Grade Level

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First Grade Reading Level

 

Adventure

 

**Clements, Andrew Brave Norman: A True Story.
Dubowski, Cathy East Pirate School.
**Hoban, Lillian Arthur’s Camp-Out.
Koontz, Robin Chicago and the Cat: The Camping Trip.
**Laurence, Daniel Captain and Matey Set Sail.
O’Connor, Jane Molly the Brave and Me.
Spiderman Spider-Man Saves the Day.
We Both Read Mighty Little Lion Hunter.

 

Animals: Real Animals

 

Hood, Susan Meet Trouble.
Horowitz, Ruth Big Surprise in the Bug Tank.
Johnston, Tony The Bull and the Fire Truck.
Kanno, Wendy Holey Moley Cow.
Labatt, Mary Pizza for Sam.
Lobel, Arnold Small Pig.
Marzollo, Jean Once Upon a Springtime.
McNulty, Faith Listening to Whales Sing.
Meister, Cari My Pony Jack at Riding Lessons.
Minters, Frances Chicken For a Day.
Mozelle, Shirley Zack’s Alligator.
**Parish, Herman Amelia Bedelia and the Cat.
Paterson, Katherine The Smallest Cow in the World.
**Perkins, Al The Digging-est Dog.
Pomerantz, Charlotte The Outside Dog.
Quackenbush, Robert Batbaby Finds a Home.
Ries, Lori Aggie and Ben: Three Stories.
**Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures.
Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish.
Sadler, Marilyn The Parakeet Girl.
Siracusa, Catherine Bingo, the Best Dog in the World.
**Suen, Anastasia Hamster Chase.
**Thomson, Ruth A Dinosaur’s Day.
Walker-Hodge, Judith Surprise Puppy!
Weston, Martha Cats Are Like That.
Wheeler, Cindy Bookstore Cat.
Zion, Gene Harry and the Lady Next Door.
Zweifel, Frances Bony.

 

Animals:Talking Animals

 

Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears’ New Kitten.
Catrow, David Dinosaur Hunt.
**Clements, Andrew Dolores and the Big Fire: A True Story.
Delacre, Lulu Rafi and Rosi.
Kvasnosky, Laura McGee Zelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets.
McPhail, David The Bear’s Toothache.
Milne, A.A. Pooh Invents a New Game.
**Moon, Nicola Alligator Tails and Crocodile Cakes.
Nash, Margaret The Princess and the Frog.
Rocklin, Joanne One Hungry Cat.
**Silverman, Erica Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa.
**Spohn, Kate Dog and Cat Make a Splash.
Taylor, Sean Small Bad Wolf.
Van Laan, Nancy Moose Tales.
Van Leeuwen, Jean Oliver and Amanda’s Halloween.
**Willems, Mo Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Yee, Wong Herbert A Brand-New Day With Mouse and Mole.
**Ziefert, Harriet Rabbit and Hare Divide an Apple.

 

Biographies

 

Bowdish, Lynea George Washington Carver.
Chandra, Deborah George Washington’s Teeth.
Krensky, Stephen Ben Franklin and His First Kite.
Lakin, Patricia Helen Keller and the Big Storm.
Marks, Jennifer President Barack Obama.
Moore, Cathy The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft.
Prince, April Jones Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way.
Steig, William When Everybody Wore a Hat.
White, Diana Ballerina Dreams.
Yaccarino, Dan The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau.

 

Family

 

Anderson, Peggy To the Tub.
Bonsall, Crosby Who’s a Pest?
Cassidy, Anne Naughty Nancy.
**Cazet, Denys The Octopus.
**Chorao, Kay Here Comes Kate.
Guilfoile, Elizabeth Nobody Listens to Andrew.
Hayward, Linda Monster Bug.
Himmelman, John The Clover County Carrot Contest.
Lewis, Rob Too Much Trouble for Grandpa.
Lewis, Thomas Frida’s Office Day.
**Little, Jean Emma’s Yucky Brother.
**McDonald, Megan Daisy Jane, Best-Ever Flower Girl!
Minarik, Else No Fighting, No Biting!
**O’Connor, Jane Fancy Nancy, Poison Ivy Expert.
**Ormerod, Jan Ballet Sisters: The Duckling and the Swan.
Rocklin, Joanne Not Enough Room!
Ruelle, Karen Gray Mother’s Day Mess.
Schecter, Ellen Sleep Tight, Pete.
Sharmat, Marjorie Mooch the Messy.
Slater, Teddy N-O Spells No!
Warner, Gertrude A Present for Grandfather.

 

Folk & Fairy Tales

 

**Cohen, Caron Lee Digger Pig and the Turnip.
**Cole, Joanna Bony-Legs.
Franco, Betsy Why the Frog Has Big Eyes.
Hooks, William Feed Me! An Aesop Fable.
**Lexau, Joan Crocodile and Hen: A Bakongo Folktale.
Lobel, Anita The Straw Maid.
McDermott, Gerald The Fox and the Stork.
McGee, Marni Jack Takes the Cake.
Miles, Betty Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Miles, Betty The Sky is Falling!
Nash, Margaret The Princess and the Frog.
O’Connor, Jane The Teeny Tiny Woman.
Oppenheim, Joanne The Donkey’s Tale.
Orgel, Doris Next Time I Will: An Old English Tale.
Tarcov, Edith The Frog Prince.
Tchin Rabbit’s Wish for Snow: A Native American Legend.
Wheeler, Cindy The Emperor’s Birthday Suit.
**Ziefert, Harriet Little Red Riding Hood.

 

Friends

 

Caple, Kathy Duck and Company.
**Chaconas, Dori Cork and Fuzz.
**Cole, Joanna The Missing Tooth.
De Paola, Tomie Kit and Kat.
Dewey, Ariane Splash!
Glass, Julie A Dollar for Penny.
**Godwin, Laura Happy and Honey.
**Guest, Elissa Haden Iris and Walter.
Holub, Joan Pajama Party.
Hood, Susan Scaredy-Cat Sleepover.
**Howe, James Houndsley and Catina.
Jacobson, Jennifer Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle.
Krensky, Stephen Lionel and Louise.
Kwitz, Mary D. Little Chick’s Friend Duckling.
**Little, Jean Emma’s Magic Winter.
**Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad are Friends.
**Luttrell, Ida The Bear Next Door.
Mayer, Mercer Little Critter’s Staying Overnight.
McCully, Emily Arnold The Grandma Mix-Up.
McDonald, Megan Beezy.
McPhail, David M. A Bug, A Bear, and a Boy.
Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa.
Novak, Matt Newt.
Peters, Lisa Westberg The Hayloft.
Pilkey, Dav A Friend for Dragon.
Robins, J.M. Addie Meets Max.
Sadler, Marilyn Honey Bunny’s Honey Bear.
**Van Leeuwen, Jean Oliver and Albert, Friends Forever.
Vaughan, Marcia K. The Lemonade Stand.
**Yee, Wong Herbert Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole.

 

Funny Stories

 

Brownrigg, Sheri Best Friends Wear Pink Tutus.
Daniel, Claire The Chick That Wouldn’t Hatch.
**Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother?
Griffiths, Andy The Cat on the Mat is Flat.
**Jewell, Nancy Silly Times with Two Silly Trolls.
**Law, Karina The Truth About Hansel and Gretel.
Lodge, Bernard Custard Surprise.
**Lopshire, Robert I Want to Be Somebody New!
Macdonald, Maryann Rabbit’s Birthday Kite.
**Mack, Jeff Frog and Fly: Six Slurpy Stories.
McPhail, David M. The Day the Dog Said, “Cock-a-Doodle Doo!”
**Palmer, Helen A Fish Out of Water.
Paul, Ann Whitford Silly Sadie, Silly Samuel.
Preller, James Hiccups for Elephant.
Quackenbush, Robert M. Henry’s Awful Mistake.
Scarry, Richard The Worst Helper Ever!
**Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham.
Silverman, Martin My Tooth is Loose!
Spirn, Michele A Know-Nothing Birthday.
Surgal, Jon Have You Seen My Dinosaur?
Thiesing, Lisa The Aliens are Coming.
**Weeks, Sarah Baa-Choo!
Wigand, Molly Aaahh! School Lunch.
**Wiseman, Bernard Morris the Moose.

 

Ghost & Scary Stories

 

Ahlberg, Allan Dinosaur Dreams.
Benchley, Nathaniel A Ghost Named Fred.
**Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree.
**Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenswine.
Dodds, Dayle Ann Ghost and Pete.
Impey, Rose The Flat Man.
Maitland, Barbara The Bookstore Ghost.
Rocklin, Joanne This Book is Haunted.
Rockwell, Anne A Bear, a Bobcat and Three Ghosts.
Ruelle, Karen Gray Spookier than a Ghost.
Scary Stories to Read When It’s Dark.
Schwartz, Alvin In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories.
Stamper, Judith Bauer Five Creepy Creatures.
Thiesing, Lisa The Viper.
Wigand, Molly Aaahh! School Lunch.
**Ziefert, Harriet The Teeny-Tiny Woman.

 

Historical Fiction

 

Alphin, Elaine Marie Dinosaur Hunter.
Antle, Nancy Sam’s Wild West Show.
**Avi Prairie School: Story.
Benchley, Nathaniel Small Wolf.
Boegehold, Betty A Horse Called Starfire.
Bulla, Clyde Robert Daniel’s Duck.
Byars, Betsy Cromer The Golly Sisters Go West.
Coerr, Eleanor Chang’s Paper Pony.
Coerr, Eleanor The Josefina Story Quilt.
Hoberman, Mary Ann Strawberry Hill.
Levinson, Nancy Smiler Prairie Friends.
McCully, Emily Arnold The Battle for St. Michaels.
Monjo, F. N. The Drinking Gourd: Story of the Underground Railroad.
Rappaport, Doreen The Boston Coffee Party.
Redmond, Shirley-Raye Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President.
Redmond, Shirley-Raye Pigeon Hero!
Sandin, Joan The Long Way Westward.
Turner, Ann Dust for Dinner.
Walker, Sally The 18 Penny Goose.

 

Information Books

 

Barner, Bob Dinosaur Bones.
Bauer, Marion Dane The Grand Canyon.
Buckley Jr., James A Batboy’s Day.
Firestone, Mary What’s the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad?
Ganeri, Anita Eruption! The Story of Volcanoes.
Holmes, Anita Can You Find Us?
Linz, Kathi Chickens May Not Cross the Road and Other Crazy (but True) Laws.
Loewen, Nancy Tiny Workers: Ants in Your Backyard.
Moser, Adolph Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays! : The Children’s Anti-Stress Book.
Orgel, Doris Button Soup.
Rabe, Tish Oh the Pets You Can Get! All About Our Animal Friends.
**Thomas, Pat Is It Right To Fight? A First Look at Anger.
Wells, Robert E. What’s Older Than a Giant Tortoise?
**Worth, Bonnie If I Ran the Rain Forest.

 

Magic & Mythical Creatures

 

Asch, Frank Milk and Cookies.
Bottner, Barbara Pish and Posh Wish For Fairy Wings.
Bridwell, Norman A Tiny Family.
Grindley, Sally The Perfect Monster.
Hillert, Margaret Let’s Go, Dear Dragon.
Holub, Joan Abby Cadabra, Super Speller.
Kwitz, Mary DeBall Little Vampire and the Midnight Bear.
Low, Alice Zena and the Witch Circus.
Moser, Lisa The Monster in the Backpack.
**Murphy, Sonia The Green Monster.
Pickett, Anola Old Enough for Magic.
Roberts, Bethany May Belle and the Ogre.
Smith, Janice Lee Wizard and Wart in Trouble.
Thomas, Shelley Moore Good Night, Good Knight.

