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					    FP Level*
 Includes grade
level after level Z                          Title                                        Author                                      Comments
         J          Oh No, It's Robert (Robert Series)                   Seuling, Barbara                  This is the first in the Robert series, starter book
                    Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth
                                                                         Adler, David                      One in a series of "Cam Jansen" books
         L          Baseball
         L          Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O.             Adler, David                      2nd in a series of " Cam Jansen" books
                                                                                                           One title in the "Horrible History" series, humorous world
                  Incredible Incas: The Horrible Histories Series (UK)   Deary, Terry
                                                                                                           history that many kids read more than anything else
        L
                                                                                                           One title in the "Horrible History" series, humorous world
                  The Stormin' Normans: The Horrible Histories Series    Deary, Terry
                                                                                                           history that many kids read more than anything else
        L
                  The Villainous Victorians: The Horrible Histories                                        One title in the "Horrible History" series, humorous world
                                                                         Deary, Terry
                  Series                                                                                   history that many kids read more than anything else
       L
       L          Horrible Harry Moves Up to Third Grade                 Kline, Suzy                       One in the Horrible Harry series, good
       L          Judy Moody #1: Judy Moody was in a Mood                McDonald, Megan                   First in a great series, especially girls
       L          Judy Moody #2: Judy Moody Gets Famous                  McDonald, Megan
       L          Stink                                                  McDonald, Megan                   Starter book
       M          Ivy + Bean and the Ghost Who Had to Go, Book 2         Barrows, Annie                    This is the second book in the series
       M          Ivy + Bean, Book 1                                     Barrows, Annie                    The is the first book in the series
       M          Freckle Juice                                          Blume, Judy                       Great
       M          Challenge at Second Base                               Christopher, Matt                 Sports story
       M          Anyone But Me, Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Series #1        Krulik, Nancy                     First in a good series for girls
       M          Out to Lunch, Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Series #2         Krulik, Nancy                     Second in a good series for girls
       M          Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (#2)       Park, Barbara                     Second in a great series
                                                                                                           First in a great series- other titles include: Monkey
                  Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus(#1)           Park, Barbara
       M                                                                                                   Business, Big Fat Mouth, and Sneaky Peaky Spying
                                                                                                           Second book in a great series about kids fighting back
                  Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger                      Van Draanen, Wendelin             bullying, great for lower-readers. First book is on our Af
       M                                                                                                   Instructional Book List
       M          Soccer Duel                                            Christopher, Matt                 Part of "Sports Collection" series
       M          The Great Quarterback Switch                           Christopher, Matt                 Part of "Sports Collection" series
       M          Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark                Osborne, Mary Pope                1st in a very popular series
                                                                                                           2nd in series: Other Magic Tree house titles include:
                  Magic Tree House: The Night at Dawn                    Osborne, Mary Pope
       M                                                                                                   Mummies in the Morning, The Kinght at Dawn
       M          The Angel Experiment                                   Patterson, James
       M          The Invisible Dog                                      Smith, Dick King
                                                                                                           Fantasy - good introductory fantasy book, has made up
                  Journey to the Volcano Palace                          Abbot, Tony                       words and non traditional character names--1st in the
       N                                                                                                   series
                                                                                                           Fantasy - good introductory fantasy book, has made up
                  The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet: The Secrets
                                                                         Abbot, Tony                       words and non traditional character names--1st in the
                  of the Droon Series
       N                                                                                                   series
       N          Clarice Bean Spells Trouble                            Child, Lauren
       N          The Magic Finger                                       Dahl, Roald                       Both boys and girls are interested in these books
       N          How I Became A Superhero: Maximum Boy Series           Greenburg, Dan                    First in a series, boys particularly like this series
                  My Great-grandpa's in the Litter Box: The Zack Files
                                                                         Greenburg, Dan                    First in a series of MANY "Zach Files" books
       N          Series
                                                                                                           Second in the Maximum Boy series, boys particularly like
                  The Day Everything Tasted Like Broccoli                Greenburg, Dan
       N                                                                                                   this series
       N          Zack Files 02: Through the Medicine Cabinet            Greenburg, Dan                    Second in a series of MANY "Zach Files" books
                                                                         Jones, Marcia Thornton & Debbie   First book in the "Ghostville Elementary" series. Same
                  Ghost Class (Ghostville Elementary Series #1)
       N                                                                 Dadey                             authors as Bailey School Kids
                                                                         Jones, Marcia Thornton & Debbie
                  Ghost Game (Ghostville Elementary Series #2)                                             Second in the "Ghostville" Elementary series
       N                                                                 Dadey
       N          King of Show-and-Tell, The: Ready Freddy! Series       Klein, Abby                       Second in the Ready Freddy Series
                                                                                                           First in the Ready, Freddy! Series Great starter books for
                  Tooth Trouble: Ready, Freddy! Series                   Klein, Abby
       N                                                                                                   low readers
                  #1: The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (Jigsaw
                                                                         Preller, James                    Starter book
       N          Jones Series)
                  #2: The Case of the Christmas Snowman (Jigsaw
                                                                         Preller, James                    Second book in the series
       N          Jones Series)
                                                                                                           Great historical fiction (this books takes place during
                  Walking to the Bus Rider Blues                         Robinet, Harriette Gillem
       N                                                                                                   reconstruction)
       N          The Bald Bandit: A to Z Mysteries                      Ron Roy                           Second in the "A to Z Mysteries" series
                                                                                                            First in the "A to Z Mysteries" series, good book for story
                  The Absent Author: A to Z Mysteries                    Roy, Ron                          diagramming (always begins with a problem, plan solution
       N                                                                                                   etc.)
                                                                                                           First in a series. Other titles include: Amber Brown Goes
                  Amber Brown is Not a Crayon                            Danzinger, Paula                  Fourth, Forever Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants
       N                                                                                                   Extra Credit
       N          Cheetah Girls                                         Gregory, Deborah
                  Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking
                                                                        Pilkey, Dav                        2nd in a VERY popular series
       N          Toilets
                  Chet Gecko Mystery: Case #1: The Chameleon Wore
                                                                        Hale, Bruce                        First title in the Chet Gecko Mystery series
       O          Chartreuse
       O          Chet Gecko Mystery: Case #2: They Mystery of Mr. Nice Hale, Bruce                        First title in the Chet Gecko Mystery series
       O          Chet Gecko Mystery: Case #3: Farewell, My Lunchbag Hale, Bruce                           First title in the Chet Gecko Mystery series
       O          Pippi Goes On Board                                   Lindgren, Astrid                   Second book in the Pippi series
       O          Pippi Longstocking                                    Lindgren, Astrid                   First in the Pippi Series, there are five in the series
       O          Dogs Don't Tell Jokes                                 Sachar, Louis
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level after level Z                          Title                                       Author                                       Comments
         O          The Mysterious Matters of I.M. Fine                 Stanley, Diane
                    Book 1: Lost treasure of Emerald Eye (Geronimo                                         The adjectives are drawn on the page to help with the
                                                                        Stilton, Geronimo
         O          Stilton Series)                                                                        meaning.
                    Book 2: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (Geronimo
                                                                        Stilton, Geronimo
         O          Stilton Series)
         O          The Shimmershine Queens                             Yarbrough, Camille                 Great Af-Am. Self esteem book
         O          Ramona the Brave                                    Cleary, Beverly
         O          Ramona and her Father                               Cleary, Beverly
         O          Socks                                               Cleary, Beverly
         O          The Mouse and the Motorcycle                        Cleary, Beverly
         O          Dogs Don't Tell Jokes                               Sachar, Louis
         O          A Mouse Called Wolf                                 Smith, Dick King
         O          The Boxcar Children #1: The Boxcar Children         Warner, Gertrude Chandler          1st in a classic series
         O          The Boxcar Children #2: Surprise Island             Warner, Gertrude Chandler          2nd in a classic series
         O          Hank Zipper #2: I got a D in Salami                 Winkler, Henry                     2nd in Hank Zipper series
         O          Hank Zipper Series #1: Niagara Falls, or Does it?   Winkler, Henry                     1st in Hank Zipper series
         P          The Jacket                                          Clements, Andrew
         P          Koya DeLaney and the Good Girl Blues                Greenfield, Eloise
         P          Bunnicula #2: Howliday Inn                          Howe, James                        Second in the "Bunnicula" series
         P          Micro Monsters: Life Under the Microscope           Maynard, Christopher               One in a series of "Informania" books
                    Search for the Missing Bones: Magic School Bus
                                                                        Moore, Eva                         Second in the Magic School Bus chapter book series
         P          Chapter Book #2
                  Truth About Bats: Magic School Bus Chapter Book #1    Moore, Eva                         First in the Magic School Bus chapter book series
       P
       P          Sideways Stories from Wayside School                  Sachar, Louis                      First in the "Wayside School" series
       P          Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger                 Sachar, Louis
       P          Wayside School is Falling Down                        Sachar, Louis
       P          Time Warp Trio #1: Knights of the Kitchen Table       Scieszka, Jon                      Good
       P          Time Warp Trio #2: The Not-So-Jolly Roger             Scieszka, Jon                      Good
       P          Monster Blood: Goosebumps #3                          Stine, R.L.                        Third in the "Goosebumps" series
       P          Rotten School: Lose, Team, Lose!                      Stine, R.L.
