Jingle Dancer

by Cynthia Leitich Smith & Ling-Hwa Hu

Genre: Contemporary, Picturebook
Subjects: clever child, family relationships, independent girl, Native Americans, quest
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright


by Tim Tingle

Genre: autobiography, children's literature, Non-fiction picturebook
Subjects: bullies, discrimination, family relationships, Native Americans
Illustrated by Karen Clarkson

Killer of Enemies

by Joseph Bruchac

Genre: adventure, dystopia, fiction, teen
Subjects: family relationships, friendship, heroes, honor, independent girl, mutants, Native Americans, survival skills, warriors, Yeti

If I Ever Get Out of Here

by Eric Gansworth

Genre: fiction, humorous, teen
Subjects: 1970s, bullies, family relationships, friendship, Native Americans, New York

Big Nate Out Loud

by Lincoln Peirce

Genre: Contemporary, fiction, graphic novel/comicbook, Middle Grade
Subjects: clever child, friendship, music

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Genre: humorous, Picturebook, read aloud
Subjects: animals, clever child, comic adventure, food, friendship, imagination, silly
Illustrated by Felicia Bond

Scary Stories 3

by Alvin Schwartz

Genre: adventure, fiction, horror, short stories
Subjects: ghosts, imagination, middle readers, mysteries
Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

by Alvin Schwartz

Genre: action, fiction, horror, Middle Grade, short stories
Subjects: friendship, ghosts, imagination, mysteries
Illustrated by Brett Helquist

The Titan’s Curse

by Rick Riordan

Genre: adventure, Contemporary, fantasy, fiction, Greek mythology, Middle Grade, Roman mythology
Series: Percy Jackson | Subjects: friendship, heroes, magic, quest

The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine (K.A.) Applegate

Genre: Contemporary, middle readers
Subjects: animals, bullies, circus, clever child, dealing with death and/or illness, family relationships, friendship, orphans