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Nine Books Even Big Kids Should Read

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It is commonly understood that certain books are for certain ages. High schoolers read Catcher in the Rye, and 1984, but super-great reads like The Mouse and the Motorcycle aren’t even on their radar. Well it’s time for that to change! Mature minds can (and should) enjoy a good middle-grade read every once in a while. Go on and indulge in these new(ish) wonderful tales by sophisticated, acclaimed authors. You’ll be glad you did.*

  • Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  • Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  • Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
  • Soar by Joan Bauer

*All titles are available through FHPS Overdrive or can be ordered from your school library.

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