6th to 8th Grade

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Juvenile Fiction (J)

J Adams      The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

J Alexander     The Crossover

J Allen      The Line Tender

J Auxier      The Night Gardener

J Avi     The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, or Crispin: The Cross of Lead

J Bartoletti      The Boy Who Dared

J Benjamin     The Thing About Jellyfish or The Next Great Paulie Fink

J Black      Doll Bones

J Bouwman     A Crack in the Sea

J Bradley      The War That Saved My Life

J Brallier      The Last Kids on Earth (series)

J Burg      All the Broken Pieces

J Chainani      School for Good and Evil

J Charbonneau      The Testing (series)

J Collins     Gregor the Overlander

J Cooner      Skinny

J Cooper      The Dark is Rising

J Corbett      The Last Newspaper Boy in America

J Creech      Walk Two Moons (and or) Love that Dog

J Curtis      The Watsons Go To Birmingham (and others)

J Cushman      Ballad of Lucy Whipple (and others)

J De la Cruz      The Isle of the Lost (Descendants series)

J DiCamillo     Beverly, Right Here

J Dowd     The London Eye Mystery

J Dumas      It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel 

J Du Prau     The City of Ember (series)

J Ellis     The Breadwinner

J Flake     The Skin I’m In

J Flanagan      Ranger’s Apprentice (series)

J Funke     The Ghost Knight or Inkheart

J Gaiman      The Graveyard Book

J Gantos     Dead End in Norvelt

J George      My Side of the Mountain

J Gerber     Braced

J Gibbs     Spy School (series)

J Gidwitz     A Tale Dark and Grimm or In a Glass Grimmly (series)

J Giles      The Last Last-Day-of-Summer

J Graff      Far Away

J Gratz      Prisoner B-3087 or Allies

J Hale      Princess Academy, The Goose Girl or Book of a Thousand Days

J Hartman      Seraphina

J Hasak-Lowy      33 Minutes

J Hesse      Witness or Out of the Dust

J Hiranandani     The Night Diary

J Holm      Turtle in Paradise, Penny from Heaven 

J Horowitz     Alex Rider (series) or Gatekeepers (series)

J Hunt     Fish in a Tree or Shouting at the Rain

J Kadohata      Cracker! Best Dog in Vietnam or  A Place to Belong

J Kelly     J Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (series)

J Kelly     E Lalani of the Distant Sea

J Kelly     L Song for a Whale

J Kephart     Wild Blues

J Lafevers     Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

J Lai      Inside Out and Back Again or Listen Slowly

J Larson     Hattie Big Sky

J Lin      Starry River of the Sky

J Lord      Rules

J Lowry      The Giver (series)

J Lupica      Heat (and others)

J Marsh      Nowhere Boy

J Martin     Rain, Reign

J McMann      The Unwanteds (series)

J Milford      Greenglass House

J Murdock      The Book of Boy

J Murphy      Dear Sweet Pea

J Myers      Assassin

J Namioka      Half and Half

J Nielsen     A Night Divided or The False Prince (series)

J Nix      Frogkisser

J Oppel      Airborn, Inkling or The Nest

J Panteleakos      Planet Earth is Blue

J Paver      Wolf Brother

J Park      A Single Shard or A Long Walk to Water

J Perez      The First Rule of Punk or Strange Birds

J Pierce      Big Nate or Max and the Midknights

J Pullman      The Golden Compass

J Ramee      A Good Kind of Trouble

J Raskin      The Westing Game

J Reynolds     Ghost

J Rex      The True Meaning of Smekday

J Rhodes      Ninth Ward

J Riordan      Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) or Trials of Apollo (series)

J Rubalcaba      The Wadjet Eye

J Sachar      Fuzzy Mud or Holes

J Schmidt      Wednesday Wars (first of two in a series) or Orbiting Jupiter

J Scott      The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

J Selznick      Invention of Hugo Cabret, The Marvells, or Wonderstruck

J Sepahban      Paper Wishes

J Sloan      Counting by 7’s or To Night Owl from Dogfish

J Snyder     Orphan Island

J Spinelli      Eggs

J Staples      Shabanu Daughter of the Wind

J Stead     When You Reach Me

J Taylor     The Cay

J Timberlake      One Came Home

J Tolkien     The Hobbit (first in Lord of the Rings series)

J Tucker      All the Greys on Greene St

J Van Draanen      Flipped  

J Vanderpool      Moon Over Manifest

J Vande      Velde Heir Apparent

J Venkatraman     The Bridge Home

J Voight      Homecoming

J Voorhoeve      My Family for the War

J Warga     Other Words for Home

J Whelen     Homeless Bird

J Wiles      Revolution

J Williams-Garcia     One Crazy Summer

J Wolk      Wolf Hollow

J Woodson      Feathers or After Tupac and D. Foster

J Yee      Millicent Min, Girl Genius

Teen Fiction  (YA Fic)

