Great Books

I could fill an entire book with the titles I love, but here’s a list of books well worth reading:

Middle Grade

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

Young Adult

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt (and everything else he’s ever written)

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Picture Books

Sophie’s Squash, by Pat Zietlow Miller

Alexander & The Terrible Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Ms. Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Imani’s Moon by JaNay Brown-Wood

All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Who Owns the Sun? by Stacy Chbowsky

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

There’s a Monstor at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Beekle by Dan Santat

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña



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