2017 Guilford Reading List
Baldwin & Adams



Baldwin Summer Reading 2017

Students are asked to read one title off of this list for a book discussion at the beginning of the school year.

TITLE

AUTHOR

AWKWARD

Svetlana Chmakova

BASEBALL GENIUS

Tim Green & Derek Jeter

THE BLOOD GUARD

Carter Roy

BOOK SCAVENGER

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

CHASING SECRETS

Gennifer Choldenko

FISH IN A TREE

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE RAVEN’S RIDDLE

George Hagen

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON

Kelly Regan Barnhill

THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES

Elizabeth Eulberg

KINDA LIKE BROTHERS

Coe Booth

THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH

Max Brallier

PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH

Philip Reeve

RATSCALIBUR

Josh Lieb

THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER)

Jeff Rodkey

TOOK: A GHOST STORY

Mary Downing Hahn

UNDER THE EGG

Laura Marx Fitzgerald

UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC

Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle & Emily Jenkins

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: HOME SWEET MOTEL

Chris Grabenstein

A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME

Phil Bildner






E.C. Adams Middle School 2016 SUGGESTED Summer Reading:
Students entering 7 th and 8 th Grade
2017 NUTMEG BOOK AWARD TEEN NOMINEES
Auxier, Jonathan The Night Gardener
Black, Holly & Cassandra Clare The Iron Trial
Bullard, Lisa Turn Left at the Cow
Dicks, Matthew Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
Deuker, Carl Swagger
Harrington, Karen Sure Signs of Crazy
Johnson, Jaleigh The Mark of the Dragonfly
McNeal, Tom Far, Far Away
Schrefer, Eliot Endangered
Venkatraman, Padma A Time to Dance
GENERAL FICTION
Abrahams, Peter Down the Rabbit Hole
Alcott, Louisa May Little Women
Amato, Mary Final Four
Applegate, Katherine Home of the Brave
Avi City of Orphans
Bodeen, S.A. The Compound
The Raft
Brande, Robin Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
Bryant, Jen Pieces of Georgia
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth
Budhos, Marina Ask Me No Questions
Choldenko, G. Al Capone Does My Shirts
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None
Connor, Leslie Waiting for Normal
Cooney, Caroline Code Orange
Face on the Milk Carton
Cormier, Robert Tunes for Bears to Dance to
Couloumbis, Audrey Say Yes
Coy, John Crackback
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bucking the Sarge
DeFelice, Cynthia Under the Same Sky
Detorie, Rick The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux
Donnelly, Jennifer A Northern Light
Dowd, Siobhan The London Eye Mystery
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Hound of the Baskervilles
Duncan, Lois Locked in Time
Fama, Elizabeth Overboard
Farmer, Nancy A Girl Named Disaster
Federle, Tim Better Nate than Ever
Fisher, Suzanne Under the Persimmon Tree
Fleishman, Paul Whirligig
Gagnon, Michelle Don’t Turn Around
Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Gardner, Graham Inventing Elliot
Goldberg Sloan, Holly I’ll Be There
Gray, Keith Ostrich Boys
Grimes, Nikki Bronx Masquerade
Gulledge, Laura Lee Page by Paige
Haddix, Margaret Running Out of Time
Takeoffs and Landings
Hesse, Karen Phoenix Rising
Hiaasen, Carl Hoot
Ho, Minfong The Clay Marble
Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas In Darkness, Death
Horowitz, Anthony Stormbreaker
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly One for the Murphys
Kadohata, Cynthia KiraKira
Knowles, Johanna See You at Harry’s
GENERAL FICTION
Konigsburg, E.L. The View from Saturday
Lieb, Josh I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want
to be Your Class President
Lipsyte, Robert The Contender
Korman, Gordon Pop
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie LandauBanks
London, Jack White Fang
Lowry, Lois Gathering Blue
Lupica, Mike Heat
Maas, Wendy Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life
Mankell, Henning Secrets in the Fire
Martin, Ann M. A Corner of the Universe
Meyer, Stephenie Twilight
Mikaelsen, Ben Touching Spirit Bear
Mulligan, Andy Trash
Murdock, Gilbert Dairy Queen
Nixon, Joan Lowery The Name of the Game Was Murder
Park, Linda Sue A Single Shard
Paterson, Katherine Jacob Have I Loved
Patron, Susan The Higher Power of Lucky
Peck, Richard A Year Down Yonder
Perkins, Lynne Rae Criss Cross
Rees, Douglas Vampire High
Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief
Roy, Jennifer Mindblind
Rylant, Cynthia Missing May
SaintExupery,
Antoine de The Little Prince
Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday Wars
Shusterman, Neal Bruiser
Full Tilt
The Schwa Was Here
Sloane, Holly Goldberg Counting by 7’s
Smith, Roland Peak
Sonnenblick, Jordan Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
Soto, Gary Accidental Love
Sparks, Nicholas A Walk to Remember
Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl
Springer, Nancy The Case of the Missing Marquess
Staples, Suzanne Fisher Under the Persimmon Tree
Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me
Steinbeck, John The Pearl
Stevenson, James The Unprotected Witness
Stevenson, Robert Louis Kidnapped
Stewart, Mary Nine Coaches Waiting
Strand, Jeff I Have a Bad Feeling About This
Sullivan, Tara Golden Boy
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Van Draanen, Wendelin The Running Game
Voigt, Cynthia Dicey’s Song
Volponi, Paul Final Four
Williams, Michael Now Is the Time for Running
Wolff, Virginia Euwer Bat 6
Woods, Brenda Emako Blue
Woodson, Jacqueline Hush
Zevin, Gabrielle Elsewhere
Zindel, Paul Loch
SCIENCE FICTION
Clements, Andrew Things Not Seen
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games
Condie, Ally Matched
Dasher, James The Maze Runner
Farmer, Nancy The House of the Scorpion
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Among the Hidden
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Turnabout
Kincaid, S.J. Insignia
L’Engle, Madeline A Wrinkle in Time
SCIENCE FICTION
Pfeffer, Susan Beth Life as We Knew It
Reeve, Philip Mortal Engines
Messner, Kate Eye of the Storm
Roth, Veronica Divergent
Shusterman, Neal Unwind
Tintera, Amy Reboot *
Valentine, James Don’t Touch Anything
Verne, Jules 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Evans, Richard Paul Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
Wells, H.G. The Time Machine
Westerfeld, Scott Uglies
HISTORICAL FICTION
Alexander, Lloyd The Gawgon and the Boy
Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains
Berry, James Ajeemah and His Son
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Cather, Willa O Pioneers!
Collier, James Lincoln &
Collier, Christopher With Every Drop of Blood
Cooney, Caroline B. Goddess of Yesterday
Crowe, Chris Mississippi Trial, 1955
Curtis, Christopher Bud, Not Buddy
The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963
Cushman, Karen The Midwife’s Apprentice
Forbes, Ester Johnny Tremain
Giff, Patricia Reilly Lily’s Crossing
Greene, Bette Summer of My German Soldier
Hesse, Karen Out of the Dust
