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Suggested Reading, Grades 3-5

Grades 3-4

Miss Nelson is Missing / Harry Allard
Stories Julian Tells / Ann Cameron
Ramona / series by Beverly Cleary
Frindle / Andrew Clements
Magic School Bus / series by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degan
Miss Rumphius / Barbara Cooney
The Patchwork Quilt / Valery Flournoy
Stone Fox / John Gardiner
Bunnicula / Deborah Howe
Babe: the Gallant Pig / Dick King-Smith
Horrible Harry / series by Suzy Kline
Frog and Toad / series by Arnold Lobel
Number the Stars / Lois Lowry
Sarah Plain and Tall / 1st of trilogy by Patricia MacLaughlin
Homer Price / Robert McClosky
Amelia Bedelia / by Peggy Parish
Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters / John Steptoe
Jumanji / Chris Van Allsburg
Two Bad Ants / Chris Van Allsburg
Charlotte’s Web / E. B. White
Stuart Little / E. B. White
Little House Books / series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fourth Grade

Avi
 Wind Catcher
 
Avi
 Poppy
 
Babbitt, Natalie
 Tuck Everlasting
 
Banks, Lynn Reid
 The Indian in the Cupboard
 
Blume, Judy
 Fudge-A-Mania
 
Brittain, Bill
 The Wish Giver
 
Brittain, Bill
 The Shape Changer
 
Byars, Betsy
 Wanted….Mud Blossom
 
Christopher, Matt
 The Winning Stroke
 
Cleary, Beverly
 Ramona Forever
 
Coville, Bruce
 Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
 
Dahl, Roald
 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
 
Danziger, Paula
 Amber Brown series
 
DeFelice, Cynthia
 Weasel
 
Fleischman, Sid
 The Whipping Boy
 
Fleischman, Sid
 The Half Moon Inn
 
Gipson, Fred
 Old Yeller
 
Greenwald, Sheila
 Rosy Cole series
 
Hahn, Mary Downing
 The Mystery of the Disappearing Man
 
Howe, James
 Bunnicula
 
Hurwitz, Johanna
 Number the Stars
 
Jacques, Brian
 Mossflower
 
King-Smith, Dick
 Polly's Parrot
 
Kline, Suzy
 Orp Series
 
Kline, Suzy
 Mary Marony
 
Lewis, C.S.
 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
 
Lindgren, Astrid
 Pippi Longstocking
 
Lowry, Lois
 Time for Andrew
 
McSwigen, Marie
 Snow Treasure
 
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
 Fear Place
 
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
 Shilo
 
Nixon, Joan Lowery
 Orphan Train Series
 
Paulsen, Gary
 Hatchet
 
Peck, Robert Newton
 Soup Series
 
Rowling, J.
 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
 
Sachar, Louis
 Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger
 
Scieska, Jon
 The Time Warp Trio
 
Seldon, George
 The Cricket in Times Square
 
Slote, Alfred
 The Trading Game
 
Slote, Alfred
 Finding Buck McHenry
 
Sobol, Donald
 Encyclopedia Brown Series
 
Taylor, Mildred
 The Friendship
 
Wallace, Bill
 The Twin in the Tavern
 
White, E.B.
 Charlotte's Web
 
White, E.B.
 Stuart Little
 
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
 Little House Series
 
Winthrop, Elizabeth
 Castle in the Attic
 
Woodruf, Elvira
 The Disappearing Bike Shop
 
Wright, Betty Ren
 The Dollhouse Murders

Grades 5-6

Mr. Popper’s Penguins / Richard Atwater
Tuck Everlasting / Natalie Babbitt
The Indian in the Cupboard / series by Lynne Reid Banks
The Secret Garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes / by Eleanor Coerr
The Dark is Rising / Series by Susan Cooper
The Thirteenth Floor: A Ghost Story / Sid Fleischman
Julie of the Wolves / Jean Craighead George
Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub / Jamie Gilson
Out of the Dust / Karen Hesse
The Phantom Tollbooth / Norton Juster
A Wrinkle in Time / 1st of trilogy by Madeleine L’Engle
Ella Enchanted / Gail Levine
Shiloh / 1st of trilogy by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Hatchet / 1st of trilogy by Gary Paulsen
A Long Way from Chicago / Richard Peck
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone / 1st of series by J. K. Rowling
Holes / Louis Sachar
Chocolate Fever / Robert Kimmel Smith
The Cay / Theodore Taylor
The Hobbit / J. R. R. Tolkien
Dicey’s Song / Cynthis Voigt


ADVENTURE

The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Blind American boy and an old West Indian native 
are stranded on a Caribbean island.1969.

Hatchet by Gary Paulson. Following a plane crash, a boy survives 54 days in 
the Canadian wilderness. 1988.

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton. A family tries to unravel the 
secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. 
1968.

The Illyrian Adventure by Lloyd Alexander. Vesper Holly and her guardian set 
sail for the tiny country of Illyria in search of treasure only to find 
themselves in the middle of a war. 1986.

Julie by Jean Craighead George. In this sequel to Julie of the Wolves, Julie 
returns to live with her father in their Inuit village. 1994.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Sam Gribley spends a winter 
alone in the Catskill Mountains. 1959.

The Scorpio Ghosts and the Black Hole Gang by Kathy Kennedy Tapp. Four 
children are bored with their parents' idea of renovating an old schoolhouse 
in Wisconsin, until they meet a floating ghost. 1987.

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan. Children smuggle gold out of occupied Norway 
on their sleds. 1942.

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner. Little Willy competes against the Indian 
Stone Face in the National Dogsled Races. 1980.

Trouble River by Betsy Byars. A thrilling historical adventure about young 
Dewey and his feisty grandmother fighting for their lives on a river 
raft.1969. 

ANIMAL STORIES

Black Stallion by Walter Farley. 
A wild Arabian stallion and the boy who trained him. 1941.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Beautiful story of a friendship between 
Wilbur, a gentle young pig, and the beautiful and intelligent spider who 
saved his life. 1952.

Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat. Gophers, garter snakes, pigeons, rats and 
owls make family life exciting on the Saskatchewan prairie. 1961.

Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North. A lively raccoon made 
lots of trouble--and fun--for the author when he was 11 years old. 1984.

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. When Marty finds a mistreated puppy, he 
knows he should return it to the rightful owner, but struggles with this as 
he know the puppy will be abused again. 1991.

Sounder by William H. Armstrong. Wrongly accused, an innocent man and his son 
are saved from pursuers by their loyal dog, Sounder.1969.

Trouble With Tuck by Theordore Taylor. A girl trains her blind dog to follow 
& trust a guide dog of his own. 1981

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. After spending weeks training his 
dogs, Billy enters the annual coon-hunt contest and wins. 1974.

FAMILY & FRIENDS

Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Alice is growing up without a 
mother to advise her and has only her father and brother, who aren't much 
help. 1985. 

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Story of a boy and a girl, two 
fifth-graders, who build an imaginary kingdom of art, literature and 
friendship -- until tragedy occurs. 1977.

Coco Grimes by Mary Stolz. Thomas, who has just turned 11, is dying to go to 
Miami to meet Coco Grimes, a man who once played baseball in the Negro 
Leagues. 1994.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. An award-winning novel of a boy who pours 
out his problems in letters to a writer he greatly admires. 1983.

Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight. Abandoned by their mother, Dicey and the 
younger children move in with their grandmother and start a new life. 1982.

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson. Eleven-year-old Gilly is 
placed in a new foster home with an unusual foster mother. 1978.

Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs by Jamie Gilson. Harvey looks forward to the 
arrival of a Vietnamese refugee family and their son, but runs into trouble 
with the prejudice of his American friend Quint. 1985.

More Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron. More episodes in the life of 
Julian, including a bet with his best friend, a science project, and what 
happens when his brother decides to be Superboy. 1989.

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer. Twelve-year-old Joel must learn to live 
with fear and grief after his his friend Tony drowns in a treacherous river. 
1986. 

Pinballs by Betsy Byars. Two boys and a girl meet in the foster home where 
they've been sent to live. 1977.

Plain City by Virginia Hamilton.
A racially-mixed 12-year-old girl seeks her African-American identity. 1993.

The Skirt by Gary Soto. Can Miata find the beautiful folklorico skirt her 
mother has loaned her in time for her dance performance? 1992.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Peter Hatcher's trials and 
tribulations, most of which are caused by his two-year-old pesky brother, 
Fudge. 1972.

Wanted: Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars. The Blossom family has an eventful 
weekend during which Pap's dog Mud is put on trial for the murder of the 
school hamster. 1991.

Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera Cleaver. An Appalachian girl is determined to 
fulfill her father's last request to keep the family together. 1969.

FANTASY & MYSTERY

The BFG by Roald Dahl. Sophie is saved by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and 
finds herself in a strange environment. 1982. 

The Boggart by Susan Cooper. When the Volnik family in Toronto inherits an 
ancient castle in Scotland, they also inherit the Boggart, a mischievous 
spirit that has lived there for centuries. 1993.

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. The fate of the peaceful kingdom of 
Prydain hangs in the balance as a young pig keeper and a great warrior battle 
the forces of evil. 1964. 

The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Little people, no taller than a pencil, live in 
old houses and borrow what they need from humans.1953.

Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. A Connecticut cricket is 
transported in a picnic basket to New York's Times Square. l960.

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. Adventures in the supernatural as Will 
Stanton takes part in the eternal conflict between good and evil.1973.

The Dark Stairs: A Herculeah Jones Mystery by Betsy Byars. The daughter of a 
police detective and a private eye becomes a sleuth in this fast-paced 
mystery. 1994.

The Giver by Lois Lowry. A haunting story in which a boy who inhabits a 
seemingly ideal world experiences something incredible and undertakes 
something impossible. 1993.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. The first adventures of 
four children who go into the magical land of Narnia. 1950.

The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh. A family of living, intelligent, life-sized rag 
dolls live undiscovered in a London flat. 1995.

Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Justin. When Milo receives a tollbooth as a gift, 
he finds that it admits him to a land where many adventures take place. l961.

The Sea Egg by L.M. Boston. A brief episode of magic perfectly captured in 
this adventure of two brothers whose egg-shaped rock hatches into a baby 
merman. 1967.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Mysterious story about the Tuck family, 
whose members drink from a magical spring and never grow old. 1975. 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. Meg and her friends are spirited to 
another world by three extraterrestrial beings. 1962.

HISTORICAL

Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia 
Hamilton. The account of the escape, the recapture, and the sensational 1854 
trial of a fugitive slave. 1988.

Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy 
by S. Reit. In 1861, Emma Edmonds joined the Union Army disguised as a boy. 
She went on to serve her country as a master spy. 1988.

Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen. A fictionalized account of the journey 
of nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family along the Oregon Trail in 
1852. 1994.

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink. The delightful escapades of a red-haired 
tomboy and her brothers in early Wisconsin. 1973. 

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli. Set in the 14th century, the 
classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his 
legs. 1949.

A Family Apart (The Orphan Train series) by Joan Lowrey Nixon. The story of 
Frances Mary and the other Kelly children sent to St. Louis in the mid-19th 
century to live with frontier families. 1987.

Johnny Tremain: A Novel For Young and Old by Esther Forbes. Story of a young 
silversmith's apprentice, who plays an important part in the American 
Revolution. 1943.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Outstanding story of a 
log-cabin family in Wisconsin in the late 1800s. 1953.

Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor. In 1930s Mississippi, a small town 
torn by racial injustice and segregation is united by a tragic accident that 
changes the lives of the town's citizens forever.1990.

My Brother Sam is Dead by James L. Collier. Recounts tragedy that strikes the 
Meeker family during the American Revolution when one son joins the Rebel 
forces.1974.

My Sister's Keeper by Beverly Butler. In the north woods of Wisconsin 
following a forest fire that destroys their town in 1871, 17-year-old Mary 
James forms a new respect for her older sister. 1980.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowrey. Best friends Annemarie Johansen and Ellen 
Rosen must pretend to be sisters when Ellen's parents go into hiding to 
escape a Nazi roundup. 1989.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. The moving biography 
of a young Japanese girl who dies of leukemia that developed as a result of 
radiation sickness from the bombing of Hiroshima. 1977.

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Two children wait on the prairie 
for the arrival of a New England woman who has answered their father's ad for 
a wife.1985.

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell. The tragic forced march of the Indians to 
Fort Sumner in 1864, told by a young Navajo girl. 1970.

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox. Fourteen-year-old Jessie is kidnapped and 
forced aboard an American slave ship bound for Africa. 1973.

Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare. In 1687, Kit Tyler befriends an 
old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself 
standing trial for witchcraft. 1958.

HUMOROUS

Aliens for Breakfast 
by Jonathon Etra. Finding an intergalactic special agent in his cereal box, 
Richard joins in a fight to save Earth from the Dranes, one of whom is 
masquerading as a student in Richard's class. 1988.

Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowrey. Anastasia's tenth year has some good things 
like falling in love and getting to know her grandmother and some bad things 
like finding out her mother is going to have a baby. 1979.

Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe and James Howe. A dog 
named Harold tells the story of a rabbit many believe to be a vampire. 1979. 

Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. Henry Green develops the first 
recorded case of chocolate fever. 1989.

The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald. The shrewdest con artist west of the 
Mississippi during the early 1900s was 10-year-old Tom Fitzgerald, alias The 
Great Brain. 1967.

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. In this very funny story, Billy 
takes on a bet -- he will eat 15 worms a day. 1972.

Kevin Corbett Eats Flies by P. Hermes. Kevin and his friend conspire to 
prevent Kevin's father from moving himself and Kevin yet again. 1986.

SCHOOL

The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson. The incorrigible Herdmans from 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are back in this book of laugh-out-loud 
adventures.1994.

The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars. During Bingo's sixth-
grade year, he falls in love three times for starters. 1988.

Class President by Johanna Hurwitz. Fifth grade holds a lot of changes for 
Julio Sanchez, especially after being elected class president. 1990.

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Precocious, overprivileged Harriet darts 
around her Manhattan neighborhood ferreting out and writing down the worst 
and best on her scene, sparing no one. 1964.

Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli. After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's 
life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe 
his friends.1990.

Thirteen Ways to Sing a Sub by Jamie Gilson. The girls in Room 4A challenge 
the boys to see who can first make their substitute teacher cry.1982.

Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar. More zany episodes 
with the children who inhabit the world's wackiest elementary school. 1994.

SPORTS

Me, Mop and the Moondance Kid by Walter Dean Myers. Mop wants to star in 
Little League baseball, hoping she will get adopted by the couple coaching 
her team.1988.

No Arm in Left Field by Matt Christopher. The new kid in town tries out for 
the baseball team, but his weak throwing arm causes friction between him and 
the shortstop.

Outside Shooter by Thomas Dygard. Story of a first-year coach and his 
challenge to shape up an uncontrollable yet talented player. 1990.

Skinnybones by Barbara Parks. Tale of a Little League misfit. 1982.

S.O.R. Losers by Avi. Everyone at South Orange River Middle School is 
expected to participate in one sport each year, and this is the story of a 
soccer team that would rather be doing something else. 1984.

The Trading Game by Alfred Slote. The baseball card Andy longs to add to his 
almost complete collection is the one for his own grandfather in this fast-
paced and funny story. 1990. 

SCARY STORIES

Something Upstairs: A Tale of Ghosts by Avi. To set the spirit of a young 
African American slave to rest, a contemporary boy must travel back in time 
to 1800. 1988.

McMummy by Betsy Byars. In this combination of the funny and bizarre, a boy 
faces off against a sinister, humming pea pod that's growing in the 
greenhouse of an eccentric professor.

The Dark Way by Virginia Hamilton. The retelling of 24 myths and folktales 
from around the world filled with monsters, devils and phantoms "eager to 
leap into the corners of our imaginations." 1990.

The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright. Strange things happen in the old 
doll house Amy finds in the attic. 1983.

The Secret of Lizard Island by Ernest Herndon. When a mix-up sends 12-year-
old Eric to the South Pacific on a mission, the boy finds himself on a remote 
island where scientists seem to be growing 30-foot lizards. 1994.

Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire. Ice Age spiders thaw out in modern-
day Vermont in a neat combination of clever wit and delicious thrills. 1994.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. With genuinely creepy 
illustrations, this collection of American folklore should be read with the 
lights on. 1981.

The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Scary Tales by Maria Leach. Thirty-
five stories about ghosts, some scary and some funny. 1959.

The Ghost Came Calling by Betsy Ren Wright. Chad likes the rundown cabin at 
the lake until he discovers it's haunted by a ghost who doesn't want company. 
1994.

FROM BOOKS TO MOVIES

The following books have all been made into movies. Read the book, then watch 
the movie. Or, vice versa. Some of the other books in this list are also 
available on video. Ask your librarian.


Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. A powerful story of a 14-year-old boy and the ugly 
stray dog he comes to love. 1956.

Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith. A piglet destined for butchering 
arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheepdog, and discovers a 
special secret to success. 1985.

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. The adventures of a Labrador 
retriever, a terrier, and a Siamese cat, who journey 250 miles through the 
Canadian wilderness to return home. 1961. (Movie version also known as: 
Homeward Bound.)

The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks. A boy receives a 
plastic toy Indian which comes to life. 1980. 

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A little girl, brought from 
India to England, is treated like a princess until her father dies. 1984. 

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien. A group of rats are 
given human intelligence by a series of laboratory experiments. 1971. 

The Rescuers by Margery Sharp. The Prisoners' Aid Society of mice want to 
free a Norwegian poet from the dungeon of the Black Castle.1974. 

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Three children find a secret 
garden and make it bloom again; the garden, in turn, changes the 
children.1962.

GREAT READ-ALOUDS FOR 3-5TH GRADERS
  
Avi. Perloo the Bold.
Avi. Poppy.
Avi. Beyond the Western Sea.
Banks, Lynn Reid. The Fairy Rebel.
Banks, Lynn Reid. The Farthest Away Mountain.
Clements, Andrew. Frindle.
Cooper, Susan. The Boggart.
Coville, Bruce. Jennifer Murdley's Toad.
Creech, Sharon. Ruby Holler.
Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy.
Dahl, Roald. Danny, Champion of the World.
DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn Dixie.
Dickinson, Peter. Chuck and Danielle.
Eager, Edward. Half Magic.
Enright, Elizabeth. Gone Away Lake.
Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House.
Farmer, Nancy. The Warm Place.
Fitzgerald, John. The Great Brain.
Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy.
Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story.
George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain.
Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
Hobbs, Will. Far North.
Horvath, Polly. Everything on A Waffle.
Horvath, Polly. The Trolls.
Ibbotson, Eva. Journey to the River Sea.
Ibbotson, Eva. Dial-a-Ghost.
Ibbotson, Eva. Secret of Platform 13.
Ibbotson, Eva. Island of the Aunts. 
Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler.
Jacobs, Harriet. Letters from a Slave Girl.
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth.
Lasky, Katherine. True North.
Levine, Gail Carson. Dave at Night.
Lewis, C. S. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
Lord, Bette Bao. In the Year of the Boar & Jackie Robinson.
Lowry, Lois. Stay! Keeper's Story.
Lowry, Lois. Anastasia Krupnik.
Martin, Ann M. The Doll People.
McEwan, Ian. The Daydreamer.
McKay, Hilary. Dog Friday.
Morgenstern, Susie. Secret Letters from 0 to 10.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh sequence.
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Mayfield Crossing.
Nesbit, E. Five Children and It.
Nesbit, E. Enchanted Castle.
North, Sterling. Rascal.
O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H.
Park, Linda Sue. The Kite Fighters. A Single Shard.
Pullman, Philip. The Firework-Maker's Daughter.
Pullman, Philip. Count Karlstein. 
Pullman, Philip. Clockwork.
Rylant, Cynthia. Missimg May.
Sachs, Marilyn. The Bear's House.
Sachar, Louis. There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom.
Seidler, Tor. Wainscott Weasel. Mean Margaret.
Siegelson, Kim. The Terrible, Wonderful Tellin' at Hog Hammock.
Smith, Robert K. Chocolate Fever.
Taylor, Theodore. The Cay.
Walter, Mildred Pitts. Justin & the Best Biscuits in the World.
Waugh, Sylvia. Space Race.
Waugh, Sylvia. The Mennyms.
Wiles, Deborah. Love, Ruby Lavender.
Winthrop, Elizabeth.The Castle in the Attic.
Wrede, Patricia C. Dealing With Dragons sequence.
Yolen, Jane. The Young Merlin Trilogy: Hobby, Passager,& Merlin.

GREAT READ-ALOUDS FOR 5TH-6TH GRADERS
 
Aiken, Joan. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
Almond, David. Skellig.
Armstrong, William. Sounder.
Avi. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
Babbitt, Lucy. Where the Truth Lies.
Billingsley, Franny. Well Wished.
Butler, Susan. The Hermit Thrush Sings.
Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising sequence.
Cooper, Susan. King of Shadows.
Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns.
Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963.
Deans, Sis. Racing the Past.
Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, The Eye and the Arm.
Farmer, Nancy.A Girl Named Disaster.
Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner.
Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer.
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Lily's Crossing.
Hansen, Joyce. The Captive.
Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust.
Jarvis, Robin. The Dark Portal.
Jiminez, Francisco. The Circuit.
Kindl, Patrice. Goose Chase.
Konigsburg, E.L. Silent to the Bone.
L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted.
Lowry, Lois. The Giver.
Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars.
Magorian, Michelle. Goodnight, Mr. Tom.
Magorian, Michelle. Back Home.
McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Kite Rider.
McGraw, Eloise. The Moorchild.
McKinley, Robin. Beauty.
Morris, Gerald. The Squire's Tale.
Myers, Walder Dean The Glory Field.
Naidoo, Beverly. The Other Side of Truth.
Napoli, Donna Jo. Stones in Water.
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Possibles.
Nix, Garth. Sabriel.
O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Orlev, Uri. The Island on Bird Street.
Paterson, Katherine. A Bridge to Terabithia.
Paterson, Katherine. The Great Gilly Hopkins.
Pearsall, Shelley. Trouble Don't Last.
Peck, Richard. A Long Way From Chicago.
Peck, Richard. A Year Down Yonder.
Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.
Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass. (the His Dark Materials trilogy)
Sacher, Louis. Holes.
Sebestyen, Ouida. Words by Heart.
Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
Spinelli, Jerry. Maniac Magee.
Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind.
Sutcliff, Rosemary. The Sword and the Circle.
Taylor, Mildred. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit.
Van Draanen, Wendelen. Flipped.
Voigt, Cynthia. Homecoming.
Whelan, Gloria. Homeless Bird.
White, Ruth. Belle Prater's Boy.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Hush.
Wynne-Jones, Diana. Howl's Moving Castle.
Yolen, Jane. The Devil's Arithmetic.
Zucker, Naomi Flink. Benno's Bear.

SUGGESTED READING TITLES FOR ADVANCED READERS - 10-12 YEAR OLDS

Aiken, Joan.  The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Cold Shoulder Road
Dangerous Games.
 
Avi. Crispin: The Cross of Lead.
Perloo the Bold.
Nothing But the Truth.
Beyond the Western Sea.
 
Bauer, Marion Dane. On My Honor. 
Butler, Susan. The Hermit Thrush Sings.  
Coloumbis, Audrey. 
 Getting Near To Baby. 
Cooney, Caroline B.    
 The Goddess of Yesterday. 
 
Cooper, Susan.    The Dark Is Rising and sequels.
King of Shadows. 
Deans, Sis.        
 Racing the Past. 
Farmer, Nancy.      
 The Ear, the Eye and the Arm.
A Girl Named Disaster.
The House of the Scorpion. 
Fine, Anne.  Up on Cloud Nine.
The Tulip Touch. 
Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner. 
Fogelin, Adrian. 
 Crossing Jordan. 
Freeman, Suzanne. The Cuckoo’s Child. 
Fox, Paula.  The Slave Dancer. 
Funke, Cornelia. The Thief Lord.   
Inkheart. 
Gaiman, Neil. 
 Coraline. 
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
 and sequels. 
Garden, Nancy.    
 Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc. 
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Pictures of Hollis Woods.
Lily’s Crossing.  
Nory Ryan’s Song. 
Greene, Bette. Summer of My German Soldier. 
Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. 
Henkes, Kevin. Olive’s Ocean. 
Hesse, Karen.
 Out of the Dust.  
Witness.  
Letters from Rifka. 
Holm, Jennifer. 
 Our Only May Amelia.
 
Holt, Kimberly. My Louisiana Sky.
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
 
Holub, Josef. The Robber and Me. 
Ibbotson, Eva. Journey to the River Sea. 
Jarvis, Robin. 
 The Deptford Mice Trilogy.
 
Jiménez, Francisco. The Circuit: The Life of a Migrant Child.
 
Kindl, Patrice. 
 Goose Chase.
Owl in Love. 
Konigsberg, E.L. The View From Saturday.
Silent to the Bone. 
Lawrence, Ian. The Wreckers. 
Lowry, Lois. 
 The Giver.
Gathering Blue.
Messenger.
Number the Stars. 
Magorian, Michelle. Good Night, Mr. Tom.
Back Home.
 
Maguire, Gregory. 
 The Good Liar. 
McCaughrean, Geraldine. 
 The Kite Rider. 
The Stones Are Hatching. 
McKay, Hilary. The Exiles,
 and sequels 
McKinley, Robin. Beauty.
Rose Daughter.
The Blue Sword.
 
Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. 
Morris, Gerald. The Squire’s Tale 
  and sequels. 
Morpurgo, Michael. Kensuke’s Kingdom. 
Myers, Walter Dean. Fast Sam, Cool Clyde and Stuff. 
Naidoo, Beverly. The Other Side of Truth.
 
Napoli, Donna Jo. Stones in Water. 
Orlev, Uri. 
 The Island on Bird Street. 
Paterson, Katherine. 
 The Great Gilly Hopkins.
Jacob Have I Loved.
A Bridge to Terabithia. 
Patou, Edith.   East.  
Pearsall, Shelley.  Trouble Don’t Last.  
Peck, Richard.  A Long Way From Chicago. 
Fair Weather.
A Year Down Yonder. 
The River Between Us.  
Perkins, Lynn.  All Alone in the Universe.  
Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Raven in a Dove House.  
Pratchett, Terry.  The Bromeliad Trilogy.  
The Wee Free Men.
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.  
Pullman, Philip.   The Golden Compass.
The Subtle Knife.
The Amber Spyglass.
The Sally Lockhart trilogy (The Ruby in the Smoke & sequels)  
Reiss, Kathryn.  Paint by Magic.  
Rockwood, Joyce.  To Spoil the Sun.  
Ryan, Pam Muñoz.  Esperanza Rising.  
Sebestyen, Ouida.   Words By Heart.  
Speare, Elizabeth George.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  
Spinelli, Jerry.  Maniac Magee.  
Staples, Suzanne F.   Shabanu.
Haveli.  
Sutcliff, Rosemary.  The Sword and the Circle.  
Taylor, Mildred D.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.  
Turner, Megan Whalen.  The Thief.  
Van Draanen, Wendelin.  Flipped.  
Voigt, Cynthia.  Homecoming.  
Dicey’s Song.  
White, Ruth.  Belle Prater’s Boy.  
Winton, Tim.  Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster.  
Wolff, Virginia Ewer  Bat 6.   
The Mozart Season.  
Woods, Brenda.  The Red Rose Box.  
Woodson, Jacqueline.  Locomotion.  
Wynne-Jones, Diana.  Howl’s Moving Castle.  
Yolen, Jane. The Devil’s Arithmetic.
Odysseus in the Serpent Maze.
Queen’s Own Fool.
Girl in a Cage. 
Zucker, Naomi. Benno’s Bear.

GRIEF AND LOSS: SUGGESTED READINGS

Brown, Laurene K. When Dinosaurs Die. Explains in simple language 
the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways 
to honor the memory of someone who has died. 

Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When a Parent Dies. Kids from age 7 to 
16 discuss their feelings after losing a parent. 

LeShan, Eda J. Learning to Say Good-By. Discusses the questions and 
fears many children experience when a parent dies.

Berry, Joy. About Death. Matter-of-fact practical answers to 
children's questions about death, illustrated.

Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf. Allegorical tale of 
how Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally 
falling to the ground with winter’s snow.

Fry, Virginia. Part of Me Died, Too: Stories of Creative Survival 
Among Bereaved Children and Teenagers. Offers strategies to help teenagers 
and children cope with the death of loved ones. 

Greenlee, Sharon. When Someone Dies. Provides guidance and 
comfort for those recovering from the death of someone they know, offering 
suggestions for how to survive the grief and remember the good times. 

Mellonie, Bryan. Lifetimes. Explanation of death as the extent of 
a lifetime, looking at beginnings and endings for plants, animals and people.

Moser, Adolph. Don’t Despair on Thursdays! The Children’s Grief 
Management Book. Examines how to deal with feelings of grief when people or 
pets die, or when friends move away. 

Mundy, Michaelene. Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids 
Dealing with Loss. 

Shriver, Maria. What’s Heaven? A young girl learns about heaven 
by asking her mother all kinds of questions.

Simon, Norma. The Saddest Time. Explains death as the inevitable 
end of life and provides three situations in which children experience 
powerful emotions when someone close has died.

Weitzman, Elizabeth. Let’s Talk About When a Parent Dies. 
Provides advice on surviving the death of a parent.

Fiction for Older Children

Bulla, Clyde Robert. A Place for Angels. 
Couloumbis, Audrey. Getting Near to Baby.
Creech, Sharon. Chasing Redbird. Walk Two Moons. 
Deans, Sis Boulos. Racing the Past.
De Vinck, Christopher. Augusta & Trab. 
Dragonwagon, Crescent. Winter Holding Spring. 
Farmer, Penelope. Thicker than Water.
Fox, Paula. The Eagle Kite. 
Greenfield, Eloise. Sister.
Henkes, Kevin. Sun & Spoon. 
Hest, Amy. The Private Notebooks of Kate Roberts, Age 11.
Hill, Kirkpatrick. Toughboy and Sister.
Hosie-Bounar, Jane. Lifebelts.
L'Engle, Madeleine. A Ring of Endless Light.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Lost Flower Children.
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Possibles. 
Park, Barbara. Mick Harte Was Here. 
Paterson, Katherine. Flip-Flop Girl.
Polikoff, Barbara Garland. Life's A Funny Proposition, Horatio.
Rylant, Cynthia. Missing May.
Sachs, Marilyn. What My Sister Remembered.
Smith, Barbara A. Somewhere Just Beyond.
Tommy, Ingrid. Grandfather's Day. 
Wiles, Deborah. Love, Ruby Lavender.
Williams, Carol Lynch. Kelly and Me.
Wood, Douglas. Granddad's Prayers of the Earth.
Woodson, Jacquelyn. Last Summer with Maizon.

HARRY POTTER READ-ALIKES

Avi. Perloo the Bold. 

Perloo, a peaceful jackrabbit-like scholar who has been chosen to succeed the 
leader, finds himself in danger when an evil Montmer seizes control of the 
burrow. 

Avi. Midnight Magic.

In Italy in 1491, Mangus the magician and his apprentice are summoned to the 
castle of Duke Claudio to determine if his daughter is indeed being haunted 
by a ghost. 

Bellairs, John. The Doom of the Haunted Opera.

Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger discover an unpublished opera score 
which unleashes a wicked sorcerer who plans to rule the world by bringing 
back the dead. 

Bellairs, John. The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie. 

When 13-year-old Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass try to 
uncover what is draining the life from the elderly Dr. Coote, they find 
themselves facing the forces of a menacing voodoo cult. 

Billingsley, Franny. Well-Wished. 

Eleven-year-old Nuria tries to outwit the magical wishing well in her 
mysterious mountain village, where wishes come true but in unexpected ways. 

Cooper, Susan. The Boggart.

A house spirit wreaks havoc when accidentally shipped from his castle in 
Scotland to an antique store in Canada. 

Coville, Bruce. The Skull of Truth.

Fast-moving, funny yet serious tale in which a boy noted for telling lies 
inadvertently acquires an ancient skull that forces him to speak the truth.

Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns.

Eleven-year old Cara narrowly escapes being captured on Earth by 'leaping' to 
Luster, the land of the unicorns, only to find that she is being pursued 
there as well.

Eager, Edward. Half Magic.

Four children looking forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of 
fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin. 

Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm. 

In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put 
to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special 
powers to search for them. 

Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story.

An elevator takes a 12-year old boy back in time to a pirate ship and a New 
England witchcraft trial.

Fletcher, Susan. Dragon's Milk. 

Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family as a baby, possesses the 
power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger 
sister, who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness.

Hunter, Mollie. Day of the Unicorn.

A young boy's daydream transforms him into the fearless Sir Dauntless and he 
sets out to capture a unicorn that has magically escaped from a tapestry at 
Crag Castle. 

Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13. 

Nine years after a baby prince from an enchanted island is kidnapped and 
taken to London, a team of magical creatures (a wizard, a hag, a fey and an 
ogre) sets out to rescue him. 

Ibbotson, Eva. The Island of the Aunts. 

Several elderly sisters decide that they must kidnap children and bring them 
to their secluded island home to help with the work of caring for an 
assortment of unusual and magical sea creatures. 

Ibbotson, Eva. Which Witch?

Deciding that he must sire a child to carry on his evil tradition, the Great 
Wizard Arriman announces a competition among the witches of Todcaster, one of 
whom will marry him. 

Jones, Diana Wynne. The Magicians of Caprona. 

After two centuries of feuding, the powers of the two families of magicians 
in mythical Caprona are too weak to stop an incipient war, but the younger 
members of the families find a way. 

Jones, Diana Wynne. The Lives of Christopher Chant.

Young Christopher Chant, in training to become the next Chrestomanci or head 
controller of magic in the world, becomes a key figure in a battle with 
renegade sorcerers because he has nine lives. 

