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Mr. D's Recommended Reading List

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Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology

by Lise Lunge-Larsen

(4th - 5th Summer Reading Book)


The Power of Un by Nancy Etchemendy

(Quarter 1 Novel Study - DO NOT READ AHEAD)


Holes by Louis Sachar

(Quarter 2 Novel Study - DO NOT READ AHEAD)


The Cay by Theodore Taylor

(Quarter 3 Novel Study - DO NOT READ AHEAD)


The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

(Quarter 4 Novel Study - DO NOT READ AHEAD)


The Neverending Story by Michael Ende


Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter


Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Rules by Cynthia Lord


Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper


George by Alex Gino


Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan


Fairy Tales and Fantastic Stories by Terry Jones


The Kids Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tokien


The Lord of the Rings (trilogy) by J.R.R. Tolkien


A Wrinkle in Time (series) by Madeleine L'Engle


Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling


A Series of Unfortuante Events (series) by Lemony Snicket


Choose Your Own Adventure (series)


Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell


To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


Hope For The Flowers by Trina Paulis


Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll


Oz (series) by Frank L. Baum


HatchetBrian's Winter, and Brian's Return by Gary Paulson


The Dark Is Rising (series) by Susan Cooper


Animorphs (series) by Katherine A. Applegate


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach by Raold Dahl.


The Lightening Thief (series) by Rick Riordan


The Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie


5 Novels and 4 Fantastic Novels by Daniel Pinkwater


The Stone Child by Dan Poblacki


Number The Stars by Lois Lowry


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli


Jason and the Wheeled Warriors (series)


Calvin and Hobbes (comic)


BONE (comic) by Jeff Smith


The Adventures of Sam & Max (comic)


Duck Tales (comic)


The Far Side (comic)


The Cartoon History of the Universe (series) by Larry Gonick


The Cartoon History the Modern World (series) by Larry Gonick


The Cartoon Guide To... (series) by Larry Gonick