Books for 6-8 Grade Girls

Hello there!

One of my favorite pastimes is reading a good book, so I thought, what could be more fitting than making a book list my very first blog post?  Some of the books in the following list might surprise you, but I have a varied and extensive literary past, so my tastes are definitely not confined to one genre.  Also, in the book lists to come, you may find some books repetitively recommended, and that is because some books are just good for a more broad age range than others.  I believe that reading a good book should serve to not only entertain, but to also inspire and motivate to better things.

With that said, I hope that you find at least a couple gems in the following books.

Historical Fiction

American History

  • Carry on, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • A Life of Faith series Millie books by Martha Finley
  • A Life of Faith series Elsie books by Martha Finley
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Boston Jane: An Adventure by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • My Side of the Mountain & The Other Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • Julie by Jean Craighead George
  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (sequel to Julie)
  • Julie’s Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George (third to the Julie series)
  • Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
  • Calico Bush by Rachel Field
  • A Life of Faith series Kathleen books by Tracy Leininger Craven
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  • Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

World History

  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Viking Quest series by Lois Walfrid Johnson
  • Mara: Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
  • Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
  • Treasures in the Snow by Patricia St. John
  • The Runaway by Patricia St. John
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  • Banner in the Sky by James Ullman
  • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
  • The Wheel on the School by Meindert Dejong

Character Building

  • Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
  • A Life of Faith series Millie books by Martha Finley
  • Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
  • An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • The Basket of Flowers by Anonymous (Lamplighter books)
  • A Life of Faith series Elsie books by Martha Finley

Sci-fi Adventure

  • Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis
  • Oracles of Fire series by Bryan Davis (sequel series to Dragons in Our Midst)
  • The Door Within series by Wayne Thomas Batson
  • Nick of Time by Ted Bell
  • Curse of the Spider King by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper
  • Venom and Song by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper (sequel to Curse of the Spider King)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis

Fantasy & Fluff 🙂

  • King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Island Girl by Sandra Byrd
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson
  • Isle of Fire by Wayne Thomas Batson (sequel to Isle of Swords)
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (sequel to The Penderwicks)
  • The Penderwicks on Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall (third to The Penderwicks series)
  • The Tombs of Anak by Frank E. Peretti
  • Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea by Frank E. Peretti
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • The Kid Who Became President by Dan Gutman
  • Winnie the Horse Gentler series by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
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