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Suggested Reading List for K-8th Grades

Kindergarten

  • The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz
  • Zin! Zin! Zin A Violin by Lloyd Moss
  • Visiting the Art Museum by Laurene Krasny Brown
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
  • The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
  • Prairie Primer A to Z by Caroline Stutson
  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
  • Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley
  • Market Day by Eve Bunting
  • The Leaf Man by William Joyce
  • The Chicken Sisters by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • Astronauts Are Sleeping by Natalie Standiford
  • Chester by Melanie Watt

First Grade

  • Aesop's Fables by Aesop
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • The Bears' Picnic by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Bedtime for Francis by Russell Hoban
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin
  • Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, some Monkeys and their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Franklin Rides a Bike by Paulette Bourgeois
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Jofe Numeroff
  • The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McClosky
  • Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  • Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
  • Ten Apples Upon Top by Theodore LeSie
  • There's an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  • The Seven Chinese Sisters by Kathy Tucker

Second Grade

  • When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne
  • The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca
  • Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series) by Peggy Parish
  • The Case of the Spooky Sleepover, Jigsaw Jones Mystery #4 by James Preller
  • Chicken Soup with Rice, A book of Months by Maurice Sendak
  • Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
  • June B. Jones Smells Something Fishy #12 by Barbara Park
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • Martha Blah Blah by Susan Meddaugh
  • Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco
  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  • Tonight on the Titanic, Magic Tree House #17 by Mary Pope Osbourne
  • You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown by Paula Danziner
  • Zelda and Ivy by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
  • When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

Third Grade

  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by B. MacDonald
  • Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  • Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  • Stuart Little by E. B. White
  • The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, A Message from Chief Seattle by Susan Jefferson
  • Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Series#1) by Donald Sobol
  • The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
  • Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • Poppy by Avi
  • Poppy and Rye by Avi
  • Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Walking the Road to Freedom by Jerri Ferris
  • Dolphin Diaries by Ben M. Baglio
  • Chocolate Fever by Robert K. Smith
  • Fairy Realm Series by Emily Rodda and Raoul Vitale
  • A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace
  • No Dogs Allowed by Bill Wallace
  • Goose by Molly Bang
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements

Fourth Grade

  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken & Pat Marriott
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Caddie Woodlawn by C. Brink
  • Fairy Tales by J. Grimm
  • Two Girls in Sister Dresses by Jean Van Leeuwen
  • English Fairy Tales by J. Jacobs
  • Lassie Come Home by E. Knight
  • Complete Fairy Tales by C. Perrault
  • Bambi by F. Salten
  • Mary Poppins by P.I. Travers
  • The Children of Green Knowe by L. Boston
  • Henry Huggins by B. Cleary
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Road Dahl
  • Little House in the Big Woods by L. Wilder
  • Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • Fairy Tales by H. C. Anderson
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • Claudia and the Phantom Phone Booth by Ann Martin
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  • Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret
  • Fudge-A-Mania by Judy Blume
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  • Jacob Two – Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler
  • Mrs. Frisley and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville
  • The Original Adventures of Hank the Cow Dog by John Erickson
  • Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  • Time for Andrew, A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Series)
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Fifth Grade

  • The Phantom Toll Booth by Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer
  • The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman & Peter Sis
  • Blood on the River: Jamestown, 1607 by Elisa Carbone
  • The City of Ember (Books of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Redwall (Series) by Brian Jacques & Gary Chalk
  • The Absent Author by Ron Roy
  • Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfield
  • The Enchanted Book by Ruth Chew
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  • Ghost School by Eth Clifford
  • The Gold Cadillac by Mildred Taylor
  • Koya Delainey & the Good Girl Blues by Elaine Greenfield
  • Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! by Gordon Korman
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements
  • Return of the Homerun Kid by Matt Christopher
  • Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting
  • Castle on the Hill by M.C. Campell
  • Heidi by J. Spyri
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by E. Speare
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by S. O'Dell
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
  • Lisa and Lottie by Erich Kästner
  • Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Sixth Grade

  • The Yearling by J. Yolen
  • The Jungle Book by R. Kipling
  • Just So Stories by R. Kipling
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by L. Carroll
  • Through the Looking Glass by L. Carroll
  • Wind in the Willows by K. Grahame
  • Homer's The Odyssey Retold by A. J. Church
  • Homer's The Iliad Retold by A. J. Church
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • Stories of King Arthur and His Knights by B. L. Picard
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  • Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin
  • The Egypt Game by Zylpha Keatley Snyder & Alton Raible
  • A Ghost in the House by Betty Ren Wright
  • The Cybil War by Betsy byars
  • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinell
  • The Midnight Fox by Betsy byars
  • Pigs Might Fly by Dick King-Smith
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You by Barthe DeClements
  • The Slim Jim Series by Elviran Woodroff
  • Sounder by William Armstrong
  • Super Fudge by Judy Blume
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Seventh Grade

  • The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • Black Beauty by A. Sewell
  • Little Women by L. M. Alcott
  • Little Men by L. M. Alcott
  • The Arabian Nights
  • Kim by R. Kipling
  • The Little Princess by F. H. Burnett
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by J. Verne
  • The Swiss Family Robinson by J. Wyss
  • The Book of Greek Myths by I. and E. Aulaire
  • Beyond the Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky
  • Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
  • Journey From the Sparrows by Fran Leeper Buss
  • The Man Who Was Poe by Avi
  • The Maze by Will Hobbs
  • Myst, the Book of Atrus by Rand Miller, Robyn Miller, & David Wingrove
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • River Thunder by Will Hobbs
  • Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  • Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver

Eighth Grade

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Children of the River by Linda Crew
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potak
  • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flogg
  • Ironman by Chris Crutcher
  • Lone Wolf by Kristine L. Franklin
  • Lyddie by Katherine paterson
  • Midget by Tim Bowler
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Stories for Young People: O. Henry by John Hollander (Editor)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Captain from Castile by Samuel Shellabarger
  • Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Treasure Island by Robert L. Stevenson
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne
SUGGESTED READING LIST 9th - 12th GRADES

9th - 12th Grade

  • Austen, Jane, Mansfield Park
  • Austen, Jane, Persuasion
  • Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
  • Carson, Gifted Hands
  • Cather, W., My Antonia
  • Cather, W., Song of the Lark
  • Cervantes, Don Quixote
  • Chase, Harvey
  • Crane, S., The Red Badge of Courage
  • Crichton, Jurassic Park
  • Dickens, Charles David Copperfield
  • Dickens, Charles A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dickens, Charles Oliver Twist
  • Dickens, Charles, Great Expectations
  • Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
  • Dumas, A. The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Dumas, A. The Three Musketeers
  • Du Maurier, D. My Cousin Rachel
  • Ellison, Invisible Man
  • Fast, Howard, Spartacus
  • Forbes, Johnny Tremain
  • Grahame, K. Wind in the Willows
  • Grass, Gunter, The Tin Drum
  • Gunther, Death Be Not Proud
  • Hawthorne, N., The House of the Seven Gables
  • Heller, J., Catch 22
  • Hemingway, E., A Farewell to Arms
  • Hemingway, E., For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • Homer, The Iliad
  • Hugo, Sir Victor Les Miserables
  • Huxley, A., Brave New World
  • James, H., Turn of the Screw
  • James, H. Daisy Miller
  • James, H. Washington Square
  • Kipling, R. Kim
  • Maugham, W. S., Of Human Bondage
  • Orwell, G. Animal Farm
  • Orwell, G. 1984
  • Rand, A. Atlas Shrugged
  • Rand, A. The Fountainhead
  • Rostand, Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Salinger, J. D. Catcher in the Rye
  • Salinger, J.D. Frannie and Zooey
  • Sinclair, The Jungle
  • The Song of Roland translated by Robert Harrison
  • Steinbeck, Travels With Charlie
  • Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
  • Steinbeck, East of Eden
  • Stevenson, R. L. Treasure Island
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. The Two Towers
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. The Return of the King
  • Tolstoy, Leo, War and Peace
  • Tolstoy, Leo, Anna Karenina
  • Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Twain, Mark A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Twain, Mark The Prince and the Pauper
  • Verne, Jules Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Wharton, E., Ethan Frome
  • Wharton, E., The House of Mirth
  • Wilde, O. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Wilder, The Bridge at San Luis Rey
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