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Kids’ Book Club Reading Lists

In the June 2023 issue, we told you how to start a book club. Not sure what story to read next? Try these classics and new favorites.

2nd Grade
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dagliesh
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
The Bravest Dog Ever by Natalie Standiford
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids about God and Science by Louie Giglio

3rd Grade
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
The Imagination Station series
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Cul-De-Sac Kids mystery series by Beverly Lewis
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

4th Grade
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Great Illustrated Classics series (Treasure Island, Call of the Wild, etc.)
Bible Kidventures by Jeanne Dennis and Sheila Seifert
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald Sobol
By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman
Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids by David Murray

5th Grade
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
You Can Count on God: 100 Devotions for Kids by Max Lucado

6th Grade
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Captain Absolutely by Christopher P.N. Maselli
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Case for Christ, Young Reader’s Edition by Lee Strobel

Many of these books are not explicitly Christian, and they may not fit your reading level. Always check with your parents before exploring a new book.

Families can find helpful book reviews at Plugged In.

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