Charlie Classics (PBJHS)

Junior High Reading List

Revised August 2015

* Asterisks indicate titles that can be counted toward 100 classics.  Students should note that they will be credited only once for reading a book. Numbers following titles indicate the Lexile Reading level of the book.

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Alcott, Louisa
*Little Women 1300
pages: 525~643
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Armstrong, Jennifer
Steal Away 690

Armstrong, William
Sounder 900pages: 116
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Avi
Nothing But the Truthpages: 177
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Avi
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle 740pages: 215
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Babbitt, Natalie
Tuck Everlasting 770

pages: 139

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Barron, T. A.
The Fires of Merlin 750pages: 261
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Barron, T.A.
The Merlin Effect  770pages: 254
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Bauer, Joan
Hope Was Here 710pages: 186
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Bernall, Misty
She Said Yes 1030pages: 142
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Bloor, Edward
Tangerine 680pages: 294
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Broach, Elise
Shakespeare’s Secrets

pages: 250

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Brooks, Terry
The Elfstones of Shannara 1020pages: 564
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Brooks, Terry
The Sword of Shannara 960pages: 797
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Burroughs, Edgar R.
*Tarzan of the Apes 1270pages: 286
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Byars, Betsy
The Summer of the Swans 830pages: 142
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Byars, Betsy
Trouble River 770pages: 158
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Cabot, Meg
Princess Diariess 920pages: 283
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Cabot, Meg
Princess in Love 880pages: 260
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Card, Orson Scott
Ender’s Game 780pages: 226
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Card, Orson Scott
Speaker for the Dead 850pages: 280
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Carey, Janet Lee
Wenny Has Wings 680pages: 232
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Cather, Willa
*O, Pioneers! 930pages: 180
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Choi, Sook Nyul
Year of Impossible Goodbyes 840pages: 169
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Christie, Agatha
*And Then There Were None 590pages: 204
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Christie, Agatha
*Mirror Crack’d 730

pages: 216

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Christie, Agatha
*Murder on the Orient Express 640pages: 256
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Christie, Agatha
*The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 720pages: 277
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Christopher, Matt
Miracle at the Plate 630

pages: 129

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Cleary, Beverly
Fifteen 870pages: 203

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Cleary, Beverly
Jean and Johnny 900pages: 219

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Cleary, Beverly
Sister of the Bride 880pages: 288

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Cleaver, Vera and Bill
Where the Lilies Bloom 920pages: 210

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Collier, James & Christopher
The Clock 1060
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Collier, James & Christopher
My Brother Sam is Dead 770pages: 216
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Collins, Susan
The Hunger Games 810pages: 374
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Collins, Susan
Catching Fire 820pages: 391
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Collins, Susan
Mockingjay 800pages: 398
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Cooney, Caroline
Driver’s Ed 670

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Cover of Flight #116 Is Down

Cooney, Caroline
Flight 116 is Down 710

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Creech, Sharon
Walk Two Moons 770

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Crutcher, Chris
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes 920

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Curtis, Paul Christopher
Bud, Not Buddy 950

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Cover of The Loud Silence of Francine Green

Cushman, Karen
The Loud Silence of Francine Green 750

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Davis, Sampson
We Beat the Streets 860

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Deuker, Carl
Heart of a Champion 650

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Dicamillo, Kate
Because of Winn-Dixie 610

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Dickens, Charles
*A Christmas Carol 1080

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Dickens, Charles
*Great Expectations 1200

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Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
*A Study in Scarlet 1070

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Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
*The Hound of the Baskervilles 1090

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Dumas, Alexandre
*The Count of Monte Cristo 960

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Duncan, Lois
I Know What You Did Last Summer 760

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Cover of Killing Mr. Griffin

Duncan, Lois
Killing Mr. Griffin 720

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Cover of Ransom

Duncan, Lois
Ransom 750

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Cover of The City of Ember

DuPrau, Jeanne
The City of Ember 680

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DuPrau, Jeanne
The People of Sparks 760

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Efaw, Amy
Battle Dress 650

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Cover of Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Evalin, Bernard
Heroes, Gods and Monsters 800

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Farmer, Nancy
A Girl Named Disaster 730

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Cover of April Morning

Fast, Howard
*April Morning 1050

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Forbes, Esther
*Johnny Tremain 840

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Frank, Anne
*Diary of a Young Girl 1080

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Fritz, Jean
Brady 880
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Gaiman, Neil
The Graveyard Book 820

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George, Jean
Julie of the Wolves 860

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George, Jean
My Side of the Mountain 810

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Cover of Old Yeller

Gipson, Fred
*Old Yeller 910

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Gunther, John
*Death Be Not Proud 1060

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Greene, Bette
Summer of My German Soldier 800

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Gutman, Dan
Million Dollar Kick 660

book
Gutman, Dan
Million Dollar Putt 620
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Gutman, Dan
Million Dollar Shot 680

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Hamilton, Virginia
The House of Dies Drear 670

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Harrison, Lisi
Best Friends for Never 790

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Harrison, Lisi
The Clique 790

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Cover of Rash

Hautman, Pete
Rash 730

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Herriot, James
*All Creatures Great and Small 990

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Hersey, John
*Hiroshima 1190

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Hesse, Karen
Letters from Rifka 660

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Hesse, Karen
The Music of Dolphins 560

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Hesse, Karen
Out of the Dust

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Cover of Scat

Hiaasen, Carl
Scat 810

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Hinton, S.E.
Rumble Fish 680

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Hinton, S.E.
Tex 710

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Cover of That Was Then, This Is Now

Hinton, S.E.
That Was Then, This is Now 780

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Hinton, S.E.
The Outsiders 760

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Hobbs, Will
Downriver 760

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Hobbs, Will
Far North 820

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Hobbs, Will
Jason’s Gold 860

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Houston, Jeanne
Farerwell to Manzanar 1040

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Hunt, Irene
*Across Five Aprils 1100

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Hunt, Irene
No Promises in the Wind 930

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Cover of Up a Road Slowly

Hunt, Irene
Up a Road Slowly 1130

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Jiang, Ji-Ji
The Red Scarf Girl 780

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Kadohata, Cynthia
Kira-Kira 740

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Keene, Carolyn
*Danger Overseas (Nancy Drew)

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Keene, Carolyn
*Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: Terror on Tour

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Kehret, Peg
Abduction 760

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Keith, Howard
Rifles for Watie 910

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Keller, Helen
*The Story of My Life 1150

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Keyes, Daniel
*Flowers for Algernon 910

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Klise, Kate
Deliver Us From Normal 690

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Korman, Gordon
No More Dead Dogs 610

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Cover of Down the Long Hills

L’Amour, Louis
*Down the Long Hills 900

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L’Amour, Louis
*How the West Was Won 910

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L’Amour, Louis
Sackett’s Land 810

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L’Engle, Madeleine
A Wrinkle in Time 740

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Leroux, Gaston
*The Phantom of the Opera 910

book  ebook
Cover of The Magician's Nephew

Lewis, C.S.
Book 1: The Magician’s Nephew 790

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Cover of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lewis, C.S.
Book 2: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 940

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Lipsyte, Robert
The Contender 760

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London, Jack
*The Call of the Wild 1170

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London, Jack
*The Sea Wolf 1020

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London, Jack
*White Fang 970

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Lord, Cynthia
Rules 780

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Lowry, Lois
The Giver 760

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Cover of Number the Stars

Lowry, Lois
Number the Stars 670

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Lupica, Mike
Heat 940

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Cover of The Merchant of Death

MacHale, D.J.
The Merchant of Death 660

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Cover of Angel of Hope

McDaniel, Lurlene
Angel of Hope 640

 
Cover of Angel of Mercy

McDaniel, Lurlene
Angel of Mercy 710

 
Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
*Gospels of the New Testament
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Meyers, Stephanie
Book 1: Twilight 720

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Meyers, Stephanie
Book 2: New Moon 690

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Cover of Anne of Avonlea

Montgomery, L.M.
*Anne of Avonlea 1020

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Cover of Anne of Green Gables

Montgomery, L.M.
*Anne of Green Gables 990

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Mowat, Farley
Lost in the Barrens 990

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Myers, Walter Dean
Motown and Didi 750

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Myers, Walter Dean
Somewhere in the Darkness 640

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Cover of Shiloh

Naylor, Phyllis
Shiloh 1020

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Naylor, Phyllis
Shiloh Season 860

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Cover of A Family Apart

Nixon, Joan Lowery
A Family Apart 820

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Nixon, Joan Lowery
Caught in the Act 800

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Cover of Search for the Shadowman

Nixon, Joan Lowery
Search of the Shadowman 780

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Cover of Rascal

North, Sterling
Rascal 1140

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Cover of Beowulf

Nye, Robert
Beowulf: A New Telling 790

ebook

O’Brien, Robert
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 790

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O’Dell, Scott
Island of the Blue Dolphins 1000

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O’Dell, Scott
Streams to the River, River to the Sea 740

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O’Dell, Scott
The Black Pearl 980

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Orczy, Baroness
*The Scarlet Pimpernel 1140

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Paolini, Christopher
Eragon 710

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Park, Barbara
The Graduation of Jake Moon 680

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Paterson, Katherine
Bridge to Terabithia 810

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Paterson, Katherine
Jacob Have I Loved 880

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Patron, Susan
The Higher Power of Lucky 1010

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Paulsen, Gary
Brian’s Return 1030

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Paulsen, Gary
Brian’s Winter 1140

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Paulsen, Gary
Dogsong 930

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Cover of Hatchet

Paulsen, Gary
Hatchet 1020

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Cover of A Day No Pigs Would Die

Peck, Robert
A Day No Pigs Would Die 690

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Peck, Robert
Part of the Sky 640

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Perkins, Lynne Rae
Criss Cross 820

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Pearsal, Shelly
All of the Above 1000

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Pfeffer, Susan
Life as We Knew It 770

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Philkirk, W.R.
Freak the Mighty 1000

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Pyle, Howard
*Merry Adventures of Robin Hood 1270

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Raskin, Ellen
The Westing Game 760

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Rawls, Wilson
Summer of the Monkeys 810

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Reeder, Carolyn
Shades of Gray 800

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Cover of The Light in the Forest

Richter, Conrad
*The Light in the Forest 870

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Riordan, Rick
Lightning Thief 740

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Riordan, Rick
Sea of Monsters 740

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Rowling, J.K.
Book 1: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone 880

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Cover of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Rowling, J.K.
Book 2: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets 940

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Rowling, J.K.
Book 3: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban 880

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Rowling, J.K.
Book 4: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire 880

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Rowling, J.K.
Book 5: Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix 950

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Ryan, Pam
Becoming Naomi Leon

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Rylant, Cynthia
Missing May 980

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Sachar, Louis
Holes 660

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Sachar, Louis
Small Steps 690

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Sandberg, Carl
*Abe Lincoln Grows Up 1260

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Schaefer, Jack
*Shane 870

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Schmidt, Gary
First Boy 850

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Schmidt, Gary
Wednesday Wars 990

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Schraff, Anne
Lost and Found 760
Schraff, Anne
Matter of Trust 750
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Sewell, Anna
*Black Beauty 1010

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Smith, Roland
Jack’s Run 720

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Smith, Roland
Zach’s Lie 580

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Smith, Betty
*A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 810

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Speare, Elizabeth
The Sign of the Beaver 770

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Speare, Elizabeth
The Witch of Blackbird Pond 850

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Cover of Call It Courage

Sperry, Armstrong
Call It Courage 830

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Spinelli, Jerry
Crash 560

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Spinelli, Jerry
Maniac Magee 870

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Spinelli, Jerry
Milkweed 510

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Spinelli, Jerry
Stargirl 590

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Steinbeck, John
*The Pearl 1010

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Steinbeck, John
*The Red Pony 810

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Cover of Kidnapped

Stevenson, Robert L.
*Kidnapped 990

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Stoker, Bram
*Dracula 1070

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Taylor, Mildred
Let the Circle Be Unbroken 850

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Taylor, Mildred
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 920

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Taylor, Mildred
The Well 760

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Taylor, Theodore
Sniper 810

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Taylor, Theodore
The Cay 860

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Cover of Timothy of the Cay

Taylor, Theodore
Timothy of the Cay 860

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Cover of The Hiding Place

Ten Boom, Carrie
*The Hiding Place 900

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Tolkein, J.R.R.
*The Hobbit 1000

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Cover of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark
*Adventures of Tom Sawyer 950

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Twain, Mark
*The Prince and the Pauper 1160

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Ullman, James
Banner in the Sky 680
 

 

Verne, Jules
*Around the World in Eighty Days 1080

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Cover of Dicey's Song

Voigt, Cynthia
Dicey’s Song 710

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Voigt, Cynthia
Homecoming 630

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Wells, H.G.
*The Time Machine 1070

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Cover of The War of the Worlds

Wells, H.G.
*The War of the Worlds 1179

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White, Ruth
Belle Prater’s Boy 760
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Wilder, Laura Ingalls
*Little House on the Prairie 760

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Wilder, Laura Ingalls
These Happy Golden Years 840

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Wilkerson, David
Cross & the Switchblade 880

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Cover of Black Storm Comin'

Wilson, Diane Lee
Black Storm Comin’ 880

Cover of The Swiss Family Robinson

Wyss, Johann
*The Swiss Family Robinson 1260

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Cover of Amos Fortune

Yates, Elizabeth
Amos Fortune, Free Man 1090

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Zindel, Paul
The Pigman 950

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