Middle School Book List


The Book Selection Committee is currently working hard to select the best books possible for the 2015 Reading Olympics. The titles will be posted on this site during the month of November 2014.

The Philadelphia Reading Olympics 2014 Middle School List is below for your reference.

A synopsis of each book and sample questions are available in the coach manual.

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Title Author Genre Number of Pages
Breadcrumbs Anne Ursu Science Fiction/Fantasy 336
Chomp Carl Hiaasen Realistic Fiction 304
Coraline: The Graphic Novel Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell Graphic Novel 192
The False Princess Ellis O’Neal Science Fiction/Fantasy 336
Liar & Spy Rebecca Stead Realistic Fiction 192
Locomotion Jacqueline Woodson Narrative Poetry 128
The Mighty Miss Malone Christopher Paul Curtis Historical Fiction 320
The Other Side of the Island Allegra Goodman Science Fiction/Fantasy 228
Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Realistic Fiction 320
Return to Sender Julia Alvarez Realistic Fiction 352
Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes Lauren Child Mystery/Adventure 400
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time Lisa Yee Realistic Fiction 320
The Whole Story of Half a Girl Veera Hiranandani Realistic Fiction 224
Woods Runner Gary Paulsen Historical Fiction 176
Zebrafish FableVision & Peter Reynolds Graphic Novel 128