Jones, Diana Wynne. Witch Week.

When a teacher at an English boarding school finds a note on his desk 
accusing someone in the class of being a witch, magical things begin to 
happen and an Inquisitor is summoned. 

Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl's Moving Castle.

The Witch of the Waste turns a teenage Sophie into an old woman, and Sophie 
moves into the castle of the dastardly wizard Howl in hopes of undoing the 
spell.

Lattimore, Deborah. The Winged Cat.

In ancient Egypt, a young servant girl and a High Priest must each find the 
correct magic spells from the Book of the Dead that open the twelve gates of 
the Netherworld to determine who is telling the truth about the death of the 
girl's sacred cat. 

Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted.

A superb, humorous Cinderella tale -- a young girl is afflicted with a curse 
that forces her to obey every command -- yet she manages to outwit people-
eating ogres, attend a wedding of giants, and get sweet revenge on her wicked 
stepsisters.

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

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe 
into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph 
over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. 

McEwan, Ian. The Daydreamer. 

A 10 year old boy is engrossed in his magical daydreams in which a doll comes 
live and threatens him, a baby trades places with him and several others.

McGraw, Eloise. The Moorchild.

Half-fairy and half-human, Moql grew up with the fairy folk until they sensed 
danger and changed her into a human infant. She grows up as a changeling with 
ties to both worlds and a mission to rescue doomed infants from the fairies.

Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle.

Four English children find a wonderful world of magic through an enchanted 
wishing ring. Many others by this author. 

Pullman, Phillip. Clockwork. 

Long ago in Germany, a storyteller's story and an apprentice clockwork-
maker's nightmare meet in a menacing, lifelike figure created by the strange 
Dr. Kalmenius.

Pullman, Phillip. Count Karlstein.

In the mountains of Switzerland the wicked Count Karlstein plots to abandon 
his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and 
his ghostly hounds.

Sachar, Louis. Holes.

Stanley, unjustly sentenced to dig holes in the brutal Texas heat, unearths a 
treasure in a darkly comic drama.

Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic. 

A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an 
adventure involving magic and a personal quest. Sequel: The Battle for the 
Castle.

Wrede, Patricia C. Dealing With Dragons (and 3 others in series). 

An independent-minded princess rebels against an arranged marriage and seeks 
her fortune among the dragons. 

SUGGESTED TITLES ON FRIENDSHIP

Blume, Judy. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great.
Sheila is sometimes confident, sometimes scared, but really she's only 
human.

Blume, Judy. Blubber.
Jill goes along with the rest of the 5th-grade class in tormenting a 
classmate, and then finds out what it's like when she too becomes a target.

Coville, Bruce. The Skull of Truth.
When Charlie, a habitual liar, becomes the caretaker of an ancient skull 
that forces him to tell the truth, he discovers how complicated honesty can 
be.

Fine, Anne. The Tulip Touch.
Natalie, who lives in the large hotel managed by her father, has a 
dangerous friendship with Tulip, the wildly uncontrollable but fascinating 
girl on a neighboring farm.

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Visiting Miss Caples.
The elderly shut-in she visits once a week becomes an unexpected source of 
friendship and strength for thirteen-year-old Jenna, and each of them is 
eventually able to face and overcome painful aspects of her life.

Koss, Amy Goldman. The Girls.
Each of the girls in a middle-school clique reveals the strong, 
manipulative hold one of the group exerts on the others, causing hurt and 
self-doubt among the girls.

Levine, Gail Carson. The Wish.
When granted her wish to be the most popular girl in school, Wilma, an 
eighth grader, forgets that she will graduate in three weeks and her 
popularity will vanish. 

Perkins, Lynne Rae. All Alone in the Universe.
Debbie is dismayed when her best friend Maureen dumps her and starts 
spending time with ordinary, boring Glenna.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Make Believe.
Carrie and Jill are best friends and their families have always been 
close, so when Jill's parents separate, it not only affects Carrie and Jill's 
friendship, but Carrie's feelings about her own family as well.

Sachar, Louis. There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom.
An unmanageable, but lovable, eleven-year-old misfit learns to believe in 
himself when he gets to know the new school counselor, who is a sort of 
misfit too. 

Smith, Jane Denitz. Charlie is a Chicken. 
When she falls under the influence of the boy-hating, snobbish Jessica, 
fourth-grader Maddie is manipulated into turning on her best friend Charlie 
and joins Jessica in sending him spiteful anonymous notes.

Spinelli, Jerry. Crash.
Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his 
tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy 
and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and 
the importance of family.

Spinelli, Jerry. Wringer.
When Palmer turns 10, he must either accept the violence of being a 
wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it.

Voigt, Cynthia. Bad Girls. 
After meeting on the first day in Mrs. Chemsky's fifth-grade class, 
Margalo and Mikey help each other in and out of trouble, as they try to 
maintain a friendship while each asserts her independence. Sequel: Bad, 
Badder, Baddest.

Voigt, Cynthia. Izzy, Willy-Nilly. 
A car accident causes fifteen-year-old Izzy to lose one leg and face the 
need to start building a new life as an amputee.

Wilner-Pardo, Gina. Figuring Out Frances.
Ten-year-old Abigail's neighbor Travis, her best friend although he is at 
a different school, upsets her when he transfers to her school, ignores her, 
and laughs at her grandmother's Alzheimer's along with his new friends.

SUGGESTED TITLES ON DIVORCE

For Middle to Upper Elementary Age Children: Non-fiction

Brogan, John P. The Kids' Guide to Divorce. Addresses visits, 
holidays, communication, step-parents, and other issues.

Fay Fayerweather Street School. The Kids' Book of Divorce. Twenty 
school children, fourteen of whose parents are divorced, discuss the various 
aspects of divorce and give advice on coping with the felings, fears, and 
problems.

Kre Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When Parents Divorce.
Boys and girls, ages 7 to 16, share their feelings about their parents' 
divorce.

Living With A Single Parent. Seventeen children from single-parent 
families describe how they cope with circumstances.

Coping in a Single-Parent Home. Discusses coping with the problems 
of living in a single-parent home.

Gardner, Richard A. The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce. 
Discusses and suggests solutions for problems often encountered by children 
whose parents are divorced.

For Middle to Upper Elementary Age Children: Fiction

Boyd, Candy Dawson. Chevrolet Saturdays. When he enters fifth grade 
after his mother's remarriage, Joey has trouble adjusting to his new teacher 
and to his new stepfather.

Cleary, Beverly. Dear Mr. Henshaw. In his letters to his favorite 
author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' 
divorce, being new in school, and finding his own place in the world.

Cleary, Beverly. Strider. In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how 
hecomes to terms with his parents' divorce, acquires joint custody of an 
abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school. 

Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown Goes Fourth. Entering fourth grade, Amber 
faces some changes in her life as her best friend moves away and her parents 
divorce. Other series titles: Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit and Amber Brown 
Sees Red.

Fine, Anne. Step by Wicked Step. Five schoolmates share the stories of 
their parents' estrangements, divorces, and remarriages and the effects these 
events have had on their lives.

Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Gold Dust Letters. When 9-year-old Angela and 
her friends begin investigating the letters from her fairy godmother, it 
helps take Angela's mind off her strained relationship with her father.

Orlev, Uri. Lydia, Queen of Palestine. Ten-year-old Lydia describes her 
childhood escapades in pre-World War II Romania, her struggles to understand 
her parents' divorce amid the chaos of the war, and her life on a kibbutz in 
Palestine.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Make Believe. Carrie and Jill are best friends and 
their families have always been close, so when Jill's parents separate, it 
not only affects Carrie and Jill's friendship, but Carrie's feelings about 
her own family as well.

Voigt, Cynthia. Bad, Badder, Baddest. When fifth graders Mikey and 
Margalo devise a plan to prevent Mikey's parents from getting a divorce, the 
two friends find their scheme foiled by a new girl at school.

Williams, Vera B. Scooter. A child's silver blue scooter helps her to 
adjust to her new home.

For Parents and Older Students

List, Julie Autumn. The Day the Loving Stopped: A Daughter' View of 
Her Parents' Divorce.

Living With A Single Parent. Seventeen children from single-parent 
families describe how they cope with circumstances.

Blo Stepliving for Teens: Getting Along with Step-Parents, Parents and 
Siblings.

Leman, Kevin. Living in a Step Family Without Getting Stepped On.

Bolick, Nancy O'Keefe. How To Survive Your Parents' Divorce. 
Eleven young people discuss their experiences when their parents divorced and 
how they handled the loss.

Levine, Beth. Divorce: Young People Caught in the Middle. 

Chin, Ava, ed. Split: Stories from a Generation Raised on Divorce. 
Seventeen writers tell their own stories of life after divorce in brief 
personal essays. 

Richards, Arlene. How To Get It Together When Your Parents Are Coming 
Apart. A guide to help adolescents deal with their parents' marital problems, 
their divorce, and its aftermath.

Brett, Doris. Annie Stories. Nine stories explore common 
childhood anxieties and fears about such subjects as nightmares, new babies, 
going to the hospital, starting school, sickness, divorce and death.

FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION TITLES

Alexander, Lloyd. The Iron Ring. The Book of Three. The Black Cauldron. 
Many others.
Avi. Perloo the Bold. Midnight Magic.
Babbitt, Lucy. Where the Truth Lies.
Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan.
Barron, T. A. The Lost Years of Merlin.
Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz. Many others.
Bawden, Nina. Off the Road. (SF)
Bellairs, John. The Hand of the Necromancer. 
The Doom of the Haunted Opera. The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie.
Billingsley, Franny. Well Wished. The Folk Keeper.
Butler, Susan. The Hermit Thrush Sings. (SF)
Cameron, Eleanor. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. (SF)
Christopher, John. The Tripods Trilogy: When the Tripods Came, The 
White Mountains. City of Gold and Lead. Pool of Fire. (SF)
Colfer, Eion. Artemis Fowl and sequel.
Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising sequence. King of Shadows. The 
Boggart. Many others.
Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns. The Skull of Truth. 
Jennifer Murdley's Toad. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. Many others.
Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The BFG. The 
Witches. Many others.
Dexter, Catherine. Alien Game. (SF)
Dickinson, Peter. The Devil's Children. 
Duane, Diane. So You Want To Be a Wizard. Deep Wizardry. High 
Wizardry. A Wizard Abroad.
Dickinson, Peter. The Devil's Children. 
DuBois, William Pene. The Twenty One Balloons.
Eager, Edward. Half Magic. Knight's Castle. Magic by the Lake.
Edwards, Julie Andrews. Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.
Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story.
Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm.
Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story.
Furlong, Monica. Juniper. Wise Child.
Gurney, James. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time.
Gutman, Dan. Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure.
Haseley, Dennis. Dr. Gravity. (SF)
Howarth, Lesley. Maphead. (SF)
Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13. Which Witch? Dial-A-Ghost.
Jacques, Brian. Redwall series.
Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl's Moving Castle. Witch Week. Stopping for 
a Spell. The Magicians of Caprona. Many others.
Jordan, Sherryl. Juniper Game. Winter of Fire.
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth.
Kindl, Patrice. Goose Chase.
Klause, Annette Curtis. Alien Secrets. (SF)
Korman, Gordon. Nose Pickers from Outer Space. (SF)
L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. A Wind in the Door.
A Swiftly Tilting Planet. The Young Unicorns. (SF)
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. The Wish.
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia.
Lindbergh, Anne. Nick of Time. (SF)
Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Forest.
Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Gathering Blue.
Mackel, Kathy. Can of Worms. (SF)
McCaffery, Anne. Dragonflight. (SF) Many others.
McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Stones Are Hatching.
McEwan, Ian. The Daydreamer.
McGraw, Eloise. The Moorchild.
McKinley, Robin. The Blue Sword. Beauty.
Morris, Gerald. Squire's Tale.
Nesbit, Edith. Five Children and It. The Enchanted Castle. Wet 
Magic. Many others.
Nix, Garth. Sabriel.
Norton, Mary. The Borrowers.
O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
O'Shea, Pat. The Hounds of the Morrigan.
Peck, Richard. Lost in Cyberspace. (SF)
Pierce, Tamora. Alanna. Many others.
Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.
Price, Susna. Ghost Song.
Pullman, Phillip. The Golden Compass. The Subtle Knife. The Amber 
Spyglass. Count Karlstein.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter series.
Rush, Alison. The Last of Danu's Children.
Sachar, Louis. Holes.
Sleator, William. Interstellar Pig. (SF)
Slote, Alfred. My Trip to Alpha 1. (SF)
Steig, William. Dominic.
Strickland, Brad. The Hand of the Necromancer.
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. X Lord of the Rings. X Roverandom.
Travers, P.L. Mary Poppins.
Turner, Ann Warren. Rosemary's Witch.
Turner, Megan Whelan. The Thief.
Waugh, Sylvia. The Mennyms. X Space Race. (SF)
Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic.
Wrede, Patricia. Dealing With Dragons series.
Yep, Laurence. Dragon War. X Dragon of the Lost Sea.
Yolen, Jane. The Young Merlin Trilogy. X Wizard's Hall.

