Books for Middles (Upper Elementary Ages)

Book suggestions for older elementary children: Please keep in mind that these are suggestions collected from Hip Homeschool Moms  friends on Facebook. We (theHHM team members) have not read all of these books. You will need to use your own judgment about whether or not these books are appropriate for your own children.

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HHM Boy Reading Books

Freddy Anniversary Collection (Freddy the Pig Books)

Freddy the Detective

Freddy the Cowboy

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room

A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

The Trouble Begins: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-3

Stuart Little

Charlotte’s Web

The Trumpet of the Swan

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Kit Boxed Set with Game (American Girl)

Julie Boxed Set with Game (American Girl)

Rebecca Boxed Set with Game (American Girl)

Molly Boxed Set with Game (American Girl)

Addy Boxed Set with Game (American Girl)

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic

Dear America: A Journey to the New World

Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?

Dear America: Standing in the Light

Sacagawea: American Pathfinder (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (The Childhood of Famous Americans)

Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days (Childhood of Famous Americans)

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

The Boxcar Children 1

Surprise Island: 2 (the Boxcar Children Mysteries)

The Yellow House Mystery: 3 (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)

The Little House Series Complete Boxed Set

One Crazy Summer

Because of Winn Dixie

Gregor the Overlander Collection (Books 1-5) (The Underland Chronicles)

Where the Red Fern Grows

Old Yeller

Magic Tree House: Books 1-4 Mystery of the Tree House 

Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas

Magic Tree House #6: Afternoon on the Amazon

Secret of the Shark Pit (The Ladd Family Adventure Series #1)

The Legend of Fire (The Ladd Family Adventure Series #2)

Mystery of the Island Jungle (The Ladd Family Adventure Series #3)

January (Conspiracy 365)

February (Conspiracy 365)

March (Conspiracy 365)

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog 

It’s a Dog’s Life (Hank the Cowdog)

The Case of the Perfect Dog (Hank the Cowdog)

Geronimo Stilton #1: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

Geronimo Stilton #2: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid

Geronimo Stilton #3: Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House

The Wizard of Oz

Rescue at Cripple Creek (Jack and Jenny Mysteries)

Voyage with the Vikings: 1 (Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station Books)

Attack at the Arena: 2 (Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station Books)

Peril in the Palace: 3 (Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station Books)

Great Barrier Reef Adventures (Adventures Series)

Outback Adventures

The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona the Pest, Ramona the Brave, Ramona and Her Father

The Mandie Collection: Volume 1

The Mandie Collection: Volume 2

The Mandie Collection: Volume 3

Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior (book 1)

Young Samurai 6 Book Collection 

The Happy Hollisters

The Happy Hollisters on a River Trip

The Happy Hollisters at Sea Gull Beach

Concord Cunningham the Scripture Sleuth (Concord Cunningham Mysteries)

Concord Cunningham Pursues the Clues: The Scripture Sleuth 5

Concord Cunningham Coast to Coast (Concord Cunningham Mysteries)

Sherlock Jones: Assassination Plot

Sherlock Jones: Willoughby Bank

Sherlock Jones: The Missing Diamond

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Island of the Blue Dolphins

The Phantom Tollbooth 

The Giver

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH 

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

Sage Carrington, Eighth-Grade Science Sleuth

If there are books for older elementary aged children that you would like to share with us, please leave the name of the book (and the author if you know it–if not, that’s ok) in a comment. We will check back from time to time and add more books to the list. Thanks for sharing your suggestions with us! ~The Hip Homeschool Moms Team



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