Children are encouraged to read anything at their reading level. The lists are only suggestions and examples. Many of the books may be out being enjoyed by another reader but don't panic--simply place a hold or choose another book.
Many of the books on these lists can be checked out of the library in Quincy and many of them are also owned by other South Shore libraries in the Old Colony Library Network. If the book you want is checked out, you can place a hold on it either at the library or online. Click on the underlined titles to check availability in the library catalog.
For Families with Sophisticated Readers (Age 10 and older)
The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkien
The London Eye Mystery  by Siobhan Dowd
Esperanza Rising  by Pam Munoz Ryan
Bud Not Buddy  by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Invention of Hugo Cabret  by Brian Selznick
Summerhouse Time  by Eileen Spinelli
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat  by Lyne Jonell
How to Steal a Dog  by Barbara O'Connor
The Wednesday Wars  by Gary Schmidt
Newsgirl  by Liza Ketchum
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon  by Grace Lin
Sticky Burr and the Prickly Peril  by John Lechner