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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 that CTL’s book lists will 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). and 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

Bang, Molly    When Sophie Gets Angry

Barrett, Judi    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Brett, Jan    Annie and the Wild Animals, The First Dog,

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

The Mitten, Fritz and the Beautiful Horses, Christmas Trolls, Comet’s

Nine Lives, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, and Cinders

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, and The Very Quiet Cricket

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

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

De Beer, Hans    Little Polar Bear

Dewdney, Anna   Llama Llama Red Pajama

Donaldson, Julia/Axel Scheffler    The Gruffalo

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

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, and Wilfrid Gordon

McDonald Partridge

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,

and Wemberly Worried

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

Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie’s Word, and Sally’s Secret

Keats, Ezra Jack    The Snowy Day

Knudsen, Michelle    Library Lion

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

McPhail, David    Edward and the Pirates

Munsch, Robert    Thomas’ Snowsuit

Muntean, Michaela    Do Not Open This Book

Myller, Rolf    How Big Is a Foot?

Numeroff, Laura Joffe  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Pelham, David    A Is for Animals

Penn, Audrey    The Kissing Hand

Pinkney, Jerry    The Lion and the Mouse

Portis, Antoinette    Kindergarten Diary

Sendak, Maurice   Where the Wild Things Are

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

Too Many Toys

Slate, Joseph    Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Stadler, John    Wilson and Miss Lovely

Stevens, Janet    Tops and Bottoms

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

with Mr. Magee

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

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

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,

I Broke My Trunk and My Friend Is Sad

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,

Sweet Dream Pie, Twenty-Four Robbers and Tooth Fairy

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

Gr. 1-2

Abbott, Tony    The Secrets of Droon books

Ahlberg, Alan and Janet    Each Peach, Pear, Plum and The Jolly Postman

Avi    Poppy, Poppy and Rye, Poppy Returns,

and Ereth’s Birthday

Bang-Campbell, Monika    Little Rat Rides and Little Rat Sets Sail

Barrows, Annie    The Ivy and Bean series

Benton, Jim    The Franny K. Stein series

Blade, Adam     The Beast Quest series

Brett, Jan     The Hat, The Mitten, Town Mouse, Country Mouse,

Annie and the Wild Animals, and Gingerbread Baby

Brown, Jeff    The Flat Stanley books

Brown, Margaret Wise    The Important Book

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

Cazet, Denys    The Minnie and Moo books

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

Cook, Julia    My Mouth is a Volcano!

Cowell, Cressida    The How to Train Your Dragon series

Craft, K.V.    Cinderella

Creech, Sharon    Love That Dog, Hate That Cat, and Pleasing the Ghost

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

Fantastic Mr. Fox; and The Enormous Crocodile

Daywalt, Drew    The Day the Crayons Quit

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

Fienberg, Anna and Gamble, Kim    The Minton series

Gannett, Ruth Stiles    The My Father’s Dragon series

Gibbons, Gail    Frogs and her other nonfiction books

Gill, Peter    Outside

Gutman, Dan    The My Weird School series and Miss Small Is Off the Wall

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

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

Howe, James    The Pinky and Rex books

Jacobson, Jennifer Richard    Truly Winnie and Winnie Dancing on Her Own

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

Jenkins, Emily    Toys Go Out and Toy Dance Party

Johnson, Crockett    Harold and the Purple Crayon

Joslin, Sesyle    What Do You Do, Dear? and What Do You Say, Dear?

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, Robert    Whose Mouse Are You?

Krauss, Ruth    The Carrot Seed

Krulik, Nancy    Twelve Burps of Christmas, The Katie Kazoo Switcheroo series,

the George Brown, Class Clown series, and the Magic Bone series

Levine, Gail Carson    The Princess Tales

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

Maguire, Gregory    Leaping Beauty and Other Animal Fairy Tales

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

Mass, Wendy    Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue

McCarty, Peter    First Snow

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

Miles, Ellen    The Puppy Place series and the Taylor-Made Tales books

O’Ryan, Ray    The Galaxy Zack series

Osborne, Mary Pope    The Magic Tree House books

Parish, Peggy    The Amelia Bedelia books

Perry, Sarah   If

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

Rinker, Sherri Dusky    Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train,

