Maisy ran a book club for kids in Grades 5 through 8 ten years ago and it was immensely successful. The reading list was a good one and even today, junior high kids might enjoy them.
Books selected for the 2005 Children’s Book Club (Gr. 5-8)
Wilkinson, B. A Life God Rewards for Teens ($15.25) /Wilkinson, B. A Life God Rewards for Little Ones.
Wellman, Sam. David Livingstone: Missionary and Explorer. Hero of the Faith series. (under $10)
LeHaye, Tim & Bob Demoss, Black Friday ($19.99) The Soul Survivor Series (for Grade 7+).
Reed, Stephanie. Across the Wide River. ($12. 50) (Story about underground railroad) (for Grade 5-6)
Books selected for the 2006 Children’s Book Club (Gr. 5-8)
The Deceiver by J. McDowell & B. Hostetler (contemporary realistic)
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory (fictionalization of bible characters)
The Case for Christ (youth edition) by Lee Strobel (apologetic)
Secrets of the Vine by B. Wilkinson (biblical teaching)
2006 Recommended Summer Reading List for Gr. 5-8
Chronicles of the Kings Series (4 books in this series) by Lynn Austin.
The Shiloh Legacy (3 books in this series) by Bodie Theone. The 1st book of the series, In My Father’s House, and the 3rd book, Say to this Mountain, both won the Gold Medallion Award for best Christian fiction.
Abram’s Daughter Series (5 books in this series) by Beverly Lewis.
Dakotah Treasures Series (4 books in this series) by Lauraine Snelling.
Red Glove Series (4 books in this series) by Karen Kingsbury.
Song of Acadia Series (5 books in this series) by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn.
The Candlestone by Bryan Davis (4 books in this Dragons in Our Midst Series). A fantasy novel about the adventures of two young teens.
Fault Lines by Nancy Rue (3 books in this ‘Nama Beach High Series, about new immigrants, terrorists, empowered by love to risk persecution to protect newcomers).
Nightmare Academy (2002) by Frank Peretti.
*Elixir by Davis Bunn. This book won a Christy award (an award honoring Christian books).
Billy Goat Hill. (2004) by Mark Morris Stanleigh.
*The Wager. (2003) by Bill Myers.
Carney, Mary Lou. The Power of Kindness for Teens. (2004). Ideal Publications.
*Hafer, Todd and Jedd. Wake up and Smell the Pizza.
*Honor Books (2004). Truth Unplugged — Stories for Girls on Faith, Love and Things that Matter most. Cook Communications Ministries.
*Honor Books (2004). Truth Unplugged — Stories for Guys on Faith, Love and Things that Matter Most. Cook Communications Ministries.
Kubiak, Shannon (2005). God Called a Girl. Bethany House.
Scott, Darrell. Chain Reaction: A Call to Compassionate Revolution. (2001). Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Vogel, Jane and Lee Strobel. Case for the A Creator. (The latest scientific discovery about the creation).
*More suitable for strong readers.