 

Mysteries

 

Ada, Alma Flor Daniel’s Mystery Egg.
Adler, David Bones and the Roller Coaster Mystery.
Allen, Laura Rollo and Tweedy and the Ghost at Dougal Castle: Story and Pictures.
Benchley, Nathaniel The Strange Disappearance of Arthur Cluck.
**Bonsall, Crosby Newell The Case of the Double Cross.
Cushman, Doug Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books.
Dussling, Jennifer The Bunny Slipper Mystery.
Hoban, Lillian The Case of the Two Masked Robbers: Story and Pictures.
Hooks, Gwendolyn The Mystery of the Missing Dog.
Hooks, William The Mystery of the Missing Tooth.
Kwitz, Mary Gumshoe Goose, Private Eye.
Platt, Kin Big Max and the Mystery of the Missing Giraffe.
**Rylant, Cynthia The Case of the Missing Monkey.
**Skofield, James Detective Dinosaur.

 

School

 

Baker, Barbara One Saturday Evening.
**Bang-Campbell, Monika Little Rat Makes Music.
Catalanotto, Peter No More Pumpkins.
Coxe, Molly R is for Radish.
DePaola, Tomie Hide-and-Seek All Week.
Feder, Paula Where Does the Teacher Live?
Johnston, Tony Sparky and Eddie: Wild, Wild Rodeo!
McNamara, Margaret Election Day.
Medearis, Angela Shelf The 100th Day of School.
O’Connor, Jane The 100th Day of School.
Oppenheim, Joanne Show-and-Tell Frog.
**Paterson, Katherine Marvin One Too Many.
Wells, Rosemary Bubble-Gum Radar.

 

Science Fiction

 

Albee, Sarah My Best Friend is Out of This World.
Brenner, Barbara Moon Boy.
Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo Save the Earth.
Corey, Shana First Graders from Mars Episode 1: Horus’s Horrible Day.
Hoban, Lillian The Laziest Robot in Zone One.
James, P.J. Supertwins Meet the Bad Dogs From Space.
Johnston, Tony Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What.
Marzollo, Jean Jed’s Junior Space Patrol: A Science Fiction Easy-to-Read.
Weston, Martha Dr. Clock-Sicle.
Yolen, Jane Commander Toad in Space.

 

Sports

 

Braun, Eric If I Were a Major League Baseball Player.
Cartier, Wesley Marco’s Run.
Cristaldi, Kathryn Baseball Ballerina.
Hoffman, Joan The Last Game.
Hooks, William Mr. Baseball.
**Kessler, Leonard Kick, Pass, and Run.
McCully, Emily Grandmas at Bat.
Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa at Basketball.
O’Connor, Jane Kate Skates.
Oechsli, Kelly Mice at Bat: Story and Pictures.
Schade, Susan Cat at Bat.
Schecter, Ellen Swim Like a Fish.
Sharp, Paul Paul the Pitcher.
Stadler, John Ready, Set, Go!

 

 

Second Grade Reading Level

 

Adventure

 

Anderson, C. W. Blaze and the Mountain Lion.
**Batman The Copycat Crime.
Coerr, Eleanor Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express.
Duddle, Jonny The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon.
Flintham, Thomas Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy!
Kipling, Rudyard Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
O’Donnell, Liam Blackbeard’s Sword: The Pirate King of the Carolinas.
Reeve, Philip Pugs of the Frozen North.
Teague, Mark The Secret Shortcut.
Young, Jessica Howl at the Moon.

 

Animal Stories: Real Animals

 

Arnold, Elana K. A Boy Called Bat.
**Barkley, Callie Amy and the Missing Puppy.
Barr, Brady After a While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary.
Bauer, Marion Dane Alison’s Puppy.
Cecil, Randy Lucy.
Dowell, Frances O’Roark Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan.
Feldman, Thera Sadie: The Dog Who Finds the Evidence.
**Greene, Stephanie Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog.
Haas, Jessie Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl.
Himmelman, John The Animal Rescue Club.
Larson, Kirby Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival.
MacLachlan, Patricia White Fur Flying.
Mills, Claudia Cody Harmon, King of Pets.
Mitchard, Jacquelyn Rosalie, My Rosalie: The Tale of a Duckling.
Moser, Lisa Squirrel’s World.
Pomerantz, Charlotte The Outside Dog.
Potter, Ellen The Sea Pony.
**Spinner, Stephanie Paddywack.
Voigt, Cynthia The Rosie Stories.
Waas, Uli Where’s Molly?
**Willems, Mo The Story of Diva and Flea.

 

Animal Stories: Talking Animals

 

Birney, Betty G. Humphrey’s Really Wheely Racing Day.
Cazet, Denys Minnie & Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World.
Cronin, Doreen The Chicken Squad.
DC Super Pets The Cat Crime Club.
Dillard, Sarah Mouse Scouts.
Elliott, Rebecca Eva’s Treetop Festival.
Fine, Anne The Diary of a Killer Cat.
Green, Poppy A New Friend.
Howe, James It Came From Beneath the Bed!
   
McCormick, Scott Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time!
McCranie, Stephen The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever.
McKissack, Patricia Monkey-Monkey’s Trick: Based on an African Folktale.
Michalak, Jamie The Show’s Over.
**Moon, Nicola Alligator Tails and Crocodile Cakes.
Smith, Mavis A Snake Mistake.
Vande Velde, Vivian 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel [Divided by] 1 Dog = Chaos.
Winters, Kay Where are the Bears?

 

Biographies

 

Adler, David A Picture Book of Anne Frank.
Anderson, William Prairie Girl : The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Engle, Margarita The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist.
Fisher, Leonard Galileo.
Gerstein, Mordicai The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.
**Gray, Karlin Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still.
**Jordan, Roslyn Salt in His Shoes.
**Kerley, Barbara The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminated History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer.
Kerley, Barbara What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
**Levine, Ellen Henry’s Freedom Box.
Maurer, Tracy Noah Webster’s Fighting Words.
Maxwell, Cassandre Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo.
McDonnell, Patrick Me–Jane.
Moss, Marissa Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero.
**Robbins, Dean Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing.
**Stanley, Fay The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaiulani.
**Sweet, Melissa Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade.
Yaccarino, Dan All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel.

 

Families

 

Ahlberg, Allan The Woman Who Won Things.
**Danziger, Paula What a Trip, Amber Brown.
Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little.
Hanlon, Abby Dory Fantasmagory.
McDonough, Yona Zeidis A Doll Named Dora Anne.
Munsch, Robert N. I’m So Embarrassed!
O’Neill, Catharine Annie and Simon.
Porte, Barbara Ann Harry in Trouble.
**Sachar, Louis Kidnapped at Birth?
Urban, Linda Weekends with Max and His Dad.
Wight, Eric Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom.
Wissinger, Tamera Will Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse.

 

Fantasy

 

Allen, Elise Autumn’s Secret Gift.
**Andrew Lost On the Dog.
Baker, E.D. Maggie and the Flying Horse.
Citro, Asia Dragons and Marshmallows.
Coats, Lucy The Beast Keeper.
**Coven, Wanda Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret.
Doodler, Todd H. Super Fly: The World’s Smallest Superhero!
**Dragon Slayers New Kid at School.
Funke, Cornelia Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid’s Tale.
Gould, Robert Rex.
**Hayes, Geoffrey A Poor Excuse for a Dragon.
Jules, Jacqueline Freddie Ramos Takes Off.
Kent, Jaden The Cave of Aaaaah! Doom!
Klimo, Kate Dragon in the Sock Drawer.
Lacey, Josh The Dragonsitter.
**LeGuin, Ursula Catwings.
Lindgren, Astrid Pippi’s Extraordinary Ordinary Day.
McAnulty, Stacy A Mysterious Egg.
Moser, Lisa The Monster in the Backpack.
Oram, Hiawyn My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School.
**Osborne, Mary Pope Dinosaurs Before Dark.
Quinn, Jordan The Lost Stone.
Rainbow Fairies India the Moonstone Fairy.
Sanvoisin, Eric The Ink Drinker.
Spiderman Spider-Man’s Amazing Powers.
West, Tracey Rise of the Earth Dragon.

 

Folk & Fairytales

 

**Aardema, Verna Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale.
Coats, Lucy Beast Keeper.
De Paola, Tomie Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill.
Holub, Joan Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom.
**Kellogg, Steven Paul Bunyan: A Tall Tale.
Ketteman, Helen Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale.
**Kimmel, Eric Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock.
Marshall, James Hansel and Gretel.
Schwartz, Corey Hansel & Gretel, Ninja Chicks.
Smith, Alex T. Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion.
Tarcov, Edith The Frog Prince.
**Taylor, Harriet Peck Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies.
Temple, Frances Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica.
**Young, Ed Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China.

 

Friends

 

**Barrows, Annie Ivy + Bean.
Cole, Joanna Bully Trouble.
DiCamillo, Kate Bink & Gollie.
**Greene, Stephanie Princess Posey and the Monster Stew.
**Guest, Elissa Haden Iris and Walter.
**Harper, Charise M. Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel.
Hest, Amy Party on Ice.
Howe, James Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee.
Kerrin, Jessica Scott Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff!
**Look, Lenore Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things.
O’Connor, Jane Molly the Brave and Me.
O’Neill, Catharine Annie and Simon.
Pee-Wee Scouts Cookies and Crutches.
   
Prager, Annabelle The Baseball Birthday Party.
Zann, Tara Forest’s First Home.

 

Funny Books

 

**Applegate, Katherine Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs.
**Blabey, Aaron The Bad Guys.
**Braddock, Paige Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue.
**Bruel, Nick Bad Kitty Gets a Bath.
Clary, Julian The Bolds.
Coverly, Dave Night of the Living Worms.
**Dahl, Roald The Enormous Crocodile.
**DiCamillo, Kate Mercy Watson to the Rescue.
Eaton, Maxwell The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan.
**Griffiths, Andy The 13-Story Treehouse.
Hooks, William Mr. Baseball.
Jamieson, Victoria The Great Pet Escape.
**Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome to the Rescue!
Krosoczka, Jarrett Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit.
**Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees.
Munsch, Robert Munschworks: The First Munsch Collection.
**Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia.
Quackenbush, Robert Henry’s Awful Mistake.
Ricky Ricotta Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot.
Schlitz, Laura Amy Princess Cora and the Crocodile.
**Seuss, Dr. Oh Say Can You Say?
**Stevenson, James National Worm Day.
Tashjian, Janet Einstein the Class Hamster.
**Thaler, Mike The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon.
Watson, Tom A Tail of Two Kitties

 

Ghost & Scary Stories

 

Ahlberg, Allan The Ghost Train.
Butler, Dori Hillestad The Haunted Library.
Chabert, Jack The School is Alive!
Corderoy, Tracey The Super-Spooky Fright Night!
Cummings, Troy Rise of the Ballon Goons.
**DiCamillo, Kate Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon.
Enderle, Dotti It Creeps!
Hayes, Geoffrey The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost.
Kochalka, James Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the World.
Schwartz, Alvin In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories.
Stamper, Judith Five Creepy Creatures.
Thompson, Jill Scary Godmother.
Utton, Peter The Witch’s Hand.

 

Historical Fiction

 

Alphin, Elaine Marie Dinosaur Hunter.
**Ame-Col Meet Caroline: An American Girl, 1812.
**Avi Prairie School.
Cline-Ransome, Lesa Freedom’s School.
**Cohen, Barbara Molly’s Pilgrim.
**Dalgliesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble.
Davis, Tony Future Knight.
Gilmore, Grace Logan Pryce Makes a Mess.
Glass, Julie The Fly on the Ceiling: A Math Myth.
Hopkinson, Deborah Steamboat School: Inspired by a True Story, St. Louis, Missouri: 1847.
Kelly, Jacqueline Skunked!
McClure, Wendy Wanderville.
Monjo, F.N. The Drinking Gourd.
Polacco, Patricia Fiona’s Lace.
Shub, Elizabeth The White Stallion.
Standiford, Natalie The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto.
**Tarshis, Lauren The Shark Attacks of 1916.
Van Leeuwen, Jean Papa and the Pioneer Quilt.
Whelan, Gloria Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine.
**Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House in the Big Woods.

 

Information Books

 

Adler, David Money Madness.
Aillaud, Cindy Lou Recess at 20 Below.
**Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge.
Davies, Nicola I Don’t Like Snakes.
**Dennis, Major Brian Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle.
Hood, Susan Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.
Jenkins, Steve How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships.
**Kudlinski, Kathleen V. Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!
Larson, Kirby Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival.
**Mattick, Lindsay Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear.
Miller, Debbie S. Survival At 40 Below.
Sis, Peter The Train of States.
Slade, Suzanne Zap! Wile E. Coyote Experiments with Energy.
Smith, Danna The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry.
**Smith, Lane John, Paul, George & Ben.
**St. George, Judith So You Want to Be President?
**Vernick, Audrey Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team.
Wolf, Alex You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Bees.

 

Mystery

 

**A to Z The Absent Author.
Adler, David Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize.
**Adler, David Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie.
Angleberger, Tom Inspector Flytrap.
**Base, Graeme The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery.
Butler, Dori Hillestad The Case of the Lost Boy.
Butler, Dori Hillstad King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats.
Byars, Betsy Cromer The Seven Treasure Hunts.
Cronin, Doreen The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery.
Goldsmith, Howard The Twiddle Twins’ Music Box Mystery.
Grambling, Lois Happy Valentine’s Day, Miss Hildy.
**Newman, Robin The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake.
Nilsson, Ulf The First Case.
**Rylant, Cynthia The Case of the Missing Monkey.
Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great and the Big Sniff.
Stevenson, James The Mud Flat Mystery.
Third Grade Detectives The Case of the Dirty Clue.

 

School

 

Amato, Mary Please Writer in This Book.
**Applegate, Katherine Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs.
**Brown, Monica Lola Levine is Not Mean!
**Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie.
Duffey, Betsy How to Be Cool in Third Grade.
Gantos, Jack Rotten Ralph Helps Out.
Jacobson, Jennifer Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle.
**Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry in Room 2B.
Krulik, Nancy E. Science No Fair!
**McDonald, Megan Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid.
Meyerhoff, Jenny Third Grade Baby.
Nagda, Ann Whitehead Dear Whiskers.
**Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus.
Salisbury, Graham Trouble Magnet.
Schoenberg, Jane The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade.
Sheinmel, Courtney Stella Batts Needs a New Name.
Winkler, Henry Bookmarks are People Too!

 

Space & Science Fiction

 

Buller, Jon Baseball Camp on the Planet of the Eyeballs.
**Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus, Lost in the Solar System.
Hopper, Ada March of the Mini Beasts.
Kochalka, James The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza.
Marshall, Edward Space Case.
O’Ryan, Ray Hello, Nebulon!
Passen, Lisa Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher.
**Ricky Ricotta Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars.
Scieszka, Jon Baloney (Henry P.).
**Van Allsburg, Chris Zathura: A Space Adventure.

 

Sports

 

**Ballpark Mysteries The All-Star Joker.
Christopher, Matt The Captain Contest.
Forest, Christopher Play Soccer Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips.
Giff, Patricia Reilly Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat.
**Gifford, Clive Skateboarding.
Gurney, John Steven Fuzzy Baseball.
Hicks, Betty Goof-Off Goalie.
**Hopkinson, Deborah Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings.
**Jay, Betsy Swimming Lessons.
Kline, Suzy Molly Gets Mad.
**Krensky, Stephen Louise, Soccer Star?
Marx, Mandy R. Paintball.
Marzollo, Jean Basketball Buddies.
Marzollo, Jean Football Friends.
McEwan, Jamie The Heart of Cool.
McEwan, Jamie Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu.
Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa at Basketball.
Petersen, P.J. The Fireplug is First Base.
Prager, Annabelle The Baseball Birthday Party.
**Vernick, Audrey Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team.
Wallace, Rich The Ball Hogs.

 

Third Grade Reading Level

 

Adventure & Survival

 

**Bledsoe, Lucy Tracks in the Snow.
Bodeen, S.A. Shipwreck Island.
**Brown, Jeff The Mount Rushmore Calamity.
**Chantler, Scott Tower of Treasure.
**Clements, Andrew A Week in the Woods.
Doder, Joshua A Dog Called Grk.
Earhart, Kristin Rain Forest Relay.
**Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy.
Hill, Kirkpatrick Toughboy and Sister.
**MacLachlan, Patricia The Poet’s Dog.
**Morris, Gerald The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great.
**Magic Tree House Tigers at Twilight.
Rosen, Michael The Tale of Rescue.
**Tarshis, Lauren The Shark Attacks of 1916.
Wright, Eric Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom.

 

Animal Stories: Real Animals

 

Arnold, Elana K. A Boy Called Bat.
Banerjee, Anjali Seaglass Summer.
Bauer, Marion Little Cat’s Luck.
Byars, Betsy My Dog, My Hero.
Davies, Nicola Manatee Rescue.
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie.
Freemanm, Martha Strudel’s Forever Home.
George, Jean Craighead There’s an Owl in the Shower.
Haas, Jessie Runaway Radish.
**Hermes, Patricia Emma Dilemma, the Nanny, and the Secret Ferret.
Jennings, Patrick Guinea Dog.
MacLachlan, Patricia White Fur Flying.
Perkins, Mitali Tiger Boy.
**Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh.
Rodowsky, Colby F. Not My Dog.

 

Animal Stories: Talking Animals

 

Birney, Betty G. The World According to Humphrey.
Coverly, Dave Night of the Living Worms.
Greenwald, Tom My Dog is Better than Your Dog.
**King-Smith, Dick The School Mouse.
**Lawson, Robert Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by His Good Mouse Amos.
Napoli, Donna Jo The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin.
Oulton, Harry A Pig Called Heather.
Patton, Jack The Lizard War.
Schmidt, Annie The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof.
Sherry, Kevin Remy Sneakers vs. the Robo-Rats.
Whybrow, Ian Little Wolf’s Book of Badness.

 

Biographies

 

Blumberg, Rhoda Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy.
Borden, Louise The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey.
Burgess, Matthew Enormous Smallness: The Story of E.E. Cummings.
**Goodall, Jane My Life with the Chimpanzees.
Henry, Joanne Log Cabin in the Woods: A True Story About a Pioneer Boy.
Hernandez, Laurie I Got This: To Gold and Beyond.
Kerley, Barbara What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
Krull, Kathleen Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman.
**Levy, Debbie I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark.
McDonough, Yona Zeldis Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Nelson, S.D. Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People.
Pipe, Jim You Wouldn’t Want to be Cleopatra! An Egyptian Ruler You’d Rather Not Be.
Rappaport, Doreen Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass.
Stabler, David Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents.
Stine, Megan Who was Sally Ride?
Tanaka, Shelley Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator.
Tavares, Matt Growing Up Pedro.

 

Fantasy

 

Auch, Mary Jane I Was a Third Grade Science Project.
**Bond, Michael Paddington at Large.
Burgis, Stephanie The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart.
Butler, Dori The Haunted Library.
**Catling, Patrick The Chocolate Touch.
Christie, Robert Quirk’s Quest. Into the Outlands.
**Coville, Bruce The Monster’s Ring.
Gannett, Ruth Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon.
**Kessler, Liz The Tail of Emily Windsnap.
Lacey, Josh The Dragonsitter.
LaFevers, R.L. Flight of the Phoenix.
Levine, Gail Carson The Princess Test.
**Martin, Ann M. The Doll People.
**Mason, Jane B. If the Shoe Fits.
Murphy, Jill The Worst Witch.
Oliver, Lin The Attack of the Growling Eyeballs.
Patton, Jack The Lizard War.
Pounder, Sibeal Witch Wars.
**Prineas, Sarah The Magic Thief.
**Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table.
Sherman, Delia The Evil Wizard Smallbone.
Selfors, Suzanne The Sasquatch Escape.
**Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning.
Venokur, Ross The Amazing Frecktacle.
Vernon, Ursula Harriet the Invincible.
Webb, Holly Rose.

 

Funny Books

 

Amato, Mary Snarf Attack, Underfoodle and the Secret of Life; The Riot Brothers Tell All.
**Captain Underpants Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman.
Cronin, Doreen The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery.
Dickinson, Peter Chuck and Danielle.
Duffey, Betsy The Gadget War.
Gardner, Lyn The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring.
Griffiths, Andy The Day My Butt Went Psycho!
Heide, Florence Parry Tales for the Perfect Child.
Hornik, Laurie Miller The Secrets of Ms. Snickle’s Class.
**Howe, Deborah Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.
Katz, Alan The Day the Mustache Took Over.
Kent, Jaden The Cave of Aaaaah! Doom!
Mabbitt, Will The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones.
My Weird School Mr. Cooper is Super!
O’Malley, Kevin Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude.
Pinkwater, Daniel Fat Camp Commandos.
Reeve, Philip Pugs of the Frozen North.
Scieszka, Jon Battle Bunny.
Scroggs, Kirk Dracula vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacular.
**Trine, Greg Curse of the Bologna Sandwich.
   

 

Ghost & Scary Stories

 

Cummings, Troy Rise of the Balloon Goons.
Geronimo Stilton Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House.
Graves, Annie A Dog’s Breakfast.
**Hahn, Mary Downing The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story.
Hale, Bruce The Curse of the Were-Hyena.
Kent, Derek Taylor Scary School.
Matthews, John Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov.
O’Hara, Mo My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish.
Poblocki, Dan The Gathering.
Preller, James Home Sweet Horror.
**Schwartz, Alvin Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
Schweizer, Chris Night of the Frankenfrogs.
**Selznick, Brian The Boy of a Thousand Faces.
Telgemeier, Raina Ghosts.
Tulien, Sean Super Billy Goats Gruff: A Graphic Novel.

 

Historical Fiction

 

Bishop, Claire Twenty and Ten.
Burg, Ann E. Unbound: A Novel in Verse.
Blackford, Cheryl Lizzie and the Lost Baby.
Brady, Esther Toliver’s Secret.
**Cohen, Barbara Molly’s Pilgrim.
Conkling, Winnifred Sylvia & Aki.
Dagg, Carole Estby Sweet Home Alaska.
Hill, Kirkpatrick Bo at Ballard Creek.
Larson, Kirby Liberty.
**MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Nannestad, Katrina When Mischief Came to Town.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Emily’s Fortune.
Park, Linda Sue The Kite Fighters.
**Robinson, Sharon The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend.
Ryan, Pam Muñoz Riding Freedom.
Tarshis, Lauren The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941.

 

Information Books

 

Campbell, Sarah C. Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature.
Fleming, Candace Giant Squid.
Gagne, Tammy The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids.
Hayes, Fiona 51 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes.
Hood, Susan Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.
**MacLeod, Elizabeth Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines That Made History.
**Nelson, Kadir We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.
Rockliff, Mara Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France.
Roy, Katherine Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands.
Smith, Danna The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry.

 

Mysteries

 

**A to Z Mysteries The Lucky Lottery.
**Adler, David Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery.
Barrett, Tracy The 100-Year-Old Secret.
Briner, K.H. Snowize & Snitch: Highly Effective Defective Detectives.
Diamond, Jill Lou Lou & Pea and the Mural Mystery.
Freeman, Martha Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question.
Griffin, N. Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11.
Hale, Bruce The Mystery of Mr. Nice: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko, Private Eye.
Krosoczka, Jarrett J. The Frog Who Croaked.
**Landon, Lucinda Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery in the Locked Library: A Solve-It-Yourself Mystery.
**Larson, Kirby Audacity Jones to the Rescue.
Lawson, Jessica Nooks and Crannies.
Low, A.J. Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning
**Marois, André The Sandwich Thief.
McCall Smith, Alexander The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case.
Parish, Peggy Key to the Treasure.
**Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.
**Spratt, R.A. Friday Barnes, Girl Detective.
**Warner, Gertrude Chandler Mystery Ranch.
Weing, Drew The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo.

 

School, Friends & Family

 

**Allen, Crystal Spirit Week Showdown.
Amato, Mary Our Teacher is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories.
**Becker, Suzy Kate the Great: Except When She Is Not.
**Davies, Jacqueline The Lemonade War.
**Giff, Patricia Jubilee.
Graff, Keir The Matchstick Castle.
Gutman, Dan The Get Rich Quick Club.
Krishnaswami, Uma Book Uncle and Me.
**Lin, Grace The Year of the Dog: A Novel.
**Mackler, Carolyn Best Friend Next Door.
**McDonald, Megan Judy Moody.
**McGovern, Cammie Just My Luck.
Mills, Claudia The Trouble with Babies.
Moss, Marissa Amelia’s Notebook.
Pennypacker, Sara Waylon! One Awesome Thing.
**Sachar, Louis Kidnapped at Birth?
Sachs, Marilyn JoJo & Winnie: Sister Stories.
**Shevah, Emma Dara Palmer’s Major Drama.
**Smith, Janice Lee The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer and Other Stories About Adam Joshua.
**Spinelli, Jerry Fourth Grade Rats.
Sternberg, Julie Friendship Over.
Winkler, Henry Niagara Falls, or Does It?
**Woodrow, Allan The Pet War.
Ziegler, Jennifer Revenge of the Flower Girls.

 

Science Fiction

 

Ball, Nate Blast Off!
Brallier, Max Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway.
**Coville, Bruce My Teacher is an Alien.
Dorman, Brandon The Alien That Ate My Socks.
Hughes, Ted The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights.
**Kelley, Jane Octo-Man and the Headless Monster.
Mass, Wendy Archie Takes Flight.
Pittman, Eddie Red’s Planet.
Reeve, Philip Cakes in Space.
Scieszka, Jon Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor.
Scieszka, Jan Spaceheadz: Book 1.
Service, Pamela Stinker from Space.
Torres, J. Brobots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle.

 

Sports

 

Bowen, Fred Hardcourt Comeback.
Coy, John Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball.
Duffey, Betsy Lucky in Left Field.
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot.
Howard, Ryan My New Team.
Kelly, David The Gold Medal Mess.
Kline, Suzy Molly Gets Mad.
Mills, Claudia Basketball Disasters.
**Peirce, Lincoln Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs.
Spurr, Elizabeth Surfer Dog.
Testa, Maria Some Kind of Pride.
Wallace, Rich Double Fake.

 

Fourth Grade Reading Level

 

Adventure & Survival

 

Berstein, Jonathan Spy-in-Training.
**Daneshvari, Gitty The League of Unexceptional Children.
Gannon, Nicholas The Doldrums.
**George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain.
Gutman, Dan Getting Air.
Hunt, Elizabeth Singer Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur: USA.
Jacobson, Jennifer Small as an Elephant.
Kehret, Peggy Abduction!
**London, Jonathan Grizzly Peak.
**Mazer, Harry The Wild Kid.
**Patterson, James Treasure Hunters.
**Petersen, P.J. White Water.
Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur: USA.
**Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning.
**St. John, Lauren The White Giraffe.
Thomas, Jane Resh Blind Mountain.
Wilson, Nathan D. Leepike Ridge.

 

Animal Stories: Real Animals

 

Auch, Mary Jane The Latchkey Dog.
Banerjee, Anjali Seaglass Summer.
**Bunting, Eve The Summer of Riley.
Corriveau, Ari How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog): A Novel.
Engle, Margarita Mountain Dog.
Fine, Anne Diary of a Killer Cat.
**Fleming, Anne The Goat.
Gibson, Sarah P. The Truth about Horses, Friends, & My Life as a Coward.
Greenwald, Lisa Welcome to Dog Beach.
Kennedy, Marlane The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes.
King-Smith, Dick Lady Lollipop.
O’Connor, Barbara How to Steal a Dog: A Novel.
Staples, Suzanne Fisher The Green Dog: A Mostly True Story.

 

Animal Stories: Talking Animals

 

**Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan.
Auch, Mary Jane A Dog on His Own.
Avi The Good Dog.
Bond, Rebecca Escape from Baxter’s Barn.
Hobbs, Valerie Sheep.
Jennings, Patrick We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes.
Kurtz, Christopher The Adventures of a South Pole Pig.
**Pilkey, Dav Dog Man.
**Reiche, Dietlof I, Freddy: Book One in the Golden Hamster Saga.
Schade, Susan Travels of Thelonious.
White, Ellen Emerson Webster: Tale of an Outlaw.

 

Biographies

 

**Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton’s Amazing Voyage.
**Bell, Cece El Deafo.
Blumberg, Rhoda Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy.
**Coerr, Eleanor Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.
Furstinger, Nancy Mercy: The Incredible Story of Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA and Friend to Animals.
Hale, Shannon Real Friends.
Huynh, Quang Nhuong The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam.
**Levine, Karen Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story.
Lourie, Peter Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush.
Myron, Vicki Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story.
**Paulsen, Gary My Life in Dog Years.
**Peet, Bill Bill Peet: An Autobiography.
**Scieszka, Jon Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka.
Sis, Peter The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin, Naturalist, Geologist & Thinker.
Sweet, Melissa Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White.
**Tillage, Leon Walter Leon’s Story.
Tonatiuh, Duncan Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras.
Woodson, Jacqueline Brown Girl Dreaming.

 

Fantasy

 

**Avi Poppy.
**Baker, E.D. The Frog Princess.
Boniface, William The Hero Revealed.
Burt, Marissa Storybound.
Corder, Zizou Lionboy.
Cowell, Cressida How to Train Your Dragon.
Crowl, M. Tara Eden’s Wish.
**DiCamillo, Kate The Magician’s Elephant.
**Drake, Salamanda Dragonsdale.
Epstein, Adam Jay The Familiars.
**Farmer, Nancy Sea of Trolls.
Gale, Eric Kahn The Wizard’s Dog.
Jonell, Lynne The Sign of the Cat.
**Kessler, Liz The Tail of Emily Windsnap.
**Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking.
Littlewood, Kathryn Bliss.
Lyons, Jayne 100% Wolf.
**MacDonald, Betty Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
**Marsh, Katherine The Door by the Staircase.
**Mass, Wendy 11 Birthdays.
**Mlynowski, Sarah Upside Down Magic.
**Norton, Mary The Borrowers.
**Prineas, Sarah The Magic Thief.
Sanders, Stephanie Villain School: Good Curses Evil.
**Solomons, David My Brother is a Superhero.
**Weston, Robert Paul The Creature Department.
Whitehouse, Howard Zombie Elementary, the Real Story.

 

Funny Books

 

Angleberger, Tom Poop Fountain!
Asch, Frank Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius.
**Barnett, Mac The Terrible Two.
**Blume, Judy Superfudge.
**Brooks, Walter R. Freddy the Detective.
Buckley, Michael NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society.
Cowell, Cressida How To Train Your Dragon.
**DiCamillo, Kate Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.
**Griffiths, Andy The Thirteen Story Treehouse.
**Gutman, Dan Miss Daisy is Crazy!
**Klise, Kate Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, In Letters, of Liars and Leaks.
**Korman, Gordon Swindle.
**McDonald, Megan The Sisters Club.
O’Doherty, David Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger by Dr. Noel Zone “The Greatest Dangerologist in the World, Ever.”
**Pichon, Liz The Brilliant World of Tom Gates.
Rockwell, Thomas How to Eat Fried Worms.
**Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
Urban, Linda A Crooked Kind of Perfect.
Venokur, Ross The Amazing Frecktacle.

 

Ghost & Scary Stories

 

**Baptiste, Tracey The Jumbies.
Brallier, Max The Last Kids on Earth.
Cohen, Marina The Doll’s Eye.
Coville, Bruce The Ghost in the Third Row.
**Dahl, Roald The Witches.
DeStefano, Lauren The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart.
Durham, Paul Luck Uglies.
Gilman, Charles Professor Gargoyle.
**Hahn, Mary Downing The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story.
Half Minute Horrors.
Hayes, Christine Mothman’s Curse.
**Ibbotson, Eva Dial-a-Ghost.
**Johnson, Hal Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales From the Wilderness.
Klise, Kate Dying to Meet You.
Lubar, David Hyde and Shriek: A Monsterterrific Tale.
Neilsen, David Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom.
Petti, Erin The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee.
**Stine, R.L. Who Let the Ghosts Out?
   

 

Historical Fiction

 

Brady, Esther Wood Toliver’s Secret.
Bradley, Kimberly The War That Saved My Life.
Burg, Ann E. Unbound: A Novel in Verse.
Cerrito, Angela The Safest Lie.
Coats, J. Anderson The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming.
**Crisp, Marty White Star: A Dog on the Titanic.
**DiCamillo, Kate Raymie Nightingale.
Erdrich, Louise The Birchbark House.
Fussell, Sandy White Crane.
Holm, Jennifer L. Full of Beans.
Hopkinson, Deborah A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket.
Krishnaswami, Uma Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh.
LaFaye, A. Worth.
Larson, Kirby Dash.
**Lord, Bette Bao In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson.
Martin, Ann M. Belle Teal.
Mitchell, Elizabeth Journey to the Bottomless Pit: The Story of Stephen Bishop and Mammoth Cave.
Murphy, Jim Revenge of the Green Banana.
Sepahban, Lois Paper Wishes.

 

In Other Lands

 

Burg, Ann E. Serafina’s Promise.
Donwerth-Chikamatsu, A. Somewhere Among.
**Ellis, Deborah The Breadwinner.
Hashimi, Nadia One Half from the East.
Nye, Naomi The Turtle of Oman: A Novel.
Yelchin, Eugene Arcady’s Goal.

 

Mysteries

 

Avi Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?
Barnett, Mac The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity.
Barrett, Tracy The 100-Year-Old Secret.
**Bertman, Jennifer C. The Book Scavenger.
**Bosch, Pseudonymous The Name of This Book is Secret.
Broach, Elise The Wolf Keepers.
Buckley, Michael The Fairy-Tale Detectives.
**Fairstein, Linda A. Into the Lion’s Den.
Fantaskey, Beth Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter.
Feldman, Jody The Gollywhopper Games.
**Grabenstein, Chris Home Sweet Motel.
Lloyd, Natalie The Key to Extraordinary.
Lyall, Casey Howard Wallace, P.I.
Mass, Wendy The Candymakers.
**Quinn, Spencer Woof: A Bowser and Birdie Mystery.
Shearer, Alex Canned.
Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme.
**39 Clues The Maze of Bones.
Zhang, Kat Emperor’s Riddle.

 

Nonfiction

 

Cate, Annette LeBlanc Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard.
Crilley, Mark The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw.
**Freedman, Russell Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
**Hatkoff, Isabella Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship.
Leatherdale, Mary Beth Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees.
**Macaulay, David Castle.
**Murphy, Jim The Great Fire.
O’Connell, Caitlin Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo.
Schanzer, Rosalyn George vs George: the American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides.
**Silverstein, Shel Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein.
**Watterson, Bill Yukon Ho! A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury.

 

School, Friends & Family

 

Amato, Mary The Naked Mole-Rat Letters.
Blume, Lesley M.M. Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters.
**Buyea, Rob Because of Mr. Terupt.
**Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw.
**Clements, Andrew No Talking.
Codell, Esmé Raji Sahara Special.
Conklin, Melanie Counting Thyme.
Conway, Celeste The Goodbye Time.
Cotler, Stephen Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything.
**DeFelice, Cynthia Fort.
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie.
Feiffer, Jules The Man in the Ceiling.
Ferber, Brenda A. Julia’s Kitchen.
Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.
**Gino, Alex George.
**Graff, Lisa The Thing About Georgie: A Novel
**Grimes, Nikk Garvey’s Choice.
**Gutman, Dan The Homework Machine.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Because of Anya.
Hill, Kirkpatrick The Year of Miss Agnes.
Hurwitz, Michele Weber Calli Be Gold.
Lay, Kathryn Crown Me!
**Levy, Dana The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher.
Lowry, Lois All About Sam.
**Martin, Ann M. Rain Reign.
Mazer, Norma Fox Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear.
**Myracle, Lauren Eleven.
Nicholls, Sally Ways to Live Forever.
**Park, Linda Sue Project Mulberry: A Novel.
**Peirce, Lincoln Big Nate Goes for Broke.
**Reynolds, Jason As Brave as You.
Shovan, Laura The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.
**Tashjian, Janet My Life as a Book.
**Van Vleet, Carmella Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter.
Walliams, David Grandpa’s Great Escape.
**Weeks, Sarah Save Me a Seat.
**Weisman, Elissa Brent Nerd Camp.

 

Science Fiction

 

Anderson, M.T. Whales on Stilts.
**Angleberger, Tom Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!
**Brown, Jeffrey Star Wars: Jedi Academy.
**Brown, Peter Wild Robot.
**Byrd, Tim Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom.
Cameron, Eleanor The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet.
**Gutman, Dan The Lincoln Project.
**Holm, Jennifer The Fourteenth Goldfish.
Klass, David Stuck on Earth.
Montgomery, Ross Perijee and Me.
**Pattersom, James House of Robots.
Scieszka, Jon 2095.
Star Wars The Lost City of the Jedi.
Superman Last Son of Krypton.

 

Sports

 

**Christopher, Matt The Fox Steals Home.
Coy, John Top of the Order.
Green, Tim Football Genius: A Novel.
Korman, Gordon The Toilet Paper Tigers.
Lupica, Mike Safe at Home: A Comeback Kids Novel.
Lorenzi, Natalie Dias A Long Pitch Home.
**Park, Barbara Skinnybones.
Peirce, Lincoln Big Nate: Game On!
Testa, Maria Some Kind of Pride.
**Trifunov, David Ice Time.
Wallace, Rich Sports Camp.

 

Fifth Grade Reading Level Books

The following list contains a selection of books to satisfy the wide variety of reading levels and interests of fifth grade readers. Most of the authors listed have written other books at this level.

Adventure and Survival

**Barry, Dave The Worst Class Trip Ever.
Black, Holly Doll Bones.
Creech, Sharon The Wanderer.
**George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain.
Gutman, Dan Getting Air.
**Haddix, Margaret Peterson  Running Out of  Time.
Hesse, Karen The Music of  Dolphins.
**Hiaasen, Carl Chomp.
Kehret, Peg Earthquake Terror.
Kelley, Jane Nature Girl.
Key, Watt Hideout.
**Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of  Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
**Korman, Gordon Shipwreck.
London, C. Alexander We Are Not Eaten by Yaks.
Oechsle, Michael The Lost Cipher.
**Paulsen, Gary  Hatchet.
**Rivers, Karen The Girl in the Well Is Me.
**Sachar, Louis Holes.
Salane, Jeffrey Lawless.
**Scanlon, Elizabeth The Great Good Summer.
Selfors, Suzanne Smells Like Dog.
Smith, Roland Independence Hall.
**Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning.
**Stone, Jeff Tiger.
**Taylor, Theodore The Cay.
Tougas, Shelley The Graham Cracker Plot.
Wallace, Brandon Wilder Boys.
**Watson, Jude Loot: How to Steal a Fortune.
Wilson, N.D. Leepike Ridge.
**Wood, Don Into the Volcano:  A Graphic Novel.

Animal Stories: Real Animals

**Bagnold, Enid National Velvet.
Bauer, Michael Gerard Just a Dog.
**Creech, Sharon Moo.
Dinerstein, Eric What Elephants Know.
**Farley, Walter The Black Stallion.
Garlick, Nicholas Storm Horse.
**George, Jean Craighead  Frightful’s Mountain.
Henry, Marguerite Misty of Chincoteague.
Hobbs, Valerie Wolf.
Kehret, Peg Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing, and Rescue.
Kendall, Christine Riding Chance.
Knight, Eric Lassie Come-Home.
Mowat, Farley Owls in the Family.
Pennypacker, Sara Pax.
**Rorby, Ginny How to Speak Dolphin.
White, Ellen Emerson Webster: Tale of an Outlaw.

Animal Stories: Talking Animals

**Appelt, Kathi Maybe a Fox.
**Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan.
**Baker, E.D. The Frog Princess.
Busby, Cylin The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs.
Carter, Aimee Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den.
Collins, Suzanne Gregor the Overlander.
Fiedler, Lisa Mouseheart.
Finney, Patricia I, Jack.
**Hunter, Erin Into the Wild.
**Jacques, Brian Redwall.
Lee, Jenny Elvis and the Underdogs.
London, C. Alexander The Wild Ones.
Oppel, Kenneth Silverwing.

Biographies

Brewster, Hugh Anastasia’s Album.
**Bridges, Ruby Through My Eyes.
Codell, Esme Raji Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade.
**Copeland, Misty Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.
Dahl, Roald Boy:  Tales of Childhood.
Engle, Margarita Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir.
Fradin, Judith Bloom Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northus, Free Black Man.
**Freedman, Russell Lincoln:  A Photobiography.
**Goodall, Jane My Life with the Chimpanzees.
Hoge, Robert Ugly: (A Memoir).
Houston, Dick Bulu: African Wonder Dog.
Lawlor, Laurie Helen Keller:  Rebellious Spirit.
**Mah, Adeline Yen Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter.
Paulsen, Gary How Angel Peterson Got His Name.
Say, Allen Drawing from Memory.
**Sis, Peter The Wall:  Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.
 **Scieszka, Jon Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka.
Szabo, Corrine Sky Pioneer:  A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart.
Woodson, Jacqueline Brown Girl Dreaming.
Yousafzai, Malala I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World.

Fantasy

Barnhill, Kelly Regan The Witch’s Boy.
Black, Holly The Iron Trial.
Calonita, Jen Flunked.
DiTerlizzi, Tony The Search for WondLa.
Drake, Emily The Magickers.
**Duane, Diane So You Want to be a Wizard.
Ferris, Jean Once Upon a Marigold.
**Funke, Cornelia Dragon Rider.
**Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book.
George, Jessica Day Tuesdays at the Castle.
**Kerr, P. B. The Akhenaten Adventure.
**Law, Ingrid Savvy.
Leonard, M.G. Beetle Boy.
Littlewood, Kathryn Bliss.
**Lloyd, Natalie A Snicker of Magic.
Morris, Gerald The Squire’s Tale.
Mull, Brandon Sky Raiders.
**Nimmo, Jenny Midnight for Charlie Bone.
Nix, Garth Mister Monday.
Park, Linda Sue Forest of Wonders.
**Pierce, Tamora Alanna:  The First Adventure.
**Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief.
**Sage, Angie Magyk.
Sanderson, Brandon Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians.
Sands, Kevin The Blackthorn Key.
Valente, Catherynne M. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
Walden, Mark H.I.V.E. (Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education).
Wilson, N.D. The 100 Cupboards.
Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic.
Wood, Maryrose The Mysterious Howling.
**Wrede, Patricia C Dealing with Dragons.

Ghost & Horror Stories

Auxier, Jonathan The Night Gardener.
Avi The Seer of Shadows.
Beatty, Robert Serafina and the Black Cloak.
Cohen, Marina The Inn Between.
Delaney, Joseph Revenge of the Witch.
Esposito, John The Fearsome Foursome.
**Gaiman, Neil Coraline.
**Hahn, Mary Downing Time for Andrew:  A Ghost Story.
Ibbotson, Eva The Haunting of Granite Falls.
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody School Spirit.
Kloepfer, John The Zombie Chasers.
Poblocki, Dan The Book of Bad Things.
Smith, Roland L. Hoodoo.
Stine, R.L. Beware!  R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories.
Wallace, Rich Wicked Cruel.

Historical Fiction

Baskin, Nora Raleigh Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story.
**Behar, Ruth Lucky Broken Girl.
Blackford, Cheryl Lizzie and the Lost Baby.
Bradford, Chris Way of the Warrior.
Bradley, Kimberley Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children.
Cao, Wenxuan Bronze and Sunflower.
Fitzmaurice, Kathryn A Diamond in the Desert.
Frank, Steven Armstrong & Charlie.
Gemeinhart, Dan Some Kind of Courage.
Gidwitz, Adam The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog.
Hesse, Karen Letters from Rifka.
Holbrook, Sara The Enemy: Detroit 1954.
Kelly, Jacqueline The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
Kitchings, Taylor Yard War.
**Klages, Ellen The Green Glass Sea.
Namioka, Lensey Ties That Bind, Ties That Break:  A Novel.
**Nielsen, Jennifer A. A Night Divided.
Paulsen, Gary Mr. Tucket.
Peck, Richard Fair Weather: A Novel.
Philbrick, Rodman The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.
Powell, Maud Macrory City of Grit and Gold.
Preus, Margi Heart of a Samurai: Based on the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro.
Rose, Caroline Starr Jasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine.
Smith, Roland Elephant Run.
**Speare, Elizabeth George The Sign of the Beaver.
Voigt, Cynthia The Book of Lost Things.
**Williams-Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer.

Holocaust

Bornstein, Michael Survivors Club : The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz.
Freedman, Russell We Will Not Be Silent : The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler.
Glatstein, Jacob Emil and Karl.
Gruenbaum, Michael Somewhere There is Still a Sun.
Kacer, Kathy Hiding Edith.
**Lowry, Lois Number the Stars.
Morpurgo, Michael The Mozart Question.
Richter, Hans Peter Friedrich.
Spradlin, Michael P. The Enemy Above.
Williams, Laura E. Behind the Bedroom Wall.
**Yolen, Jane The Devil’s Arithmetic.

Humor

**Angleberger, Tom The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.
Behrens, Andy The Fast and the Furriest.
**Dahl, Roald The Witches.
**Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain.
Fry, Michael The Odd Squad: Bully Bait.
Gutman, Dan Funny Boy Takes On the Chitchatting Cheeses from Chattanooga.
**Guys Read Funny Business.
Hale, Bruce Curse of the Were-Hyena
**Hiaasen, Carl Hoot.
**Kinney, Jeff Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Greg Heffley’s Journal.
**Korman, Gordon No More Dead Dogs.
Malone, Jen Sleepover.
McMullan, Kate Have a Hot Time, Hades!
**Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds The Boys Start the War.
**O’Donnell, Tom Hamstersaurus Rex.
**Patterson, James Public School Superhero.
**Peck, Richard A Year Down Yonder.
Roberts, Diane Made You Look:  A Novel.
Rodkey, Geoff The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other).
Selden, George Harry Cat’s Pet Puppy.
Spalding, Esta Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts.

In Other Lands

Agosin, Marjorie I Lived on Butterfly Hill.
Al-Mansour, Haifaa The Green Bicycle.
Blume, Lesley M.M. Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters.
**Ellis, Deborah The Breadwinner.
**Hobbs, Will Crossing the Wire.
Lewis, Gill Gorilla Dawn.
Ryan, Pam Muñoz Becoming Naomi León.
Ryan, Pam Muñoz The Dreamer.
**Schroeder, Lisa My Secret Guide to Paris.
Stone, Phoebe Paris for Two.

Misfits & Outcasts

**Baskin, Nora Raleigh Anything But Typical.
Blume, Judy Blubber.
Dowell, Frances O’Roark Where I’d Like to Be.
Draper, Sharon M. Out of My Mind.
**Flanagan, John The Outcasts.
Gale, Eric Kahn The Bully Book.
**Gerber, Alyson Braced.
Holt, Kimberly Willis When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
**Hunt, Lynda Mullaly Fish in a Tree.
**Palacio, R.J. Wonder.
Pla, Sally J. The Someday Birds.
**Sachar, Louis There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom.
**Spinelli, Jerry Loser.

Mysteries & Thrillers

**Balliett, Blue Chasing Vermeer.
Balliett, Blue The Danger Box.
Bancks, Tristan On the Run.
**Barry, Dave Science Fair:  A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, and a Very Nervous Frog.
**Bellairs, John The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
**Bonk, John Madhattan Mystery.
Cherry, Allison The Classy Crooks Club.
**Dowd, Siobhan The London Eye Mystery.
Fitzgerald, Laura Marx The Gallery.
Gibbs, Stuart Belly Up.
**Grabenstein, Chris Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.
**Grisham, John Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer.
Guys Read Thriller.
**Hiaasen, Carl Scat.
Horowitz, Anthony The Falcon’s Malteser:  A Diamond Brothers Mystery.
**Madormo, John Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire: The Homemade Stuffing Caper.
Margolis, Leslie Girl’s Best Friend.
Mass, Wendy The Candymakers.
Nye, Bill At the Bottom of the World.
**Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game.
Rylander, Chris The Fourth Stall.
Selfors, Suzanne Smells Like Dog.
Sharpe, Luke Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur.
St. Antoine, Sara Three Bird Summer.
**Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me.
Stevens, Robin Murder is Bad Manners.
**Thompson, Lisa The Goldfish Boy.
Wells, Marcia Mystery on Museum Mile.

Non-Fiction

Alphin, Tom The Lego Architect.
Aronson, Marc Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners From 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert.
Albee, Sarah Why’d They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History.
**Alexander, Kwame The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life.
**Bartoletti, Susan Campbell Hitler Youth : Growing up in Hitler’s Shadow.
Bausum, Ann Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement.
Bryson, Bill A Really Short History of Nearly Everything.
Chadwick, Fergus The Bee Book.
Clinton, Chelsea It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
Frydenborg, Kay A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human.
Grove, Tim First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race.
Gutman, Dan My Weird Writing Tips.
**Iggulden, Conn The Dangerous Book for Boys.
Krull, Kathleen Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (And What the Neighbors Thought).
Montgomery, Sy The Great White Shark Scientist.
**Nelson, Kadir We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.
O’Connor, Jane The Emperor’s Silent Army : Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China.
Olson, Tod Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink.
Sheinkin, Steve Lincoln’s Grave Robbers.
**Stone, Tanya Lee Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream.
Thimmesh, Catherine Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon.
Thornhill, Jan The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk.
Warren, Andrea Orphan Train Rider: One Boy’s True Story.
Weatherford, Carole Boston You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen.

Novels in Poems

Alexander, Kwame The Crossover.
**Atkins, Jeannine Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science.
Frost, Helen When My Sister Started Kissing.
**Hesse, Karen Witness.
Hilton, Marilyn Full Cicada Moon.
Holt, K.A. House Arrest.
**Rose, Caroline Starr May B.: A Novel.
Roth, Judith L. Serendipity and Me.
Shovan, Laura The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.
**Woodson, Jacqueline Locomotion.

School, Friends & Family

**Anderson, John David Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.
**Arnold, Elana K Far From Fair.
**Buyea, Rob Because of Mr. Terupt.
Cavanaugh, Nancy J. Just Like Me.
Clark, Catherine How Not to Run for President.
Connor, Leslie All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook.
Eagar, Lindsay Hour of the Bees.
Ferber, Brenda A. Julia’s Kitchen.
**Frederick, Heather Vogel The Mother-Daughter Book Club.
Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.
**Graff, Lisa Lost in the Sun.
**Greenwald, Lisa My Life in Pink and Green.
Greenwald, Tom Pete Milano’s Guide to Being a Movie Star.
Jiménez, Francisco The Circuit:  Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child.
Kelly, Erin Entrada The Land of Forgotten Girls.
Koss, Amy Goldman The Girls.
Kowitt, Holly The Loser List.
Kuhlman, Evan The Last Invisible Boy.
Lane, Kathleen The Best Worst Thing.
Lord, Cynthia Rules.
Lupar, Eric Jeremy Bender Vs. the Cupcake Cadets.
**Margolis, Leslie Boys are Dogs.
Nicholls, Sally Ways to Live Forever.
O’Connor, Barbara How to Steal a Dog: A Novel.
**Patterson, James The Worst Years of My Life.
**Peck, Richard Best Man.
Shang, Wendy Wan Long The Great Wall of Lucy Wu.
**Steveson, Nanci Turner Swing Sideways.
**Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites.
Urban, Linda A Crooked Kind of Perfect.
Weeks, Sarah So. Be. It:  A Novel.
**Woodson, Jacqueline Locomotion.

Science Fiction

Angleberger, Tom Fuzzy.
Christopher, John The White Mountains.
DiTerlizzi, Tony Search for Wondla.
DuPrau, Jeanne The City of Ember.
Fox, Helen Eager.
Fry, Jason Hunt for the Hydra.
**Gibbs, Stuart Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel.
**Haddix, Margaret Peterson Among the Hidden.
Key, Alexander Escape to Witch Mountain.
**L’Engle, Madeleine  A Wrinkle in Time.
**Liss, David Randoms.
**Lowry, Lois The Giver.
Mass, Wendy Pi in the Sky.
Rex, Adam The True Meaning of Smekday.
Ross, Joel N. The Fog Diver.
Smith, Clete Barrett Aliens on Vacation.
Star Wars The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy: An Original Retelling of Star Wars: a New Hope.
**Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me.
Tesler, Monica Bounders.

Short Stories

Bachman, Stefan The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister.
  Best Shorts:  Favorite Short Stories for Sharing.
Dahl, Roald The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More.
Guys Read Other Worlds.
**Kipling, Rudyard Just So Stories.
Poe, Edgar Allan Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
**Riordan, Rick The Demigod Files.

Spies & Intrigue

Bernstein, Jonathan Spy-in-Training.
Buckley, Michael NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society.
**Daneshvari, Gitty The League of Unexceptional Children.
**Pearce, Jackson The Double Cross: And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy.
**Ponti, James Framed.
Rylander, Chris Codename Zero.
**Stewart, Trenton Lee The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Sports

Bauer, Joan Soar.
Bildner, Phil A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip & Red Story.
**Christopher, Matt Nothin’ But Net.
Cochrane, Mick The Girl Who Threw Butterflies.
**Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Loses Control.
**Green, Tim Football Hero.
Gutman, Dan Babe & Me:  A Baseball Card Adventure.
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Kick.
Guys Read Sports Pages.
Harkrader, L.D. Airball:  My Life in Briefs.
Kendall, Christine Riding Chance.
Lupica, Mike The Only Game.
Moore, Steve No Fear!
Nall, Gail Breaking the Ice.
Palmer, Iva-Marie Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook.
**Reynolds, Jason Ghost.
**Ritter, John H. The Boy Who Saved Baseball.

 

Sixth Grade Reading Level Books

The following lists contain a selection of books for sixth grade readers.  Many of these titles address the issues of adolescence and are for mature readers.

Adventure & Survival

Animal Stories

Beckhorn, Susan Williams The Wolf’s Boy.
Christopher, Lucy Flyaway.
**Gipson, Fred Old Yeller.
Griffin, Paul When Friendship Followed Me Home.
Houck, Colleen Tiger’s Curse.
Houston, Dick Bulu: African Wonder Dog.
Keating, Jess How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes are Untied.
Kelly, Jacqueline The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate.
**Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book.
**Morey, Walt Gentle Ben.
**Oppell, Kenneth Half Brother.
**Paulsen, Gary My Life in Dog Years.
**Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy.
Schrefer, Eliot Rescued.

Biographies & Memoirs

Alifrienta, Cailtin I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives.
Andronik, Catherine M. Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself.
**Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton’s Amazing Voyage.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America.
Blumenthal, Karen Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography.
Brimner, Larry Dane The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield.
Fleischman, Sid Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini.
Fradin, Judith Bloom Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man.
Jurmain, Suzanne Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students.
**Kamkwamba, William The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
Kehret, Peg Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue.
Lawlor, Laurie Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit.
Lekuton, Joseph Facing the Lion: Growing up Maasai on the African Savanna.
Lowery, Lynda Blackmon Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March.
**Montgomery, Sy Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World.
Noyes, Deborah Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter Nellie Bly.
Pfetzer, Mark Within Reach: My Everest Story.
Romero, Jordan No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits.

Fantasy

**Almond, David Skellig.
**Barron, T. A. The Lost Years of Merlin.
Chainani, Soman The School for Good and Evil.
**Chima, Cinda Williams Warrior Heir.
**Colfer, Eoin Artemis Fowl.
Delaney, Joseph Revenge of the Witch.
Dunmore, Helen Ingo.
**Flanagan, John The Ruins of Gorlan.
**Gidwitz, Adam A Tale Dark and Grimm.
Grove, S.E. The Glass Sentence.
**Hanley, Victoria The Seer and the Sword.
Henderson, Jason Vampire Rising.
**Jacques, Brian Mossflower.
**Jinks, Catherine Evil Genius.
Jones, Diana Wynne Dark Lord of Derkholm.
**Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted.
**MacHale, D. J. The Merchant of Death.
Marsh, Katherine The Night Tourist.
Napoli, Donna Jo Zel.
**Oppel, Kenneth Airborn.
**Pierce, Tamora Wild Magic.
Preus, Margi West of the Moon.
Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass.
**Riordan, Rick The Sword of Summer.
**Ryan, Pam Muñoz Echo.
**Shan, Darren Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare.
Stewart, Martin Riverkeep: A Novel.
Thomson, Sarah L. Deadly Flowers: A Ninja’s Tale.
Ursu, Anne The Shadow Thieves.
**Westerfeld, Scott Leviathan.

Historical Fiction

Anderson, Laurie Halse Fever, 1793.
**Atkins, Jeannine Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children.
**Bruchac, Joseph Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two.
Dumas, Firoozeh It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel.
Hughes, Shirley Hero On a Bicycle.
**Lane, Andy Death Cloud.
**Meyer, L. A. Bloody Jack : Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy.
Mone, Gregory Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on Titanic.
Philbrick, W.R. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.
**Rose, Caroline Starr May B: A Novel.
**Ryan, Pam Muñoz Esperanza Rising.
**Speare, Elizabeth George The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
**Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Timberlake, Amy One Came Home.
Vawter, Vince Paperboy.
Wilson, Diane Black Storm Comin’.
Wiles, Deborah Revolution.
Wolk, Lauren Wolf Hollow: A Novel.
Wright, Barbara Crow.

Holocaust & Genocide

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell The Boy Who Dared.
**Boyne, John The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable.
Gruenbaum, Michael Somewhere There is Still a Sun.
Chapman, Fern Schumer Is It Night or Day?
Gold, Alison Leslie A Special Fate : Chiune Sugihara, Hero of the Holocaust.
Kherdian, David The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl.
Gratz, Alan Prisoner B-3087.
Leyson, Leon The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible…on Schindler’s List.
Lobel, Anita No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War.
**Mazzeo, Tilar J. Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto.
Orlev, Uri Run, Boy, Run: A Novel.
Prins, Marcel Hidden Like Anne Frank: Fourteen True Stories of Survival.
**Yolen, Jane The Devil’s Arithmetic.

Horror & Ghost Stories

Auxier, Jonathan The Night Gardener.
Avi School of the Dead.
Bachmann, Stefan The Cabinet of the Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister.
**Novel Brosgol, Vera Anya’s Ghost.
**Gaiman, Neil Coraline.
Oppel, Kenneth The Nest.
Wooding, Chris Malice.

Humor

Ferraiolo, Jack The Big Splash.
Gerhardt, Jake Me & Miranda Mullaly: A Novel.
Korman, Gordon Schooled.
Lieb, Josh I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President.
**Malone, Lee The Last Boy at St. Edith’s.
Matson, Stacey A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius.
Mowat, Farley Owls in the Family.
**Peck, Richard A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories.
Stevenson, Noelle Lumberjanes.
**Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites.