YA Fic Acevedo      With the Fire on High

YA Fic Anderson    Fever, 1793 or Chains: Seeds of America

YA Fic Bacigalupi     Ship Breaker

YA Fic Colfer     Airman

YA Fic Collins     The Hunger Games (series)

YA Fic Farmer     The House of the Scorpion

YA Fic Hinton     The Outsiders

YA Fic Pierce     Wild Magic

YA Fic Sepetys      The Fountains of Silence

YA Fic Thomas      On the Come Up or The Hate U Give

YA Fic Zusak     The Book Thief

Teen Non-Fiction (YA Non-Fiction)

YA 305.8009 Reynolds     Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You

Graphic Novels (shelved alphabetically by title) 

JGN A      A Wrinkle in Time    

JGN          Amulet

JGN           Artemis Fowl   

JGN           Bone (series)

JGN      Cardboard            

JGN      City of Spies

JGN      City on the Other Side

JGN      Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

JGN      Emma

JGN      A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return

JGN      The Graveyard Book

JGN      Guts 

JGN      Hereville

JGN      Hikaru

JGN       The Hobbit

JGN      The Legend of Korra Turf Wars (series)

JGN      Lumberjanes

JGN      New Kid

JGN      Newts                          

JGN      Olympians (Zuess, Athena etc...series)

JGN      Operatic

JGN      Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood

JGN      Pashmina

JGN      Percy Jackson and the Olympians

JGN      Rapunzel’s Revenge

JGN      Rollergirl

JGN      Sea Sirens

JGN      Sense and Sensibility

JGN      The Storm in the Barn

JGN      Sugar Princess

JGN      Sunny Side Up

JGN      This Was Our Pact

JGN      The Titan’s Curse

JGN      The Unsinkable Walter Bean

JGN      White Bird: A Wonder Story

JGN      A Wrinkle in Time

YA GN      The Giver

Non Fiction History 

J 133.1 Everett     Haunted Histories

J 133.4309 Schanzer          Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

J 352.23 Beccia                    The Raucous Royals: Test Your Royal Wits... 

J 393.3 Sloan                        Mummies (National Geographic Kids)

J 614.541 Murphy               An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story…

J 614.5112 Jarrow       Fatal Fever: tracking down Typhoid Mary

J 363.3409 Tarshis       I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

J 796.357 Berman               The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

J 797.123 Brown       The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s

J 796.3576 Nelson              We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

J 910.9 Ross                         Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way...

J 973.913 Sandler       1919 The Year That Changed America

J929.7 Gifford                     10 Kings and Queens Who Changed the World 

J 623.4511 Sheinkin       Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous...

J 629.45 Stone       Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

J 943.086 Freedman       We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement

J938 Powell                         Greek News (Ancient History News Paper)                                            

J932 Adamson                    An Interactive History Adventure: Ancient Egypt 

J938 Caper                          An Interactive History Adventure: Ancient Greece

J927 Hanel                          An Interactive History Adventure: Ancient Rome

J940.1 Lassieur                   An Interactive History Adventure: The Middle Ages


J 262.1974 Fleischman        Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About  Brain Science

J 363. 7382 Landau              Oil Spill! Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

J 333 Pobst Animals on the Edge - Science Races to Save Species Threatened...

J 609.2273 Thimmesh  Girls Think of Everything (Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women)

J 598 Bulion Superlative Birds


J 398.2 Climo                Korean Cinderella 

J398.2 Tarnowska       The Arabian Nights 

J398.2 Tchana               The Serpent Slayer (and other Stories of Strong Women) 

J398.2093 Turnbull      Greek Myths: retold by Ann Turnbull 


JB Anderson              The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson...

JB Baker                        Josephine

JB Blume Who is Judy Blume

JB Bridges Through My Eyes (Ruby Bridges)

JB Carson Environmentalist Rachel Carson

JB Colvin                 Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice 

JB Ginsburg I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Made Her Mark

JB Lovelace Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer

JB Milk Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

JB Mineta Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta

JB Say                 Drawing from Memory

JB Warhol                     Fabulous! A Portrait of Andy Warhol

JB Woodson Brown Girl Dreaming

JGN B Chikwanine Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War

JGN B Siegel               To Dance: a Ballerina’s Graphic Novel Biography

JGN B Telgemeier      Smile (graphic novel biography)

Students in grades 6 through 8 may also find titles of interest in the Teen section.