Recommended books for young readers

Here’s a short list of recommended books for young readers to middle grade readers, selected by The Drum staff.

  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The Great One by Barbara W Green
  • Trust by Jodi Baker
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Sloan
  • Ninth Ward by Jewel Parker Rhodes
  • Clubhouse Mysteries (series) by Sharon Draper
  • Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty By G. Neri
  • Children of Panther Burn by Roosevelt Wright Jr.
  • President of the Whole Sixth Grade by Sherri Winston