Recommended Reading


Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
The 39 Clues by Various Authors
The Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky
Warriors by Erin Hunter
The All Star Sports Story Series by Fred Bowen
Bone by Jeff Smith


Money Hungry by Sharon Flake
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Patterson
Holes by Louis Sachar
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Yolanda's Genius by Carol Fenner
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


Mythology by Edith Hamilton
D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Mythology by Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire
The World’s Most Exotic Cars by John Martin
How to Draw Fast Cars, Monster Trucks and Fighter Jets by Rob Cort
How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West
Dude!: Stories and Stuff For Boys edited by Sandy Asher and David L. Harrison
Technically, It’s Not My Fault: Concrete Poems by John Grandits

Everybody Books

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett
Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
Strega Nona: An Old Tale by Tomi De Paola
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos
Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

2019 Black-Eyed Susan Nominees

5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel
A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima
All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Greeting from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt
I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
Newsprints byh Ru Xu
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Posted by John David Anderson
Power Up by Kate Leth
Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Restart by Gordon Korman
Slider by Pete Hautman
Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bessie Stringfield by Joel Christian Gill
The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman
The Evil Wizard of Smallbone by Delia Sherman
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
Up from the Sea by Leza Lowitz