Book Recommendations:





             The Girl Who Drank The Moon

                         by Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank the Moon tells the story of how Luna, after being raised by a witch, must figure out how to handle the magical powers she was accidentally given. She must control her powers before it’s too late. Recommended for grades 5-7.  

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal): Barnhill, Kelly: 9781616205676: Books

Hello, Universe

by Erin Entrada Kelly

Hello, Universe is a 2017 novel written by Erin Entrada Kelly. The novel is told from the perspectives of four middle school students as one of them becomes trapped in a well. Recommended for grades 3-6.

Hello, Universe: Kelly, Erin Entrada, Roxas, Isabel: 9780062414151: Books


The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

The story follows two African-American twin brothers who share a love for basketball but find themselves drifting apart as they head into their junior high school year. Recommended for grades 3-7.The Crossover (The Crossover Series): Alexander, Kwame: 9780544107717: Books


New Kid

                                     by Jerry Kraft

New Kid is a graphic novel that tells the story of Jordan Banks, who experiences culture shock when he enrolls at a private school. Recommended for grades 3-7.

New Kid: Craft, Jerry, Craft, Jerry: 9780062691194: Books


The Night Diary

by Veera Hiranandani

The Night Diary is written as diary entries from the perspective of Nisha, a girl who has just celebrated her twelfth birthday along with her twin brother, Amil in Pakistan. Recommended for grades 4-7.

The Night Diary: Hiranandani, Veera: 9780735228511: Books


Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Pena 

Last Stop on Market Street follows a young boy named CJ as he learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things during a bus ride. Recommended for grades 1-3.