Young Reading Wishlist

As I’ve mentioned before I love reading books of all kinds and enjoy variety. I read children’s books, YA books, classics, Science Fiction, Biographies, History, etc. When I want a leisurely read or a fast read I tend to choose something geared a bit more for young readers, and there are so many fantastic books available that I want to read.

Here is a list of light young books on my wishlist:

Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell
n the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.

Rated 4.5 on


Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson
This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss. In addition to being a Newbery Medal winner, Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and has become a touchstone of children’s literature, as have many of Katherine Paterson’s other novels, including The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved.
Rated 4.5 on

by Gary Paulsen
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.

Rated 4. on


Out of My Mind
by Sharon M. Draper
From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl who cannot speak or write. n this breakthrough story—reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly—from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.
Rated 4.8 on


Gathering Blue (Giver Quartet)
by Lois Lowry
The second book in the Giver Quartet has been beautifully redesigned in paperback. As she did in The Giver and later Messenger, in Gathering Blue Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable.

Rated 4.3 on

Have your read any of these books?
What young literature have you enjoyed as an adult?