       P          Stay out of the Basement: Goosebumps #2               Stine, R.L.                        Second in the "Goosebumps"
       P          Welcome to Dead House: Goosebumps #1                  Stine, R.L.                        First in the "Goosebumps" series
       P          The Best School Year Ever                             Robinson, Barbara
       P          Harry's Mad                                           Smith, Dick King
       Q          Fudge-A-Mania                                         Blume, Judy                        Funny, deals with family, solving problems etc
       Q          Superfudge                                            Blume, Judy
       Q          Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing                       Blume, Judy                        Sibling rivalry, friendship, FUNNY
       Q          The Report Card                                       Clements, Andrew
       Q          James and the Giant Peach                             Dahl, Roald                        Both boys and girls are interested in these books
       Q          Just Joking                                           Griffiths, Andy
       Q          The Day My Butt Went Psycho                           Griffiths, Andy
       Q          Just Juice                                            Hesse, Karen                       Relatable to real-life
       Q          Bunnicula #1: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery                Howe, James                        First in the Bunnicula series
                  Get Ready for Gabi! A Crazy Mixed-Up Spanglish Day Montes, Marisa                        Great series about Latina & has some Spanish thrown in
       Q
       Q          Clementine                                            Pennypacker, Sara                  New rebellious girl series, like Junie B. Jones
       Q          Meet Addy, An American Girl                           Porter, Connie                     One in the "American Girl" series
       Q          Meet Kaya, An American Girl                           Shaw, Janet                        One in the "American Girl" series
       Q          Meet Kirsten, An American Girl                        Shaw, Janet                        One in the "American Girl" series
                                                                                                           One book in a series, harder to summarize due to short
                  Help! I’m Trapped in my Teacher's Body                Strasser, Todd
       Q                                                                                                   chapters
       Q          Meet Felicity, An American Girl                       Tripp, Valerie                     One in the "American Girl" series
       Q          Meet Molly, An American Girl                          Tripp, Valerie                     One in the "American Girl" series
       Q          Meet Samantha, An American Girl                       Tripp, Valerie                     One in the "American Girl" series
       Q          S.O.R Losers                                          Avi
       Q          Double Fudge                                          Blume, Judy
       Q          No Talking                                            Clements, Andrew
       Q          The Janitor's Boy                                     Clements, Andrew
       Q          James and the Giant Peach                             Dahl, Roald
       Q          The Spiderwick Chronicles #1: The Field Guide         DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black   1st in series
       Q          The Spiderwick Chronicles #2:The Seeing Stone         DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black   2nd in series
       Q          Eyewitness Book Series                                DK Publishing
       Q          Anastasia, Ask your Analyst                           Lowry, Lois
       Q          Help! I'm trapped in an Alien's Body!                 Strasser, Tood                     Part of the Help! Series
       Q          Between Madison and Palmetto                          Woodson, Jacqueline
       R          I, Houdini                                            Banks, Lynne Reid
       R          The Indian in the Cupboard                            Banks, Lynne Reid
       R          The Return of the Indian                              Banks, Lynne Reid
       R          Iggie's House                                         Blume, Judy
       R          Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great                   Blume, Judy
       R          Circle of Gold                                        Boyd, Candy Dawson
       R          Strider                                               Cleary, Beverly
       R          Frindle                                               Clements, Andrew
       R          The Witches                                           Dahl, Roald                        Both boys and girls are interested in these books
       R          Derek Jeter                                           Greenburg, Keith Elliot
                                                                                                           Great historical fiction (these books all travel back in the
                  Jackie and Me                                         Gutman, Dan
       R                                                                                                   time with the players)
                                                                                                           Great historical fiction (these books all travel back in the
                  Mickey and Me                                         Gutman, Dan
       R                                                                                                   time with the players)
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level after level Z                            Title                                          Author                               Comments
                                                                                                        Great historical fiction (these books all travel back in the
                      Satch and Me                                           Gutman, Dan
        R                                                                                               time with the players)
                                                                                                        Great historical fiction (these books all travel back in the
                      Shoeless Joe and Me                                    Gutman, Dan
        R                                                                                               time with the players)
        R             Zeely                                                  Hamilton, Virginia
        R             Junebug                                                Mead, Alice                Book about a boy growing up in New Haven
        R             Freaky Friday                                          Rodgers, Mary
                      The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope, Third Grade
                                                                             Stanley, George            This is the first in the Third-Grade Detective series
        R             Detectives #1
        R             Looking for Red                                        Angela Johnson
        R             How Things Work                                        Ardley, Neil
        R             Frindle                                                Clements, Andrew
        R             Johnny's in the Basement                               Sachar, Louis
        R             The Stray                                              Smith, Dick King
        S             How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay                      Alvarez, Julia
        S             Poppy                                                  Avi
                                                                                                        Great series- this is the first in a series. Other titles
                      Dear Dumb Diary #1: Let's Pretend this Never
                                                                             Benton, Jim                include: Dear Dumb Diary #2: My Pants are Haunted,
                      Happened
        S                                                                                               Dear Dumb Diary #3: Am I the Princess or the Frog?
        S             Dear Dumb Diary #2: My Pants are Haunted               Benton, Jim
                      Dear Dumb Diary #3: Am I the Princess or the Frog?     Benton, Jim
        S
        S             Herculeah Jones Mystery: Tarot Says Beware             Byars, Betsy               Second title in the Herculeah Jones Mystery series
        S             Herculeah Jones Mystery: The Dark Stairs               Byars, Betsy               First title in the Herculeah Jones Mystery series
        S             Sahara Special                                         Codell, Esme Raji
        S             Matilda                                                Dahl, Roald                Both boys and girls are interested in these books
        S             The Twits                                              Dahl, Roald                Both boys and girls are interested in these books
                                                                                                        Great historical fiction (these books all travel back in the
                      Babe and Me                                            Gutman, Dan
        S                                                                                               time with the players)
        S             Diary of a Wimpy Kid                                   Kinney, Jeff
        S             Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2: Rodrick Rules                 Kinney, Jeff
        S             Darnell Rock Reporting                                 Myers, Walter Dean
                      The Boys Start the War (Book 1 in The Boys Start the
                                                                             Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds   First in the "Boys Start the War" Series
        S             War Series)
        S             The Girls Get Even                                     Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds   Second in the "Boys Start the War" Series
        S             Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School                Sachar, Louis
        S             The Wright 3                                           Balliet, Blue
        S             On My Honor                                            Bauer, Marion
        S             Things Hoped For                                       Clements, Andrew
        S             Sahara Special                                         Codell, Esme Raji
                      Jack's Black Book: What Happens When You Flunk an
                                                                             Gantos, Jack
        S             IQ Test?
