what she reads

please note that this is an incomplete list.  i started keeping track when i started this blog and add titles as approved by her.  we still have many titles on our personal shelves that have not made their way to this list, though some of them have.

young adult:
lush by natasha friend
for keeps by natasha friend
the weight of feathers by anna-marie mclemore
the anatomical shape of a heart by jenn bennett
hide and seek by jane casey
ettiquette & espionage by gail carriager
curtsies & conspiracies by gail carriager
waistcoats & weaponry by gail carriager
manners & mutiny by gail carriager
the disreputable history of frankie landau-banks by e. lockhart
the maze runner by james dashner
the scorch trials by james dashner
the death cure by james dashner
human.4 by mike lancaster
ingo by helen dunmore
the deep by helen dunmore
the tide knot by helen dunmore
timekeeper's moon by jodi sensel
flirt club by cathleen daly
mis peregrine's home for peculiar children by ransom riggs
hollow city by ransom riggs
the first part last by angela johnson
king of the lost and found by john lekich
blood ninja (trilogy) by nick lake
how to lead a life of crime by kristen miller
gender blender by blake nelson
the league of beastly dreadfuls by holly grant
damosel: in which the lady of the lake renders a frank and often startling account of her wondrous life and times by stephanie spinner
the sweet dead life; a novel by joy preble
hurricane song: a novel of new orleans by paul volponi
runaway by wendelin van draanen
king dork by frank portman
notes from the midnight driver by jordan sonnenblick
mercy on these teenage chimps by gary soto
the thing about luck by cynthia kadohata
the year nick mcgowan came to stay by rebecca sparrow
peeps by scott westerfield
what my mother doesn't know by sonua sones
the orphan of awkward falls by keith graves
the boy who couldn't die by william sleator
pretty little liars (series) by sara shepard
choker by elizabeth woods
the other side of the island by allegra goodman
what i call life by jill wolfson

individual titles:
the gollywhopper games by jody feldman
skulduggery pleasant by derek lany
book scavenger by jennifer bertman
the calder game by blue balliet
the wright 3 by blue balliet
the puzzling world of winston breen by eric berlin
the potato chip puzzle by eric berlin
the puzzler's mansion by eric berlin
circus mirandus by cassie beasley
one for the murphys by lynda hunt
fish in a tree by lynda hunt
blue mountain by martine leavitt
cool melons - turn to frogs! : the life and posems of issa story and haiku translations by matthew gollub
audrey (cow) by dan bar-el
hyperbole and a half by allie brosh
red knit cap girl and the reading tree by naoko stoop
falling into place by amy zhang
silly and sillier: read aloud tales from around the world by judy sierra
the scandalous sisterhood of prickwillow place by julie berry
little rat makes music by monika bang-campbell
jane, the fox, and me by fanny britt
my secret bully by trudy ludwig
the junkyard wonders by patricia polacco
bully by patricia polacco
roxie and the hooligansby phyllis naylor
the tomorrow code by brian falkner
emma-jean lazarus fell in love by lauren tarshis
emma-jean lazarus fell out of a tree by lauren tarshis
the fellowship of alien detection by kevin anderson
half a chance by cynthia lord
the perfect sword by scott goto
1984 by george orwell
animal farm by george orwell
cyberia by chris lynch
benjamin pratt & the keepers of the school: fear itself by andrew clements
boom by mark haddon
girl meets ghost by lauren barnholdt
tesla's attic by neal shusterman
breathe: a ghost story by cliff mcnish
the call of cthulhu and other weird stories by h.p. lovecraft
if you find me by emily murdoch
places i never meant to be edited by judy blume
iggie's house by judy blume
deenie by judy blume
the house on the gulf by margaret haddix
double identity by margaret haddix
gilda joyce: psychic investigator by jennifer allison
gilda joyce: the ghost sonata by jennifer allison
gilda joyce: the dead drop by jennifer allison
the ugly one by leanne ellis
in darkness, death by dorothy & thomas hoobler
small steps: the year i got polio by peg kehret
surviving hitler: a boy in the nazi death camps by andrea warren
the awesome almost 100% true adventures of matt & craz by alan silberberg
strange happenings by avi
the school of good and evil by soman chainani
the search for wondla by tony diterlizzi
the end of the beginning: being the adventures of a small snail (and an even smaller ant) by avi
granny torrelli makes soup by sharon creech
the man with the red bag by eve bunting
saxby smart, private detective by simon cheshire
after iris by natasha farrant
out of my mind by sharon draper
the ribbajack and other curious yarns by brian jacques
redwall by brian jacques
regarding the sink by kate klise
regarding the fountain by kate klise
regarding the bees by kate klise
regarding the bathrooms by kate klise
trial by journal by kate klise
homesick by kate klise
deliver us from normal by kate klise
far from normal by kate klise
if a tree falls at lunch period by gennifer choldenko
it is illegal to quack like a duck by barbara seuling
i brought my rat for show and tell and other funny school poems by joan horton
a journey to the center of the earth (unabridged)by jules verne
the calder game by blue balliett
the danger box by blue balliett
chasing vermeer by blue balliett
hold fast by blue balliett
listening for lucca by suzanne lafleur
eva of the farm by dia calhoun
after the river the sun by dia calhoun
sugar by jewell rhodes
p.s. longer letter later: a novel in letters by paula danziger & ann martin
r my name is rachel by patricia giff
a whole nother story by dr. cuthbert soup
another whole nother story by dr. cuthbert soup
no other story by dr. cuthbert soup
motel of the mysteries by david macauley
water street by patricia giff
the whizz pop chocolate shop by kate saunders
the grimm conclusion: a companion to a tale dark and grimm by adam godwitz
the reluctant journal of henry k. larsen by susin nielsen
tuesdays at the castle by jessica day george
wednesdays in the tower by jessica day george
emily windsnap and the land of the midnight sun by liz kessler
a field guide to monsters by johan olander
handle with care: frightening stories chosen by joan kahn
chills in the night: tales that will haunt you by jackie vivelo
chills run down my spine by jackie vivelo
ask the bones: scary stories from around the world selected and retold by arielle olson and howard schwartz
tales of edgar allan poe
tales of terror by edgar allan poe
beware! r.l. stine picks his favorite scary stories
here where the sunbeams are green by helen phillips
awesome blossom: a flower power book by lauren myracle
violet in bloom: a flower power book by lauren myracle
oopsy daisy: a flower power book by lauren myracle
ten by lauren myracle
eleven by lauren myracle
phineas gage: a gruesome but true story about brain science by john fleischman
emmy and the rats in the belfry by jonathan bean
unnatural creatures by neil gaiman
mockingbird by kathryn erskine
holes by louis sachar
wonder by r.j. palacio
how to die of embarrassment every day: a true story by ann hodgman
horseradish: bitter truths you can't avoid by lemony snicket
the dark by lemony snicket
the lump of coal by lemony snicket
who could that be at this hour? by lemony snicket
monkey business by wallace edwards
out of the ocean by debra frasier
rude ramsay and the roaring radishes by margaret atwood
wumbers by amy rosenthal
the girl who could fly by victoria forester
the outcasts of 19 schuyler place by e.l. konigsburg
the last martin by jonathan friesen
kepler's dream by juliet bell
golden & grey (an unremarkable boy and a rather remarkable ghost) by louise arnold
wall-e: the junior novelization  by irene trimble
alcatraz vs the scrivener's bones by brandon sanderson
alcatraz vs the knights of crystallia by brandon sanderson
alcatraz vs the evil librarians by brandon sanderson
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by douglas adams
rare beasts (edgar & ellen) by charles ogden
nod's limbs (edgar & ellen) by charles ogden
under town (edgar & ellen) by charles ogden
hot air: edgar & ellen nodyssey #1 by charles ogden
frost bites: edgar & ellen nodyssey #2 by charles ogden
the tell-tale start: the misadventures of edgar and allan poe by gordon mcalpine
are you there, god? it's me, margaret by judy blume
paranorman by elizabeth kimmel
the garden of my imaan by farhana zia
the tarantula in my purse by jean george
the eternals by neil gaiman
m is for magic by neil gaiman
the graveyard book by neil gaiman
odd and the frost giants by neil gaiman
the facts in the case of the departure of miss finch by neil gaiman
lost in petra by melissa mahle & kathryn dennis
pinky pye by eleanor estes
homicidal psycho jungle cat : a calvin & hobbes collection by bill watterson
oh, ranger!: true stories from our national parks by mark saferstein
wildwood by colin meloy
under wildwood by colin meloy
circus galacticus by deva fagan
the wonderful story of henry sugar, and six more by roald dahl
shakespeare's scribe by gary blackwood
george and the big bang by lucy & stephen hawking
george's cosmic treasure hunt by lucy & stephen hawking
george's secret key to the universe by lucy & stephen hawking
the time hackers by gary paulsen
hitler's daughter by jackie french
agnes parker...girl in progress by kathleen o'dell
agnes parker...happy camper? by kathleen o'dell
the familiars by adam epstein & andrew jacobson
america the beautiful by wendell minor
the dancing pancake by jerry spinelli
hokey pokey by jerry spinelli
maniac magee by jerry spinelli
fourth grade rats by jerry spinelli
stargirl by jerry spinelli
contact by carl sagan
the year of the dog by grace lin
dumpling days by grace lin
the sky's the limit: stories of discovery by women and girls by catherine thimmeah
national parks: a kid's guide to america's parks, monuments, and landmarks by erin mchugh
the train of states by peter sis
the giver by lois lowry
the seven tales of trinket by shelley thomas
are you scared yet? haunted houses by robert san souci
the thief lord by cornelia funke
the legend of saint nicholas by demi
girlwonder: every girl's guide to the fantastic feats, cool qualities, and remarkable abilities of women and girls by holly hartman
a single shard by linda sue park
the vampire in my bathtub by brenda seabrooke
computational fairy tales by jeremy kubica
tintin in tibet by herge
something's not quite right (paintings) by guy billout
on a windy night by nancy raines day
sophie's world: a novel about the history of philosophy by jostein gaarder
half minute horrors
spirits, spooks, and other sinister creatures (selected by) helen hoke
halloween abc poems by eve merriam
the short and bloody history of ghosts by john farman
seen art? by jon scieszka
monsterology: fabulous lives of the creepy, the revolting, and the undead by arthur slade
more scary tales to tell in the dark: collected from folklore and retold by alvin schwartz
ghostly warnings by daniel cohen
the oxford book of scarytales by dennis pepper
the dancing kettle and other japanese folk tales by yoshiko uchida
mazes around the world by mary lankford
i love to draw by jennifer lipsey
halloween program sourcebook edited by sue ellen thompson
a tale dark & grimm by adam gidwitz
in a glass grimmly by adam gidwitz
i wanna re-do my room by clea hantman
the code busters club by penny warner
how underwear got under there by kathy shaskan
one voice, please: favorite read-aloud stories by sam mcbratney
vordak the incomprehensible: how to grow up and rule the world by vordak t. incomprehensible
a proud taste for scarlet and miniver by e.l. konigsburg
from the mixed-up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler by e.l.konigsburg
lauren ipsum by carlos bueno
the war between the vowels and the consonants by priscilla turner
the inside-outside book of washington, d.c. by roxie munro
my milk toof by inhae lee
i've lost my hippopotamus by jack prelutsky
for laughing out loud (poems selected by) jack prelutsky
the willoughbys by lois lowry
anastasia krupnik by lois lowry
moss gown by william hooks
the bat scientists by mary kay carson
the adventures of sir balin the ill-fated (the knights' tale series) by gerald morris
the adventures of sir lancelot the great by gerald morris
the adventures of sir gawain the true by gerald morris
johnny and the bomb by terry pratchett
two crafty criminals!: and how they were captured by the daring detectives of the new cut gang by philip pullman