GREAT BOOKS FOR THIRD GRADERS

Adventure & Survival

American Girls Collection Kit Saves the Day! A Summer Story, 1934. 
Baillie, Allan Adrift. 
Ball, Duncan Emily Eyefinger and the Lost Treasure. 
Bledsoe, Lucy Tracks in the Snow. 
Blumberg, Rhoda Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy 
Casanova, Mary Moose Tracks. 
Clifford, Eth Just Tell Me When We're Dead! 
Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy. 
Hill, S. Kirkpatrick Toughboy and Sister. 
Mayhar, Ardath Medicine Walk. 
Norby, Lisa Treasure Island. 
Osborne, Mary Pope Tigers at Twilight. 

Animal Stories

Banks, Kate The Bunnysitters. 
Broome, Errol Tangles. 
Byers, Betsy My Dog. My Hero. 
Charbonnet, Gabrielle Snakes are Nothing to Sneeze At. 
Clifford, Eth Harvey's Horrible Snake Disaster. 
Cooper, Ilene Absolutely Lucy. 
Davis, Deborah The Secret of the Seal. 
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie. 
Duffey, Betsy Lucky on the Loose. 
George, Jean Craighead There's an Owl in the Shower. 
Goodall, Jane My Life with the Chimpanzees. 
Granger, Michele The Summer House Cat. 
Grover, Wayne Dolphin Freedom. 
Haas, Jesse Runaway Radish. 
Hesse, Karen Sable. 
Hiser, Constance Dog on Third Base. 
Hurwitz, Johanna A Llama in the Family. 
Hutchins, Pat Rats! 
Kenah, Katherine Eggs Over Easy 
King-Smith, Dick Animal Stories. 
Knight, Dawn Mischief, Mad Mary and Me 
Miles, Miska Pony in the Schoolhouse. 
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh. 
Orgel, Doris Whiskers, Once and Always. 
Porte, Barbara Ann Ruthann and Her Pig. 
Rodowsky, Colby F. Not My Dog. 
Schlein, Miriam The Year of the Panda. 
Smith, Susan The Booford Summer. 
Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman. 
Thiele, Colin Rotten Egg Paterson to the Rescue. 
Waggoner, Karen Partners. 
Wallace, Bill Watchdog and the Coyotes. 

Biographies

Ada, Alma Flor Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba. 
Brill, Marlene Targ Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor 
Cheng, Chen-Sun A Young Painter: The Life and Paintings of Wang Yani-China's 
Extraordinary Young Artist. 
Fritz, Jean What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? 
Gish, Lillian An Actor's Life for Me. 
Golenbock, Peter Teammates. 
Henry, Joanne Log Cabin in the Woods. 
Krull, Kathleen Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest 
Woman. 
Kulling, Monica Vanished! The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart. 
Moss, Marissa Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel. 
Polacco, Patricia Betty Doll. 
Quackenbush, Robert Don't You Dare Shoot That Bear! A Story of Theodore 
Roosevelt. 
Rumford, James Seeker of Knowledge: The Man who Deciphered Egyptian 
Hieroglyphs. 
Stanley, Fay Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaiulani. 

Fantasy

Auch, Mary Jane I was a Third Grade Science Project. 
Bauer, Marion Dane Touch the Moon. 
Bond, Michael Paddington at Large. 
Bulla, Clyde My Friend the Monster. 
Catling, Patrick The Chocolate Touch. 
Chetwin, Grace Friends in Time. 
Coombs, Patricia The Magician and McTree. 
Coville, Bruce The Monster's Ring. 
Cuyler, Margery Weird Wolf. 
Dadey, Debbie Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots. 
Dicks, Terrance Enter T.R. 
Dillon, Barbara The Teddy Bear Tree. 
Erickson, Russell A Toad for Tuesday. 
Evans, Douglas Apple Island or, The Truth About Teachers. 
Gannett, Ruth My Father's Dragon. 
Griffith, Helen V. Caitlin's Holiday 
Gutman, Dave Virtually Perfect 
Hinton, S. E. The Puppy Sister. 
Hiser, Constance Night of the Werepoodle. 
Hoban, Russell Monsters. 
Jocelyn, Marthe The Invisible Harry. 
Lawson, Robert Ben and Me. 
Le Guin, Ursula Catwings. 
Levine, Gail Carson The Princess Test. 
Maguire, Gregory Seven Spiders Spinning. 
Martin, Ann M. The Doll People. 
Mayne, William Hob and the Goblins. 
Murphy, Jill The Worst Witch. 
Nabb, Magdalen The Enchanted Horse. 
Paterson, Kathrine The King's Equal. 
Quindlen, Anna Happily Ever After. 
Rossbach, Jean Bernie, the Beagle who Liked German Cooking. 
Scieszka, Jon Summer Reading is Killing Me! 
Seidler, Tor Mean Margaret. 
Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning. 
Venokur, Ross The Amazing Frecktacle. 
Whybrow, Ian Little Wolf's Book of Badness 
Yolen, Jane Wizard's Hall. 

Funny Books

Adler, David Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell. 
Carris, Joan Just a Little Ham. 
Dickinson, Peter Chuck and Danielle 
Doyle, Roddy The Giggler Treatment. 
Duffey, Betsy The Gadget War. 
Ferguson, Alane The Practical Joke War. 
Griffith, Helen Emily and the Enchanted Frog. 
Heide, Florence Parry Tales for the Perfect Child. 
Hornick, Laurie Miller The Secrets of Ms. Snickle's Class. 
Horvath, Polly The Trolls. 
Howe, Deborah Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery 
Korman, Gordan Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road? 
Napoli, Donna Jo The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin. 
Peet, Bill Capyboppy. 
Pilkey, Dav Captain Underapants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman. 
Pinkwater, Daniel Fat Camp Commandos. 
Proimos, James The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton: Stories and Pictures. 
Quigley, James Johnny Germ Head. 
Roberts, Ken The Thumb in the Box. 
Spinelli, Eileen Lizzie Logan Gets Married. 

Ghost & Scary Stories

Carlson, Natalie The Ghost in the Lagoon. 
Carusone, Al Don't Open the Door After the Sun Goes Down. 
Creech, Sharon Pleasing the Ghost. 
Del Negro, Janice Lucy Dove. 
Goode, Diane Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories and Songs. 
Gorog, Judith In a Messy, Messy Room. 
Hague, Michael Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story. 
Hahn, Mary Downing The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story 
Hoffman, Mary The Four-Legged Ghosts. 
Johnston, Tony The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe. 
Lindgren, Astrid The Ghost of Skinny Jack. 
Mahy, Margaret The Horribly Haunted School. 
McKissack, Patricia The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural. 
Morgan, Helen The Witch Doll. 
Patschke, Steve The Spooky Book. 
Pinkwater, Daniel The Phantom of the Lunch Wagon. 
Schwartz, Alvin Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. 
Selznick, Brian The Boy of a Thousand Faces. 
Sommer-Bodenburg, Angela If You Want to Scare Yourself. 
Spinner, Stephanie Dracula. 
  Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night. 
Whitcher, Susan Real Mummies Don't Bleed: Friendly Tales for October Nights. 
Wright, Betty Ren Christina's Ghost 

Historical Fiction

Bishop, Claire Twenty and Ten. 
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker One-of-a-Kind Mallie. 
Brady, Esther Toliver's Secret. 
Buchanan, Jane Gratefully Yours 
Cohen, Barbara Molly's Pilgrim. 
Dalgliesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble. 
Dorris, Michael Morning Girl. 
Fleishman, Paul Lost! A Story in String. 
Hazen, Barbara Amelia's Flying Machine. 
Howard, Ellen The Chickenhouse House. 
Isaacs, Anne Treehouse Tales. 
Lasker, Joe A Tournament of Knights. 
Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie. 
Levinson, Riki Dinnie Abbie Sister-r-r! 
Love, D. Anne Dakota Spring. 
MacBride, Roger New Dawn on Rocky Ridge. 
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall. 
Mayerson, Evelyn The Cat Who Escaped from Steerage. 
Mochizuki, Ken Baseball Saved Us. 
Park, Linda Sue Seesaw Girl. 
Pevsner, Stella Sing for Your Father, Su Phan. 
Ransom, Candice F. Ladies and Jellybeans. 
Rubalcaba, Jill A Place in the Sun. 
Ryan, Pam Muñoz Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. 
Schaeffer, Edith Mei Fuh: Memories from China. 
Stanley, Diane Elena. 
Stover, Marjorie Patrick and the Great Molasses Explosion. 
Turner, Ann Nettie's Trip South. 
Vos, Ida Hide and Seek. 
Waddell, Martin Little Obie and the Flood. 
Whelan, Gloria Night of the Full Moon. 

Mystery

Adler, David Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery. 
Bailey, Linda How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage? 
Bunting, Eve The Skate Patrol. 
Clifford, Eth  Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Bashful Beaver. 
Giff, Patricia Reilly Kidnap at the Catfish Café 
Hale, Bruce The Mystery of Mr. Nice 
Hiser, Constance Scoop Snoops. 
Landon, Lucinda Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery in the Locked Library. 
Levine, Caroline Anne The Detective Stars and the Case of the Super Soccer 
Team. 
Levy, Elizabeth A Mammoth Mix-Up: A Brian and Pea Brain Mystery. 
Levy, Elizabeth Something Queer in the Cafeteria. 
Monsell, Mary Elise The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin. 
Osborne, Mary Pope Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple 
Parish, Peggy Key to the Treasure. 
Quackenbush, Robert Evil Under the Sea: A Miss Mallard Mystery. 
Roy, Ron The Lucky Lottery. 
Simon, Seymour The On-Line Spaceman and Other Cases. 
Smith, Dona Footprints in the Fog. 
Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective. 
Stanley, George E. The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope. 
Warner, Gertrude Mystery Ranch. 
Yolen, Jane Piggins. 