        S             Journey to Jo'Burg                                     Beverly Naidoo
        S             The Borrowers                                          Norton, Mary
        S             More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School           Sachar, Louis
        S             Inheritance Book 1:Eragon                              Paolini, Christopher       First book in the "Inheritance" series
        T             Blubber                                                Blume, Judy                Great book about bullying among girls
        T             A Week in the Woods                                    Clements, Andrew
        T             The Tiger Rising                                       DiCamillo, Kate            Also wrote Because of Winn-Dixie , great writing
        T             Only the Lonely - From the Files of Madison Finn       Dower, Laura               First in the "Madison Finn" series for girls
        T             Toby Scudder, King of the School                       Gifaldi, David             Great for boys
        T             The Agony of Alice                                     Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds   First in the Alice series, good, older series for girls
                                                                                                        Great Latino coming of age story (author of Esperanza
                      Becoming Naomi Leon                                    Ryan, Pam Munoz
        T                                                                                               Rising)
        T             Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret                   Blume, Judy
        T             Bucking the Sarge                                      Curtis, Christopher Paul
                                                                                                        First title in a funny, 4-book series, relatable for boys
                      Joey Pigza Loses Control                               Gantos, Jack
                                                                                                        (particularly reluctant readers), talks about life with ADHD
        T
        T             Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key                           Gantos, Jack               Third title in the Joey Pigza series
        T             The Clique                                             Harrison, Lisi             1st in the Clique Series - a popular series for girls
        T             The Clique #2: Best Friends for Never                  Harrison, Lisi             2nd in the Clique Series - a popular series for girls
                                                                                                        Includes: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; The
                                                                                                        Horse and His Boy; The Last Battle; The Magician's
                      The Chronicles of Narnia Set                           Lewis, C.S.
                                                                                                        Nephew; Prince Caspian; The Silver Chair; The Voyage of
        T                                                                                               the Dawn Treader
                                                                                                        Takes on the difficult topics of sexual abuse and race in an
                      I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This                        Woodsen, Jacqueline
        T                                                                                               eloquent and heart-wrenching way
        T             Cousins                                                Hamilton, Virginia
                      Public Enemy Number Two (Diamond Brother's
                                                                             Horowitz, Anthony          2nd in Diamond Brother's Series
        T             Mysteries)
        T             The Falcon's Malteser (Diamond Brother's Mysteries)    Horowitz, Anthony          1st in Diamond Brother's Series
        T             Midnight for Charlie Bone (Red King #1)                Nimmo, Jenny
        U             The Summer of the Swans                                Byars, Betsy
        U             Lunch Money                                            Clements, Andrew
        U             The Tale of Despereaux                                 DiCamillo, Kate            Also wrote Because of Winn-Dixie , great writing
        U             Julie of the Wolves                                    George, Jean Craighead
        U             The Bungalow Mystery, Nancy Drew #3                    Keene, Carolyn             This is the third book in the original Nancy Drew Series.
                      The Hidden Staircase, Nancy Drew #2                    Keene, Carolyn             This is the second book in the original Nancy Drew Series
        U
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level after level Z                           Title                                           Author                              Comments
         U            The Secret of the Old Clock, Nancy Drew #1             Keene, Carolyn            This is the first book in the original Nancy Drew Series.
         U            Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner                    Myers, Walter Dean
         U            Loser                                                  Spinelli, Jerry
         U            Report to the Principal's Office                       Spinelli, Jerry
         U            The Secret School                                      Avi
         U            The B.F.G.                                             Dahl, Roald
         U            Bang                                                   Flake, Sharon
                                                                                                       Talks about how being materialistic isn’t the best because
                      Money Hungry
        U                                                                    Flake, Sharon             of relationships you lose, etc.
        U             Heaven                                                 Johnson, Angela
        U             The Best Christmas Pageant Ever                        Robinson, Barbara
                      A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 1: The Bad
                                                                             Snicket, Lemony           1st in Popular 13-book series.
        U             Beginning
                      A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 2: The Reptile
                                                                             Snicket, Lemony           2nd in Popular 13-book series.
        U             Room
                      A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 3: The Wide
                                                                             Snicket, Lemony           3rd in Popular 13-book series.
        U             Window
                      A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 4: The Miserable
                                                                             Snicket, Lemony           4th in Popular 13-book series.
        U             Mill
        U             The Mediator #1: Shadow Land                           Cabot, Meg                1st in series. Great for girls.
        U             The Mediator #2: Ninth Key                             Cabot, Meg                2nd in series. Great for girls.
        U             The Mediator #3: Reunion                               Cabot, Meg                3rd in series. Great for girls.
                                                                                                       Compilation of some of the most powerful writings of
                      The Power of Their Words                               Hudson, Wade
        U                                                                                              African Americans over the course of American history
                                                                                                       2nd in VERY popular Pendragon series. Popular with boys
                      The Lost City of Fear (Pendragon #2)                   MacHale, D.J.
        U                                                                                              who are higher readers.
                                                                                                       1st in VERY popular Pendragon series. Popular with boys
                      The Merchant of Death (Pendragon #1)                   MacHale, D.J.
        U                                                                                              who are higher readers.
                                                                                                       3rd in VERY popular Pendragon series. Popular with boys
                      The Never War (Pendragon #3)                           MacHale, D.J.
        U                                                                                              who are higher readers.
        U             Cirque du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare                 Shan, Darren              1st in Cirque du Freak Series
        U             Cirque Du Freak #2: The Vampire's Assistant            Shan, Darren              2nd in Cirque du Freak Series
        U             Hush                                                   Woodson, Jacqueline
        U             #1 - Ragweed                                           Avi                       1st in The Poppy Stories series
        V             One More River                                         Banks, Lynne Reid
        V             Heat                                                   Lupica, Mike              Sports Story
        V             Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets                Rowling, J.K.             Second title in the Harry Potter Series
        V             Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone                  Rowling, J.K.             First title in the Harry Potter Series
        V             Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?                    Spinelli, Jerry
        V             Who Ran My Underwear Up The Flagpole                   Spinelli, Jerry
        V             True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle                    Avi
        V             Windcatcher                                            Avi
                      Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of
                                                                             Canfield, Jack
        V             Change
                                                                                                       First in the "Drama High" series. Other titles include:
                      Drama High: The Fight                                  Divine, L.
        V                                                                                              "Second Chance" and "Jayd's Legacy."
        V             The Music of Dolphins                                  Hesse, Karen
        V             The Star of Kazan                                      Ibbotson, Eva
        V             Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban               Rowling, J.K.
        V             A Matter of Trust (Bluford High Series #2)             Schraff, Anne             2nd in Bluford High Series
                                                                                                       This series focuses on female characters. This series is
                      Lost and Found (Bluford High Series #1)                Schraff, Anne             paired with a Bluford High series by Paul Langan, which
        V                                                                                              focuses on male characters
        V             Secrets in the Shadows (Bluford High Series #3)        Schraff, Anne             3rd in Bluford High Series
        V             Someone to Love Me (Bluford High Series #4)            Schraff, Anne             4th in Bluford High Series
        V             Chasing Vermeer                                        Balliet, Blue
        V             Begging for Change                                     Flake, Sharon
        V             Inkdeath                                               Funke, Cornelia
        V             Inkheart                                               Funke, Cornelia           Great fantasy novel
        V             Inkspell                                               Funke, Cornelia
                                                                                                       Myers is an incredible writer of adolescent literature,
                      Game                                                   Myers, Walter Dean
        V                                                                                              especially for black boys
                      The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson & The Olympians
                                                                             Philbrick, Rodman         Second in the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series
        V             series
                      The Lightening Thief: Percy Jackson & The Olympians                              First in the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series,
                                                                             Riordan, Rick
        V             series                                                                           Mythology loved by kids at all levels
        V             Vampire Kisses                                         Schreiber, Ellen          First in the "Vampire Kisses" series
        V             Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins                      Schreiber, Ellen
        V             Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville                         Schreiber, Ellen
        V             A Series of Unfortunate Events series                  Snickett, Lemony
        V             The Afterlife                                          Soto, Gary
        V             Cubanita                                               Triana, Gaby
        V             Blue Tights                                            Williams-Garcia, Rita
        V             Twisted                                                Anderson, Laurie Halse
        V             Rumble Fish                                            Hinton, S.E.              If scholars like The Outsiders , they will love this!
        V             Gatekeepers: Raven's Gate                              Horowitz, Anthony         First title in the "Gatekeepers" series
        W             Warrior Angel                                          Lipsyte, Robert
        W             Slam!                                                  Myers, Walter Dean
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level after level Z                            Title                                 Author                              Comments
                                                                                                Absolutely hilarious book that boys and girls enjoy; great
                      Freak the Mighty                                 Philbrick, Rodman        for read-alouds, think alouds, and potentially a whole class
        W                                                                                       novel
        W             Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows             Rowling, J.K.
        W             Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire              Rowling, J.K.
        W             Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince           Rowling, J.K.
        W             Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix        Rowling, J.K.
        W             Goosebumps #1 Welcome To Dead House              Stine, R.L.              1st in series
        W             Goosebumps #2 Stay Out of the Basement           Stine, R.L.              2nd in series
        W             The Black Cauldron                               Alexander, Lloyd         Book 2 of Prydain Chronicles
        W             The Book of Three                                Alexander, Lloyd         Book 1 of Prydain Chronicles
        W             The Castle of Llyr                               Alexander, Lloyd         Book 3 of Prydain Chronicles
                                                                                                1st in 4 book series – good for girls, appropriate content for
                      #1 - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants       Brashares, Ann
        W                                                                                       7/8 grade
                                                                                                2nd in 4 book series – good for girls, appropriate content
                      #2 - The Second Summer of the Sisterhood         Brashares, Ann
        W                                                                                       for 7/8 grade
                      #3 - Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the                              3rd in 4 book series – good for girls, appropriate content
                                                                       Brashares, Ann
        W             Sisterhood                                                                for 7/8 grade
                      #4 - Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the                            4th in 4 book series – good for girls, appropriate content
                                                                       Brashares, Ann
        W             Sisterhood                                                                for 7/8 grade
        W             Romiette & Julio                                 Draper, Sharon
        W             Tears of a Tiger                                 Draper, Sharon
        W             City of Ember                                    Duprau, Jeanna           Dystopian sci-fi for lovers of The Giver
        W             The Skin I’m In                                  Flake, Sharon
        W             Ark Angel (Alex Rider Series)                    Horowitz, Anthony        First in the "Alex Rider" series
        W             Cut                                              McCormick, Patricia
        W             Breaking Dawn                                    Meyer, Stephanie
        W             Eclipse                                          Meyer, Stephanie         Book 3
        W             New Moon                                         Meyer, Stephanie         Book 2
        W             Twighlight                                       Meyer, Stephanie         Book 1 in a 4-book Vampire Romance series
        W             Uglies Trilogy #1: The Uglies                    Westerfield, Scott       1st in series.
        W             Uglies Trilogy #2: Pretties                      Westerfield, Scott       2nd in series.
        W             Uglies Trilogy #3: Specials                      Westerfield, Scott       3rd in series.
        W             The House You Pass on the Way                    Woodson, Jacqueline
        W             Dragon’s Gate                                    Yep, Lawrence            Great action and adventure sequences
        W             Dragon’s Wings                                   Yep, Lawrence            Great action and adventure sequences
        W             Catalyst                                         Anderson, Laurie Halse
        W             Captain Grey                                     Avi
        W             Crispin: The Cross of Lead                       Avi
        W             Nothing But the Truth                            Avi
        W             Red Prophet                                      Card, Orson, Scott
        W             Ironman                                          Crutcher, Christopher
        W             City of Ember                                    Deprau, Jeanne
        W             The People of Sparks                             Deprau, Jeanne
        W             The Prophet of Yonwood                           Deprau, Jeanne
        W             Gatekeepers: Evil Star                           Horowitz, Anthony        Second title in the "Gatekeepers" series
        W             Inheritance Book 2: Eldest                       Paolini, Christopher     Second book in the "Inheritance" series
        W             Maizon at Blue Hill                              Woodson, Jacqueline
        X             Artemis Fowl #2: The Arctic Incident             Colfer, Eoin             2nd in Artemis Fowl Series
        X             Artemis Fowl 1                                   Colfer, Eoin             1st in Artemis Fowl Series
        X             Artemis Fowl 3: The Eternity Code                Colfer, Eoin             3rd in Artemis Fowl Series
        X             Darkness Before Dawn                             Draper, Sharon
        X             November Blues                                   Draper, Sharon
        X             Arilla Sun Down.                                 Hamilton, Virginia
        X             Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush                     Hamilton, Virginia
        X             Jacob Have I Loved                               Patterson, Katherine
                                                                                                1st in a popular series. Not of the greatest quality, but
                      Gossip Girl #1                                   von Ziegesar, Cecily
        X                                                                                       popular with students who watch the show
                                                                                                2nd in a popular series. Not of the greatest quality, but
                                                                       von Ziegesar, Cecily
        X             Gossip Girl #2: You Know You Love Me                                      popular with students who watch the show
        X             Every Time a Rainbow Dies                        Williams-Garcia, Rita
        X             No Laughter Here                                 Williams-Garcia, Rita
        X             Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time                    Yee, Lisa                Great basketball boy story
                                                                                                Deals with the incredibly important topic of rape in an
                      Speak                                            Anderson, Laurie Halse
        X                                                                                       eloquent and insightful way
        X             Warriors Don’t Cry                               Beales, Melba
        X             Al Capone Does My Shirts                         Choldenko, Gennifer
        X             High Wizardry                                    Duane, Diane             Another in the series, good for advanced readers
        X             So You Want to Be a Wizard                       Duane, Diane             One in a series, good for advanced readers
        X             A Girl Named Disaster                            Farmer, Nance
        X             Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye                     Lowry, Lois
        Y             Bird                                             Johnson, Angela
        Y             The First Part Last                              Johnson, Angela
        Y             Messenger                                        Lowry, Lois
        Y             Travel Time                                      Lupica, Mike             Sports Story
        Y             The Face on the Milk Carton                      Cooney, Caroline
        Y             Whatever Happened to Janie?                      Cooney, Caroline
        Y             Acceleration                                     McNamee, Graham
        Y             Milkweed                                         Spinelli, Jerry
        Y             Jason and Kyra                                   Davidson, Dana
    FP Level*
 Includes grade
level after level Z                           Title                            Author                                  Comments

                                                                                             First in a futuristic series. Highly engaging for more
                      Shadow Children: Among the Hidden          Peterson, Margaret Haddix   advanced readers. Other titles include: Among the
                                                                                             Imposters, Among the Betrayed, and Among the Barons
        Z
        Z             Buddy's Song                               Curtis, Christopher Paul
        Z             The Brave                                  Lipsyte, Robert
        Z             Monster                                    Myers, Walter Dean
        Z             Forged by Fire                             Draper, Sharon
        Z             Summer of My German Soldier                Greene, Bette
        Z             Autobiography of My Dead Brother           Myers, Walter Dean          Classic Myers with great illustrations
                                                                                             Myers is an incredible writer of adolescent literature,
                      Scorpions                                  Myers, Walter Dean
        Z                                                                                    especially for black boys
        Z             The Amber Spyglass                         Pullman, Philip             3rd in a 3-book series
        Z             The Broken Bridge                          Pullman, Philip
        Z             The Golden Compass                         Pullman, Philip             1st in a 3-book series
        Z             The Subtle Knife                           Pullman, Philip             2nd in a 3-book series
        Z             #1 - The Fellowship of the Ring            Tolkien, J.R.               1st in Lord of the Rings Series
        Z             #2 - The Two Towers                        Tolkien, J.R.
