Middle Level Books Wendy Leseman, Middle School Librarian 2009
Percy Jackson series Half-human, half-Greek God, Percy Jackson is a middle school age kid with dyslexia who teams up with other demigods to keep the world safe from monsters – fast and fun. Book 5 coming May 5th
Mythical adventure, 15 year old boy, weapons, and tons of action – what’s there not to love? Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
Bluford series Low level, high interest books about inner city life. You can buy them directly from Townsend Press for $1 each, but call for parcel post to Alaska.
Private school for spies? A third book is due out this summer. Ally Carter
Clues, cards and games…. This series will go on and on – each book written by a different author.
Jacqueline Woodson Popular African American writer who appeals to girl readers of friendships, romance and living in close knit communities .
Matt Cruse is a cabin boy aboard an airship that’s basically a floating Titanic…. Kate De Vreis, heiress and animal behaviorist is a passenger aboard…. The two stars cross in each of the three books in the series of adventure and young love.
PETE HAUTMAN Imagine living in a world where playing football, getting a tattoo, or getting mad were all illegal…
NEAL SHUSTERMAN UNWIND : Teenagers who don’t conform can be “unwound” for the good of society. What would you do if you found out your parents had signed the papers and set the date?
PAUL VOLPONI Edgy, real and fast paced books….. Boys love Volponi’s books.
Sharon Draper Draper writes books that are similar to Volponi – real, edgy, and engaging. Boys gravitate to Volponi, girls to Draper.
Sleator is the master of the bizarre, creepy and suspenseful, all geared for the middle level reader. Hell Phone : Would immortality really be that great? What would it be like to converse from someone from the underworld?
These are great sports books written for high interest, but lower readability. MIKE LUPICA
Deborah Ellis Deborah Ellis interviews children on site to document their situation in both fiction and non-fiction.
When her nomadic Persian father informs her that she must marry for politics, Anahita presents another option: She will weave a riddle into her wedding rug, and marry the man who solves the puzzle.
Want to survive a horror movie? Read this book.
What would happen on earth if an asteroid were to hit the moon?
This is another series where regular girls kick butt!