Quarter 1


Fiction- The following books are ones that I have read and think students will enjoy, as well as ones students have recommended to me.

Anything by Brandon Mull (Fablehaven series, The Beyonders, The Candy Shop War)

The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans

The Softwire series by PJ Haarsma

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Eye of the Tiger by Sharon Draper

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

ANYTHING by John Green (Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars)

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Listen Slowly by Thanhha Lai

The Hero and the Crown by McKinley

The Outsiders by SE Hinton

Buried Onions by Gary Soto



Quarter 2

The first book will be a non-fiction. Here is a link to all the mystery books available in the Stapley library Click here



Quarter 3

Additional reading/resources for Anne Frank




Additional Holocaust Literature

Maus by Art Spieglemen

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust by Jacob Boas   

I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson                     

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen  *advanced reader

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen * advanced reader

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Night by Eli


Historical fiction

The Orphan Train

The Great Gatsby *advanced reader

To Kill a Mockingbird *advanced reader


Quarter 4

a hero going on a journey (sci-fi and fantasy works best for this).