Thursday, August 20, 2009

Middle Grade Books Read

As much as I love spending my time reading YA and adult murder mysteries, I'm teaching fourth grade now instead of middle school, and it's time to read and reread middle grade literature. Here's my keepin' track list:

Anderson, John David - Posted , 2017 (4.5)
Anderson, Laurie Halse - Chains, 2008 (or is it YA?) (4)
Applegate, Katherine - Home of the Brave, 2007 (4)
Avi - Crispin, Cross of Lead, 2002 (1)
Barnhill, Kelly - The Mostly True Story of Jack, 2011 (2)
Baskin, Nora Raleigh - Anything But Typical, 2009 (5)
Bauer, Joan - Stand Tall, 2001 (3)
Blackford, CherylLizzie and the Lost Baby, 2016 (1)
Blakemore, Megan Frazer - The Water Castle , 2013 (3.5)
Block, Francesca Lia - House of Dolls, 2010 (4)
Branford, Anna - Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, 2010/2012 (5) (EARLY middle rdrs.)
Brockmeier, Kevin - City of Names, 2002 (3)
Calhoun, Dia - After the River the Sun, 2013 (4)
Carmichael, Clay - Wild Things, 2009 (5)
Carter, CaelaMy Life With the Liars 2016 (5)
Cheng, Andrea - The Year of the Book, 2012 (4)
..... Where Do You Stay? (4)
Clements, Andrew -  The Map Trap, 2014 (4)
.....No Talking, 2007 (4)
.....The Jacket, 2002 (4)
Clinton, Cathryn - A Stone in My Hand, 2002
Colfer, ChrisThe Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell  , 2012 (3)
Condie, Allie Summerlost , 2016 (4.5)
Connor, Leslie - Waiting for Normal, 2008 (5)
Couloumbis, Audrey - Say Yes, 2002 (4)
Creech, Sharon - Hate That Cat, 2008, (5) Love That Dog, 2001 (5)
Curtis, Christopher Paul - Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, 1995 (4.5)
Day, Karen - A Million Miles from Boston, 2011 (4)
Deutsch, Barry - Hereville, 2010 (5)
Dionne, Erin - The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, 2010 (3.5)
diCamillo, KateRaymie Nightingale, 2016 (4.5)
.....The Magician's Elephant, 2009 DNF (1)
Dowell, Frances O'Roark - Ten Miles Past Normal (2011) 4
.....Where I'd Like to Be, 2003 (4.5)
Draper, Sharon M. - Out of My Mind, 2010 (5)
Du Prau, Jeanne - City of Ember, 2003 (3.5)
Ellis, Deborah - No Ordinary Day, 2011 (4) READ CAUTION in review
.....Parvana's Journey, 2002
.....The Breadwinner, 2000
Erskine, Kathryn - Mockingbird, 2010 (5)
Fagan, Cary - The Big Swim, 2010 (2)
Fitzmaurice, Kathryn - The Year the Swallows Came Early, 2009 (5)
Fleischman, Sid - The Dream Stealer, 2009 (3)
Fletcher, Susan - Shadow Spinner, 1999
Furlong, Monica - Robin's Country, 1995 (3)
Giff, Patricia Reilly - Gingersnap, 2013 (3)
.....Pictures of Hollis Woods, 2002 (5)
Gino, AlexGEORGE, 2015 (4)
Graff, Keir The Matchstick Castle, 2017 (2)
Gregory, Kristiana - Bronte's Book Club, 2008 (3.5)
Hermes, Patricia - Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth's Jamestown Colonial Diary #1, 2000
Hesse, Karen - Brooklyn Bridge, 2008 (5)
Hiaasen, Carl - Hoot, 2000 (3)
Holmes, Barbara Ware, Following Fake Man, 2001
Holmes, Sara Lewis - Operation Yes, 2009 DNF
Holt, K. A. - House Arrest, 2015 (5)
Holt, Kimberly Willis - Piper Reed, Navy Brat, (4)
Horvath, Polly - Everything on a Waffle (4)
House, Silas & Neela Vaswani - Same Sun Here, 2011 (4)
Hurwitz, Michele Weber - The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days, 2014 (4)
Hyde, Catherine Ryan - Pay It Forward, 2014 (2)
Jacobson, Jennifer Richard - Small as an Elephant, 2011 (3)
..........Winnie Dancing on Her Own, 2001 (4)
Klise, Kate - Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road #1) 2009 (4)
Kadahata, Cynthia - Half a World Away, 2014 (2.5)
Korman, Gordon - Schooled, 2007 (4)
LaFleur, Suzanne - Listening for Lucca, 2013 (3)
Latham, Irene - Leaving Gee's Bend, 2010 (4)
Law, Ingrid - Savvy, 2009 (3.5)
