"Lite" Reads

Books for readers seeking for something lighter! All books, no matter their length, are worth reading.


Ninja: The First Mission - Chris Bradford

Escaping the Giant Wave - Peg Kehret

On the Run [series] - Gordon Korman

Shipwrecked - Jake Maddox

I Survived… [series] - Lauren Tarshis

Animal Fiction

A Bear Named Trouble - Marion Dane Bauer

8 Class Pets… - Vivian Vande Velde

The Fast and the Furriest - Andy Behrens

Gaby, Lost and Found - Angela Cervantes

Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project - Jennifer Hamburg

Just a Dog - Marion Dane Bauer

Poppy - Avi

Runt - Marion Dane Bauer

Sheep - Valerie Hobbs

Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Worm Whisperer - Betty Hicks


The Dream Stealer - Sid Fleischman

Lionboy - Zizou Corder

Jake & the Giant Hand - Philippa Dowding

The Magical Ms. Plum - Bonny Becker

The Spiderwick Chronicles [series] - Tony DiTerlizzi

Spirit Animals [series] - Various Authors

The Wolf Princess - Cathryn Constable


I Survived… [series] - Lauren Tarshis

Titanic [series] - Gordon Korman

The Year of Miss Agnes - Kirkpatrick Hill

Horror & Spooky

Bunnicula - James Howe

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull - Bill Harley

Coraline - Neil Gaiman

43 Old Cemetery Road [series] - Kate Klise

Get That Ghost to Go! - David MacPhail

Ghost Dog Secrets - Peg Kehret

The Ghost’s Grave - Peg Kehret

Granny - Anthony Horowitz

The Great Ghost Rescue - Eva Ibbotson

Nightmare at the Book Fair - Dan Gutman

The Shadow on the Stairs - Ann Halam

Stonewords: A Ghost Story - Pam Conrad


The Bad Guys - Aaron Blabley [741.5 BLA]

Bad Kitty Takes the Test - Nick Bruel

Ben Franklin’s in my Bathroom! - Candace Fleming

A Boy Named Queen - Sara Cassidy

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year - Bill Harley

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading [series] - Tommy Greenwald

Dork Diaries [series] - Rachel Renee Russell

The Chicken Doesn’t Skate - Gordon Korman

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package - Kate DiCamillo

Laugh Out Loud - James Patterson

The Legend of Spud Murphy - Eoin Colfer

Lucky Cap - Patrick Jennings

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission - Judith Viorst

Martin Bridge [series] - Jessica Scott Kerrin

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher - Dana Alison Levy

One Mixed-Up Night - Catherine Newman

The Pepins and their Problems - Polly Horvath

The SOS File - Betsy Byars

Timmy Failure [series] - Stephan Pastis


Africa is My Home: A Child of the Amistad - Monica Edinger

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen - Debbi Michiko Florence


Ballpark Mysteries: The Wrigley Riddle - David A. Kelly

The Black Tower - Betsy Byars

The Dead Man in Indian Creek - Mary Downing Hahn

Detective Gordon: The First Case - Ulf Nilsson

Foul Ball Frame-Up at Wrigley Field - David Aretha

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission - Judith Viorst

Mr. Karp’s Last Glass - Cary Fagan

Much Ado about Grubstake - Jean Ferris

There’s a Hamster in My Pocket! - Franzeska G. Ewart

Who Stole Halloween? - Martha Freeman

Novels in Verse

Realistic Fiction

Author - Andrew Clements

The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street - Sharon G. Flake

Calli Be Gold - Michele Weber Hurwitz

The Carver Chronicles: Trouble Next Door - Karen English

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading [series] - Tommy Greenwald

The Homework Machine - Dan Gutman

Piper Reed, Navy Brat [series] - Kimberly Willis Holt

Rosy Cole’s Memoir Explosion - Sheila Greenwald

The SOS File - Betsy Byars

Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg! - Quvenzhane Wallis

The 6th Grade Nickname Game - Gordon Korman

Stir It Up! - Ramin Ganeshram

The Year of the Book - Andrea Cheng

Science Fiction

Baseball Card Adventures [series] - Dan Gutman

Ben Franklin’s in my Bathroom! - Candace Fleming

Clone Codes - Patricia McKissack

Galaxy’s Most Wanted - John Kloepfer

My Teacher is an Alien - Bruce Coville

Star Wars: Jedi Academy [series] - Jeff Brown


Author - Matt Christopher

Author - Jake Maddox

Breakaway - Trevor Kew

The Chicken Doesn’t Skate - Gordon Korman

Foul Ball Frame-Up at Wrigley Field - David Aretha

Gym Shorts [series] - Betty Hicks

Heads Up! - Dawn Hunter