9-18 Books to Read Before You Turn 18

Here’s a list of great books for your kids to read before they leave the nest…

Welcome to the third installment of our new feature here on the918.org. 9 to 18 Favorite. Different contributors will share with you a list of between 9 to 18 places, events, or things that are their favorite in that category. Have a list of 9 to 18 that you want to share? Email it to our lead contributor Aaron Tiger (aarontiger@fumctulsa.org)

by Aaron Leatherbarrow and Josh Danker-Dake

3 books to read before you are 3

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Farm by James Brown

Creation by Gerald McDermott

6 books to read before you are 6

Frederick by Leo Lionni

Giants of Land, Sea, and Air by David Peters

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum by Norman Stiles, Daniel Wilcox, and Joe Mathieu

9 books to read before you are 9

Holes by Louis Sachar

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Superfudge by Judy Blume

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

18 books to read before you are 18

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Odyssey by Homer

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

1984 by George Orwell

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Native Son by Richard Wright

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Do you have any more books you think should be on our list?  Leave them in the comments below!

1 Comment on 9-18 Books to Read Before You Turn 18

  1. these are not in any particular order 🙂 and many great ones were omitted.

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