• The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Trumpet of the Swan, E.B. White
  • Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Old Yeller, Fred Gipson
  • Hoot, Carl Hiaasen
  • Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
  • Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Hattie, Big Sky, Kirby Larson
  • The Young Man and the Sea, Rodman Philbrick
  • Peter and the Starcatchers, Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  • Artemis Fowl: the Arctic Incident, Eoin Colfer
  • Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi
  • Ben Franklin’s Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman’s Life, Candace Fleming
  • Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
  • Bulls-eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley, Sue Macy
  • The Wright Sister: Katharine Wright and Her Famous Brothers, Richard Maurr
  • Carver, a Life in Poems, Marilyn Nelson
  • An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever, Epidemic of 1793, Jim Murphy
  • Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James Cook’s Final Expedition, Laurie Lawlor
  • The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins, Bea Uusma Schyffert
  • Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammed Ali, Charles R. Smith
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt
  • Feathers, Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Anybodies, N.E. Bode
  • The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • Fire From the Rock, Sharon Draper
  • Diamonds in the Shadow, Carolyn Cooney
  • 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.