Rachel's Recommended Reads

If you are looking for something to read, here are some of my favorites, organized by age category/genre.

Picture Books:

We are in a Book!, Mo Willems

Sheep in a Jeep, Nancy Shaw

The Dark, Lemony Snicket

Middle Grade:


The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper

The Boggart, Susan Cooper

100 Cupboards, N.D. Wilson

Boys of Blur, N.D. Wilson

Keeper of the Lost Cities, Shannon Messenger

Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

The Thief Lord, Cornelia Funke

The Neverending Story, Michael Ende

Momo, Michael Ende (I don't know if this is in English anymore, such a shame)

City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau

Redwall, Brian Jacques


The Trumpeter of Krakow, Eric Kelly

Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli (not exactly what genre this book fits, but it's fantastic)

Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick

Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

Young Adult: 


The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvatar

Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Inkheart, Cornelia Funke

The Dragon's Tooth, N.D. Wilson

The Brothers Lionheart, Astrid Lindgren

Princess Academy, Shannon Hale

The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley

Science Fiction:

The Maze Runner, James Dashner

The Eye of Minds, James Dashner


The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes

Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata

Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson

Rifles for Watie, Harold Keith



Til We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis

The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain

Science Fiction:

Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis

Second Sight, J.F. Althouse


War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne

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