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Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

Know a child who reads above their grade level? Want to help them find books that will challenge them, but that are also appropriate for a younger audience? This list can help you out!

33 items

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

C.S. Lewis; illustrated Pauline Baynes.. |

Time cat

Lloyd Alexander. |

The boxcar children

by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by L. Kate Deal. |

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg ; with a 35th anniversary afterword by the author. |

Julie of the wolves

Jean Craighead George. |

Just Grace

written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper. |

Little house on the prairie

by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams. |

Harriet the spy

written & illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh. |

Charlotte's web

E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams ; watercolors of Garth Williams artwork by Rosemary Wells. |

Stuart Little

E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams ; watercolors of Garth Williams artwork by Rosemary Wells. |

Dear Toni

Cyndi Sand-Eveland. |

Emily Windsnap and the ship of lost souls

Liz Kessler ; illustrations by Sarah Gibb and Natacha Ledwidge. |

Tuck everlasting

Natalie Babbitt. |


Sara Pennypacker ; pictures by Marla Frazee. |

Ivy + Bean.

Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall. |

The school story

Andrew Clements ; illustrated by Brian Selznick. |


Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick. |

The fourteenth goldfish

Jennifer L. Holm. |

Adventures with waffles

Maria Parr ; translated from Norwegian by Guy Puzey ; illustrated by Kate Forrester. |

The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

Christopher Paul Curtis. |


by Pam Muänoz Ryan. |

The call of the wild

Jack London ; illustrations by Martin Gascoigne. |


Brian Selznick. |

Chasing Vermeer

by Blue Balliett ; illustrated by Brett Helquist. |

The mysterious Benedict Society

written by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrations by Carson Ellis. |

The phantom tollbooth

Norton Juster ; illustrations by Jules Feiffer. |


Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell. |

The alchemyst

Michael Scott. |

The first book in the "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" fantasy series.