• Non-Adopted Reading List

    Non-Adopted Reading Lists

    When a teacher wishes to introduce instructional material (a novel, for example) to supplement the state adopted materials approved and purchased by the district, the teacher will request that the instructional material be placed on the school’s “Non-Adopted Reading list.” 
    Non-Adopted reading lists are accessible by visiting each school’s website.

    18 Tales that Take a Surprising Turn

    1984 by George Orwell

    A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck

    A History of US by Joy Hakim

    A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

    A Wind in the Door

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Across Five Aprils

    Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    Alien Munchers

    Among the Hidden

    And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

    Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Anne of Green Gables

    Anthem by Ayn Rand

    Arthur's Court



    Brian's Heart

    Bridge to Terabithia




    Catherine Called Birdy Olo and Flea

    Caught Ya Again

    Cemetery Path

    Chocolate Penguin Press

    City of Embers by Jeanne DuPrau

    Cover Up by Jay Bennett

    Crime Travelers by Paul Aertker

    Dicey's Song Rules

    Do You Know the Monkey Man

    Dr. Awkward Search for the Shadowman

    Drag, Dirt, and Other Racing


    Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

    Escape From Warsaw

    Escaping the Holocaust

    Esperanza Rising


    Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    Fight to Freedom

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

    Gathering Blue

    Great Source Reader's Handbook

    Gregor the Overlander


    Have I Loved



    Hope Was Here

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

    Jacob, Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

    Joyful Noise

    Julie of the Wolves

    Let the Circle be Unbroken


    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Mastering the Scientific Method

    Maximum Ride by James Patterson




    Mr. Peabody's Apples

    Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

    Night by Elie Wiesel

    No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

    Number the Stars

    Of Mice and Men

    Oliver Twist

    Out of the Dust

    Out of War

    Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling

    Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

    Pink and Say

    The War of the Worlds

    Rem World

    Roll of Thunder

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


    Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen

    Slaughterhouse Five

    So You Want This Job, Do You? Townsend Press Series

    Something Wicked


    Stick and Whittle

    Stunt Doubles

    Summer of my German Soldier

    Swallowing Stones

    Swallowing Stones

    Tangerine by Edward Bloor

    Teaching Science Process Skills

    Terror in Bear Canyon

    The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

    The Art of Keeping Cool

    The Best Little Girl in the World

    The Big Empty Zoom

    The Cage

    The Call of the Wild

    The Cat Ate my Gymsuit

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Climbing Wall

    The Coach and the Kid

    The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

    The Face on the Milk Carton

    The First Day of School Forever

    The Glory Field

    The Greatest

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    The Hobbit

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The Hunger Games

    The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

    The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Banks

    The Journey to the Center of the World

    The Last Wolf of Ireland

    The Liberation of Gabriel King

    The Lighning Thief

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

    The Maze

    The Odyssey by Homer

    The Old Man and the Sea

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

    The Prince and the Pauper

    The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm

    The Secret Garden by Frances Barnett

    The Time Machine

    The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

    The War of the Worlds

    The Watsons Go to Birmingham

    The Wave by Todd Strasser

    The Witch of Blackbeard Pond

    This Place Has No Atmosphere

    This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

    To Catch a Thief

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Touching Spirit Bear

    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit


    Walk Two Moons

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    West Side Story

    When Zachary Beaver Comes to Town

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    World The Wave


    Year of Impossible Goodbyes

    Young Readers' Series