Reading Lists
Aquatic Adventurer

The ocean is fascinating, terrifying, and full of wonder. You and your undersea adventurer can explore the ocean with these great books featuring all things aquatic!



By the Sea

Disappear into cool, crystal-blue water, letting the ocean waves drown out the worries of life and wash away all that icky sweat with these YA ocean-inspired books! ...
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Dorothy Gale, Toto and the Wizard of Oz

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Frank L. Baum's classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Once you've read about Dorothy, Toto and the Wizard, you can check off ...
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Dr. Doolittle

Read about Dr. Doolittle, a classic character developed by Hugh Lofting. Once you've read about him, you can check off the "Dr. Doolittle" activity on your Gillette Community Theater challenge! 



Dr. Doolittle

Read about Dr. Doolittle, a classic character developed by Hugh Lofting. Once you've read about him, you can check off the "Dr. Doolittle" activity on your Gillette Community Theater challenge! 



Fagin (from Oliver Twist)

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Fagin (from Oliver Twist)

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Frankenstein's monster

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Frankenstein's monster

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Heidi

Read about Heidi, a classic character developed Tomi Ungerer and translated by Johanna Spyri  Once you've read about her, you can check off the "Heidi" activity ...
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Heidi

Read about Heidi, a classic character developed Tomi Ungerer and translated by Johanna Spyri  Once you've read about her, you can check off the "Heidi" activity ...
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Hopalong Cassidy (cowboy stories)

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Hopalong Cassidy (cowboy stories)

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Long John Silver

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, and featuring Long John Silver!  Once you have finishe ...
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Long John Silver

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, and featuring Long John Silver!  Once you have finishe ...
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Ocean Tales

Learning about the ocean is super fun for kids thanks to the amazingly diverse nature of marine life and environments. The ocean books in this list include fun fictional stories for kids of all ages.



Pollyanna

Read about Eleanor Porter's classic character, Pollyanna!  Once you've read about her, you can check off the "Pollyanna" activity on your Gillette Community Theater challenge!  



Pollyanna

Read about Eleanor Porter's classic character, Pollyanna!  Once you've read about her, you can check off the "Pollyanna" activity on your Gillette Community Theater challenge!  



Popular Classic Books

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Queen of Hearts

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, and featuring the Queen of Hearts!  Once you h ...
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Queen of Hearts

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, and featuring the Queen of Hearts!  Once you h ...
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Seas the Day

Cast your net over these books and sea what you might uncover in one of these books!



Sherlock Holmes

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic character, Sherlock Holmes.  Once you've read about Dorothy, Toto and the Wizard, ...
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Sherlock Holmes

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic character, Sherlock Holmes.  Once you've read about Dorothy, Toto and the Wizard, ...
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Soaring Eagle Book Award Nominees 2020-2021

Get a head start on the 2020-2021 Soaring Eagle Book Award! 



Soaring Eagle Book Award Nominees 2021-2022

Get a head start on the 2021-2022 Soaring Eagle Book Award! 



Soaring Eagle Book Award Winners 2019-2020

Here are the 2019-2020 Soaring Eagle Book Award Winners. Winner: The Hate U Give 1st Runner Up: One of Us is Lying 2nd Runner Up: An Ember in the Ashes 



Tom Sawyer

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Mark Twain's classic character, Tom Sawyer.  Once you've read about Tom and his friends, you can check off the "Tom ...
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Tom Sawyer

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Mark Twain's classic character, Tom Sawyer.  Once you've read about Tom and his friends, you can check off the "Tom ...
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Top 10 Challenged Books of 2019

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Top 10 Challenged Books of 2020

The American Library Association tracked 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2020. A challenge is an attempt to remove or res ...
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Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books from 2010-2019

From ALA's list: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/decade2019



Dorothy Gale, Toto and the Wizard of Oz

Choose one title from this list, inspired by Frank L. Baum's classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Once you've read about Dorothy, Toto and the Wizard, you can check off ...
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Robin Hood

Choose one title from this list, inspired by the classic folktale, Robin Hood.  Once you've read one title, you can check off the "Robin Hood" activity on your ...
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Robin Hood

Choose one title from this list, inspired by the classic folktale, Robin Hood.  Once you've read one title, you can check off the "Robin Hood" activity on your ...
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