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Some of our Favorites for Middle School Readers!
Across Five Aprils-Irene HuntA young boy comes of age during the Civil War.
Banner in the Sky-James UllmanYoung Rudi climbs Switzerland's greatest mountain, the Citadel, after his father dies during his own attempt.
The Boggart-Susan CooperAn invisible spirit from a Castle Keep wreaks havoc on a modern day family.
Brian's Winter-Gary PaulsenThe story of Brian's survival through a northern winter had he not been rescued at the end of Hatchet.
Call It Courage-Armstrong SperryMafatu, son of a Polynesian chief, conquers his fear of the sea.
Castle in the Attic-Elizabeth WinthropThe gift of a toy castle leads a young boy to adventures in another land and time.
Catherine Called Birdie-Karen CushmanThe story of Catherine's fourteenth year in medieval times. Young Catherine uses wit and trickery to ward off would-be husbands until the oldest, ugliest AND richest comes along.
The Changeover-Margaret MahyLaura undergoes a "changeover" to gain supernatural powers to save her little brother from evil.
Dark is Rising-Susan CooperWill Stanton takes part in the eternal battle between good and evil as he joins the "old ones". This is the second book in the Dark is Rising series.
Deathwatch-Robb WhiteA college boy's job as a guide on a desert hunting trip results in his becoming the hunted.
The Giver-Lois LowryAt twelve Jonas is singled out to be trained a The Giver in a seemingly utopian society.
Good Night Mr. Tom-Michelle MagorianA lonely villager accepts a timid refugee from wartime London.
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone-J. RowlingHarry goes to a school to train in wizardry. Sequel is Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets.
Hounds of Morrigan-P. O'SheaThis one is for the Harry Potter fans.
House of Dies Drear-Virginia HamiltonAn absorbing mystery of a house on the underground railroad.
Incident at Hawk's Hill-A. EckertSix year old Ben, who is small for his age and gets along better with animals than people, runs away and survives for months in the wild.
Island Far From Home-John DonahueThis Civil War story is set in the Boston Harbor islands.
Killing Mr. Griffin-Lois DuncanA group of students kidnap their teacher to "teach him a lesson" but things go awry.
Little House by Boston Bay-M. WileyThis is the story of Charlotte who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.
Maniac Magee-Jerry SpinelliA young boy's reputation for how fast he can run earns him the nickname, Maniac.
My Side of the Mountain-Jean GeorgeA young boy struggles for survival as he lives alone in the Catskill Mountains.
Number the Stars-Lois LowryA family in Denmark pretend that their daughter's Jewish friend is a part of their family in an effort to protect her from German "relocation".
The Outsiders-SE HintonThe tough boys have a running feud with a middle class gang in a small Oklahoma city.
The Second Bend in the River-Ann RinaldiRebecca Galloway strikes up a friendship with Tecumseh a powerful Shawnee leader.
Shiloh-Phyllis Reynolds NaylorEleven year old Marty attempts to save a young beagle from its cruel owner. Sequels include Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh.
Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls-M. SingerA great collection for young women.
Time Machine-HG WellsClassic Science-fiction.
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle-AviThirteen year old Charlotte is a passenger on a ship reeking of despair and mutiny. During the journey Charlotte demonstrates her courage and leadership.
Waiting for the Rain-Sheila GordonSouth African apartheid tears apart the friendship of Frikkie and Tengo.
Where the Red Fern Grows-Wilson RawlsBilly struggles to buy two hunting pups and raises them in the Ozarks. A sensitive story.
A Wrinkle in Time-Madeline L'EngleMeg and Charles Murray search for their scientist father who disappears while working on a time warp experiment.
Zlata's Diary-Zlata FilipoviZlata's diary of 1991 tells the compelling story of the horrors of a child's life in war torn Yugoslavia.