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Topic: Any tips for great Christian reading for 4th to 8th graders?

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Subject: Any tips for great Christian reading for 4th to 8th graders?
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 12:45 PM ET
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Hi! (my 1st ever post) Am a volunteer librarian at a Christian school and am updating its old collection.  Any librarians, teachers or parents among you who can recommend to me must-haves? 

Am looking at the Newberry lists, but am curious if anyone has specifically Christian books they recommend for k to 9th and particularly 4-8th grade. Thanks!

Laura


Date Posted: 10/12/2009 1:52 PM ET
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The Left Behind:  The Kids series is recommended for ages 9 - 12.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:05 PM ET
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Nancy Rue is a Christian author who does kids books. I think she has a couple series for girls and one historical series. The Mandie series is also supposed to be good. Not sure exactly what ages on those. Hope this helps:)

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 3:57 PM ET
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Janette Oke is good. I started reading her when I was 10. I started with her Women of the West series.

Beverly Lewis has a series for preteens. I think the first book is called Summerhill Secrets.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 5:50 PM ET
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Check out this thread farther down the page   Christian Fiction for Tween Girls  It had a bunch of recommendations for this age group.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 6:03 PM ET
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Frank Peretti's Cooper Kids Aventures and Bill Myer's Forbidden Doors series.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 4:00 PM ET
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Robert Liparulo's Dreamhouse Kings series. Excellent adventure series for all ages. Highly recommended.

Bill Myer's Bloodstone Chronicles.

Cooper Kids, definitely.

Subject: Any tips on great Christian reading for 4-8th graders?
Date Posted: 10/17/2009 12:48 PM ET
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THANKS!  These are great ideas, I will definitely pursue them! Bless you!

Laura

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 4:59 PM ET
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I would also suggest the "Lewis & Clark Squad" series or the "Nathan T. Riggins" series by Stephen Bly, if you can find them. They're not in print any more but they were some of my favorite books when I was that age. I still read the "Lewis & Clark" books every few years!

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 7:45 PM ET
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Sigmund Brouwer's "Accidental Detectives" series was quite good. I only read one or two of them, but I would have read them all multiple times if I could find copies of them!

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 8:37 PM ET
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Check out Wayne Thomas Batson.  He writes some really awesome Christian fantasy and adventure for this age group.