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Summer Reading 2012 Fiction

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Summer Reading 2012



This list is only intended as a guide. Any book of interest to a student that is on the student’s reading level is acceptable.

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Nominations

Grades 4-6

  • Born to Fly by Ferrari, Michael

  • Eliza’s Freedom Road: an Underground Railroad Diary by Nolen, Jerdine

  • Here Lies Linc by Ray, Delia

  • Inside Out & Back Again by Lai, Thanhha

  • Jake by Couloumbis, Audrey

  • Ninth Ward by Rhodes, Jewell Parker

  • On the Blue Comet by Wells, Rosemary

  • The Storm Before Atlanta by Schwabach, Karen

  • The Trouble with May Amelia by Holm, Jennifer L.

  • Wild Wings by Lewis, Gill


Grades 6-9

  • The Apothecary by Meloy, Maile

  • Bluefish by Schmatz, Pat

  • Cold Case by Leonard, Julia Platt

  • Eight Keys by LaFleur, Suzanne M

  • Hidden by Frost, Helen

  • Jefferson’s Sons: a Founding Father's Secret Children by Bradley, Kimberly

  • No Passengers Beyond This Point by Choldenko, Gennifer

  • Okay for Now by Schmidt, Gary D

  • Payback Time by Deuker, Carl

  • A Tale Dark & Grimm by Gidwitz, Adam



  • Code Orange by Cooney, Caroline

  • Fish by Mone, Gregory

  • Go Big Or Go Home by Hobbs, Will

  • Night Of The Howling Dogs by Salisbury, Graham

  • Point Blank by Horowitz, Anthony

  • Wonderstruck by Selznick, Brian



  • Airborn by Oppel, Kenneth

  • Dragon’s Keep by Carey, Janet Lee

  • Eona: the last Dragoneye by Goodman, Alison

  • Epic by Kostick, Conor

  • The girl who could fly by Forester, Victoria

  • Graveyard Book by Gaiman, Neil

  • The House of the Scorpion by Farmer, Nancy

  • The Magic Thief by Sara Prineas

  • Magyk by Sage, Angie

  • The name of this book is secret by Bosch, Pseudonymous

  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

  • Revenge of the Witch: The Last Apprentice by Delaney, Joseph

  • The Scorpio Races by Stiefvater, Maggie

  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Landy, Derek

  • The Tale of Despereaux by DiCamillo, Kate

Historical Fiction

  • Breaking Stalin's Nose by Yelchin, Eugene

  • Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher Paul

  • Chains by Anderson, Laurie Halsey

  • One-Handed Catch by Auch, Mary Jane

  • Someone Named Eva by Wolf, Joan

  • Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher Paul

  • When my name was Keoko by Park, Linda Sue

  • When the Whistle Blows by Slayton, Fran Cannon



  • I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Carter, Ally

  • Jolted:Newton Starker's Rules For Survival by Slade, Arthur G

  • Once upon a Marigold by Ferris, Jean

  • Schooled by Korman, Gordan

  • Swindled by Korman, Gordan


Multicultural Fiction

  • Crossing The Wire by Hobbs, Will

  • The Devil's Arithmetic by Yolen, Jane

  • Double Dutch by Draper, Sharon

  • Does my head look bin in this? by Abel-Fattah, Randa

  • A long walk to water by Park, Linda Sue

  • Monster by Myers, Walter Dean

  • One crazy summer by Williams-Garcia, Rita

  • Trash by Mulligan, Andy

  • Under the mesquite by McCall, Guadalupe Garcia

Science Fiction

  • The City Of Ember by DuPrau, Jeanne

  • The Compound by Bodeen, S. A.

  • Dr. Franklin's island by Halam, Ann

  • Heir Apparent by Vande Velde, Vivian

  • The Hunger Games by Collins, Suzanne

  • Leviathan by Westerfeld, Scott

  • Life As We Knew It by Pfeffer, Susan Beth

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

  • Uglies by Westerfeld, Scott



  • After all, you're Callie Boone by Mack, Winnie

  • Boost by Mackel Kathryn

  • Heart of a Champion by Deuker, Carl

  • Heat by Lupica, Mike

  • Knights of the Hill Country by Tharp, Tim

  • Last shot: a Final Four mystery by Feinstein, John

  • The Million Dollar Kick by Gutman, Dan

  • Slam! by Myers, Walter Dean

  • Yellow flag by Lipsyte, Robert

Suspense, Mystery, Horror

  • Cirque Du Freak by Shan, Darren Neal

  • Closed for the season by Hahn, Mary Downing

  • Code orange by Cooney, Caroline

  • Coraline by Gaiman, Neil

  • Dead End in Norvelt by Gantos, Jack

  • Do You Know The Monkey Man? by Butler, Dorri Hillestad

  • Down A Dark Hall by Duncan, Lois

  • Full tilt : a novel by Shusterman, Neal

  • The London Eye Mystery by Dowd, Siobhan

  • Red Kayak by Cummings, Priscilla

  • Running Out Of Time by Haddix, Margaret

  • The smoky corridor by Grabenstein, Chris

  • Something Upstairs by Avi

  • The Westing Game by Raskin, Ellen


Teen Stories

  • Blindsided by Cummings, Priscilla

  • Bystander by Preller, James

  • Don’t you dare read this, Mrs.Dunphry by Haddix, Margaret

  • Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Sonnenblick, Jordan

  • Everything for a dog by Martin, Ann M.

  • The Mailbox by Shafer, Audrey

  • Out of my mind by Draper, Sharon M.

  • Perfect by Friend, Natasha

  • Project Sweet Life by Hartinger, Brent

  • Shark Girl by Bingham, Kelly

  • Shooter by Myers, Walter Dean

  • Son of the mob by Korman, Gordon

  • Speak by Anderson, Laurie

  • Waiting for Normal by Connor, Leslie

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