My Reading List



Macy McMillan & the Rainbow Goddess // by Shari Green (written in verse)
Until Niagara Falls // by Jennifer Maruno (historical – 1960)
Ebb and Flow // by Heather Smith (written in verse)
On the Horizon // by Lois Lowry (historical/written in verse)
I Love You, Michael Collins // by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (historical – 1969)
Riddle of Ages // by Trenton Lee Stewart (adventure)
Wayside School: Cloud of Doom // by Louis Sachar (humour)
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel // by Firoozeh Dumas (historical – 1970s)
All of Me // by Chris Baron (written in verse)
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane // by Julia Nobel (boarding school mystery)


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever // by Barbara Robinson (humour)
Birdie // by Eileen Spinelli (written in verse)
New Kid // by Jerry Craft (graphic novel)
Brave // by Svetlana Chmakova (graphic novel)
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby // by Nick Bruel (lower MG)
El Deafo // by Cece Bell (graphic novel)
Front Desk // Kelly Yang (historical – 1990s)
Pay Attention, Carter Jones // by Gary D. Schmidt (contemporary)
Towers Falling // by Jewell Parker Rhodes (contemporary)


Recommended Favs

Okay for Now // by Gary D. Schmidt
A Tale of Two Cities // by Charles Dickens
The Snow Child // by Eowyn Ivey
Code Name Verity // by Elizabeth Wein
84, Charing Cross Road // by Helene Hanff
The Journey of Little Charlie // by Christopher Paul Curtis
Caroline // by Sarah Miller
Hunted // by Meagan Spooner
Hidden Figures // by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Crown’s Game // by Evelyn Skye


Supergifted // by Gordon Korman
The Phantom Tollbooth // by Norton Juster
The Higher Power of Lucky // by Susan Patron
The Ravenmaster’s Secret // by Elvira Woodruff
The Girl with 500 Middle Names // by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Let’s Pretend We Never Met // by Melissa Walker
Not If I Save You First // by Ally Carter
On the Spectrum // by Jennifer Gold
The Avion My Uncle Flew // by Cyrus Fisher
Odessa Again // by Dana Reinhardt
All the Answers // by Kate Messner
Joplin, Wishing // by Diane Stanley
Full Ride // by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Lemons // by Melissa Savage
Rain Reign // by Ann M. Martin
Young Man With Camera // By Emil Sher
Flip-Flop Girl // by Katherine Paterson
Argo // by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
Surprise Me // by Sophie Kinsella
Swing It, Sunny // by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Full of Beans // by Jennifer L. Holm
The Madwoman Upstairs // by Catherine Lowell


Recommended Favs

Rook // by Sharon Cameron
My Lady Jane // by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
The Seventh Most Important Thing // by Shelley Pearsall
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry // by Mildred D. Taylor
Jane Austen at Home // by Lucy Worsley
The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre // by Gail Carson Levine
The Wizards of Once // by Cressida Cowell
Apollo 8 // by Jeffrey Kluger
Theatre Shoes // by Noel Streatfeild
The Tin Snail // by Cameron McAllister
Spy Ski School // by Stuart Gibbs
Paperboy // by Vince Vawter
The Witch of Blackbird Pond // by Elizabeth George Speare
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones // by Wendelin Van Draanen


The Seventh Wish // Kate Messner
The Losers Club // by Andrew Clements
Orphan Island // by Laurel Snyder
The Warden’s Daughter // by Jerry Spinelli
Papa Luther // by Daniel D. Maurer
Speechless // by Jennifer Mook-Sang
The Pages Between Us // by Lindsey Leavitt & Robin Mellom
Dead Possums are Fair Game // by Taryn Souders
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day // by John David Anderson
Romancing Miss Bronte // by Juliet Gael
Restart // by Gordon Korman
Sunny Side Up // by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth // by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Going Where It’s Dark // by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Stolen Magic // by Gail Carson Levine
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto // by Mitch Albom
The Dancing Pancake // by Eileen Spinelli
The Unforgotten Coat // by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Moo // by Sharon Creech