Monday, May 23, 2011

Mrs. Staheli’s Class Recommended Books 2010-2011

At the end of every school year I have my students (grades 7 & 9) make a list of books they have read in the past year to recommend to each other and future students as MUST READ. Here is the list for this school year. A couple of titles/series* are recommended from ARC copies.


13th Reality * – Dashner
30 Seconds Over Tokyo –  Lawson
39 Clues, The *  – various
90 Minutes in Heaven –  Piper
Adventurers Wanted * – Forman
Air Head – Cabot
Air Man – Colfer
Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians * – Sanderson
Alchemyst * – Scott
Along for the Ride – Dessen
Also Known as Harper – Leal
Amazing Gracie – Cannon
Among the Hidden * - Haddix
Artemis Fowl series – Colfer
Beautiful Tragedies – Patterson
Because of Winn-Dixie – DiCamillo
Behind Enemy Lines – Cohn
Being Sixteen – Condie
Beyonders * – Mull
Bfg, The – Dahl
Big Girl – Steel
Big Red – Kjelgaard
Big, Bad Wolf, The – Patterson
Bigfoot: Man, Monster or Myth – Carmichael
Black Beauty – Sewell
Blood is Thicker – Langan
Bloomability – Creech
Bourne Identity -- Ludlum
Boxcar Children The * – Warner
Boy Who Drank Too Much, The – Greene
Brian’s Hunt – Paulsen
Bright Blue Miracle – Wilhite
Bud, Not Buddy – Curtis
Burned – Hopkins
Candy Shop War, The – Mull
Captain Underpants * – Pickney
Car, The – Paulsen
Change of Heart, A – Picoult
Charlie Bone * – Nimmo
Chasing Redbird – Creech
Child Called It * – Peltzer
Children of the Lamp * – Kerr
Chosen One, The – Williams
Christmas Box, The – Evans
Christmas Secret, The -- Canlierre
Chronicles of Narnia – Lewis
Cirque du Freak * – Shan
City of Ember * – DePrau
Clicque, The * – Harrison
Code Talker – Bruchac
Come Thirsty – Lucado
Conspiracies 365 * – Lord
Corner of the Universe, A – Martin
Crack in the Sky – Hughes
Crank – Hopkins
Crispin * – Avi
Cure, The – Levitin
Cut – McCormick
Dar John – Sparks
Dark Divine * – Despain
DaVinci Code, The – Brown
Day the Earth Stood Still, The – Bates
Dead is the New Black * – Perez
Death of a Hired Man – Wright
Deathwatch – White
Deep, Dark & Dangerous – Hahn
Demonata * – Shan
Desperado – Palmer
Divinely Designed – Anderson
Do You Like Me Julie Sloan – Smurthwaite
Down a Dark Hall – Duncan
Dragon Keeper- Wilkinson
Dragon Rider – Funke
East – Pattou
Eddy and the Habs – Gostick
Elantris * – Sanderson
Elephant Run – Smith
Enchanted – Lowell
Eragon * – Paolini
Eternal * – Smith
Everlost * – Shusterman
Evernight *- Gray
Fablehaven * – Mull
Fallen -- Kate
Far Blue Mountains – L’Amour
Far World * – Savage
Farmer Boy – Wilder
First Love and Forever * – Stansfield
First Step to Forever – Beiber
Five People You Meet in Heaven – Albom
Flygirl – Smith
Football Hero – Green
Forbidden Sea – Nielsen
Forest Born * – Hale
Forget Me Not – Lowell
Found * – Haddix
Fruit’s Basket – Takaya
Full Tilt – Shusterman
Gate Keepers, The * – Horowitz
Glass – Hopkins
Gone with the Wind – Mitchell
Goose Girl * – Hale
Goosebumps * – Stine
Grace – Evans
Great and Terrible, The * -- Stewart
Great Brain * – Fitzgerald
Guardian, The – Sparks
Guardians of Ga’Hoole * – Lasky
Gun, The – Langan
Handle with Care – Picoult
Harry Potter *– Rowling
Hatchet *– Paulsen
Having Hope – Ferran
He’s with Me – Summers
Here’s to Rachel Robinson – Blume
Hidden Girl – Kaufman
Hobbit—Tolkien
Holes – Sacher
Hoops – Myers
Hoot – Haiasen
Horns and Wrinkles – Helgerson
Host, The – Meyer
Hourglass Door, The * – Mangum
House of Night * – Cast
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days – Alexander
Hunger Games * – Collins
Hush Hush * – Fitzpatrick
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden -- Greene
Icefire – D’Lacey
Ida B. –  Hannigan
Identical – Hopkins
Incredible Journey, The – Buford
Inkheart * – Funke
Invention of Hugo Cabret, The – Selznik
Iron King, The * – Kawaga
It’s a Mall World After All – Rallison
It’s Not About the Money – Flake
Jimmy Fincher * – Dashner
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Verne
Just Listen – Dessen
