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Middle School Reading Challenge

Middle School Reading Challenge

NEW! The Middle School Reading Challenge is a self-paced reading program specifically for students entering grades 6-8.

The goal is to read 30 books before high school.

Those who participate each year vote on prizes and incentives.

Register anytime throughout the year at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Questions? Comments?
Contact Tammy Wulf at


Book List

What do you want to read? Select the 30 books you want to read from the following list of Middle School Reading Challenge books.

The list is sorted by author last name. Click on "Title" to sort A-Z or Z-A by book title. Click on "Author" to sort A-Z or Z-A by auther last name.

TITLE Sort by Title AUTHOR Sort by Autor
Crossover, theAlexander, Kwame
ChainsAnderson, Laurie Halse
SpeakAnderson, Laurie Halse
Danger Box, theBalliet, Blue
Hold FastBalliet, Blue
Girl Who Drank the Moon, theBarnhill, Kelly
Boy Who Dared, theBartoletti, Susan Campbell
Doll BonesBlack, Holly
Ask Me No QuestionsBudhos, Marina
AwkwardChnakova, Svetlana
Face on the Milk Carton, theCooney, Caroline
Walk Two MoonsCreech, Sharon
Elijah of BuxtonCurtis, Christopher Paul
Mighty Miss MaloneCurtis, Christopher Paul
Watsons Go to Birmingham, theCurtis, Christopher Paul
Under the Mambo MoonDurango, Julia
Out of My MindDraper, Sharron
Wild Book, theEngle, Margarita
Diary of a Young Girl, theFrank, Anne
CoralineGaiman, Neil
Looking for AlaskaGreen, John
Garvey's ChoiceGrimes, Nikki
Outsiders, theHinton, S.E.
Roller GirlJamieson, Victoria
Kimchi and CalamariKent, Rose
Lion of Little RockLevine, Kristin Sims
Giver, theLowry, Lois
Ask Me How My Mood Ring FeelsLopez, Diana
Snow Falling in SpringMarcus, Moying Li
EchoRyan, Pam Munoz
Dreamer, theRyan, Pam Munoz
King of Mulberry Street, theNapoli, Donna Jo
Night Divided, aNielsen, Jennifer
Cuba 15Osa, Nancy
Operation OleanderPatterson, Valerie
As Brave as YouReynolds, Jason
Ghost (Track)Reynolds, Jason
PersepolisSatrapi, Marjane
Beginning of Everything, theSchneider, Robyn
Wednesday Wars, theSchmidt, Gary
Okay for NowSchmidt, Gary
Running Dream, theVanDraanen, Wendelin
PaperboyVawter, Vince
So B ItWeeks, Sarah
One Crazy SummerGarcia, Rita Williams
Brown Girl DreamingWoodsen, Jaqueline
Millicent Min Girl GeniusYee, Lisa
I am MalalaYousafzai, Malala


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Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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