louis    Holes

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugh Cabret

Smith, Jeff    The Bone series

Soup, Dr. Cuthbert    A Whole Nother Story, Another Whole Nother Story,

and No Other Story

Stewart, Trenton Lee    The Mysterious Benedict Society series

Stone, Jeff    The Five Ancestors series

Telgemeier, Raina    Smile, Sisters, Ghosts, and Baby-sitters Club

Gr. 3-4 Girls

Appelt, Kathi    The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Applegate, Katherine  The One and Only Ivan and Crenshaw

Armstrong, K.L. and M.A. Marr   The Blackwell Pages series

Avi    Ereth’s Birthday, The End of the Beginning, and the Poppy series

Banerjee, Anjali     Seaglass Summer

Barrows, Annie    The Magic Half

Barry, Dave    Peter and the Starcatchers and Science Fair

Blume, Judy    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Double Fudge,

Fudge-a-mania, and Superfudge

Bode, N.E.    The Anybody series

Buckley, Michael    The Nerds trilogy and the Sisters Grimm series

Byars, Betsy    My Dog, My Hero

Cameron, Bruce    A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales: Molly’s Story, Ellie’s Story, Max’s Story, etc.

Colfer, Chris    The Land of Stories

Cowel, Cressia   How to Train Your Dragon series

Creech, Sharon    Hate That Cat, Love That Dog, Granny Torelli Makes Soup,

and Pleasing the Ghost

Dahl, Roald    George’s Marvelous Medicine, The Witches, The Twits, Esio Trot,

and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Di Camillo, Kate    Because of Winn-Dixie, The Miraculous Journey

of Edward Tulane, and The Tale of Despereaux

Dunmore, Helen    Ingo

Durst, Sarah    The Girl Who Could Not Dream

Eldrich, Louise  The Birchbark House

Epstein, Adam Jay    The Familiars series

Estes, Eleanor    Ginger Pye and Pinky Pye

Forester, Victoria    The Girl Who Could Fly

Grabenstein, Chris   Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

        Olympics, and The Island of Dr. Libris

Henkes, Kevin    Junonia

Herlong, M.H.    Buddy

Hiaasen, Carl    Flush and Hoot

Howe, James    The Bunnicula series

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly    Fish in a Tree

Jacobson, Jennifer Richard    Truly Winnie

Jameson, Victoria    Roller Girl

Jenkins, Emily    Toys Go Out and Toy Dance Party

Kelly, Lynne    Chained

Kessler, Liz    The Tail of Emily Windsnap series

Kibuishi, Kazu    Amulet series

Kinney, Jeff   The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Law, Ingrid    Savvy

Lin, Grace    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Year of the Dog,

Year of the Rat, Starry River of the Sky, and Dumpling Days

Lord, Cynthia    Rules, A Handful of Stars, Touchblue, and Half a Chance

Maguire, Gregory    Leaping Beauty

Martin, Ann M.    The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels

Mass, Wendy    The Candymakers

McDonald, Megan    The Sisters Club, Rule of Three, and Cloudy with a Chance of Boys

Messenger, Shannon   Keeper of the Lost Cities

Mills, Claudia    7 x 9 = Trouble

Mlynowski, Sarah    The Whatever After series

Mull, Brandon    The Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War

Myracle, Lauren    Ten and Eleven

O’Connor, Barbara    Wish

Palacio, R.J.   Wonder and Auggie and Me

Parr, Maria   Adventures with Waffles

Perkins, Linda Rae   Nuts to You

Rhodes, Jewel Parker   Sugar

Riordan, Rick    The Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles series,

and the Heroes of Olympus series

Rowling, J.K.    The Harry Potter series

Sachar, Louis    Holes

Sage, Angie    Flyte, Magyk, and Physik

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Smith, Jeff   The Bone series

Snicket, Lemony    A Series of Unfortunate Events series

Telgemeier, Raina    Smile, Sisters, Ghosts, and Baby-sitters Club

Voigt, Cynthia    Angus and Sadie

Wallace, Bill    Snot Stew and Furball, Puppy, and Me

West, Jacqueline    The Books of Elsewhere series

Wilder, Laura Ingalls    The Little House series

Gr. 5-6 Boys

Alexander, Kwame  Booked, Crossover, and Rebound

Almond, David    The Savage

Alphin, Elaine    The Perfect Shot (review)

Anderson, John    Sidekicked

Anderson, M.T.    Octavian Nothing

Applegate, Katherine    Wishtree

Armstrong, K.L.  Loki’s Wolves and Odin’s Ravens

Bacigalupi, Paolo    Ship Breaker

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell    The Boy Who Dared

Bascomb, Neal    The Nazi Hunters

Baskin, Nora Raleigh    Anything But Typical and The Summer

Before Boys

Bell, Cece   El Deafo

Benjamin, Ali    The Thing About Jellyfish and Next Great Paulie Fink

Bertman, Jennifer  Book Scavenger

Bigalow, Lisa Jenn    Drum Roll, Please

Black, Holly   Darkest Part of the Forest

Bowler, Tim     Storm Catchers (review)

Bowman, Erin    Contagion

Boyne, John     The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Boy on Top

of the Mountain

Bradbury, Jennifer     Shift and A Moment Comes

Brasheare, Ann    The Sisterhood of the Travleing Pants series

Burg, Ann E.     All the Broken Pieces

Buyea, Rob  The Mr. Terupt series, The Perfect Score

Carman, Patrick    Floors

Chabon, Michael     Summerland

Charbonneau, Joelle    The Testing and Need

Chima, Cinda Williams    The Warrior Heir trilogy

Cody, Matthew    Powerless, Super, and Will in Scarlet

Collins, Suzanne    The Hunger Games series (review of the first book)

Cuevas, Michelle   Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

Dashner, James    The Maze Runner trilogy and Eye of Minds

Doctorow, Cory    Little Brother and For the Win

Draper, Sharon    Copper Sun and Out of My Mind

Emerson, Kevin    Last Day on Mars series

Engle, Margarita    Hurricane Dancers and The Surrender Tree

Erskine, Kathryn    Mockingbird

Evans, Richard Paul    The Michael Vey series

Farmer, Nancy    House of the Scorpion (review)

Fisher, Catherine    The Incarceron series

Flood, Nancy Bo    Warriors in the Crossfire and No-Name Baby

Forman, Mark    Slathbog’s Gold

Fukuda, Andrew Xia    Crossing and the Hunt series

Fukui, Isamu    The Truancy books

Gaiman, Neil    The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and Neverwhere

Gemeinhart, Dan    The Honest Truth, and The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Gleizman, Morris    Once, Then, and Now

Golden, Christopher    Last Breath and Body Bags

Gonzalez, Julie    Imaginary Enemy

Grabenstein, Chris    Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Graff, Lisa    Far Away, Lost in the Sun, The Thing About Georgie, A Tangle of Knots, and Double Dog Dare

Grant, Michael    The Gone series

Gratz, Allan    Prisoner B-3087, Grenade, Ban This Book, Project-1065, Refugee, Samurai Shrtstop, Brooklyn Nine, and Code of Honor

Greitens, Eric  The Warrior’s Heart

Griffin, Paul    The Orange Houses, Burning Blue, and Ten Mile River

Han, Jenny    Shug

Hautman, Pete    Blank Confession, Rash, Invisible, and Godless

Herlong, M.H.    The Great Wide Sea

Hiassen, Carl    Flush and Hoot

Higson, Charlie    Silverfin, The Dead, and The Enemy series

Hillenbrand, Laura   Unbroken

Holm, Jennifer   Sunny Side Up and The Fourteenth Goldfish

Horowitz, Anthony    The Alex Rider series: Stormbreaker, Point Blank, etc.

Howe, James    The Misfits and Totally Joe, 13: Thirteen Stories

Hunt, Linda Mullaly    Fish in a Tree, One for the Murphys, and Shouting at the Rain

Jinks, Catherine    Evil Genius

Johnson, Varian  The Parker Inheritance

Kamkwamba, William and Mealer, Bryan    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Klages, Ellen    The Green Glass Sea, Out of Left Field, and Wicked Wonders

Kluger, Steve   My Most Excellent Year

Korman, Gordon    Born to Rock, Schooled, Pop, Swindle, Whatshisface, Ungifted, Slacker, Swindle, and the Mastermind series

Lake, Nick    Hostage Three

Levine, Kristin    Jigsaw Jungle and Lions of Little Rock

Lockhart, E.    The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks

Lore, Pittacus    The I Am Number Four series

Lowry, Lois    The Giver, Gathering Blue, and The Silent Boy

Lu, Marie    The Legend series and the Warcross series

MacHale, D.J.    The Sylo series

Mass, Wendy    A Mango-Shaped Space (review), Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and Leap Day

Mayo, Simon    The Itch series

McCormick, Patricia    Never Fall Down

McNaulty, Stacy    Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

McNeil, Gretchen    Ten

Messner, Kate    Breakout, All the Answers, Seventh Wish and The Capture the Flag series

Meyer, Marissa    The Renegades series, the Cinder series

Morpurgo, Michael    War Horse

Mosier, Paul    Train I Ride

Muchamore, Robert    The Cherub series

Myers, Walter Dean    Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Fallen Angels,

Hoops, Monster, Sunrise Over Falluja, Dope Sick, and Shooter

Mull, Brandon    The Fablehaven series and the Beyonders series

Mulligan, Andy    Trash

Ness, Patrick    The Knife of Never Letting Go (review) and the rest of the Chaos

Walking series; The Monster Calls

Nicholls, Sally  Ways to Live Forever

Nielson, Jennifer  A Night Divided, Resistance, False Prince, and Mark of the Thief

Nolan, Han    Crazy

Oppel, Kenneth  Half Brother

Palacio, R.J.    Wonder and Auggie and Me

Patterson, James    Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, Maximum Ride:

School’s Out Forever, and Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other

Extreme Sports, Crazy House, and The Treasure Hunters series

Patterson, Katherine    Bread and Roses Too

Paulson, Gary    The Hatchet series, Lawn Boy, and Wood’s Runner

Paver, Michelle    Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, and the rest of the Chronicles of

Ancient Darkness series

Peet, Mal    Keeper and Tamar

Pfeffer, Susan    Life as We Knew It

Preus, Margi    Heart of a Samurai, West of the Moon, and Shadow of the Mountain

Price, Lissa    Starters

Pullman, Phillip    The Dark Materials trilogy

Pyron, Bobbie  Lucky Strike

Quick, Matthew    Boy 21

Reintgen, Scott    Nyxia

Rex, Adam    The True Meaning of Smekday (review)

Reynolds, Jason    The Ghost series, As Brave As You, and Miles Morales

Riordan, Rick    The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, Titan’s Curse, The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The Kane Chronicles, Magnus Chase, and the Percy Jackson series

