Your mission… should you choose to accept it… is to pick a book. You can look for your own book in the library or enter through the door for ideas. Made by V.VandenWyngaard Winter 2010
Some things to remember when looking for a book. The Fit Method F-Find a book that looks interesting I-Investigate by reading a little of the book to see if it is too hard or too easy T-Try the book out or trade the book in The Five Finger Test Pick a page that has a lot of text Read the page. Put up one finger up for each word you do not know. If you have all five fingers up, the book is too difficult. If you have no fingers up, the book maybe too easy. If you have one to three fingers up, the book maybe perfect.
Book List Things to Remember Resources Genre Search Teacher Information Author Search
Author Search Laurie Halse Anderson Roald Dahl Alyson Noel Rick Riordan JK Rowling Jeanne DuPrau Suzanne Collins EoinColfer Christopher Paolini Stephanie Meyer CS Lewis Philip Pullman Walter Dean Myer Gary Paulsen Lemony Snicket Laurie Stolarz JRR Tolkien Terry Trueman
Teacher Information The books in this search are written for young adults, that means the books range from a reading level of nine years old to twelve year old. The best thing to do is have the student try the book. The important thing is the student is mature enough to handle the content of the book. The book this would mainly affect is Sold by Patricia McCormick.
Laurie Halse Anderson Historical Fiction During the Revolutionary War, Isabel’s owner dies and leaves her to be bought by a British couple. She must decide to be loyal to her new owner or spy on the pair for freedom Historical Fiction Matilda must learn to survive the horrible events of the yellow fever by herself after she is separated from her mother. After Tyler gets caught for graffiti, his life changes at school. He starts to get noticed by a girl that is his father’s boss’ daughter, and his sisters worst enemy. Will this event bring good things or more trouble. Ashley has no interest in Prom but when her friend needs her help, she learns about herself and what she wants. Melinda is hiding a huge secret that dropped her from the most popular to eating in the art room. Will Melinda ever let anyone know her secret and be released from the weight of it.
Roald Dahl Matilda fights back against her parents. She thinks that school will be safe, but not her school. Matilda fights back with her secret weapon. George needs to take care of his grumpy grandmother. George decides to make a different medicine for his grandmother. Three mean farmers try to get rid of Mr. Fox and his family. James escapes from his evil aunts by going in to a peach, but what he finds will be a giant surprise. Five children receive a golden ticket which allows them into the Wonka chocolate factory. If you like this book the next one is Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
Alyson Noel The Immortals Series is about a girl named Ever. Ever has a special gift of reading auras which develops after a terrible accident. The accident also brings about a very mysterious boy. Ever is trying to handle her new gift, figure out who this boy is and survive the events that happen to her. If you want to learn more about the series or read excerpts visit the website below. http://www.immortalsseries.com/
Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series filled with adventure. The mythological gods and goddesses are still alive and parents of demigods. Percy Jackson just thought he was another kid with dyslexia, little did he know he was something more. A demigod that would need to battle mythological creatures and monsters. For more information or if you want to learn more about gods and demigods visit the website below. Also there is going to be a sixth book not yet released. http://www.percyjacksonbooks.com/
JK Rowling The Harry Potter series pushes the boundaries of good versus evil. Harry Potter, a wizard, battles his heartless enemy Lord Voldemort. Will Harry be able to survive the events thrown at him? All of the Harry Potter books have been made into movies and are available on c.d. to be listened to.
Jeanne DuPrau Books of Ember is a series containing four books; The City of Ember, The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwoodand The Diamond of Darkhold. The series starts is a city underground that is falling apart. Lina and Doon try looking for a way out. The series follows their journey to solving the mystery of the underground city.
Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Series is a fast paced adventure through Katniss’ life. The series takes place in the future were humans live in districts and each district specializes in a trade. Every year the districts must send a boy and a girl to the Hunger Games, where only one can survive. The Underland Chronicles
EoinColfer Artemis Fowl consists of five books. Artemis Fowl is a 12 year old, millionaire and criminal mastermind. His goal is to bring honor and money to his family. Read about his genius plans from stealing a painting to kidnapping fairies.
Christopher Paolini Inheritance Cycle is a series about a war. Eragon happens upon a dragon egg that changes his life for life forever. This fantasy series is put together beautifully with magical beings and events that could destroy everything.
Stephanie Meyer The Twilight Saga is a dark love story involving a girl and a vampire. After Bella moves to Folks to live with her father she meets a boy. After that day her life is in danger. Melanie refuses to leave her mind after an alien takes over her body. The alien however also refuses to give up. Will Melanie convince the intruder to leave or at to help Melanie find her brother.
CS Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia is a seven book set however today there are books that have all of the stories in one. The Chronicles are about five children that transport themselves to a magical world to battle against an evil witch and other characters.
Philip Pullman His Dark Materials is a series containing The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The Golden Compass follows Lyra and her daemon (an animal spirit that everyone has). The Subtle Knife follows Will and the third book has both Lyra and Will. Lyra and Will must figure out what the secret of the Dust is, but is the secret worth dying for?
Walter Dean Myer Birdy is on his way to Iraq as a solider. He doesn’t know why he signed but now he has to handle what is thrown at him. Perry, a new high school graduate enlists into the Vietnam War. Once there he is on the front lines. He struggles with life as a solider. This is the story of Steve told by Steve as a movie. Steve might have to go to jail just because of a few events. If he does go to jail his life is over. Greg is trying to get out of the inner city based on his basketball skills. His teachers however feel Greg needs to try harder in school. Jimmy has lived without a dad for nine years. When his dad does come back, he takes Jimmy across the country. Will Jimmy be able to forgive his dad? Lonnie Jackson has what it takes to be a pro basketball player. His coach Cal wants Lonnie not to fall into the same situation he did.
Gary Paulsen Brian’s Saga is a survival adventure series. Brian must survive the Canadian wildness after his plan crashes. All he has is hope and a hatchet.
Lemony Snicket Complete Wreck is a 13 book series of Unfortunate Events. The Baudelaire orphans end up moving from house to house and in the mean time they are trying to solve their parent’s murder.
Laurie Stolarz The Blue is for Nightmares Collection follows Stacey. Stacey is not only a typical teen but also a witch. She sees danger coming in her dreams. The Touch Series currently contains two books. After Camelia starts seeing Ben she receives threatening phone calls and packages. Ben understands the danger Camelia is now in but will they survive.
JRR Tolkien The Ring’s journey is described in four books. The first mention is in The Hobbit, the story of Biblo’s trip in Middle Earth. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy follows. The trilogy describes Frodo’s challenge of destroying the one ring.
Terry Trueman Stuck in Neutral is about a boy with cerebral palsy. Shawn can not control anything not even where he looks. However Shawn knows more than everyone thinks. See the world through Shawn’s eyes. Cruise Control is written by Shawn’s brother and how he sees Shawn’s disability. Inside out is about a robbery at a coffee shop but little did the gunman know that they would have a hostage like Zack.
More Authors to Search LJ Smith Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black Gloria Whelan An Na Jacqueline Woodson Sherman Alexie Markus Zusak Brian Salznick Patricia McCormick Mary Norton Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Carol Plum Ucci Mark Haddon Louis Sachar Jon Krakuer Ellen Raskin Shanon Creech Madeleine L’Engle Jerry Spinelli
LJ Smith LJ Smith has written several popular series. Vampire Diaries: This series is about Elena’s life getting tangled up in two vampire brothers lives. Secret Circle: Cassie moves to a new town were she is pulled into a mystery involving witchcraft. Night World: Night World is a series that pulls in all types of fantasy beings from witches to vampires to shape shifters.
Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black The Spiderwick Chronicles is a fantasy adventure series about children discovering a book containing the truth of the forest around them. The children run into trouble with some of the beasts.
Gloria Whelan Koly lives India. Koly is forced to marry at the age of 13. After the arranged marriage takes place she must live with her husband’s family. Will Koly be able to defy traditions she doesn’t believe in.
An Na Ju Young is moving from Korea to the United States. This is the story of the difficulty her family has in transitioning to the US.
Jacqueline Woodson Melanin Sun’s world turns upside down when his mom tells him a secret she has been hiding. Melanin must learn to cope with how the secret affects his life. Jacqueline Woodson has written several other books. If you like this one check out some others.
Sherman Alexie This book is a semi-autobiography about Sherman Alexie’s life growing up being Native American and living in a “white” world.
Markus Zusak This story takes place during World War II outside of Munich. Liesel, a foster girl, begins stealing. Her favorite thing to steal is books. Her foster father then teaches her to read. The real question is will the book thief survive the war.
Brian Selnick When Hugo Cabret is orphaned by his father he learns to survive on his own. Hugo’s goal is to try and solve the mystery of his fathers life.
Patricia McCormick Lakshmi is a 13 year old girl living in Nepal. After the rains her father lost everything. She is told she can have a job in the city. When she gets there she realized she was sold for something far different then she thought.
Mary Norton The Borrowers are little people living under the clock in an old country home. The miniature people burrow or take things from the home to use. The people living there want the Borrowers to leave. This book does have others to follow it.
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Beautiful Creatures is a southern story about curse. In a small town where nothing happens Ethan will uncover a locket that holds the secret to not only his family but also a new girl in town.
Carol Plum Ucci Torey tries to figure out what happens to a fellow classmate after his disappearance.
Mark Haddon Christopher, a 13 year old boy with a form of Autism, finds his neighbor’s dog dead. After being questioned he decides he is going to solve the mystery.
Louis Sachar Stanley seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or it’s just his families bad luck. After being accused and for stealing Stanley is sent to a camp where he needs to dig a hole everyday. Will Stanley dig up the truth about his history.
