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Books for 8 year olds reading at an 8th grade level

Laura in China
The list author says: "Calvin is developing a taste for fantasy, but still enjoys classic children's stories, and some adult genre fiction."
The Red Pony (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
The Red Pony (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
"Some brutal descriptions of the death of a pony but a great read."
The Lost Prince
The Lost Prince
"Plus The Secret Garden, The Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy, all by the same author."
Perishing Poles (Horrible Geography)
Perishing Poles (Horrible Geography)
"All the horrible geography and history books are highly recommended."
The Ramsay Scallop
The Ramsay Scallop
The Magician's Apprentice (Adventures in Time)
The Magician's Apprentice (Adventures in Time)
Summerland: A Novel
Summerland: A Novel
"500 pages of engaging fantasy, even for someone who knows nothing about baseball."
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth
"Wonderful pictures and clear, rich text."
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
The Book of Three (Pyrdain Chronicles)
The Book of Three (Pyrdain Chronicles)
"An easier read but great fun."
Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
"Not so much challenging as long and satisfying."
Dave at Night
Dave at Night
The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising Sequence)
The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising Sequence)
"Son says: "Good fantasy.""
The Trumpeter of Krakow
The Trumpeter of Krakow
Heidi (Children's Classics)
Heidi (Children's Classics)
"A surprise hit with my son."
Jingo (Discworld)
Jingo (Discworld)
"This is late in the series but we came across it at the library and son loved it."
Secret of the Andes (Puffin Book)
Secret of the Andes (Puffin Book)
"Slim but entrancing."
Mortal Engines (Hungry City Chronicles)
Mortal Engines (Hungry City Chronicles)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Aladdin Classics)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Aladdin Classics)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
"Son thinks this is a wonderful book - be aware that it contains some obscenities."
Little Women (Signet Classics)
Little Women (Signet Classics)
Treasure Island (Signet Classics)
Treasure Island (Signet Classics)
Puck of Pook's Hill (Penguin Popular Classics)
Puck of Pook's Hill (Penguin Popular Classics)
Lord Peter : The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
Lord Peter : The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
The Return of Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)
The Return of Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)
The Jungle Book (Tor Classics)
The Jungle Book (Tor Classics)
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)
"Son says, "Very, very, very good fantasy, told from two different points of view.""