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If you like Sports... try...

The Final Four by Paul Volponi Crossover by Kwame Alexander Booked by Kwame Alexander LeBron's Dream Team by LeBron James,  H.G. Bissinger  Crackback by John CoyCurveball by Jordan SonnenblickGrace, Gold and Glory by Gabrielle DouglassTop Prospect by Paul Volponi The Walk On by John Feinstein

If you like Chic Lit... try...

Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnikWaiting for Normal by Leslie ConnorLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottSecret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddThe Selection by Kiera CassEvolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

If you like stories from Around the World Picture of globe ...try

Endangered by Eliot SchreferThe Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin A Time to Dance by  Padma Venkatraman All Fall Down by Ally Carter Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

If you like Graphic Novels...try...

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi Smile by Raina Telgemeier Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Bone:  Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith Nimona by Noelle Stevenson  LumberjanesScience a Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer

If you liked Wonder... try...

Counting By Sevens by Holly Goldberg SloanMemoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew DicksDrums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan SonnenblickThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Mindblind by Jennifer Roy  The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Auggie and Me by R.J. Palaccio

If you liked Unwind...try...

The Enemy by Charlie Higson The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey The Eye of Minds City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Maze Runner by James Dashner Gone by Michael Grant Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Cinder by Marissa Meyer Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman

If you like Fantasy...

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Eragon by Christopher Paolini The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde Far, Far, Away by Tom McNeal Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas The Iron Trial by Holly Black The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy

Fantasy

The Mortal Instruments:  City of BonesThe Night Gardener by Jonathan AuxierGirl From Everywhere by Heidi HeiligMaximum Ride:  The Angel Experiment by James Patterson Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling Rot and Ruin by Jonathan MaberryThe Lunar Chronicles: Cinder by Marissa MeyerEnder's Game by Orson Scott Card Carve the Mark by Veronica RothThrone of Glass by Sarah J. MaasSword of Summer by Rick RiordonEragon by Christopher PaoliniRed Queen by Victoria AveyardRanger's Apprentice by John FlanaganWarriors:  Into the Wild by Erin HunterFourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. HolmWinter by Marissa Meyer Caraval by Stephanie GarberTesla's Attic by Neal ShustermanElsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Off the Page by Jodi Picoult Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction

AshesAshes by Laurie Halse Anderson

As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state.

The Boy at the Top of the MountainThe Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne

A young orphan ends up living in Hitler's home during WWII.



The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox

In 1940, during the Blitz, Katherine, Robbie and Amelie Bateson are sent north to a private school in Rookskill Castle in Scotland, a brooding place, haunted by dark magic from the past--but when some of their classmates disappear Katherine has to find out if the cause is hidden in the past or very much in the present.

Prisoner BPrisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.


Projekt 1065Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about "Projekt 1065" both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.

UprisingUprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In 1927, at the urging of twenty‐one‐year‐old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. She includes the miserable working conditions that led to a strike, and the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old.

Dreamland BurningDreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery

The Bicycle SpyThe Bicycle Spy by Yona McDonough

Twelve-year-old Marcel loves riding his bicycle, and dreams of competing in the Tour de France, but it is 1942 and German soldiers are everywhere, stopping him as he delivers bread from his parents' bakery around Aucoin--then one day he discovers that it is not just bread he is delivering, and suddenly he finds himself in possession of dangerous secrets about his parents and his new friend from Paris, Delphine.

A Night DividedA Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz were trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father, and her other brother Dominic were in the West--four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.

Rise of the WolfRise of the Wolf by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Now a driver in the chariot races, Nic is still a target of the Praetors because of the magical amulet he found, and they will do anything to get their hands on it--and meanwhile Atroxia is beginning to wake up.

Shadow on the MountainShadow on the Mountain by Matthew Preus

In Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy.


EchoEcho by Pam Munoz Ryan

Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, a harmonica--and decades later three children. Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny during WWII, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.

Hunt for the Bamboo RatHunt for the Bamboo Rat by Salisbury, Graham:

Zenji Watanabe, seventeen, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese during World War II. After he is captured and tortured, he must find a way to survive months of being lost in the jungle behind enemy lines.