In Other Lands

**Hobbs, Will Crossing the Wire.
Lai, Thanhha Listen, Slowly.
Nye, Naomi Shihab Habibi.
**Resau, Laura The Lightning Queen.
Venkatraman, Padma A Time to Dance.
Volponi, Paul Game Seven.
**Whelan, Gloria Homeless Bird.

Misfits & Outcasts

**Abbott, Tony Firegirl.
**Bell, Cici El Deafo.
**Choldenko, Gennifer If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period.
Cole, Brock The Goats.
**Earle, Phil The Bubble Wrap Boy.
Gephart, Donna Lily and Dunkin.
**Howe, James The Misfits.
**Hughes, Mark Peter Lemonade Mouth.
Koss, Amy The Girls.
Lubar, David Hidden Talents.
Norriss, Andrew Friends for Life.
Philbrick, W.Rodman Freak the Mighty.
Potter, Ellen Slob.
Schmatz, Pat Bluefish.
**Sloan, Holly Goldberg Counting by 7s.
Shusterman, Neal The Schwa Was Here.
Sonnichsen, A.L. Red Butterfly.
**Tan, Shaun The Arrival.
**Telgemeier, Raina Smile.

Mysteries & Thrillers

**Abrahams, Peter Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery.
**Avi Something Upstairs: A Tale of Ghosts.
Berk, Josh Strike Three, You’re Dead.
Dionne, Erin Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14-Day Mystery.
Duncan, Lois Don’t Look Behind You.
Feinberg, Anna Number 8.
Feinstein, John Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery.
Hoobler, Dorothy The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn.
**Lane, Andy Death Cloud.
Lawrence, Caroline The Thieves of Ostia: A Roman Mystery.
Markell, Denis Click Here to Start: A Novel.
Roberts, Willo Davis The View from the Cherry Tree.
**Shusterman, Neal The Shadow Club.
Smith, Roland Zach’s Lie.
St. Antoine, Sara Three Bird Summer.
Weeks, Sarah So. B. It: A Novel.
Winters, Ben H. The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman.

Non-Fiction

Adamson, Joy Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds.
Bragg, Georgia How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous.
Fleming, Candace The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia.
Freedman, Russell We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler.
Humphreys, Jessica Dee Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War.
Kidd, Chip Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design.
Levinson, Cynthia We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March.
**Macaulay, David The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body.
**Menzel, Peter What the World Eats.
Montgomery, Sy Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cat.
O’Connell, Caitlin The Elephant Scientist.
Sheinkin, Steve Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.

Novels in Verse

Alexander, Kwame The Crossover.
Bingham, Kelly Shark Girl.
Burg, Ann E. All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse.
Frost, Helen Hidden.
Grimes, Nikki Planet Middle School.
Grover, Lorie Ann On Pointe.
Hilton, Marilyn Full Cicada Moon.
Holt, K.A. House Arrest.
**Lai, Thanha Inside Out & Back Again.
**Sones, Sonya What My Mother Doesn’t Know.
Sonnichsen, A.L. Red Butterfly.

School, Family & Growing Up

Amato, Mary Guitar Notes.
**Baskin, Nora Raleigh Anything but Typical.
Benjamin, Ali The Thing About Jellyfish.
Blacker, Terence Boy2Girl.
**Bloor, Edward Tangerine.
**Cabot, Meg The Princess Diaries.
Dionne, Erin The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet.
Eland, Lindsay 5 Times Revenge.
**Friedman, Aimee The Year My Sister Got Lucky.
Friend, Natasha Perfect.
Gerhardt, Jake Me & Miranda Mullaly: A Novel.
Harrington, Karen Mayday.
Kent, Rose Rocky Road.
Kinney, Jeff Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal.
**Lord, Cynthia Half a Chance.
**Malone, Lee The Last Boy at St. Edith’s.
Mass, Wendy A Mango-Shaped Space: A Novel.
McVoy, Terra Elan Drive Me Crazy.
Mills, Claudia Zero Tolerance.
Ness, Patrick A Monster Calls: A Novel.
**Patterson, James The Worst Years of My Life.
Paulsen, Gary Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat.
Philbin, Joanna The Daughters.
**Sachar, Louis Holes.
Schmatz, Pat Bluefish.
**Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday Wars.
**Sloan, Holly Goldberg Counting by 7s.
Sonnenblick, Jordan Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie.
Springstubb, Tricia Every Single Second.
**Stead, Rebecca Liar & Spy.
**Trueman, Terry Stuck in Neutral.
**Van Draanen, Wendelin Flipped.

Science Fiction

**Anderson, John David Insert Coin to Continue.
Angler, Evan Swipe.
Black, Peter Jay Urban Outlaws.
**Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game.
**Clements, Andrew Things Not Seen.
**Dashner, James The Maze Runner.
**Falls, Kat Dark Life.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Children of Exile.
Klass, David Stuck on Earth.
**Landon, Kristen The Limit.
**Lowry, Lois Gathering Blue.
Nelson, O. T. The Girl Who Owned a City.
Nix, Garth Shade’s Children.
**Philbrick, W. R. The Big Dark.
**Pratchett, Terry Only You Can Save Mankind.
Reeve, Philip Mortal Engines: A Novel.
**Sachar, Louis Fuzzy Mud.
Smith, Alexander Gordon Lockdown: Escape from Furnace.
Zahn, Timothy Dragon and Thief: A Dragonback Adventure.

Short Stories

Fleming, Candace On the Day I Died: Stories From the Grave.
Gaiman, Neil Unnatural Creatures: Stories.
Lubar, David In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Other Misadventures.
**Poe, Edgar Allan The Pit and the Pendulum: And Other Stories.
Saki The Story-Teller: Thirteen Tales by Saki.
Shelton, Dave Thirteen Chairs.
**Stine, R.L. The Haunting Hour.
Weiss, M. Jerry This Family is Driving Me Crazy: Ten Stories About Surviving Your Family.

Spies & Intrigue

**Carter, Ally I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You.
**Gibbs, Stuart Spy School.
Hale, Bruce Playing with Fire.
Heath, Jack The Lab.
Higgins, Jack Sure Fire.
**Higson, Charles Silverfin: A James Bond Adventure.
Horowitz, Anthony Stormbreaker.
**Lerangis, Peter The Code.
Walden, Mark H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education.

Sports

Alexander, Kwame Crossover.
Bates, Sonya Spreen Off the Rim.
Cochrane, Mick The Girl Who Threw Butterflies.
Crutcher, Chris Ironman: A Novel.
Feinstein, John The Walk On.
Freitas, Donna Gold Medal Winter.
**Green, Tim Baseball Great.
Heldring, Thatcher The League.
**Jamieson, Victoria Roller Girl.
Korman, Gordon Pop.
**Lupica, Mike Travel Team.
Mack, W.C. Athlete Vs. Mathlete.
Northrop, Michael Plunked.
Wallace, Rich Curveball.

 

Seventh and Eight Grade Reading Level

The following lists contain a selection of books to satisfy the wide variety of reading levels and interests of 7th and 8th grade readers.  Many of these titles address the issues of adolescence and are for mature readers. Most of the authors listed have written other books at this level. When available the book’s Lexile number is listed after the title.

Adventure & Survival

Arnold, David Mosquitoland.
Avi The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
**Bray, Libba Going Bovine.
**Gilman, David The Devil’s Breath.
**Golding, William Lord of the Flies: A Novel.
Griffin, Paul Adrift.
Higgins, Jack Sure Fire.
Hobbs, Will Take Me to the River.
**Kephart, Beth This Is the Story of You.
Klavan, Andrew If We Survive.
Lake, Nick Hostage Three.
**Nijkamp, Marieke This is Where It Ends.
Northrop, Michael Trapped.
Perkins, Lynne Rae As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth.
**Pratchett, Terry Nation.
Tanen, Sloane Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?
Voigt, Cynthia Homecoming.

Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

**Beals, Melba Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High.
Burch, Jennings Michael They Cage the Animals at Night.
Codell, Esmé Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year.
Crutcher, Chris King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography.
DePrince, Michaela Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.
Fradin, Judith Bloom Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man.
Hamilton, Bethany Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.
Heiligman, Deborah Charles and Emma : the Darwins’ Leap of Faith.
**Hickam, Homer H. Rocket Boys: A Memoir.
Jennings, Jazz Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen.
**Jiang, Ji-li Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution.
Lee, Sungju Every Falling Star: How I Survived and Escaped North Korea.
**Opdyke, Irene Gut In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer.
**Pelzer, David J. A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive.
Samanci, Özge Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up In Turkey.
Seiple, Samantha Lincoln’s Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America’s First Private Eye.
**Silverstein, Ken The Radioactive Boy Scout: The True Story of a Boy and His Backyard Nuclear Reactor.
Tarbox, Katherine A Girl’s Life Online.
Turner, Pamela S. Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune.
Yousafzai, Malala I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World.

Crime & Punishment

**Dessen, Sarah Saint Anything.
**Fisher, Catherine Incarceron.
Hawes, Louise The Language of Stars.
**Lange, Erin Jade Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah.
**Mikaelsen, Ben Touching Spirit Bear.
**Myers, Walter Dean Lockdown.
**Nijkamp, Marieke This is Where It Ends.
**Pearsall, Shelley The Seventh Most Important Thing.
Rollins, Danielle Burning.

Fantasy

Alward, Amy Madly.
**Bardugo, Leigh Shadow and Bone.
Beddor, Frank The Looking Glass Wars.
**Cashore, Kristin Graceling.
**Chabon, Michael Summerland.
**Chima, Cinda Williams The Demon King: A Seven Realms Novel.
**Clare, Cassandra City of Bones.
Connolly, Tina Seriously Wicked.
Estep, Jennifer Cold Burn of Magic.
Goldman, William The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure.
Hamilton, Alwyn Rebel of the Sands.
Harris, Joanne Runemarks.
**Horowitz, Anthony Raven’s Gate.
**Le Guin, Ursula A Wizard of Earthsea.
Matharu, Taran The Novice.
McNeal, Tom Far, Far, Away.
Neumeier, Rachel The Keeper of the Mist.
**Nix, Garth Sabriel.
Pratchett, Terry The Color of Magic: A Discworld Novel.
**Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass.
Rees, Celia Witch Child.
Scott, Michael The Alchemyst.
**Shan, Darren Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare.
Sheehan, Judy I Woke Up Dead at the Mall.
**Stiefvater, Maggie The Scorpio Races.
**Westerfeld, Scott Afterworlds.

Historical Fiction

Alban, Andrea Anya’s War.
**Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains.
Bayard, Louis Lucky Strikes.
Blackwood, Gary L. Around the World in 100 Days.
Bowman, Erin Vengence Road.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children.
Hahn, Mary Downing Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls.
Hunt, Irene No Promises in the Wind.
Lisle, Janet Taylor Black Duck.
Lee, Stacey Outrun the Moon.
Mills, Wendy All We Have Left.
Namioka, Lensey Ties that Bind, Ties that Break: A Novel.
Paulsen, Gary Woods Runner.
**Schlitz, Laura Amy The Hired Girl.
**Sepetys, Ruta Salt to the Sea: A Novel.
**Waller, Sharon Biggs The Forbidden Orchid.
**Walter, Jon My Name is Not Friday.
**Wood, Maryrose The Poison Diaries.

Holocaust & Genocide

Gleitzman, Morris Once.
**Hesse, Monica Girl in the Blue Coat.
Hillman, Laura I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler’s List Survivor.
Rappaport, Doreen Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust.
Rauch, Georg Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army.
Savit, Gavriel Anna and the Swallow Man.
**Spiegelman, Art Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History.
**Zusak, Markus The Book Thief.

Horror

Alender, Katie The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall.
Damico, Gina Wax.
**De la Cruz, Melissa Blue Bloods.
**Griffin, Bethany The Fall.
Helpern, Jake Nightfall.
Higson, Charles The Enemy.
Hunt, Leo 13 Days of Midnight.
Klause, Annette Curtis Blood and Chocolate.
Knudson, Michelle Evil Librarian.
Laybourne, Emmy Sweet.
McKenzie, Paige The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One.
Ostow, Micol The Devil and Winnie Flynn.
Rollins, Danielle Burning.
Stratton, Allan The Dogs.
Ward, Kaitlin Bleeding Earth.
Waters, Daniel Generation Dead.
**Westerfeld, Scott Peeps: A Novel.