the firework-maker's daughter by philip pullman
clockwork by philip pullman
the khan's daughter: a mongolian folktale by laurence yep
the rainbow people by laurence yep
tongues of jade by laurence yep
the star fisher by laurence yep
clover twig and the magical cottage by kaye umanski
clover twig and the perilous path by kaye umanski
little women by louisa may alcott
heidi by johanna spyri
a little princess by frances hodgson burnett
the secret garden by frances hodgson burnett
a kick in the head: an everyday guide to poetic forms by paul janeczko
pish, posh, said hieronymous bosch by nancy willard
the phantom tollbooth by norman justerindividual titles:
circus mirandus by cassie beasley
one for the murphys by lynda hunt
fish in a tree by lynda hunt
blue mountain by martine leavitt
cool melons - turn to frogs! : the life and posems of issa story and haiku translations by matthew gollub
audrey (cow) by dan bar-el
hyperbole and a half by allie brosh
red knit cap girl and the reading tree by naoko stoop
falling into place by amy zhang
silly and sillier: read aloud tales from around the world by judy sierra
the scandalous sisterhood of prickwillow place by julie berry
little rat makes music by monika bang-campbell
jane, the fox, and me by fanny britt
my secret bully by trudy ludwig
the junkyard wonders by patricia polacco
bully by patricia polacco
roxie and the hooligansby phyllis naylor
the tomorrow code by brian falkner
emma-jean lazarus fell in love by lauren tarshis
emma-jean lazarus fell out of a tree by lauren tarshis
the fellowship of alien detection by kevin anderson
half a chance by cynthia lord
the perfect sword by scott goto
1984 by george orwell
animal farm by george orwell
cyberia by chris lynch
benjamin pratt & the keepers of the school: fear itself by andrew clements
boom by mark haddon
girl meets ghost by lauren barnholdt
tesla's attic by neal shusterman
breathe: a ghost story by cliff mcnish
the call of cthulhu and other weird stories by h.p. lovecraft
if you find me by emily murdoch
places i never meant to be edited by judy blume
iggie's house by judy blume
deenie by judy blume
the house on the gulf by margaret haddix
double identity by margaret haddix
gilda joyce: psychic investigator by jennifer allison
gilda joyce: the ghost sonata by jennifer allison
gilda joyce: the dead drop by jennifer allison
the ugly one by leanne ellis
in darkness, death by dorothy & thomas hoobler
small steps: the year i got polio by peg kehret
surviving hitler: a boy in the nazi death camps by andrea warren
the awesome almost 100% true adventures of matt & craz by alan silberberg
strange happenings by avi
the school of good and evil by soman chainani
the search for wondla by tony diterlizzi
the end of the beginning: being the adventures of a small snail (and an even smaller ant) by avi
granny torrelli makes soup by sharon creech
the man with the red bag by eve bunting
saxby smart, private detective by simon cheshire
after iris by natasha farrant
out of my mind by sharon draper
the ribbajack and other curious yarns by brian jacques
redwall by brian jacques
regarding the sink by kate klise
regarding the fountain by kate klise
regarding the bees by kate klise
regarding the bathrooms by kate klise
trial by journal by kate klise
homesick by kate klise
deliver us from normal by kate klise
far from normal by kate klise
if a tree falls at lunch period by gennifer choldenko
it is illegal to quack like a duck by barbara seuling
i brought my rat for show and tell and other funny school poems by joan horton
a journey to the center of the earth (unabridged)by jules verne
the calder game by blue balliett
the danger box by blue balliett
chasing vermeer by blue balliett
hold fast by blue balliett
listening for lucca by suzanne lafleur
eva of the farm by dia calhoun
after the river the sun by dia calhoun
sugar by jewell rhodes
p.s. longer letter later: a novel in letters by paula danziger & ann martin
r my name is rachel by patricia giff
a whole nother story by dr. cuthbert soup
another whole nother story by dr. cuthbert soup
no other story by dr. cuthbert soup
motel of the mysteries by david macauley
water street by patricia giff
the whizz pop chocolate shop by kate saunders
the grimm conclusion: a companion to a tale dark and grimm by adam godwitz
the reluctant journal of henry k. larsen by susin nielsen
tuesdays at the castle by jessica day george
wednesdays in the tower by jessica day george
emily windsnap and the land of the midnight sun by liz kessler
a field guide to monsters by johan olander
handle with care: frightening stories chosen by joan kahn
chills in the night: tales that will haunt you by jackie vivelo
chills run down my spine by jackie vivelo
ask the bones: scary stories from around the world selected and retold by arielle olson and howard schwartz
tales of edgar allan poe
tales of terror by edgar allan poe
beware! r.l. stine picks his favorite scary stories
here where the sunbeams are green by helen phillips
awesome blossom: a flower power book by lauren myracle
violet in bloom: a flower power book by lauren myracle
oopsy daisy: a flower power book by lauren myracle
ten by lauren myracle
eleven by lauren myracle
phineas gage: a gruesome but true story about brain science by john fleischman
emmy and the rats in the belfry by jonathan bean
unnatural creatures by neil gaiman
mockingbird by kathryn erskine
holes by louis sachar
wonder by r.j. palacio
how to die of embarrassment every day: a true story by ann hodgman
horseradish: bitter truths you can't avoid by lemony snicket
the dark by lemony snicket
the lump of coal by lemony snicket
who could that be at this hour? by lemony snicket
monkey business by wallace edwards
out of the ocean by debra frasier
rude ramsay and the roaring radishes by margaret atwood
wumbers by amy rosenthal
the girl who could fly by victoria forester
the outcasts of 19 schuyler place by e.l. konigsburg
the last martin by jonathan friesen
kepler's dream by juliet bell
golden & grey (an unremarkable boy and a rather remarkable ghost) by louise arnold
wall-e: the junior novelization  by irene trimble
alcatraz vs the scrivener's bones by brandon sanderson
alcatraz vs the knights of crystallia by brandon sanderson
alcatraz vs the evil librarians by brandon sanderson
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by douglas adams
rare beasts (edgar & ellen) by charles ogden
nod's limbs (edgar & ellen) by charles ogden
under town (edgar & ellen) by charles ogden
hot air: edgar & ellen nodyssey #1 by charles ogden
frost bites: edgar & ellen nodyssey #2 by charles ogden
the tell-tale start: the misadventures of edgar and allan poe by gordon mcalpine
are you there, god? it's me, margaret by judy blume
paranorman by elizabeth kimmel
the garden of my imaan by farhana zia
the tarantula in my purse by jean george
the eternals by neil gaiman
m is for magic by neil gaiman
the graveyard book by neil gaiman
odd and the frost giants by neil gaiman
the facts in the case of the departure of miss finch by neil gaiman
lost in petra by melissa mahle & kathryn dennis
pinky pye by eleanor estes
homicidal psycho jungle cat : a calvin & hobbes collection by bill watterson
oh, ranger!: true stories from our national parks by mark saferstein
wildwood by colin meloy
under wildwood by colin meloy
circus galacticus by deva fagan
the wonderful story of henry sugar, and six more by roald dahl
shakespeare's scribe by gary blackwood
george and the big bang by lucy & stephen hawking
george's cosmic treasure hunt by lucy & stephen hawking
george's secret key to the universe by lucy & stephen hawking
the time hackers by gary paulsen
hitler's daughter by jackie french
agnes parker...girl in progress by kathleen o'dell
agnes parker...happy camper? by kathleen o'dell
the familiars by adam epstein & andrew jacobson
america the beautiful by wendell minor
the dancing pancake by jerry spinelli
hokey pokey by jerry spinelli
maniac magee by jerry spinelli
fourth grade rats by jerry spinelli
stargirl by jerry spinelli
contact by carl sagan
the year of the dog by grace lin
dumpling days by grace lin
the sky's the limit: stories of discovery by women and girls by catherine thimmeah
national parks: a kid's guide to america's parks, monuments, and landmarks by erin mchugh
the train of states by peter sis
the giver by lois lowry
the seven tales of trinket by shelley thomas
are you scared yet? haunted houses by robert san souci
the thief lord by cornelia funke
the legend of saint nicholas by demi
girlwonder: every girl's guide to the fantastic feats, cool qualities, and remarkable abilities of women and girls by holly hartman
a single shard by linda sue park
the vampire in my bathtub by brenda seabrooke
computational fairy tales by jeremy kubica
tintin in tibet by herge
something's not quite right (paintings) by guy billout
on a windy night by nancy raines day
sophie's world: a novel about the history of philosophy by jostein gaarder
half minute horrors
spirits, spooks, and other sinister creatures (selected by) helen hoke
halloween abc poems by eve merriam
the short and bloody history of ghosts by john farman
seen art? by jon scieszka
monsterology: fabulous lives of the creepy, the revolting, and the undead by arthur slade
more scary tales to tell in the dark: collected from folklore and retold by alvin schwartz
ghostly warnings by daniel cohen
the oxford book of scarytales by dennis pepper
the dancing kettle and other japanese folk tales by yoshiko uchida
mazes around the world by mary lankford
i love to draw by jennifer lipsey
halloween program sourcebook edited by sue ellen thompson
a tale dark & grimm by adam gidwitz
in a glass grimmly by adam gidwitz
i wanna re-do my room by clea hantman
the code busters club by penny warner
how underwear got under there by kathy shaskan
one voice, please: favorite read-aloud stories by sam mcbratney
vordak the incomprehensible: how to grow up and rule the world by vordak t. incomprehensible
a proud taste for scarlet and miniver by e.l. konigsburg
from the mixed-up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler by e.l.konigsburg
lauren ipsum by carlos bueno
the war between the vowels and the consonants by priscilla turner
the inside-outside book of washington, d.c. by roxie munro
my milk toof by inhae lee
i've lost my hippopotamus by jack prelutsky
for laughing out loud (poems selected by) jack prelutsky
the willoughbys by lois lowry
anastasia krupnik by lois lowry
moss gown by william hooks
the bat scientists by mary kay carson
the adventures of sir balin the ill-fated (the knights' tale series) by gerald morris
the adventures of sir lancelot the great by gerald morris
the adventures of sir gawain the true by gerald morris
johnny and the bomb by terry pratchett
two crafty criminals!: and how they were captured by the daring detectives of the new cut gang by philip pullman
the firework-maker's daughter by philip pullman
clockwork by philip pullman
the khan's daughter: a mongolian folktale by laurence yep
the rainbow people by laurence yep
tongues of jade by laurence yep
the star fisher by laurence yep
clover twig and the magical cottage by kaye umanski
clover twig and the perilous path by kaye umanski
little women by louisa may alcott
heidi by johanna spyri
a little princess by frances hodgson burnett
the secret garden by frances hodgson burnett
a kick in the head: an everyday guide to poetic forms by paul janeczko
pish, posh, said hieronymous bosch by nancy willard
the phantom tollbooth by norman juster

recommended authors:
judy blume
margaret haddix
kate klise
neil gaiman
rachel russell
lemony snicket
jerry spinelli
linda sue park
lauren myracle
blue balliett
lois lowry
jessica day george
dr. cuthbert soup
jack prelutsky
laurence yep
roald dahl

series:
warriors by erin hunter
origami yoda by tom angleberger
the incorrigible children of ashton place by maryrose wood
mr. monk by lee goldberg
amelia's notebooks by marissa moss
school of fear by gitty daneshvari
dork diaries by rachel russell
43 old cemetery road by kate klise & anna klise
shadow children by margaret haddix
a series of unfortunate events by lemony snicket
harry potter by j.k. rowling
the secret series by pseudonymous bosch
the mysterious benedict society by stewart
percy jackson and the olympians by rick riordan
the gideon trilogy by linda buckley-archer
the books of elsewhere by jacqueline west
suddenly supernatural by elizabeth kimmel
guardians of ga'hoole by kathryn lasky
nancy drew by carolyn keene
septimus heap by angie sage
araminta spookie by angie sage
just grace by charise mericle harper
