Paw Prints
Recommended Reading List

Young Adult Books


Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce and her ogemther books.

The Thief by
Megan Whalen Turner and her other books.

Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn and her other books.

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith.

Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen and the other books in the Pit Dragon Trilogy by Jane Yolen.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and the other books in her series with the same title.

Fire by Kristin Cashore and the other books in her Graceling series.

Historical Fiction:

Mara: Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.

The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi and her other books.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.

Witch of the Glens by Sally Watson.

Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes.

The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson.

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi.

The Runner by Cynthia Voigt, as well as the contemporary books in her Tillerman Cycle
Spacerand the fantasy books in her Kingdom series.

Contemporary/Realistic Fiction:

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

Dare by Marilyn Halvorson.

The Wind Blows Backward by Mary Downing Hahn.

Life Without Friends by Ellen Emmerson White.

The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon.

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles and her other books.

Science Fiction/Dystopian:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the other books in the trilogy.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer and the other books in her Lunar Chronicles series.


The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck and the other Blossom Culp books by Richard Peck.


Peter Pan by James Barrie.

An Old-Fashioned Girl
by Louisa May Alcott.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
and the other Anne books and the Emily books by L.M.

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley and the other Black Stallion books by Walter Farley.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
and the three other books featuring Tom and Huck by Mark Twain.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Children's Books and Intermediate Readers

Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran by Ken ThomasmaSilver Slippers.

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
and the other Oz books by L. Frank Baum.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder and her other books.

Mandie and the Secret Tunnel by Lois Gladys Leppard and her other Mandie books.

Adult Books

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

The Oracle Glass
by Judith Merkle Riley.

Lady of the Glen
by Jennifer Roberson.

The Stars for a Light by Lynn and Gilbert Morris
and the other Cheney Duvall, M.D. books by Lynn and Gilbert

The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
and the rewritten fairy tales by Robin McKinley.

The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist and her other books.

Home Link
author bio ~ what's next ~ recommended books ~ contact ~ guest speaking ~ to purchase my books
for teachers and librarians
~ event schedule ~ school visit brochure ~ presentations & workshops
book excerpts
~ faq ~ writer resources and friends ~ reviews ~ fun fluff ~ awards
Javascript Expanding Menu by v5.7