20 Children’s books you or your child/middle schooler needs to read in their lifetime!

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Welcome back to another booklist. This time I am listing my top 20 favorite middle school/children’s books that I have read. (And not all are necessarily well known.) Some may be repeated from my other lists, but still is very worthwhile to read! ♥

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

2. The War that Saved My Life 

3. Wildwood by Colin Meloy 

4. The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin 

5. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood

6. Flunked by Jen Calonita (And her other books)

7. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 

8. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilson 

9.  The Pages between us by Lindsey Leavitt  and Robin Mellom

10. Ugly by Robert Hoge

11. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart 

12. Al Capone Does My Shirts series by Gennifer Choldenko 

13. Real Friends by Shannon Hale

14. Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary

15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Yes, I know, it could be defined by young adult but if you can find a shortened version, it is worth your time!) 

16. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

17. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

18. Matilda by Roald Dahl 

19. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

20. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 

I hope I spelled most of these right!

Hopefully you have a strong urge to read some of these books. I hope I helped! 

♥️ from, 


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