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Librarian Picks

OUR FAVORITE BOOKS

You can find out a lot about a person by what books they like to read. Get to know your librarians better and find your next great read by taking home one of our recommendations!

Mrs. Peterson's List

FUNNY

  • Accidental Adventure Series by C. Alexander London 

  • Joey Pigza Swallows the Key by Jack Gantos 

  • Against the Odds by Amy Ignatow

1.

MYSTERY

  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

  • One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

2.

FANTASY

  • Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

  • The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

  • The Belgariad Series by David Eddings

  • The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

  • The Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

  • The Savvy Series by Ingrid Law

  • The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan

  • The Dragonriders of Pern Series by Anne McCaffery

  • The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R. Tolkein

3.

DYSTOPIAN

  • Witch and Wizard by James Patterson

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  • The Unwind Series by Neal Shusterman

  • The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

  • Matched by Ally Condie

  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

  • The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld

4.

ADVENTURE

  • The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer Nielsen

  • The Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan

  • The Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz

  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

5.

HISTORICAL FICTION​

  • The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

  • Al Capone does my Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

  • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson 

  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

  • Countdown by Deborah Wiles

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

  • The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

6.

SPORTS

  • Shoeless Joe and Me by Dan Gutman

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

  • Heat by Mike Lupica

  • Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock

7.

SCIENCE FICTION

  • Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

  • I am Number Four Series by Pitticus Lore

  • Warcross by Marie Lu

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

  • Dune by Frank Herbert

  • Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfeld

  • Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

  • 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

  • Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

  • The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg

  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown

  • Star Wars the New Jedi Order Series by various authors

8.

HORROR

  • The Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney

  • Wait til Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

  • Asylum by Madeline Roux

  • The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright

  • The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

  • The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

  • Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black

9.

ROMANCE

  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

  • Finding Chase by Lacey Weatherford

  • My Fair Godmother by Natalie Palmer

  • Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  • Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

  • Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

  • Seasons Romances- by Debbie Vigui 

  • The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

  • Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

10.

REALISTIC FICTION

  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston

11.

GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier

  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale

  • Dangerous Tales by Nathan Hale

  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

12.

NON-FICTION

  • Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson

  • Phineas Gage by John Fleischman

  • How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

  • Bomb by Steve Shienkin

  • The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidamn

  • Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman

  • My Story by Elizabeth Smart

13.

Mrs. Barney's List

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

1.

The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

2.

The Lord of the Rings Series by J.R. Tolkein

3.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

4.

The Indian in the Cupboard Series by Lynn Reid Banks

5.