Levine, Gail Carson - Dave at Night, 1999
Lin, Grace - The Year of the Dog, 2006 (4)
Lord, Cynthia - Touch Blue, 2010 (4.5)
......Half a Chance (2014 (4)
Lopez, Diana - Confetti Girl, 2009 (4)
Lowry, Lois - Gooney Bird Greene, 2002 (4)
.....The Gooney Bird Collection, 2009 (4)
Lubar, David - Punished! 2006 (4)
MacLachlan, Patricia - Word After Word After Word, 2010 (4)
.....Waiting for the Magic, 2011 (5)
.....The Poet's Dog (4)
Martin, Ann M.
.....A Corner of the Universe, 2002 (3.5)
Mass, Wendy - 11 Birthdays, 2009 (4)
.....Every Soul a Star, 2008 (5)
.....Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight (1) really too young for middle grade titles, but not sure where else it would belong?
McMann, Lisa - The Unwanteds, 2011 (3.5)
Mead, Alice, Year of No Rain, 2003 (4.5)
.....Girl of Kosovo, 2001
Mills, Claudia - How Oliver Olson Changed the World, 2009 (5)
Moss, Marissa - Amelia Hits the Road, 1997
Nickerson, Sarah - How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, 2002 (3.5)
Orlev, Uri - Song of the Whales, 2010 (1)
Park, Linda Sue - A Long Walk to Water, 2010 (4.5)
Partridge, Elizabeth - Dogtag Summer, 2011 (4.5)
Paterson, Katherine - Day of the Pelican, 2009 (3)
.....The Same Stuff as Stars, 2002 (3)
Patt, Beverly - Best Friends Forever, 2010 (5)
Paulsen, Gary - Lawn Boy, 2007 (4.5)
......Amazing Life of Birds, 2006 (3.5)
Pennypacker, Sara - Summer of the Gypsy Moths, 2012 (5)
Pinkney, Andrea DavisDear America: With the Might of Angels, The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley Virginia, 1954, 2011 (5)
Polacio, P. J. - Wonder , 2012 (5)
Potter, EllenPiper Green and the Fairy Tree #1, 2015 (5) (Beginning Chapter book
Ray, Delia - Here Lies Linc, 2011 (4)
Rhoads, Dorothy - The Corn Grows Ripe, 1956 (3.5+)
Rhodes, Jewell Parker - Ninth Ward, 2010 (3)
Riordan, Rick - The 39 Clues Book 1- Maze of Bones, 2008 (2)
Rollins, James - Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow, 2009 (4)
Rose, Caroline Starr - May B. a Novel, 2012 (3/Liked it)
Ryan, Pam Munoz - Esperanza Rising (4)
Salerni, Dianne K. - The Eighth Day, (4)
Schlitz, Laura Amy - The Night Fairy, 2010 (4)
Selznick, Brian - Wonderstruck, 2011 (3-Liked it)
Shovan, Laura - The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary (4) VERSE
Sloan, Holly GreenbergCounting by 7s, 2013 (5)
Smith, Alexander McCall - Akimbo and the Crocodile Man, 1993 (2.5)
Spinelli, JerryThe Warden's Daughter, 2017 (4)
..........Eggs, 2007 (3.5/5)
..........Loser, 2002 (4.5)
..........Stargirl, 2000 (4)
Springer, Nancy - The Case of the Missing Marquess, 2006 (4)
Staples, Suzanne Fisher - Under the Persimmon Tree, 2005 (4)
Stead, Rebecca - When You Reach Me, 2009 (4)
Stolz, Joelle - The Shadows of Ghadames, 1999/2004 (5)
Sturm, James - Satchel Paige, 2007 (4)
Timberlake, AmyOne Came Home, 2013 (2)
Tolan, Stephanie S. - Surviving the Applewhites, 2002 (5)
Waugh, Sylvia - Space Race, 2000
Whelan, Gloria - Listening for Lions, 2005 (4)
..........Small Acts of Amazing Courage, 2011 (3.5)
..........Angel on the Square, 2001 (3.5/4)
White, Ruth - You'll Like It Here (Everybody Does), 2011 (4)
..........A Month of Sundays, 2011 (4+)
Williams-Garcia - One Crazy Summer, 2010 (3.5)
Wolk, LaurenWolf Hollow , 2016 (5)
Yohalem, Eve - Escape Under the Forever Sky, 2009 (4.5)
Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn - Reaching for Sun, 2007 (4)

1 comment:

Yoel Kreisler said...

Hey Ms. Graves,
Nice to read your blog every now and then, they look like some really good reads. Just wanting to ask if you picked up Lord Foul's Bane, or are in the process of reading it. Youre an excellent reviewe and it would be really cool to see it on your blog.
Good luck this year!

-Yoel