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Recommended Reading

Looking for something to read? 

Do you need some fresh ideas? We've got you covered! Check below for some recommended reading lists.



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NISD Secondary Summer Reading 

NISD's summer reading guidelines can be found on this document.


Lone Star List

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

The 2024-2025 Lone Star list as well as past Lone Star lists and lists for other grade levels are located at

2024-2025 Texas Lone Star Books


Newbery Medal and Honor Books

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These award-winning books are chosen annually out of thousands of newly published titles!