Lists of Awesome Books

Hello, sweateas,

I’m loving working at the school library! This month I’m sharing book lists from several outstanding websites:

First, from the Denver Public Library (, here’s a list of books for National American Indian Heritage Month:

“November is National American Indian Heritage Month, a perfect time to explore the history and heritage of Native American peoples…right here in Colorado. Three of the native peoples in Colorado are the Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne.

“Read about Chipeta: Ute Peacemaker, a respected leader as well as wife, confidante and advisor to Chief Ouray of the Tabeguache band of Ute Indians in the mountain regions of Colorado.

“The historical novel Bear Dancer: The Story of a Ute Girl is based on the real life of Elk Girl.

Bearstone and Beardance, by Colorado author Will Hobbs, take place in the San Juan Mountains and tell the story of a Ute Indian boy.

Little Raven: Chief of the Southern Arapaho is a biography of the warrior, orator, and diplomat who in his lifetime saw the end of a way of life for thousands of Arapaho who once camped near the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.

Hard Face Moon tells the story of a Cheyenne boy who wants to be taken seriously as a hunter and warrior, but after witnessing the Sand Creek Massacre he must choose between fighting or working toward peace.”

Second, here’s a list for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Third, a list of awesome middle school books:

Fourth, a list of adventure books for middle school boys (girls will  love them too):

Fifth, another list of awesome middle school books:

And a few personal favorites:

The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer

The Tiffany Aching Series and anything else by Terry Pratchet

Howl’s Moving Castle and anything else by Diana Wynne Jones

Skellig and anything else by David Almond

and the Harry Potter books, duh!

So many great books, so little time! Happy reading, everyone!

“Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?” from Peter Pan

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