Titles for Lower Grade Students (PreK-Grade 4)

  1. Albert, Burton. Where Does the Trail Lead? Illus. by Brian Pinkney. Little Simon, 1996.
  2. Alemagna, Beatrice. A Lion in Paris. Tate, 2014.
  3. Aliki. Feelings. Greenwillow Books, 1986.
  4. Alorozo. Gabriel. The Acrobat. Child’s Play International, 2016.
  5. Barnett, Mac. Leo: A Ghost Story. Chronicle Books, 2015.
  6. Becker, Aaron. Return. Candlewick Press, 2016.
  7. Beedie, Duncan. The Last Chip. Templar Publishing, 2018.
  8. Bernheimer, Kate. The Lonely Book. Illus. by Chris Sheban. Schwartz and Wade, 2012.
  9. Blabey, Aaron. Stanley Paste. Penguin Global, 2011.
  10. Bright, Rachel. Love Monster. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2012.
  11. Brun-Cosme, Nadine. Big Wolf and Little Wolf. Trans. by Claudia Bedrick. Enchanted Lion Books, 2009.
  12. Bunting, Eve. Train to Somewhere. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2000.
  13. Carle, Eric. The Very Lonely Firefly. Philomel Books, 1995.
  14. Cave, Kathryn. Something Else. Illus. by Chris Riddell. Mondo Publishing, 1998.
  15. Ciraolo, Simona. Hug Me. Flying Eye Books, 2014.
  16. Davies, Benji. The Storm Whale. Simon & Schuster UK, 2013.
  17. Davies, Nicola. King of the Sky. Illus. by Laura Carlin. Walker Books, 2017.
  18. Deacon, Alexis. Beegu. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003.
  19. Dieckmann, Sandra. Leaf. Flying Eye Books, 2017.
  20. Doerrfeld, Cori. The Rabbit Listened. Dial Books, 2018.
  21. Gordan, Gus. Herman and Rosie. Penguin Books Australia, 2012.
  22. Hall, Donald. The Man Who Lived Alone. Illus. by Mary Azarian and David R. Godine. David R. Godine Publisher, 1998.
  23. Helmore, Jim. The Snow Lion. Simon Schuster Children’s UK, 2017.
  24. Hill, Elizabeth Starr. Evan’s Corner. Illus. by Sandra Speidel. Puffin, 1993.
  25. Hoff, Syd. Who Will Be My Friends? HarperCollins, 1985.
  26. Horacek, Petr. The Fly. Candlewick, 2015.
  27. Jeffers, Oliver. Lost and Found. Philomel Books, 2005.
  28. Juster, Norton. Neville. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011.
  29. King, Clive. Stig of the Dump. Penguin Books Limited, 2010.
  30. Merino, Gemma. The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water. NorthSouth, 2014.
  31. Ludwig, Trudy. The Invisible Boy. Illus. by Patrice Barton. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
  32. Tresselt, Alvin. Hide and Seek Fog. Illus. by Roger Duvoisin. HarperCollins, 1965.
  33. Van Leeuwen, Jean. Amanda the Pig on Her Own. Illus. by Ann Schweninger. Penguin Young Readers, 1994.
  34. Wilson, Jacqueline. Best Friends. Yearling, 2005.
  35. Robertson, Fiona. Wanted: The Perfect Pet. Penguin Books Australia, 2009.
  36. Sanna, Francesca. The Journey. Flying Eye Books, 2016.
  37. Smith, Lane. There is a Tribe of Kids. Roaring Book Press, 2016.
  38. Stewart, Sarah. The Quiet Place. Illus. by David Small. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012.
  39. Yerkes, Jennifer. A Funny Little Bird. Sourcebooks Jaberwocky, 2013.
  40. Yoon, Salina. Be a Friend. Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016.
  41. Yumoto, Kazumi. The Bear and the Wildcat. Gecko, 2011.

Titles for Middle and Upper Grade Students (Grades 5-12)

  1. Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007.
  2. Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. Puffin, 2001.
  3. Arnold, David. Kids of Appetite. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.
  4. Austen, Jane. Persuasion. Oxford University Press, 1817.
  5. Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Penguin, 1847.
  6. de la Pena, Matt. Mexican Whiteboy. Delacorte Press, 2008.
  7. de Saint-Exupery, Antoine. Wind, Sand, and Stars. Mariner Books, 2002.
  8. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. Scribner, 1925.
  9. Foer, Jonathan Safran. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Mariner Books, 2006.
  10. Gregorio, I.W. None of the Above. Balzer + Bray, 2015.
  11. Huang, Charlote. Going Geek. Delacorte, 2016.
  12. Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Penguin Classics, 1916.
  13. Kang, Lydia. Control. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013.
  14. le Guin, Ursula. The Tombs of Atuan. Saga Press, 1970.
  15. le Guin, Ursula. Very Far Away from Anywhere Else. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004.
  16. L’Engle, Madeline. A Wrinkle in Time. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
  17. Magorian, Michelle. Good Night, Mr. Tom. HarperTeen, 1986.
  18. McCullers, Carson. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Mariner Books, 1940.
  19. Rivera, Lilliam. The Education of Margot Sanchez. Simon & Schuster, 2017.
  20. Rossi, Veronica. Under the Never Sky. Atom, 2012.
  21. Sales, Leila. This Song Will Save Your Life. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
  22. Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Back Bay Books, 1951.
  23. Saunders, George. The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. Illus. by Lane Smith. McSweeney’s, 2006.
  24. Schwartz, Alyssa Embry. The Lost Causes. Kids Can Press, 2017.
  25. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein. Prometheus, 1818.
  26. Spinelli, Jerry. Space Station Seventh Grade. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2000.
  27. Warga, Jennifer. My Heart and Other Black Holes. Balzer + Bray, 2015.