The Wednesday WarsThe Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh‐grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare.

Between Shades of GrayBetween Shades of Gray by Sepetys, Ruta

In 1941, fifteen‐year‐old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia. There her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life. She vows to honor her family and the thousands like her by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil.

Berlin Boxing ClubBerlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

In 1936 Berlin, fourteen‐year‐old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non‐religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.

The Warden's DaughterThe Warden's Daughter by Jerry Spinelli
A teenage girl who lives with her father, a prison warden, looks to inmates for a mother figure, only to find herself in the process.


RevolutionRevolution by Deborah Wiles
It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.

Brown Girl DreamingWoodson, Jacqueline: Brown Girl Dreaming

The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.


The Book ThiefZusak, Mark: The Book Thief

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel‐‐a young German girl whose bookstealing and story‐telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Sports

Sports

The Final Four by Paul Volponi Crossover by Kwame Alexander Booked by Kwame Alexander LeBron's Dream Team by LeBron James Crackback by John CoyCurveball by Jordan SonnenblickTop Prospect by Paul Volponi The Walk On by John Feinstein

Mysteries

Mysteries

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

Six kindergarteners were taken. Eleven years later, five come back--with no idea of where they've been. No one remembers the sixth victim, Max. Avery, Max's sister, needs to find her brother--dead or alive--and isn't buying this whole memory-loss story

The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave BarryThe Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry

When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend, Matt, has decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists and it is up to the boys to stop them

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen Fallout by S.A. BodeenBodeen, S.A: The Compound and Fallout
Fifteen‐year‐old Eli, locked inside a radiation‐proof compound built by his father to keep them safe following a nuclear attack, begins to question his future, as well as his father's grip on sanity as the family's situation steadily disintegrates over the course of six years.

Take the Key and Lock Her UP by Ally CarterTake the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter

Desperate to protect her younger brother Jamie, Grace Blakely, her brother, and her friend Alexei are on the run from the forces in Adria who threaten them because Jamie is the true heir to the throne--but it is hard to hide from Prime Minister Alexandra Petrovic and the the secret society that is part of Grace's family heritage, and even harder to know who to trust.

No Such Person by Caroline Cooney

No Such Person by Caroline Cooney
A murder mystery in a small town on the Connecticut River raises suspicions when a member of a well-regarded family in the community is implicated.


The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney Janie Face to Face by Caroline Cooney
Book 5 of Face on the Milk Carton series. At college in New York City, Janie Johnson, aka Jennie Spring, seems to have successfully left behind her past as "The face on the milk carton," but soon she is pursued by a true‐crime writer who wants her help in telling her kidnapper's tale.

Effie Starr Has One More Question by Martha FreemanEffie Starr Has One More Question by Martha Freeman

City girl Effie Starr Zook is not excited about spending the summer on her aunt and uncle's farm in Nowheresville, Pennsylvania, until she stumbles across a mystery that leads her smack into an old family feud.

Belly Up by Stuart GibbsBelly Up series by Stuart Gibbs

The first of the FunJungle series. Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippopotamus--is murdered.

Poached by Stuart GibbsBig Game by Stuart GibbsFollowed by Poached and Big Game


Girl Stolen by April Henry

Girl, Stolen by April Henry
When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.


The Body in the Woods by April HenryBlood Will Tell by April Henry

The Body in the Woods by April Henry
While helping the Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find instead, a body and join forces to find the girl's murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.

Blood Will Tell by April Henry Sequel to The Body in the Woods
Teen Portland Search and Rescue team member Nick Walker becomes a prime suspect in a murder

Hoot by Carl HaissenHoot by Carl Hiaasen

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.


Stormbreaker by Anthony HorowitzStormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz: The Alex Rider Series
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Rory, from Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer LathamDreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery.

