Twaddle Free List of Books for Junior High Students

Junior high is an exciting time for both the student and the teacher. This is the time that the student will want to explore his world, contribute to his world, and analyze his world. As a teacher, you are doing your best to prepare your student for the high school years ahead. During this time, it is all the more important to keep your student reading twaddle free, living, solid books. Allow your student to explore the minds of Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Charles Dickens. While, you may have explored these authors and some of their books previously, this is the perfect time to revisit them. Your student now has the maturity to delve deep into a book and come out with a new understanding about the time period and lives in the books he reads.

Here is a list of twaddle free books for the junior high years:

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson

Hereward, the Last of the English by Charles Kingsley

Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

Paradise Lost, by John Milton

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott

Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter

The House of Arden by E. Nesbit

Harding’s Luck by E. Nesbit

Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore

Christy, by Catherine Marshall

The Divine Comedy, by Dante

Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan

The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber

The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain

Sounder, by William H. Armstrong

Tanglewood Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch

The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Emma, by Jane Austen

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Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.