Book List for Students

Parents and students often ask for book recommendations to help with fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. I thought since I am continuously compiling a list anyway that I might as well go ahead and post it for those who are looking for some books for students. I’m still organizing it, but overall, it’s a list for grades 8-12. I would add the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series, but I’m expecting everyone has already read those. 🙂

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An Abudance of Katherines, by John Green

Paper Towns, by John Green

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austin (to be followed by the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on Youtube. This was made by John Green’s brother, Hank Green.)

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusack

Feed, by M.T. Anderson

My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult

Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbit

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle

Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper

The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott

Claudette Colvin, by Phillip  Hoose

Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry

Messenger, by Lois Lowry

Son, by Lois Lowry (These three Lois Lowry novels are continuations of The Giver)

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

Going Bovine, by Libba Bray

A Step From Heaven, by An Na (may be a bit violent)

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, by M.T. Anderson

His Dark Materials, by Phillip Pullman

American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang



The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr.

Essay Writing for High School Students, by Peterson’s

Sentence Composing For High School: A Wortext on Sentence Variety and Maturity, by Don Killgallon.

Words You Should Know in High School, by Burton Jay Nadler, Jordan Nadler, and Justin Nadler.

501 Writing Prompts, by Learning Express

Essay Writing Step-By-Step, by Newsweek Education Program

Paragraphs for High School: A Sentence-Composing Approach, by Don Killgallon and Jenny Killgallon

Grammar for High School: A Sentence-Composing Approach, by Don Killgallon and Jenny Killgallon

Rhetorical Devices: A Hadnbook and Activities for Student Writers, by Brendan McGuigan

The Art of Styling Sentences, by Ann Longknife Ph.D. and K.D. Sullivan


Creative Writing



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