Topanga Mountain School

knowledge naturally

A unique and innovative program that provides for a solid academic foundation in core subjects, inspires a love of learning and cultivates compassionate, well-rounded citizens.



Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brian

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Little Women  by Louise May Alcott

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Chocolate Wars by Robert Cormier

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going

Alabama Moon by Walt Key

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhoads

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Bruiser by Neil Shusterman

Pay Attention Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt 

All of Me by Chris Baron

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty

The Last Wild by Piers Torday

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling

The Hitch Hiker by Lucille Fletcher

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime (Young Readers Edition) by Trevor Noah

New Kid by Jerry Craft

They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles

Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman






Topanga Mountain School  |  5920 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367  |  818.346.8355