Library Ideas

                                 Parsons Middle School Library

                                 Need a good book?  Look at the categories below for the Librarians pick!

Cool Classic
Watership Down, Richard Adams
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Critter Stories
(Love those animals)
Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamilla
Summer of the Monkeys, Wilson Rawls
Shiloh
Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George
Hank the Cowdog, John Erickson
Beauty, Bill Wallace
Love that Dog, Sharon Creech
Strider, Beverly Cleary
The Backward Bird Dog, Bill Wallace
Dealing With It
(Issues for teens)
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, Jaqueline Woodson
Because of Winn-Dixie
Cut, Patricia McCormick
Stuck in Neutral, Terry Trueman
Define Normal, Julie Ann Peters
Feeling Sorry for Celia, Jaclyn Moriarty
Crooked, Laura and Tom McNeal
Being with Henry, Martha Brooks
Lucy the Giant, Sherri L. Smith
Hope Was Here, Joan Bauer
Ironman, Chris Crutcher
Razzle, Ellen Wittlinger
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher
The Skin I'm In, Sharon G. Flake
Define "Normal", Julie Anne Peters
Life in the Fat Lane, Cherie Bennett
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher
America, E. R. Frank
The Girls, Amy Goldman Koss
Rules of the Road, Joan Bauer
Kissing Doorknobs, Terry Spencer Hess
Walk Two Moons
One Fat Summer, Robert Lipsyte
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books
A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer
If Rock and Roll Were a Machine, Terry Davis
Tears of a Tiger, Sharon Draper
Randall’s Wall, Carol Fenner
Jumping the Nail, Eve Bunting
Born in Sin, Evelyn Coleman
Spellbound, Janet McDonald
Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
Peeling the Onion, Wendy Orr
Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star, Randy Powell
Checkers, John Marsden
Smack, Melvin Burgess
Good (and quick)
Nightjohn, Gary Paulsen
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, Jaqueline Woodson
On My Honor, Marian Bauer
Soldier's Heart, Gary Paulsen
Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamilla
Weasel, Cynthia DeFelice
Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker, Cynthia DeFelice
Cut, Patricia McCormick
Stuck in Neutral, Terry Trueman
Define Normal, Julie Ann Peters
The Janitor's Boy, Andrew Clements
The Rag and Bone Shop, Robert Cormier
My Louisiana Sky, Kimberly Willis Holt
Stone Fox, John Reynolds Gardiner
Knights of the Kitchen Table, Jon Scieszcka
Coverup, Jay Bennett
Mick Harte Was Here, Barbara Park
Dunc and the Haunted Castle, Gary Paulsen
Escape from Fire Mountain, Gary Paulsen
Love That Dog, Sharon Creech
Midwife's Apprentice, Karen Cushman
Randall's Wall, Carol Fenner
Freckle Juice, Judy Blume
Chocolate Touch, Patrick Catling
The Janitor's Boy, Andrew Clements
Toughing It, Nancy Springer
The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes
The Christmas Sonata, Gary Paulsen
Escape from Fire Mountain, Gary Paulsen
Baby, Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan
Graduation of Jake Moon, Barbara Park
Mick Harte was Here, Barbara Park
Van Gough Café, Cynthia Rylant
Soldier's Heart, Gary Paulsen
Out of the Past
(Historical Fiction done right)
Nory Ryan's Song, Patricia Reilly Giff
Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
Witch Child, Celia Ross
Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson
Stones in Water, Donna Jo Napoli
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
Forgotten Fire, Adam Bagdasarian
Witch Child
Shadow Spinner
Red Cap, G. Clifton Wisler
Quest for a Maid, Francis Mary Hendry
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi
Shakespeare Stealer, Gary Blackwood
Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues, Harriette Robinet
A Gathering of Days, Joan W. Blos
Spying on Miss Muller, Eve Bunting
Many Stones, Donna Jo Napoli
Watsons Go to Birmingham, Christopher Paul Curtis
Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
Catherine Called Birdy, Karen Cushman
Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Karen Cushman
Midwife’s Apprentice, Karen Cushman
Weasel, Cynthia DeFelice
Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker, Cynthia DeFelice
Bull Run, Paul Fleischman
Wolf by the Ears, Ann Rinaldi
Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman
Gate in the Wall, Ellen Howard
Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King
The Wreckers, Iain Lawrence
Dave at Night, Gail Carson Levine
Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan
The Squire, His Knight and His Lady, Gerald Morris
Fallen Angels, Walter Dean Myers
A Family Apart, Joan Lowery Nixon
Jip, His Story, Katherine Paterson
Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Lyddie, Katherine Paterson
The Glory Field, Walter Dean Myers
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
The Coffin Quilt, Anne Rinaldi
Great for Guys
Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
Point Blank, Anthony Horowitz
Striking Out, Will Weaver
Toughing It, Nancy Springer
Ironman, Chris Crutcher
Time of Fire, Robert Westall
Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick
Max the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick
Machine Gunners, Robert Westall
Falcon, Jackie French Killer
Stotan!, Chris Crutcher
The Rag and Bone Shop, Robert Cormier
Monster, Walter Dean Myers
Stone Cold, Pete Hautman
Killer's Cousin, Nancy Erlin
Tangerine, Edward Bloor
The Fat Man, Maurice Gee
Tenderness, Robert Cormier
Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
One Fat Summer, Robert Lipsyte
Deathwatch, Robb White
Slam!, Walter Dean Myers
Redwall, Brian Jacques
Danger Zone, David Klass
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J. K. Rowling
145th Street Stories, Walter Dean Myers
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
Bad Boy, Walter Dean Myers
Touching Spirit Bear, Ben Mikaelson
Hole in the Sky, Pete Hautman
Mr. Was, Pete Hautman
Fade, Robert Cormier
Holes, Louis Sachar
Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck
Athletic Shorts, Chris Crutcher
Fallen Angels, Walter Dean Myers
Heroes, Robert Cormier
Backward Bill the Bird Dog, Bill Wallace
Crash, Jerry Spinelli
Maniac McGee, Jerry Spinelli
Wringer, Jerry Spinelli
Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
Stick and Whittle, Sid Hite
Beardance, Will Hobbs
Life is Short..Play Hard
(Sports stories)
Striking Out, Will Weaver
Hard Ball, Will Weaver
Farm Team, Will Weaver
Slam!, Walter Dean Myers
Falcon, Jackie French Killer
Stotan!, Chris Crutcher
Tangerine, Edward Bloor
Danger Zone, David Klass
Athletic Shorts, Chris Crutcher
Running Loose, Chris Crutcher
Hoop Dreams, Paul Robert Walker
Takedown, Matt Christopher
Iceman, Chris Lynch
Hmmmm......
(Mysteries to keep you wondering)
Holes, Louis Sachar
Face on the Milk Carton, Caroline Cooney
Whatever Happened to Janie?, Caroline Cooney
Killer's Cousin, Nancy Werlin
Tangerine, Edward Bloor
Silent to the Bone, E. L. Konigsburg
Coverup, Jay Bennett
Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
Look for Me by Moonlight, Mary Downing Hahn
Driver's Ed, Caroline Cooney
Missing, Caroline Cooney
Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman
Nathan's Run, John Gilstrap
Running out of Time, Margaret Peterson Haddix
Matters of the Heart
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
If You Come Softly, Jacqueline Woodson
Dancing with an Alien, Mary Logue
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
On the Other Hand, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God, Louise Rennison
Thwonk!, Joan Bauer
Owl in Love, Patricia Kindl
Homeless Bird, Gloria Whelan
Dancing with an Alien
Thwonk!, Joan Bauer
Jumping the Nail, Eve Bunting
Owl in Love, Patrice Kindle
Tearjerkers
Summer of the Monkeys, Wilson Rawls
A Child Called "It", Dave Pelzer
Don't Let Me Die
Touching Spirit Bear, Ben Mikaelson
Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
If You Come Softly, Jacqueline Woodson
The Lottery Rose, Irene Hunt
The Man Who Loved Clowns, June Rae Wood
A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck
Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick
Not Just for Girls
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
Esperanza Rising, Pam Muniz Ryan
Keeping the Moon, Sarah Desson
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume
Chasing Redbird, Sharon Creech
My Louisiana Sky
Lily’s Crossing
Shadow Spinner, Susan Fletcher
Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli
Hope Was Here, Joan Bauer
Rules of the Road, Joan Bauer
Thwonk!, Joan Bauer
Spying on Miss Muller, Eve Bunting
Jumping the Nail, Eve Bunting
Born in Sin, Evelyn Coleman
Silent Storm, Sherry Garland
Listen to the Nightingale, Rumer Godden
Gate in the Wall, Ellen Howard
Owl in Love, Patrice Kindl
Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine
Baby, Patricia MacLachlan
Spellbound, Janet McDonald
Night Flying, Rita Murphy
Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
Peeling the Onion, Wendy Orr
Flip Flop Girl, Katherine Paterson
Reluctantly Alice, Phyllis Renolds Naylor
Fantastic Fantasies
The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
The Subtle Knife (sequel to Golden Compass), Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass (sequel to Subtle Knife), Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J. K. Rowling
Wise Child, Monica Furlong
Juniper, Monica Furlong
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
Sabriel, Garth Nix
Lirael, Garth Nix
Midnight for Charlie Bone
The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
Downsiders, Neil Schusterman
Quest for a Maid, Frances Mary Hendry
Artemis Fowl, Eion Colfer
The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper
Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle
Ella Enchanted, Garil Carson Levine
Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey
The Witches, Roald Dahl
The Borrowers, Mary Norton
James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
Nightmare Makers
Jade Green, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Wait Til Helen Comes, Mary Downing Hahn
Time for Andrew, Mary Downing Hahn
Stonewords, Pam Conrad
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Alvin Schwartz
Demon in my View, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
In the Forests of the Night, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Companions of the Night, Vivian Vande Velde
Blood and Chocolate, Annette Curtis Klauss
The Doll in the Garden, Mary Downing Hahn
Shattered Mirror, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Ghost in the Mirror, John Bellairs
Remember Me, Mary Higgins Clark
The Haunting, Joan Lowery Nixon
The Witches, Roald Dahl
Killing Mr. Griffin, Lois Duncan
Thinking Beyond
(Science Fiction you're gonna Love)
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle
Z for Zachariah, Robert C. O'Brien
The Dragonsinger, Anne McCaffrey
Ring of Endless Light, Madeline L'Engle
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
Interstellar Pig, William Sleator
The Giver, Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue, Lois Lowry
Owl in Love, Patrice Kindl
Ear, the Eye and the Arm, Nancy Farmer
Dark Side of Nowhere, Neal Shusterman
Fantastic Voyage, Isaac Asimov
Turnabout, Margaret Peterson Haddix
Hole in the Sky, Pete Hautman
Dancing with an Alien
Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix
Just Plain Good
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbit
The Giver, Lois Lowry
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
The Watsons Go To Birmingham, Walter Dean Myers
The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J. K. Rowling
Gathering Blue, Lois Lowry
Holes, Louis Sachar
Bradley and the Billboard
Harley, Like a Cat
Homeless Bird
Too Young to Die, Lurlene McDaniel
Driver's Ed, Caroline Cooney
The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts
Shadow Spinner, Susan Fletcher
Missing, Caroline Cooney
Gracie's Girl, Ellen Wittlinger
The Original Freddie Ackerman, Hadley Irwin
Grannie the Pag, Nina Bawden
Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
Silent Storm, Sherry Garland
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Touching Spirit Bear, Ben Mikaelson
Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick
Fire Pony, Rodman Philbrick
A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck
A Long Way from Chicago, Christopher Paul Curtis

If You Have Any Additional Questions You May Contact the Librarian, Mrs. McIntosh