Suggested Reading by age

Traditional Classics:

Younger readers

Caddie Woodlawn–Carol Ryrie Brink
Charlotte’s Web–E. B. White
Little House on the Prairie–Laura Ingalls Wilder
Matilda–Roald Dahl
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle–Betty MacDonald
The Boxcar Children–Edith Nesbitt
The Indian in the Cupboard–Lynne Reid Banks
The Secret Garden–Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Trumpet of the Swan–E. B. White
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz–L. Frank Baum

Middle Readers

A Wrinkle in Time–Madeleine L’Engle
Anne of Green Gables–L. M Montgomery
Little Women–Louisa May Alcott
Peter Pan–J. M. Barrie
The Call of the Wild–Jack London
The Hobbit–J. R. R. Tolkein
The Jungle Book–Rudyard Kipling
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe–C. S. Lewis
To Kill a Mockingbird–Harper Lee
Treasure Island–Robert Louis Stevenson

Older Readers

A Tale of Two Cities–Charles Dickens
David Copperfield –Charles Dickens
Dracula–Bram Stoker
Huckleberry Finn–Mark Twain
Jane Eyre–Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice–Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility–Jane Austen
The Count of Monte Cristo–Alexandre Dumas
The Hunchback of Notre Dame–Victor Hugo
Wuthering Heights–Emily Bronte

“New Classics”

Age 8-9

Coraline Harry Potter The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Tale of Desperaux Alice in Wonderland Anne of Green Gables Lemony Snicket, book 1 Bridge to Terabithia Bud, Not Buddy Diary of Wimpy Kid The Hobbit Percy Jackson: The Lighting Thief Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing A Wrinkle in Time

Tweens- 10-12

Esperanza Rising Hold Fast I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Inside Out and Back Again My Side of the Mountain Revolution is not a Dinner Party Walk Two Moons Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Wonder Ender's Game
The Fellowship of the Ring The Hunger Games, Book 1 Legend, Book 1 March: Book One The Outsiders To Kill a Mockingbird