Great Books for Middle School
Fiction, Nonfiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Biography, Historical Fiction
with Kids Wings Interdisciplinary Literature Guides with Jeopardy-type Games

Aliens on Vacation, The Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast by Clete Barrett Smith
Atherton, The House of Power by Patrick Carman
Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! by Matthew McElligott
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin,
Newbery Honor
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Cheshire Cheese Cat, a Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy (should have won Newbery gold)
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Crispin, The Cross of Lead
by Avi, Newbery Medal
Dark Water Rising (the story of the Galveston Hurricane of 1906) by Marian Hale
Elijah of Buxton,
2008 Newbery Honor
Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem
The Expeditioners by S. S. Taylor
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo, 2014 Newbery Medal
Freaky Fast Frankie Jo
by Lutricia Clifton
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
Happenstance Found (exciting futuristic science fiction adventure)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Caldecott Gold Medal
Laugh with the Moon by Shana Burg
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool,
2014 Newbery Medal
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Newbery Honor
The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoak
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Notorious Benedict Arnold, A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
by Steve Sheinkini
Odette's Secrets by Maryann Macdonald
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, 2013 Newbery Medal
Out of My Mind
(a MUST-READ)
Paperboy by Vince Vawter 2014 Newbery Honor Book
Pickle (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker
Rebel McKenzie by
Candice F. Ransom
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Saving Lucas Biggs
by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague (Historical Fiction, Time Travel)
A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park, 2002 Newbery Medal
Splendors and Glooms, 2013 Newbery Honor Book
Someone Named Eva (Holocaust story--we rate it higher than Number the Stars)

Spy (Great, two-point of view Biography of Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War novel)
Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs
The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda
by Tony Angleberger

Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
Surviving Antarctica
(awesome futuristic science fiction)
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage,
2013 Newbery Honor Book
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen (unique fiction/nonfiction Revolutionary War novel)