Grades 3-4

  1. The Flood: The Dangerous Exploits of Three Girls, a Cat and a Boat by Wendy Bartlett 

  2. Wish by Barbara O’Connor

  3. Big Thinkers and Big Ideas: An Introduction to Eastern and Western Philosophy for Kids by Sharon Kaye

  4. Investing for Kids: How to Save, Invest and Grow Money by Dylin Redling

  5. Restart by Gordan Korman

Grades 5-6

  1. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

  2. The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs: 100+ Sweet and Savory Recipes that You’ll Love to Bake, Share and Eat! by America’s Test Kitchen Kids

  3. If I ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

  4. The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay

  5. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Grades 7-8

  1. The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

  2. Architecture for Teens: A Beginner’s Book for Aspiring Architects by Danielle Willkens

  3. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

  4. Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX by Eric Berger

  5. The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones by Dominic Carrillo 

Grades 9-10

  1. One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

  2. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

  3. Furia Yamille Saied Méndez

  4. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  5. There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years by Mike Berners-Lee

Grades 11-12

  1. She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard

  2. I Came As a Shadow: An Autobiography by John Thompson

  3. The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World by Severine Autesserre

  4. Anxious People by Frederik Backman

  5. Afterlife by Julia Alvarez