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Middle School Recommended Summer Reading

Eagle Ridge Middle School

Media Specialist John Galland’s picks:

  • “The Dark Prophecy” (Trials of Apollo Series, Vol. 2) by Rick Riordan  – “Riordan, always VERY popular.”

  • “The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket  – “Older title but just relaunched with a new series on Netflix starring Neil Patrick Harris. Great writing and vocab!”

  • “99 Stories of the Game” by Wayne Gretzky – “History of the game of hockey including the very first ever All-Star Game for any professional sport.”


Metcalf Middle School

Media Specialist Bobbie Griffith’s picks:



Nicollet Middle School

Media Specialist Nancy Meyer’s picks:

Division II Maud Hart Lovelace Nominees

Get a head start on reading the Maud Hart Lovelace Books this summer. (Reminder: you need to read at least three of them in order to vote.)

  • Beneath by Roland Smith
  • The Eighth Day by Dianne Salerni
  • Fort by Cynthia DeFelice
  • Half a Chance  by Cynthia Lord
  • Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
  • The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Under the Egg by Laura Mars Fitzgerald
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Mrs. Meyer’s Favorites by Genre


  • Codename Zero by Chris Rylander
  • Marvels by Brian Selznick


  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Shiloh by Shelby  Foote


  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


  • Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
  • Dark Life by Kat Falls


  • 23 Minutes by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Historical Fiction:

  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles


  • Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman


  • Girl Stolen by April Henry
  • Loot by Jude Watson

Realistic Fiction:

  • Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
  • Honest Truth by Dan Germeinhart


  • What Light by Jay Asher
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli


  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Science Fiction:

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Freakling by Lana Krumwiede


  • Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds