Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Individual Titles

Adventures of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick.

Skeleton Creek, by Patrick Carman. Ryan and Sarah are banned from seeing one another; yet they are out to solve the mystery of Joe Bush's death at the dredge. This book has loads of suspense with an Internet component of short video clips to add drama to the book. A must read for those that love to be spooked. This is the first in a new series.

Deep and Dark and Dangerous, by Mary Downing Hahn. Ali is spending the summer babysitting her younger cousin at the family lakehouse. Mysteriously,"Sissy" who is mean and spiteful continues to show up out of nowhere. You will soon find yourself suspicious of this new girl and her relationship to Theresa, a girl that drowned years ago. Look for other books by this same author that loves to give chills to your spine.


39 Clues, by various authors

The Midnight Library series, by Damien Graves. Three stories make up each book. If you want an edge-of-your-seat, grip-your-book, stay-up-late-with-the-lights-on kind of book, these are for you.

Warriors Series, by Erin Hunter.

Pendragon Series, by J.D. MacHale.

Percy Jackson series, The, by Rick Riordan. 

Popular Authors

Andrew Clements (Frindle, No Talking)

Mary Downing Hahn (Wait Til Helen Comes, Dead Man at Indian Creek) 

Margaret Peterson Haddix (Among the Hidden series)

Gordon Korman (Swindle, Zoobreak, Everest series)

Wendy Mass (Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Every Soul a Star)

Roland Smith (Cryptids, Tentacles)

Jerry Spinelli (Star Girl, Maniac Magee)