Rocklin, Joanne    One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street

Roth, Veronica    The Divergent series

Rutkoski, Marie    Cabinet of Wonders

Sachar, Louis   Fuzzy Mud and Holes

Schmatz, Pat    Bluefish

Schmidt, Gary   Wednesday Wars, Trouble, and Pay Attention Carter Jones

Scott, Michael    The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugo Cabret, The Marvels, and Wonderstruck

Shull, Megan    The Swap

Shusterman, Neal    The Schwaa was Here, Antsy Does Time, Unwind, Full Tilt,

Downsiders, and Everlost

Sonnenblick, Jordan    Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes from

the Midnight Driver, Zen and the Art of Faking It, and After Ever After

Spinelli, Jerry    Crash, Milkweed, Stargirl, Smiles to Go, Wringer, Maniac

Magee, and Eggs

Starmer, Aaron   The Riverman series

Stead, Rebecca   Goodbye Stranger, Bob, Liar and Spy, and When You Reach Me

Tanner Lian    The Icebreaker series

Tolkein, J.R.R.   The Lord of the Rings series

Vail, Rachel    Well, That Was Awkward

Walters, Eric    The Rule of Three

Wein, Elizabeth    Code Name Verity

Wells, Robison    The Variant series

Westerfeld, Scott    Leviathan (review), Behemoth, and Goliath

Yancey, Rick    The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp and

The Monstrumologist

Yang, Gene    American-Born Chinese and Level Up

Yoon, Nicola   Everything, Everything

Gr. 5-6 Girls

Abel-Fattah, Randa    Does My Head Look Big In This?

Bagieu, Penelope    Brazen

Banks, Angelica   Finding Serendipity

Barrows, Annie    The Magic Half

Bartoletti, Susan   Typhoid Mary

Baskin, Nora Raleigh    Almost Home, Nine, Ten, and Every Girl Except Me

Bauer, Joan    Almost Home and Close to Famous

Benjamin, Ali   The Thing About Jellyfish and The Next Great Paulie Fink

Bertman, Jennifer   Book Scavenger

Black, Holly    Darkest Part of the Forest

Boyne, John    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bradbury, Jennifer    Shift

Bradley, Kimberly   The War that Saved My Life series

Bryant, Jen    Pieces of Georgia

Buyea, Rob    Because of Mr. Terupt series and the Perfect Score series

Carey, Janet Lee    Dragon’s Keep and The Beast of Noor

Chainani, Soman    The School for Good and Evil series

Choldenko, Gennifer    If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period

Colfer, Chris    Land of Stories

Collins, Suzanne    The Hunger Games trilogy (review of the first book)

Condie, Ally    The Matched series

Connor, Leslie    Waiting for Normal

Dashner, James    The Maze Runner series

Dessen, Sarah    Keeping the Moon, The Truth About Forever, Along for the Ride

and Just Listen

Draper, Sharon    Copper Sun and Out of My Mind

Erskine, Kathryn    Mockingbird

Evans, Richard Paul    The Michael Vey series

Fitzpatrick, Becca    Crescendo and Hush, Hush

Friend, Natasha    Bounce and Perfect

Gino, Alex   George

Gleitzman, Morris    The Once series

Grabenstein, Chris    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and The Island of Dr. Libris

Grant, Michael    The Gone series

Griffin, Paul    The Orange Houses and Burning Blue

Han, Jenny    Shug

Hannigan, Katherine    Ida B.

Harrington, Karen    Sure Signs of Crazy

Haworth, Danette    A Whole Lot of Lucky

Herlong, M.H.    The Great Wide Sea

Hicks, Faith Erin    Friends with Boys

Holm, Jennifer    Turtle in Paradise and

Holzier, Tracy   Secret Hum of a Daisy

Howe, James    The Misfits, Addie on the Inside, and Totally Joe

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly    One for the Murphys

Jinks, Catherine    How to Catch a Bogle

Kent, Rose    Kimchi and Calamari and Rocky Road

Kessler, Liz    The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Klages, Ellen    The Green Glass Sea

Kluger, Steve    My Most Excellent Year

Korman, Gordon    Restart, Ungifted, Unteachable, Slacker, Masterminds, Schooled, Son of the Mob, Ungifted,  and Born to Rock

LaFleur, Suzanne    Love, Aubrey, and Eight Keys

Lai, Thanhha    Inside Out and Back Again

Larbalestier, Justine    How to Ditch Your Fairy

Levine, Kristin    The Lions of Little Rock and Jigsaw Jungle

Lin, Grace    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Lloyd, Natalie    Snicker of Magic

Lord, Cynthia    Handful of Stars, Half a Chance, Rules and Touch Blue

Lore, Pittacus    The I Am Number Four series

Lorentz, Dayna    No Safety in Numbers

Lowry, Lois    The Giver, Messenger, and Number the Stars

Lu, Marie    The Legend series and the Warcross series

Lubar, David    Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

MacHale, D.J.    The Sylo series

Magnim, Joyce    Jellybean Summer

Magoon, Kekla    Shadows of Sherwood and The Rock and the River (review)

Mass, Wendy    Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, A Mango-

Shaped Space (review), Finally, 11 Birthdays, Candymaker, Leap Day,

Heaven’s A Lot Like the Mall, The Lost Present, and 13 Gifts

McNaulty, Stacy    Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

McNeil, Gretchen    Ten

Messner, Kate    Breakout, All the Answers, Capture the Flag, Hide and Seek, and Manhunt

Messenger, Shannon    The Keeper of the Lost Cities series

Meyer, Marissa    Cinder and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles, the Renegades series

Mulligan, Andy    Trash

Myers, Walter Dean    Fallen Angels, Game, and Monster

Myracle, Lauren    Ten, Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen

Ness, Patrick    The Chaos Walking series, Birthmarked, More Than This,

and Monster Calls

Nolan, Han    Crazy

Padian, Maria    Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress

Palacio, R.J.    Wonder and Auggie and Me

Park, Linda Sue    A Long Walk to Water

Patterson, James    Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, Maximum Ride:

School’s Out Forever, and Crazy House

Patterson, Katherine    Bread and Roses Too

Resau, Laura    Red Glass and The Queen of Water

Riordan, Rick    The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, The Lost Hero,

and The Red Pyramid

Rocklin, Joanne    One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street

Rosoff, Meg    Picture Me Gone and There Is No Dog

Roth, Veronica    The Divergent series

Rowling, J.K.    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and

the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, etc.

Rupp, Rebecca    After Eli

Schmatz, Pat    Bluefish

Schmidt, Gary    The Wednesday Wars, Orbiting Jupiter,  and OK for Now

Schrefer, Eliot    Endangered

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck

Sepetys, Ruta    Between Shades of Gray

Shull, Meagan  The Swap

Shusterman, Neal    The Schwa Was Here

Sloan, Holly Goldberg    Counting by 7s

Smiley, Jane    A Good Horse

Snyder, Laurel     Orphan Island

Spinelli, Jerry    Crash, Stargirl, Love, Stargirl, Jake and Lilly, and Milkweed

Standiford, Natalie    Secret Tree and The Only Girl in School

Starmer, Aaron   The Riverman and The Whisper

Stead, Rebecca    When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger

Tarshis, Lauren    Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

Telgemeier, Raina    Smile and Drama

Vail, Rachel    Ever After and Well That Was Awkward

Van Draanen, Wendelin    Flipped and The Running Dream

Vrabel, Beth  Pack of Dorks

Velde, Vivian Vande    Stolen

Wells, Robison    Variant and Feedback

Wenxuan, Coa    Bronze and Sunflower

Woodson, Jacqueline   Feathers and Brown Girl Dreaming

Wright, Bil    Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Yang, Gene Luen    American-Born Chinese

Yoon, Nicola  Everything, Everything

Yousafzai, Malala    I Am Malala

Zeigler, Jennifer  How Not to Be Popular

Zevin, Gabrielle    Elsewhere

Zusak, Markus    The Book Thief

Gr. 7-8 Boys

Adams, Douglas    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series

Adieh, Renee    The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger

Adiga, Aravind    The White Tiger (review)

Albertalli, Becky and Adam Silvera    What If It’s Us

Alexander, Kwame   Crossover and Booked

Anderson, Laurie    Speak and Twisted

Andrews, Jesse   Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Bacigalupi, Paolo    Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities

Banks, Russell    Rule of the Bone

Bauby, Jean Dominique    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Beah, Ishmael    A Long Way Gone

Bell, Alden    The Reapers Are the Angels

Bell, Ted    Nick of Time

Benioff, David    City of Thieves

Bick, Ilsa    Ashes

Bissinger, H.G.    Friday Night Lights

Bowden, Mark    Black Hawk Down

Bradbury, Jennifer    Shift

Brewer, Heather    The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series

Brown, Christy    My Left Foot

Brown, Daniel James    The Boys on the Boat

Brown, Dan    The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons

Bryson, Bill    A Walk in the Woods

Burgess, Anthony    A Clockwork Orange

Card, Orson Scott    The Ender series (review of Ender’s Game) and Pathfinder

Carreyrou, John    Bad Blood

Chabon, Michael    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and Telegraph Avenue

Christie, Agatha    And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express

Cline, Ernst    Ready Player One

Coburn, Jake    Prep

Cohen, Joshua    Leverage

Colfer, Eoin    Supernaturalist and the Artemis Fowl series

Collins, Suzanne    The Hunger Games (review), Catching Fire, and Mockingjay

Cormier, Robert    I Am the Cheese and The Chocolate War

Coy, John    Crackback (review)

Crichton, Michael    Sphere, Congo, Next, Jurassic Park, The Lost World,

Airframe, and The Andromeda Strain

Crowe, Chris    Death Coming Up the Hill

Crutcher, Chris    Running Loose and The Crazy Horse Electric Game

Dashner, James    The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure,

and The Kill Order

Dawidoff, Nicholas    The Crowd Sounds Happy

Deuker, Carl    Heart of a Champion, Night Hoops, Painting the Black,

Gym Candy, and High Heat

Diaz, Junot    The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

D’Lacey, Chris    The Fire Within

Doctorow, Cory    Little Brother (review) and Homeland

Draper, Sharon    Fire from the Rock, Copper Sun, The Battle of Jericho, and

        November Blues

Ducie, Joe   The Rig and Crystal Force

Eddings, David    The Belgariad series and the Mallorean series

Eggers, Dave    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, (review) Zeitoun,

What Is the What, and The Circle (review)

Farmer, Nancy    The House of the Scorpion (review) and The Sea of Trolls

Finkel, Michael    The Stranger in the Woods

Fisher, Catherine    Incarceron and Sapphique

Flinn, Alex    Breaking Point and Breathing Underwater

Foer, Jonathan Safran    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Frasier, Charles    Cold Mountain

