Book List

5 Jan

List of books I’ve read recently for work in approximate order of difficulty. Books marked with an asterisk (*) are part of a series. Check back for links to reviews for the books. Leave a comment if you have any review requests 🙂

Lower Elementary:
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look

Middle Grade:
Tumtum and Nutmeg* by Emily Bearn
Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson
The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson
Guardians of Ga’hoole* by Kathryn Lasky
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher* by Bruce Coville
Sideways Stories from Wayside School* by Louis Sachar
The Penderwicks* by Jeanne Birdsall
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
Dragon of the Lost Sea by Laurence Yep
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Advanced Elementary:
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
My One Hundred Adventures* by Polly Horvath
Jar of Dreams by Yoshiko Uchida
The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
Anaptosis by Chris Abouzeid
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
The Lightning Thief* by Rick Riordan
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
The Seven Towers by Patricia C. Wrede
Midnight Magic by Avi
The Mysterious Benedict Society* by Trenton Lee Stewart
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire
Magic by the Book by Nina Bernstein
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Tiger* by Jeff Stone
H.I.V.E.: The Higher Institute of Villainous Education* by Mark Walden
The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkeley
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Name of This Book is Secret* by Pseudonymous Bosch
The Strictest School in the World* by Howard Whitehouse
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Middle School/High School:
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach
The Shakespeare Stealer* by Gary Blackwood
The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
The Goose Girl* by Shannon Hale
Flush by Carl Hiaasen
The Alchemyst* by Michael Scott
First Light by Rebecca Stead
Kingdom Keepers* by Ridley Pearson
Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
Tunnels* by Roderick Gordon
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Nobody’s Princess* by Esther Friesner
The Thief* by Megan Whalen Turner
Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne
Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski
Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede
Shug by Jenny Han
Oh. My. Gods.* by Tera Lynn Childs
Emily the Strange* by Rob Reger
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
The Giver by Lois Lowry
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Nation by Terry Pratchett
The 10 P.M. Question by Kate De Goldi
A Step from Heaven by An Na
Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins

High school:
The Native Star by M.K. Hobson
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
The Magician’s Guild* (Black Magician Trilogy) by Trudi Caravan
Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
Geektastic by Holly Black
I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
The Pox Party: Octavian Nothing* by M.T. Anderson
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


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