how to train your dragon by cressida cowell
time warp trio by jon scieszk
the mad misadventures of emmeline and rubberbones by howard whitehouse
encyclopedia brown by donald sobol
secrets of droon by tony abbott
cam jansen by david alder
magic tree house by mary pope osborne
magic school bus

periodicals:
smithsonian magazine
muse
cricket magazine
kids discover magazine
national geographic kids
stone soup: the magazine by young writers and artists
spider magazine

biographies:
the many rides of paul revere by james giblin
liberty or death: a story about patrick henry by stephanie mcpherson
nikola tesla and the taming of electricity by lisa aldrich
into the deep: the life of naturalist and explorer william beebe by david sheldon
young thomas edison by michael dooling
the amazing dr. franklin or the boy who read everything by ruth ashby
ladies first: 40 daring american women who were second to none by elizabeth kimmel
girls who looked under rocks: the lives of six pioneering naturalists by jeannine atkins
signing their lives away: the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the declaration of independence by denise kiernan
our presidents: their lives and stories by nancy skarmeas
the look-it-up book of first ladies by s.a. krame
rabble rousers: 20 women who made a difference by cheryl harness
the last elizabethan: a portrait of sir walter ralegh by constance fecher (note: we loved the preface and author's approach, and when we have time to sit and read it together, we'll come back to it)
walter raleigh by ronald syme
carl sagan by ellen butts & joyce schwartz
carl sagan: in contact with the cosmos by jeremey byman
copernicus: founder of modern astronomy (great minds of science) by catherine andronik
galileo by leonard fisher
tycho brahe: astronomer (great minds of science) by mary gow
isaac newton (giants of science) by kathleen krull
charles darwin (giants of science) by kathleen krull
henry VIII, royal beheader by sean price
henry VIII: the king, his six wives, and his court by nick ford
escape! the story of the great houdini by sid fleischman
the trouble begins at 8: a life of mark twain in the wild, wild west by sid fleischman
sir charlie: chaplin, the funniest man in the world by sid fleischman
stephen hawking: breaking the boundaries of time and space by john bankston
marie curie (giants of science) by kathleen krull
sigmund freud (giants of science) by kathleen krull
albert einstein (giants of science) by kathleen krull
isaac newton: the scientist who changed everything by philip steele
darwin by alice mcginty
remember the ladies: a story about abigail adams by jeri ferris
you're on your way, teddy roosevelt by judith st. george
make your mark, franklin roosevelt by judith st. george
minty: a story of young harriet tubman by alan schroeder
ghandi by demi
heroes: great men through the ages by rebecca hazell
heroines: great women through the ages by rebecca hazell
the barefoot book of heroic children by rebecca hazell
the groundbreaking, chance-taking life of george washington carver and science and invention in america by cheryl harness
the adventurous life of myles standish and the amazing-but-true survival story of plymouth colony by cheryl harness 
joan of arc by diane stanley
the flower hunter: william bartram, america's first naturalist by deborah kogan ray
saladin: noble prince of islam by stanley
sarah emma edmonds was a great pretender by jones
liberty's voice: the emma lazarus story by silverman
marco polo by preston
marco polo by riddle & ingpen
kubla kahn, the emperor of everything by kathleen krull
who was queen elizabeth? by june eding
who was albert einstein? by jess brallier
who was amelia earhart? by kate jerome
who was king tut? by roberta edwards
who was ronald reagan? by joyce milton
who was william shakespeare? by celeste mannis
who was harry houdini? by tui sutherland
who was leonardo da vinci? by roberta edwards
who was charles darwin? by deborah hopkinson
who was martin luther king, jr.? by bonnie bader
who was abraham lincoln? by janet pascal
who is neil armstrong? by roberta edwards
who was annie oakley?
who was paul revere?
who is maria tallchief?
who was roald dahl?
who was sacagawea?