Gaiman, Neil    Interworld, Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods,

and Anansi Boys

Galloway, Gregory    As Simple as Snow and The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand

Garland, Alex    The Beach

Giles, Gail    Playing in Traffic, Right Behind You, and Shattering Glass

Golding, William    Lord of the Flies (review)

Goldman, William    The Princess Bride

Grant, Michael    BZRK, Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, and Fear

Gratz, Alan    Refugee

Green, John    An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska

The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns

Haddon, Mark    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Haig, Matt    The Dead Father’s Club

Hamilton, Steve    The Lock Artist

Hautman, Pete    All In, Godless, Hole in the Sky, Invisible, No Limit, Rash,

and What Boys Really Want

Heller, Joseph    Catch-22

Hemingway, Ernest    The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises,

and For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hickham, Jr., Homer    October Sky

Hijuelos, Oscar    Dark Dude

Hillenbrand, Laura    Unbroken

Hinton, S.E.    The Outsiders

Homer     The Iliad and The Odyssey

Hoose, Phillip   The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

Hornby, Nick    High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Slam

Hosseini, Khaled    The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and

And the Mountains Echoed

Huxley, Aldous    Brave New World

Ishiguro, Kazuo    Never Let Me Go

Jinks, Catherine    Evil Genius and Genius Squad

Kesey, Ken    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Kiely, Brandon and Jason Reynolds   All American Boys

King, Stephen    11/22/63, Carrie, Pet Semetary, The Shining, Under the Dome,

Christine, The Long Walk, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Stand

Klass, David    Danger Zone, Dark Angel, Home of the Braves, and

Stuck on Earth

Koertge, Ron    Shakespeare Bats Cleanup and The Brimstone Journals

Korman, Gordon    Born to Rock, No More Dead Dogs, Schooled,

Son of the Mob, Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle, and Jake, Reinvented

Kretch, Bob    Rebound (review)

Krakauer, Jon    Into Thin Air and Into the Wild

Latham, Jennifer   Dreamland Burning

Laybourne, Emmy    Monument 14 (review), Monument 14: Sky

on Fire (review), Monument 14: Savage Drift, and Sweet

Lee, Harper    To Kill a Mockingbird

Levithan, David    Every Day and Another Day

Lewis, John & Andrew Aydin  March (1, 2, and 3)

Lieb, Josh    I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want To Be Your

Class President (review)

Lipsyte, Robert    Center Field and Raiders’ Night (review)

Lu, Marie    Legend, Prodigy, Champion, Warcross, and Wildcard

Lubar, David    Dunk, Hidden Talents (review), True Talents, and

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

Ludlum, Robert    The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy

Lyga, Barry    I Hunt Killers, Game, Blood of My Blood, and Bang

Lynch, Jim    The Highest Tide

Maas, Sarah J     Throne of Glass series

Magoon, Kekla   How It Went Down

Martel, Yann    Life of Pi

Martin, George R.R.    A Song of Ice and Fire series

Martinez, A. Lee    Gil’s All-Fright Diner

Matheson, Richard    I Am Legend

McCammon, Robert    Boy’s Life

McCarthy, Cormac    Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men, The Road,

and All the Pretty Horses

McFadden, Thomas and Young, Rusty    Marching Powder

McManus, Karen   One of Us is Lying

McNab, Andy    Traitor (review) and Payback

Melville, Herman    Moby Dick

Mezrich, Ben    Bringing Down the House (review) and The Accidental

Billionaires

Miller, Kirsten    How to Lead a Life of Crime

Monroe, Randall  What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical

       Questions

Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons    Watchmen

Morganstern, Erin    The Night Circus

Morpurgo, Michael    Private Peaceful and War Horse

Mosley, Walter    47

Mullin, Mike    Ashfall and Ashen Winter

Murray, Liz    Breaking Night

Myers, Walter Dean    Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Bad Boy,

Fallen Angels, (review) Hoops, Monster, The Outside Shot,

Shooter, Slam, and Game

Nakazawa, Kaji    Barefoot Gen, The Day After, and Life After the Bomb

Nancy, Ted L.    The Letters from a Nut series

Ness, Patrick    The Chaos Walking trilogy and More Than This

Nguyen, Bich Minh    Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

Nicholls, Stan    Orcs (review)

Nijkamp, Marieke   This Is Where It Ends

Noah, Trevor    Born a Crime

Nolan, Han    If I Should Die Before I Wake

Northrop, Michael    Trapped

O’Brien, Robert    Z for Zachariah

O’Brien, Tim    If I Die in a Combat Zone, Going After Cacciato, and The Things

They Carried

Oppel, Kenneth    Airborn, Skybreaker, Half Brother, and Starclimber

Orwell, George    Animal Farm (review) and 1984

Padian, Maria    Out of Nowhere

Parrado, Nando    Miracle in the Andes

Patrick, Cat   Revived

Pearsall, Shelley   The Seventh Most Important Thing

Peet, Mal    Life: An Exploded Diagram

Poe, Edgar Allen    Tales of Mystery and Terror

Preston, Douglas and Child, Lincoln    Relic (review), The Book of the Dead,

Brimstone, and Dance of Death

Pullman, Phillip    The Dark Materials trilogy

Quick, Matthew    Boy 21

Remarque, Erich    All Quiet on the Western Front

Reynolds, Jason    Long Way Down

Rich, Simon    Ant Farm and Free-Range Chickens

Rubin, Lance  Denton Little’s Death Date

Ruebens, Michael    Son of 613

Runyon, Brent    The Burn Journals

Sagan, Carl    Contact

Salinger, J.D.    The Catcher in the Rye

Satrapi, Marjane    Persepolis

Scalzi, John    Fuzzy Nation

Scheinkin, Steve  Bomb

Schlosser, Eric  Fast Food Nation

Sedaris, David    Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Santaland Diaries, and Naked