School, Friends and Family

Baker, Barbara Third Grade is Terrible. 
Bunting, Eve Summer Wheels. 
Cameron, Ann The Stories Julian Tells. 
Carlson, Natalie Savage The Family Under the Bridge. 
Caudill, Rebecca Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? 
Chaikin, Miriam Aviva's Piano. 
Cleary, Beverly Ramona's World. 
Cox, Judy Butterfly Buddies. 
Creech, Sharon Love that Dog. 
Cutler, Jane Spaceman. 
Danziger, Paula Amber Brown is Not a Crayon. 
Delton, Judy Angel's Mother's Boyfriend. 
Dragonwagon, Crescent Margaret Ziegler is Horse Crazy. 
Duffey, Betsy Hey, New Kid! 
Fowler, Susi Albertina the Practically Perfect. 
Freeman, Martha Fourth Grade Weirdo. 
Gilson, Jamie Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub. 
Greenwald, Sheila Give Us a Great Big Smile, Rosy Cole. 
Hall, Lynn In Trouble Again, Zelda Hammersmith? 
Havill, Juanita It Always Happens to Leona. 
Herman, Charlotte Millie Cooper, 3B. 
Hill, Kirkpatrick The Year of Miss Agnes. 
Honeycutt, Natalie Granville Jones: Commando. 
Hurwitz, Johanna The Just Desserts Club. 
Joosse, Barbara Anna, the One and Only. 
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie In the Language of Loons. 
Klein, Robin Enemies. 
McDonald, Megan Judy Moody. 
McKenna, Colleen Too Many Murphys. 
Mead, Alice Junebug. 
Moss, Marissa Amelia's Notebook. 
Myers, Laurie Earthquake in the Third Grade. 
Namioka, Lensey Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear. 
Napoli, Donna Jo When the Water Closes Over My Head. 
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds The Boys Start the War. 
Petersen, P.J. The Sub. 
Porte, Barbara Ann If You Ever Get Lost: The Adventures of Julia and Evan. 
Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? 
Sachs, Marilyn JoJo & Winnie: Sister Stories. 
Schnur, Steven The Koufax Dilemma. 
Scribner, Virginia Gopher Draws Conclusions. 
Smith, Janice Lee The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer and Other Stories 
About Adam Joshua. 
Soto, Gary The Skirt. 
Spinelli, Jerry Fourth Grade Rats. 
Spurr, Elizabeth Mamá's Birthday Surprise 
Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman. 
Strasser, Todd Kidnap Kids. 
Warner, Sally Dog Years. 
Willner-Pardo, Gina Jumping Into Nothing. 
Wilson, Jacqueline The Suitcase Kid. 
Zach, Cheryl Benny and the No-Good Teacher. 

Science Fiction

Asimov, Isaac The Heavenly Host. 
Brennan, Herbie The Mystery Machine.  
Bunting, Eve Wanna Buy an Alien? 
Coville, Bruce My Teacher is an Alien. 
Elliott, David The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle. 
Etra, Jonathan Aliens for Breakfast. 
Greer, Gery Jason and the Aliens Down the Street. 
Hooks, William The Girl Who Could Fly. 
Manes, Stephen That Game from Outer Space. 
Pinkwater, Daniel Ned Feldman, Space Pirate. 
Sadler, Marilyn Bobo Crazy. 
Service, Pamela Stinker from Space. 
Slote, Alfred My Robot Buddy. 
Spinner, Stephanie Be First in the Universe. 
Star Wars The Glove of Darth Vader. 
Sterman, Betsy Too Much Magic. 
Wells, H. G. The Time Machine. 
Yaccarino, Dan First Day on a Strange New Planet. 

Sports

Duffey, Betsy Lucky in Left Field. 
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot. 
Hall, Donald When Willard Met Babe Ruth. 
Herman, Gail Just Like Mike. 
Herzig, Alison The Boonsville Bombers. 
Hiser, Constance Dog on Third Base. 
Joosse, Barbara The Losers Fight Back: A Wild Willie Mystery. 
Kline, Suzy Molly Gets Mad. 
Lord, Beman The Perfect Pitch. 
Marzollo, Jean The Pizza Pie Slugger. 
Napoli, Donna On Guard. 
Slote, Alfred Make-Believe Ball Player. 
Stout, Glenn On the Halfpipe with ... Tony Hawk 
Tamar, Erika Soccer Mania! 
Van Leeuwen, Jean Benjy the Football Hero. 

GREAT BOOKS FOR FOURTH GRADERS

Adventure & Survival

Baillie, Allan Adrift. 
Bledsoe, Lucy Tracks in the Snow. 
Blumberg, Rhoda Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy. 
Brady, Esther Toliver's Secret. 
Christopher, Matt Stranded. 
Fleischman, Sid Jim Ugly. 
George, Jean My Side of the Mountain. 
Hughes, Carol Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves. 
Kehret, Peg Earthquake Terror. 
Mazer, Harry The Wild Kid. 
Myers, Edward  Hostage. 
Patneaude, David The Last Man's Reward. 
Petersen, P.J. White Water. 
Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning. 

Animals

Auch, Mary Jane The Latchkey Dog. 
Byars, Betsy Wanted ... Mud Blossom. 
Carnell, Suzanne  A Treasury of Pet Stories. 
Carris, Joan Just a Little Ham. 
Clifford, Eth Harvey's Horrible Snake Disaster. 
Dickinson, Peter Chuck and Danielle. 
Duffey, Betsy  Lucky on the Loose. 
Feldman, Eve B. That Cat! 
George, Jean C.  There's an Owl in the Shower. 
Grover, Wayne  Dolphin Freedom. 
Haas, Jessie  Runaway Radish. 
Hearne, Betsy Eliza's Dog. 
Hesse, Karen Sable. 
Howe, James Morgan's Zoo. 
Johansen, Hanna  A Tomcat's Tale. 
Kenah, Katharine  Eggs Over Easy. 
King-Smith, Dick Ace, the Very Important Pig. 
King-Smith, Dick  Animal Stories. 
King-Smith, Dick  Lady Lollipop. 
Knight, Dawn  Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me. 
Manes, Stephen The Great Gerbil Roundup. 
McKay, Hilary Dog Friday. 
Naylor, Phyllis Shiloh. 
Pollock, Penny Stall Buddies. 
Rodowsky, Colby F. Not My Dog. 
Shura, Mary Mister Wolf and Me. 
Thomas, Jane The Comeback Dog. 
Wallace, Bill Watchdog and the Coyotes. 

Biography

Armstrong, Jennifer  Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton's 
Amazing Voyage. 
Byars, Betsy  The Moon and I. 
Cheng, Chen-Sun A Young Painter: The Life and Paintings of Wang Yani--China's 
Extraordinary Young Artist. 
Coerr, Eleanor  Sadako and theThousand Paper Cranes. 
Dolan, Ellen  Susan Butcher and the Iditarod Trail. 
Emmerich, Elsbeth My Childhood in Nazi Germany. 
Fleischman, Sid The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life. 
George, Jean C. A Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets. 
Kehret, Peg Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio. 
Mitchell, Barbara CLICK! A Story About George Eastman. 
Paulsen, Gary My Life in Dog Years. 
Peet, Bill Bill Peet: An Autobiography. 
Polacco, Patricia Betty Doll. 
Spinelli, Jerry Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid. 
Stanley, Diane Leonardo da Vinci. 
Tillage, Leon Leon's Story. 
Uchida, Yoshiko The Invisible Thread. 

Fantasy

Avi Poppy. 
Banks, Lynn Reid The Fairy Rebel. 
Brock, Betty No Flying in the House. 
Coatsworth, Elizabeth Pure Magic. 
Cooper, Susan The Boggart. 
Coville, Bruce Into the Land of the Unicorns. 
Dillon, Barbara A Mom by Magic. 
Evans, Douglas  Apple Island, or, the Truth About Teachers. 
Fine, Anne  Bad Dreams. 
Gray, Luli Falcon's Egg. 
Hesse, Karen The Music of Dolphins. 
Jocelyn, Marthe  The Invisible Harry. 
King-Smith, Dick The School Mouse. 
Levine, Gail Carson  The Princess Test. 
Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking. 
MacDonald, Betty Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. 
Maguire, Gregory Seven Spiders Spinning. 
Martin, Ann M.  The Doll People. 
Mayne, William Hob and the Goblins. 
McGraw, Eloise The Moorchild. 
Meddaugh, Susan  Lulu's Hat. 
Morgan, Helen The Witch Doll. 
Napoli, Donna Jo Soccer Shock. 
Norton, Mary The Borrowers. 
Paterson, Katherine  The King's Equal. 
Pierce, Tamora  First Test. 
Pullman, Philip  I was a Rat! 
Seabrooke, Brenda  The Vampire in My Bathtub. 
Seidler, Tor The Wainscott Weasel. 
Sommer-Bodenburg, Angela My Friend the Vampire. 
Venokur, Ross  The Cookie Company. 
Waugh, Sylvia The Mennyms. 
Wells, Rosemary Through the Hidden Door. 
Whybrow, Ian  Little Wolf's Book of Badness. 
Yolen, Jane The Dragon's Boy. 

Funny Books

Blume, Judy Superfudge. 
Doyle, Roddy  The Giggler Treatment. 
Erickson, John  The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog. 
Korman, Gordon  Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road? 
Manes, Stephen  Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days. 
Manes, Stephen  Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday! 
Pilkey, Dav  The Adventures of Captain Underpants. 
Pinkwater, Daniel  Fat Camp Commandos. 
Roberts, Ken  The Thumb in the Box. 
Rockwell, Thomas  How to Eat Fried Worms. 
Sachar, Louis  Sideways Stories from Wayside School. 
Venokur, Ross  The Amazing Frecktacle. 

Ghosts & Scary Stories

Carusone, Al Don't Open the Door After the Sun Goes Down. 
Coville, Bruce The Ghost in the Third Row. 
Dahl, Roald The Witches. 
Gorog, Judith In a Messy, Messy Room. 
Hague, Michael Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story. 
Hahn, Mary Downing Time for Andrew. 
Jacques, Brian Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales. 
Jennings, Paul Uncanny: Even More Surprising Stories. 
Lehr, Norma The Shimmering Ghost of Riversend. 
Mahy, Margaret The Horribly Haunted School. 
Martin, Ann Ma and Pa Dracula. 
Naylor, Phyllis Bernie and the Bessledorf Ghost. 
Pinkwater, Daniel Attila the Pun. 
Wright, Betty Haunted Summer. 

Historical Fiction

Anderson, Joan Joshua's Westward Journal. 
Baylis-White, Mary Sheltering Rebecca. 
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker  One-of-a-Kind Mallie. 
Bruchac, Joseph Children of the Longhouse. 
Craig, Ruth Malu's Wolf. 
Cross, Gillian The Great American Elephant Chase. 
Dorris, Michael Sees Behind Trees. 
Erdrich, Louise  The Birchbark House. 
Fleischman, Paul Bull Run. 
Giff, Patricia Reilly  Lily's Crossing. 
Harris, Carol Flynn  A Place for Joey. 
Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie. 
Lord, Bette In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. 
Love, D. Anne  Dakota Spring. 
Love, D. Anne  A Year Without Rain. 
MacBride, Roger Lea Little House on Rocky Ridge. 
Naylor, Phyllis Maudie in the Middle. 
Nelson, Vaunda Mayfield Crossing. 
Orlev, Uri Lydia, Queen of Palestine. 
Propp, Vera When the Soldiers Were Gone. 
Ransom, Candice F. Ladies and Jellybeans. 
Stanley, Diane Elena. 
Wallace, Barbara Brooks The Twin in the Tavern. 

