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IS Reading List

Author Title
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem Becoming Kareem
Abelove, Joan Go and Come Back, Say It Out Loud
Alexander, Kwame Crossover, Rebound, Solo
Anderson. L. H. Speak, Fever 1793, Chains
Anderson, M.T. Burger Wuss, Feed, Symphony for the City of the Dead
Anonymous Go Ask Alice; Annie's Baby
Asher, Jay Thirteen Reasons Why
Bagdasarian, A. First French Kiss
Bauer, J. Squashed; Rules of the Road ; Hope Was Here; Stand Tall
Bausum, Ann Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
Beatty, Patricia Turn Homeward, Hanalee (others)*
Benjamin, Ali The Thing About Jellyfish
Bloor, Edward Tangerine
Blume, Judy Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret, Deenie, Forever (others)
Bolden, Tonya Pathfinders: The Journey of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls
Bowling, Dusti Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Brashares, Ann Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (series)
Brook, Bruce The Moves Make the Man
Brown, Daniel The Boys in the Boat (Young Reader's Edition)
Brown, Don Drowned City
Bunting, Eve Blackwater
Butler, Octavia Kindred
Cabot, M. The Princess Diaries (series)
Cather, Willa My Antonia*
Chevalier, Tracy Girl With Pearl Earring
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None, Death on the Nile (and others)
Clements, A. Things Not Seen
Connor, Leslie The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, Waiting for Normal (others)
Coman, Carolyn Many Stones
Conford, Ellen Crush
Cormier, Robert The Chocolate War; Heroes; Frenchtown Summer
Courtenay, Bryce The Power of One
   
Crew, Linda Children of the River
Crutcher, Chris Ironman, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Whale Talk
Dashner, Janes The Maze Runner (series)
Deuker, Carl On the Devil's Court, Gym Candy, Gutless
Dimaline, Cherie The Marrow Thieves
Dooley, Sarah Ashes to Asheville
Dorris, Michael The Window
Dowell, Frances Dovey Coe
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Sign of Four (and others)
Draper, Sharon Stella by Starlight, Out of My Mind
Dumas, Alexandre The Count of Monte Cristo; The Three Musketeers (R)
Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca; Jamaica Inn; My Cousin Rachel
Engle, Margerita Enchanted Air, Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics
Farmer, Nancy A Girl Named Disaster; The House of the Scorpion, The Eye, the Ear and the Arm
Feinstein, John Foul Trouble, Last Shot (and others in The Sports Beat series)
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, Seedfolks, Seek
Flores-Galbis, Enrique 90 Miles to Havana
Forester, C.S. The African Queen; Hornblower Series
Fox, Paula The Eagle Kite
Francis, Dick Trial Run (and others)
Gaarder, J. Sophie's World; The Solitaire Mystery
Gaiman, Neil Stardust, The Graveyard Book
Gaines, Ernest The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman; A Lesson Before Dying
Gantos, Jack Dead End in Norvelt, The Trouble in Me, Joey Pigza series
Garland, Sherry The Silent Storm
Gemienhart, Dan The Honest Truth, Some Kind of Courage, Scar Island
Gephart, Donna Lily and Dunkin
Gidwitz, Adam The Inquisitor's Tale
Giff, P. Pictures of Hollis Woods
Going, K.L. Fat Kids Rule the World
Gratz, Alan Refugee, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065
Green, John The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Turtles all the Way Down
Greene, Betty Summer of My German Soldier
Gratz, Alan Refugee, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065
Graudin, Ryan Wolf by Wolf
Grimes, Nikki Bronx Masquerade, Words with Wings, Garvey's Choice

 

Haddix, Margaret Uprising, Double Identity, Found (series)
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Hahn, M.D. Look for Me by Moonlight, Stepping on the Cracks, Took
Haley, Alex Roots
Hamilton, Virginia The House of Dies Drear; Sweet Whispers Brother Rush
Hammett, Dashiel The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man
Hartland, Jessie Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
Hautman, Pete Hole in the Sky
Heligman, Deborah Vincent and Theo: The van Gogh Brothers
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, Chomp, Skink No Surrender
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
Hopkinson, Deborah The Great Trouble
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)
Hunt, Lynda M. Fish in a Tree
Hunter, Mollie A Sound of Chariots; Hold On To Love
Hurwin, D. A Time for Dancing
Hyde, Catherine R. Pay it Forward
Jamieson, Victoria Roller Girl
Johnson, Angela Toning the Sweep, Heaven, The First Part Last
Kantor, MacKinlay Andersonville
Kaufman, Amie Illuminae
Keith, Harold Rifles for Waitie*
Kelly, Erin Entrada Hello, Universe, The Land of Forgotten Girls
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
Lai, Thenha Listen Slowly, Inside Out and Back Again
Lee, Sungju Every Falling Star
L'Engle, Madeleine Ring of Endless Light ; Troubling a Star ; And Both Were Young
Levinson, Cynthia and Sanford Fault Lines in the Constitution
Levitin, Sonia Dream Freedom; Room in the Heart
Lewis, John March (series)
Lawrence, Iain Ghost Boy; Lightkeeper's Daughter; The Buccaneers
Lloyd, Natalie Snicker of Magic
London, Jack The Call of the Wild; White Fang (and others)
Lore, Pittacus I am Number Four
Lowery, Lynda B. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Lu, Marie Legend (series)
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
Mayer, Marissa Cinder (series)
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
Medina, Meg Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
Menon, Sandhya When Dimple Met Rishi
Mikaelsen, Ben Touching Spirit Bear
Milford, Kate Greenglass House
Mori, Kyoko Shizuko's Daughter; One Bird
Moriarty, Jaclyn Feeling Sorry For Celia, The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie, A Tangle of Gold
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, Joyce Carol Big Mouth and Ugly Girl; Green Eyes
O'Dell, Scott The Black Pearl; Sing Down the Moon; The Serpent Never Sleeps*
Older, Daniel Jose Shadowshaper
Oneal, Zibby The Language of Goldfish; In Summer Light
Park, Linda Sue When My Name Was Keoko
Oppel, Kenneth The Boundless, Airborn (series)
Parks, Gordon The Learning Tree *
Paterson, Katherine Jacob Have I Loved; Of Nightingales That Weep;The Same Stuff as Stars
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet, Canyons, Liar, Liar, The Winter Room; Lawn Boy
Peck, Richard The River Between Us; Strays Like Us; Fair Weather; The Best Man
Priest, Cherie I am Princess X
Pinkwater, Daniel The Education of Robert Nifkin
Potok, Chaim The Chosen; Zebra and Other Stories
Pullman, Philip The Ruby in the Smoke; The Golden Compass (series), The Book Of Dust
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...
Reynolds, Jason Ghost (Track Series), Long Way Down, All-American Boys
Rinaldi, Ann An Acquaintance with Darkness; The Last Silk Dress *
Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series), Heroes of Olympus (series), Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Rose, Reginald 12 Angry Men
Rowling, J.R. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (series)
Ryan, Pam Munoz The Dreamer, Echo, Esperanza Rising
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
Gary Schmidt Okay for Now, Wednesday Wars, Orbiting Jupiter, Trouble
Sepetys, Ruta Between Shades of Gray, Salt to the Sea
Shaara, Michael Killer Angels *
Sheinkin, Steve Most Dangerous, Undefeated, Bomb
Sheldon, D. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen; My Perfect Life
Shusterman, N. Everlost (series), Unwind (series), Scythe
Slade, Arthur Tribes, Dust
Slater, Dashka The 57 Bus
Sleator, W. The Boxes (others)
Sloan, Holly G. Counting by 7's, Short
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Joy in the Morning
Spinelli, Jerry Milkweed, The Warden's Daughter, Stargirl
Staples, Suzanne F. Dangerous Skies; Shabanu; Shiva's Fire
Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me, Goodbye Stranger
Steinbeck, John The Red Pony; The Pearl
Stevens, Robin Murder is Bad Manners
Stevenson, Noelle Nimona
Stevenson, Robert L. Kidnapped; Treasure Island
Stewart, Mary The Crystal Cave (series)
Stiefvater, Maggie The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys (series), Shiver (series)
Stone, Nik Dear Martin
Stork, Francisco Marcelo in the Real World, The Memory of Light
Sutcliff, Rosemary Frontier Wolf; Warrior Scarlet; The Lantern Bearers
Tashjian, Janet The Gospel According to Larry
Taylor, Mildred Let the Circle Be Unbroken...*; The Land (others)
Taylor, Theodore The Cay, The Bomb, The Weirdo (others)
Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give
Thrash, Maggie Honor Girl
Tolan, Stephanie Surviving the Applewhites
Turner, Pamela Samurai Rising
Twain, Mark The Prince and the Pauper (and others)
Ullman, James Banner in the Sky
Vawter, Vince Paperboy
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
Watson, Renee Piecing Me Together
Westerfield, Scott The Uglies (series),Leviathan (series)
Wolk, Lauren Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea
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, Brown Girl Dreaming
Yancey, Rick The Fifth Wave
Yang, Gene Luen Boxers and Saint, American Born Chinese
Yolen, Jane The Gift of Sarah Barker; Armageddon Summer; Girl in a Cage
Yoon, Nicola Everything, Everything
Zusak, Marcus The Book Thief
Zindel, P. The Pigman (others)

updated 6/14/18