About Mensa for Kids’ Excellence in Reading Program:
“The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth, and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website and other programs for youth and those who support them. This program is open internationally to any and all readers under 18 years of age, their teachers, and librarians.”
We have added the non-fictions titles to the corresponding grade level bands after the literary titles.
To learn more about the program, you can access the program website here. If you would like to participate in the program or borrow books from your local library, you can also download the reading lists PDFs:
- K-3 Reading List
- Grade 4-6 Reading List
- Grade 7-8 Reading List
- Grade 9-12 Reading List
- Non-fiction Reading List
To learn more about each book on the lists, please browse below to choose books you would like to read. We have also included links to different bookstores should you prefer to purchase them.