I love to read. As in, ‘Hello, my name is Alison and I think I have a book problem,‘ like to read. When my kids were younger, we usually went to the library on Fridays during the school year. Every time we did, my little cherubs would end up standing around looking stumped about what books to choose.Or worse, they would automatically buzz toward the DVD section, like flies on poop. After a while, I felt it was time to make a plan, because my kids love it when I do that.
Since my eldest was in Middle School, I decided to compile a book list for him to take to the library, both to spur him to read quality literature, and to use for my own record keeping. He wasn’t expected to read all 99 books; but he did have to choose at least one title from the list each time we went. And since I had 3 kids coming up the ranks behind him, I figured I would get plenty of use out of it.
Whilst these are all chapter books, I made sure to include a range of reading levels since, at the time, Noah was a little low. He caught up quickly and enjoyed quite a few of these And yes, I usually let them watch the DVDs after reading the books. I”m not totally unreasonable.
The list is in no particular order and I’m sure is not complete, but I’ll add to it as needed. Some of these all make fantastic mom read alouds. Especially if you do accents. And you so should do accents. This post contains affiliate links.
Suggested Reading List: Middle School
42. Rufus M.
It probably bugs you a little that I stopped at 99. So what book would YOU add to round it out?
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