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I have 3 girls who LOVE to read. We are taking the summer completely off from school for the first time ever and I know they will spend hours reading. Most of what the enjoy the most is fantasy type stuff. I’m fine with them reading that type of book but I would like to limit it (much like screen time will be limited, to certain hours) and provide them with a list of high quality literature they can read at other times. Non-fiction books will also be allowed anytime. I like the Simply Charlotte Mason book lists but they are short and mostly older books. Can anyone point me in the direction of lists of excellent literature for kids and teens? They are 9, 11, 13, and 15 years old. The younger two are struggling readers so all levels are fine. 

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1,000 Great (Good?) Book List, Ambleside Online, Sonlight, Beautiful Feet, Mensa, TWTM.

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Copy-pasting a list of links from a recent post of mine:

Online Curriculum/Booklist (by grade level)
The Great Books Academy
Ambleside Online

Curriculum Vendor Booklists 
Sonlight/Bookshark
Build Your Library -- family reading crates; booklists per grade
Moving Beyond the Page
Heart of Dakota
Winter Promise
Tapestry of Grace
Veritas Press
Truth Quest
My Father's World
Biblioplan
Beautiful Feet
Classical Christian Homeschooling Catalog
Exodus Books: Reading Roadmaps book packages

And also "living book"-based homeschooling websites:
Charlotte Mason Home Education: Twaddle Free Literature - good books, by grade level
Charlotte Mason Help: Books and Schedules - good books, by grade level
An Old Fashioned Education: Classic Literature - classics, by grade level

"Good Books" / Old Fashioned Book Lists
1000 Good Books
Teacher's First Recommended Reading Lists

Charlotte Mason Home Education: Twaddle Free Literature
Charlotte Mason Help: Books and Schedules
An Old Fashioned Education: Classic Literature

Historical Fiction/Non Fiction Book Lists
A Book in Time (K-12) - historical fiction / non-fiction
Home's Cool - SL books in WTM 4-year cycle, by grammar/logic/rhetoric stage
Young Adult Library Services Association: annual best non-fiction book lists for teens

Tween Book Lists
The Art of Simple: Summer Reading List for Tweens
Association for Library Services to Children: Tween Recommended Reads
NPR Backseat Book Club: 100 Must Reads for Kids Ages 10-14

National Book Lists
Newberry Winner and Honor Books
Read Aloud America - annual best read aloud lists; by age/grade range
Listopia: Good Books: Children's Book Lists - good books by category; voted by web visitors
Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading 
Teacher's First Recommended Reading Lists
The Art of Simple: Summer Reading List for Tweens
NPR Backseat Book Club: 100 Must Reads for Kids Ages 10-14
Young Adult Library Services Association: annual best non-fiction book lists for teens
Association for Library Services to Children: Tween Recommended Reads

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My DD9 walks to library regularly and spent hours there. Every time I ask her to bring back one non fiction and one French book.That is our way to expend the reading.

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Sonlight has summer book lists. I always look through those for ideas. 

I also made book lists for my own kids. I’ll paste the links to those below. I chose a lot of fantasy or mystery or adventure books. Many of not examples of fine literature, but they are fun. 

http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-8-year-old-girl.html

http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-10-year-old-girl.html

http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-11-year-old-boy.html

http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-13-year-old-girl.html

 

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