Mensa for Kids for Grades 7-8
The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth, and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website. The reading list books were selected with all enthusiastic readers in mind. Mensa membership is not required.

Across Five Aprils

by Irene Hunt

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Tom Swayer

by Mark Twain

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Thornton Wilder

Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry

The Call Of The Wild

by Jack London

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexander Dumas

A Day No Pigs Would Die

by Robert Newton

Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Enchantress from the Stars

by Sylvia Louise Engdahl

The Endless Steppe

by Esther Hautzig

Fahrenheit 351

by Ray Bradbury

The Ghost Belonged to Me

by Richard Peck

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

by James Hilton

The Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

by Victor Hugo

Incident At Hawk's Hill

by Allen W. Eckert

Island of the Blue Dolphins

by Scott O'Dell

Jacob Have I Loved

by Katherine Paterson

Jonny Tremain

by Esther Forbes

Journey to Topaz

by Yoshiko Uchida

Julie of the Wolves

by Jeanne Craighead George

Le Morte d'Arthur

by Sir Thomas Malory

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore

The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood

by Howard Pyle

My Friend Flicka

by Mary Ohara

Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

National Velvet

by Enid Bagnold

The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan

The Red Pony

by John Steinbeck

Rifles for Watie

by Harold Keith

Rip Van Winkle

by Washingtion Irving

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Tylor

Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

A Stranger Came Ashore

by Mollie Hunter

Tales from Shakespeare

by Charles & Mary Lamb

The Thurber Carnival

by James Thurber

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by Betty Smith

20000 Leagues Under The Sea

by Jules Verne

The Upstairs Room

by Johanna Reiss

War of the Worlds

by H.G. Wells

Where the Red Fern Grows

by Wilson Rawls

The White Mountains

by John Christopher

A Wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula K. LeGuin

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

The Yearling

by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings