Book Suggestions for You to Try During the School Closure

  • More From Christopher Paul Curtis--If you liked The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, you might enjoy these:

    The Journey of Little Charlie

    Bud, Not Buddy

    Bucking the Sarge

    Elijah of Buxton

    The Mighty Miss Malone

    The Madman of Piney Woods (a companion book to Elijah of Buxton)

    Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

    Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission


    If you like Fantasy:

    Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin

    The Unblemished Series by Sara Ella (three books, Unblemished, Unraveling, and Unbreakable)

    Coral by Sara Ella

    The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

    Fabelhaven by Brandon Mull

    The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale

    Doon Books by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

    Out of Time series by Nadine Brandes (three books: A Time to Die, A Time to Speak, A Time to Rise)

    Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

    Romanov by Nadine Brandes

    Angel Eyes by Sharon Dittemore

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    Eragon Series by Christopher Paolini

    Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

    The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer

    Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

    Harry Potter series

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    The Hobbit

    The Red Wall series by Brian Jacques

    Everlost by Neal Shusterman

    The Magic Treehouse series

    The Wingfeather Saga books by Andrew Peterson

    Knights of Arrethtrae series by Chuck Black

    Any book by Kiera Kass

    Any book by Kasie West

    Any book by Mary Weber


    Fun Classics:

    Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo

    Wonder by R.J. Palacio

    Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

    Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis

    Nancy Drew

    Hardy Boys

    The Celery Stalks at Midnight

    To Kill a Mockingbird


    A Little Easier Reading Level:

    Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (ANYTHING by Beverly Cleary, really :) )

    Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    I Survived... series

    Mia Mayhem by Kara West

    A Cricket in Times Square by Beverly Cleary


    More Books!

    Epic Order of the Seven series by Jenny L. Cote

    The Giver by Lois Lowry

    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

    Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Numbe the Stars by Lois Lowry

    The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    Operation Yes by Sara Holmes

    Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff