100 Books for Your Middle Schooler

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100 Books For Your Middle Schooler


My dad encouraged me to read great books at a very young age. I didn’t always understand what was going on, but I did develop a deep love for books. I remember him urging me to read Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne when I was just seven! It was well beyond my years, however I re-read it at age 12 and I was surprised at how much I remembered it and enjoyed it.

The following, is a list of great books my kids and I have read and loved. I asked all six of them for their input, so I assure you this is not a list of complete randomness. We actually own, have read and recommend these. I’ll also be giving away 3 of our favorites, look for details at the end of this post.

On To The Middle School Book List

A word of caution before you purchase any of these, I’ve had middle schoolers for 10 years now, some more mature than others, so please be mindful of some adult themes on some of these books. Shakespeare for example may not be appropriate for everyone.

  1. God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
  2. Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott
  3. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
  4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  5. Emma by Jane Austen
  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  7. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
  8. Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie
  9. Peter and The Star Catchers by Dave Barry
  10. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
  11. Tangerine by Edward Blood
  12. Tales of a Fourth Gade Nothing by Judy Blume
  13. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  14. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  15. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  16. The Innocence of Father Brown by GK Chesterton
  17. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  18. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  19. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  20. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  21. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  22. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
  23. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  24. By The Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman
  25. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  26. The Lord of The Flies by William Golding
  27. The Iliad by Homer
  28. The Odyssey by Homer
  29. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  30. Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  31. Left Behind: The Kids by Jerry B Jenkins, Tim LaHaye
  32. Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret
  33. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  34. A Separate Piece by John Knowles
  35. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
  36. Carry On Mr Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  37. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  38. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  39. The Space Trilogy by CS Lewis
  40. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  41. The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
  42. The Magicians Nephew by CS Lewis
  43. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  44. The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis
  45. Prince Caspian by CS Lewis
  46. The Voyage of the Dawn Threader by CS Lewishttp://amzn.to/2feEvaf
  47. The Silver Chair by CS Lewis
  48. The Last Battle by CS Lewis
  49. The Call of The Wild by Jack London
  50. White Fang by Jack London
  51. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  52. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  53. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  54. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
  55. Rascal by Sterling North
  56. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  57. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  58. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  59. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  60. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs
  61. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
  62. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  63. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  64. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  65. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
  66. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  67. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  68. Holes by Louis Sachar
  69. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  70. Rob Roy  by Sir Walter Scott
  71. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
  72. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  73. Julius Cesar by William Shakespeare
  74. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  75. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  76. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  77. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  78. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  79. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Complete Series)
  80. Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography by Lemony Snicket
  81. Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter
  82. Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck
  83. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  84. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  85. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  86. Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  87. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  88. The Fellowship of The Ring by JRR Tolkien
  89. The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien
  90. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
  91. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  92. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  93. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  94. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  95. The Pickwick Papers by Mark Twain
  96. Beowulf by Unknown (JRR Tolkien translation)
  97. The Winged Watchman  by Hilda Van Stockum
  98. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  99. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  100. Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
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Which books would you add to this list? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

100 Books For Your Middle Schooler





  1. Thanks for this great list, Tatiana. I’m heading over to pin this right now.
    Too bad the giveaway is just in the US — I was already getting my hopes up but I’m pretty sure another reader will be very happy to win them. 🙂
    Marva | SunSparkleShine

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