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Read Aloud Book List for Ages 7 – 12

This is my favorite age group.  Some are for the younger side and some for the older.  There are so many of our favorites listed below.  If you and your child aren’t enjoying a book, set it aside.  Maybe you’ll come back to it later and maybe not.  Not every book will be loved by all.

BOOK LIST FOR READING ALOUD TO AGES 7 – 12
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes and the sequel Pinky Pye is a must read too
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Homer Price and the sequel Centerburg Tales by Robert McCloskey
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (trilogy, all are wonderful)
Indian Captive by Lois Lenski
Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Toliver’s Secret by Esther Wood Brady
Caddie Woodlawn by Carole Ryrie Brink
The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Narnia series by C. S Lewis
Pippi Longstocking and sequels by Astrid Lindgren
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and sequels by Judy Blume (laugh out loud funny)
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (read all the Dahl books for children)
Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (series)
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Swallows and Amazons and sequels by Arthur Ransome
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff
D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Nicholas and sequels by Rene Goscinny
The Good Master by Kate Seredy
Lassie by Eric Knight
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace (series)
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene DuBois
Half Magic by Edward Eager
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konisburg
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Door in the Wall by Marquerite de Angeli
All D’Aulaire picture books: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Buffalo Bill, Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Pocahontas
Calico Bush by Rachel Field
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (read after The Jungle Book and compare)
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth
All the Holling C. Holling books: Pagoo, Paddl- to-the-Sea, Minn of the Mississippi, Seabird
Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James
Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
Bunnicula by James Howe and sequels
The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and sequels
Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards
Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson
Ben and Me by Robert Lawson
Castle Diary by Richard Platt
The Great Brain series by John D. Fitzgerald

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1 Comment

  1. KT Brison says:

    Love this list! Some of my all-time faves are on it. 🙂

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