Page Turners for 6th to 8th Graders

This list includes books for children whose reading level is below his/her interest level and may need extra motivation to read. Many of the fiction titles will also be found with the J and Y paperbacks. For more ideas, look at More Rip-Roaring Reads at PT J016 AM or High/Low Handbook at J Ref 016 LI.

Children’s Fiction (J)

J (various) Dear America    (Some titles can be found in Y Fiction.)
Barshaw Ellie McDoodle : Have Pen, Will Travel     (Others in series by same author)
Branford White Wolf    (Also Y Branford)
Fleischman Seedfolks
Gallagher Camp Can't     (Others in series by same author)
Gutman The Million Dollar Shot
Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Greg Heffley's Journal     (Others in series by same author)
Levine Ella Enchanted
Maddox Speedway Switch     (Others by same author)
Petersen White Water
Rodgers Freaky Friday
Selznick The Invention of Hugo Cabret : A Novel in Words and Pictures     (Also in Y)
Skurzynski Wolf Stalker    (Others in series by same author)

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Y (various) Royal Diaries    (Some titles can be found in J fiction.)
Applegate Home of the Brave
Barnes Tattoo
Bennett Coverup
Brewer Eighth Grade Bites
Bunting Blackwater
Cooney Flash Fire
Ellis I Am a Taxi
Ellis This Is What I Did
Fields Holdup
Frizzell Chill     (Paperback only)
Gantos Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key    (Others in series by same author. Some can be found in J paperbacks.)
Glenn Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? A Mystery in Poems
Grant Pigboy
Hobbs Downriver
Holm Middle School Is Worse than Meatloaf : A Year Told Through Stuff
Hoobler The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Horowitz Stormbreaker    (Others in series by same author)
Johnson The First Part Last
Kehret Cages
Korman No More Dead Dogs
Landy Skulduggery Pleasant
Maddox On the Line    (Others by same author)
Mercati The Secret Room
Mishkin The Forest King. Woodlark's Shadow
Myers Monster
Nance Daemon Hall
Naylor Jade Green : A Ghost Story
Neale Lost at Sea
Park The Graduation of Jake Moon
Paulsen Lawn Boy
Riordan The Lightning Thief
Roberts The Kidnappers : A Mystery
Sachar Holes
Siebold My Nights at the Improv
Smith Peak
Soto Taking Sides
Walters Juice
Welvaert The Curse of the Wendigo
Wolff Make Lemonade
Worley Heir to Fire
Zucker The Bombed House    (Others by same author)

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

J791.06 Cook Roller Coasters, Or, I Had So Much Fun I Almost Puked
J551.46 Earle Dive: My Adventures in the Deep Frontier
J599 George Animals Who Have Won Our Hearts
Y811 Grandits Blue Lipstick : Concrete Poems
Y795 Hess A Practical Guide to Monsters
J612 Janulewicz Yikes! : Your Body, Up Close!
Y973.91 King Al Capone and the Roaring Twenties
J973.8 Krehbiel Little Bighorn
J599.5 Lauber Great Whales
Y921 Lewin I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler
J133.1 Maynard Ghosts
J574.999 Mitton Aliens
Y973.7 Murphy The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the War
Y796.4 Paulsen Woodsong
J810.9 Pfeffer Who Were They Really? : The True Stories Behind Famous Characters
J591 Pringle Animal Monsters: The Truth About Scary Creatures
Y904 Scandiffio Escapes!     (Others in True Stories from the Edge series)
Y629.227 Smedman From Boneshakers to Choppers : The Rip-roaring History of Motorcycles
J502.82 Snedden Yuck! A Big Book of Little Horrors
J609 Wulffson The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About Inventions
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Last Updated 12/08