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IS Reading List

Author Title
Abelove, Joan Go and Come Back; Say It Out Loud
Anderson. L. H. Speak ; Fever 1793
Anderson, M.T. Burger Wuss
Anonymous Go Ask Alice; Annie's Baby
Bagdasarian, A. First French Kiss
Bauer, J. Squashed; Rules of the Road ; Hope Was Here; Stand Tall
Beatty, Patricia Turn Homeward, Hanalee (others)*
Bennet, J. Blue Star Rapture
Bloor, Edward Tangerine
Blume, Judy Deenie
Bond, Nancy The Best of Enemies*
Brashares, Ann Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (series)
Brook, Bruce The Moves Make the Man
Bunting, Eve Blackwater
Butler, Octavia Kindred
Cabot, M. The Princess Diaries (series)
Cather, Willa My Antonia*
Chevalier, Tracy Girl With Pearl Earring
Christie, Agatha Death on the Nile (and others)
Clements, A. Things Not Seen
Collier, James With Every Drop of Blood (others)*
Coman, Carolyn Many Stones
Conford, Ellen Crush
Cormier, Robert The Chocolate War; Heroes; Frenchtown Summer
Courtenay, Bryce The Power of One
Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage*
Crew, Linda Children of the River
Crutcher, Chris Athletic Shorts; Ironman
Deuker, Carl On the Devil's Court
Dickinson, Peter A.K. (R); Shadow of a Hero
Doherty, Berlie Daughter of the Sea; Dear Nobody(R)
Dorris, Michael The Window
Dowell, Frances Dovey Coe
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Sign of Four (and others)
Dumas, Alexandre The Count of Monte Cristo; The Three Musketeers (R)
Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca; Jamaica Inn; My Cousin Rachel
Farmer, Nancy A Girl Named Disaster; The House of the Scorpion
Ferris, Jean Love Among the Walnuts; Of Sound Mind; Once Upon a Marigold
Fine, Anne Flour Babies
Flake, Sharon The Skin I'm In, Money Hungry
Fleischman, Paul Whirligig; Mind's Eye; Seek
Forester, C.S. The African Queen; Hornblower Series
Fox, Paula The Eagle Kite
Francis, Dick Trial Run (and others)
Frank, L. Oy, Joy
Fuqua, Jonathan The Reappearance of Sam Webber
Gaarder, J. Sophie's World; The Solitaire Mystery
Gaiman, Neil Stardust
Gaines, Ernest The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman; A Lesson Before Dying *
Garland, Sherry The Silent Storm
Giff, P. Pictures of Hollis Woods
Going, K.L. Fat Kids Rule the World
Greene, Betty Summer of My German Soldier
Grimes, Nikki Jazmin's Notebook; Stepping Out With Grandma Mac
Grum, Shutta Spitting Image
Guy, Rosa The Music of Summer
Haddix, Margaret Just Ella
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Hahn, M.D. Look for Me by Moonlight
Haley, Alex Roots
Hamilton, Virginia The House of Dies Drear; Sweet Whispers Brother Rush
Hammett, Dashiel The Maltese Falcon; The Thin Man
Hautman, Pete Hole in the Sky
Hayes, Daniel The Trouble With Lemons
Hemingway, E. The Old Man and the Sea
Heneghan, James The Grave
Henkes, Kevin Olive's Ocean
Hesse, Karen Phoenix Rising ; Out of the Dust; Witness
Hesser, Terry Kissing Doorknobs
Hewett, L. Dancer
Hiaasen, C. Hoot
Hickman, Homer Rocket Boys
Hillerman, Tony Listening Woman (others)
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders; That Was Then, This is Now (and others)
Holt, Kimberly When Zachary Beaver Came to Town; Keeper of the Night
Horowitz, Anthony Storm Breaker, Eagle Strike (Alex Rider series)
Howe, James The Watcher; The Misfits
Howe, Norma The Adventures of Blue Avenger ; Blue Avenger Cracks the Code
Hunt, Irene Across Five Aprils; Up a Road Slowly (Civil War)*
Hunter, Mollie A Sound of Chariots; Hold On To Love
Hurwin, D. A Time for Dancing
Hyde, Catherine R. Pay it Forward
Isaacs, Anne Torn Thread
Johnson, Angela Toning the Sweep; Heaven; The First Part Last
Jordan, Sherryl The Raging Quiet
Kantor, MacKinlay Andersonville
Keith, Harold Rifles for Waitie*
Keller, Beverly The Amazon Papers
Kerr, M.E. Gentlehands; Linger; Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack (and others)
Kindl, Patrice The Woman in the Wall; Owl in Love; Goose Chase; Lost in the Labyrinth
King, Stephen The Eyes of the Dragon; The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Klass, D. You Don't Know Me
