Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Middle School Recommended Reads

Colfer, Eoin.

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and dem... More

Calonita, Jen, author.

The Nightingales are in a serious funk. Bradley Academy's all-girl a cappella group used to be... More

Alexander, Kwame.

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the ... More

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author.

In 1943 ten-year-old Lida is torn away from her home in the Ukraine, separated from her little sist... More

Evans, Richard Paul.

To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid... More

Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaper... More

Venditti, Robert, adaptor.

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old P... More

Nielsen, Jennifer A.

In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be se... More

Quigley, Dawn, author.

Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racia... More

Yang, Gene Luen.

Story 1: "All Jin Wing wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he sud... More

Holt, K. A., author.

Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to... More

Stroud, Jonathan, author.

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood and Co. step in ... For more than fifty years... More

Yee, F. C., author.

Sixteen-year-old Genie's focus on getting into a top-tier college is destroyed when an enigmat... More

Watson, Renée, author.

Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mo... More

Shusterman, Neal.

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (gleaned... More

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy... More

Yang, Kelly, author.

Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents... More

Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of... More

Dashner, James, 1972-

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work w... More

Reynolds, Jason, author.

"Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school ... More

Westerfeld, Scott.

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Pow... More

Stead, Rebecca, author.

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

Lane, Andrew. 1963-

In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "u... More

Carter, Ally, author.

As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is shelter... More

Bragg, Georgia.

A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding ... More

Sheinkin, Steve.

Describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of ... More

Alifirenka, Caitlin, author.

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere... More

Sheinkin, Steve, author.

The 1929 Air Derby was the first women's air race across the U.S. Meet the trailblazers: Ameli... More

Rappaport, Doreen, author.

An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier ... More