Keepers, The * - Koller
Key Maker, The – Porter
Keys to the Kingdom, The * - Nix
Last Apprentice, The * – Delaney
Last Song, The – Sparks
Leven Thumps * – Skye
Leviathan * – Westerfeld
Life As We Knew It * – Pfieffer
Light on Snow – Shreeve
Little Britches – Moody
Lord of the Rings * – Tolkien
Loser – Spinelli
Lost Hero, The * – Riordan
Luck of the Draw – Anderson
Lucky One, The – Sparks
Magyk * – Sage
Marked * – Cast
Marley & Me – Groban
Matched *– Condie
Maximum Ride * – Petterson
Maze Runner, The * – Dashner
Maze, The – Hobbs
Metro 2033 – Glukhovsky
Mexican White Boy – de la Pena
Miles from Ordinary – Williams
Mistborn * – Sanderson
Misty of Chincoteague – Henry
Mostly Ghostly* – Stine
Mother to Embarrass Me, A – Williams
Mr. Monster *– Wells
Mustang Man – L’Amour
My Fair Godmother* – Rallison
No More Dead Dogs – Korman
North - Napoli
North to the Rails – L’Amour
Notebook, The – Sparks
Old Yeller – Gipson
One Tattered Angel – Yorgason
Outsiders, The – Hinton
Over the Wall – Ritter
Palace of Mirrors, The – Haddix
Paranormalcy *– White
Pathfinder – Card
Pendragon * – MacHale
Percy Jackson * – Riordan
Perfect – Friend
Pictures of Hollis Woods – Giff
Pillage * – Skye
Pirate Latitudes – Crichton
Porter Rockwell Chronicles, The * – Dewey
Pretty Little Liars – Shepard
Princess Academy – Hale
Princess Diaries * – Cabot
Project Sweet Life – Hartinger
Radagan – L’Amour
Rag & Bone Shop, The – Cormier
Ranger’s Apprentice * – Flannigam
Red Midnight – Mikaelson
Red Pyramid, The * – Riordan
Replay – Creech
Roar, The – Clayton
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry * – Taylor
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare
Sackett * – L’Amour
Safe Haven – Sparks
Santa Maybe – Mace
Save Me from Myself – Welch
Say Goodnight Gracie – Deaver
Search and Destroy – Hughes
Search for Safety – Langan
Secret Garden, The – Burdett
Secret Journal of Brett Colton, The – Mangum
Series of Unfortunate Events * – Snicket
Shadow Riders – L’Amour
Shiver – Steifvater
Short Second Life of Bree Tanner – Meyer
Silent to the Bone – Konesburg
Simarillion, The – Tolkien
Sister Pact – Checketts
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants * – Brashares
Sisters Grimm * – Buckley
Skeleton Creek * - Carman
Sky Liners, The – L’Amour
Smiles to Go – Spinelli
Soldier Boys – Hughes
Someone Named Eva – Wolf
Spare Change – Mace
Speak – Anderson
Splintercell – Clancy
Star Wars * – various
Stolen Children – Karhet
Stormbreaker * – Horowitz
Stowaway – Hesse
Sun & Moon, Ice & Snow – George
Supernaturalist, The – Colfer
Tales of the Beedle Bard – Rowling
Tangerine – Bloor
Tarzan * –Burroughs
Tempted – Cast
Tennis Shoes among Nephites * – Heimerdinger
Tenth Circle, The – Picoult
There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom – Sachar
Thief Lord, The – Funke
Thief, The * - Turner
Thousand Tomorrows – Kingsbury
Truth About Forever, The – Dessen
Tunnels * – Gordon
Twilight * - Meyers
Tyrell – Booth
Uglies – Westerfeld
Under a War-Torn Sky – Elliott
Under the Same Stars – Hughes
Uprising – Haddix
Vampire Diaries * – Smith
Vampire Night -  Hino
Vampirytes * – Sump
Variant – Wells
Vertical Limit – Odom
Vladmir Tod * – Brewer
Wait Til Helen Comes – Hahn
Walk to Remember, A – Sparks
Walk Two Moons – Creech
Wanderer, The – Creech
War horse – Morpurgo
Warrior Heir, The * – Williams
Warriors * – Hunter
Way to Be – Hinckley
Wedding, The – Sparks
Weed Flower – Kodataha
Westing Game, The – Raskin
What I Saw and How I Lied – Blundell
When the Bough Breaks – Mangum
Where the Red Fern Grows – Rawles
Who Killed My Daughter – Duncan
Willie Wonka * – Dahl
Without a Flaw – Bell
Wolf Brother – Paver
Wolves Boys Other Things. . . Chandler
Words in the Dust – Reedy
Work & the Glory * – Lund
Year My Sister Got Lucky, The – Friedman
You Don’t Know Me – Klass
Zach’s Lie – Smith

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Those are some impressively well-read kids!

Ah, to be on that list some day . . .

I'm sure YOU will be!