Dream Train

Rocco, John    Blizzard

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

Shannon, George    Hands Say Love

Silverman, Erica    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series

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

Stone, Rex    The Dinosaur Cove books

Strauss, Linda Leopold    A Fairy Called Hilary

Trine, Greg    The Melvin Beederman series

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

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

Willems, Mo    The Pigeon books, the Elephant and Piggie series, and Goldilocks

and the Three Dinosaurs

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

Wojciechowski, Susan    The Beany series

Gr. 3-4 Boys

Abbott, Tony    The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet

Adams, Richard    Watership Down

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

Poppy series

Banks, Kate    The Magician’s Apprentice

Barker, Clive    Abarat and Days of Magic, Nights of War

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

Birdsall, Jeanne    The Penderwicks

Bisson, Terry    The Star Wars Boba Fett series

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

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

Beck, W.H.    Malcolm at Midnight

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

Dahl, Roald    James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, and The Twits

Delaney, Joseph    The Last Apprentice series

Di Camillo, Kate    Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux

Doyle, Roddy    The Giggler Treatment, The Meanwhile Adventures,

and Rover Saves Christmas

Eager, Edward    Knight’s Castle

Evans, Lissa    Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms

Flanagan, John    The Ranger’s Apprentice series

Funke, Cornelia    Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, The Thief Lord, and

When Santa Fell to Earth

Gardiner, John    Stone Fox

George, Jean Craighead    My Side of the Mountain

and There’s an Owl in the Shower

Goscinny, Rene    The Nicholas series

Hawking, Lucy and Stephen    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt series

Hiaasen, Carl    Flush and Hoot

Howe, James    The Bunnicula series

Hunter, Erin    The Warriors series

Ibbotson, Eva    Dial-a-Ghost, Island of the Aunts, Pleasing the Ghost,

and Which Witch?

Kinney, Jeff    Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules,

and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Kurzweil, Allen    Leon and the Champion Chip and Leon and the

Spitting Image

LaFevers, R.L.    The Theodosia series

Lasky, Kathryn    The Guardians of Ga’Hoole series: The Capture, The Journey,

The Rescue, etc. and the Wolves of the Beyond series

Lewis, C.S.    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,

Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, etc.

Lin, Grace    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

London, Jack    Call of the Wild

Lubar, David    Invasion of the Road Weenies

MacHale, D.J.    The Pendragon series

Maguire, Gregory    Leaping Beauty

Martin, Ann    A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray

Mass, Wendy    The Candymakers

McSwigan, Marie    The Snow Treasure

Mull, Brandon    The Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War

Nimmo, Jenny    Midnight for Charlie Bone and the other Charlie Bone books

Oliver, Lauren    Leisel and Po

Paolini, Christopher    Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr

Patterson, James    Treasure Hunters

Paulsen, Gary    Hatchet, The River, and Dogsong

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

of Ancient Darkness

Pearson, Ridley     The Kingdom Keepers series

Pinkwater, Daniel    Five Novels, Four Fantastic Novels, The Neddiad,

The Yggyssey, and Once Upon a Blue Moose

Prineas, Sarah    The Magic Thief

Riordan, Rick    The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, and Titan’s Curse

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.