Sedgwick, Marcus    Revolver

Shabazz, Ilyasah & Kekla Magoon  X: A Novel

Sheff, David    Beautiful Boy

Shusterman, Neal    Everlost, Everwild, The Shadow Club, and the Unwind series

Silverstein, Ken    The Radioactive Boy Scout

Smith, Andrew    Winger, Standoff, and The Marbury Lens

Smith, Jennifer E.    Windfall

Smith, Roland    Peak and The Edge

Sonneblick, Jordan    Notes from the Midnight Driver, Zen and the Art of

Faking It, After Ever After, and Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Spiegelman, Art    Maus I and Maus II

Stein, Garth   The Art of Racing in the Rain

Steinbeck, John    The Grapes of Wrath

Steinkellner, Teddy    Trash Can Days

Strasser, Todd    Bootcamp, Can’t Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun,

and The Wave

Swofford, Anthony    Jarhead and Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails

Thomas, Angie    The Hate U Give and On the Come Up

Tinti, Hannah    The Good Thief

Tolkien, J.R.R.    The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Truman, Terry    Cruise Control and Stuck in Neutral

Trumbo, Dalton    Johnny Got His Gun

Twain, Mark    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Vizzini, Ned    Be More Chill and It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt    A Man Without a Country, God Bless You,

Mr. Rosewater, Welcome to the Monkey House, Armageddon in Retrospect,

Timequake, Jailbird, Cat’s Cradle, Deadeye Dick, Breakfast

of Champions, The Sirens of Titan, Player Piano, and Slaughterhouse-Five

Wahl, Matt    The Invisible

Wallach, Tommy  We All Looked Up and Thanks for the Trouble

Walls, Jeanette    The Glass Castle (review)

Weaver, Will    Memory Boy

Weir, Andy  The Martian

Weisel, Elie    Night

White, T.H.    The Once and Future King and The Book of Merlin

Wilson, Daniel H.    Robopocalypse and Robogenesis

Woolf, Tobias    This Boy’s Life

Wroblewski, David    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Yancey, Rick  The Fifth Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star

Young, Moira    Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart

Zusak, Markus    The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger (review)

Gr. 7-8 Girls

Albert, Melissa   The Hazel Wood

Albertalli, Becky    Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda

Albertalli, Becky and Adam Silvera    What If It’s Us

Alifirenka, Caitlin and Martin Ganda   I Will Always Write Back

Anderson, Laurie Halse    Prom, Wintergirls (review), and Speak

Adams, Douglas    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series

Adieh, Renee    The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger

Alexie, Sherman    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Flight

Anderson, M.T.    Feed, The Game of Sunken Places, and Thirsty

Andrews, Jesse    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Atkinson, Kate    Life After Life and Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Atwood, Margaret    The Handmaid’s Tale

Austen, Jane    Emma and Pride and Prejudice

Aveyard, Victoria   Red Queen and Glass Sword

Bacigalupi, Paolo    Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities

Bauby, Jean-Dominique    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Bell, Alden    The Reapers Are the Angels

Benioff, David    City of Thieves

Bingham, Kelly    Shark Girl

Blick, Ilsa    Ashes

Booraem, Ellen    The Unnameables

Bowman, Erin   Vengeance Road

Bracken, Alexandra   Passenger and Wayfarer

Bradbury, Ray    Fahrenheit 451

Bray, Libba    Beauty Queens, Going Bovine, and The Diviners

Brontë, Charlotte    Jane Eyre

Brown, Christy    My Left Foot

Brown, Jennifer    Bitter End

Bryant, Jen    Pieces of Georgia

Buckhanon, Kalisha    Upstate

Bunting, Eve    Jumping the Nail

Cabot, Meg    All-American Girl, Avalon High and The Princess Diaries series

Caletti, Deb    The Nature of Jade, Wild Roses, The Six Rules of Maybe,

and Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Cass, Kiera   The Selection series and The Siren

Cavallaro, Brittany    A Study in Charlotte and The Last of August

Chabon, Michael    The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and The Yiddish

Policemen’s Union

Chandler, Kristen    Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me

Chbosky, Stephen    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Cisneros, Sandra    The House on Mango Street

Cline, Eric    Ready Player One

Cohen, Joshua    Leverage

Cohn, Rachel and David Levithan    Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares and Nick and

Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Collins, Suzanne    The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay

Condie, Ally    Matched and Crossed

Cormier, Robert    The Chocolate War and I Am the Cheese

Creech, Sharon   Love That Dog and Hate That Cat

Cristie, Agatha   And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express

Crutcher, Chris    Deadline

Dashner, James    The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure

and The Kill Order

Deaver, Julie Reece    The Night I Disappeared and Say Goodnight, Gracie

(review)

DePrince, Michaela  Taking Flight

Dessen, Sarah    Dreamland, Just Listen, Keeping the Moon, (review) Someone

Like You, This Lullaby, Lock and Key, The Truth about Forever,

What Happened to Goodbye, (review) and The Moon and More

Doctorow, Cory    Little Brother and Homeland

Doerr, Anthony    All the Light We Cannot See

Donnelly, Jennifer    A Northern Light, Revolution, and These Shallow Graves

Dowell, Frances    Where I’d Like to Be

Draper, Sharon    The Battle of Jericho, Copper Sun, Just Another Hero,

Out of My Mind, November Blues, and Stella by Starlight

Dudman, Martha Tod    Augusta, Gone

DuMaurier, Daphne    Rebecca

Eggers, Dave    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, (review)

What Is the What,  Zeitoun, and The Circle

Erdrich, Louise    The Round House

Farmer, Nancy    The House of the Scorpion

Fitzgerald, F. Scott   The Great Gatsby

Flack, Sophie    Bunheads

Flinn, Alex    Breathing Underwater, Diva, and Fade to Black

Foer, Jonathan Safran    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Forman, Gayle    If I Stay, I Was Here, Just One Day, and Where She Went

Frasier, Charles    Cold Mountain

Gaiman, Neil    Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, and The Graveyard Book

Galloway, Gregory    As Simple as Snow and The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand

Gagnon, Michelle    Don’t Turn Around

Garland, Alex    The Beach

Gier, Kirsten    Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue

Giles, Gail    Right Behind You and Playing in Traffic

Golding, William    Lord of the Flies

Goldman, William    The Princess Bride

Grant, Michael    Gone, (review) Lies, Hunger, Plague, and Fear

Gratz, Alan    Refugee and Projekt 1065

Green, John    An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska,

Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars (review)

Griffin, Paul    Stay with Me

Grover, Lorie Ann   On Pointe

Haddon, Mark    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Hahn, Mary Downing    Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls

Hand, Cynthia   The Last Time We Say Goodbye

Hand, Cynthia and Brodi Ashton  My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane

Haig, Matt    The Dead Father’s Club (review)

Hamilton, Steve    The Lock Artist

Harrington, Laura    Alice Bliss

Han, Jenny    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Shug, We’ll Always Have Summer,

It’s Not Summer Without You, PS I Still Love You, Always and Forever, Lara Jean,

and The Summer I Turned Pretty (latest review)(another review)

Hautman, Pete    All-In, Rash, Hole in the Sky, The Big Crunch,

       What Boys Really Want, and Invisible

Henry, April    The Night She Disappeared

Herlong, M.H.     The Great Wide Sea

Hitchcock, Bonnie-Sue    The Smell of Other People’s Houses

Hinton, S.E.    The Outsiders

Hornby, Nick    High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Slam

Howard, A.G.   Splintered

Howrey, Meg    Blind Sight

Hughes, Mark    I Am the Wallpaper

Ishiguro, Kazuo    Never Let Me Go

Jacobson, Jennifer    The Complete History of Why I Hate Her, and Small as an Elephant

James, Brian    Zombie Blondes

Johnson, Angela    The First Part Last

Johnson, Maureen    The Name of the Star, The Madness Underneath, and

         The Shadow Cabinet

Jordan, Hillary    When She Woke

Kaling, Mindy    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Why Not Me

Katcher, Brian    Playing with Matches

Kaysen, Susanna    Girl, Interrupted

Kenneally, Miranda    Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Keplinger, Kody   The Duff

Kesey, Ken    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (review)

King, A.S.    Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Dust of 100 Dogs, Everyone

Sees the Ants, and Ask the Passengers

King, Stephen    Carrie, Under the Dome,  and 11/22/63

Kingsolver, Barbara    The Bean Trees and The Poisonwood Bible

Klein, Lisa    Ophelia

Koertge, Ron    Boy Girl Boy and The Brimstone Journals

Korman, Gordon    Schooled, Son of the Mob, Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle,

           No More Dead Dogs, and Jake, Reinvented

Krakauer, Jon    Into Thin Air and Into the Wild

Lasky, Kathryn    Memoirs of a Bookbat

Latham, Jennifer    Dreamland Burning

Laure, Estelle   This Raging Light

Laybourne, Emmy    Monument 14 (review) and Monument 14: Savage Drift

Lee, Harper    To Kill a Mockingbird

Letts, Billie    Where the Heart Is

Levine, Kristin    The Lions of Little Rock

Levithan, David    Every Day and Another Day

Lewis, John & Andrew Aydin  March (1, 2, and 3)

Lieb, Josh    I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want To Be Your

Class President

Lockhart, E.    The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (review),

The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys,

Real Live Boys, and Fly on the Wall

Lu, Marie    Legend, Prodigy, Champion, Warcross, and Wildcard

Lubar, David    Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (review)

Lyga, Barry    I Hunt Killers, Game, Blood of My Blood, and Bang

Marchetta, Melina    Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca

Marino, Peter    Magic and Misery (review)

Marquhardt, Marie   The Radius of Us

Marsden, John    The Tomorrow series and Letters from the Inside

Martel, Yann    Life of Pi

Mass, Wendy    Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Jeremy Fink and the

Meaning of Life, and A Mango-Shaped Space

Mastromonaco, Alyssa    Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Matson, Morgan    Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, Since You’ve Been Gone,

and Second Chance Summer

McBride, Lish    Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

McManus, Karen    One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret

McNeal, Laura and Tom    Crooked, Crushed, and Zipped

Meyer, Marissa    Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and Fairest

Mezrich, Ben    Bringing Down the House

Miller, Kirsten    How to Lead a Life of Crime

Morganstern, Erin    The Night Circus

Moriarty, Jaclyn    Feeling Sorry for Celia, The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie,

