- Whales on Stilts
- Al Capone Does My Shirts
- Hunger Games
- Matilda Bone
- City of Ember
- The Graveyard Book
- Joey Pigza Loses Control
- Olive’s Ocean
- Out of the Dust
- Red Scarf Girl: a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)
- Gathering Blue
- Something Wicked’s in Those Woods
- Lightening Thief
- Magic Can Be Murder
- Miracle’s Boys
- The Imp That Ate My Homework
- Esperanza Rising
Shy middle-school student Lily and her best friends must foil the plot of her father’s conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales. (2005)
by Choldenko, Jennifer.
Twelve-year-old Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
by Collins, Suzanne.
In reality TV run amok, an annual, government-run competition pits two dozen teens against one another in a fight to the death. (2008)
by Cushman, Karen. Clarion.
In Blood and Bone Alley, Matilda is apprenticed to Red Peg the Bonesetter. (2000)
by DuPrau, Jeanne.
It’s Assignmet Day in the City of Ember when twelve -year -olds Lina and Doon must draw lots for their future jobs from the mayors bag. Can they prevent the decaying city from going completely dark? (2003)
by Gaiman, Neil.
After his parents are killed, Nobody Owens is raised by the ghosts and witches of the graveyard. (2008)
by Gantos, Jack.
Joey finally meets his dad and he’s wired. “…Now I knew what Mom meant when she said he was like me, only bigger.” (2000)
by Kevin Henkes.
Twleve-year-old Martha Boyle and her family are preparing to leave for their summer vacation when Olive Barstow’s mother appears at the door. Olive was recently killed by a car and Martha is given her diary. (2003)
by Hesse, Karen. (1997)
A terrible accident transforms Billie Jo’s life, scaring her inside and out.
by Hiassen, Carl
When the biology teacher goes missing during a field trip to Blackvine Swamp, Nick and Marta decide to do some investigating of their own. (2009)
by Jacques, Brain
The peaceful life of Redwood Abby is disturbed by the evil rat Cluny, but young mouse Matthias is determined to stand up to the enemy.(1997)
by Jiang, Ji-li. HarperTrophy.
Ji-li’s family faces total humiliation under Mao’s regime. (2004)
by Johnson, Angela. Aladdin.
Marley finds out who her father is. Truth often brings change. (1988)
by Kinney, Jeff. Amulet Books.
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, are undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily. (2008)
by Lowry, Lois.
Kira, orphaned and shunned because of a physical flaw, is blessed with an almost magical talent. (2000)
by Montes, Marisa.
Evil! 11 year old Javi Cisneros senses it the moment he and his little brother arrive at Aunt Amparo’s home. (2000)
by Riordan, Rick.
After learning he is a demi-god, Percy Jackson heads to summer camp where he and his friends must prevent a war between the gods.
by Vande Velde, Vivian.
It’s hard being a teen, but it’s even harder when you’re a witch.
by Woodson, Jacqueline.
They’re struggling against pretty large odds, but “brother to brother to brother” they can survive.
by Yep, Laurence.
Jim and his Grandpop, the meanest man in Chinatown, plot to outsmart the homework-snacking demon.
by Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
by Sachar, Louis.
Stanley Yelnats is unjustly sent to Camp Green Lake where he and other boys are sentenced to dig holes to build character. Stanley learns their is something else in these holes that the warden wants, but what is it?