Recommended Reading

School Stories

  • Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen
  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
  • The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey
  • The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
  • The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
  • Rookie of the Year by Phil Bildner
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • Lola Levine is Not Mean! by Monica Brown
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot
  • The Losers Club and other titles by Andrew Clements 
  • Comics Squad: Recess
  • Nothing But Trouble by Jacqueline Davies
  • The Friendship Code by Stacia Deutsch
  • Dog Days by Karen English
  • Nikki & Deja by Karen English 
  • Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue by Jack Gantos
  • Dork in Disguise by Carol Gorman
  • Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes
  • The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
  • Dory and the One True Friend by Abby Hanlon
  • Just Grace Goes Green by Charise Mericle Harper
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
  • All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jaimeson
  • The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
  • Restart by Gordon Korman
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  • Jedi Academy: A New Class by Jarrett Krosoczka
  • The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin
  • Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowery
  • Larger-Than-Life Lara by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
  • Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris
  • Amelia (series) by Marissa Moss
  • Agnes Parker…(series) by Kathleen O’Dell
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez
  • Along Came Spider by James Preller
  • Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side by Courtney Sheinmel
  • Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail
  • Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
  • Dara Palmer's Major Drama by Emma Shevah
  • The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
  • Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
  • Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat
  • Absolutely Alfie and the Furry Purry Secret by Sally Warner
  • EllRay Jakes Stands Tall! by Sally Warner
  • H.I.V.E. Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden
  • Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
  • The Rookie Bookie by L. Jon Wertheim
  • Zombie Elementary: The Real Story by Howard Whitehouse
  • Hank Zipper (series) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
  • Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
  • Warp Speed by Lisa Yee

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