Check out the Good Book guides
by Karl(1of1) (2012-12-11 10:01:07)
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  In reply to: Classic book recommendation for 13YO girl  posted by volley



at Angelicum.net. It's a homeschool program with a great books component, so there's books for the kids to read each year. Most of them are available for free from gutenberg.org, so you could get her a cheap book reader and load it up.

Don't necessarily go straight to her grade level: there are lots of good recommendations at the younger levels, too. My Sarah(1of1) has enjoyed the John Carter of Mars books quite a bit, for example.

For example, here's the fifth grade list:

LITERATURE – THE GOOD BOOKS PROGRAM

The Hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien
An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
20,000 leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dogdes
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Book 1
The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Book 2
The Beasts of Tarzan & Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Books 3 & 4 Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Book 5
Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Book 6
Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Book 7
Tarzan the Terrible by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Book 8
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott
The Dash for Khartoum by G. A. Henty
The Ranch on the Beaver by Andy Adams
Wells Brothers: the Young Cattle Kings by Andy Adams
Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott
Bonnie Prince Charlie by G. A. Henty
In Freedom’s Cause by G. A. Henty

Just go to the angelicum.net website, click on curriculum, and select a grade. Then look at the Good Books listing. I find good books for myself to read from this list.


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