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Quahog Cup Challenge and Independent Reading Suggestions

Lists of suggested titles to keep you reading all summer long.

Ultimate Bookshelf 9-14

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

The Chronicles of Prydain series, by Lloyd Alexander

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda series, by Tom Angleberger

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater

Poppy, by Avi

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

Oz series, by Frank Baum

The House With a Clock in its Walls, by John Bellairs

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume

Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros

Ramona series, by Beverly Cleary

The Dark is Rising series, by Susan Cooper

Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech

The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl

Danny the Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl

Matilda, by Roald Dahl

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo

The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau

Half Magic, by Edward Eager

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Edwards

The Saturdays, by Elizabeth Enright

The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich

The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes

House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer

Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh

The Lincolns, by Candice Fleming

The Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank

Eleanor Roosevelt, by Russell Freedman

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Julie of the Wolves, by Jean CraigheadGeorge

My Side of the Mountain, by Jean CraigheadGeorge

Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry

Bunnicula, by James Howe

Redwall series, by Brian Jacques

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, by Jeff Kinney

The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler, by E.L. Konigsburg

A Wrinkle in Time series, by Madeleine L'Engle


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Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf (50 more)

Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

The Earthsea Cycle series, by Ursula K. Le Guin

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine

The Chronicles of Narnia series, by C.S. Lewis

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne

Anne of Green Gables series, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Borrowers, by Mary Norton

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien

Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

A Long Way From Chicago series, by Richard Peck

The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pène du Bois

The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett

His Dark Materials series, by Phillip Pullman

Where The Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan

Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling

Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Okay For Now, by Gary Schmidt

The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick

Bomb, by Steven Sheinkin

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

The Bone Series, by Jeff Smith

A Series of Unfortunate Events books, by Lemony Snicket

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare

Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Arrival, by Shaun Tan

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, by Maria Tatar

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

All-of-a-Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers

Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

The Sword in the Stone, by Terence Hanbury White

Little House on the Prairie series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia

American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang