Please give me a list for books which are good for children to read.(Age 8-13)Please give me a list for books which are good for children to read.(Age 8-13)

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that it really depends on the maturity level of the child. An 8 year old is very different than a 13 year old, but there are some books that do appear to some kids in both age groups. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson come to mind. I'd also suggest classics, and Newberry Award winners because they tend to be well-written and high quality.
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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Both of my children enjoyed reading The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. My daughter (14) suggested the Harry Potter series as well. My son (12), on the other hand, loved the Artemis Fowl series.

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dmcgillem | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

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This answer will focus on more contemporary selections as the classics are named that for a reason - they have stood the test of time and their continued presence in classrooms serves as a fantastic recommendation in itself.  The books and authors listed below are in high-demand in my own classroom library of seventh-graders.

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins is a fantastic adventure series with appeal to boys and girls alike, including many reluctant readers.  These books contain fighting/battle sequences that are appropriate for the upper end of the age range specified.  A link to the summary is included below.

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen is a fantastic book with an unfolding mystery about a family in an underground shelter following the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust.  Their food provisions are dwindling, and they are forced to consider utilizing the "supplements" as a food source...

Scot Westerfeld has a fantastic trilogy (plus a later addition) called Uglies, which includes Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras. These books focus on a society here everyone must conform to a preset standard of beauty.  The summary link in included below.  The book has a science fiction feel without being over-the-top sci-fi and serves as a good introduction to the genre.

Lurlene McDaniel has written numerous titles that have emotional appeal.  She tackles heavy, emotionally-charged topics like cancer and other long-term illness with sensitivity and tenderness.  Because of the topic matter, her books are more suited for the upper end of the age range mentioned. A link to a list of her books is included below.

The American Library Association publishes yearly lists of literature that is noteworthy, making it a great resource when looking for titles for either a classroom library or as part of the curriculum.

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msnewbooklover | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) Honors

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*wizard of oz

*books of enid blyton(eg famous five)

*pied piper of hamelin

*hp series

*wimpy kid

*kidnapped ,treasure island(robert luious stevenson)

*mayor of casterbridge(thomas hardy)

*dr.jackal n mr hyde

*great expectations,christmas story(charles dicken)

*jane ayer........

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msnewbooklover | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) Honors

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oh i remember more..........

*chronicles of narnia(c.s.lewis)

*sereies of unfortunate events

*gulliver travels

*alice in wonderland

*tin tin

 

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msnewbooklover | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) Honors

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lonG lIst

*wizard of oz

*books of enid blyton(eg famous five)

*pied piper of hamelin

*hp series

*wimpy kid

*kidnapped ,treasure island(robert luious stevenson)

*mayor of casterbridge(thomas hardy)

*dr.jackal n mr hyde

*great expectations,christmas story(charles dicken)

*jane ayer........

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alohastine | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Obviously this depends on the maturity and reading level but some great books are:

Adventure: The Magic Tree House Series, Gary Paulsen books

Fantasy: Tuck Everlasting, Harry Potter Series, Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snickett, LightningThief Series

Kids Life: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary, Hank Zipzer Series by Henry Winkler,

Poetry: Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky

Some great authors: Betsy Byars, Louis Sachar, Roald Dahl, Avi, CS Lewis

Have fun reading!

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coryengle | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Depending on the child's reading level: Harry Potter, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland (the first children's novel, ever), The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Eragon and its' sequels. There are tons more, but these are some that enjoyed as a child.

As a general rule, I feel like any Newberry Medal winners are a good place to start.

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rahem | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Dear Student,

There is a long list of books useful for your age group, however, I would like to recommend a few books that are listed below.

(i) Enid Blyton series

(ii) Secret Seven

(iii) Anne Frank's Diary

(iv) Gulliver's Travels

(v) Robinson Cruisoe

(vi) Robinhood

(vii) Hardy Boys

(vii) jungle Book

(viii) Tintin

(ix) Asterisk

(x) David Copperfield

 

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