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Elementary: Modern Companions to Clasic Children's Books

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Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell (AR 5.4)

  • The Underneath by Kathi Applet (AR 5.2)
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (AR 5.3)


Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (AR 4.7)

  • When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (AR 4.5)
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman (AR 5.1)
  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (AR 5.4)
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law (AR 6.0)
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (AR 5.4)


The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (AR 5.3)

  • Holes by Louis Sachar (AR 4.6)
  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (AR 5.4)
  • Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce (AR 4.0)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (AR 5.1)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (AR 5.6)


Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (AR 4.9)

  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (AR 3.9)
  • Love that Dog by Sharon Creech (AR 4.5)
  • The Good Dog by Avi (AR 3.7)
  • Cracker the Best Dog on the Battlefield by Cynthia Kadohata (AR 4.9)
  • Notes from the Dog by Gary Paulson (AR 4.7)


Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (AR 5.1)

  • Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker (AR 4.5)
  • Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (AR 5.9)
  • Alvin Ho by Lenore Look (AR 3.8)


Martha Sherod, Wilmington Branch, LAPL

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