american girl library:
the care and keeping of you: the body book for girls
the care and keeping of friends
a smart girl's guide to manners: the secrets to grace, confidence, and being your best by nancy holyoke
a smart girls' guide to friendship troubles: dealing with fights, being left out & the whole popularity thing
a smart girl's guide to sticky situations: how to tackle tricky, icky problems and tough times
a smart girl's guide to the internet: how to connect with friends, find what you need, and stay safe online
the cameo necklace; a cecile mystery by evelyn coleman
traitor in williamsburg: a felicity mystery by elizabeth jones
a spy on the homefront: a molly mystery by alison hart
clue in the castle tower: a samantha mystery by sarah buckey
the curse of ravenscourt: a samantha mystery by sarah buckey
the runaway friend: a kirsten mystery by kathleen ernst
a bundle of trouble: a rebecca mystery by kathryn reiss
a theif in the theatre: a kit mystery by sarah buckey
traitor in the shipyard: a caroline mystery by kathleen ernst
the traveler's tricks: a caroline mystery by laurie calkhoven

about words, writing & authors:
breakfast on mars: your favorite authors take a stab at the dreaded essay assignment edited by rebecca stern and brad wolfe
say what? the weird and mysterious journey of the english language by gena garrell
the word snoop: a wild and witty tour of the english language by ursula dubosarsky
the dictionary of cliches by james rogers
charles dickens: the man who had great expectations by diane stanley & peter vennema
d is for dahl: a gloriumtious a-z guide to the world of roald dahl compiled by wendy cooling
oh, the places he went: a story about dr. seuss by maryann weidt
louisa may alcott: her girlhood diary edited/compiled by cary ryan
louisa: the life of louisa may alcott by yona zeldis mcdonough
five pages a day by kehret
spilling ink: a young writer's handbook by potter and mazer
the making of a writer by joan nixon
how i came to be a writer by phyllis naylor
lives of the writers: comedies, tragedies (and what the neighbors thought) by kathleen krull
sholom's treasure: how sholom alcheim became a writer by silverman
the road to oz: twists, turns, bumps, and triumphs in the life of l. frank baum by kathleen krull

history & such:
america in the time of george washington: 1747 to 1803 by sally isaacs
voyage on the great titanic: the diary of margaret ann brady (dear america series)by ellen white
cannon at dawn: the second diary of abigail jane stewart (dear america series) by kristiana gregory
the girl who chased away sorrow (dear america series)
a picture of freedom (dear america series)
dreams in the golden country: the diary of zippora feldman (dear america series) by kathryn lasky
hana's suitcase by karen levine
raucous royals by carlyn beccia
witches: the absolutely true tale of disaster in salem by rosalyn schanzer
welcome to kit's world (1934): growing up during america's great depression (american girl library)
horrible histories: vile victorians by terry deary
witches and witch-hunts: a history of persecution by milton meltzer
remember the ladies: the first women's rights convention by norma johnston
damsels not in distress; the true story of women in medieval times by andrea hopkins
bloomers! by rhoda blumberg
discovering christopher columbus: how history is invented by kathy pelta
the president's cabinet and how it grew by nancy parker
as good as anybody: martin luther king jr and abraham joshua heschel's amazing march towards freedom by richard michelson
see-through pirates by kelly davis
egyptian diary: the journal of nakht by platt
tales of court and castle by bodger
queen esther saves her people by gelman
d'aulaire's book of greek myths
shh! we're writing the constitution by jean fritz
...if you were there when they signed the constitution by elizabeth levy
elephants and golden thrones: inside china's forbidden city by trish marx
lives of extraordinary women: rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought) by kathleen krull
the journal of wong ming-chung: a chinese miner, california, 1852 by laurence yep
the earth dragon awaits: the san francisco earthquake of 1806 by laurence yep

you wouldn't want to:
you wouldn't want to be on an irish famine ship: a trip across the atlantic you'd rather not make by jim pipe
you wouldn't want to meet a body snatcher: criminals and murders you'd rather avoid by fiona macdonald
you wouldn't want to be a 19th century coal miner in england! a dangerous job you'd rather not have by john malam
you wouldn't want to be a mayan soothsayer! fortunes you'd rather not tell by rupert mathews
you wouldn't want to work on the great wall of china! defenses you'd rather not build by jacqueline morley
you wouldn't want to be a roman soldier! barbarians you'd rather not meet by david stewart
you wouldn't want to be a slave in ancient greece! a life you'd rather not have by fiona macdonald
you wouldn't want to be in the forbidden city! a sheltered life you'd rather avoid by jacqueline morley
you wouldn't want to be a ninja warrior by john malam

graphic novels:
guinea pig, pet shop private eye series by colleen venable
owly series by andy runton

selections & spin-offs from our (former) homeschool book club:
misty of chincoteague by marguerite henry
the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by c.s. lewis
peter pan by j.m. barrie, illustrated by trina hyman
charlotte's web by e.b. white
the witch family by eleanor estes
mrs. piggle-wiggle's magic by betty macdonald
the enormous egg by oliver butterworth
knight's castle by edward eager
half magic by edward eager
the moffats by eleanor estes
the trolley car family by eleanor clymer
my father's dragon by ruth gannett
elmer and the dragon by ruth gannett
mr. popper's penguins by richard & florence atwater
the boxcar children by gertrude warner
the secret school by avi
the cricket in times square by george selden

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