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Waiver day november 2017

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100 great new middle grade books for language arts teachers and librarians to share with students.

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Waiver day november 2017

  1. 1. 100 Great New Books For Grades 4-8 November 2017 Karen Yingling Blendon Middle School Library
  2. 2. Prepared for Westerville Educator Day 7 November 2017 Karen Yingling Blendon Middle School Library http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com
  3. 3. History
  4. 4. Many Reflections Miss Jane Deming For Readers Who Like ● Pioneering stories ● Alaska ● Post Civil War Tales
  5. 5. Jasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine For Readers Who Like ● Klondike ● Jack London ● Survival
  6. 6. Genevieve’s War For Readers Who Like ● WWII ● French resistance ● Grandparent issues
  7. 7. Prisoner of War For Readers Who Like ● WWII ● Survival ● Japanese POW camps
  8. 8. The Enemy: Detroit 1954 For Readers Who Like ● Baby Boomers ● Fathers who fought in WWII ● Anti-Communism tales
  9. 9. Loving vs. Virginia For Readers Who Like ● Novels in verse ● Illustrated novels ● Civil Rights ● Romance
  10. 10. It All Comes Down to This For Readers Who Like ● Fitting in ● Family Issues ● Civil Rights
  11. 11. I Love You, Michael Collins For Readers Who Like ● 1969 Moon Walk ● Great Period Details ● Family issues
  12. 12. Armstrong and Charlie For Readers Who Like ● Mid 1970s integration issues ● Great period details ● Friend drama
  13. 13. Lemons For Readers Who Like ● Small towns ● PTSN stories ● Investigations ● Big Foot
  14. 14. Mystery
  15. 15. Sydney MacKenzie Knocks ‘em Dead For Readers Who Like ● This author ● Haunted graveyards ● Moving ● Family issues
  16. 16. The Doll’s Eye For Readers Who Like ● Creepy dolls ● Historic ghosts ● Bugs ● Friend/family drama
  17. 17. The Mesmerist For Readers Who Like ● Spiritualism ● Creepy tales ● Orphans ● A Drowned Maiden’s Hair
  18. 18. Journey on a Runaway Train For Readers Who Like ● Missing artifacts ● Children saving the world ● These characters
  19. 19. The Emperor’s Riddle For Readers Who Like ● China ● Adventures in different countries ● Sibling tales
  20. 20. Beach Party Surf Monkey For Readers Who Like ● Jimmy books ● Celebrity ● Making movies ● Florida
  21. 21. One for Sorrow For Readers Who Like ● This author ● Mean girls ● History (1918 Flu) ● Hauntings
  22. 22. The Possible For Readers Who Like ● Reality shows ● Family drama ● Psychics
  23. 23. Spirit Hunters For Readers Who Like (Interview with the author) ● Moving stories ● Grandparents ● Korean customs ● New friends
  24. 24. Sports
  25. 25. Patina For Readers Who Like (Interview with the author) ● Fish out of water ● Foster care ● Health issues ● Track
  26. 26. Sidetracked For Readers Who Like ● Autism spectrum characters ● Ensemble casts ● Running ● Influential teachers
  27. 27. Auma’s Long Run For Readers Who Like ● Medical Issues ● Other countries ● Historical fiction ● Problem novels
  28. 28. Shoe Dog For Readers Who Like ● Sports history ● Pre, Oregon, Bill Bowerman ● Business failures
  29. 29. Tournament of Champions For Readers Who Like ● Travel ball ● Series books ● Ensemble casts ● All the diversity
  30. 30. Ten For Readers Who Like ● Professional soccer ● Family problems ● Life in other countries
  31. 31. Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook For Readers Who Like ● Poetry ● Lacrosse ● School stories ● Complicated lives
  32. 32. Rooting for Rafael Rosales For Readers Who Like ● Bees ● Rags to Riches Stories ● Dominican Republic
  33. 33. Step up to the Plate, Maria Singh For Readers Who Like ● Ethnic enclaves ● 1940s baseball ● Girl Power
  34. 34. Baseball Genius For Readers Who Like ● These authors ● Struggling families ● Diners
  35. 35. Adventure
  36. 36. Leo: Dog of the Sea For Readers Who Like ● Explorers! ● Sea faring ● Working dogs
  37. 37. Boy X For Readers Who Like ● Survival ● Science ● Children alone
  38. 38. Survivor Diaries: Overboard! For Readers Who Like (Interview with the author) ● Survival ● Realistic tips ● Children working together
  39. 39. In the Shadow of the Sun For Readers Who Like ● Sibling adventures ● Survival ● North Korea ● Intrigue
  40. 40. The Wild Bunch For Readers Who Like ● Camping ● Dads ● Stupid boy things ● Wilderness survival
  41. 41. The Moon Platoon For Readers Who Like ● Vintage cars ● Space Adventure ● School stories ● Ensemble casts
  42. 42. Broken Pride For Readers Who Like ● Warriors ● African plains ● Vultures, elephants, lions
  43. 43. At the Bottom of the World For Readers Who Like ● Survival ● Science ● Labs ● Orphans with powers or skills
  44. 44. Last Day on Mars For Readers Who Like ● Classic sci fi ● Survival ● Nostalgia
  45. 45. Speculative Fiction
  46. 46. The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart For Readers Who Like ● Cooking ● Medieval fantasy ● Towns ● Dragons ● Girl power
  47. 47. Sci Fi Junior High For Readers Who Like (Interview with authors) ● Notebook Novels ● School Stories ● Mad Magazine ● Evil villains
  48. 48. Moon Shadow For Readers Who Like ● Magical realism ● “What if” stories ● Friends ● Other shoes
  49. 49. Prisoner of Ice and Snow For Readers Who Like ● Frozen ● Tamora Pierce ● Traditional fantasy ● Girl power
  50. 50. The Gauntlet For Readers Who Like ● Muslim characters ● Jumanji ● Sibling adventures ● Desert setting
  51. 51. The Crooked Sixpence For Readers Who Like ● Harry Potter ● Great world building ● Fun magic ● Family stories
  52. 52. The Castle in the Mist For Readers Who Like ● Children of Green Knowe ● British houses ● Summers with relatives ● Fantasy for non-fantasy fans
  53. 53. Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up For Readers Who Like ● Wish fulfillment ● High school stories ● Fish-out-of-water ● Magical realism
  54. 54. Sequels to Watch For Readers Who Like New series for fans of The Unwanteds and Fablehaven
  55. 55. #WNDB
  56. 56. One Good Thing About America For Readers Who Like ● Immigrant tales ● Family problems ● Settling into new school
  57. 57. Amina’s Voice For Readers Who Like ● In the news ● Anxiety issues ● Muslim concerns
  58. 58. The Crystal Ribbon For Readers Who Like ● Folk tales ● Medieval China ● Pearl Buck
  59. 59. The Someday Birds For Readers Who Like ● Road trips ● OCD/Autism ● Hopeful stories
  60. 60. This is Just a Test For Readers Who Like ● 1980s ● Jewish/Chinese culture ● Friend adventures
  61. 61. Superstar/ Chester and Gus For Readers Who Like ● Autism spectrum ● Parental involvement ● Reactions to students on spectrum
  62. 62. Soldier Boy For Readers Who Like ● Survival ● War in Uganda ● Horrific circumstances
  63. 63. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground For Readers Who Like ● Grandparents ● Adventure ● Music
  64. 64. Restart For Readers Who Like Interview with the author ● Second chances ● Mysteries ● Amnesia ● This author
  65. 65. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora For Readers Who Like ● Family stories ● Light romance ● Restaurants ● Community
  66. 66. Humorous
  67. 67. I am Fartacus For Readers Who Like ● Quirky characters ● Economic struggles ● Friend Groups ● Comic crime novels
  68. 68. #famous For Readers Who Like ● You Tube stars ● Instagram ● Teen romance
  69. 69. Confessions from the Principal’s Kid For Readers Who Like ● Friend drama ● Behind the Scenes ● School stories ● Supportive families
  70. 70. Roll For Readers Who Like ● Summer ● Friend drama ● Family problems ● Oddly endearing books
  71. 71. Love You Like a Sister For Readers Who Like ● Blended families ● Girl drama ● Wedding planning
  72. 72. Posted For Readers Who Like ● Social media ● Kindness ● Life Lessons with humor
  73. 73. Pottymouth and Stupid For Readers Who Like ● Notebook novels ● Jimmy books/I Funny ● Family problems
  74. 74. The Principal’s Underwear is Missing For Readers Who Like ● Comic Crime novels ● Popularity ● Quirky Characters ● Notebook Novels
  75. 75. The Summer of Bad Ideas For Readers Who Like ● Small towns ● Family drama ● Small town adventures
  76. 76. Sad Books
  77. 77. Let’s Pretend We Never Met For Readers Who Like ● That friend you hate ● Autism spectrum ● Middle school drama
  78. 78. Love, Ish For Readers Who Like ● Cancer patients ● Space exploration ● Hallucinatory books
  79. 79. The Someday Suitcase For Readers Who Like ● Cancer patients ● Backstories ● Medieval adventure
  80. 80. Forever, or a Long, Long Time For Readers Who Like ● Foster Care ● Sad but hopeful books ● Sibling bonds
  81. 81. Three Pennies For Readers Who Like ● Foster Care ● California ● Cautiously optimistic tale ● Closure
  82. 82. Apartment 1986 For Readers Who Like ● New York City ● Aging grandparents ● Second chances ● LGBTQIA+ characters
  83. 83. One Amazing Elephant For Readers Who Like ● The circus ● Ailing grandparents ● Animal training ● Quirky characters
  84. 84. A Dog Like Daisy For Readers Who Like ● Dog’s perspective ● PTSD stories ● Family problems
  85. 85. Invisible Emmie For Readers Who Like ● Graphic/Notebook novels ● Middle school problems ● Mental health issues ● Unexpected endings
  86. 86. Real Friends For Readers Who Like ● Raina Telgemeier ● Friend drama ● “Everybody hates me”
  87. 87. The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade For Readers Who Like ● Family problems ● Supportive school environment ● Quirky characters
  88. 88. Graphic Novels
  89. 89. Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere For Readers Who Like ● Odd fantasies ● Quirky characters ● Inexplicable plots
  90. 90. Mutant Rat Attack For Readers Who Like ● Goofy adventures ● Attacking animals ● Radioactive Rat Farts
  91. 91. The Gumazing Gum Girl For Readers Who Like ● Latinx culture ● Captain Underpants ● Bright colors
  92. 92. Stick Dog Craves Candy For Readers Who Like (Interview with author) ● This series ● Halloween ● Philosophical dogs
  93. 93. King of the Bench For Readers Who Like ● Sports ● Goofy books ● Quirky characters ● Book 1, Book 2
  94. 94. The Pudding Problem For Readers Who Like ● Delightful grandparents ● British stories ● Tom Gates ● School stories
  95. 95. Jake the Fake Keeps it Real For Readers Who Like ● Performing arts ● Personal Identity ● Multicultural characters
  96. 96. Swing It, Sunny For Readers Who Like ● The 1970s ● Family problems ● These authors
  97. 97. Invisible Emmie For Readers Who Like ● Anxious characters ● Alternative viewpoints ● School stories
  98. 98. Fish Girl For Readers Who Like ● Artistic graphics ● Fairy tale connections ● Abusive situations
  99. 99. Nonfiction
  100. 100. Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush For Readers Who Like ● Adventure ● People making poor choices ● True survival tales
  101. 101. Hidden Figures For Readers Who Like ● The movie ● Civil Rights ● Math/Science
  102. 102. Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights For Readers Who Like ● Women’s Rights ● 20th century ● Biographies of amazing women
  103. 103. Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel For Readers Who Like (Interview with author) ● Well illustrated history ● Girl power ● Cars/traveling
  104. 104. The Great American Footrace For Readers Who Like ● Running ● Adventure/Survival ● Individuals who persevered
  105. 105. Bound By Ice For Readers Who Like ● Survival ● Sailing ● Arctic settings
  106. 106. 42 Is Not Just a Number For Readers Who Like ● Jackie Robinson ● Civil Rights ● Sports
  107. 107. Fault Lines in the Constitution For Readers Who Like ● Constitutional law ● Details ● Current topics
  108. 108. I am a Secret Service Agent For Readers Who Like ● Military details ● Adventure ● First person narratives
  109. 109. Hockey The to WOW! For Readers Who Like ● This series ● Progression of sports ● All the details
  110. 110. Most pictures : http://www.touropia.com/famous-greek-temples/ Nonfiction: http://www.realmofhistory.com/2016/10/04/ancient-greek-temples- akragas-moon-orientations/ Sports: Delphi, http://www.panoramio.com/photo/83809248 Graphic: http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/Parthenon.htm

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