Listmania: Middle Fiction Classics – Old & New

Middle Fiction is roughly defined as readers aged 8-12 or Years 4-8 depending on reading ability.  This list will grow as I remember/discover more and I welcome feedback and suggestions.

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS by Arthur Ransome

THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antione de Saint Exupery

FLOUR BABIES by Ann Fine

ONCE by Morris Gleitzman

JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA by Eva Ibbotson

ONE DOG AND HIS BOY by Eva Ibboston

STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM by Michelle Magorian

THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE by Dianne Wynn Jones

JUNONIA by Kevin Henkes

HOLES by Louis Sachar

PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michal Morpurgo

MATILDA by Roald Dahl

LITTLE HOUSE SERIES by Laura Ingalls Wilder (collectors’ eds have full colour)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by CS Lewis

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA by Katherine Paterson

THE SAME STUFF AS STARS by Katherine Paterson

JACOB I HAVE LOVED by Katherine Paterson

THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS by Katherine Paterson

SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL By Patricia MacLachlan

CALEB’S JOURNEY By Patricia MacLachlan

CHARLOTTE’S WEB by E.B White

TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN by Philippa Pearce

A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster

NUMBER THE STARS by Lowis Lowry

THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE by Joan Aiken

BALLET SHOES by Noel Streatfeild

THE STORY OF TRACEY BEAKER by Jaqueline Wilson

THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett

SKELLIG by David Almond

THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgkins-Burnett

THE IRON MAN by Ted Hughes

STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND THEN LEAVE by John Boyne

THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick

THE 13-STOREY TREEHOUSE (ALSO 26-STOREY TREEHOUSE, 39-STOREY TREEHOUSE, 52-STOREY TREEHOUSE and 65-STOREY TREEHOUSE) – by Andy Griffiths

OLIVE’S OCEAN by Kevin Henkes

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE by Kate DiCamillo

 

 

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