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Great Books to Read!

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

    You should read this book because it is a story unlike any you have read.  It is told in both words and pictures, and it focuses on the life of Hugo Cabret, an orphan living in a clock tower of a Paris train station.  Very imaginative, beautifully written, and truly a heart-felt read!  Give it a try!   (Recommended by Mrs. Chambers)

     

    Wonder by R. J. Palacio

    You should read this book because you will never forget the main character, Auggie Pullman.  Born with a facial anomaly, Auggie has been homeschooled all his life, until now.  Follow Auggie on his adventures as he navigates fifth grade.  This is a great book about family, friendship, loyalty, and respecting differences.  Everyone should read this book!  (Recommended by Mrs. Chambers)

     

    The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

    You should read this book because it is full of adventure, has lots of mishaps and a happy ending.  (Recommended by A. S.)

     

    Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

    You should read this book because it's a fantastic historical fiction novel about a girl named Isabelle who's a slave in the period of time right before the Revolutionary War, and has to serve a cruel master while struggling to keep her younger sister safe.  (Recommended by P. E.)

     

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

    You should read this book because it is full of adventures, it is mysterious, and has very interesting details.  (Recommended by N. B.)

     

    Pegasus:  The Flame of Olympus by Kate O'Hearn

    You should read this book because it has really good details, and it also has a very enjoyable storyline.  (Recommended by A. T.)

     

    The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

    You should read this series because it is very captivating, and the author of the books tells us not to read it.  (Recommended by E. M.)

    You should read this series because it's about three orphans whose parents died in a fire, and they try to escape Count Olaf's clutches because he wants the fortune their parents left behind.  (Recommended by H. G.)

     

    Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

    You should read this book because it is really interesting, and it talks about how a boy survives in the wild with only a hatchet.  (Recommended by P. M.)

     

    Holes by Louis Sachar

    You should read this book because I really enjoyed it and I think and hope you will like it, too.  (Recommended by S. M.)

     

    Drama by Raina Telgemier

    You should read this book because it is so much fun and romantic!  It's so funny and has cliff-hangers.  It's about a girl named Callie who loves drama class.  They are putting on a play called "Moon Over Mississippi" on which she helps build the set.  She falls in love when she meets twin brothers, and she does what she likes.  (Recommended by A. S.)

     

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

    You should read this book because it shows how a family goes on vacation when it's Christmas.  (Recommended by H. A.)

     

    Sisters by Raina Tegemier

    You should read this book because it is about showing love for your siblings and your families.  The author, Raina, spends a week in the car with her sister and brother, with her mom driving, and learns to love them.  (Recommended by A. S.)

     

    To All the Boys I Have Loved Before by Jenny Han

    You should read this book because it is so funny at times, but it's also really full of emotion.  There is a movie, too!  (Recommended by A. M. )

     

    How to Train Your Dragon Series by Cresida Cowel

    You should read this series because it is so interesting and exciting.  It has lots of humor and adventures.  (Recommended by S. T.)

     

    Trading Places by Claudia Mills

    You should read this book because it tells the story about how the lives of a twin brother and sister change by just a simple school project.  This book is way more meaningful than it seems.  Try it out!  (Recommended by J. S.)

     

    The Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

    You should read this book because it is so funny and so relatable especially if you're in middle school!  (Recommended by S. K.)  

    You should read this book because it is about a messed up vacation with a boy and his family which didn't go as planned. (Recommended by H. A.)

     

    Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

    You should read this book because it is a page-turner.  You will not be able to put it down!  Set in a small town during World War II, narrator Annabelle's quiet life changes drastically when a dark-hearted city girl moves in with her grandparents.  Full of twists and mysteries, sometimes harsh, always thought-provoking.  It's a book that will stay with you for a long time.  (Recommended by Mrs. Chambers)

     

    Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

    You should read this book because it is about a boy who is being bullied.  He joins art and news clubs and he finds friends who protect him.  (Recommended by A. S.)

     

    The Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

    You should read this book because it is about a little boy who has to listen to his brother everytime his parents leave and when his parents are with him.  (Recommended by H. A.)

     

    O C Daniel by Wesley King

    You should read this because it is a fictional book about a boy who has OCD, and his life changes when he meets a girl who also has OCD.  (Recommended by A. S.)

     

    War Cross by Marie Lu

    You should read this book because it is action-packed and really fun.  It is a story about a girl who suffers from losses and harsh living when her idol, Hideo Tunaka, calls her to come to Tokyo, Japan. . . (Recommended by E. R.)

     

    Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    You should read this book because it is very funny and it's adventure-packed. (Recommended by A. K.)

     

    Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

    You should read this book if you are a fan of Wolf Hollow (by the same author).  This book is about Crow, a free-spirited girl growing up on a tiny, beautiful island off the coast of Massachusetts.  But who is Crow?  How did she come to be adopted by Osh, the kind man who rescued her from a small boat when she was a baby?  Who were her parents?  Where did she come from?  These are all mysteries that unravel in this great, adventurous read!  (Recommended by Mrs. Chambers)

     

    13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

    You should read this book because it is a great book with amazing details about a heart-breaking girl. (Recommended by S. T.)

     

    Shadow Magic by Joshua Kahn

    You should read this book because it is full of magic and adventure.  It can be a little dark at times, for this book is set in a kingdom where necromancers rule, as well as being a murder mystery.  Kingdoms, forbidden magic, giant bats, and charismatic heroes are only a few amazing features in this series.  (Recommended by A. W.)

     

    Becoming by Michelle Obama

    You should read this book because it is really good, and it explains what it is like to be the wife of the US President.  (Recommended by E. M.)

     

    The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

    You should read this book because it talks about the Maine hermit, Chris Knight, and how solitude affected him and how solitude, or lack of it, affects us humans as social animals.  (Recommended by H. H.)