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...

Calonita, Jen, author.

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

Alexander, Kwame.

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

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author.

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

Evans, Richard Paul.

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

Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-

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

Venditti, Robert, adaptor.

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

Nielsen, Jennifer A.

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

Quigley, Dawn, author.

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

Yang, Gene Luen.

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

Holt, K. A., author.

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

Stroud, Jonathan, author.

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

Yee, F. C., author.

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

Watson, Renée, author.

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

Shusterman, Neal.

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

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

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

Yang, Kelly, author.

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

Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator.

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

Dashner, James, 1972-

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

Reynolds, Jason, author.

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

Westerfeld, Scott.

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

Stead, Rebecca, author.

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

Lane, Andrew. 1963-

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

Carter, Ally, author.

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

Bragg, Georgia.

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

Sheinkin, Steve.

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

Alifirenka, Caitlin, author.

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

Sheinkin, Steve, author.

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

Rappaport, Doreen, author.

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