Klause, Annette The Silver Kiss
Kuchler, Silberman My Hundred Children
L'Engle, Madeleine Ring of Endless Light ; Troubling a Star ; And Both Were Young
Levitin, Sonia Dream Freedom; Room in the Heart
Lawrence, Iain Ghost Boy; Lightkeeper's Daughter; The Buccaneers
London, Jack The Call of the Wild; White Fang (and others)
MacInnes, Helen The Salzburg Connection (and others)
Maclean, Alistair Ice Station Zebra; Where Eagles Dare (and others)
Mahy, Margaret Memory; The Tricksters; 24 Hours
Marsden, John Tomorrow, When the War Began; Letters From the Inside
Martin, A. A Corner of the Universe
Martinez, Victor Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida
Mazer, N.F. Silver; After the Rain
McCaughrean, Geraldine The Pirate's Son; Stop the Train
McDonald, Janet Spellbound; Chill Wind
McKinly, Robin A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories; Beauty; Rose Daughter
Mori, Kyoko Shizuko's Daughter; One Bird
Moriarty, Jaclyn Feeling Sorry For Celia
Morgenstern, Susie 3 Days Off
Mosher, Richard Zazoo
Murphy, C. Free Radical
Myers, Walter Dean Fallen Angels; Monster; 145th Street
Na, An A Step From Heaven
Naido, Bev The Other Side of Truth; Out of Bounds
Napoli, Donna Jo Sirena; Stones in the Water
Nolan, Han Dancing on the Edge
Oates, J. Big Mouth and Ugly Girl; Green Eyes
O'Dell, Scott The Black Pearl; Sing Down the Moon; The Serpent Never Sleeps*
Oneal, Zibby The Language of Goldfish; In Summer Light
Park, Linda Sue When My Name Was Keoko
Parks, Gordon The Learning Tree *
Paterson, Katherine Jacob Have I Loved; Of Nightingales That Weep;The Same Stuff as Stars
Paulsen, Gary Canyons; Night John; The Rifle; Soldier's Heart* Transfal Saga
Peck, Richard The River Between Us; Strays Like Us; Fair Weather; Princess Ashley
Peyton, K.M. Blind Beauty
Pinkwater, Daniel The Education of Robert Nifkin
Porter, Tracey Treasures in the Dust
Potok, Chaim The Chosen; Zebra and Other Stories
Pullman, Philip The Ruby in the Smoke; The Broken Bridge
Qualey, Marsha Thin Ice; A Door Near Here
Rawls, Wilson Summer of the Monkeys; Where the Red Fern Grows
Reeder, C. Before the Creeks Ran Red
Rees, C. Witch Child, Pirates
Rennison, Louise Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging; On the Bright Side...
Reuter, B. B. Boys from St. Petri
Rinaldi, Ann An Acquaintance with Darkness; The Last Silk Dress *
Rose, Reginald 12 Angry Men
Roth-Hano, Renee Touchwood
Sacher, Louis Holes
Salisbury, Graham Blue Skin of the Sea; Lord of the Deep; Island Boyz
Satrapi, Marjane Persepolis: The True Story of a Childhood
Shaara, Michael Killer Angels *
Shearer, A. The Great Blue Yonder
Sheldon, D. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen; My Perfect Life
Shusterman, N. The Shadow Club; The Dark Side of Nowhere
Slade, Arthur Tribes, Dust
Sleator, W. The Boxes (others)
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Joy in the Morning
Smith, Sherri L. Lucy the Giant
Spinelli, Jerry Milkweed
Staples, Suzanne F. Dangerous Skies; Shabanu; Shiva's Fire
Steinbeck, John The Red Pony; The Pearl
Stevenson, Robert L. Kidnapped; Treasure Island
Stewart, Mary The Crystal Cave (series)
Sutcliff, Rosemary Frontier Wolf; Warrior Scarlet; The Lantern Bearers
Tashjian The Gospel According to Larry
Taylor, Mildred Let the Circle Be Unbroken...*; The Land (others)
Taylor, Theodore The Bomb; The Wierdo (others)
Tolan, S. Surviving the Applewhites
Townsend The Intruder
Twain, Mark The Prince and the Pauper (and others)
Ullman, James Banner in the Sky
Ure, Jean Plague
Van Draanen, W. Sammy Keyes (series); Flipped
Van Velde, V. Companions of the Night; Never Trust a Dead Man
Voigt, Cynthia The Runner; Jackaroo (others)
Wallace, Rich Wrestling Sturbridge
Wayland, A. Girl Coming in for a Landing
Weaver, Will Hard Ball
Werlin, N. Double Helix; Black Mirror; The Killer's Cousin
Whelan, Gloria Homeless Bird
Wolff, Virginia Bat 6; Make Lemonade; True Believer
Woodson, Jacqueline A Way Out of No Way; If You Come Softly; Miracle's Boys; Hush
Yolen, Jane The Gift of Sarah Barker; Armageddon Summer; Girl in a Cage
Zemser, Amy Beyond the Mango Tree
Zindel, P. The Pigman (others)