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Giver, The

by Lois Lowry

Book 1 of the Giver Quartet

  • Grade Level:
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Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
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  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
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Elijah of Buxton

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
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  • Genres:
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Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Holes

by Louis Sachar
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
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Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, American Indian Studies
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    Realistic Fiction
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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
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  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
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Invention of Hugo Cabret, The

by Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
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    Biography, Historical Fiction, Mystery
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Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, The

by Christopher Paul Curtis
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American Born Chinese

by Gene Luen Yang
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Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
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Wonder

by R.J. Palacio
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
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  • Genres:
    Adventure, Graphic Novel
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Boxers

by Gene Luen Yang
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
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  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Graphic Novel
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One and Only Ivan, The

by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Humor
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Fault in Our Stars, The

by John Green
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
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Enchanted

by Alethea Kontis

Book 1 of the Woodcutter Sisters Series

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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
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Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
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Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

by Kathleen Krull and Yuyi Morales
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Cultural Studies, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
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Each Kindness

by Jacqueline Woodson and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
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Shadow Hero, The

by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew
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El Deafo

by Cece Bell
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
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  • Genres:
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Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
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Raymie Nightingale

by Kate DiCamillo
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
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Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
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True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, The

by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales/Folklore, Humor
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The

by Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney
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Graveyard Book, The

by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Sick Day for Amos McGee, A

by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
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    Art, Health
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This One Summer

by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel
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Crossover, The

by Kwame Alexander
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Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

by Joseph Bruchac
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Lightning Thief, The

by Rick Riordan

Book 1 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
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Monster

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
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  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

by Grace Lin
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Cultural Studies, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales/Folklore
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Level Up

by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Cultural Studies, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Sports
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March: Book One

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Cultural Studies, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
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Saints

by Gene Luen Yang
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Cultural Studies, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Graphic Novel
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Right Word, The: Roget and His Thesaurus

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
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Secret Coders

by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel
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Bad Beginning, The

by Lemony Snicket

Book 1 of the A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
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    English Language Arts
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    Adventure, Humor
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Birchbark House, The

by Louise Erdrich

Book 1 of the Birchbark House Series

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Wrinkle in Time, A

by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Author Resources:
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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

by Marisa Montes and Yuyi Morales
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Poetry
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Bird

by Zetta Elliott and Shadra Strickland
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

by Rebecca Skloot
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