Books 2 Read Books for Middle Readers (Grades 3-8)
Introduction This is a listing of some books that are recommended for upper elementary readers, as well as links to more information about those titles from Booklist Online, as well as other sources. Try selecting at least one book from this list and read it straight through from beginning to end. If you find that you enjoyed it, try picking one book from each category listed here and read those. When you get through those books, feel free to choose more from the list, or use the links to find different you think you might like. There are no limits on the number of books you can read.
Realistic stories Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli Holes, Louis Sachar
Adventure Hatchet, Gary Paulsen Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes
Historical fiction My Brother Sam is Dead, James Collier Number the Stars, Lois Lowery Crispin, The Cross of Lead, Avi
Mystery From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Franweiler, E. L. Konigsburg Encyclopedia Brown, Donald J. Sobol Enola Holmes Series, Nancy Springer
Science Fiction and Fantasy The Giver, Lois Lowry The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman The Tale of Desperaeux, Kate DiCamillo
Horror The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman The Skeleton Man, Joseph Bruchac Edgar Allen Poe