With names as familiar as Blume and Cleary and some names you should definitely take note of, like Freymann-Weyr, here is a list of 10 classics for the older children and young adults. Some of the books are old(er), some are new and all of are memorable in their own way.
- Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume