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CSD Summer Reading

So Many Books...So Little Time

Along with the lists below, here are some other great places to look for books:

The Reading Olympics lists which can be found below.
What Should I Read Next- a great website to give suggestions based on books you've already read. 
Which Book-Another website based on styles you like to read. 
KidsRead- A great place to look at book reviews and other author and title suggestions. 
Common Sense Media as well as their list of 50 Books Every Kid Should Read Before They're 12

Remember that you are allowed to read anything of your choice for your summer reading. These are merely suggestions to get you started. 

Suggested Reading

Great Stand Alone Novels

  • Acceleration by Graham McNamee
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Convergence by Stan Lee
  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  • From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot
  • Because of Mr. Terrupt by Rob Buyea
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Deaver
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Under Locker and Key by Allison Hymas
  • The Principal's Underwear is Missing by Holly Kowitt
  • The Flinkwater Factor by Pete Hautman
  • Genevieve's War by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • The Hired Girl by Laura Schlitz
  • Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills

Great Series

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympiansby Rick Riordan
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
  • 39 Clues by Various Authors
  • Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Childrenby Ransom Riggs
  • The Last Apprentice by John Delaney
  • Middle School by James Patterson
  • Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
  • The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
  • I Survived by Lauren Tarshis
  • The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
  • Warriors by Erin Hunter
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • League of Seven by Alan Gratz
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Great Graphic Novels

  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan
  • Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
  • Groot by Jeff Loveness
  • March by John Lewis
  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • Olympians by George O'Connor
  • Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • My Boyfriend is a Monster by Dan Jolley
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Bone by Jeff Smith
  • The Babysitter's Club by Raina Telgemeier
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Nancy Drew by Stephan Petrucha
  • Hatter M by Frank Beddor

Great Nonfiction

  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickman
  • Titanic: Voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • How They Croaked: The awful ends of the awfully famous by Georgia Bragg
  • Chew on This: Everything you don't want to know about fast food by Eric Schlosser
  • Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler's shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Amelia Lost: The life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
  • Caludette Colvin: Twice toward justice by Phillip Hoose
  • Temple Grandin: How the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery
  • Soul Surfer: A true story of faith, family and the fight to get back on the board by Bethany Hamilton

Great Authors

  • Jack Gantos
  • James Patterson
  • Tim Green
  • Dan Gutman
  • Ally Carter
  • Avi
  • Roald Dahl
  • Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Mary Downing Hahn
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Gary Paulsen
  • Caroline Cooney