        Z             Millicent Min, Girl Genius                 Yee, Lisa
        Z             Prom                                       Anderson, Laurie Halse
        Z             Tyrell                                     Booth, Coe
        Z             Ender's Game                               Card, Orson, Scott
        Z             Hole in My Life                            Gantos, Jack                Life of a young convict
        Z             Letters to a Young Brother                 Harper, Hill
        Z             Son of the Mob                             Korman, Gordon
        Z             The Bluest Eye                             Morrison, Toni              High content and reading level
        Z             Imani All Mine                             Porter, Connie              Memoir of a young mother
        Z             Bodega Dreams: A Novel                     Quinonez, Ernesto
        Z             Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging   Rennison, Louise
        Z             Show Way                                   Woodson, Jacqueline         Any title by her, 8th grade girls will love
        Z+            Seventh Son                                Card, Orson, Scott
        Z+            Speaker for the Dead                       Card, Orson, Scott
        Z+            8+1                                        Cormier, Robert             Funny short stories about adolescents
                        Title                                          Author                             Comments
Poetry in Motion (High School Musical, Stories from
East High)                                            Alfonsi, Alice
                                                                                  A popular biography series, other titles include: Kanye
Alicia Keys (Blue Banner Biographies)                 Bankston, John              West, Nancy Pelosi, Lance Armstrong, Rita Williams-
                                                                                  Garcia
Crush-Tastic! (Hannah Montana)                        Beechwood, Beth
                                                      Beechwood, Beth
Keeping Secrets (Hannah Montana)
                                                                                  One of many, non-fiction "On the Court" books that
On the Court with Michael Jordan                      Christopher, Matt
                                                                                  students enjoy
On the Field with Mia Hamm                            Christopher, Matt

Super Bowl: Forty Years of Amazing                    Christopher, Matt

The Humger Games                                      Suzanne Collins             Book #1

Catching Fire                                         Suzanne Collins             Book #2

Mockingjay                                            Suzanne Collins             Book #3

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane               DiCamillo, Kate             Also wrote Because of Winn-Dixie , great writing

                                                                                  While not great writing, it does motivate reluctant boy
The Dark Hand Return: Jack Chan Adventures            Dunlap & Grosset
                                                                                  readers
The Dark Hand: Jackie Chan Adventures Book 1          Dunlap & Grosset            While not great writing, it does motivate reluctant boy
Broadway Dreams (High School Musical Stories from                                 readers
East High)                                            Grace, N.B.
Get Your Vote On! (High School Musical Stories from
East High)                                            Grace, N.B.
Joshua's Song                                         Harlow, Joan Hiatt
Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary, Jamestown,                               One of many in the "My America" series, great history
                                                      Hermes, Patricia
Virginia, 1609                                                                    focus
Totally Crushed!: Lizzie McGuire Series #2            Jones, Jasmine & TK         Second title in the "Lizzie McGuire" Series
When Moms Attack: Lizzie McGuire Series #1            Jones, Jasmine & TK         First title in the "Lizzie McGuire" Series
                                                                                  These books are a new twist on the original Nancy Drew
Sleepover Sleuths (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #1) Keene, Carolyn                series. This is the first in the "Clue Crew" series, great for
                                                                                  girls.
Seeing Green (Hannah Montana)                         King, M.C.
                                                                                  First book in a mystery series, other titles include: Proof
Spy X: The Code                                       Lerangis, Peter
                                                                                  Positive, Tunnel Vision
Miracle on 49th Street                                Lupica, Mike                Sports Story
Red Zone                                              Lupica, Mike                Sports Story
The Big Field                                         Lupica, Mike                Sports Story
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys            Madaras, Lynda
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls           Madaras, Lynda
Declaration of Independence, The                      Mazer, Anne                 This is the second book in the series, relatable stories.
Every Cloud has a Silver Lining, Abby Hayes #1        Mazer, Anne                 This is the first book in the series, relatable stories.
