100 Must-Reads For Kids 9–14

Andrew Bannecker
  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  3. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  4. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  6. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
  7. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  8. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  9. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  10. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  11. All-Of-A-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
  12. Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  13. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  14. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  15. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
  16. Poppy by Avi
  17. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  18. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  19. Bunnicula by A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
  20. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  21. The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne
  22. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
  23. Where the Red Fern Grows by The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy
  24. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden and Garth Williams
  25. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  26. The Lincolns by A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
  27. Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  28. Eleanor Roosevelt by A Life of Discovery
  29. Bomb by The Race to Build — and Steal — The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
  30. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  31. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  32. Half Magic by Edward Eager
  33. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  34. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  35. Harry Potter: The Complete Series by J.K. Rowling
  36. The Complete Wreck: A Series of Unfortunate Events Books 1–13 by Lemony Snicket
  37. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  38. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  39. The Complete Ramona Collection by Beverly Cleary
  40. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  41. The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 by A Novel
  42. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  43. Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  44. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
  45. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  46. The Complete Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  47. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  48. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
  49. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  50. Oz, The Complete Collection by L. Frank Baum
  51. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  52. The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau
  53. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards
  54. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  55. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  56. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  57. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  58. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  59. The Hobbit by Or There And Back Again
  60. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
  61. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  62. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  63. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  64. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  65. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  66. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
  67. Holes by Louis Sachar
  68. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  69. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  70. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  71. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  72. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
  73. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  74. Bone by One Volume Edition
  75. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  76. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  77. Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
  78. The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
  79. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  80. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by A Novel in Words and Pictures
  81. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  82. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  83. The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
  84. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri D’Aulaire and Edgar D’Aulaire
  85. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  86. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  87. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  88. Percy Jackson Boxed Set by Rick Riordan
  89. The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
  90. The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
  91. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  92. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  93. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  94. The Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle
  95. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  96. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  97. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  98. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  99. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Source: NPR

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