A useful reading list for young readers

by Ahalya on January 5, 2011

And from my very kind and erudite friends at Pritya, who are wonderful publishers indeed, here is an excellent reading list for young readers:

Some time back (writes Pritya to the parent who had a query concerning good books for children), I have compiled a list of books that might interest children of this age group and it might be useful for parents here. Here goes the list:

* Percy Jackson series ( 5 books) – The Lightning Thief / Sea of Monsters / Titan’s Curse / Battle of Labyrinth / The last Olympian

* 39 Clues ( each volume written by a different writer)
• The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones is the #1 New York Times bestselling title by Rick Riordan, available now.
• The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note is the follow-up #1 New York Times bestselling title by Gordon Korman, in stores now.
• The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief is by kid favorite Peter Lerangis and is on the shelf now.
• The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave, by award-winning author Jude Watson, is available now.
• The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle is written by bestselling author Patrick Carman and will be on sale August 11th.
• There are five more books coming, ending with Book 10 in September 2010!
* Anthony Horowitz
• Alex Rider Series
• The Power of Five Series
• The Diamond Brothers Series

* Jonathan Stroud ( http://www.jonathanstroud.com/)
• The Bartimaeus Trilogy
* Mark Haddon – The curious incident of the dog in the night time ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Haddon)
* The Magic Thief (Sarah Prineas) http://www.sarah-prineas.com/
* Chicken Soup series
* Michelle Paver ( Daughters of Eden Trilogy)
* Douglas Adam ( The Hitch hiker’s guide to the galaxy – radio programme written as a book)
* Benjamin Hoff ( The Te of Piglet & The Tao of Pooh) – Zen Philosophy
* Rajit Lal ( Books for children) – These are not expensive and there are many titles.
* John Boyne ( Boy in striped pyjamas)
* Mathew Reilly – Contest

*_Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (5 Books)_*
-/Artemis Fowl/
-/Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident/
-/Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code/
-/Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception/
-/Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony/

*_Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (6 Books)_* [If you haven’t already read these, of course) [Wink]
-/Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/
-/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets/
-/Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban/
-/Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire/
-/Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix/
-/Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince/

*_A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (15 Books)_*
-/Book the First: The Bad Beginning/
-/Book the Second: The Reptile Room/
-/Book the Third: The Wide Window/
-/Book the Fourth: The Miserable Mill/
-/Book the Fifth: The Austere Academy/
-/Book the Sixth: The Ersatz Elevator/
-/Book the Seventh: The Vile Village/
-/Book the Eighth: The Hostile Hospital/
-/Book the Ninth: The Carnivorous Carnival/
-/Book the Tenth: The Slippery Slope/
-/Book the Eleventh: The Grim Grotto/
-/Book the Twelfth: The Penultimate Peril/
-/Book the Thirteenth: The End/
-/Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography/
-/The Beatrice Letters/

*_The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tokien (4 Books)_* [Wink]
-/The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again/
-/The Fellowship of the Ring/
-/The Two Towers/
-/The Return of the King and the Annals of the Kings and Rulers/

*_Dragonlance by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (6 Books)_*
_The Chronicles_
-/Dragons of Autumn Twilight/
-/Dragons of Winter Night/
-/Dragons of Spring Dawning/
-/Dragons of Summer Flame/
_The Legends_
-/Time of the Twins/
-/War of the Twins/
-/Test of the Twins/

*_Classics_*
-/The Three Musketeers/ by Alexandre Dumas
-/To Kill a Mockingbird/ by Harper Lee
-/Treasure Island/ by Robert Louis Stevenson
-/Kidnapped/ by Robert Louis Stevenson
-/The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/ by Robert Louis Stevenson
-/The Martian Chronicles/ by Ray Bradbury
-/The Illustrated Man/ by Ray Bradbury
-/Something Wicked This Way Comes/ by Ray Bradbury
-/20,000 Leagues Under the Sea/ by Jules Verne
-/A Journey to the Center of the Earth/ by Jules Verne
-/The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance/ by H.G. Wells
-/The Island of Dr. Moreau/ by H.G. Wells
-/The Time Machine/ by H.G. Wells
-/The War of the Worlds/ by H.G. Wells

For younger kids too…

* Lemony Snicket (Unfortunate event series
* Spiderwick
* Diary of a Wimpy Kid ( 4 Volumes)

Thank you Jigyasa and Pratibha, for this very helpful list of books!!!

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