Jon Krakauer This true story is about a well to do young man that took his life savings and left his life behind to go hiking in Alaska. The question is what happened after that.
Ellen Raskin After a millionaire’s death 16 people come to hear the will. Whoever can figure out how the millionaire died will become a millionaire themselves.
Sharon Creech Sal’s grandparents take her one a road trip to help Sal cope with her mother’s disappearance. This award winning story combines the two stories of Sal and her friend Phoebe.
Madeleine L’Engle A Wrinkle in Time is adventure through space and time to find out how Meg’s father died.
Jerry Spinelli Soon Palmer is going to turn ten. In his town every ten year old must become a wringer. Palmer however does not want to. Will Palmer be able to oppose the tradition?
Resources Methods for Finding a Book http://www.tooter4kids.com/classroom/choosing_a_book.htm Pictures and Information about books www.barnsandnoble.com For More Book Ideas visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.cfm http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/bbyahome.cfm Titlewave.com Teachersfirst.com
Suzanne Collins The Underland Chronicles consists of five books. Gregor and his sister falls down a grate in the laundary room and ends up in the Underland. The Underland has a prophecy along with giant spiders, cockroaches, rats and bats. Will Gregor and his sister ever make it home.
Laurie Halse Anderson Chains Prom Fever 1793 Speak Twisted Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief The Sea of Monsters The Titan’s Curse The Battle of the Labyrinth The Last Olympian Suzanne Collins The Underland Chronicles Series Gregor the Overlander Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods Gregor and the Marks of Secret Gregor and the Code of Claw Hunger Games Series 12 and up Hunger Games Catching Fire ? Stephanie Meyer Host Twilight Saga Twilight New Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn Walter Dean Myer Somewhere in the Darkness Monster Slam! Fallen Angels Sunrise over Fallujah Hoops Roald Dahl Matilda Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Fantastic Mr. Fox George’s Marvelous Medicine James and the Giant Peach JK Rowling Harry Potter Series And the Sorcerer’s Stone And the Chamber of Secrets And the Prisoner of Azkaban And the Goblet of Fire And the Order of the Phoenix And the Half-Blooded Prince And the Deathly Hallows JRR Tolkien Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King The Hobbit Terry Trueman Stuck in Neutral Cruise Control Inside Out Book List
CS Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia The Magicians Nephew The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe The Horse and His Boy Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair The Last Battle Gary Paulsen Brian’s Saga Hatchet The River Brian’s Winter Brian’s Return Brian’s Hunt Ayson Noel Immortal Series Evermore Blue Moon Shadowland Jeanne DuPrau Books of Ember The City of Embers The People of Sparks The Prophet of Yonwood The Diamond of Darkhold Christopher Paolini Eragon Eldest Brisingr Philip Pullman His Dark Materials The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass EoinColfer Artemis Fowl Series Artemis Fowl The Arctic Incident The Eternity Code The Opal Deception The Lost Colony Lemony Snicket Complete Wreck The Bad Beginning The Reptile Room The Wide Window The Miserable Mill The Austere Academy The Ersatz Elevator The Vila Village The Hostel Hospital The Carnivorous Carnival The Slippery Slope The Grim Grotto The Penultimate Peril The End
Laurie Stolarz Blue is for Nightmares Series Blue is for Nightmares White is for Magic Silver is for Secrets Red is for Remembrance The Touch Series Deadly Little Secret Deadly Little Lies LJ Smith Vampire Diaries The Awakening & The Struggle The Fury & The Dark Reunion The Return & Nightfall Secret Circle The Initiation & The Captive Part I The Captive Part II & The Power Night World Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, Spellbinder Dark Angel, The Chosen, Soulmate Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight Strange Fate Tony DiTerlizzi &Holly Black Spiderwick Chronicles The Field Guide The Seeing Stone Lucinda’s Secret Ironwood Tree Wrath of Mulgarath Homeless Bird Gloria Whelan A Step from Heaven An Na Notebooks from Melanin Sun Jacqueline Woodson The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Sherman Alexie The Book Thief Markus Zusak The Invention of Hugo CabretBrian Selznick Sold Patricia McCormick The Borrowers Mary Norton The Body of Christopher Creed Carol Plum Ucci Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Mark Haddon Holes Louis Sachar Into The Wild Jon Krakauer The Westing Games Ellen Raskin Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle Wringer Jerry Spinelli Beautiful Creatures Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Genre Search Adventure Fantasy Historical Fiction Multicultural Mystery Relationships
Adventure Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Underworld Chronicles Series Lord of Rings Eragon Series Hunger Games Series Harry Potter Series Brian’s Saga The Chronicles of Narnia Books of Ember His Dark Materials Artemis Fowl Series Complete Wreck Charlie and Chocolate Factory A Wrinkle In Time Holes Into the Wild Fantastic Mr. Fox George’s Marvelous Medicine James and the Giant Peach