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Recommended Reading List

Grades 5-9

Author Title Genre
Gibson, W. The Miracle Worker Biography
Adams, R. Watership Down Fantasy (Animal)
Alexander, L. The Chronicles of Prydain  Fantasy
Anderson Maybird Fantasy
Babbit, N. Tuck Everlasting Fantasy
Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan Fantasy
Baum, L.F. The Wizard of Oz Fantasy
Bradbury, R. Fahrenheit 451 Fantasy/Science Fiction
Buckley, M. The Sisters Grimm series Fantasy (Fairy Tale)
Burnford, S. The Incredible Journey Fantasy (Animal)
Carroll, L. Alice in Wonderland Fantasy
Collins, S. The Hunger Games series Fantasy/Science Fiction
Dahl, R. The BFG Fantasy
DiCamillo, K. The Tale of Despereaux Fantasy
Farmer, N. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm Fantasy
Hale, S. The Goose Girl Fantasy (Fairy Tale)
Helgerson, J. Horns and Wrinkles Fantasy
Ibbotson, E. Which Witch? Fantasy
Jacques, B. Redwall Fantasy (Animal)
Juster, N. The Phantom Tollbooth Fantasy
Kipling, R. The Jungle Book Fantasy
L’Engle, M. A Wrinkle in Time series Fantasy/Science Fiction
Levine, G.C. Ella Enchanted Fantasy (Fairy Tale)
Lewis, C.S. The Narnia series (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) Fantasy
Lofting, H. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle Fantasy (Animal)
Lowry, L. The Giver Fantasy
McKinley, R. Beauty Fantasy (Fairy Tale)
Mull, B. Fablehaven series Fantasy
Napoli, D.J. The Prince of the Pond Fantasy (Fairy Tale)
O’Brien, T. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Fantasy (Animal)
Orwell, G. Animal Farm Fantasy
Pierce, T. Alanna: The First Adventure Fantasy
Pullman, P. The Ruby and the Smoke Fantasy (Mystery)
Riordan, R. The Percy Jackson series Fantasy
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter series Fantasy
Saint Exupery, A. The Little Prince Fantasy
Stewart, T.L. The Mysterious Benedict Society Fantasy
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit Fantasy
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings series Fantasy
Verne, J. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Fantasy/Science Fiction
Wells, H.G. The Time Machine Fantasy/Science Fiction
Alcott, L Little Women Historical Fiction (Civil Rights)
Anderson, L.H. Fever 1793 Historical Fiction
Avi The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Historical Fiction (Mystery)
Collier, J. My Brother Sam Is Dead Historical Fiction (Revolution)
Forbes, R. Johnny Tremain Historical Fiction (Revolution)
Giff, P.R. House of Tailors Historical Fiction
Harper, L. To Kill a Mockingbird Historical Fiction
Hesse, K. Out of the Dust Historical Fiction
Holm, J.L. Penny From Heaven Historical Fiction
Larson, K. Hattie Big Sky Historical Fiction
Lowry, L. Number the Stars Historical Fiction (Holocaust)
O’Dell, S. Island of the Blue Dolphins Historical Fiction
Reiss, J. The Upstairs Room Historical Fiction (Holocaust)
Richter, H. Friedrich Historical Fiction (Holocaust)
Rinaldi, A. A Break with Charity Historical Fiction (Salem Witch Trials)
Ryan, P.M. Esperanza Rising Historical Fiction
Siegal, A. Upon the Head of the Goat Historical Fiction (Holocaust)
Smith, B. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Historical Fiction
Speare, E.G. Witch of Blackbird Pond Historical Fiction
Taylor, M. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Historical Fiction (Civil Rights)
Taylor, T. The Cay Historical Fiction
Twain, M. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Historical Fiction
Twain, M. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Historical Fiction
Whelan, G. Homeless Bird Historical Fiction
Wiesel, E. Night Historical Fiction (Holocaust)
Avi Nothing But the Truth Realistic Fiction
Bagnold, E. National Velvet Realistic Fiction (Animal)
Bauer, J. Backwater Realistic Fiction
Bauer, J. Rules of the Road Realistic Fiction
Birdsall, J. The Penderwicks Realistic Fiction
Brashares, A. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series Realistic Fiction
Burnett, F.H. The Secret Garden Realistic Fiction
Christie, A. And Then There Were None Realistic Fiction (Mystery)
Creech, S. Chasing Redbird Realistic Fiction
Creech, S. Walk Two Moons Realistic Fiction
Cummings, P. Red Kayak Realistic Fiction
Dixon, Franklin W. Hardy Boys series Realistic Fiction (Mystery)
Doyle, A. Sherlock Holmes Realistic Fiction (Mystery)
Fleischman, P. Seedfolks Realistic Fiction
George, J.C. Julie of the Wolves Realistic Fiction (Survival)
George, J.C. My Side of the Mountain Realistic Fiction (Survival)
Gipson, F. Old Yeller Realistic Fiction (Animal)
Golding, W. Lord of the Flies Realistic Fiction (Survival)
Henkes, K. Olive’s Ocean Realistic Fiction
Hiassen, C. Hoot Realistic Fiction
Keene, C. Nancy Drew series Realistic Fiction (Mystery)
London, J. Call of the Wild Realistic Fiction (Animal)
London, J. White Fang Realistic Fiction (Animal)
Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables series Realistic Fiction
Montgomery, L.M. Emily series Realistic Fiction
Paterson, K. Jacob Have I Loved Realistic Fiction
Porter, E. H. Pollyanna Realistic Fiction
Raskin, E. The Westing Game Realistic Fiction (Mystery)
Rawlings, M.K. The Yearling Realistic Fiction (Animal)
Rawls, W. Where the Red Fern Grows Realistic Fiction (Animal)
Sachar, L. Holes Realistic Fiction
Selznick, B. The Invention of Hugo Cabret Realistic Fiction
Sidney, M. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew Realistic Fiction
Snyder, Z.K. The Egypt Game Realistic Fiction
Sperry, A. Call It Courage Realistic Fiction
Spinelli, J. Stargirl Realistic Fiction
Steinbeck, J. The Pearl Realistic Fiction
Stevenson, R. L. Treasure Island Realistic Fiction
Stevenson, R.L. Kidnapped Realistic Fiction
Streatfield, N. Dancing Shoes series Realistic Fiction
Tolen, S. Surviving the Applewhites Realistic Fiction
Voigt, C. Homecoming Realistic Fiction
Weeks, S. So B. It Realistic Fiction
Wiggin, K.D. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Realistic Fiction
Wyss, J.D. Swiss Family Robinson Realistic Fiction (Survival)



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