Sachar, Louis    Holes

Sage, Angie    Flyte, Magyk, and Physik

Seidler, Tor    The Wainscot Weasel

Selden, George    A Cricket in Times Square and Harry Cat’s Pet Puppy

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugh Cabret

Smith, Jeff    The Bone series

Smith, Robert Kimmel    Chocolate Fever

Snicket, Lemony    The Series of Unfortunate Events books

Soup, Dr. Cuthbert    A Whole Nother Story

Sperry, Armstrong    Call It Courage

Spinelli, Jerry    Crash

Stein, Garth    Racing in the Rain

Stewart, Trenton Lee    The Mysterious Benedict Society series

Stone, Jeff    The Five Ancestors series

Swope, Sam    Jack and the Seven Deadly Giants

Tolkien, J.R.R.    The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers,

The Return of the King, and The Silmarillion

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

Wells, H.G.    The Time Machine

Westerfield, Scott    The Leviathan trilogy

Gr. 3-4 Girls

Adams, Richard    Watership Down

Appelt, Kathi    The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

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

Barker, Clive    Abarat and Days of Magic, Nights of War

Barry, Dave    Peter and the Starcatchers and Science Fair

Bauer, Joan    Almost Home

Blume, Judy    Blubber, Double Fudge, and Superfudge

Bode, N.E.    The Anybody series

Bond, Michael    The Paddington series

Buckley, Michael    The Nerds trilogy and the Sisters Grimm series

Byars, Betsy    My Dog, My Hero

Carmen, Patrick    Floors

Cleary, Beverly    Ribsy and the Ramona series

Clements, Andrew    Lunch Money

Colfer, Eoin    Artemis Fowl and Half Moon Investigations

Coville, Bruce    Jennifer Murdley’s Toad and Juliet Dove, Queen of Love

Cowley, Joy    Chicken Feathers

Creech, Sharon    Hate That Cat, Love That Dog, Granny Torelli Makes Soup, and Pleasing the Ghost

Dahl, Roald    George’s Marvelous Medicine, The Witches, and The Twits

Delaney, Joseph    The Last Apprentice series

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

of Edward Tulane, and The Tale of Despereaux

Doyle, Roddy    The Giggler Treatment and Rover Saves Christmas

Eager, Edward    Knight’s Castle

Epstein, Adam Jay    The Familiars series

Estes, Eleanor    The Moffets, Ginger Pye, and Pinky Pye

Evans, Lissa    Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms

Farran, Christopher    Animals to the Rescue: True Stories of Animal Heroes

Fitzhugh, Louise    Harriet the Spy

Funke, Cornelia    Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, and The Thief Lord

Hawking, Lucy and Stephen    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

Herlong, M.H.    Buddy

Hesse, Karen    The Music of the Dolphins

Hiaasen, Carl    Flush and Hoot

Hoberman, Mary Ann    Strawberry Hill

Howe, James    The Bunnicula series

Ibbotson, Eva    Dial-a-Ghost and Which Witch?

Jacobson, Jennifer Richard    Truly Winnie

Jenkins, Emily    Toys Go Out

Keene, Carolyn    The Nancy Drew series

Kelly, Lynne    Chained

Kessler, Liz    The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Kilse, Kate    Letters from Camp and Regarding the Fountain

King-Smith, Dick    The Cat Lady

Kinney, Jeff    Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules,

and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Laiz, Jana    The Twelfth Stone

Lasky, Kathryn    The Guardians of Ga’hoole series and the Wolves

of the Beyond series

Lewis, C.S.    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

and The Magician’s Nephew

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

and Year of the Rat

London, Jack    Call of the Wild

Lord, Cynthia    Rules

Lowry, Lois    Number the Stars

Lovelace, Maud Hart    The Betsy-Tacy series

Maguire, Gregory    Leaping Beauty

Martin, Ann    The Doll People, The Runaway Dolls, and The Meanest Doll

in the World

Mass, Wendy    The Candymakers

Matson, Nancy    The Boy Trap

Mills, Claudia    7 x 9 = Trouble

Mlynowski, Sarah    The Whatever After series

Mull, Brandon    The Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War

Myracle, Lauren    The Winnie Years series

Oliver, Lauren    Leisel and Po

Paolini, Christopher    Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr

Paterson, Katherine    Bridge to Terabithia

Rhodes, Jewel Parker    Sugar

Riordan, Rick    The Percy Jackson and the Olympians 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,

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, etc.

Sachar, Louis    Holes

Sage, Angie    Flyte, Magyk, and Physik

Schndback, Mindy    Princess from Another Planet

Seidler, Tor    Toes and The Wainscot Weasel

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Smith, Robert Kimmel    Chocolate Fever

Snicket, Lemony    The Bad Beginning and the rest of the Series of

Unfortunate Events books.

Soup, Cuthbert    A Whole Nother Story

Spinelli, Jerry    Fourth Grade Rats

Sutherland, Tui    The Wings of Fire series

Telgemeier, Raina    Smile and Sisters

Tolkien, J.R.R.    The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring

Van Cleve, Kathleen    Drizzle

Voigt, Cynthia    Angus and Sadie

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

Wells, H.G.    The Time Machine

West, Jacqueline    The Books of Elsewhere series

Gr. 5-6 Boys

Almond, David    The Savage

Alphin, Elaine    The Perfect Shot (review)

Anderson, John    Sidekicked

Anderson, M.T.    The Game of Sunken Places and Octavian Nothing

Bacigalupi, Paolo    Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities

Barraclough, Lindsey    Long Lankin

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell    They Called Themselves the K.K.K.

