Listed below are young kids, preteens and teens reading lists of books that we have either enjoyed or are eager to read. Here’s a collection of books that you may want to add to your kids Goodreads lists.

Young Kids and Pre Teens Reading Lists

Pre-teens and Teens Reading Lists

  • Neuromancer, by William Gibson. Gibson coined the term “cyberspace”
  • Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World
  • Have Spacesuit – Will Travel – Robert A. Heinlein (little dated, but still good)
  • The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler. Crime fiction.
  • Clarence, The TV Dog by Patricia Lauber. Great bedtime book to read to a child of any age
  • A Young’s People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math by Ze, Segal and Levy
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • I Seem to be A Verb – R. Buckminster
  • Paddle-to-the-Sea – Holling C. Holling
  • Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  • Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
  • His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  • Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  • Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
  • Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot
  • Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  • War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  • The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  • Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  • Emma – Jane Austen
  • The Borrowers – Mary Norton, Beth Krush, Joe Krush
  • Shiloh – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Law – Frederick Bastiat
  • The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  • Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  • Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Atonement – Ian McEwan
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  • Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  • A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  • The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  • Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  • On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  • Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  • Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  • Moby Dick – Herman Melville (Liked)
  • Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  • Ulysses – James Joyce
  • The Inferno – Dante
  • wallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  • Germinal – Emile Zola
  • Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Possession – AS Byatt
  • Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  • A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley (Loved)
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  • The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  • Watership Down – Richard Adams
  • A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  • A Girl Named Disaster – Nancy Farmer
  • A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  • A Dog’s Life – Autobiography of a Stray – Ann M. Martin
  • The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  • Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  • Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  • The Borrowers – Mary Norton, Beth Krush, Joe Krush
  • Virginia Wolf – Kyo Maclear
  • My Favorite Things – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Renee Graef
  • Frost Bites (Edgar & Ellen Nodyssey) – Charles Ogden, Rick Carton
  • Moon Over Manifest – Clare Vanderpool
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling – Maryrose Wood, Jon Klassen
  • Onion John – Joseph Krumgold, Symeon Shimin
  • Homeless Bird – Gloria Whelan

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