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Children's Reading Lists

Popular YA Titles

Author Title Location
Zusak, Marcus The Book Thief YA Fic Zus
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees Fic Kid
Cormier, Robert The Chocolate War Juv Fic Cor
Picoult, Jodi 19 Minutes Fic Pic
Zindel, Paul The Pigman Juv Fic Zin
Anderson, Laurie Halse Speak YA Fic And
Green, John The Fault in Our Stars YA Fic Gre
Lowry, Lois The Giver series Juv Fic Low
Goldman, William The Princess Bride  
Roth, Veronica Divergent series YA Fic Rot
Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian YA Fic Ale
Brashares, Ann Sister of the Traveling Pants series Juv Fic Bra
Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl Juv Fic Spi
Cisneros, Sandra The House on Mango Street Fic Cis
Palacio, R. J. Wonder Juv Fic Pal

Popular YA Authors

Anderson, Laurie Halse
Collins, Suzanne
Green, John
Picoult, Jodi
Dessen, Sarah
Hale, Shannon
Anderson, M.J.
Bauer, Joan
Crutcher, Chris
Patterson, James

Books for Advanced Second, Third and Fourth Grade Readers

Author Title Location
Alexander, Lloyd Chronicles of Prydain Series JUV FIC Ale
Balliet, Blue Chasing Vermeer JUV FIC Bal
Collins, Suzanne Gregor the Overlander JUV FIC Col
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, not Buddy JUV FIC Cur
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux JUV FIC Dic
Funke, Cornelia The Thief Lord JUV FIC Fun
Hale, Shannon The Goose Girl JUV FIC Hal
Hunter, Erin Warriors series JUV FIC Hun
Jacques, Brian Redwall Series JUV FIC Jac
Jones, Dianna Wynne Howl's Moving Castle JUV FIC Jon
Konigsburg, E.L. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place JUV FIC Kon
Konigsburg, E.L. The View from Saturday JUV FIC Kon
Lasky, Kathryn Guardians of Ga’Hoole series JUV FIC Las
Lord, Cynthia Rules JUV FIC Lor
Lowry, Lois The Giver JUV FIC Low
McKay, Hilary Saffy's Angel JUV FIC Mck
Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables JUV FIC Mon
Pratchett, Terry The Wee Free Men JUV FIC Pra
Pullman, Phillip The Ruby in the Smoke JUV FIC Pul
Stewart, Trenton Lee The Mysterious Benedict Society JUV FIC Ste
Wrede, Patricia Dealing With Dragons JUV FIC Wre
Wrede, Patricia and Stevermer, Caroline Sorcery and Cecelia JUV FIC Wre
Yee, Lisa Millicent Min, Girl Genius JUV FIC Yee

Great Reads For Teenage Boys

Author Title Location
Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian YA FIC Ale
Anderson, M.T. Burger Wuss YA FIC And
Auseon, Andrew Funny Little Monkey YA FIC Aus
Booth, Coe Tyrell YA FIC Boo
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games JUV FIC Col
Crutcher, Chris Deadline YA FIC Cru
Dashner, James The Maze Runner YA FIC Das
Farmer, Nancy House of the Scorpion YA FIC Far
Green, John Paper Towns YA FIC Gre
Green, John An Abundance of Katherines YA FIC Gre
Hiaasen, Carl Hoot JUV FIC Hia
Korman, Gordon Son of the Mob JUV FIC Kor
Lubar, David Dunk JUV FIC Lub
Lubar, David Sleeping Freshman Never Lie JUV FIC Lub
McNamee, Graham Acceleration YA FIC Mcn
Myers, Walter Dean Monster YA FIC Mye
Paulsen, Gary Lawn Boy JUV FIC Pau
de la Pena, Matt Ball Don’t Lie YA FIC Pen
Portman, Frank King Dork YA FIC Por
Rosoff, Meg Just in Case YA FIC Ros
Shusterman, Neal Unwind YA FIC Shu
Spinelli, Jerry Maniac Magee JUV FIC Spi
Stork, Francisco X. Marcelo in the Real World YA FIC Sto
Vizzini, Ned Teen Angst? Naaah... A Quasi-autobiography YA BIO VIZZINI Viz
Westerfield, Scott Peeps: A Novel YA FIC Wes

Mystery Books

Author Title Location
Adler, David Cam Jansen series JUV FIC Adl
(various) American Girl History Mysteries JUV FIC Ame
(various) Alfred Hitchcock Mysteries JUV FIC Alf
Balliett, Blue Chasing Vermeer JUV FIC Bal
Bellairs, John (various titles) JUV FIC Bel
Berenstain, Stan Bear Detectives JUV FIC Ber
Borsky, Mary Benny Bensky JUV FIC Bor
Dicks, Terrance Baker Street Irregulars JUV FIC Dic
Dixon, Fanklin Hardy Boys series JUV FIC Dix
Doyle, Arthur Conan Sherlock Holmes JUV FIC Doy
Hildick, E.W. McGurk mysteries JUV FIC Hil
Keene, Carolyn Nancy Drew mysteries
Nancy Drew clue crew
Nancy Drew notebooks
Preller, James Jigsaw Jones mysteries JUV FIC Pre
Quackenbush, Robert Miss Mallard Mysteries JUV FIC Qua
Roy, Rob A to Z mysteries
Capital mysteries
Simon, Seymour Einstein Anderson JUV FIC Sim
Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown JUV FIC Sob
Springer, Nancy Enola Holmes mysteries JUV FIC Spr
Titus, Eve Basil of Baker Street mysteries JUV FIC Tit
Warner, Gertrude Chandler Boxcar Children JUV FIC War

Books for Lower Elementary Readers
(Beginning Chapter Books)

Author Title Location
Adler, David A. Cam Jansen JUV FIC Adl
Applegate, Katherine Roscoe Riley Rules JUV FIC App
Barrows, Annie Ivy + Bean JUV FIC Bar
Balliett, Blue Chasing Vermeer JUV FIC Bal
Berenstain, Stan Berenstain Bear JUV FIC Ber
  Batman JUV FIC Bat
Benton, Jim Franny K. Stein, mad scientist JUV FIC Ben
Brown, Jeff Flat Stanley JUV FIC Bro
Danzinger, Paula Amber Brown JUV FIC Dan
DiCamillo, Kate Mercy Watson JUV FIC Dic
Howe, James Pinky & Rex JUV FIC How
King-Smith, Dick   JUV FIC Kin
Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry JUV FIC Kli
McDonald, Megan Judy Moody JUV FIC Mcd
Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones JUV FIC Par
Silverman, Erica Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa JUV FIC Sil
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman Olivia Sharp JUV FIC Sha
Stone, Rex Dinosaur Cove JUV FIC Sto
  Superman JUV FIC Sup
  Little House Chapter Books JUV FIC Wil