Bascomb, Neal    The Nazi Hunters

Baskin, Nora Raleigh    Anything But Typical, The Summer Before Boys,

and Runt

Bowler, Tim     Storm Catchers (review)

Boyne, John     The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Stay Where You Are

and Then Leave

Bradbury, Jennifer     Shift and A Moment Comes

Burg, Ann E.     All the Broken Pieces

Card, Orson Scott    Ender’s Game

Carman, Patrick    Thirteen Days to Midnight and Floors

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

Cary, Kate    Bloodline

Chabon, Michael     Summerland

Charbonneau, Joelle    The Testing

Chima, Cinda Williams    The Warrior Heir trilogy

Cody, Matthew    Powerless, Super, and Will in Scarlet

Colfer, Eoin    The Artemis Fowl series, The Wish List, WARP, and Plugged

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

The Underland Chronicles

Couloubis, Audrey    War Games

Cummings, Priscilla    The Red Kayak

Dashner, James    The Maze Runner trilogy and Eye of Minds

Delaney, Joseph    The Last Apprentice series

De Mari, Silvana    The Last Dragon

Deuker, Carl    Heart of a Champion

Doctorow, Cory    Little Brother and For the Win

Draper, Sharon    Copper Sun and Out of My Mind

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)

Feinstein, John    The Rival

Fisher, Catherine    The Incarceron series

Flanagan, John    The Ranger’s Apprentice 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

Gansworth, Eric    If I Ever Get Out of Here

Gardner, Sally    The Red Necklace and Maggot Moon

Gleizman, Morris    Once, Then, and Now

Golden, Christopher    Last Breath

Gonzalez, Julie    Imaginary Enemy

Graff, Lisa    The Thing About Georgie, A Tangle of Knots, and Double Dog Dare

Grant, Michael    The Gone series

Griffin, Paul    The Orange Houses and Ten Mile River

Haig, Matt    Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest and the rest of the Samuel

Blink series

Hartley, A.J.    Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact

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

Herzlong, M.H.    The Great Wide Sea

Hiassen, Carl    Flush and Hoot

Higgins, F.E.    The Black Book of Secrets and The Bone Magician

Higson, Charlie    Silverfin, The Dead, and The Enemy

Hirsch, Jeff    The Eleventh Plague

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

Howe, James    The Misfits and Totally Joe

Jinks, Catherine    Evil Genius

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

Klages, Ellen    The Green Glass Sea

Kluger, Steve   My Most Excellent Year

Korman, Gordon    Born to Rock, Schooled, Pop, and Swindle

Kostick, Conor    The Epic series

Kristoff, Jay    Stormdancer

Lake, Nick    Hostage Three

Landy, Derek    The Skulduggery Pleasant books

Lockhart, E.    The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks

Lore, Pittacus    The I Am Number Four series

Lorentz, Dayna    No Safety in Numbers series

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

Lu, Marie    The Legend series

MacHale, D.J.    Sylo

McCormick, Patricia    Never Fall Down

McMann, Lisa    Cryer’s Cross

McNeil, Gretchen    Ten

Messner, Kate    Capture the Flag

Meyer, Marissa    The Cinder series

Morpurgo, Michael    War Horse

Mowll, Joshua    Operation Red Jericho

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

Nolan, Han    Crazy

O’Brien, Caraugh    The Birthmarked series

Palacio, R.J.    Wonder

Paolini, Christopher    Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr

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

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

Extreme Sports

Patterson, Katherine    Bread and Roses Too

Paulson, Gary    Hatchet 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

Porter, Pamela    Crazy Man

Pratchett, Terry    Nation

Preus, Margi    Heart of a Samurai

Price, Lissa    Starters

Pullman, Phillip    The Dark Materials trilogy

Rex, Adam    The True Meaning of Smekday (review)

Riordan, Rick    The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, Titan’s Curse, and

