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Must-read book lists for all ages
How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! --
When I have a house of my own,
I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Reading is considered food for the soul and the mind. Books take you to different times, faraway places, and imaginary worlds. Through books, you meet more people from diverse backgrounds than you could have ever imagined. You live through new experiences, face new realities, and learn new lessons.
Books have so much to offer your child, whether they’re improving their writing skills, working on reading strategies, or learning English as a second language. That’s why we recommend making reading their daily habit. A great way to start is for your child to tackle the books below that are perfect for elementary school and middle school students. Make it a challenge! See how many books from our lists your avid reader can consume. We recommend everything from insightful stories to adventurous tales.
Now, let’s crack open a book!
Insightful books for second and third graders
Start your child early! These books will make your child absolutely love reading. From intriguing mysteries to fascinating biographies, these insightful books will open a portal to the world of reading, and your child may never want to come back! Each recommendation is filled with great lessons, like the power of friendship, that your kid will remember forever.
Brilliant books for fourth and fifth graders
Have your child learn about people from different backgrounds and what it takes to survive hardships through these brilliant books! Beautifully written and emotionally riveting, these recommendations will stay with your fourth or fifth grader for many years to come. They hold classic lessons like the importance of family and standing up for what you believe.
Adventurous books for sixth and seventh graders
Middle school is a time of adventure! Add these exciting reads to your sixth or seventh grader’s To Be Read (TBR) list. They’re going to go off on dashing adventures that open up all their channels of creativity and imagination. These recommendations will challenge them to think beyond everyday life while learning everyday lessons that stand the test of time.
Thought-provoking books for eighth and ninth graders
High school is a time of immense growth and development. To nurture the mind and spirit, introduce your eighth or ninth grader to these thought-provoking reads. Whether they learn about the most basic nature of human beings or the complexities of various societies, your child will, without a doubt, come to the end of this list feeling much wiser with new questions to explore and improved critical thinking skills.
There is nothing more magical than reading when it comes to imagination, creativity, compassion, and understanding. Your child’s mind and soul will grow stronger with each book they read, so start them off with the lists above. See how wise they grow, how fulfilled they feel, and how understanding they become.
For further help on their literary adventures and long term results, trust in a program that works better than traditional tutoring! Enroll your child in our Common Core-aligned programs, JEI English and JEI Reading & Writing. We will help them understand the text, symbolism, and writing styles of all the excellent books out there waiting for them.
Contact us today at (877) JEI-Math or find a center near you. Learn about the in-person and virtual options available for your child and start them on a journey to becoming a strong, intelligent reader today!