Grandma's Book Club Reading List

13-14 Years of Age:

  • Red badge of courage- Stephen Crane (13 and up)
  • Jacob Have I loved- Katherine Paterson (13 and up)
  • Julie of the Wolves- Jean Craighead George (13 and up)
  • Mr. Midshipman Hornblower - C.S. Forester (14 and up)
  • Watership Down-  Richard Adams (14 and up)
  • The Lord of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien (14 and up)

12 years and up-

  • Call it Courage- Armstrong Sperry
  • Education of Little Tree- Forrest Carter
  • My Brother Sam is Dead- James Lincoln Collier
  • His Dark Materials Trilogy- Philip Pullman
  • The Call of the Wild- Jack London
  • The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Going Solo- Roald Dahl
  • Tales of Mystery and Terror- Edgar Allan Poe
  • Z is for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien

10 years and up-

  • A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable TIme- Madeleine L’Engle  
  • Where the Red Fern Grows- Wilson Rawls
  • Artemis Fowl Series- Eoin Colfer
  • Summer of the Monkeys- Wilson Rawls
  • The Door in the Wall- Marquerite De Angeli 
  • Momo- Michael Ende
  • Westmark Trilogy- Lloyd Alexander
  • Bridge to Terabithia- Katherine Paterson
  • The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Lyddie- Katherine Paterson
  • Holes- Louis Sachar

9 years and up-

  • The Castle in the Attic- Elizabeth Winthrop
  • The Indian in the Cupboard, The Mystery of the Cupboard, The Secret of the Indian, The Return of the Indian and I, Houdini -Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Dark is Rising Sequence - Susan Cooper
  • The Borrowers- Mary Norton
  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea- Jules Verne
  • The Sign of the Beaver, The Witch of Blackbird Pond -Elizabeth George Speare
  • Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins- Scott O'Dell
  • Number the Stars- Lois Lowry
  • Because of Winn-Dixie-Kate DiCamillo
  • Black Beauty- Anna Sewell
  • Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Caddie Woodlawn-Carol Ryrie Brink
  • Sounder-William Howard Armstrong
  • The Time Machine- H.G. Wells
  • The Wind in the Willows- Kenneth Grahame
  • The Life of Our Land- Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Moon Series- Sue Mongredien

8 years and up-

  • From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler -E.L. Konigsburg
  • Chronicles of Narnia -C.S. Lewis
  • The Trumpeter of Krakow -Eric P. Kelly
  • Adam of the Road -Elizabeth Janet Gray
  • I am David -Anne Holm
  • Little House on the Prairie and other writings -Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Chronicles of Prydain- Lloyd Alexander
  • Charlottes Webb- E.B. White
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle- Beverly Cleary
  • Bunnicula, The Clelery Stalks at Midnight -Deborah Howe
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall- Patricia MacLachlan
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle- Betty MacDonald
  • The Prince and the Pauper- Mark Twain
  • Stuart Little- E.B. White
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins- Richard Atwater
  • The Summer of the Swans-Betsy Byars
  • Trumpet of the Swan- E.B. White
  • Shiloh- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Robinson Crusoe- Daniel Defoe
  • Pippi Longstocking- Astrid Lindgren

7 years and up-

  • No Flying in the House- Betty Brock
  • Any thing writtinen by Roald Dahl- The BFG, Matilda, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain
  • Superfudge- Judy Blume
  • How to Eat Fried Worms- Thomas Rockwell
  • Stone Fox- John reynolds Gardiner

Beginning Reader- 6 years

  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble- William Steig (6 and up)
  • The Little Brute Family- Russell Hoban (5 and up)
  • Frog and Toad- Alyssa Satin Capucilli (4 and up)
  • There's a Carrot in My Ear- Alvin Schwartz (4 and up)
  • The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow- Andy Griffiths (4 and up)
  • Hi Fly Guy- Tedd Arnold (4 and up)
  • Amelia Bedelia- Peggy Parish (4 and up)
  • The Story of Ferdinand- Munro Leaf (3 and up)
  • Little Bear- Else Holmelund Minarik (2 and up)
  • The Fur Family-Margaret Wise Brown (2 and up)

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