High Interest Books

Best High Interest Books for Reading Improvement

  •  “Reading for fun” builds good  learning habits because  students learn to read  quickly and automatically.
  • “Reading for fun” also improves fluency or   automatically  improves comprehension.
  • Furthermore, “reading for fun”  expands a student’s knowledge which makes future learning easie

Books Currently Popular with Students in Grades 3-8

Rick Riordan (https://rickriordan.com)–   Percy Jackson and the Olympians series; The Kane Chronicles (Egyptian mythology)  Magnus Chase (Norse mythology) –   Genre:  Fantasy, detective fiction, mythology.

Jeff Kinney (https://wimpykid.com)– Diary of a Wimpy Kid series – Genre: Comedy & Humor, Graphic Novel, Diaries

Judy Blume (http://judyblume.com)– Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing – Genre: Comedy & Humor, Realistic Fiction

Erin Hunter (https://warriorcats.com/books) – Warrior Series –   Genre: Juvenile Fantasy, Animal Stories

Andrew Clements (https://www.andrewclements.com)– Jake Drake; Keepers of the School – Genre: Realistic Fiction, Comedy and Humor;

Veronica Roth (https://veronicarothbooks.com)– Divergent Trilogy – Genre: Dystopia; Science Fiction

Kate Milford (https://clockworkfoundry.com) – Green Glass House, The Broken Lands – Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Pam Munoz Ryan (https://www.pammunozryan.com) – Echo, Esperanza Rising – Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy – Time Travel

Mike Lupica (http://www.mikelupicabooks.com)– Sports stories for young people – Genre: Fiction Sports Stories

Dan Gutman (https://dangutman.com) – Baseball Card Adventure Series – Genre: Historical fiction, historical fantasy, humor

Tom Angleberger (https://origamiyoda.com)– The Origami Yoda Series – Genre: Realistic fiction

For students who like to read about strange facts:

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not (https://www.ripleys.com)
  • Weird, But True Books (National Geographic)
  • Guinness Book of World Records

For students who like to read biography and history:

Research has found that the amount of reading done by a student positively correlates with high academic achievement. It’s important to help students “fall in love” with books.  It helps them develop automaticity as well as deep knowledge of content subjects areas. **Provide time for reading every day.**  This reading time is strictly for pleasure and enjoyment!

Reading Rockets – “Finding Children’ Books in a Pandemic” offers suggestions for diverse readers.

https://www.readingrockets.org/article/finding-children-s-books-pandemic