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Join students from around Kern County and participate in the Battle of the Books!  To join the team, read at least 20 of the 30 books on your list.

Start reading today . . .

4th-6th Grade Book List

:: Traditional/Standard 30 Book List 4-6 Grades 2018-19 ::

Applegate, KatherineCrenshaw
AviThe Secret School
Bulla, Clyde RobertThe Sword In the Tree
Cleary, BeverlyRamona the Pest
Clements, AndrewNo Talking
DiCamillo, KateThe Tale of Despereaux
George, Jessica DayTuesdays at the Castle
Gutman, DanHonus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Haddix, Margaret PetersonRunning Out of Time
Harlow, Joan HiattMidnight Rider
Howe, DeborahBunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
Kellogg, StevenPaul Bunyan
* Kline, Christina BakerOrphan Train Girl
Konigsburg, E.L.From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Korman, GordonSlacker
Lewis, C.S.Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe
Lewis, GillWild Wings
McMullan, KateThe Story of Harriet Tubman
Naylor, Phyllis ReynoldsShiloh
Park, Linda SueThe Kite Fighters
Sachar, LouisSideways Stories from Wayside School
Seldon, GeorgeThe Cricket in Times Square
Shahan, SherryFrozen Stiff
Stewart, TrentonThe Mysterious Benedict Society
Stone, PhoebeThe Romeo and Juliet Code
Taylor, TheodoreThe Trouble with Tuck
Urban, LindaA Crooked Kind of Perfect
Weeks, SarahSave Me a Seat
Wise, WilliamChristopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler
Woods, BrendaSaint Louis Armstrong Beach
7th-8th Grade Book List

:: Traditional/Standard 30 Book List 7-8 Grades 2018-19 ::

Black, HollyDoll Bones
Blos, JoanA Gathering of Days
Burnford, SheilaThe Incredible Journey
Clements, AndrewThe School Story
Corbett, Sue12 Again
Cousins, MargretBen Franklin of Old Philadelphia
Curtis, ChristopherThe Watsons Go to Birmingham
Cushman, KarenMidwife’s Apprentice
Erskine, KathrynMockingbird
Flake, SharonThe Skin I’m In
Fox, PaulaOne-Eyed Cat
George, Jean CraigheadJulie of the Wolves
Henkes, KevinProtecting Marie
Holt, Kimberly WillisWhen Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Horvath, PollyEverything on a Waffle
Hunt, IreneAcross Five Aprils
Korman, GordonSwindle
Lawrence, IainThe Wreckers
Levine, EllenIf Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Park, Linda SueA Long Walk to Water
Paterson, KatherineJacob Have I Loved
Paulsen, GaryHatchet
Peck, RichardA Long Way from Chicago
Ryan, PamBecoming Naomi Leon
Soto, GaryTaking Sides
Spinelli, JerryManiac Magee
Staples, Suzanne FisherShabanu: Daughter of the Wind
Taylor, Mildred D.The Road to Memphis
Tooke, WesKing of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige
Voigt, CynthiaDicey’s Song

Check with your library for monthly book goals and meeting dates.