Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, as designated by The Broke and the Bookish is “Back to School Freebie”, which means we can create a Top Ten List of Books having ANYTHING to do with school, so I have decided to create a list of “Top Ten Books I think should be Required Reading”, and I believe these are most appropriate for grades 5 thru 7.

I have chosen these books because they include either a great history lesson and/or a fantastic lesson about what it means to be a person of good, strong character. Except for #10 which are just fabulous for their geography and/or science lessons, as well as for the stories and pictures.

Of course, I would recommend this entire series, but this is my absolute favorite of the series.



This book, too, is part of a wonderful series, but this seems to be the most popular and most read, but my sons and I enjoyed the entire series.


This has been one of my favorite historical fiction books since I read it in school and our teacher showed the movie on one of those old reel-to-reel projectors.

5. Treasure Island by [Stevenson, Robert Louis]





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I know, this is four books, but it was hard enough to narrow it down to this list. My boys would’ve wanted me to include The Adventures Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, but I didn’t enjoy that book nearly as much as they did, and there are many others I would list, but alas, we are to do our best to keep our list to Ten, and so this is the list I believe is as good as a list can get.

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