The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Bod is a short form for the name ‘Nobody’. He is just a normal boy but has an interesting upbringing. Bod is raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. As a curious toddler, he climbs…

Twerp (Twerp #1), Mark Goldblatt

Twerp is a nickname for Julian Twerski as his last name sounds like 'Twerp'. After being suspended for a week, Julian's English teacher, Mr Selkirk, offers him a choice to avoid writing a report on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, only if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident…

El Deafo, Cece Bell

This graphic novel is based on the true story of the author, Cece Bell who experiencing deafness in her real life. The entire story is about Cece's life with the hearing aid strapped to her chest. She was comfortable at her old school as everyone in Cece's class was deaf.…

Paperboy, Vince Vawter

The story of Paperboy takes place in Memphis in 1959. Victor Vollmer is an 11-year-old boy who can barely say a word without stuttering, even his own name. However, this doesn't mean he doesn't have any other skills. In fact, he is a very talented baseball pitcher who is good…

The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2), Carolyn Keene

Nancy's friend, Helen, and Helen's great-aunt Rosemary ask Nancy to solve the mysterious happenings at her great-grandmother's mansion, Twin Elms. Nancy feels so excited to investigate the mystery until she hears that her father is being threatened by crooked lawyer Nathan Gomber, who represents a missing property owner whose property…

Absolutely Almost, Lisa Graff

Albie is a fifth grade boy with academic and social problems. He is almost good at many things, but not quite good enough. Although he is poor in many areas but he is a keen observer. Calista, his new babysitter, helps Albie discover his strength and the things in life…