Great books for 8-12 year olds

A Listmania! list by S. Gold
 
Where the Red Fern Grows
1.  Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
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  "A classic.  This is my favorite book to read with my class....you can't beat it."
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Maniac Magee
2.  Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The list author says:
  "Laugh out loud funny, sad, and heartwarming all in one.  Jerry Spinelli is a wonderful writer."
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Bridge to Terabithia
3.  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The list author says:
  "A great story about friendship."
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.  From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
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  "The adventures of two kids who run away..."
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Wringer (Trophy Newbery)
5.  Wringer (Trophy Newbery) by Jerry Spinelli
The list author says:
  "More serious than maniac, but an excellent story of a boy who doesn't want to give in to peer pressure"
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The Indian in the Cupboard
6.  The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The list author says:
  "A classic story....funny and thoughtful."
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Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back
7.  Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein
The list author says:
  "I love Shel Silverstein....one of his best books."
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Shiloh
8.  Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The list author says:
  "Another great dog story!"
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Tuck Everlasting (A Sunburst book)
9.  Tuck Everlasting (A Sunburst book) by Natalie Babbitt
The list author says:
  "What would you do???"
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Broken Arrow Boy
10.  Broken Arrow Boy by Adam Moore
The list author says:
  "This was written by a boy who actually had an arrow in his head.  It tells his story in a funny and enlightening way."
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Disgusting Digestion (Horrible Science)
11.  Disgusting Digestion (Horrible Science) by Nick Arnold
The list author says:
  "Kids love this book!"
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Aliens Ate My Homework
12.  Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
The list author says:
  "Bruce Coville knows how to write for kids."
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The Attack of the Two-Inch Teacher (I Was A Sixth Grade Alien)
13.  The Attack of the Two-Inch Teacher (I Was A Sixth Grade Alien) by Bruce Coville
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