Classic childhood books for 8th graders

These are tales you'll remember — and may want to re-read now that your child is ready for them — with characters and story lines that stick with you forever.

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Classic childhood books for 7th graders

Remember what an outlet reading could be at this age? These great reads explore mature themes, tell it like it was, and thrill with escapist adventures.

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Classic childhood favorites for 6th graders

Remember how much you loved the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Ponyboy Curtis, Hazel, and others? Now it's your 12-year-old's turn! Classic books to share with your child.

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Classic childhood favorites for 5th graders

Characters you laughed with, cried with, and learned from as a child — like Milo, Pippi, and The Giver — are ready to inspire your child, too.

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History books for 8th graders

Volatile times and fascinating people — from Benedict Arnold to Eleanor Roosevelt — make for entertaining and educational reading this year.

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History books for 7th graders

These 12 books bring historical events including slavery, the Vietnam War, and the rise of Hitler vividly to life for 12- and 13-year-old readers.

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History books for 6th graders

The Holocaust, assassinations, child labor, death-by-snake, despots and tyrants make 6th grade a weighty year, but survival, hope, courage, and genius can easily be unearthed.

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History books for 5th graders

Stories of war, war’s aftermath, and revolution offer tweens insight into many eras of an ever-changing world.

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History books for 4th graders

From Joan of Arc and Sacagawea to Ghandi and Deborah Sampson, these books introduce historical leaders and make faraway places relatable to 9- and 10-year-olds.

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History books for 3rd graders

Young characters reveal the stories of different eras — from medieval times to the Civil Rights Movement — and make history real for today's kids.

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History books for 2nd graders

Dreams of equality, friends sadly separated, and intrepid pioneers bring the past to life in these books perfect for 7- and 8-year olds.

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History books for 1st graders

Incredible bravery, important advice, friendship, and an inspiring dream — all are part of this rich offering of books that bring history to life for young readers.

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History books for kindergartners

Heroes of the past come to life — and transform the future — in these history books your child will love.

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