Humor

**Cabot, Meg The Princess Diaries.
**Carter, Ally Heist Society.
Dinan, Kurt Don’t Get Caught.
**Easton, Tom Boys Don’t Knit (In Public).
David, Stuart My Brilliant Idea (And How It Caused My Downfall).
Hannan, Peter My Big Mouth: 10 Songs I Wrote That Almost Got Me Killed.
Jones, Diana Wynne Dark Lord of Derkholm.
**Korman, Gordon Son of the Mob.
Rubens, Michael The Bad Decisions Playlist.
Schreiber, Joe Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick.
Strand, Jeff The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever.

In Other Lands

**Moriarty, Jaclyn Feeling Sorry for Celia.
Mulligan, Andy Trash.
Saeed, Aisha Written in the Stars.
Schrefer, Eliot Endangered.
Sullivan, Tara The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Venkatraman, Padma A Time to Dance.
Welch, Jenna Evans Love & Gelato.
Zusak, Markus Fighting Ruben Wolfe.

LGBTQ+

Albertalli, Becky Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Brown, Jaye Robin Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit.
Gephart, Donna Lily and Dunkin.
Gregorio, I.W. None of the Above.
Jennings, Jazz Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen.
**Levithan, David Boy Meets Boy. (730)
Logan, Kenneth True Letters From a Fictional Life.
**Myracle, Lauren Kissing Kate. (710)
**Nelson, Jandy I’ll Give You the Sun.
Peters, Julie Ann Luna: A Novel.
Saenz, Benjamin Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
**Tamaki, Mariko Saving Montgomery Sole.
Ward, Kaitlin Bleeding Earth.
Wilkinson, Lili Pink.
Williamson, Lisa The Art of Being Normal.

Misfits & Outcasts

**Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Anderson, Laurie Halse Speak.
**Asher, Jay Th1rteen R3asons Why: A Novel.
Bennett, Cherie Life in the Fat Lane.
**Bloor, Edward Tangerine.
Cormier, Robert The Chocolate War.
Crutcher, Chris Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes: A Novel.
Giles, Gail Girls Like Us.
Halpern, Julie Get Well Soon.
**Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders.
**Howe, James The Misfits.
**Klass, David Losers Take All: A Novel.
**Leavitt, Martine Calvin.
Littman, Sarah Backlash.
**Murphy, Julie Dumplin’
Myers, Walter Dean Monster.
Ness, Patrick A Monster Calls: A Novel.
**Niven, Jennifer Holding Up the Universe.
**Portes, Andrea The Fall of Butterflies.
Smale, Holly Geek Girl.
**Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl.
**Stork, Francisco X. The Memory of Light.
Thomas, Leah Because You’ll Never Meet Me.

Mysteries & Thrillers

Alender, Katie Famous Last Words.
Charbonneau, Joelle Need.
Cooney, Caroline B. The Face on the Milk Carton.
Deuker, Carl Payback Time.
Duncan, Lois Killing Mr. Griffin.
**Fitzgerald, Sarah Moore The Apple Tart of Hope.
Gangsei, Jan Zero Day.
**Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: a Novel.
Hayes, Daniel The Trouble with Lemons.
Henry, April The Body in the Woods.
Jaffe, Michele Bad Kitty.
King, Laurie R. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, or, On the Segregation of the Queen.
**Lane, Andy Death Cloud.
Levithan, David Every You, Every Me.
**Miranda, Megan The Safest Lies.
**Patterson, James Confessions of a Murder Suspect.
**Priest, Cherie I am Princess X.
Sorrells, Walter First Shot.
**Ward, Rachel Numbers.
Werlin, Nancy The Killer’s Cousin.

Nonfiction

**Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton’s Amazing Voyage.
**Bartoletti, Susan Campbell They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group.
Brown, Daniel James The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics.
**Dye, Dan Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale.
Ford, Amanda Be True to Your Self: A Daily Guide for Teenage Girls.
Freedman, Russell Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America.
**Goldschneider, Gary The Secret Language of Birthdays: Personology Profiles for Each Day of the Year.
Hoase, Phillip M. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club.
Krizmanic, Judy The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook.
Miller, Sarah Elizabeth The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century.
**Murphy, Jim An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793.
Peabody, Erin A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World’s First National Park.
Schanzer, Rosalyn Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem.
Seiple, Samantha Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion.
Sheinkin, Steve Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War.

Novels in Poems

Bodger, Holly 5 to 1: A Novel.
Crossan, Sarah One.
Crowder, Melanie Audacity.
Engle, Margarita The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist.
Frank, Lucy Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling.
Hopkins, Ellen Crank.
McVoy, Terra Elan After the Kiss.
Mass, Wendy Heaven Looks a Lot Like a Mall.
Nelson, Marilyn American Ace.
Ostlere, Cathy Karma: A Novel in Verse.
Sandell, Lisa Ann Song of the Sparrow.
**Sones, Sonya Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy.
**Sones, Sonya What My Mother Doesn’t Know.
Venkatraman, Padma A Time to Dance.
**Wolff, Virginia Euwer Make Lemonade.

Relationships

**Cabot, Meg Princess in Love.
**Dessen, Sarah This Lullaby: A Novel.
Dinnison, Kris You and Me and Him.
**Eulberg, Elizabeth Prom & Prejudice.
**Flinn, Alex Beastly.
**Friedman, Aimee Two Summers.
Hall, Sandy Signs Point to Yes.
Greene, Bette Summer of My German Soldier.
Huntley, Amy The Everafter.
Kiely, Brendan The Last True Love Story.
**Kinsella, Sophie Finding Audrey.
Klause, Annette Curtis The Silver Kiss.
Lindstrom, Eric Not If I See You First.
Luper, Eric Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto.
Smith, Jennifer E. The Comeback Season.
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories.
West, Kasie P.S. I Like You.

School, Family & Growing Up

**Brashares, Ann The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Calonita, Jen Belles.
Culbertson, Kim A. The Possibility of Now.
**Danticat, Edwidge Untwine: A Novel.
**Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye.
Fleischman, Paul Whirligig.
**Friend, Natasha Where You’ll Find Me.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Takeoffs and Landings.
Hoban, Julia Willow.
LaMarche, Una Don’t Fail Me Now.
Longo, Jennifer Up to This Pointe.
**Mackler, Carloyn Tangled.
**Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin We are All Made of Molecules.
Rallison, Janette My Double Life.
**Rice, Luanne The Secret Language of Sisters.
**Sachar, Louis The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker.
Schmidt, Gary D. Orbiting Jupiter.
Shen, Prudence Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.
Sloan, Holly Goldberg I’ll Be There: A Novel.
Sonnenblick, Jordan Falling Over Sideways.
Tamaki, Mariko This One Summer.
Van Draanen, Wendelin The Running Dream.
**Wolff, Virginia Euwer Make Lemonade.

Science Fiction

**Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
**Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451.
**Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Shadow.
Engdahl, Sylvia Enchantress from the Stars.
Farmer, Nancy The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm: A Novel.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Turnabout.
Heinlein, Robert A. Tunnel in the Sky.
Jones, Diana Wynne Hexwood.
Kincaid, S.J. Insignia.
**Lancaster, Mike A. Human.4.
Lewis, J. S. Invasion: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel.
Lore, Pitticus I Am Number Four.
McCaffrey, Anne Dragonflight.
Mullin, Mike Ashfall.
Nix, Garth A Confusion of Princes.
Nix, Garth Shade’s Children.
Stracher, Cameron The Water Wars.
Vizzini, Ned Be More Chill.
Zahn, Timothy Dragon and Thief: A Dragonback Adventure.

Dystopias

**Bacigalupi, Paolo Ship Breaker.
**Card, Orson Scott Pathfinder.
Charbonneau, Joelle The Testing.
**Condie, Allyson Braithwaite Matched.
**Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games
**Dashner, James The Maze Runner.
Dockter, Debra Deadly Design.
**Doctorow, Cory Little Brother.
Duyvis, Corinne On the Edge of Gone.
Hautman, Pete Rash.
Jones, Carrie Flying.
Jordan, Sophie Uninvited.
Landers, Melissa Starflight.
London, Alex Proxy.
Mariz, Rae The Unidentified.
**Metzger, Lois Change Places With Me.
Ness, Patrick The Knife of Never Letting Go.
**Oliver, Lauren Delirium.
**Pearson, Mary The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
Shusterman, Neal Unwind.
**Wells, Robinson Dark Energy.
**Westerfeld, Scott Uglies.

Short Stories

 Datlow, Ellen After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia.
 Strahan, Jonathan Life on Mars: Tales From the New Frontier: An Original Science Fiction Anthology. (890)
Lubar, David The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales. (590)
**Perkins, Stephanie  My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories.
Myers, Walter Dean 145th Street: Short Stories.
 Aronson, Marc Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court.
 Marr, Melissa Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales.
 **Angel, Ann Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty.
Tan, Shaun Lost and Found.

Spies & Intrigue

Benway, Robin Also Known As.
**Brennan, Herbie The Shadow Project.
Carriger, Gail Etiquette & Espionage.
Muchamore, Robert The Recruit.
Richmond, Caroline Tung Darkest Hour.
Stone, Sonja Desert Dark.

 

Sports

Carter, Caela Tumbling.
**Coy, John Crackback.
Deuker, Carl Gutless.
Dominy, Amy Fellner A Matter of Heart.
**Garner, Paula Phantom Limbs.
**Gibney, Shannon See No Color.
Halpin, Brendan Shutout
Johnson, Shawn The Flip Side.
**Klass, David Losers Take All:A Novel.
**Lupica, Mike QB 1.
**Murdock, Catherine Gilbert Dairy Queen: A Novel.
**Padian, Maria Out of Nowhere.
 Aronson, Marc Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court.
Sullivan, Derek Biggie.
Van Draanan, Wendelin The Running Dream.
Volponi, Paul Top Prospect.
Withers, Pam Andreo’s Race.

War

**Collier, James My Brother Sam is Dead.
**Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757.
Hughes, Dean Soldier Boys.
Lynch, Chris I Pledge Allegiance.
Mazer, Harry The Last Mission.
Myers, Walter Dean Fallen Angels.
Myers, Walter Dean Invasion.
Myers, Walter Dean Sunrise Over Fallujah.
Park, Linda Sue A Long Walk to Water: A Novel.
Rauch, Georg Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army.

 

Books to Read Before You Leave 8th Grade

 

**Adams, Douglas The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
**Alcott, Louisa May Little Women.
**Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
**Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre.
**Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game.
**Carroll, Lewis Alice in Wonderland.
**Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None.
**Cisneros, Sandra The House on Mango Street.
**Collodi, Carlo Pinocchio.
**Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757.
Cormier, Robert The Chocolate War.
**Dickens, Charles Oliver Twist.
**Frank, Anne Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
**Golding, William Lord of the Flies: A Novel.
Hamilton, Virginia The House of Dies Drear.
**Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders.
**Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book.
**Knowles, John A Separate Peace.
**Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird.
**Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
**London, Jack The Call of the Wild.
**Lowry, Lois The Giver.
Martinez, Victor Parrot in the Oven:  Mi Vida: A Novel.
**ODell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins.
**Osborne, Mary Pope American Tall Tales.
**Paulsen, Gary Hatchet.
Poe, Edgar Allan The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass.
Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire.
**Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy.
**Sachar, Louis Holes.
Saki The Story-Teller: Thirteen Tales by Saki.
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye.
**Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Steinbeck, John The Red Pony.
**Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island.
Sutcliff, Rosemary The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
**Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again.
**Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Voigt, Cynthia Homecoming.
Woodson, Jacqueline If You Come Softly.