In Other Lands

Ada, Alma Flor Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba. 
Ellis, Deborah The Breadwinner. 
Huynh, Quang Nhuong The Land I Lost. 
Lee, Marie G. Night of the Chupacabras. 
Lester, Alison Quicksand Pony. 
Morgenstern, Susie Secret Letters from 0 to 10. 
Pullman, Philip The Firework-Maker's Daughter. 
Schaeffer, Edith Mei Fuh: Memories from China. 

Mystery

Avi Who Stole the Wizard of OZ. 
Clifford, Eth Harvey's Marvelous Monkey Mystery. 
Corbett, Scott The Trouble with Diamonds. 
Giff, Patricia Reilly  Kidnap at the Catfish Café. 
Gilson, Jamie Soccer Circus. 
Hall, Lynn The Mystery of the Caramel Cat. 
Hughes, Dean Nutty and the Case of the Ski-Slope Spy. 
Naylor, Phyllis The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel. 
Osborne, Mary Pope Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple. 
Pfeffer, Susan Beth The Pizza Puzzle. 
Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Treasure Hunt. 
Stevenson, Drew Terror on Cemetery Hill. 
Vigor, John Danger, Dolphins, and Ginger Beer. 
Woodruff, Elvira  The Ghost of Lizard Light. 

School, Friends, & Family

Bulla, Clyde Shoeshine Girl. 
Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw. 
Clements, Andrew  The School Story. 
Clifford, Eth The Remembering Box. 
Creech, Sharon  Love That Dog. 
DeClements, Barthe The Fourth Grade Wizards. 
DiCamillo, Kate  Because of Winn-Dixie. 
Feiffer, Jules The Man in the Ceiling. 
Fenner, Carol Randall's Wall. 
Ferguson, Alane Cricket and the Crackerbox Kid. 
Fine, Anne Step by Wicked Step. 
Freeman, Martha  Fourth Grade Weirdo. 
Gantos, Jack  Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. 
Gardiner, John General Butterfingers. 
Giff, Patricia Fourth-Grade Celebrity. 
Gilson, Jamie Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub. 
Graves, Bonnie B.  Taking Care of Trouble. 
Hill, Kirkpatrick  The Year of Miss Agnes. 
Hines, Anna Cassie Bowen Takes Witch Lessons. 
Honeycutt, Natalie The Best-Laid Plans of Jonah Twist. 
Hurwitz, Johanna The Cold and Hot Winter. 
Lisle, Janet  The Lost Flower Children. 
Lowry, Lois All About Sam. 
Martin, Ann Me and Katie (the Pest). 
McDonald, Joyce Mail-Order Kid. 
McDonald, Megan  Judy Moody. 
McHugh, Elisabet Karen's Sister. 
Mead, Alice Junebug. 
Miles, Betty The Secret Life of the Underwear Champ. 
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Boys Against Girls. 
Park, Barbara Mick Harte was Here. 
Patron, Susan Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe. 
Peck, Robert Soup. 
Sachs, Marilyn  The Four Ugly Cats in Apartment 3D. 
Shreve, Susan The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates. 
Smith, Roberts The War with Grandpa. 
Soto, Gary The Skirt. 
Spinelli, Eileen Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses. 
Spinelli, Jerry Fourth Grade Rats. 
Spurr, Elizabeth Mamá's Birthday Surprise. 
Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman. 
Vail, Rachel Daring to be Abigail! 
Walter, Mildred Pitts Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World. 
Warner, Sally Dog Years. 
Williams, Vera Scooter. 
Willner-Pardo, Gina  Jumping Into Nothing. 

Science Fiction

Asimov, Isaac The Heavenly Host. 
Becker, Bonny  My Brother, the Robot. 
Byars, Betsy The Computer Nut. 
Cameron, Eleanor The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. 
Coville, Bruce My Teacher is an Alien. 
Gardiner, John Top Secret. 
Gauthier, Gail My Life Among the Aliens. 
Greer, Gery Max and Me and the Time Machine. 
Hoover, H. M. Only Child. 
Mackel, Kathy  Can of Worms. 
Manes, Stephen That Game from Outer Space. 
Pinkwater, Daniel Slaves of Spiegel. 
Service, Pamela Stinker from Space. 
Slote, Alfred C.O.L.A.R.: A Tale of Outer Space. 

Sports

Bowen, Fred  Winners Take All. 
Christopher, Matt The Fox Steals Home. 
Giff, Patricia Left-Handed Shortstop. 
Glenn, Mel Play-by-Play. 
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot. 
Hughes, Dean  Now We're Talking. 
Hurwitz, Johanna Baseball Fever. 
Jackson, Alison My Brother the Star. 
Korman, Gordon The Toilet Paper Tigers. 
Park, Barbara Skinnybones. 
Schnur, Steven The Koufax Dilemma. 
Slote, Alfred The Trading Game. 
Stout, Glenn On the Halfpipe with...Tony Hawk. 
Van Leeuwen, Jean Benjy the Football Hero. 
Wallace, Barbara Brooks Hawkins and the Soccer Solution. 

GREAT BOOKS FOR FIFTH GRADERS

Adventure & Survival

Aiken, Joan  The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. 
Blackwood, Gary  Wild Timothy. 
Bodett, Tom  Williwaw! 
Campbell, Eric  The Place of Lions. 
Creech, Sharon  The Wanderer. 
Edwards, Julie Andrews  Dragon: Hound of Honor. 
Fenner, Carol  The King of Dragons. 
Fleischman, Sid  The Giant Rat of Sumatra. 
George, Jean C.  My Side of the Mountain. 
Haddix, Margaret  Running Out of Time. 
Harrison, Michael  It's My Life. 
Hesse, Karen  The Music of Dolphins. 
Hobbs, Will  The Big Wander. 
Hyde, Dayton  Island of the Loons. 
Ibbotson, Eva  Journey to the River Sea. 
Kehret, Peg  Earthquake Terror. 
Konigsburg, E.L.  From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. 
Korman, Gordon  Shipwreck. 
Lawrence, Iain  The Wreckers. 
Matthews, L.S.  Fish. 
Mazer, Harry  The Cave Under the City. 
Moeri, Louise  Save Queen of Sheba. 
Neale, Jonathan  Himalaya. 
Paulsen, Gary  Hatchet. 
Phleger, Marjorie  Pilot Down, Presumed Dead. 
Ruckman, Ivy  Night of the Twisters. 
Sachar, Louis  Holes. 
Shahan, Sherry  Frozen Stiff. 
Smith, Roland  The Cryptid Hunters. 
Snicket, Lemony  The Bad Beginning. 
Stone, Jeffery S.  Tiger. 
Taylor, Theodore  The Cay. 
Whitesel, Cheryl  Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale. 

Animal Stories

Real Animals
Adler, C.S.  The No Place Cat. 
Bagnold, Enid  National Velvet. 
Boston, L.M.  A Stranger at Green Knowe. 
Burnford, Sheila  The Incredible Journey. 
Casanova, Mary  When Eagles Fall. 
Corcoran, Barbara  Wolf at the Door. 
Cross, Gillian  The Great American Elephant Chase. 
Eckert, Allan  Incident at Hawk’s Hill. 
Farley, Walter  The Black Stallion. 
Garfield, James  Follow My Leader. 
Harlow, Joan Hiatt  Thunder From the Sea. 
Henry, Marguerite  Misty of Chincoteague. 
Hobbs, Will  Jackie’s Wild Seattle. 
Knight, Eric  Lassie Come Home. 
Lester, Allison  The Snow Pony. 
Mowat, Farley  Owls in the Family. 
Rorby, Ginny  Dolphin Sky. 
Springer, Nancy  Colt. 
Taylor, William  Agnes the Sheep. 
Zucker, Naomi Fink  Benno’s Bear. 

Talking Animals
Baker, E.D.  The Frog Princess. 
Bauer, Marion Dane  Runt. 
Collins, Suzanne  Gregor the Overlander. 
Finney, Patricia  I, Jack. 
George, Jean  Frightful’s Mountain. 
Gleitzman, Morris  Toad Rage. 
Hunter, Erin  Into the Wild. 
Jacques, Brian  Redwall. 
James, Mary  Shoebag. 
Jarvis, Robin  The Dark Portal. 
Lasky, Kathryn  The Capture. 
Leonard, Elmore  A Coyote’s in the House. 
Lowry, Lois  Stay! Keeper’s Story. 
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds  The Grand Escape. 
Oppel, Kenneth  Silverwing. 

Biographies

Berenstain, Stan  Down a Sunny Dirt Road:  An Autobiography. 
Brewster, Hugh  Anastasia's Album. 
Bridges, Ruby  Through My Eyes: The Autobiography of Ruby Bridges. 
Codell, Esme Raji  Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories From the 
Fifth Grade. 
Dahl, Roald  Boy: Tales of Childhood. 
Fleischman, Sid  The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life. 
Freedman, Russell  Lincoln: A Photobiography. 
George, Jean C.  A Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets. 
Goodall, Jane  My Life with the Chimpanzees. 
Hargrove, Jim  Steven Spielberg: Amazing Filmmaker. 
Lawlor, Laurie  Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit. 
Mah, Adeline Yen  Chinese Cinderella. 
Paulsen, Gary  How Angel Peterson Got His Name. 
Stine, R.L.  It Came From Ohio: My Life as a Writer. 
Szabo, Corrine  Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart. 
Warren, Andrea  Escape From Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an 
American Boy. 

Fantasy

Balliet, Blue  Chasing Vermeer. 
Barrie, J.M.  Peter Pan. 
Barry, Dave  Peter and the Starcatchers. 
Bell, Hilari  The Wizard Test. 
Byng, Georgia  Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism. 
Colfer, Eoin  Artemis Fowl. 
Cooper, Susan  The Dark is Rising. 
Crossley-Holland, Kevin  The Seeing Stone. 
Curry, Jane  The Black Canary. 
Dale, Anna  Whispering to Witches. 
Di Terlizzi, Tony  The Field Guide. 
Drake, Emily  The Magickers. 
Duane, Diane  So You Want to be a Wizard. 
Ferris, Jean  Once Upon a Marigold. 
Friesner, Esther  Wishing Season. 
Funke, Cornelia  Dragon Rider. 
Gliori, Debi  Pure Dead Wicked. 
Haptie, Charlotte  Otto and the Flying Twins. 
Hobbs, Will  Kokopelli's Flute. 
Jones, Diana Wynne Witch Week. 
Langrish, Katherine  Troll Fell. 
Levine, Gail Carson  The Wish. 
Morris, Gerald  The Squire's Tale. 
Nesbit, E.  Wet Magic. 
Nimmo, Jenny  Midnight for Charlie Bone. 
Nix, Garth  Mister Monday. 
Paul, Donita K  Dragonspell. 
Pearce, Philippa  Tom's Midnight Garden. 
Pierce, Tamora  Alanna: The First Adventure. 
Sage, Angie  Magyk. 
Service, Pamela  Being of Two Minds. 
Stewart, Paul  Beyond the Deep Woods. 
Thompson, Kate  Switchers. 
Turner, Megan  The Thief. 
Winthrop, Elizabeth  The Castle in the Attic. 
Wrede, Patricia  Dealing with Dragons. 

