Book Lists


Middle School Fiction 
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • Miss Bixby's Last Day by John Anderson
  • The Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
  • The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • Loser by Jerry Spinelli
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli 
  • Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick 
  • The Schwa Was Here by Neal Schusterman
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau 
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  • Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Restart by Gordon Korman
  • The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine 
  • Hoot by Carl Hiassen
Middle School Historical Fiction 
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury
  • The Watson's Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne 
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
  • Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
  • Thin Wood Walls by David Patneaude
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan 
  • Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner 
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
Young Adult Favorites
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Hunger Game Series by Suzanne Collins
  • Divergent Series by Veronica Roth 
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner 
  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse 
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Copper Sun by Sharon Draper 
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Picture Books to Use for Mini-Lessons
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
  • Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
  • The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
  • Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson
  • She Persisted & She Persisted: Around the World by Chelsea Clinton 
  • Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood
  • Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama 
  • The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins and Jill McElmurry
  • The Water Princess by Susan Verde
  • Shark Lady by Jess Keating
  • I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde
  • One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 
  • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed 
  • I Dissent by Debbie Levy 
  • Malala's Magic Pencil  by Malala Yousafzai
  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner 
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Inspirational & Spiritual
  • Hope Runs by Claire Diaz-Ortiz
  • Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Arise by Clayton Kershaw
  • Be Healed by Bob Schuchts
  • Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
  • Captivating by John Eldredge
  • Saint John Paul the Great by Jason Evert
  • The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
  • The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
Adult Favorites
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  • The Shack by Paul William Young
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
    Teacher Favorites
    • The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller 
    • Mechanically Inclined by Jeff Anderson
    • Craft Lessons by JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher
    • What a Writer Needs by Ralph Fletcher
    • Choice Words by Peter Johnston
    • Notebook Know-How by Aimee Buckner
    • Lessons that Change Writers by Nancie Atwell
    Health & Home
    • It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
    • The Whole 30 by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
    • I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson
    • Wheat Belly by William Davis
    • Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequest 
    • The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
    • The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell
    • The Joy of Less by Francine Jay
    Mom & Baby Favorites
    • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
    • Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan 
    • The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
    • Press Here by Herve Tullet
    • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
    • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
    • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems 
    • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
    • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 
    • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    • The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
    • Home by Carson Ellis
    • Stuck by Oliver Jeffers