Suggested Reading List English/Literature

Parents and students often ask for a list of suggested reading materials.  The Nashua Catholic English-Literature team has put together this comprehensive list of reading materials that are ideal for middle school students who are interested in finding something new to read!


 A  Abner and Me  Dan Gutman
 Adam of the Road  Elizabeth Janet Gray
 Amos Fortunes, Free Man  Elizabeth Yates
 …And Now, Miguel  Joseph Krumgold
 B  The Ballad of the Pirate Queens  Jane Yolen
 Blood Secret  Kathryn Lasky
 Both Sides of Time  Caroline Cooney
 Bridge to Terabithia  Katherine Paterson
 The Bronze Bow  Elizabeth George Speare
 C  Caddie Woodlawn  Carol Ryrie Brink
 Call It Courage  Armstrong Sperry
 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch  Jean L. Latham
 The Cat Who Went to Heaven  Elizabeth Coatsworth
 Code Talker  Joseph Bruchac
 D  Danger Zone  David Klass
 Dear Mr. Henshaw  Beverly Cleary
 Dicey’s Song  Cynthia Voight
 Door in the Wall  Marguerite De Angeli
 Dorby  Monica Shannon
 E  Early Thunder  Jean Fritz
 Ender’s Game  Orson Scott Card
 F  Falcon’s Egg  Luli Gray
 Freak the Mighty  W. R. Philbrick
 G  A Gathering of Days  Joan W. Blos
 Ginger Pye  Eleanor Estes
 The Grey King  Susan Cooper
 H  The Hero and the Crown  Robin McKinley
 The High King  Lloyd Alexander
 Hitty, Her First Hundred Years  Rachel Field
 The Hobbit  J.R.R. Tolkien
 The House on Mango Street  Sandra Cisneros
 The Hunger Games  Suzanne Collins
 I  I, Juan De Pareja  Elizabeth Borton De Trevino
 I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler  Ted Lewin
 Invincible Louisa  Cornelia Meigs
 Island of the Blue Dolphins  Scott O’Dell
 It’s Like This, Cat  Emily Neville
 J  Jacob Have I Loved  Katherine Paterson
 Johnny Tremain  Esther Forbes
 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices  Paul Fleischman
 Julie of the Wolves  Jean Craighead George
 K  King of the Wind  Marguerite Henry
 L  Lincoln: A Photobiography  Russell Freedman
 M  M.C. Higgins the Great  Virginia Hamilton
 Maniac Magee  Jerry Spinelli
 Miracles on Maple Hill  Virginia Sorenson
 Missing May  Cynthia Rylant
 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh  Robert C. O’Brien
 N  Nothing But the Truth: a Documentary Novel  Avi
 Number the Stars  Lois Lowry
 O  Onion John  Joseph Krumgold
 R  Rabbit Hill  Robert Lawson
 Rifles for Waite  Harold Keith
 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry  Mildred Taylor
 S  Sarah, Plain and Tall  Patricia MacLachlin
 Secrets of the Andes  Ann Nolan Clark
 Shadow of the Bull  Maia Wojciechowska
 Shiloh  Phyllis Renolds Naylor
 The Slave Dancer  Paula Fox
 Smoky the Cow Horse  Will James
 Sounder  William H. Armstrong
 The Summer of the Swans  Betsy Byars
 Strawberry Girl  Lois Lenski
 T  Tales from Silver Lands  Charles J. Finger
 Thimble Summer  Elizabeth Enright
 Trumpeter of Krakow  Eric P. Kelly
 The Twenty-One Balloons  William Pene DuBois
 U  Up a Road Slowly  Irene Hunt
 Uncle Daney’s Way  Jessie Haas
 V  The View from Saturday  E.L. Konigsburg
 A Visit to William Blake’s Inn  Nancy Willard
 W  Walk Two Moons  Sharon Creech
 The Westing Game  Ellen Raskin
 Wheel on the School  Meindert DeJong
 The Whipping Boy  Sid Fleischman
 The Witch of Blackbird Pond  Elizabeth George Speare
 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  L. Frank Baum
 A Wrinkle in Time  Madeleine L’Engle
 Y  You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?  Jean Fritz
 Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze  Elizabeth Foreman Lewi