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The Community of Readers program is designed to encourage Shiloh Middle School students, parents, and teachers to expand their literary horizons by reading books from an annual list. In this voluntary reading program, participants encounter books of high interest and literary merit from different genres of literature.

In order to be recognized as a member of the Shiloh Middle Community of Readers, a participant must read fifteen books from Shiloh Middle's annual list, including the minimum number of books from each category as stated below:

The final four books may come from any category including Classics, which is an optional category. Any book from the Classics category counts as two books. Or the reader may select any four books of his/her choice that are approved by a parent or teacher. 

Books read from the end of the school year (June 2009 through April 15, 2010 will qualify for Community of Readers. There will be a celebration in May for all participants who complete the Community of Readers program. Fill out a Community of Readers book slip for each title you read or complete the COR Book Record Sheet, have it signed by a parent or teacher, and turn it in to the media center. Book slips may be picked up in the media center.

We hope you will start reading now and become a member of the 2009-2010 Shiloh Middle Community of Readers!

Adventure/Survival -minimum of 1
Burnford   The Incredible Journey
Clements  A Week in the Woods
Cooney Diamonds in the Shadow
Couloumbis  Misadventures of Maude March
Defoe Robinson Crusoe

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Fields     Danger in the Desert
Higson   Young Bond (series)
Hobbs Crossing the Wire
Horowitz Alex Rider Adv. (series)
Hunter Warriors (series)
Jaramillo  La Linea
Karr      Bone Dry
Lewis     The Killing Sea
London Call of the Wild
McKernan Shackleton's Stowaway
Mikaelsen Touching Spirit Bear
Oppel Airborn  or Skybreaker
Orley Run, Boy, Run 
Paulsen Hatchet (or any of the sequels)  
Philbrick The Young Man and the Sea
Smith Peak
Spizman  Secret Agent  (series)
Stewart Mysterious Benedict Society
Talbott  Safari Journal
Trueman Hurricane:  A Novel
Van Draaanen Runaway
Yancy The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
Young STORM (series)
Classics- optional category
Adams Watership Down
Alcott Little Women
Bronte Jane Eyre
Burnett The Secret Garden
Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles
Gipson Old Yeller
Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
Montgomery Anne of Green Gables
Orwell 1984: A Novel
Orwell Animal Farm
Stevenson Treasure Island
Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth
Wells War of the Worlds
Favorite Authors (any book by one of these authors) minimum of 1
Bruce Coville
Caroline Cooney
Sharon Creech
Lois Duncan
Margaret Haddix
Will Hobbs
Joan Lowery Nixon
Gary Paulsen
Neal Shusterman
Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees -minimum of 2
Berlin Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Blume Rising Star of Rusty Nail
Bruchac Bearwalker
Crowley The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous
Curtis Elijah of Buxton
Easton Hiroshima Dreams
Fleishman Entertainer of Dybbuk
Fogelin The Sorta Sisters
Green      Football Genius
Haddix   Uprising
Hahn         Deep, Dark & Dangerous
Lichtman    Do the Math: Secrets, Lies & Algebra
Mills  Trading Places
Nitz Saving the Griffin
O'Connor      Greetings From Nowhere
Porter Billy Creekmore
Schmidt                Wednesday Wars
Wilson      Leepike Ridge
Wolf     Someone Named Eva
Woodson    Feathers
Historical Fiction -minimum of 1
  Dear America (any of the series)
  My Name is America (any of the series)
  Royal Diaries (any of the series)
Anderson Chains
Ayers Macaroni Boy
Avi Iron Thunder
Bartoletti The Boy Who Dared
Blackwood Second Sight
Bruchac Code Talker
Carbone Blood on the River James Town 1607
Cheaney My Friend the Enemy
Cooper Victory
Crowe Mississippi Trial 1955
Dahlberg  Escape to West Berlin
Dahlberg The Story of Jonas
Dudley   The Bicycle Man
Fleischman The Giant Rat of Sumatra
Giff Water Street
Grey      Leonardo’s Shadow
Gutman Abner & Me
Harlow Shadows on the Sea
Holm Boston Jane (any of the series)
Hughes Soldier Boys
Karwoski Quake: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906
Larson Hattie Big Sky
Levine Dave at Night
Levitin Room in the Heart
Lisle       Black Duck
McMullan When I Crossed No-Bob
Pearsall Trouble Don't Last
Peck A Long Way from Chicago
Rodman Yankee Girl
Ryan Esperanza Rising
Slade      Dust
Smith     Elephant Run
Spinelli Milkweed
St. John White Giraffe
White Way Down Deep
Wilder  Little House on the Prairie (series)
Yep         The Earth Dragon Awakes
Zimmer Floating Circus
Mystery/Suspense/Ghost Story -minimum of 1
Abrahams   Echo Falls mysteries (series)
Allison Gilda Joyce
Avi The Seer of Shadows
Balliett The Wright 3,  Chasing Vermeer, or Caulder Game
Boniface Ordinary Boy: The Hero Revealed
Bruchac Skeleton Man  or The Dark Pond
Byars    Herculeah Jones Mysteries (series)
Delaney             Misfits, Inc.  (series)
Dixon Hardy Boys Mysteries (series)
Dowell Dovey Coe
Duncan The Third Eye
Feinstein Last Shot
Haddix The House on the Gulf
Hahn The Old Willis Place
Hale Chet Gecko (any of the series)
Hautman Bloodwater Mysteries
Hiaasen Scat
Horowitz Diamond Brothers Mysteries (series)
Karr      The 7th Knot
Keene Nancy Drew Mysteries (series)
Malcolm Traces (series)

Jade Green

Selznick The Invention of Hugot Cabret
Shan Cirque Du Freak (any of the series)
Shearer Canned
Simmons The Raven League (any of the series)
Sobol Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries (any of the series)
Springer Enola Holmes (any of the series)
Van Draanen Sammy Keyes Mysteries (any of the series)

So Yesterday

Yee The Bone Collector's Son
Newbery Medal Winners -minimum of 1
Armstrong  Sounder
Curtis Bud, Not Buddy
DiCamillo The Tale of Despereaux
Gaiman The Graveyard Book
Hesse Out of the Dust
Konigsburg The View from Saturday
L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time
Lowry The Giver
Lowry Number the Stars
Naylor Shiloh
O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins
Park A Single Shard
Paterson Jacob Have I Loved
Patron The Higher Power of Lucky
Peck A Year Down Under
Perkins Criss Cross
Raskin   The Westing Game
Rylant Missing May
Spinelli Maniac Magee
Schlitz    Good Master! Sweet Ladies!
Taylor Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Non-Fiction/Biography -minimum of 1
  Chicken Soup Series (any of the titles)
Allen George Washington, Spymaster
Barakat      Tasting the Sky:  A Palestinian Childhood
Cox Swimming to Antarctica
Davis We Beat The Street
Fradin 5,000 Miles to Freedom
Freedman The Voice that Challenged a Nation
Freedman Who Was First: Discovering the Americas
Hamilton Soul Surfer
Hopkinson Up Before Daybreak
Janeczko Top Secret
Jiang        Red Scarf Girl
Jurmain  The Forbidden Schoolhouse
Karwoski Tsunami: True Story of an April Fool's Day Disaster
Krull A Woman for President
Mah Chinese Cinderella
Millman Hidden Child
Montgomery The Tarantula Scientist
Mortensen Three Cups of Tea
Murphy Children of Alcatraz: Growing up on the Rock
Nelson Left for Dead
Nelson We Are The Ship
Robinson Promises to Keep
Schulman Pale Male
Treaster Hurican Force
Warren Escape from Saigon
Yolen Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
Realistic or Humorous Fiction -minimum of 2
Atinksy Tyler on Prime Time
Bartek Funerals & Fly Fishing
Bauer Stand Tall
Bledsoe Hoop Girlz
Brown   Little Cricket
Byars The -Not-Just-Anybody Family (any of the series)
Choldenko Al Capone Does My Shirts
Clements  The Report Card
Creech Heartbeat
Creech Ruby Holler
Curtis The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Deans Every Day and All the Time
DiCamillo Because of Winn-Dixie
Dickinson Inside Grandad
Dowell Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts
Draper Double Dutch
Ferris Twice Upon A Marigold
Fogelin Crossing Jordan
Fusco Tending to Grace
Gauthier Happy Kid
Ghent No Small Thing
Giff All the Way Home
Graff The Thing About Georgie
Hamilton Second Cousins
Harley Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher
Hiaasen Hoot or Flush
Hill Do Not Pass Go
Hobbs, V.  Defiance
Holmes Letters From Rapunzel
Horvath The Trolls
Howe     The Misfits
Jacobsson In Ned's Head
Johnson Bird
Jones Standing Against the Wind
Joseph The Color of My Words
Klise Deliver Us From Normal
Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)
Korman No More Dead Dogs
Lombard Drita, My Homegirl
Lord Rules
Lupica Travel Team or Heat
Martin Here Today
Mead     Isabella’s Above Ground Pool

Dairy Queen



O'Conner Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia
Peck The Teacher's Funeral
Robinson Slam Dunk!
Rosen Ribticklers! Funny Stories
Ryan Becoming Naomi Leon
Sheth Blue Jasmine
Shreve  Under the Watson's Porch
Shusterman The Schwa Was Here
Spinelli Stargirl
Spinelli Smiles to Go
Tolan Surviving the Applewhites
Weeks So B. It: A Novel
Wiles Love, Ruby Lavender
Winkler Hank Zipzer (series)
Woodson Hush
Woodworth Georgie’s Moon
Science Fiction/Fantasy -minimum of 1
Bell The Wizard Test
Bell Shield of Stars
Carman Dark Hills Divide (any of the series)
Clements Things Not Seen or Things That Are
Collins Gregor the Overlander (any of the series)
Coombs The Runaway Princess
DePrau The City of Ember (any of the series)
DiTerlizzi Spiderwick Chronicles (any of the series)
Funke Inkheart or Inkspell
Gaiman Coraline
Gliori Pure Dead Magic (series)
Haddix Among the Hidden (series)
Haddis The Missing (series)
Hale The Goose Girl
Jacques Redwall (or any of the series)
Jinks      Evil Genius
Kladstrup  The Book of Story Beginnings
Layne Mergers
Lewis Chronicles of Narnia (any of the series)
Lowry   Gossamer
Lubar    Hidden Talents or True Talents
Meyer    Twilight (series)
Nix Keys to the Kingdom (any of the series)
Ogilvy Measle and the Wrathmonk
Paolini Eragon, Eldest or Brisingr
Patterson Maximum Ride (any of the series)
Pfeffer Life As We Knew It
Riordan  Percy Jackson (series)
Rowling Harry Potter (series)
Rupp Journey to the Blue Moon
Ruby      The Wall and the Wing
Sage  Septimus Heap (series)
Scieszka Time Warp Trio (any of the series)
Stahler Truesight Trilogy (series)
Stewart Edge Chronicles (series)
Tolkien Lord of the Rings Trilogy (any of the 3 titles)
Ullman    The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood
Ursu The Shadow Thieves
Westerfeld Midnighters (series)
Westerfeld Uglies, Pretties, Specials
When a title is part of a series, any of the books in the series will satisfy the requirement for that category. If you cannot find a book by the series title, try the author's last name.