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...

Anderson, John David, 1975- author.

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

Anderson, John David, 1975- author.

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

Barry, Dave, author.

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

Beasley, Kate, author.

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

Birney, Betty G.

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

Clarke, Cat, author.

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

Clements, Andrew, 1949-

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

Greenwald, Lisa.

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

Greenwald, Tom. 1962-

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

Holm, Jennifer L., author.

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

Johnson, Varian, author.

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

Jung, Mike, author.

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

Korman, Gordon.

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

Lucke, Deb, author, illustrator.

The witch Grunhilda takes a job in an elementary school lunchroom. ...

Messner, Kate.

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

Peck, Richard, 1934- author.

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

Sachar, Louis, 1954- author.

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

Shevah, Emma, author.

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

Sonnenblick, Jordan, author.

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

Stead, Rebecca, author.

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

Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.

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

Weeks, Sarah, author.

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

Vivat, Booki, author, illustrator.

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

Waxman, Mark S.

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