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Mountain West Montessori Academy (MWMA) is currently seeking donations for our library. If you are interested in donating any new or lightly used library books, please get in touch.

Summer Reading Bucket List (pdf)

Author recommendations

Roald Dahl – Matilda, The BFG, The Witches
Louis Sachar – Wayside School books, Holes
Margaret Peterson Haddix – The Shadow Children series, The Missing series, 39 Clues
Mo Willems – Elephant and Piggie books
Tedd Arnold – Fly Guy books, Fly Guy Presents (nonfiction books), Parts

Utah Authors

Allie Condie – Matched trilogy
Shannon Hale – The Princess in Black, Rapunzel’s Revenge, Ever After High, Spirit Animals, Dangerous
Nathan Hale – Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales
Brandon Mull – Fablehaven, Candy Shop War, Beyonders, Spirit Animals
Jessica Day George – Tuesdays at the Castle, Dragon Slippers, Princess of the Midnight Ball
James Dashner – 13th Reality series, Maze Runner series

Series Recommendations

The Great Brain (by local author J. D. Fitzgerald)
Michael Vey (by local author Richard Paul Evans)
Amulet (graphic novel by Kazu Kibuishi)
Wrinkle in Time (by Madeline L’Engle)
Mother Daughter Book Club (by Heather Frederick)
Ranger’s Apprentice (by John Flannagan)
Lunar Chronicles (by Marissa Meyer)
Ramona (by Beverly Cleary)
Judy Moody (by Megan McDonald)
Fudge books (by Judy Blume)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (by Alvin Schwarts)

Poetry collections to try

Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Forgive Me, I Meant to do it: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine
Dinothesaurus by Douglas Florian
Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems About Just About Everything by Calef Brown
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry by Patrick Lewis
Poetry For Young People: Emily Dickinson


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Mirror, Mirror: a book of reverso poems by Marilyn Singer
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett


Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Titanic, Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos