New Grade Level Library Titles

Saxe Middle School Library Literacy Promotion for 2017-18

Titles are selected on several criteria. For example, review of professional library journal recommendations, along with state and national awards, are taken into consideration. Next, each title is read and placed on grade level lists according to age-appropriateness, maturity of content, reading level and possible contribution to the curriculum. Please note that 'new to the list' does not necessarily mean new to publication.

2017-18 ~SAXE READING PROMOTIONS~

Grades 5 and 6 will participate in Battle of the Books in June. Last year's battles were both engaging and exciting for all! While grades 7 and 8 are encouraged to read the Connecticut Teen Nutmeg Book Nominees. Students who read at least five will be invited to place their state vote at the end of April.

GRADE 5: Battle of the Books~Titles

These titles were removed from the Grade 5 list due to the out of print status, shifts in curriculum or the lack of student circulation reported in Destiny.

The House with the Clock on It's Walls... by John Bellairs

Frindle... by Andrew Clements

Matlilda... by Roald Dahl

7 Professors Far North... by John Fardell

The Million Dollar Shot... by Dan Gutman

Loser... by Jerry Spinelli

Sammy Keyes... by Wendelin Van Draanen

Grade 5 New 2017-18 Titles Added to Battle of the Books List

GRADE 6:

These titles were removed from the Grade 6 list due to the out of print status, shifts in curriculum or the lack of student circulation reported in Destiny.

City of Gold & Lead... by John Christopher

My Side of the Mountain... by Jean Craighead George

The Art of Keeping Cool... by Janet Lisle

Theseus... by Geraldine Geraldine McCaughrean

The Castle in the Attic... by Elizabeth Winthrop

SOR Losers... by Avi

On My Honor... by Marion Bauer

The Watsons Go to Birmingham... by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Blue Sword... by Robin Mckinley

Escape from Lemoncello's Library... Chris Grabenstein

Grade 6 New 2017-18 Titles Added to Battle of the Books List

Grade 7 New Titles Added to the Recommended Reading List

These titles were removed from the Grade 7 list due to the out of print status, shifts in curriculum or the lack of student circulation reported in Destiny.


The Dark is Rising ...by Susan Cooper

Robinson Crusoe....by Daniel Defoe

Snowbound....by Harry Mazer

Reincarnation..by Suzanne Weyn

Distant Waves..by Suzanne Weyn

Jacob I have Loved...by Katherine Peterson

Fever 1793..by Laurie Halse Anderson

Diary of Anne Frank...by Anne Frank

Revenge of the Whale...by Nathaniel Philbrick

Grade 7 New Titles Added

Grades 7 & 8 Connecticut Nutmeg Books~Read As Many Titles by the end of April to vote! We have many copies of each title-great for book clubs!

Please note: Teen titles below contain mature themes.

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GRADE 8: Recommended Reading~ Titles

These titles were removed from the Grade 8 list due to the out of print status, shifts in curriculum or the lack of student circulation reported in Destiny.


Stand Tall ....by Joan Bauer

PT 109 ....by Robert Donovan

Silent to the Bone.... by E.L. Konisburg

Clockwork ....by Philip Pullman

Pemba's Song ....by Marilyn Nelson

Over the Wall ....by John Ritter

Outcasts United ....by Warren St. John

The Body in the Woods ....by April Henry (moved to grade 7)

Grade 8 New Titles Added to the Recommended Reading List

Biblionasium is coming! A 'Goodreads' Platform for Kids!

The library media specialists will be looking to find ways to collaborate with teachers to roll out this exciting tool for promoting a community of readers. Destiny Library system will soon work seamlessly with Biblionasium so that students can search for titles we own and become self empowered to post what they have read, what they want to read. More to come soon!
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Need titles for higher level readers? Check out these suggested lists from John Hopkins~Center for Talented Youth

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SAVE THE DATES!

The Saxe Book Fair will take place on December 5, 6 and 7th. This is a change from last year.

Download the Updated Grade Level Lists on the Saxe Library Homepage!

2017-18 Recommended Reading Lists~ Over 100 Titles for Each Grade Level~


Click here to download lists.



All books can be found on the grade level carts on the first floor of the library.

Thanks your support!


Mona & Monica

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