The Lost Hero

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

Roth, Veronica    Divergent and Insurgent

Rutkoski, Marie    Cabinet of Wonders

Scott, Michael    The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck

Shaw, Susan    The Boy from the Basement

Shulman, Polly    The Grimm Legacy

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

Stork, Francsico    Marcelo in the Real World and The Last Summer

of the Death Warriors

Van Draanen, Wendelin    Swear to Howdy and The Running Dream

Voorhees, Coert    The Brothers Torres

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

Gr. 5-6 Girls

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

Anderson, Laurie Halse    The Impossible Knife of Memory

Anderson, M.T.    The Game of Sunken Places

Auxier, Jon    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

Barrows, Annie    The Magic Half

Baskin, Nora Raleigh    Almost Home and Every Girl Except Me

Bauer, Joan    Almost Home and Close to Famous

Blundell, Judy    What I Saw and How I Lied

Boyne, John    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bradbury, Jennifer    Shift

Bryant, Jen    Pieces of Georgia

Bunce, Elizabeth    A Curse Dark as Gold

Buyea, Rob    Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again

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

Chainani, Soman    The School for Good and Evil

Chima, Cinda Williams    The Warrior Heir

Choldenko, Gennifer    If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period and Al Capone Does

My Shirts

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

Cushman, Karen    The Loud Silence of Francine Green

Dashner, James    The Maze Runner series

De Mari, Silvana    The Last Dragon

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

and Just Listen

Dionne, Erin    Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies

Dowell, Frances    Falling In

Draper, Sharon    Copper Sun and Out of My Mind

Duprau, Jeanne    City of Ember

Erskine, Kathryn    Mockingbird

Evans, Richard Paul    Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Fforde, Jasper    The Last Dragonslayer

Fisher, Catherine    Sapphique and Incarceron

Fitzpatrick, Becca    Crescendo and Hush, Hush

Flood, Nancy Bo    Warriors in the Crossfire

Friend, Natasha    Bounce, My Life in Black and White, and Perfect

Fukuda, Andrew Xia    Crossing

Fukui, Isamu    Truancy

Gidwitz, Adam    A Tale Dark and Grimm series

Giff, Patricia Reilly    Wild Girl

Gleitzman, Morris    The Once series

Grabenstein, Chris    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Grant, Michael    The Gone series

Griffin, Paul    The Orange Houses

Grimes, Nikki    The Road to Paris

Haig, Matt    Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest

Han, Jenny    Shug

Hannigan, Katherine    Ida B.

Harrington, Karen    Sure Signs of Crazy

Haworth, Danette    A Whole Lot of Lucky

Henson, Heather    Dream of Night

Herlong, M.H.    The Great Wide Sea

Hicks, Faith Erin    Friends with Boys

Higson, Charlie    The Enemy series and the Silverfin series

Holm, Jennifer    Turtle in Paradise

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    Schooled, Son of the Mob, Ungifted, and Born to Rock

LaFevers, R.L.    Flight of the Phoenix and the Theodosia series

LaFleur, Suzanne    Love, Aubrey, and Eight Keys

Lai, Thanhha    Inside Out and Back Again

Larbalestier, Justine    How to Ditch Your Fairy

Law, Ingrid    Savvy

Levine, Kristin    The Lions of Little Rock

Lin, Grace    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Lloyd, Natalie    Snicker of Magic

Lord, Cynthia    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    Legend

Lubar, David    Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

MacHale, D.J.    Sylo

MacLean, Jill    The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

Magoon, Keka    The Rock and the River (review)

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

Shaped Space (review), Finally, 11 Birthdays, Candymaker, and

Heaven’s A Lot Like the Mall

McNeil, Gretchen    Ten

Meyer, Marissa    Cinder and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles

Morpurgo, Michael    War Horse, An Elephant in the Garden, and Shadow

Moulton, Erin    Tracing Stars

Mull, Brandon    The Fablehaven series and Beyonders

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

Park, Linda Sue    A Long Walk to Water

Patron, Susan    The Higher Power of Lucky

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

School’s Out Forever and Confessions of a Murder Suspect

Patterson, Katherine    Bread and Roses Too

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

Ancient Darkness series

Pixley, Marcella    Freak

Porter, Pamela    The Crazy Man

Price, Lissa    Starters

Resau, Laura    Red Glass and The Queen of Water

Revis, Beth    Across the Universe

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley    Three Little Words

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    Divergent

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

Rutkoski, Marie    The Cabinet of Wonders

Ryan, Pam Munoz    Becoming Naomi Leon, The Dreamer, and Esperanza Rising

Scattergood, Augusta    Glory Be

Schmatz, Pat    Bluefish

Schmidt, Gary    The Wednesday Wars and OK for Now

Schrefer, Eliot    Endangered

Scott, Michael    The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series

Selznick, Brian    The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck

Sepetys, Ruta    Between Shades of Gray

Shaw, Susan    The Boy from the Basement

Sheth, Kashmira    Keeping Corner and Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet

Shimko, Bonnie    The Private Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye

Shurtliff, Liesl    Rump

Shusterman, Neal    The Schwa Was Here

Sloan, Holly Goldberg    Counting by 7s

Smiley, Jane    A Good Horse

Smith, Greg    Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo

Sonnenblick, Jordan    After Ever After, Curveball, Drums, Girls,

and Dangerous Pie, Notes from the Midnight Driver, and Zen and the Art

of Faking It

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

Standiford, Natalie    Secret Tree

Stead, Rebecca    When You Reach Me

Steifvater, Maggie    Shiver and Linger

Stewart, Trenton Lee    The Mysterious Benedict Society

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

Taylor, Laini    Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Telgemeier, Raina    Smile and Drama

Tingle, Tim    How I Became a Ghost

Vail, Rachel    Ever After

Van Draanen, Wendelin    Flipped and The Running Dream

Velde, Vivian Vande    Stolen

Wein, Elizabeth    Code Name Verity

Wells, Robison    Variant and Feedback

West, Jacqueline    The Book of Elsewhere

Wiles, Deborah    Countdown

Williams, Michael    Now Is the Time for Running

Woodson, Jackie    Feathers

Wright, Barbara    Crow

Wright, Bil    Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Yancey, Rick    The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

Yang, Gene Luen    American-Born Chinese

Yousafzai, Malala    I Am Malala

Yovanoff, Brenna    The Replacement

Zevin, Gabrielle    Elsewhere

Zhang, Kat    What’s Left of Me

Zusak, Markus    The Book Thief

Gr. 7-8 Boys

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

Adiga, Aravind    The White Tiger (review)

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

Anderson, Laurie    Speak and Twisted

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

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party and The

Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Kingdom on the Waves

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

Beaudoin, Sean    The Infects and You Killed Wesley Payne

Beddor, Frank    The Looking Glass Wars

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

Brooks, Kevin    Candy

Brown, Christy    My Left Foot

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

Cary, Kate    The Bloodline Trilogy

Chabon, Michael    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and Telegraph Avenue

Christie, Agatha    And Then There Were None

Clarke, Arthur C.    2001: A Space Odyssey

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, Airframe, and

The Andromeda Strain

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

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)

Erdrich, Louise    The Round House

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

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

Gantos, Jack    A Hole in My Life

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

Green, John    An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska

The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns

Greenburg, Joanne    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

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

Haig, Matt    The Dead Father’s Club

Hamilton, Steve    The Lock Artist

Hartnett, Sonya    Surrender

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

Hobbs, Will    Leaving Protection

Homer     The Iliad and The Odyssey

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

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

Landy, Derek    Skullduggery Pleasant

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

on Fire (review)

Lee, Harper    To Kill a Mockingbird

Levithan, David    Every Day

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)

Logsted, Greg    Alibi Junior High

Lore, Pittacus    I Am Number Four, The Power of Six, and

The Rise of Nine

Lu, Marie    Legend and Prodigy

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 and Game

Lynch, Jim    The Highest Tide

Marsden, John    The Tomorrow When the War Began series

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, and The Road

McCormick, Patricia    Purple Heart

McFadden, Thomas and Young, Rusty    Marching Powder

McNab, Andy    Traitor (review) and Payback

McNamee, Graham    Bone Chiller

Melville, Herman    Moby Dick

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

Billionaires

Miller, Kirsten    How to Lead a Life of Crime

Moehringer, J.R.    The Tender Bar

Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons    Watchmen

Morganstern, Erin    The Night Circus

Morpurgo, Michael    Private Peaceful and War Horse

Mosley, Walter    47

Mullin, Mike    Ashfall

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

Nguyen, Bich Minh    Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

Nicholls, Stan    Orcs (review)

Nix, Garth    Shade’s Children, Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen

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

Opel, Kenneth    Airborn, Skybreaker, and Starclimber

Orwell, George    Animal Farm (review) and 1984

Palahniuk, Chuck    Fight Club

Paolini, Christopher    Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance

Parrado, Nando    Miracle in the Andes

Pfeffer, Susan Beth    Life as We Knew It

Poe, Edgar Allen    Tales of Mystery and Terror

Pratchett, Terry    Nation

Preller, James    Bystander

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

Brimstone, and Dance of Death

Prose, Francine    After

Pullman, Phillip    The Dark Materials trilogy

Quick, Matthew    Boy 21

Remarque, Erich    All Quiet on the Western Front

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley    Three Little Words

Rich, Simon    Ant Farm, Eliot Allagash, and Free-Range Chickens

Riordan, Rick    The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

Robinson, Lewis    Water Dogs

Ruebens, Michael    Son of 613

Runyon, Brent    The Burn Journals

Sacco, Joe    Safe Area Gorazde

Salinger, J.D.    The Catcher in the Rye

Satrapi, Marjane    Persepolis

Scalzi, John    Fuzzy Nation

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

Sedgwick, Marcus    Revolver

Sheff, David    Beautiful Boy

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

Silverstein, Ken    The Radioactive Boy Scout

Smith, Roland    Peak

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

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

Stroud, Jonathan    Buried Fire and the Bartimaeus Trilogy:

The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, and Ptolemy’s Gate

Swofford, Anthony    Jarhead and Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails

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

Vrettos, Adrienne Maria    Skin

Wahl, Matt    The Invisible

Walls, Jeanette    The Glass Castle (review)

Ward, Rachel    Numbers

Weaver, Will    Memory Boy

Weisel, Elie    Night

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

Woolf, Tobias    This Boy’s Life

Wooding, Chris    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray and Poison

Wroblewski, David    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Yolen, Jane    Armageddon Summer

Young, Moira    Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart

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

Gr. 7-8 Girls

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

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

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

Anastasiu, Heather    Glitch and Switched

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

Andrews, Jesse    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Ashton, Brandi    Everneath

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

Bacigalupi, Paolo    Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities

Banks, Kate    Walk Softly, Rachel

Banks, Russell    Rule of the Bone

Bauby, Jean-Dominique    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Beale, Fleur    I Am Not Esther

Beaudoin, Sean    You Killed Wesley Payne and The Infects

Bell, Alden    The Reapers Are the Angels

Benioff, David    City of Thieves

Berg, Elizabeth    Durable Goods and Joy School

Bingham, Kelly    Shark Girl

Blick, Ilsa    Ashes

Booraem, Ellen    The Unnameables

Bradbury, Ray    Fahrenheit 451

Bradley, Alex    24 Girls in 7 Days

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

Brewer, Heather    The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series

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

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

Choldenko, Gennifer    If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period

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

Crouch, Katie    Girls in Trucks

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)

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

Donnelly, Jennifer    A Northern Light and Revolution

Donofrio, Beverly    Riding in Cars with Boys

Dowell, Frances    Where I’d Like to Be

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

Out of My Mind, and November Blues

Dudman, Martha Tod    Augusta, Gone

DuMaurier, Daphne    Rebecca

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

What Is the What, and Zeitoun

Ellis, Deborah    The Breadwinner, Parvana’s Journey, Mud City,

The Heaven Shop, and No Ordinary Day

Ellison, Kate    The Butterfly Clues

Ephron, Delia    Frannie in Pieces

Erdrich, Louise    The Round House

Farmer, Nancy    The House of the Scorpion

Firlick, Katrina    Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

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, 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

Golden, Arthur    Memoirs of a Geisha

Golding, William    Lord of the Flies

Goldman, William    The Princess Bride

Grant, Helen    The Vanishing of Katherine Linden

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

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

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

Greenberg, Joanne    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Griffin, Paul    Stay with Me

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

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

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

Hamilton, Steve    The Lock Artist

Harrington, Laura    Alice Bliss

Han, Jenny    Shug, We’ll Always Have Summer, It’s Not Summer Without You,

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

Handler, Daniel    Why We Broke Up

Hautman, Pete    All-In, Rash, Hole in the Sky,

The Big Crunch, What Boys Really Want, and Invisible

Helfer, Ralph    Modoc

Henry, April    The Night She Disappeared

Herlong, M.H.     The Great Wide Sea

Hinton, S.E.    The Outsiders

Hoffman, Alice    At Risk

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

Howrey, Meg    Blind Sight

Hughes, Mark    I Am the Wallpaper

Irving, John    The Cider House Rules

Ishiguro, Kazuo    Never Let Me Go

Jacobson, Jennifer    The Complete History of Why I Hate Her

James, Brian    Zombie Blondes

Johnson, Angela    The First Part Last

Johnson, Maureen    The Name of the Star

Jones, Carrie    Tips on Having a Gay Ex-Boyfriend, Love and Other Uses

for Duct Tape, and Need

Jordan, Hillary    When She Woke

Kaling, Mindy    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Karr, Mary    The Liars Club

