When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead 2010 John Newbery Medal winner A girl in New York tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
The Giver by Lois Lowry (Grades 5 & up). Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
"Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech - As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold — the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
Holes by Louis Sachar- Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to juvenile detention camp for a crime he didn’t commit. The warden is making all of the boys dig holes. He finds out that the warden has a reason for digging secret holes- read with the kiddos Feb.