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