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Book Recommendations

Historical Fiction Sports
(Tales of Overcoming)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid*
by Jeff Kinney

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda*
by Tom Aglenerger

by Gordon Korman

The Kid Who Ran for President*
by Dan Gutman

Middle School: Worst Years of My Life
by James Patterson

Zen and the Art of Faking It
by Jordan Sonneblick

Wayside School*
by Louis Sachar

Dork Diaries
by Rachel Renee Russell

Science Fair
by Dave Barry

The Unwanteds* 
by Lisa McMann

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

by Veronica Roth

The Roar
By Emma Clayton

by Marie Lu

The Maze Runner
by James Dashner
 Return to Sender
by Julia Alvarez

The Little House on the Prairie*
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Art Spiegelman

by  Gary Paulsen

Goodnight Mr. Tom
by Michelle Magorian

The Great Trouble
by Deborah Hopkinson

Bamboo People
by Mitali Perkins

The Rifle
by Gary Paulsen

Written in Stone
by Rosanne Parry

 Strike Three, You're Dead
by Josh Berk

True Legend
by Mike Lupica

Million Dollar Throw
by Mike Lupica

The Bat Boy
by Mike Lupica

Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex 
By Anne Frank

Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose

Chasing Lincoln's Killer
by James L. Swanson

by Rachel Vail

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick

Death by Toilet Paper
by Donna Gephart

Liar and Spy
by Rebecca Stead

Counting by 7's
by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Okay for Now 
by Gary D. Schmidt 

Esparanza Rising
by Pam Munzo Ryan
 Animal LoversCreepy  PoetryClassics
Fantasy  Adventure/
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Old Yeller
by Fred Gipson

Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls

by William H. Armstrong

Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George

Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

by Neil Gaiman

Famous Last Words
by Katie Alender

Skeleton Creek*
by Patrick Carman
 The Tell Tale Heart and Other Writings
by Edgar Allan Poe

Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse

Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rythms
by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems
by Kristine O'Connell George
 The Legend of Sleepy Hallow
by Irving Washington

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Call it Courage
by Armstrong Sperry

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

Lord of the Flies
by  William Golding

Romeo and Juliette
by William Shakespeare

Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Anne of Green Gables*
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
                 Centaur Rising 
by Jane Yolen

Peter and the Starcatchers*
by Dave Barry

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

Harry Potter*
by J.K. Rowling

Dealing with Dragons*
by Patricia C. Wrede

Keeper of the Lost Cities*
by  Shannon Messenger

by Sage Blackwood

A Tale Dark and Grimm*
by Adam Gidwitz  

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians*
by Rick Riordan 

 The Apothecary*by Maile Meloy
by Louis Sachar

Navigating Early 
by Clare Vanderpool

What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World
by Henry Clark

Zombie Baseball Beatdown
by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Prisoner of Cell 25*
by Richard Paul Evans

by Gary Paulsen

by Anthony Horowitz

The Great Greene Heist
by Varian Johnson
* The book is one in a series