• The Real Question, Adrian Fogelin
  • The Fire and the Light, Tracy A. Akers
  • The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, Michael Grunwald
  • Solomon, Marilyn B. Shaw
  • Losing It All to Sprawl, Bill Belleville
  • The Yearling, Marjorie K. Rawlings
  • Forged by Fire, Sharon M. Draper
  • We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success, Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Sharon Draper
  • The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
  • Money Hungry, Sharon Flake
  • Prom, Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  • The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  • Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, Thor Heyerdahl
  • Monster, Walter Dean Myers
  • The Search for the Unnamed One, Tracy A. Akers
  • Taken, Edward Bloor
  • Total Constant Order, Crissa-Jean Chappell
  • Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S, Cynthia Barnett
  • Florida Then & Now, Bruce Hunt
  • Southern Comforts: Rooted in a Florida Place, Sudye Cauthen
  • Looking for the New Deal, Elna C. Green
  • Breaking Point, Alex Flinn
  • Darkness Before Dawn, Sharon M. Draper
  • Flush, Carl Hiaasen
  • Night, Elie Wiesel
  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
  • A Separate Peace, John Knowles
  • Separate Fountains, Patti Wilson Byars


For additional book lists visit the American Library Association which includes the Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Wilder, Carnegie, Batchelder, Belpré, Geisel, and Odyssey awards and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture.