Middle School Book List

The Philadelphia Reading Olympics 2015 Middle School List is below for your reference.

A synopsis of each book and sample questions are available in the coach manual.

Recommended Vendors: Towne Book Center & Café and Children’s Bookworld

Download the list here.


Title Author Genre Number of Pages
One Book One Philadelphia* Title


This book will be distributed to participating schools by

Philadelphia Reads free of charge.


Karen Cushman Historical Fiction 215
Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix Realistic Fiction 153
Blood on the Water: James Town, 1607 Elisa Carbone Historic Fiction 233
Bomb: the Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Steve Sheinkin Non Fiction 284
Counting by Sevens Holly Goldberg Sloan Realistic Fiction 378
Gregor the Overlander (Book 1) Suzanne Collins Fantasy 308
Home of the Brave Katherine Applegate Verse 249
I Funny James Patterson Realistic Fiction 303
One Crazy Summer Rita Williams Garcia Historic Fiction 215
Pendragon, Book One: The Merchant of Death D. J. MacHale Fantasy 374
Rump Liesl Shirtliff Fairytale/Fantasy 261
Starry River of the Sky Grace Lin Mystical Fantasy 280
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (Kane Chronicles) Rick Riordan Graphic Novel unpaged
The Skin I’m In Sharon Flake Realistic Fiction 171
Ungifted Gordon Korman Realistic Fiction 280