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Fiction for Young Reluctant Readers

Description: High interest, low vocabulary books that will entice even the most book-averse. Ideal for elementary and middle grade readers.


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Chomp

by Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Heart of a Samurai: Based on the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro

by Margi Preus

In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan’s borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Secret Saturdays

by Torrey Maldonado

An urban novel with the power and intensity of Walter Dean Myers's books Sean is Justin's best friend - or at least Justin thought he was. But lately Sean has been acting differently.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Mountain Dog

by Margarita Engle and Aleksey Ivanov and Olga Ivanov

When Tony's mother is sent to jail, he is sent to stay with a great uncle he has never met in Sierra Nevada. It is a daunting move -- Tony's new world bears no semblance to his previous one.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Jessica Darling's It List

by Megan Mccafferty

I hadn't even gotten to homeroom yet and I'd already discovered five hard truths about junior high:1. My best friend had turned pretty. 2. She didn't know it yet. 3. It wouldn't be long before she did. 4.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel

by Diana Lopez

It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

by Kim Baker

Using a bogus name, the League of Pickle Makers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Ungifted

by Gordon Korman

Donovan, whose real gift is getting into trouble, finds himself at an academy for gifted students! Donovan is definitely skilled... at getting into trouble.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Swindle

by Gordon Korman

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Out of My Mind

by Sharon M. Draper

Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school--but no one knows it.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Loki's Wolves

by M. A. Marr and K. L. Armstrong

"The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen."Matt hears the words, but he can't believe them. He's Thor's representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? He's only thirteen.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Unwanteds

by Lisa Mcmann

A riveting middle-grade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

by Stephan Pastis

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Nightmare Academy

by Dean Lorey and Brandon Dorman

Join Charlie Benjamin on a "fast-paced, action-packed" adventure. When Charlie's nightmares bring monsters to Earth, Charlie gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn to control his powers at the incredible Nightmare Academy.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Half-Moon Investigations

by Eoin Colfer

The silver badge of Detective Fletcher Moon, the certifiably youngest detective in the world, is missing and he's just been hired by one of his classmates to solve a mystery. Rumor has it that the town's infamous crime family is to blame for the missing badge, and Half-Moon must solve these mysteries or risk his detective reputation in town forever.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade


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