Seth Skogerboe’s Ultimate Reading List of the Ages (Ages 10 and up, that is.)

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus

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People keep asking me for good stories to read – especially for their kiddos to really get into – so I wrote up this list. There are other awesome books I could add, but I tried to keep it in the 10 years and up age range. I have a lot of words for books like these, but I think I’ll let them speak for themselves. :-) These are the best stories I’ve ever read.


Narnia* by C. S. Lewis

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Charlie Bone* by Jenny Nimmo

Harry Potter* by J.K. Rowling

The Tapestry* by Henry Neff

The Mysterious Benedict Society* by Trenton Lee Stewart

A Series of Unfortunate Events* by Lemony Snicket

The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff* by Jason Lethcoe

Airman by Eoin Colfer

The Olympians* by Rick Riordan

Anything by Brian Jacques, Edward Eager, or Shel Silverstein

The Hunger Games* and Gregor the Overlander* by Suzanne Collins

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud

The Door Within* by Wayne Thomas Batson

Ranger’s Apprentice* by Jon Flanagan

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Fablehaven* by Brandon Mull

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Peter and the Starcatchers* by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Am I missing anything? What books would you add to this list?
p.s. * stands for series. So look into those babies.

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