Katcher, Brian    Playing with Matches

Kaysen, Susanna    Girl, Interrupted

Kenneally, Miranda    Breathe, Annie, Breathe

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 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

Koss, Amy Goldman    The Cheat and The Girls

Krakauer, Jon    Into Thin Air and Into the Wild

Lasky, Kathryn    Memoirs of a Bookbat

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

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

Lore, Pittacus    I Am Number Four, The Power of Six, and The Rise of Nine

Lu, Marie    Legend

Lubar, David    Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (review)

Lyga, Barry    I Hunt Killers and Game

Marchetta, Melina    Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca

Marino, Peter    Magic and Misery (review)

Marsden, Caroline   When Heaven Fell

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

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

and Second Chance Summer

Mieville, China    Un Lun Dun

McBride, Lish    Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

McCammon, Robert    Boy’s Life

McCormick, Patricia    Cut, Purple Heart, and Sold

McNeal, Laura and Tom    Crooked, Crushed, and Zipped

Meyer, Stephenie    Twilight

Mezrich, Ben    Bringing Down the House

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

Myers, Walter Dean    Fallen Angels and Monster

Myracle, Lauren    Shine

Moehringer, J.D.    The Tender Bar

Moore, Perry    Hero

Morpurgo, Michael    Private Peaceful and War Horse

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

Nix, Garth    Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen

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

Ockler, Sarah    Twenty Boy Summer and Fixing Delilah

Oliver, Lauren    Before I Fall, Delirium, and Pandemonium

Oppel, Kenneth    Airborn, Skybreaker, and Starclimber

Orwell, George    Animal Farm

Osa, Nancy    Cuba 15

Ostow, Micol    Westminster Abby

Parrado, Nando    Miracle in the Andes

Pascal, Francine    The Ruling Class

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

Pennbaker, Ruth    Don’t Think Twice

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

and Uprising

Petrucha, Stefan    Ripper

Pfeffer, Susan Beth    Life as We Knew It

Picoult, Jodi and Samantha van Leer    Between the Lines

Plum-Ucci, Carol    What Happened to Lani Garver?

Prose, Francine    After and Goldengrove

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

Rennison, Louise    Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers; Angus, Thongs,

and Full Frontal Snogging, etc.

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley    Three Little Words

Rich, Simon    Ant Farm and Free Range Chickens

Riggs, Ransom    Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children

Rinaldi, Ann    In My Father’s House and others

Rosoff, Meg    What I Was and How I Live Now

Roth, Veronica    Divergent and Insurgent

Rowell, Rainbow    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

Sebesstyn, Ouida    The Girl in the Box

Sepetys, Ruta    Between Shades of Gray

Serle, Rebecca    When You Were Mine

Sheff, David    Beautiful Boy

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

Simpson, Mona    Anywhere but Here

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

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

Sonnenblick, Jordan    Notes from a 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

Stiefvater, Maggie, et al.    The Curiosities

Stockett, Kathryn    The Help

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

Summers, Courtney    Fall for Anything

Taylor, Laini    Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Tinti, Hannah    The Good Thief (review)

Toews, Miriam    A Complicated Kindness

Vail, Rachel    Ever After and If We Kiss

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

Vrettos, A.M.    Skin

Walker, Karen Thompson    The Age of Miracles

Walls, Jeanette    The Glass Castle

Warman, Jessica    Between

Weatherby, Lee    Kat Got Your Tongue

Weeks, Sarah    So B. It

Whaley, John Corey    Where Things Come Back

Wittlinger, Ellen    Blind Faith, The Long Night of Leo and Bree, Razzle,

Sandpiper, and Zig Zag

Wolf, Allan    The Watch That Ends the Night

Wolff, Tobias    This Boy’s Life

Wooding, Chris    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray and Poison

Wroblewski, David    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Young, Moira    Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart

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

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

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