Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Elementary School Stories

Alexander, Kwame, author.

Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles... More

Anderson, John David, 1975- author.

Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the r... More

Anderson, John David, 1975- author.

In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right wo... More

Barry, Dave, author.

When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington... More

Beasley, Kate, author.

"Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged ... More

Birney, Betty G.

Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping ... More

Clarke, Cat, author.

Technically, Olivia is not a girl, even though he was born as a girl. He's transgender. Liv kno... More

Clements, Andrew, 1949-

As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, a... More

Greenwald, Lisa.

Dina is used to being popular but starting a new school in eighth grade is difficult, especially whe... More

Greenwald, Tom. 1962-

Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes ... More

Holm, Jennifer L., author.

Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turne... More

Johnson, Varian, author.

Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disast... More

Jung, Mike, author.

Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspect... More

Korman, Gordon.

Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Di... More

Messner, Kate.

Twelve-year-old Ava finds an old pencil in her family's junk drawer and discovers, during a mat... More

Peck, Richard, 1934- author.

"Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, a... More

Sachar, Louis, 1954- author.

"Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud ... More

Shevah, Emma, author.

Amber's Japanese father left when she was little, and her sister Bella was just a baby, so now ... More

Sonnenblick, Jordan, author.

Maverick Falconer is just starting middle school and he wishes he were a hero like his father becaus... More

Stead, Rebecca, author.

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best frie... More

Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.

At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggl... More

Weeks, Sarah, author.

Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe... More

Vivat, Booki, author, illustrator.

Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what th... More

Waxman, Mark S.

Thirteen-year old, fact-spouting Morgan McCracken finds himself on the run with his girl crush from ... More