Suggested books

This is starting with some recommendations of my own, but I will be adding student recommendations as well (so I will not have personally read everything on the list.)  A “*” indicates that it has been recommended by more than one person.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan***

Throne of Fire series by Rick Riordan

Kingdom Keepers (series) by Ridley Pearson

Clementine (series) by Sara Pennypacker

Who is/was…? Biography series (various authors)

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis*

The 39 Clues series (various authors)

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling*

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson*

The Magical Mrs. Plum by B. Becker

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume *

My Father’s Dragon by R. Gannett

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engel*

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen*

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Holes by Louis Sachar

Heat by Mike Lupica

Call of the Wild by Jack London

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Horrible Harry (series) by Suzy Kine

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013

The Mysterious Benedict Society (series) by Trenton Lee Stewart

Fablehaven (series) by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman

Guardians of Ga’Hoole (series) by Kathryn Lasky

Wolves of the Beyond (series) by Kathryn Lasky

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Dork Diaries (series) by Rachel Renee Russell

Genius FIles series by Dan Gutman

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Island series and Swindle series by Gorman Korman

Spelling B series by Lexi Connor

No Talking by Andrew Clements

The Last Dogs (series) by Christopher Holt

Puppy Place (series) by Ellen Miles

Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Secret Series of Books by Pseudonymous Bosch

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow

Baseball series by Dan Gutman (“Babe and Me”; “Mantel and Me”; “Shoeless Joe and Me”)*

Stranded by Jeff Probst

Herbert’s Wormhole (A novel in cartoons) by Peter Nelson

White Fang by Jack London

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner


Andrew Clements

Kate DiCamillo

Roald Dahl*

Shel Silverstein

Beverly Cleary

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