Junebug and the Reverend                              Mead, Alice                 Sequel to book about a boy growing up in New Haven
Amber: The Orange Fairy (Rainbow Magic: The                                       This is the second book in the Rainbow Magic Series,
                                                      Meadows, Daisy
Rainbow Fairies #2)                                                               great for low readers
Ruby: The Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow                                   This is the first book in the Rainbow Magic Series, great for
                                                      Meadows, Daisy
Fairies #1)                                                                       lower readers
Amelia's 5th Grade Notebook                           Moss, Marissa               One book in the 18-book "Amelia's Notebook" collection
Amelia's Notebook                                     Moss, Marissa               One book in the 18-book "Amelia's Notebook" collection
Under the Stars (High School Musical: Stories from
East High)                                            Perelman-Bernstein, Helen
                                                                                  Great historical fiction (this books takes place during
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule                          Robinet, Harriette Gillem
                                                                                  reconstruction)
The Case of the Missing Pumpkins (Calendar Club                                   First in the "Calendar Club Mysteries:" great for struggling
                                                      Star, Nancy
Mysteries #1)                                                                     readers
The Case of the Thanksgiving Thief (Calendar Club
                                                      Star, Nancy                 Second in the series: great for struggling readers
Mysteries #2)
Cars and Superstars (Hannah Montana)                 Taylor, Julie
Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary, Kentucky to Ohio,                                    One of many in the "My America" series, great history
                                                     Wyeth, Sharon Dennis
1857                                                                                 focus
The Logan Series #1: Melody                          Andrews, V.C.                   1st in the Logan Series
Beacon Street Girls #1: Worst Enemies/Best Friends   Bryant, Annie                   1st in the popular series for girls
Beacon Street Girls #2: Bad News/Good News           Bryant, Annie                   2nd in the popular series for girls
Airhead                                              Cabot, Meg
Big Boned (Heather Wells Mysteries)                  Cabot, Meg
Boy Meets Girl                                       Cabot, Meg
Jinx                                                 Cabot, Meg
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched (Queen of Babble)       Cabot, Meg
Bud, Not Buddy                                       Curtis, Christopher Paul
Mr. Chickee's Funny Money                            Curtis, Christopher Paul
Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission                          Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Savage Stone Age                                 Deary, Terry and Martin Brown   Part of "Horrible Histories" series
Vicious Vikings and Measly Middle Ages               Deary, Terry and Martin Brown   Part of "Horrible Histories" series
Money (Eyewitness Book Series)                       DK Publishing
                                                                                     Titles include: Ocean, American Revolution, Seashore,
Ocean (Eyewitness Book Series)                       DK Publishing                   Money, Fish, Earth, Knight, Mythology, Baseball, Bird, Wild
                                                                                     West, Horse, Insect, Future, Train, Ecology
Roberto Clemente: Young Ball Player (Childhood of                                    Part of the Childhood of Famous Americans Series. Other
                                                     Dunham, Montrew
Famous Americans)                                                                    popular titles include: Ray Charles, Rosa Parks
The Coming Storm, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack
                                                     Kidd, Rob                       1st in series, great for those readers who like action
Sparrow #1
The Siren Song, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack
                                                     Kidd, Rob                       2nd in series, great for those readers who like action
Sparrow #2
Run for Your Life                                    Levy, Marilyn
The Willoughbys                                      Lowry, Lois
LeBron James: The Rise of a Star                     Morgan, David Lee Jr.
Game                                                 Myers, Walter Dean
Frost Bites                                          Ogden, Charles                  2nd in the "Edgar and Ellen" series
Rare Beasts                                          Ogden, Charles                  1st in the "Edgar and Ellen" series
The Adventures of Captain Underpants                 Pilkey, Dav                     1st in a VERY popular series
Stanley Yelnats Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake    Sachar, Louis
Life in Prison                                       Williams, Stanley "Tookie"      Author's account of life in prison
The Logan Series #1: Heartsong                                                       2nd in the Logan Series
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian          Alexie, Sherman
Athletic Shorts                                      Crutcher, Chris
The Fire Thief                                       Deary, Terry
Copper Sun                                           Draper, Sharon
Igraine The Brave                                    Funke, Cornelia
Princess, A Pirate, And One Wild Brother             Funke, Cornelia
God Don't Like Ugly                                  Monroe, Mary
Maximum Ride series                                  Patterson, James
A Child Called It                                    Pelzer, David
A Man Named Dave                                     Pelzer, David                   Sequel to A Child Called It
Lost Boy                                             Pelzer, David
Imani All Mine                                       Porter, Connie                  Memoir of a young mother
Allen Iverson: Fear No One                           Smallwood, John
Between Madison and Palmetto                         Woodson, Jacqueline
Feathers                                             Woodson, Jacqueline
Maizon at Blue Hill                                  Woodson, Jacqueline
Show Way                                             Woodson, Jacqueline
How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Best
                                                     DeVillers, Julia
Seller
We Beat the Street                                   Draper, Sharon
Life is Funny                                        Frank, E.R.
Desire Lines                                         Gantos, Jack                    Takes on the topic of homosexual relationships
Toning the Sweep                                     Johnson, Angela
The Color of Water                                   McBride, James                  Sophisticated content but reading level isn’t that difficult
Flavor of the Week                                   Shaw, Tucker                    Love-triangle story
Blinded: An Urban Tale                               Williams, KaShamba
Redemption                                           Williams, Stanley "Tookie"      Memoir of a gang member
Feathers                                             Woodson, Jacqueline
The House You Pass on the Way   Woodson, Jacqueline

				
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