Ghost & Horror Stories

Adler, C.S.  Ghost Brother. 
Alphin, Elaine  The Ghost Cadet. 
Avi  Something Upstairs. 
DeFelice, Cynthia  The Ghost of Fossil Glen. 
Gaiman, Neil  Coraline. 
Hahn, Mary D.  Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story. 
Ibbotson, Eva  Dial-a-Ghost. 
Naylor, Phyllis  The Witch’s Sister. 
Pullman, Phillip  Count Karlstein. 
  The Random House Book of Ghost Stories. 
Schnur, Steven  The Shadow Children. 
Snyder, Zilpha  The Trespassers. 
Stine, R.L.  Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories. 
Vande Velde, Vivian  There's a Dead Person Following My Sister Around. 
Wilson, Jacqueline  Vicky Angel. 
Zindel, Paul  Raptor! 

Historical Fiction

Avi  The Fighting Ground. 
Blackwood, Gary  The Shakespeare Stealer. 
Cannon, A.E.  Charlotte’s Rose. 
Choldenko, Genniger  Al Capone Does My Shirts. 
Curtis, Christopher  The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963. 
Ellis, Deborah  A Company of Fools. 
Erickson, John  Moonshiner’s Gold. 
Giff, Patricia Reilly  Nory Ryan’s Song. 
Goodman, Joan  The Winter Hare. 
Hahn, Mary D.  The Gentleman Outlaw and Me-- Eli: A Story of the Old West. 
Hale, Marian  The Truth About Sparrows. 
Hesse, Karen  Letters from Rifka. 
Hilgartner, Beth  A Murder for Her Majesty. 
Ibbotson, Eva  The Star of Kazan. 
Lasky, Kathryn  The Night Journey. 
Lawrence, Iain  The Wreckers. 
Lester, Julius  Pharaoh's Daughter. 
Levine, Gail Carson  Dave at Night. 
Magorian, Michelle  Good Night, Mr. Tom. 
Namioka, Lensey  Ties That Bind, Ties That Break. 
Napoli, Donna Jo  Daughter of Venice. 
Nixon, Joan Lowery  A Family Apart. 
Paulsen, Gary  Mr. Tucket. 
Reeder, Carolyn  Shades of Gray. 
Salisbury, Graham  Under the Blood-Red Sun. 
Speare, Elizabeth  The Sign of the Beaver. 
Stolz, Joelle  The Shadows of Ghadames. 
Weil, Sylvie  My Guardian Angel. 
Whelan, Gloria  Once on This Island. 
Wise, William  Nell of Branford Hall. 
Woodruff, Elvira  The Ravenmaster’s Secret: Escape from the Tower of London. 

Holocaust

Auerbacher, Inge  I am a Star: Child of the Holocaust. 
Baylis-White, Mary  Sheltering Rebecca. 
Drucker, Malka  Jacob’s Rescue: A Holocaust Story. 
Levine, Karen  Hana’s Suitcase. 
Lowry, Lois  Number the Stars. 
Morpurgo, Michael  Waiting for Anya. 
Orlev, Uri  Run, Boy, Run. 
Richter, Hans Peter  Friedrich. 
Spinelli, Jerry  Milkweed. 
Vos, Ida  Anna is Still Here. 
Warren, Andrea  Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps. 
Williams, Laura  Behind the Bedroom Wall. 
Yolen, Jane  The Devil's Arithmetic. 

Humor

Avi  Never Mind: A Twin Novel. 
Cooney, Doug  Beloved Dearly. 
Cresswell, Helen  Ordinary Jack. 
Dahl, Roald  The Witches. 
Dickinson, Peter  Chuck and Danielle. 
Fitzgerald, John  The Great Brain. 
Gutman, Dan  Funny Boy Meets the Chitchatting Cheese from Chattanooga. 
Hiaasen, Carl  Hoot. 
Kennemore, Tim  Circle of Doom. 
Klise, Kate  Letters From Camp. 
Korman, Gordon  No More Dead Dogs. 
Lowry, Lois  The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline. 
Maguire, Gregory  Seven Spiders Spinning. 
McMullan, Kate  Have a Hot Time Hades! 
Naylor, Phyllis  The Boys Start the War. 
Paulsen, Gary  Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered. 
Peck, Richard  A Year Down Yonder. 
Pinkwater, Daniel  Borgel. 
Roberts, Dianne  Made You Look. 
Selden, George  Harry Cat's Pet Puppy. 
Taylor, William  Knitwits. 

In Other Lands

Camri, Daniella  Samir and Yonatan. 
Carris, Joan  Hedgehogs in the Closet. 
Creech, Sharon  Bloomability. 
Dhami, Marinder  Bindi Babes. 
Ellis, Deborah  The Breadwinner. 
Holt, Kimberly Willis  Keeper of the Night. 
Honey, Elizabeth  Don’t Pat the Wombat. 
Mahy, Margaret  Underrunners. 
McKay, Hilary  Dolphin Luck. 
Morgenstern, Susie Hoch  Sixth Grade. 
Nitz, Kristin  Defending Irene. 
Ryan, Pam Munoz  Becoming Naomi Leon. 
Sheth, Kashmira  Blue Jasmine. 
Stewart, Jennifer  Close Encounters of a Third World Kind. 
Yumoto, Kazumi  The Friends. 

Misfits & Outcasts

Blume, Judy  Blubber. 
Byars, Betsy  The Pinballs. 
Cassedy, Sylvia  Behind the Attic Wall. 
Choldenko, Gennifer  Notes from a Liar and Her Dog. 
Dowell, Frances  Where I’d Like to Be. 
Fenner, Carol  Randall’s Wall. 
Hahn, Mary D.  Daphne's Book. 
Hayden, Torey  The Very Worst Thing. 
Holt, Kimberly  When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. 
Lisle, Janet  Afternoon of the Elves. 
McNamee, Graham  Sparks. 
Perkins, Lynne  All Alone in the Universe. 
Sachar, Louis  There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom. 
Spinelli, Jerry  Loser. 
Stolz, Mary  The Bully of Barkham Street. 
Wallace, Bill  Never Say Quit. 
Wilhelm, Doug  The Revealers. 

Mysteries & Thrillers

Anderson, Janet  The Last Treasure. 
Bailey, Linda  How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage? 
Bellairs, John  The House with a Clock in Its Walls. 
Broach, Elise  Shakespeare’s Secret. 
Bunting, Eve  Is Anybody There? 
Hahn, Mary D.  The Dead Man in Indian Creek. 
Hamilton, Virginia  The Mystery of Drear House. 
Hart, Alison  Shadow Horse. 
Hoeye, Michael  Time Stops for No Mouse. 
Howe, James  Eat Your Poison, Dear. 
Hoobler, Dorothy  The Ghost in the Tokido Inn. 
Horowitz, Anthony  The Falcon’s Malteser:  A Diamond Brothers Mystery. 
Lawrence, Caroline  Thieves of Ostia: A Roman Mystery. 
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds  Bernie Magruder and the Bats in the Belfry. 
Nickerson, Sara  How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. 
Patneaude, David  Someone was Watching. 
Raskin, Ellen  The Westing Game. 
Roberts, Willo Davis  What Could Go Wrong? 
Skurzynski, Gloria  Wolf Stalker. 
Smith, Roland  Zach’s Lie. 
Van Draanen, Wendelin  Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. 
Wright, Betty Ren  The Dollhouse Murders. 

School, Family & Growing Up

Baskin, Nora Raleigh  What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows. 
Brooks, Bruce  Vanishing. 
Byalick, Marcia  Quit It. 
Carney, Janet  The Double Life of Zoe Flynn. 
Cassidy, Cathy  Dizzy. 
Clements, Andrew  Frindle. 
Cooper, Ilene  Sam I Am. 
Danziger, Paula  P.S. Longer Letter Later. 
Dowell, Frances  The Secret Language of Girls. 
Feiffer, Jules  The Man in the Ceiling. 
Fenner, Carol  Yolonda's Genius. 
Fine, Anne  Step by Wicked Step. 
Fletcher, Ralph  Flying Solo. 
Gantos, Jack  Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. 
Giff, Patricia  Pictures of Hollis Woods. 
Jiménez, Francisco  The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child. 
Konigsburg, E. L.  The View from Saturday. 
Koss, Amy  The Girls. 
Martin, Ann  Here Today. 
McKay, Hilary  Indigo’s Star. 
Naylor, Phyllis R.  The Agony of Alice. 
Park, Barbara  Mick Harte Was Here. 
Voigt, Cynthia  Bad Girls. 
Warner, Sally  Dog Years. 
White, Ruth  Belle Prater's Boy. 
Yee, Lisa  Millicent Min: Girl Genius. 

Science Fiction

Asimov, Janet  Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot. 
Butts, Nancy  The Door in the Lake. 
Christopher, John  The White Mountains. 
Ciencin, Scott  Dinoverse. 
Duprau, Jeanne  The City of Ember. 
Fox, Helen  Eager. 
Haddix, Margaret  Among the Hidden. 
Key, Alexander  Escape to Witch Mountain. 
Klause, Annette  Alien Secrets. 
L'Engle, Madeleine  A Wrinkle in Time. 
Lowry, Lois  The Giver. 
Mackel, Kathy  Can of Worms. 
Nix, Garth  Shade’s Children. 
Peck, Richard  Lost in Cyberspace. 
Pfeffer, Susan  Rewind to Yesterday. 
Pinkwater, Jill  Mister Fred. 
Seidler, Tor  Brainboy and the Deathmaster. 
Skurzynski, Gloria  The Virtual War. 
Sleator, William  The Night the Heads Came. 
Waugh, Sylvia  Space Race. 
Williams, Mark  Ancient Fire. 

Short Stories

Coville, Bruce  A Glory of Unicorns. 
Dahl, Roald  The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More. 
Hearne, Betsy  The Canine Connection: Stories About Dogs and People. 
Jacques, Brian  Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales. 
Jennings, Paul  Unreal! Eight Surprising Stories. 
Kipling, Rudyard  Just So Stories. 
Maguire, Gregory  Leaping Beauty and Other Animal Fairy Tales. 
  Random House Book of Sports Stories. 
  Tripping Over the Lunch Lady: And Other School Stories. 
Wrede, Patricia  Book of Enchantments. 
Wynne-Jones, Tim  Some of the Kinder Planets. 
Yourgrau, Barry  Nastybook. 

Sports
Avi  S.O.R. Losers. 
Baskin, Nora Raleigh  Basketball (Or Something Like It). 
Christopher, Matt  Nothin’ but Net. 
Cooper, Ilene  Choosing Sides. 
Fitzgerald, Dawn  Getting in the Game. 
Fogelin, Adrian  Crossing Jordan. 
Gantos, Jack  Joey Pigza Loses Control. 
Gutman, Dan  Babe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure. 
Hicks, Betty  Busted! 
Korman, Gordon  The Zucchini Warriors. 
Mackel, Kathy  MadCat. 
Mauser, Pat  A Bundle of Sticks. 
Riddell, Ruth  Ice Warrior. 
Ritter, John  The Boy Who Saved Baseball. 
Slote, Alfred  Finding Buck McHenry. 
Telander, Rick  String Music. 
Wallace, Rich  The Roar of the Crowd. 
Zirpoli, Jane  Roots in the Outfield.
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