Book Reading List Ages 9-10

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Classic literature teaches children about life lessons through human history. Children can learn moral messages and also learn both history and culture of people and places from them.


This book reading list is an adaptation of the list provided by Calvary Classical School in Hampton, Virginia and by TGC, who have kindly granted me permission to produce this adaptation.


The books are divided into three levels. Books with a “+” denote that any title in that series would be acceptable.


I’ve provided the link to the book on Amazon. You can also, of course, look for the books at libraries and used bookstores.


Reading List For Class 5 Kids:


Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe

Forbes, Esther. Johnny Tremain

Lathan, Jean. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Lewis, C. S. The Silver Chair

Lewis, C. S. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Speare, Elizabeth. The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels (excerpts)


Level 1

Beatty, Patricia. Turn Homeward, Hannalee

Byars, Betsy. The Summer of the Swans

Cleary, Beverly. Dear Mr. Henshaw

De Jong, Meindert. The Wheel on the School

Gates, Doris. Blue Willow

Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller

Hanes Mari. Two Mighty Rivers

O’Brien, Robert. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows

Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square



Level 2

De Jong, Meindert. The House of Sixty Fathers

George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves

Montgomery, Lucy. Anne of Green Gables

O’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphin

Porter, Eleanor. Pollyanna +

Rawks, Wilson. Summer of the Monkeys

Spyri, Johanna. Heidi

Wyss, Johann. Swiss Family Robinson


Level 3

Janet Benge, Amy Carmichael: Rescuers of Precious Gems +

Alcott, Louisa. Little Men

Burnett, Frances. Little Lord Fauntleroy

De Jong, Meindert. Journey from Peppermint Street

Dodge, Mary. Hans Brinker

Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows

MacDonald, George. The Princess and Curdie

MacDonald, George. The Princess and the Goblin

North, Sterling. Rascal

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island

Terhune, Albert. Lad: A Dog

Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days

Verne, Jules. Journey to the Center of the Earth

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