Choose an AR book from the following list of books. Also included are any sequels to listed books plus any other books by authors on the list. 1. Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones The Witch of Waste puts Sophie under a spell. To break it, she must brave the castle of the Wizard Howl. 2. Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling Learn how the leopard got his spots and the camel his hump. 3. The Borrowers, by Mary Norton First published in 1953, this remains a deserved favorite. The Clock family live beneath a floorboard, making do with what "human beans" drop, until one day one of them allows herself to be seen… 4. Danny, the Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl Danny and his hard-up father bond over poaching pheasants from nasty Mr. Hazell's land - before moral dues are paid. 5. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." But reading about Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger runs it a close second. 6. The Worst Witch Collection, by Jill Murphy Before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble, the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. A tale of flying broomsticks, rivalries and magical pedagogy. 7. Peter Pan, by JM Barrie JM Barrie's Neverland adventures were first performed as a play, and later turned into a novel. Clap your hands if you believe. 8. The Water Babies, by Charles Kinglsey Tom the sweep drowns after being chased from a rich household and falls into a sub- aquatic purgatory. But once he proves his worth he is allowed wonderful adventures. 9. A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett Seven-year-old Sara Crewe is sent back from India to Miss Minchin's Seminary for Young Ladies in England, to discover she has lost her fortune to a swindler and her father to disease. A stirring tale. 10. Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren Pippi is impulsive, irrepressible, red-haired and so strong you won't believe it. Her bizzare adventures delight children and confound health and safety. 11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl Charlie Bucket's adventures in Willy Wonka's factory - the chocolate rivers, the minia- tuarisation room, the Oompa Loompas - will live for ever. 12. Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce As Tom lies in bed preparing for the most boring holiday of his life, the clock strikes 13. Racing downstairs he sees daylight and a beautiful garden where there should be darkness. 13. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster A bored young boy pushes his toy car through a toy tollbooth, and finds himself in the kingdom of Wisdom. 14. The Sword in the Stone, by TH White The trials of Arthur have never been more amusingly described. Merlin is the archetype for all dotty wizards. 15. A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K LeGuin LeGuin's fantasy lands are scrupulously realised, but it is emotional complexity that makes her books so engrossing. Here a young wizard has to come to terms with the destructive power of his magic. 16. Harry Potter by JK Rowling 17. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe isn't the only Narnia story worth reading. The Silver Chair is a powerful allegory of mental slavery; and Voyage of the Dawn Treader sees a talking mouse paddle over the edge of the world. 18. The BFG, by Roald Dahl At the witching hour, a giant blows sweet dreams into children's bedrooms. When orphan Sophie sees him one night, he takes her to his cave. Beware whizzpoppers! 19. The Railway Children, by E Nesbit When their father is accused of treason, Bobbie, Peter, Phyllis and their mother move to the country. They pass the time watching trains go by and proving their father innocent, which is nice. 20. Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell One of the greatest books ever narrated by a horse, with a fine message: be kind to others. 21. The Outsiders, by SE Hinton This powerful novel about school gangs was published when SE Hinton was just 18. The Greasers and the Socs clash in typical teenage fashion - but then someone dies. 22. I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith Smith is better known for A Hundred and One Dalmatians, but although this, her first novel, is quieter, it shines brighter. Narrated in diary form by 17-year-old Cassandra, it documents the lives of her eccentric family. 23. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken It is 1832, and wolves have over-run a fictional kingdom of England. Orphans Sylvia and Bonnie fall into the hands of an evil Miss Slycarp and must use all their wits to escape. A mercilessly shadowy thriller. 24. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens The rousing story of Pip's rise, fall and rise pips Oliver Twist as the best book with which to start reading Dickens, purely on account of his description of being in love. 25. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes in fine Gothic form: rackety aristocrats, the Grimpen Mire, and a glow-in-the- dark hellhound conspire to chill the blood and thrill the deductive organs. 26. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte A novel that embeds itself in the memory, and set feminism back 150 years. The human genome has yet to produce a teenage girl who isn't a sucker for Heathcliff. 27. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank On June 12, 1942, Annelies Marie Frank started writing a diary. It was her 13th birthday. She died three years later in Belsen. An ordinary teenage life, made poignant by the knowledge of how it ended. 28. Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, by Mildred D Taylor A tale of oppression in the American South, this tells the story of the Logans, a black family living in rural Mississippi during the 1930s. 29. Kim, by Rudyard Kipling Kimball O'Hara, the orphaned son of an Irish soldier, wanders Lahore cadging, playing and living a carefree life - until he's forced into espionage. 30. Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier A tale of love, murder, and suspicion. 31. Treasure Island, by RL Stevenson The riddles of Stevenson's tale endure. Why does X mark the spot? What is it with parrots? And why did Pugh go blind? 32. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott The tale of four sisters - Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy - growing up in the US Civil War, this is a charming and insightful story of childhood and family. 33. Watership Down, by Richard Adams Fiver and his brother Hazel know that something terrible will happen to the warren, and set off for safety. Their story has implications beyond the usual concerns of rabbits. 34. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain Less ambitious than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn but just as exciting. The language is hard to begin with but the hero is one of the most endearing in literature. 35. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding When a gang of boys are marooned on an island they try to set up a community based on cooperation. Some hope. 36. Coraline, by Neil Gaiman This spooky story won't soon be forgotten. Coraline is a girl who finds her way down a corridor to a flat just like her own - but slightly different. And where her doting "other mother" has buttons for eyes… 37. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery Anne Shirley, a feisty 11-year-old orphan with red hair comes to live with elderly Matthew Cuthbert and his sister on their Prince Edward Island farm. Not the arrangement any of them originally imagined, the Cuthberts and Anne soon grow to love each other. 38. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, hobbits being a group of tiny peaceful people who live in a land called the Shire. 39. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Alice's life is never the same after she tumbles through a rabbit hole to a magical land where she meets the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and all the other characters that have made this fantasy such a favorite. 40. Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey The true, often hilarious adventures of the Gilbreth family --- home to 12 kids and an efficiency expert father who always has a plan for doing things faster and better. 41. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit The summer becomes more exciting than ever when Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother discover a wish-granting Sand-fairy, near their country house. 42. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers Magical nanny Mary Poppins flies in (via umbrella, of course) to the lives of young Londoners Jane and Michael Banks bringing her own brand of discipline and fun with her. 43. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle A WRINKLE IN TIME was awarded a Newbery Medal in 1963 and combines theology, fantasy, and science via a story of time travel, the love of a family and the classic battle between good and evil. 44. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley When young Alec is stranded on a tropical island, he finds his best and most loyal friend is a wild, remarkable stallion. Together, they build a friendship that lasts a lifetime. 45. Sounder by William H. Armstrong SOUNDER is Armstrong's classic story of a black sharecropper, his family, and their loyal dog. 46. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford The story of three pets who brave the wilderness to find their way home. 47. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Learning to appreciate what you've got is a tough lesson to learn, regardless of age. That same concept, expertly illustrated in Antoine De Saint-Exupery's THE LITTLE PRINCE, makes this a book for all ages. 48. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder When April and Melanie create a game about their favorite topic, ancient Egypt, they never imagine that their fun could lead them into a real-life mystery. A suspenseful read. 49. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley Series chronicles the continuing adventures of Aerin, the Damarian king’s daughter. 50. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Spoiled brat Mary Lennox is orphaned and forced to move into a dreary mansion with her uncle. But when she meets her invalid cousin Colin and a friend, Dickon, the three children bring to life the mansion's long-dormant garden as well as the joyous spirit within them all. 51. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster When Milo drives through the Phantom Toll Booth, the strange adventures begin. 52. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Claudia and her brother Jamie run away from home-to hide out in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Will they ever go home again? Mrs. Frankweiler's files hold the answer. 53. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Jess and Leslie, two unlikely friends, form a close bond and develop their own fantasy play world called Terabithia. Their friendship is tragically cut short by Leslie's accidental death. 54. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George The first of a three-book series that follow a young Alaskan girl through being adopted by a wolf pack, then returned to her Eskimo people. 55. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt The Tuck family drinks from a magical spring of eternal life and now they will never grow older. Ten-year-old Winnie Foster is the first person to discover their secret. 56. One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox Ned disobeys his father and takes some shots in his backyard with an air rifle. Later, when a one-eyed cat comes around, Ned believe he has maimed the animal. How he deals with guilt and responsibility for his actions makes for compelling reading. 57. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien Mrs. Frisby, a fieldmouse widow, asks help from the rats under the rose bush and discovers that they are part of an experimental group at the National Institute of Mental Health. To her shock, she learns that the late Mr. Frisby was also one of the test subjects. Together rats and mice work out a plan for a new, safer way of life. 58. Gone With the Wind: Margaret Mitchell 59. Jane Eyre: Charlotte Bronte 60. Frankenstein: Mary Shelly 61. Dracula: Bram Stoker 62. Sense and Sensibility: Jane Austen 63. The Pride and the Prejudice: Jane Austen 64. The Crystal Cave: Mary Stuart 65. The Jungle Book: Rudyard Kipling 66. Animal Farm: George Orwell 67. The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway 68. Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck 69. The Stand: Stephen King 70. Brave New World: Aldous Huxley 71. The Mediterranean Caper: Clive Cussler 72. The Yearling: Marjorie Rawlings 73. Redwall: Brian Jacques 74. Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel by Avi When Philip, a high school freshman, is suspended for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom, it soon becomes a national news story. 75. The Westing Game: Elen Raskin 76. Guardians of Ga’Hoole: Lasky, Katherine 77. The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins Accelerated Reader 7th Grade Ms. Gailey’s Class You must read and test on 1 (one) fiction book from the attached list each 9 weeks. You must read and test on 3 (three) nonfiction books which will be read in class. In addition to reading and testing, you must complete the following: a book project (choices will be provided) a one page written report (format will be provided) Your AR grade will be based on four things: AR Test Average. Grade on project. Grade on written report Point Goals: A dress-down sticker will be given each time you meet your point goal (15 points). Point goals will not negatively affect grades.