Intermediate Chapter Books


Each year fifty newly published books are selected to be on the Villa Library “50 Nifty Intermediate Books” recommended book list. These titles are selected to appeal to a wide range of interests and reading abilities at Villa Academy. 


The reviewing sources and recommendations used include: American Library Association, Booklist, School Library Journal, National Book Award, Newbery Award, Caldecott Award, Young Reader’s Choice, Washington Children’s Choice Award, Sibert Award, CS King Award, Evergreen Award, and Printz Award.  


Fifty Nifty

Intermediate Chapter Books

2019 – 2020

Angleberger Fuzzy
Applegate Home of the Brave
Bailey The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek
Beasley Tumble and Blue
Beasley Lions and Liars

Forever or a Long, Long Time


Chokshi Aru Shah and the End of Time
Choldenko One Third Nerd
Clement The Friendship War
Coats Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming
Cowell The Wizards of Once
Creech Saving Winslow
Dasgupta The Serpent’s Secret
DiCamillo Louisiana’s Way Home
Draper Blended
Federle Nate Expec-tations
Gemeinhart Good Dog
Gibbs Panda-monium
Grabenstein Sanda-paooza Shake-up
Hautman Slider
Hiaasen Squirm
Hiranandani The Night Diary
Holm The Third Mushroom
Ignatow Mighty Odds
Johnson The Parker Inheritance
Jones Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?
Korman Restart
Krishnaswami Step Up to the Plate Maria Singh
Magoon The Season of Styx Malone
McGovern Chester and Gus
McMullen Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls
Medina Merci Suarez Changes Gears
Meriano Love Sugar Magic:   A Dash of Trouble
Murdock The Book of Boy
O’Connor Wish
Older Dactyl Hill Squad
Patterson Max Einstein the Genius Experiment
Reynolds Lu
Rodkey The Tapper Twins Go To War
Sell The Cardboard Kingdom
Sherman The Evil Wizard Smallbone
Sonnenblick Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade
Stevens Murder Is Bad Manners
Thompson Goldfish Boy
Townsend Nevermore: Trials of Morrigan Crow
Walker Why Can’t I Be You
Wang The Prince and the Dressmaker
Weeks Save Me a Seat
Weeks Soof
Yang Front Desk
Yardi The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez