Suitable Classic Literature for 8th grade

I know I have mentioned a literature based homeschool curriculum before, and truly it is a viable option for teaching your 8th grader, but here I would like to share a recommended reading list for 8th grade classic literature.  This list includes many of those books that have withstood the tests of time, yet also have subject matter that makes them educational. So, without further adieu…

  1. Sounder – by William Armstrong
  2. Little Men – by Louisa May Alcott
  3. Robinson Crusoe – by Daniel Defoe
  4. The Secret Garden – by Frances Hodgson
  5. The Diary of a Young Girl – by Anne Franke
  6. Cheaper by the Dozen – by Frank and Ernestine Gilbreath
  7. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. The Wind in the Willows – by Kenneth Grahame
  9. A Wrinkle in Time – by Madelein L’engle
  10. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – by CS Lewis
  11. Anne of Green Gables – by LM Montgomery
  12. White Fang – by Jack London
  13. The Light in the Forest – by Conrad Richeter
  14. The Bronze Bow – by Elizabeth Speare
  15. The Red Pony – by John Steinbeck
  16. The Yearling – by Marjorie Rawlings
  17. Treasure Island – by Robert Louis Stevenson
  18. The Prince and the Pauper – by Mark Twain
  19. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – by Mark Twain
  20. Journey to the Center of the Earth – by Jules Verne
  21. The Swiss Family Robinson – by Johann David Wyss
  22. The Hiding Place – by Corrie Ten Boom
  23. In His Steps – by Charles Sheldon
  24. The Pearl – by John Steinbeck
  25. Gulliver’s Travels – by Jonathan Swift
  26. Ben Hur – by Wallace Lew
  27. North to Freedom – by Ann Holm
  28. The Three Musketeers – by Alexandre Dumas
  29. The Red Badge of Courage – by Stephen Crane
  30. Summer of My German Soldier – by Better Green
  31. The Endless Steppe – by Ether Hautzig
  32. Slave Dancer – b  y Fox Paula
  33. Gentle Ben – by Walt Morey
  34. The War of the Worlds – by HG Wells
  35. To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee
  36. Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Peterson
  37. Men of Iron – by Howard Pyle
  38. Shane – by Jack Schaefer
  39. Johnny Tremain – by Esther Forbes
  40. Captains Courageous – by Rudyard Kipling

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