• RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST FOR GIFTED READERS

    • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 

      Pirateology by Captain William Lubber

      The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

      The Canning Season by Polly Horvath 

      The Black Stallion by Walter Farley 

      The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper 

      Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor 

      Babe, the Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith 

      Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend by Robert D. San Souci 

      The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History by Jennifer Armstrong 

      The Alchemyst by Michael Scott 

      Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke 

      The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart 

      Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett 

      Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick 

      The Call of the Wild by Jack London 

      Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 

      The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 

      Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan 

      Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin 

      The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis 

      Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt 

      Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan 

      Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 

      Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 

      Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 

      Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 

      Holes by Louis Sachar 

      The Giver by Lois Lowry 

      Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 

      Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

      The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan 

      My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George 

      Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastsis 

      Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper 

      Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo 

      The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles series by John Flanagan 

      Smile by Raina Telgemeier 

      The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann 

      Al Capone Does My Shirts series by Gennifer Choldenko 

      Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 

      The Apothecary by Maile Meloy 

      Wonder by R.J. Palacio 

      The Hobbit series by J.R.R. Tolkien 

      The Lightning Thief series by Rick Riordan 

      The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 

      Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 

      The Borrowers by Mary Norton 

      The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden 

      Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective series by Donald J. Sobol 

      Fudge series by Judy Blume 

      From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 

      A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle 

      The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White 

      The Indian in the Cupboard series by Lynne Reid Banks 

      The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary 

      Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder 

      Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry 

      The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key 

      In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord 

      Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell 

      Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon 

      Chess Rumble by G. Neri 

      A View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg 

      Cam Jansen series by David Adler 

      Ramona series by Beverly Cleary 

      The Secret Garden by F.H. Burnett 

      Frindle by Andrew Clements 

      Schooled by Gordon Korman 

      A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck 

      The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo 

      The City of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau 

      Shiloh series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 

      Redwall series by Brian Jacques 

      The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis