Great Books for Gifted Kids

This is a list of books that feature gifted characters. Bold authors indicate authors with multiple books on the list. Books with individual pages within this wiki are linked to the appropriate pages.
Note: Chapter Books are typically for ages 7 - 10. Middle-grades are typical for ages 9-12. YA Novels are typically for ages 12-18. Keep in mind these ages are referring to the typical student.
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Book Title
Author
Type
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Haddon, Mark
adult novel
His Brother's Keeper
Weiner, Jonathan
adult novel
A Lesson Before Dying
Gaines, Ernest J.
adult novel
The Radioactive Boy Scout
Silverstein, Ken
adult novel
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Feynman, Richard P.
adult novel
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All
Sobol, Donald
chapter
Saving Lilly
Kehret, Peg
chapter
Who Was… Biography Series
Grosset & Dunlap
chapter
Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?
Thompson, Gare
chapter
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Latham, Jean Lee
middle-grades
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Sachar, Louis
middle-grades
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Konigsburg, E.L.
middle-grades
Holes
Sachar, Louis
middle-grades
Ida B.
Hannigan, Katherine
middle-grades
In Search of Molly Pitcher
De Pauw, Linda Grant
middle-grades
In the Name of the Moon
Hart, Cherie
middle-grades
The Lightning Thief
Riordan, Rick
middle-grades
The London Eye Mystery
Dowd, Siobhan
middle-grades
Millicent Min: Girl Genius
Yee, Lisa
middle-grades
My Name is Brain Brian
Betancourt, Jeanne
middle-grades
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Stewart, Trenton Lee
middle-grades
One-Handed Catch
Auch, Mary Jane
middle-grades
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Konigsburg, E.L.
middle-grades
Savvy
Law, Ingrid
middle-grades
Someday Angeline
Sachar, Louis
middle-grades
The Stowaway
Salvatore, RA
middle-grades
Surviving the Applewhites
Tolan, Stephanie
middle-grades
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Blume, Judy
middle-grades
The View from Saturday
Konigsburg, E.L.
middle-grades
Anno's Math Games
Anno, Mitsumasa
picture
Anthony the Perfect Monster
DeCesare, Angelo
picture
Archibald Frisby
Chesworth, Michael
picture
A Bad Case of Stripes
Shannon, David
picture
The Carrot Seed
Krauss, Ruth
picture
Chester's Way
Henkes, Kevin
picture
Chrysanthemum
Henkes, Kevin
picture
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
Kerley, Barbara
picture
Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg
Ross, Tom
picture
The Fortune Tellers
Alexander, Lloyd
picture
Frederick
Lionni, Leo
picture
If I Ran the Family
Lee and Sue Kaiser Johnson
picture
If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi?
Esham, Barbara
picture
Jackson & Bud's Bumpy Ride
Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth
picture
Last to Finish
Esham, Barbara
picture
Martin's Big Words
Rappaport, Doreen
picture
Max's Words
Banks, Kate
picture
Mirette on the High Wire
McCully, Emily Arnold
picture
Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets
Esham, Barbara
picture
Olivia
Falconer, Ian
picture
On My Way to Buy Eggs
Chen, Chih-Yuan
picture
Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting
Esham, Barbara
picture
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Lovell, Patty
picture
The Star Pupil
Hambuger, Carole
picture
Stellaluna
Cannon, Janell
picture
There are Those
Levy, Nathan & Janet
picture
The Three Questions
Muth, Jon
picture
Verdi
Cannon, Janell
picture
Wemberly Worried
Henkes, Kevin
picture
Weslandia
Fleischman, Paul
picture
Where the Wild Things Are
Sendak, Maurice
picture
Willow
Brennan-Nelson, Denise & Brennan, Rosemarie
picture
Call of the Wild
London, Jack
YA novel
Deliver Us from Normal
Klise, Kate
YA novel
No More Dead Dogs
Korman, Gordon
YA novel
Silent to the Bone
Konigsburg, E.L.
YA novel
Stargirl
Spinelli, Jerry
YA novel
The Stowaway: The Stone of Tymora (Book I)
Salvatore, R.A.
YA novel
Welcome to the Ark
Tolan, Stephanie
YA novel
White Fang
London, Jack
YA novel
The Year of the Hangman
Blackwood, Garry
YA novel