Great Books for Upper Levels

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
Crispin, The Cross of Lead
(Newbery Medal)
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan (Newbery Honor)
Elijah of Buxton (Newbery Honor)
Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
(Newbery Award)
Happenstance Found (exciting science fiction adventure)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Caldecott Winner)
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
(Newbery Award)
The Mostly True Adventures of Home P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick (Newbery Honor)
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Notorious Benedict Arnold, A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkini
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Out of My Mind
(a new MUST-READ)
The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
A Single Shard (Newbery Medal)
Soar by Joan Bauer
Someone Named Eva
(Holocaust story--we rate it higher than Number the Stars)
by Joan M. Wolf
Spy (Great, two-point of view Biography of Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War novel)
Surviving Antarctica (awesome futuristic science fiction)
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
The War That Saved My LIfe by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Newbery Honor)

Wonder Struck
by Brian Selznick
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen (new unique Revolutionary War novel)