The Spell Book of Listen Taylor, The Year of Secret Assignments,

and The Ghosts of Ashbury High

Moyes, Jojo   Me Before You

Myers, Walter Dean    Fallen Angels and Monster

Moehringer, J.D.    The Tender Bar

Moore, Perry    Hero

Murray, Liz    Breaking Night

Nelson, Jandy    The Sky Is Everywhere

Neruda, Pablo   Odes to Common Things

Ness, Patrick    The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men, The Knife of

Never Letting Go, and More Than This

Nijkamp, Marieke   This Is Where It Ends

Noah, Trevor    Born a Crime

Nolan, Han    Pregnant Pause, If I Should Die Before I Wake (review), and

A Summer of Kings

Northrop, Michael    Trapped

Obama, Barack    Dreams from My Father

Obama, Michelle    Becoming

Ockler, Sarah    Twenty Boy Summer and Fixing Delilah

Oliver, Lauren    Before I Fall, Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem

Oppel, Kenneth    Airborn, Skybreaker, and Starclimber

Orwell, George    Animal Farm

Osa, Nancy    Cuba 15

Ostow, Micol    Westminster Abby

Padian, Maria   Out of Nowhere

Parrado, Nando    Miracle in the Andes

Patchett, Anne    Bel Canto

Patrick, Cat    Forgotten, Revived, and The Originals

Pearson, Mary    A Room on Lorelei Street, The Miles Between,

The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and The Fox Inheritance

Peet, Mal    Life: An Exploded Diagram

Peterson, Margaret Haddix    Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

and Uprising

Petrucha, Stefan    Ripper

Pfeffer, Susan Beth    Life as We Knew It

Plum-Ucci, Carol    What Happened to Lani Garver?

Rabb, Margo    Cures for Heartbreak

Ray, Michelle    Falling for Hamlet

Reichl, Ruth    Tender at the Bone

Reinhart, Dana    A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, How to Build

a House, Things a Brother Knows, and Harmless

Reynolds, Jason    Long Way Down

Rich, Simon    Ant Farm and Free Range Chickens

Rosoff, Meg    What I Was and How I Live Now

Roth, Veronica    Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant

Rowell, Rainbow    Carry On, Eleanor and Park (review) and Fangirl (review)

Rowling, J.K.    The Harry Potter series

Runyon, Brent    The Burn Journals and Surface Tension

Salinger, J.D.    The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey

Satrapi, Marjane    Persepolis and Persepolis 2

Scalzi, John    Fuzzy Nation

Schneider, Robyn   Extraordinary Means

Sepetys, Ruta    Between Shades of Gray and Salt to the Sea

Serle, Rebecca    When You Were Mine

Sheff, David    Beautiful Boy

Shusterman, Neal    Everlost, Everwild, The Shadow Club, Bruiser, and Unwind

Sittenfeld, Curtis    Prep

Sloan, Holly Goldberg    I’ll Be There

Small, David    Stitches

Smith, Betty    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Smith, Dodie    I Capture the Castle (review)

Smith, Kirsten    The Geography of Girlhood

Smith, Jennifer    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,

This Is What Happy Looks Like, and Windfall

Sones, Sonya    One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies,

Stop Pretending, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, What My

Girlfriend Doesn’t Know, and What Happened When My Big Sister

Went Crazy

Spiegelman, Art    Maus I and Maus II

Spotswood, Jessica   A Tyranny of Petticoats

Stiefvater, Maggie, et al.    The Curiosities

Stockett, Kathryn    The Help

Strasser, Todd     Can’t Get There from Here and Give a Boy a Gun

Sullivan, Tara    The Bitter Side of Sweet

Summers, Courtney    Fall for Anything

Taylor, Laini    Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Thomas, Angie    The Hate U Give and On the Come Up

Tinti, Hannah    The Good Thief (review)

Vivian, Siobhan    Not That Kind of Girl and The List

Vizzini, Ned    Be More Chill and It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Vonnegut, Kurt    Man Without a Country, Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s

Cradle, Slapstick, Galapagos, Mother Night, and Armageddon in Retrospect

Wagner, Laura Rose   Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go

Walker, Karen Thompson    The Age of Miracles

Wallach, Tommy  We All Looked Up and Thanks for the Trouble

Walls, Jeanette    The Glass Castle

Warman, Jessica    Between

Weatherby, Lee    Kat Got Your Tongue

Weeks, Sarah    So B. It

Wein, Elizabeth   Code Name Verity, Black Dove, White Raven, The Pearl Thief, and A Thousand Sisters

Whaley, John Corey    Where Things Come Back and Noggin

White, Ellen Emerson    A Season of Daring Greatly

Wolf, Allan    The Watch That Ends the Night

Wolff, Tobias    This Boy’s Life

Wooding, Chris    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray and Poison

Woodson, Jacqueline   Brown Girl Dreaming and Harbor Me

Wroblewski, David    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Yancey, Rick    The Fifth Wave and The Infinite Sea

Yoon, Nicola  Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star

Young, Moira    Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart

Yousafzai, Malala   I Am Malala and We Are Displaced

Zarr, Sarah    Sweethearts, How to Save a Life, and Story of a Girl

Zevin, Gabrielle    Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, All These Things I’ve Done,

and Because It Is My Blood

Zoboi, Ibi    American Street and Pride

Zusak, Markus    The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger (review)

Back to Top

© Center for Teaching & Learning
Web Hosting Provided by Maine Hosting Solutions