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

Where the Watermelon’s Grow by Cindy Baldwin

Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Boy Bites Bug by Rebecca Patrick

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

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 Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

Forever or a Very Long Time by Caela Carter

Young Adult

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

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

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Picture Books

Beekle by Dan Santat

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




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