Books | Kids and Teens Reading Lists

So many great books to read.

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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