Hughes, Dean Soldier Boys
Hunt, Irene Across Five Aprils
Lester, Julius Day of Tears
Levine, Gail Carson Dave at Night
Levine, Kristin The Lions of Little Rock
McKernan, Victoria Shackleton’s Stowaway
Magoon, Kekla The Rock and the River
Matas, Carol Daniel’s Story
Mazer, Harry A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
Meyer, Carolyn White Lilacs
Myers, Walter Dean The Glory Field
Paterson, Katherine Lyddie
Paulsen, Gary Nightjohn
Peck, Richard The River Between Us
Rinaldi, Ann A Break with Charity
Salisbury, Graham Eyes of the Emperor
Preus, Margi Shadow on the Mountain
Speare, Elizabeth George Witch of Blackbird Pond
Spinelli, Jerry Milkweed
Taylor, Mildred Let the Circle be Unbroken
FANTASY
Bell, Hilari The Goblin Wood
Delaney, Joseph Revenge of the Witch
Farmer, Nancy The Sea of Trolls
Fforde, Jasper Last Dragonslayer
Fletcher, Susan Alphabet of Dreams
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book
George, Jessica Day Princess of the Midnight Ball
Kostik, Conor Epic
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Maas, Sarah J. Throne of Glass
Maberry, Jonathan Rot& Ruin
Mari, Silvana de The Last Dragon
Meyer, Marissa Cinder
Nielsen, Jennifer A. False Prince
Oppel, Kenneth Airborn
Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass
FANTASY
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter Series
Sanderson, Brandon The Rithmatist
Shulman, Polly The Grimm Legacy
Stiefvater, Maggie The Raven Boys
The Scorpio Races
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings:
White, T.H. The Sword in the Stone
Yolen, Jane Young Merlin Trilogy: Passager/Hobby/Merlin
POETRY
Greenberg, Jan, ed. Heart to Heart
Hopkins, Lee B. Hand in Hand
Opening Days: Sports Poems
Hughes, Langston The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
Loewen, Nancy Walt Whitman
Rosenberg, Liz, ed. The Invisible Ladder
(Series) Poetry for Young People (any title in series)
BIOGRAPHY
Bernall, Misty She Said Yes
Coren, Michael The Man Who Created Narnia
Filipovic, Zlata Zlata’s Diary
Frank, Anne The Diary of a Young Girl
Freedman, Russell Lincoln: A Photo Biography
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
The Voice that Challenged a Nation
Fritz, Jean You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?
Gunther, John Death Be Not Proud
Herriot, James All Creatures Great and Small
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Farewell to Manzanar
Liang, JiLi
Red Scarf Girl
Ma, Yan The Diary of Ma Yan
Mah, Adeline Yen Chinese Cinderella
Uchida, Yoshiko The Invisible Thread
GENERAL NONFICTION
Adler, David A. We Remember the Holocaust
Anne Frank House Anne Frank in the World 19291945
Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell Hitler Youth
Bragg, Georgia How they Croaked
Calabro, Marian Perilous Journey of the Donner Party
Canfield, Jack Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan’s Soul
Diakite, Baba Wague A Gift from Childhood
Haskins, James Bound for America
Hersey, John Hiroshima
Jackson, Donna The Bone Detectives
Kaye, Cathryn Berger Going Blue
Krizmanic, Judy A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Lanier, Shannon &
Feldman, Jane Jefferson’s Children
Lekuton, Joseph Facing the Lion
Libby, Megan McNeill Postcards from France
McKissack, Patricia C. &
McKissack, Frederick L. Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts
Mah, Adeline Yen Chinese Cinderella
Melzer, Milton Piracy and Plunder: A Murderous Business
Murphy, Jim Gone AWhaling
Rappoport, Ken Guts and Glory: Making It in the NBA
Sandler, Martin W. Trapped in Ice

E.C. Adams Middle School 2016 SUGGESTED Summer Reading:
Students entering 7 th and 8 th Grade
2017 NUTMEG BOOK AWARD TEEN NOMINEES
Auxier, Jonathan The Night Gardener
Black, Holly & Cassandra Clare The Iron Trial
Bullard, Lisa Turn Left at the Cow
Dicks, Matthew Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
Deuker, Carl Swagger
Harrington, Karen Sure Signs of Crazy
Johnson, Jaleigh The Mark of the Dragonfly
McNeal, Tom Far, Far Away
Schrefer, Eliot Endangered
Venkatraman, Padma A Time to Dance
GENERAL FICTION
Abrahams, Peter Down the Rabbit Hole
Alcott, Louisa May Little Women
Amato, Mary Final Four
Applegate, Katherine Home of the Brave
Avi City of Orphans
Bodeen, S.A. The Compound
The Raft
Brande, Robin Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
Bryant, Jen Pieces of Georgia
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth
Budhos, Marina Ask Me No Questions
Choldenko, G. Al Capone Does My Shirts
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None
Connor, Leslie Waiting for Normal
Cooney, Caroline Code Orange
Face on the Milk Carton
Cormier, Robert Tunes for Bears to Dance to
Couloumbis, Audrey Say Yes
Coy, John Crackback
Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bucking the Sarge
DeFelice, Cynthia Under the Same Sky
Detorie, Rick The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux
Donnelly, Jennifer A Northern Light
Dowd, Siobhan The London Eye Mystery
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Hound of the Baskervilles
Duncan, Lois Locked in Time
Fama, Elizabeth Overboard
Farmer, Nancy A Girl Named Disaster
Federle, Tim Better Nate than Ever
Fisher, Suzanne Under the Persimmon Tree
Fleishman, Paul Whirligig
Gagnon, Michelle Don’t Turn Around
Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Gardner, Graham Inventing Elliot
Goldberg Sloan, Holly I’ll Be There
Gray, Keith Ostrich Boys
Grimes, Nikki Bronx Masquerade
Gulledge, Laura Lee Page by Paige
Haddix, Margaret Running Out of Time
Takeoffs and Landings
Hesse, Karen Phoenix Rising
Hiaasen, Carl Hoot
Ho, Minfong The Clay Marble
Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas In Darkness, Death
Horowitz, Anthony Stormbreaker
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly One for the Murphys
Kadohata, Cynthia KiraKira
Knowles, Johanna See You at Harry’s
GENERAL FICTION
Konigsburg, E.L. The View from Saturday
Lieb, Josh I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want
to be Your Class President
Lipsyte, Robert The Contender
Korman, Gordon Pop
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie LandauBanks
London, Jack White Fang
Lowry, Lois Gathering Blue
Lupica, Mike Heat
Maas, Wendy Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life
Mankell, Henning Secrets in the Fire
Martin, Ann M. A Corner of the Universe
Meyer, Stephenie Twilight
Mikaelsen, Ben Touching Spirit Bear
Mulligan, Andy Trash
Murdock, Gilbert Dairy Queen
Nixon, Joan Lowery The Name of the Game Was Murder
Park, Linda Sue A Single Shard
Paterson, Katherine Jacob Have I Loved
Patron, Susan The Higher Power of Lucky
Peck, Richard A Year Down Yonder
Perkins, Lynne Rae Criss Cross
Rees, Douglas Vampire High
Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief
Roy, Jennifer Mindblind
Rylant, Cynthia Missing May
SaintExupery,
Antoine de The Little Prince
Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday Wars
Shusterman, Neal Bruiser
Full Tilt
The Schwa Was Here
Sloane, Holly Goldberg Counting by 7’s
Smith, Roland Peak
Sonnenblick, Jordan Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
Soto, Gary Accidental Love
Sparks, Nicholas A Walk to Remember
Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl
Springer, Nancy The Case of the Missing Marquess
Staples, Suzanne Fisher Under the Persimmon Tree
Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me
Steinbeck, John The Pearl
Stevenson, James The Unprotected Witness
Stevenson, Robert Louis Kidnapped
Stewart, Mary Nine Coaches Waiting
Strand, Jeff I Have a Bad Feeling About This
Sullivan, Tara Golden Boy
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Van Draanen, Wendelin The Running Game
Voigt, Cynthia Dicey’s Song
Volponi, Paul Final Four
Williams, Michael Now Is the Time for Running
Wolff, Virginia Euwer Bat 6
Woods, Brenda Emako Blue
Woodson, Jacqueline Hush
Zevin, Gabrielle Elsewhere
Zindel, Paul Loch
SCIENCE FICTION
Clements, Andrew Things Not Seen
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games
Condie, Ally Matched
Dasher, James The Maze Runner
Farmer, Nancy The House of the Scorpion
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Among the Hidden
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Turnabout
Kincaid, S.J. Insignia
L’Engle, Madeline A Wrinkle in Time
SCIENCE FICTION
Pfeffer, Susan Beth Life as We Knew It
Reeve, Philip Mortal Engines
Messner, Kate Eye of the Storm
Roth, Veronica Divergent
Shusterman, Neal Unwind
Tintera, Amy Reboot *
Valentine, James Don’t Touch Anything
Verne, Jules 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Evans, Richard Paul Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
Wells, H.G. The Time Machine
Westerfeld, Scott Uglies
HISTORICAL FICTION
Alexander, Lloyd The Gawgon and the Boy
Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains
Berry, James Ajeemah and His Son
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Cather, Willa O Pioneers!
Collier, James Lincoln &
Collier, Christopher With Every Drop of Blood
Cooney, Caroline B. Goddess of Yesterday
Crowe, Chris Mississippi Trial, 1955
Curtis, Christopher Bud, Not Buddy
The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963
Cushman, Karen The Midwife’s Apprentice
Forbes, Ester Johnny Tremain
Giff, Patricia Reilly Lily’s Crossing
Greene, Bette Summer of My German Soldier
Hesse, Karen Out of the Dust
Hughes, Dean Soldier Boys
Hunt, Irene Across Five Aprils
Lester, Julius Day of Tears
Levine, Gail Carson Dave at Night
Levine, Kristin The Lions of Little Rock
McKernan, Victoria Shackleton’s Stowaway
Magoon, Kekla The Rock and the River
Matas, Carol Daniel’s Story
Mazer, Harry A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
Meyer, Carolyn White Lilacs
Myers, Walter Dean The Glory Field
Paterson, Katherine Lyddie
Paulsen, Gary Nightjohn
Peck, Richard The River Between Us
Rinaldi, Ann A Break with Charity
Salisbury, Graham Eyes of the Emperor
Preus, Margi Shadow on the Mountain
Speare, Elizabeth George Witch of Blackbird Pond
Spinelli, Jerry Milkweed
Taylor, Mildred Let the Circle be Unbroken
FANTASY
Bell, Hilari The Goblin Wood
Delaney, Joseph Revenge of the Witch
Farmer, Nancy The Sea of Trolls
Fforde, Jasper Last Dragonslayer
Fletcher, Susan Alphabet of Dreams
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book
George, Jessica Day Princess of the Midnight Ball
Kostik, Conor Epic
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Maas, Sarah J. Throne of Glass
Maberry, Jonathan Rot& Ruin
Mari, Silvana de The Last Dragon
Meyer, Marissa Cinder
Nielsen, Jennifer A. False Prince
Oppel, Kenneth Airborn
Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass
FANTASY
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter Series
Sanderson, Brandon The Rithmatist
Shulman, Polly The Grimm Legacy
Stiefvater, Maggie The Raven Boys
The Scorpio Races
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings:
White, T.H. The Sword in the Stone
Yolen, Jane Young Merlin Trilogy: Passager/Hobby/Merlin
POETRY
Greenberg, Jan, ed. Heart to Heart
Hopkins, Lee B. Hand in Hand
Opening Days: Sports Poems
Hughes, Langston The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
Loewen, Nancy Walt Whitman
Rosenberg, Liz, ed. The Invisible Ladder
(Series) Poetry for Young People (any title in series)
BIOGRAPHY
Bernall, Misty She Said Yes
Coren, Michael The Man Who Created Narnia
Filipovic, Zlata Zlata’s Diary
Frank, Anne The Diary of a Young Girl
Freedman, Russell Lincoln: A Photo Biography
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
The Voice that Challenged a Nation
Fritz, Jean You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?
Gunther, John Death Be Not Proud
Herriot, James All Creatures Great and Small
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Farewell to Manzanar
Liang, JiLi
Red Scarf Girl
Ma, Yan The Diary of Ma Yan
Mah, Adeline Yen Chinese Cinderella
Uchida, Yoshiko The Invisible Thread
GENERAL NONFICTION
Adler, David A. We Remember the Holocaust
Anne Frank House Anne Frank in the World 19291945
Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell Hitler Youth
Bragg, Georgia How they Croaked
Calabro, Marian Perilous Journey of the Donner Party
Canfield, Jack Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan’s Soul
Diakite, Baba Wague A Gift from Childhood
Haskins, James Bound for America
Hersey, John Hiroshima
Jackson, Donna The Bone Detectives
Kaye, Cathryn Berger Going Blue
Krizmanic, Judy A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Lanier, Shannon &
Feldman, Jane Jefferson’s Children
Lekuton, Joseph Facing the Lion
Libby, Megan McNeill Postcards from France
McKissack, Patricia C. &
McKissack, Frederick L. Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts
Mah, Adeline Yen Chinese Cinderella
Melzer, Milton Piracy and Plunder: A Murderous Business
Murphy, Jim Gone AWhaling
Rappoport, Ken Guts and Glory: Making It in the NBA
Sandler, Martin W. Trapped in Ice