High School Reading List – Recommended for Grades 8 – 12

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


The Call of the Wild

A Christmas Carol

A Day No Pigs Would Die

Fahrenheit 451



Heart of Darkness

The Hobbit

The Hunger Games

Jane Eyre

Julius Caesar

The Last of the Mohicans

Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


The Merchant of Venice

The Old Man and the Sea

Out of the Silent Planet


Pride and Prejudice

The Red Badge of Courage

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Stories, Vol. 1 & 2

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Screwtape Letters

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

A Tale of Two Cities

Things Fall Apart

To Kill a Mockingbird

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Yearling

Animal Farm

Around the World in Eighty Days

The Good Earth

Oliver Twist

Middle School Reading List – Recommended for Grades 5 – 8

Across Five Aprils                                                  

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer                          

Amos Fortune, Free Man                                      

Anne of Green Gables                                           

Bridge to Terabithia                                               

The Bronze Bow

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

The Cay

Crispin:  The Cross of Lead

The Eagle of the Ninth

The Giver

The Golden Goblet

The Hiding Place


The Horse and His Boy

The Indian in the Cupboard

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Johnny Tremain

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Magician’s Nephew

Maniac Magee

Number the Stars

Out of the Dust

Prince Caspian


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

The Secret Garden

Shadow Spinner


Sign of the Beaver

Swiss Family Robinson

Treasure Island

Tuck Everlasting

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Where the Red Fern Grows

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Wrinkle in Time

The Door in the Wall

The Incredible Journey

Julie of the Wolves

King of the Wind

The Light in the Forest

The Phantom Tollbooth

Rifles for Watie

The Trumpeter of Krakow



Upper Elementary Reading List - Recommended for Grades 3 - 5

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Big Wave

The Bridge

Charlotte's Web

Cricket in Times Square

Crown and Jewel

The Door in the Wall

Farmer Boy

The Hall of Doors

In the Year of the Boar

Little House in the Big Woods

Little House on the Prairie

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Stone Fox

The Sword in the Tree

The Two Collars

The Whipping Boy


Lower Elementary Reading List - Recommended for Grades K - 3

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

Frog and Toad Are Friends

Frog and Toad Together

The Long Way to a New Land

A New Coat for Anna

Uncle Jed's Barbershop

The Courage of Sarah Noble

The Josefina Story Quilt

The Long Way Westward

Ox-Cart Man

Wagon Wheels

The Drinking Gourd

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

Miss Rumphius

Sam the Minuteman

Henry & Mudge (series)

Oscar Otter

Minstrel in the Tower

Mr. Putter & Tabby (series)

Caps for Sale

Blueberries for Sal


The Story About Ping


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