15 Chapter Books for Middle School Readers

15 Chapter Books for Middle School Readers from Standard Deviants Accelerate

Middle school is a period of transition. As our children leave elementary school and enter middle school their interests begin to change, their ability level changes, and with that comes a time when then are beginning to mature and prepare for high school.

You will often find your children reading above grade level, but it can be difficult to find appropriate stories for our kids to read at this slightly elevated reading level. For this reason I have compiled a list of some middle school appropriate books that have less pictures, more mature content than picture books, but still kid friendly. {As with everything we present to our kids be sure to screen each book to be sure you are comfortable with the content for the child you are giving it to.}

15 Chapter Books for Middle School Readers

  1. The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
  2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
  3. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  7. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  8. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  10. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  11. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’brien
  12. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  13. Holes by Louis Sachar
  14. Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
  15. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

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