Bonk, John J. Dustin Grubbs : One-Man Show. Y FIC Bonk
A sixth-grader, who longs to see his name in lights, recounts life at Buttermilk Falls Elementary in preparation for the school drama production.
Bradley, Alex. 24 Girls in 7 Days. Y FIC Bradley
Jack Grammar, average American senior, has no date to the prom. Or so he thinks. Percy and Natalie, Jack’s so-called best friends, post an ad in the classified section of the online version of the school newspaper. They figure it couldn’t hurt. After all, there’s not much in this world sadder than Jack’s love life. Soon Percy and Natalie have assembled a list of girls eager to go to the prom with Jack, including one mysterious girl known only as FancyPants. He has just seven days to meet and date them before he will ask one special girl to the prom.
Cabot, Meg. The Princess Diaries. Y FIC Cabot (SERIES)
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne. SEQUELS: Princess in the Spotlight (2008), Princess in Love (2002), Princess in Waiting (2003), Princess in Pink (2004), Princess in Training (2005), Party Princess (2006), Princess on the Brink (2007), Princess Mia (2008) & Forever Princess (2009).
Calame, Don. Dan Versus Nature. Y FIC Calame
Follows the story of a teen graphic novel artist whose mother sends him on a survivalist camping trip to bond with his soon-to-be-stepdad, a haphazard journey marked by pranks, his germaphobe best friend, an attractive girl and the loss of their guide.
Damico, Gina. Hellhole. Y FIC Damico
Max Kilgore has accidentally unleashed a devil–and now the big, evil oaf is living in his basement. If Max doesn’t meet the devil’s demands (which include providing unlimited junk food and a hot tub), everyone and everything he holds dear could go up in smoke.
Dinan, Kurt. Don’t Get Caught. YPB Dinan
To his great surprise, uncool eleventh-grader Max Cobb is invited to join the Chaos Club, an exclusive group of students responsible for some of the biggest pranks at his high school.
Dodd, Quentin. Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars. Y FIC Dodd
Whisked away on space ships to serve as generals of opposing armies, best friends and sci-fi movie fans Walter Nutria and Yselle Meridian soon convince the aliens they must work together against the real menaces, Space Mice from Galaxy Four and their leader, The Boss.
Easton, T.S. Boys Don’t Knit. Y FIC Easton
After a brush with the law, Ben, a dyed-in-the-wool worrier, must take up a new hobby and chooses knitting, an activity at which he excels but must try to keep secret from his friends, enemies, and sports-obsessed father.
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. Y FIC Gantos // Y PBG [SUMMER READING]
To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
Also look for Joey Pigza Loses control and What Would Joey Do?
Kizer, Amber. Seven Kinds of Ordinary Catastrophes. Y FIC Kizer
When her boyfriend makes a confession that puts their relationship in jeopardy, Gert must also deal with working a job as a donut filler, and coping with her father’s health scare in the midst of trying to stay focused at school in order to get into college.
Knudsen, Michelle. Evil Librarian. Y FIC Knudsen
Feeling suspicious about a gorgeous high school librarian who has become the object of her best friend’s affections, Cynthia discovers that the man is actually a demon who is sucking the life force from the entire student population.
Korman, Gordon. The Twinkie Squad. Y FIC Korman
Chaos spreads when Douglas, the most eccentric sixth grader in Thaddeus G. Little Middle School, joins the Twinkie Squad, a special counselling group for problem students.
Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered. Y FIC Paulsen
Sent to live with relatives on their farm because of his unhappy home life, an eleven-year-old city boy meets his distant cousin Harris and is given an introduction to a whole new world.
Peck, Richard. A Long Way From Chicago. Y FIC Peck // YPB Peck
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother. SEQUELS: A Year Down Yonder (2000), A Season of Gifts (2009).
Peck, Richard. The Teachers Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts. Y FIC Peck
In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell’s dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle “hauls off and dies
Rallison, Janette. My Fair Godmother. Y FIC Rallison
High school sophomore Savannah wants to find the perfect prom date after her boyfriend breaks up with her to date her older sister, but when a godmother who is only fair becomes involved, Savannah finds herself in trouble in the Middle Ages, along with a boy who would like to be her charming prince.
Rudnick, Paul. It’s All Your Fault. Y FIC Rudnick
Seventeen-year-old Caitlin Singleberry is a proper Christian teenager and member of a family singing group, but today she has been given a truly impossible assignment–keep her cousin Heller Harrigan, Hollywood wild child, out of trouble for the last weekend before her first big movie debuts.
Sheldon, Dyan. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Y FIC Sheldon
In her first year at a suburban New Jersy high school, Mary Elizabeth Cep, who now calls herself “Lola,” sets her sights on the lead in the annual drama production, and finds herself in conflict with the most popular girl in school.
Sheldon, Dylan. The Truth About My Success. Y FIC Dylan
What happens when a bratty teenage star and a hardworking waitress get a taste of each other’s worlds?
Zeitlin, Meredith. Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters. Y FIC Zeitlin
Smart, occasionally insecure, and ambitious Brooklyn fourteen-year-old Kelsey Finkelstein embarks on her freshman year of high school in Manhattan with the intention of “rebranding” herself, but unfortunately everything she tries to do is a total disaster.