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FOR 6TH GRADE: If Wonder has already been read, please read Auggie & Me

FOR 7TH and 8TH GRADE: Please choose ONE of the titles listed.


Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes Cover Image
By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
ISBN: 9780061910241
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - July 26th, 2011


Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song--because it's all good.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786819881
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2003

First Grade

In this hilarious picture book debut, the popular cartoonist perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum in the guise of a pigeon who pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the story.

Poppleton Every Day: An Acorn Book (Poppleton #3) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338566710
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 26th, 2019

2nd Grade

The three easy-to-read tales in this charming new addition to the series feature Poppleton as he goes stargazing, buys a bed, and sails.

Freckle Juice Cover Image
By Judy Blume, Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481411028
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 27th, 2014

3rd Grade

Believing freckles will change his prospects for the better, young Andrew pays fifty cents to an obnoxious classmate for her secret recipe only to endure a tummy-churning disaster.

Wishtree Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

4th Grade

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood wishtree--people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.

You might say Red has seen it all.

Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.

The Friendship War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399557620
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Published: Yearling - January 7th, 2020

5th Grade

This is war. Okay--that's too dramatic.
But no matter what this is called, so far I'm winning.
And it feels wonderful.

Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything--and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. A fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over . . . buttons?! A fad that might get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie's friendship. Because Ellie's not used to being one-upped by anybody. There's only one thing for Grace to do. With the help of Hank, the biggest button collector in the 6th grade, she'll have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped?

Wonder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375869020
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

6th Grade

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.


Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101934852
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

6th Grade Alternate - READ if you've already read Wonder.

Contains the stories The Julian Chapter, Shingaling, and Pluto.  Readers get to see Auggie through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school.

Walk Two Moons Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060560133
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - December 23rd, 2003

7th Grade, Option #1

On her journey by car from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, 13-year-old Salamanca Hiddle tells the story of her friend Phoebe, who receives a message from a "lunatic" and who must cope with the disappearance of her mother. 

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
By Avi
ISBN: 9780545477116
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2012

7th Grade, Option #2

Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832. But she finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew.

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142401200
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

7th Grade, Option #3

When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, 16 very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will--and what a will it is.

The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553256697
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Published: Bantam - October 1st, 1984

8th Grade, Option #1

The amazing story of Corrie Ten Boom, a heroine of the Dutch Resistance who helped Jews escape from the Nazis and became one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20th century.

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316241335
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

8th Grade, Option #2

The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385742528
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

8th Grade, Option #3

n 1943, while World War II raged on in the Pacific Theater, Lt. Louis Zamperini was the only survivor of a deadly plane crash in the middle of the ocean. Zamperini had a troubled youth, yet honed his athletic skills and made it all the way to the 1934 Olympics in Berlin. However, what lay before him was a physical gauntlet unlike anything he had encountered before: thousands of miles of open ocean, a small raft, and no food or water.