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Northwestern Middle School Teachers & Students Assist in selecting books for Advanced Readers!
With the advances in the publishing world, this is an excitingtime to be a middle grades educator and reading promoter. In recent years, progress has been made with the publication of high quality literature appropriate for advanced middle grades readers. Through this literature, the unique intellectual, emotional and literary needs of middle grades readers reading above grade level are met. Through the Books for Advanced Middle Grades Readers project, a committee consisting of middle grades educators and students committed to find a way to meet the important needs of this group of students who have been historically overlooked by publishers and educators alike. Traditionally, it was assumed these students could manage on their own, but that is not a fair or equal assumption. Advanced readers need as much personalized time and attention selecting appropriate reading materials as do struggling readers.

To that end, a committee of library media specialists, in cooperation with classroom teachers and advanced readers in grades 6-8 throughout Indiana collaborated to develop a list of recommended books for advanced readers in the middle school.  Begun in 2005, the committee’s work is ongoing, and the list is continually changing and evolving as the publishing world and advanced readers continue to change.

It is the committee’s goal to provide intellectually stimulating and high reading level books that have been reviewed and recommended by students, educators, and committee members. Books were selected for review based on lexile, a published reading level, and/or the intellectually stimulating nature of the reading, which taps the imagination, both intellectually and in an entertaining fashion.  

The committee strongly recommends that when selecting a book for yourself, your students, or your child, please keep in mind that children mature at different rates. Not every book is appropriate for every child at every age. When choosing a book, always rely on your wisdom and good judgment. Continue to encourage students and parents to read together as a family and enjoy lively discussions about they are reading.
 
Advanced Readers Reading Lists
Contemporary Reading LIst
Contemporary
Classics Reading List
Classics
Author
Tilte
Adam
Hitchhiker's Guide SERIES
Alexie
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Alphin
Ghost Soldier
Anderson
Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
Anderson
Chains
Anderson
Pox Party
Anderson
Speak
Anderson
Wintergirls
Avi
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Bartoletti
Boy Who Dared
Bass
Sign of the Qin SERIES
Bauer
Am I Blue? Coming out of the Silence
Bauer
Rules of the Road
Beddor
Looking Glass Wars SERIES
Bell
Nick of Time
Bissinger
Friday Night Lights
Bodeen
Compound
Bray
Going Bovine
Brian
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
Brown
DaVinci Code
Bryson
Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Buckley-Archer
Gideon SERIES
Carvell
Sweetgrass Basket
Chabon
Summerland
Clancy
Hunt for Red October
Clements
Things Not Seen SERIES
Collins
Hunger Games SERIES
Connor
Miss Birdie Chose a Shovel
Cormier
Chocolate War
Crutcher
Athletic Shorts: six short stories
Curry
Black Canary
Curtis
Bucking the Sarge
Curtis
Elijah of Buxton
Curtis
Watsons Go to Birmingham
Cushman
Catherine, called Birdy
Cushman
Midwife's Apprentice
Delaney
Last Apprentice SERIES
Denenberg
Pandora of Athens: 399 BC
Dhami
Bindi Babes
Dickinson
Ropemaker
Draper
Fire From the Rock
Draper
Just Another Hero
Elliott
Give Me Liberty
Ellis
Breadwinner
Ende
Neverending Story
Farmer
House of Scorpion
Farmer
Land of the Silver Apples, The
Feinstein
Cover-Up
Flamel
Secrets of the Immortal SERIES
Fleischman
Bull Run
Fletcher
Shadow Spinner
Follett
Pillars of the Earth
Frost
Braid, The
Frost
Crossing Stones
Frost
Keesha's House
Funke
Inkheart SERIES
Gantos
Joey Pigza SERIES
Gilmore
Exchange Student
Gordon
Deeper SERIES
Gottleib
Stick Figure: a Diary of My Former Self
Green
An Abundance of Katherines
Grimes
Jazmin's Notebook
Gruber
Witch's Boy
Haddon
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Hannigan
Ida B
Hardinge
Fly by Night
Hesse
Out of the Dust
Hoffman
Indigo SERIES
Hoffman
Water Tales SERIES
Horvath
Vacation
Hosseini
Kite Runner
Houston
New Boy
Howe
Author
Title
Alcott
Eight Cousins
alcott
Little Women SERIES
Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Austen
Sense and Sensibility
Barrett
Lilies of the Field
Baum
Wizard of Oz SERIES
Buck
Good Earth
Christie
Then There Were None
Cooper
Last of the Mohicans
Craven
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Defoe
Robinson Crusoe
Dickens
Christmas Carol
Dickens
David Copperfield
Dickens
Great Expectations
Dickens
Hard Times
Dickens
Oliver Twist
Dickens
Tale of Two Cities
Doyle
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes SERIES
Fitzgerald
Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Fitzgerald
Great Gatsby
Forbes
Johnny Tremain
Frank
Alas, Babylon
Frank
Diary of Anne Frank
Gaines
Lesson Before Dying
Golding
Lord of the Flies
Hawthorne
Scarlet Letter
Herbert
Dune
Hinton
Outsiders
Hughes
Raisin in the Sun
Hugo
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hunt
Lottery Rose
Hunt
Up a Road Slowly
Huxley
Brave New World
Irving
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Kipling
Captains Courageous
Kipling
Jungle Book
Knowles
Separate Peace
Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
LeGuin
Earthsea SERIES
Lewis
Screwtape Letters
London
Call of the Wild
London
White Fang
Miller
Crucible
Miller
Death of a Salesman
Mitchell
Gone with the Wind
Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables SERIES
O'Dell
Island of the Blue Dolphins
O'Neill
Long Day's Journey into Night
Orczy
Scarlet Pimpernel
Orwell
1984
Orwell
Animal Farm
Poe
Pit and the Pendulum
Poe
Tell-tale Heart
Sewell
Black Beauty
Shakespeare
Hamlet
Shakespeare
History Plays
Shakespeare
Macbeth
Shakespeare
Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare
Twelfth Night
Shelley
Frankenstein
Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men
Stevenson
Treasure Island
Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Steinbeck
Pearl
Tolkein
Hobbit
Tolkien
Lord of the Rings SERIES
Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Upton
Jungle 
Verne
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
Verne
Karen Ault, Brownstown Central Middle School
Amanda East, Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center
Susan Hearon, Concord Junior High
Jack Humphrey, MGRN
Denise Keogh, Tipton Middle School
Nicki Kirchoff, Shelbyville Middle School
Jennifer Longgood, Northwestern Middle/Senior High Schools
Julie Mahaffey, Pleasant View Middle School
Kristina M. McGlaun. Jackson Creek Middle School
Nancy McGriff, South Central Schools
Cindy Newton, Connersville Middle School
Leslie Preddy, Perry Meridian Middle School

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