50 Books Every Child Should Read

ABEBOOKS: 50 BOOKS FOR AN 11-YEAR-OLD
"Below are 50 books that I and a few other colleagues recommend for a typical 11-year-old--some can be read at a much younger age while others are verging on the young adult genre. Some of these books I have revisited as an adult while reading to my eldest. Some are ageless classics and others are hyper modern. Some are better for one sex than the other. Some are sets or series so you are actually receiving more than 50 recommendations." - Richard Davies, on abebooks.com
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471 books · 594 voters · list created May 24th, 2011 by Yuki Shimmyo (votes) .
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message 13: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited May 24, 2011 11:37AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where's the rest of the list?

ETA: Oh, I see, still adding. Never mind!


message 12: by Emma (new)

Emma Where the Wild Things Are!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books to lists at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Yuki: Is this intended to be a "closed list" (i.e., only the 50 books contained in the source list that your own original entries were taken from), or are additions by others welcome?


message 8: by Richard (new)

Richard Scratch those crappy Harry Potter books and replace with Watership Down.


message 7: by Yuki Shimmyo (new)

Yuki Shimmyo Here is a link to the original list (at the time I posted it I didn't know how to close it) http://www.abebooks.co.uk/books/child...


message 6: by Kourtney (new)

Kourtney Smash This list brings back memories. =] I read so many of those when I was a kid. It's missing a few though - Tamora Pierce and Suzanne Collins' books.


message 5: by Yuki Shimmyo (new)

Yuki Shimmyo Themis-Athena wrote: "Yuki: Is this intended to be a "closed list" (i.e., only the 50 books contained in the source list that your own original entries were taken from), or are additions by others welcome?"

Originally, yes, but it has since taken on a life of its own. This is the original list: http://www.abebooks.co.uk/books/child...


message 4: by Arvinjan (new)

Arvinjan Pevensie The Chronicles of Narnia is undoubtedly the BEST series of all time! If you want to read a fantasy/adventure story, then read Narnia for it is a full package series and not just that, it also have Bible themes in it!
For Narnia and For Aslan!


Kelly H. (Maybedog) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoohas a very graphic rape and is NOT a book for children.

The Count of Monte Cristo is about revenge and suffering and is much too complicated and dark for even young adults.

Left Behind is an adult thriller where half the world disappears and everyone else fights for their lives.

The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy is a dry history book and not at all a children's book (and doesn't resemble the movie much, either).


message 2: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jan 11, 2015 03:39AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Kelly H. (Maybedog) wrote: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoohas a very graphic rape and is NOT a book for children.

The Count of Monte Cristo is about revenge and suffering and is much too complicat..."


The description says "Below are 50 books that I and a few other colleagues recommend for a typical 11-year-old--some can be read at a much younger age while others are verging on the young adult genre." Still the list is a lot longer than just those 50, which means people have been adding (which is undoubtedly where the titles you mentioned came from).


message 1: by Yuki Shimmyo (new)

Yuki Shimmyo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been removed.

When I added this list, I did not realize it would be "public" and I have not been monitoring it. I see 421 books have been added.

There are abridged versions of The Count of Monte Cristo available for younger readers.


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