Reading List for 2019-2020

Endling: The Last, by Katherine Applegate

The Serpent’s Secret, by Sayantani DasGupta

Blended, by Sharon M. Draper

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School, by Julie Falatko

The Great Treehouse War, by Lisa Graff

Running Out of Time, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Sunny Side Up, by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Out of Left Field, by Ellen Klages

Bob, by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Breakout, by Kate Messner

Wish, by Barbara O’Connor

The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Pérez

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, by Sally J. Pla

The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu

Front Desk, by Kelly Yang

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Books are chosen by the committee members the previous spring, prior to the end of the school year. Considerations when selecting titles for the list include reading level, popularity/appeal, diversity, awards received, promotion of excellent titles that may not be well known, the number of available copies of each title in the NCLS catalog, and availability of paperback, e-book, or audio copies.

For parents and coaches interested in learning more about the selected titles, please feel free to visit any of the following websites:

School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

Common Sense Media

The Children's Book Review