This list is meant for all teenagers, 8th grade through 12th grade. I have a soft spot for excellent middle grade books. Here is the original book that started the wonderful series and inspired the famous movie. An eighth grade recommended reading list grouped by. Prepare your or 14 year old for high school with our 8th grade novels, boxedsets and nonfiction. After being transported by a cyclone to the magical land of oz, dorothy and her dog, toto, are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion who accompany her to the emerald city in search of a wizard who can help dorothy return home to kansas. Here are 14 books that are loved by young readers on that offer unique character voices, complex plots and themes, and high page counts to engage fifth and sixth grade advanced readers. Trace numbers practice workbook for pre k, kindergarten and kids ages 35 math activity book modern kid press 4. Once kids find the right series, they read to the very last book.
Classic childhood books for 8th graders classic childhood books for 8th graders these are tales youll remember and may want to reread now that your child is ready for them with characters and story lines that stick with you forever. When attention spans are short, these do the trick. However, ive marked just a few books with an asterisk that may be better for more mature readers. Be sure to read the books you plan to put in the hands of your students. Many 8th grade reading lists include a host of classics like animal. Recommended reading lists by grade homeschooling reading. The true story of a black youths coming to age in apartheid south africa. Number tracing book for preschoolers and kids ages 35. What books you recommend will depend on the specific district you work in and your clientele. Read this post to discover which 19 works make up the best 8th grade reading list.
Tolkien shelved 9 times as 8thgrade readinglist avg rating 4. This one summer is a graphic novel which follows two preteen. The 10 best narrative nonfiction books for middle graders. The best narrative nonfiction is wellresearched and contains extensive source notes, including a bibliography, an index, and authentic photographs that validate the authors work. This is a fantastic book and a good choice for advanced readers. The best 8th grade reading list for 2020 conquer your exam. Check out these awesome recommendations from the experts on our weareteachers helpline. Whether you are looking to keep your children occupied with a great books or just a summer reading list, we have enough great suggestions to keep them busy all year long. Recommended literature list curriculum and instruction. Although there has been debate over the past few decades about requiring high school students to read the classics, these works still appear on many 9th grade reading lists. This list consists of middle grade books published from june 2016 up to july 2017, so these are all books fresh off the presses and ready to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Moving forward, new lists filled with book recommendations will be published weekly. The story of a troubled 8th grader, his dog, and a family. Prekindergarten through grade twelve recommended literature list is a searchable database of books for children and teens which helps students, teachers, and families find books that entertain, inform, and explore new ideas and experiences each book has a description called an annotation that explains what the book is about.
Here, teachers will find carefully curated book lists for each grade level from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Best book series for 8th graders ever greatschools. Best books for middle school reluctant readers scholastic. Recommended 7th grade reading list homeschool curriculum.
The author describes her experiences as a young vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her familys move from their wartorn home to the united states in graphic novel format. Jack hurd gets a foster brother, joseph, an eighth grader whose only. The books follow the high school passions and perils of d. Eighth grade students are on the cusp of high school, so the books on this. This list hands down contains the best books for 8th graders.
Big book of who series by the editors of sports illustrated for kids. Shop favorite 8th grader books the scholastic parent store. Our lists include a mix of poetry, short stories, classic novels, historical. These books have been popular with past 8th grade students. Many 8th grade reading lists include a host of classics like animal farm or. Miss peregrines peculiar children series by ransom riggs.
Moving forward, new lists filled with book recommendations will be. Filled with awardwinning novels, your students will find many engaging and fascinating books for all interests. Heres every captivating book in the wings of fire series. Teen summer reading list ages 18 imagination soup. Use these fantasy books and realistic fiction titles to engage even the most reluctant middle grade readers. Heres a list of surefire selections for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Tolkien, the hunger games by suzanne collins, fahrenheit 451 by ra.
This recommended reading list includes novels about topics eighth grade students will encounter in other core subject areas as well as relevant themes and personal issues they might experience as teenagers. Many 8th grade reading lists include a host of classics like animal farm or to kill a mockingbird, but ive. Best middle school books, as chosen by teachers weareteachers. Written at a level appropriate for most freshmen, they will nonetheless challenge students to develop stronger reading, writing, and analytical skills, and they also encourage discussion about many aspects of the human. Our selection includes books like enders game, the hobbit, and stardust.
This symbol is next to middle grade books that i consider excellent for reluctant readers. To see the latest price, click on book cover image. But despite her best intentions, the two fall in love and discover that the joy of making a real connection with another person is worth any risk. Eighth grade students are on the cusp of high school, so the books on this list are reflective of their level of increasing maturity. Every one of these books offers a path to identity. The best 8th grade fiction books fangirl by rainbow rowell. Eclectic homeschooling may 25, 2015 october 4, 2015 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, book lists, eclectic homeschooling, language arts, literature, visual spatial learner back when i started homeschooling, we had a historical fiction reading emphasis. This is serious work to undertake as a teacher or trusted adult, but take heart in the knowledge that its the best. Fabulous 8th grade reading list perfect for 1214 year olds. Best book series for 7th graders ever greatschools.
Out of the dust by karen hesse, the giver by lois lowry, the outsiders by s. My time as the young adult and middle grade shelver at work and as a middle school reading tutor showed me how hard it is for parents to find ageappropriate material for their kids. I encourage you and your students to read widely without fear. There is the big book of who basketball and the big book of who allstars. Want to know the best middle school books to use in your classes. Maybe its that the elementary and tween years are often when kids fall in love with reading and start to define their tastes. The thought of tackling a thick novel can be overwhelming, especially toward the end of the school year when attention spans and patience for reading are often running short. The ballad of songbirds and snakes from the author that brought you the hunger games, reenter the world of panem again sixtyfour years before the events of the original series. Although younger students are occasionally resistant to less grounded modes of narrative, we find that by the 7th grade, students are more adept at separating fantasy and reality.
Rising 8th graders may not yet want to read ya fiction, but they also dont want to read middle grade books about 10 and 11 year olds. Classic childhood books for 8th graders greatschools. Top 20 female characters who show how strong girls are. Sometimes finding books for kids in the middle grades 49 can be tricky, especially if youre looking for wellwritten, engaging, stories that will make a deep and lasting impact. Making this 8th grade reading list was a challenge. Kami garcia and margaret stohl little, brown books for young readers, 2010 592 pages. Timeless chapter books every child should read at least once.
Suitable classic literature for 8th grade december 20, 2011 may 24, 2014 jamie i know i have mentioned a literature based homeschool curriculum before, and truly it is a viable option for teaching your 8th grader, but here i would like to share a recommended reading list for 8th grade. It can be a challenge to get middle schoolers interested in reading. Classic literature for middle school eclectic homeschooling. Free summer reading printable packet for kids ages 6. What to read with your 8th grade child and books your child will love reading on their own. Of course in my house, my son loves the big book of who football. Though i dont pick them up often for my own reading, theres something about the best middle school and middle grade books that i just love so much. After all, theres a big range of development between and 18 as you well know. Fantasy is my jam so of course now that i have a child, i want her to have all the fantasy things. Narrative nonfiction books are informational books written in an engaging storylike format.
All of the harry potter books your kid could wish for. These are recommended for readers who enjoy complex characters, extensive worldbuilding, and rich writing. A tree grows in brooklyn by betty smith, robinson crusoe by daniel defoe, oliver twist by charles dickens, the o. For even more ideas, check out our essential books guide and 50 books all kids should read before theyre 12. Best books for sixth graders as tweens start figuring out the world and their place in it, welltold stories can help them explore different places, feelings, issues, and eras. Theyre more willing to accept and explore the possibilities of imagined universes. Check out some of these top notch awardwinning nonfiction reads. Thankfully, there are plenty of fantasy books for kids out there. Suitable classic literature for 8th grade eighth grade.133 1593 201 995 1652 834 220 1281 1178 72 134 133 926 677 1593 1405 1046 181 287 969 1645 1194 1547 1117 1086 1091 993 1299 965 1297 964 1566 1492 1029 820 437 458 183 624 869 957 678 1483 477