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Book Recommendations

We love books and we love to read! If you are looking for some recommendations, take a look below:

G5 Suggestions

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass

Canterwood Crest by Jessica Burkhart

Athena the Wise by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Jeremy Fink & the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Mickey & Me by Dan Gutman

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

When the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

CandyMakers by Wendy Mass

Magyk by Annie Sage

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Hachet by Gary Paulsen

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Sisters 8, Book 1 by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards 2013 – 2014

Auxier, J. (2011). Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. (Amulet)

Beha, E. (2009). Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog. (Bloomsbury)

Beil, M. (2010). The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin. (Knopf)

Bowen, F. (2013). Perfect Game. (Peachtree)

Christopher, M. (2010). World Cup. (Little, Brown)

Clements, A. (2010). We the Children (Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School). (Atheneum)

Cohagan, C. (2010). The Lost Children. (Aladdin)

Cronin, D. (2011). The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery. (Balzer & Bray)

Curtis, C. P. (2012). The Mighty Miss Malone. (Wendy Lamb)

Dionne, E. (2010). The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet. (Dial)

Draper, S. (2010). Out of My Mind. (Atheneum)

Flores-Galbis, E. (2010). 90 Miles to Havana. (Roaring Book Press)

Frazier, S. (2010). The Other Half of My Heart. (Delacorte)

Hiaasen, C. (2012). Chomp. (Knopf)

Jacobson, J. (2011). Small as an Elephant. (Candlewick)

Lai, T. (2011). Inside Out and Back Again. (HarperCollins)

Lupica, M. (2010). Hero. (Puffin)

McMann, L. (2011). The Unwanteds. (Aladdin)

Pennypacker, S. (2010). Summer of the Gypsy Moths. (Balzer & Bray)

Pinkwater, D. (2009). The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts,Found Out Where They Went, and Went There. (Houghton Mifflin)

Riordan, R. (2010). The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1). (Hyperion)

Simon, C. (2011). Emma on Thin Icing (Cupcake Diaries). (Simon & Schuster)

Spinelli, J. (2012). Jake and Lily. (Balzer & Bray)

Tarshis, L. (2011).I Survived: Hurricane Katrina, 2005. (Scholastic)

Vernon, U. (2009).Dragonbreath #1. (Puffin)


Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards 2012 – 2013

Bauer, M.D. (2011). The Golden Ghost. (Random House)
* Buyea, R. (2010). Because of Mr. Terupt. (Delacorte)
Dowell, F. O. (2010). Falling In. (Atheneum)
Erskine, K. (2010). Mockingbird. (Philomel)
French, V. (2008). The Robe of Skulls: The First Tale from the Five Kingdoms. (Random House)
Gifford, P. (2009). Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano. (Schwartz & Wade)
Grimes, N. (2009). Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel. (Putnam Juvenile)
Gutman, D. (2010). Roberto & Me. (HarperCollins)
Holm, J. (2010). Turtle in Paradise. (Random House)
Jennings, P. (2010). Guinea Dog. (EgmontUSA)
Law, I. (2010). Scumble. (Dial)
Lord, C. (2010). Touch Blue. (Scholastic)
Lupica, M. (2011). Shoot-Out. (Puffin)
Malone, M. (2010). The Sixty-Eight Rooms. (Random House)
Martin, A. M. (2009). Everything for a Dog. (Feiwel & Friends)
Mass, W. (2010). The Candymakers. (Little, Brown)
Preus, M. (2010). Heart of a Samurai. (Amulet)
Prineas, S. (2008). The Magic Thief. (HarperCollins)
Scaletta, K. (2010). Mamba Point. (Knopf)
Schlitz, L.A. (2010). The Night Fairy. (Candlewick)
Senzai, N.H. (2010). Shooting Kabul. (Simon & Schuster)
Stephens, J.(2011). The Emerald Atlas. (Knopf)
Tashjian, J. (2010). My Life as a Book. (Henry Holt)
Vanderpool, C. (2010). Moon Over Manifest. (Delacorte)
Williams-Garcia, R. (2010). One Crazy Summer. (Amistad)

*2013 MCBA Winner