Scary Stories More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, monsters, and many other scary things. By: Alvin Schwartz
Why was it banned? It could have been banned because religious reasons and some thought it was too scary.
A Wrinkle in Time Meg and her friends come in contact with unearthly creatures and a search for her father, who disappears while engaged in secret work for the government. By: Madeleine L’Engle
Why was it banned? It was banned because of wizardry.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The story of a young boy, his friends, and their lives on the Mississippi River. By: Mark Twain
Why was it banned? The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been banned because of the slang used to describe African Americans, and other “trashy”, and racist content.
Harry Potter Books A fourth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, longs to escape his hateful relatives, the Dursleys, and live as a normal wizard, but Harry doesn't know he is a normal wizard. By: J.K. Rowling
Why were they banned? Harry Potter has been banned because some say they promote wizardry, witchcraft, and magic.
Bridge to Terabithia The life of a ten-year- old boy in Virginia expands when he meets a newcomer who meets a untimely death trying to reach their hideout, Terabithia, during a storm. By: Katherine Paterson
Why was it banned? Its was banned because of the foul language, some say it promotes a fantasy world, and it has an upsetting ending.
Alice in Rapture, Sort of The summer before the seventh grade becomes the summer of Alice's first boyfriend, she finds out that love is the most mixed-up thing that can happen to you, especially when you don’t have a mom for advice. By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Why was it banned? It was banned because of an upsetting ending.
My Brother Sam is Dead The tragedy strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel force while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral at Tory Town. By: James Collier
Why was it banned? It was banned because of profanity and slang.
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets. Principle Krupp once again turns into Captain Underpants in order to save the world from talking toilets and the Turbo Toilet 2000. By: Dan Pilkey
Why was it banned? It was banned because of anti- family content.
Goosebumps The Haunted School Tommy Frazer is new to the Bell Valley Middle School and he finds it hard to make friends; then he finds it hard to find anything with a maze of empty classrooms that have voices crying for help behind the walls. By: R.L. Stine
Why was it banned? It has been banned because some people say it is too scary.
A Day No Pigs Would Die To a thirteen-year-old farm boy from Vermont whose father slaughters pigs for a living, maturity comes early by learning “doing what’s got to be done,” especially regarding his pet who cannot produce litter. By: Robert Newton Peck
Why was it banned? Description of pigs being slaughtered.
The Great Gilly Hopkins An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone to be friendly.
Why was it banned? It is banned because of language and character conduct.
The Witches A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is a wizard expert, together fool a witches’ plot to destroy the earth’s children by turning them into mice. By: Roald Dahl
Why was it banned? It has been banned because of religious objection to witches and violence.
Blubber Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth- grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it’s like when she, too, becomes a target. By: Judy Blume
Why was it banned? Because of the language and physical maturity.
Julie of the Wolves While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack. By: Jean Craighead George
Why was it banned? It is banned because the main character gets married at age 13.
The Outsiders Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents’ death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting society in in which they find themselves “outsiders.” By: S.E. Hinton
Why was it banned? It was banned because of the abuse of drugs, language, and violence depicted in the book.
The Pigman Two young people befriend an older man, Mr. Pignati, and learns his awful secret. By: Paul Zindel
Why was it banned? It has been banned because of its portrayal of liars, cheaters, and stealers.
The Boy who Lost his face David receives a curse from an elderly woman he has helped his schoolmates attack, and he regrets that he does what others want him to for the sake of popularity. By: Louis Sachar
Why was it banned? It has been banned because it contains mysticism.
A Light in the Attic A collection of humorous poetry. By: Shel Silverstein
Why was it banned? It has been banned because it encourages messiness and disobedience.
James and the Giant Peach James enters a big peach as a house a finds wonderful friends. By: Roald Dahl
Why was it banned? It has been banned because of mysticism and references to tobacco and whiskey.
Crazy Lady As he tries to come to terms with his mothers death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcast, an alcoholic, and her restarted son By: Jane Leslie Conly
Why was it banned? It has been banned because it contains offensive language.
The Face on the Milk Carton A photograph of a missing child on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity. By: Caroline Cooney
Why was it banned? It has been banned because of the topic of abducted children and challenge to authority.
Summer of My German Soldier Sheltering an escaped prisoner of war is the beginning of some experiences for a twelve-year-old girl in Arkansas. By: Bette Greene
Why was it banned? It has been banned because of racism and offensive language.
How to Eat Fried Worms Two boys make a bet about worms. The bet is to eat 10 fried worms in 10 days. Do they do it? By: Thomas Rockwell
Why was it banned? It has been banned because it encourages inappropriate behavior.
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