“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
~ Madeleine L'Engle

Recommendations for Children’s – Ranging from 7-12 Years Old


Judy Moody series
My Very Own Amelia by Jennifer Holm
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
Baby Mouse by Jennifer Holm
Absolutely, Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleery
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Book of One Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
The Sword and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Anything by Kate DiCamillo – Tiger Rising, Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Elephant’s Magician
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Land of Elyon series by Patrick Carman
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Brige to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall


Andrew Clements and his many books are very good for boys…. and girls
Frindle, Jake Drake and the Bully Buster, The School Story
Peter and the Star Catchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’engle
Land of Elyon and Atherton Series by Patrick Carman
Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Lord of the Rings trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien
Anything by Edward Eager – Half Magic, Magic by the Lake
Fudge, Super Fudge by Judy Blume
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The 39 Clues by a variety of authors
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlliz and Holly Black
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Hoot by Carl Hiassin
How to Train A Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
Anything by Roald Dahl