The Body at the Tower by Y.S. LeeThe Agency Series by Y.S Lee
Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan and thief Mary Quinn is offered a place at Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls where she is trained to be part of an all‐female investigative unit called The Agency. Titles: A Spy in the House; The Body at the Tower

Click Here to Start by Denis MarkellClick Here to Start by Denis Markell
When Ted inherits his uncle's apartment "and all the treasure within," he realizes the apartment is set up like a real-life video game and must solve the puzzles with his friends to discover the treasure.

Greenglass House by Kate MilfordThe Greenglass House by Kate Milford
At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing, but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house that send Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Sixteen-year-old Jacob, having traveled to a remote island after a family tragedy, discovers an abandoned orphanage, and, after some investigating, he learns the children who lived there may have been dangerous and quarantined and may also still be alive.

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin SandsThe Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend Tom try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani
Fourteen year old Viola is sent from her beloved Brooklyn to boarding school in Indiana for ninth grade. She must overcome her initial reservations as she makes friends with her roommates, goes on a real date, and uses the unsettling ghost she keeps seeing as the subject of a short film‐‐her first.

Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage (Book 2 of Mo & Dale Mysteries)
When Miss Lana accidentally buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing town auction, Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale--opens up a paranormal division to solve the ghost's identity before the town's big 250th anniversary bash

Mystery Authors

Carl Hiaasen Harlan Coben Caroline Cooney Vivian Vande Velde

Nancy Werlin Mary Higgins Clark Lois Duncan


Non-Fiction

Nonfiction

Spies of Mississippi by Rick BowersBowers, Rick: Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
Chronicles how the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission attempted to halt racial integration in the 1950s and 1960s through an extensive propaganda effort to label civil rights leaders and their followers as communists.

Boys in the boat by Daniel Brown

Brown, Daniel James Boys in the Boat: A True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics. Out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.

The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

Fleming, Candace: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Details the history of Russia's last royal family, the Romanovs.


Because They Marched by Russell Freedman

Freedman, Russell: Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America Provides an account of the march for African American voting rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King in January 1965.

The War to End All Wars by Russell Freedman

Freedman, Russell: War to End All Wars: World War I
This book examines World War I, the first global war in which modern weapons inflicted mass slaughter and an estimated 20 million people were killed.


Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandHillenbrand, Laura: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive A biography of Olympic runner and World War II bombardier, Louis Zamperini, who had been rambunctious in childhood before succeeding in track and eventually serving in the military, which led to a trial in which he was forced to find a way to survive in the open ocean after being shot down.

Dive by Deborah HopkinsHopkins, Deborah: Dive: World War II stories of sailors and submarines

The story of America's little known war-within-a war -- that of the "silent service" -- U.S. submarine warfare during World War II.


The Dark Game by Paul Janeczko

Janeczko, Paul: The Dark Game: True Spy Stories
This book is a collection of true spy stories from throughout the history of the United States, discussing personalities, missions, traitors, technological advances, and more.

Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic by Stephenie McPhersonMcPherson, Stephanie: Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic
McPherson explores the lasting legacy of the "Titanic" tragedy, and discusses how the sinking of the ship led to new regulations and the formation of an ice patrol that later became the U.S. Coast Guard.
This Land is Our Land by Linda Barrett Osborne

Osborne, Linda Barret: This Land is Our Land: a history of American Immigration This book explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. history, particularly between 1800 and 1965.

Hidden Like Anne Frank by Marcel PrinsPrins, Marcel and Peter Henk Steenhuis: Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 true stories of survival
Presents a collection of fourteen first-person accounts that share what it was like to go into hiding during World War II.

Beyond Courage by Doreen Rappaport

Rappaport, Doreen: Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Provides detailed accounts of twenty-one acts of defiance committed against Nazis in Nazi-occupied countries during World War II.

The Closer by Mariano Rivera

Rivera, Mariano: The Closer, YA edition
A young readers adaptation of the life and professional baseball career of Mariano Rivera, who played nineteen seasons in the major leagues.

How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin Sandler

Sandler, Martin: How the Beatles Changed the World
Examines The Beatles' dramatic rise to fame and their impact on rock and roll music and American culture.

Witches! The Absolutely True Tales of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer Schanzer, Rosalyn: Witches! The Absolutely True Tales of Disaster in Salem
This is the riveting story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds more.

Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin Sheinkin, Steve: Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights
Describes the fifty black sailors who refused to work in unsafe and unfair conditions after an explosion in Port Chicago killed 320 servicemen, and how the incident influenced civil rights.

Courage Has No Color by Tanya Stone Stone, Tanya: Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers
Tanya Lee Stone reveals the story of the first black paratroopers, the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, nicknamed the Triple Nickles.


Finest Hours

Tougias, Michael J: The Finest Hours: the true story of a heroic sea rescue
On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. Tells the story of a harrowing CoastGuard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors.

Secrets of a Civil War Submarine

Walker, Sally: Secrets of a Civil War Submarine
This is the story of the H. L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine that became the first to ever sink an enemy ship but lay missing on the ocean floor for more than a century. The book describes its creation, its discovery, skeletons and objects found on board, and facial reconstructions of crew members by forensic anthropologists.
Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught by Bruce Weinstein Weinstein, Bruce: Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught?
This book uses real‐life examples and five basic moral principles to encourage teens to make the right choices in various situations related to friends, family, school, and relationships.

Eat This, Not That for Kids by David Zinczenko

Zinczenko, David: Eat This, Not That for Kids: Be the Leanest, Fittest Family on the Block
Learn nutritional information that addresses the growing trend in childhood weight disorders, and discover tips on how to make informed choices.

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb Bascomb, Neal: The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Presents the history of the group of spies, Holocaust survivors, and lawyers who persued Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi war criminal, for fifteen years in order to bring him to justice for his leadership role in the killing of thousands of Jews during World War II.



Biography

Biographies

Life In MotionCopeland, Misty: Life in Motion: an unlikely ballerina
Misty Copeland describes her life, ballet training, and becoming the only African American soloist at the American Ballet Theatre.


Steve Jobs: insanely great by Jessie HartlandHartland, Jessie: Steve Jobs: insanely great
A biography in graphic novel format of computer pioneer Steve Jobs, from his childhood in San Francisco through his creation of and success with Apple Computer to his death in 2011 at the age of 56.

October Sky by Homer HickamHickam, Homer: October Sky:
Homer Hickam, the son of a miner and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood, West Virginia, nurtures a dream to send rockets into outer space‐‐an ambition that changes his life and the lives of everyone living in Coalwood in 1957.

LeBron's Dream Team by Lebron James

James, Lebron and Buzz Bissinger: LeBron’s Dream Team: How Five Friends Made History
Basketball superstar James and Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize‐winning author ofFriday Night Lights, tell this poignant, thrilling account of the power of teamwork to transform young lives, including James's own. Also published under the title:Shooting Stars

Anne Frank by Menno Metselaar

Metselaar, Menno: Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures
Highlighting the life and trials of the Jewish girl who spent two years hiding from the Nazis in a secret apartment in the Netherlands, this book also includes photos of Anne Frank’s famous diary, her hiding place, and school pictures.

Archie, Peyton and Eli by Jean Nagle

Nagle, Jean: Archie, Peyton and Eli
This book provides an overview of the careers of professional football players Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning.


The Closer by Mariano Rivera

Rivera, Mariano: The Closer, young readers edition.
The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.

Nutmeg Nominees

2019 Teen Nutmeg Nominees

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Welcome to Polson Middle School Suggested Summer Reading List


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Polson Reads!

Students entering grades 7 and 8 are asked to read regularly this summer and complete a minimum of four titles by the time they enter Polson in the fall.

What should you read? Anything you want! Check out the lists on this site -- created almost entirely by Polson Students. They include a variety of genres, media, audiobooks, and websites that may pique your interest.

Our students like to use Goodreads, our Destiny library catalog, Scranton Library's Teen website, Polson Library Twitter @polsonlmc, Nutmeg Nominee Lists, Commonsense Media and Amazon to connect with other readers and recommendations.

Read what interests you! Just read! And then complete a Summer Reading Recording Sheet to return to your Language Arts teacher in September or submit titles as you finish them throughout the summer via the online version.