Senior (~11-16 years)

FAMILY READ-ALOUDS: Senior Selection Year-By-Year   
(NOTE: we are finding we are not actually reading these aloud, at least not while we have so many younger kids…..the kids in this age group pick books both from the read-aloud list and the independent reading lists to whisk them away to distant lands or times)

approximately 11 years
Call of the Wild ~ Jack London
Ivanhoe ~ Sir Walter Scott
Kim ~ Rudyard Kipling
Little Men ~ Louisa May Alcott
Oliver Twist ~ Charles Dickens
Snow Treasures ~ Marie McSwigan
That Hideous Strength ~ C.S. Lewis
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ~ Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ~ Mark Twain
The Princess and the Goblin ~ George McDonald

approximately 12 years
A Christmas Carol ~ Charles Dickens
Jack and Jill ~ Louisa May Alcott
Pilgrim’s Progress ~ John Bunyan
The Age of Fable ~ Thomas Bulfinch???????
The Ark ~ Margot Benary-Isbert
The Cay ~ Theodore Taylor
The Holy War ~ John Bunyan
Wee Sir Gibbie of the Highlands ~ George McDonald
Westward Ho! ~ Charles Kingsley
What Katy Did ~ Susan Coolidge

approximately 13 years
Anne of Green Gables ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
David Copperfield ~ Charles Dickens
Penrod ~ Booth Tarkington
Rob Roy ~ Sir Walter Scott
The Arabian Nights Entertainments ~ Edward Lane (translator)
The Hobbit ~ J. R. R. Tolkein
The Prince and the Pauper ~ Mark Twain
The Scarlet Pimpernel ~ Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The Second Mrs. Giaconda ~ E.L. Konigsburg
add one more ~ author

approximately 14 years
Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze ~ William Saroyan
Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Frankenstein ~ Mary Shelley
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ~ Kate Douglas Wiggen
Robinson Crusoe ~ Daniel Defoe
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry ~ Mildred D. Taylor
Silas Marner ~ George Eliot
The Three Musketeers ~ Alexandre Dumas
Treasure Island ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Uncle Tom’s Cabin ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

approximately 15 years
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ~ Jules Verne
A Lantern in Her Hand ~ Bess Streeter
A Tale of Two Cities ~ Charles Dickens
Anna and the King ~ Margaret Landon
Great Expectations ~ Charles Dickens
Gulliver’s Travels ~ Jonathan Swift
Les Miserables ~ Victor Hugo
The Crucible ~ Arthur Miller
The Old Curiosity Shop ~ Charles Dickens
Where the Red Fern Grows ~ Wilson Rawls
approximately 16 years
Anna Karenina ~ Leo Tolstoy
Cry, the Beloved Country ~ Alan Paton
Fahrenheit 451 ~ Ray Badbury
God’s Smuggler ~ Brother Andrew
Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte
Lord of the Flies ~ William Golding
Number the Stars ~ Lois Lowry
The Chosen ~ Chaim Potok
To Kill A Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
Ulysses ~ James Joyce
INDEPENDENT READING LIST: Senior Selection (11 years+)
A Daughter of the Land ~ Gene Stratton-Porter
A Girl of the Limberlost ~ Gene Stratton-Porter
A Study in Scarlet ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Across the Plains ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
All Creatures Great and Small ~ James Herriot
At the Foot of the Rainbow ~ Gene Stratton-Porter
Barnaby Rudge ~ Charles Dickens
Battle of the Books ~ Jonathan Swift
Beric the Briton ~  G.A.Henty
By Pike and Dyke ~ G.A.Henty
Call It Courage ~ Armstrong Sperry
Chainbearer ~ James Fennimore Cooper
Evangeline ~ H Wadsworth Longfellow
Facing Death ~ G.A.Henty
Far From the Madding Crowd ~ Thomas Hardy
For the Temple ~ G.A.Henty
Guy Mannering ~ Sir Walter Scott
Hard Times ~ Charles Dickens
Heart of Midlothian ~ Sir Walter Scott
HMS Pinafore ~ Gilbert & Sullivan
Hound of the Baskervilles ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In His Steps ~ Charles Monroe  Sheldon
In the Heart of the Rockies ~ G.A.Henty
In the Reign of Terror ~ G.A.Henty
Island of the Blue Dolphins ~ Scott O’Dell
Jo’s Boys ~ Louisa May Alcott
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull ~ Richard Bach
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ~ Jules Verne
Kenilworth ~ Sir Walter Scott
Kon Tiki ~ Thor Heyerdahl
Legends of Charlemagne ~ Thomas Bulfinch
Little Dorrit ~ Charles Dickens
Main-Travelled Roads ~ Hamlin Garland
Michael O’Halloran ~ Gene Stratton-Porter
Middlemarch ~ George Eliot
Moby Dick ~ Herman Melville
Moods ~ Louisa May Alcott
Mr. Midshipman Easy ~ Frederick Marryat
mysteries by…. ~ Dorothy Sayers
Mysterious Island ~ Jules Verne
National Velvet ~ Enid Bagnold
Nicholas Nickleby ~ Charles Dickens
Out of the Silent Planet ~ C.S. Lewis
Perelandra ~ C.S. Lewis
Persuasion ~ Jane Austen
Pilot: A Tale of the Sea ~ James Fennimore Cooper
Ramona ~ Helen Hunt Jackson
Redjauntlet ~ Sir Walter Scott
Sketchbook ~ Washington Irving
Son of the Middle Border ~ Hamlin Garland
St Ronan’s Well ~ Sir Walter Scott
St. Bartholomew’s Eve ~ G.A.Henty
Tale of a Tub ~ Jonathan Swift
The Antiquay ~ Sir Walter Scott
The Black Dwarf ~ Sir Walter Scott
The Book of the Dun Cow ~ Walter Wangerin, Jr
The Bride of Lammermore ~ Sir Walter Scott
The Chinese Boy and Girl ~ Isaac Taylor Headland
The Complete Stalky and Co. ~ Rudyard Kipling
The Deerslayer ~ James Fenimore Cooper
The Dragon and the Raven ~ G.A.Henty
The Harvester ~ Gene Stratton-Porter
The Hunchback of Notre Dame  ~ Victor Hugo

INDEPENDENT READING LIST: Senior Selection (16 years+) 
A Proud Taste for Scarlet & Miniver ~ E. L. Konigsburg
Alas, Babylon ~ Pat Frank
All Quiet on the Western Front ~ Erich Maria Remarque
Beloved ~ Toni Morrison
Bleak House ~ Charles Dickens
Brave New World ~ Aldous Huxley
Brothers Karamazov ~ Fyodor  Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Don Quixote ~ Miguel Cervantes
Dr Zhivago ~ Boris Pasternak
Emma ~ Jane Austen
Everlasting Man ~ G. K. Chesterton
For Whom the Bell Tolls ~ Ernest Hemingway
Gone With The Wind ~ Margaret Mitchell
Heart of Darkness ~ Joseph Conrad
Hubener vs Hitler ~ Richard Lloyd Dewey
Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Brontë
Lord Jim ~ Joseph Conrad
Lorna Doone ~ Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Metamorphosis ~ Franz Kafka
Murder on the Orient Express ~ Agatha Christie
Northanger Abbey ~ Jane Austen
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Our Mutual Friend ~ Charles Dickens
Peace Child ~ Don Richardson
Quo Vadis ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz
Sense and Sensibility ~ Jane Austen
The 39 Steps ~ John Buchan
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
The Birthday of the Infants ~ Oscar Wilde
The Canterville Ghost ~ Oscar Wilde
The Devoted Friend ~ Oscar Wilde
The Education of Henry Adams ~ Henry Adams
The Grapes of Wrath ~ John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby ~ F. Scott Fitzgerlad
The Happy Prince ~ Oscar Wilde
The House of Seven Gables ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Importance of Being Earnest ~ Oscar Wilde
The Innocence of Father Brown ~ G. K. Chesterton
The Innocents Abroad ~ H.G. Wells
The Knight’s Fee ~ Rosemary Sutcliff
The Last of the Mohicans ~ James Fennimore Cooper
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ~ Washington Irving
The Lion of St. Mark ~ G.A.Henty
The Lion of the North ~ G.A.Henty
The Lonesome Gods ~ Louis L’Amour
The Lord of the Rings trilogy ~ J. R. R. Tolkein
The Lost Prince ~ F. H. Burnett
The Nightingale and the Rose ~ Oscar Wilde
The Old Curiosity Shop ~ Charles Dickens
The Old Man and the Sea ~ Ernest Hemingway
The Pathfinder ~ James Fenimore Cooper
The Pioneers ~ James Fennimore Cooper
The Pirate ~ Sir Walter Scott
The Prairie ~ James Fennimore Cooper
The Pushcart War ~ Jean Mervill
The Red Badge of Courage ~ Stephen  Crane
The Remarkable Rocket ~ Oscar Wilde
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Scarlet Letter ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Selfish Giant ~ Oscar Wilde
The Shining Company ~ Rosemary Sutcliff
The Silverado Squatters ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
The Summer of the Swans ~ Betsy Byars
The Surgeon’s Daughter ~ Sir Walter Scott
The Talisman ~ Sir Walter Scott
The Three Musketeers ~ Alexandre Dumas
The Two Admirals ~ James Fennimore Cooper
The Walk West ~ Peter Jenkins
The War of the Worlds ~ H. G. Wells
The Ways of the Hour ~ James Fennimore Cooper
The White Company ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
The Winged Watchman ~ Hilda van Stockum
The Wing-the-Wing ~ James Fennimore Cooper
The Yearling ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Young Carthaginian ~ G.A.Henty
The Young King ~ Oscar Wilde
To Build A Fire ~ Jack London
To Kill A Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
Tom Brown’s School Days ~ Thomas  Hughes
Turn Homeward, Hannalee ~ Patricia Beatty
Two Years Before the Mast ~ Richard Henry Dana
Under Drake’s Flag ~ G.A.Henty
Up From Slavery ~ Booker T. Washington
Vanity Fair ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
Walden ~ Henry David Thoreau
Walk Across America ~ Peter Jenkins
War and Peace ~ Leo Tolstoy
Waverly ~ Sir Walter Scott
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit ~ Judith Kerr
Winning His Spurs ~ G.A.Henty
With Lee in Virginia ~ G.A.Henty
With Wolfe in Canada ~G.A.Henty
Won By The Sword ~ G.A.Henty
Work ~ Louisa May Alcott
Wulf the Saxon ~ G.A.Henty
Wuthering Heights ~ Emily  Bronte

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