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Education Trade Books for Fiction: Miscellaneous

This page lists fiction books related to content areas to help teachers or teacher candidates.

Miscellaneous/Coming of Age/Special Needs

  • *Best foot forward by Joan Bauer (high school jobs, ethical dilemmas)
  • *Blind sighted by Peter Moore (physically challenged)
  • *Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (N, death, middle school)
  • *Criss cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (N, poetry, language)
  • *The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: A Novel by Mark Haddon (BBYA, W, autism, math)
  • *Deaf child crossing by Marlee Matlin (physcially challenged)
  • *Deenie by Judy Blume (physically challenged)
  • *Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (NH, 1970s, hearing impaired, Emily Dickinson, faith, prejudice)
  • *Heaven by Angela Johnson (CSK)
  • *Hope was Here by Joan Bauer (NH)
  • *I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (self-esteem)
  • *Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (N)
  • *Kit's Wilderness by David Almond (MLP)
  • *A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • *M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (N, NBA)
  • *The Monument by Gary Paulsen (physically challenged)
  • *Multiple choice by Janet Tashjian (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, middle school)
  • *November Blues by Sharon M. Draper (CSKH, death, football, teen pregnancy)
  • *One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke (MLPH, family, Australia)
  • *The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • *Overboard by Elizabeth Fama (BBYA, survival)
  • *The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (physically challenged)
  • *Send me down a miracle by Han Nolan (Christian, middle school)
  • *Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (BBYA, LSRL, psychology, tolerance)
  • *The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (physically challenged)
  • *Sweet by and by by Patricia Hermes
  • *True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff (ACU has audio version)
  • *Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (PHB)
  • *Twists and Turns by Janet McDonald (business)
  • *The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (N, physically challenged teacher)
  • *Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (N)
  • *Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver (poverty)
  • *The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean (MLP, survival, hearing impaired, Antarctic)
  • *Wringer by Jerry Spinelli (NH)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (N, cemeteries, ghosts)
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (MLP, poverty, boarding school, family)
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law (NH, brothers, sisters, traveling, magic)