Texas Lone Star Reading List

2024 The Lone Star reading list is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books.

The Door of No Return

by Kwame Alexander

Plotting the Stars: Moongarden

by Michelle A. Barry

The Vanquishers

by Kalynn Bayron

Simon Sort of Says

by Erin Bow

Salt and Sugar

by Rebecca Carvalho

We Still Belong

by Christine Day

The Probability of Everything

by Sarah Everett

The Grace of Wild Things

by Heather Fawcett

The Puttermans Are in the House

by Jacquetta Nammar Feldman

A Duet for Home

by Karina Yan Glaser


by Frances Hardinge

No One Leaves the Castle

by Christopher Healy

The Demon Sword Asperides

by Sarah Jean Horwitz

Theives' Gambit

by Kayvion Lewis

Los Monstruos: Felice and the Wailing Woman

by Diana López

Virtually Me

by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

You Are Here: Connecting Flights

by Ellen Oh

Ghosts Come Rising

by Adam Perry

The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn

by Sally J. Pla

A Seed in the Sun

by Aida Salazar

A First Time for Everything

by Dan Santat

The Labors of Hercules Beal

by Gary D. Schmidt

Bhai for Now

by Maleeha Siddiqui

What Happened to Rachel Riley?

by Claire Swinrski

A Rover's Story

by Jasmine Warga


by Charles Waters & Traci Sorell