• 2019 Elementary Summer Reading List

    This list includes suggested authors and titles to assist parents in choosing books that reflect their child’s reading level, interests, and family values.

    Many reading levels appear among students in the same grade.  These suggestions include concept books, pre-primers and primers for developing readers, picture books enjoyed by a wide audience, series for developing readers, chapter books suitable for more advanced readers, and books to encourage a variety of nonfiction interests. 

    Book lists with current popular titles are also widely available on the Internet.  Check these sites for titles that may interest your student:

    All Grade Levels: Children’s Book Council - Children’s Choice Awards

    Kindergarten - 2nd GradeTexas Library Association 2x2 Reading Lists

    Kindergarten - 3rd Grade: Dallas ISD - Luminarias list, PK-3rd grade, Bilingual and Spanish. Many authors listed below also publish in Spanish.

    3rd - 5th Grade: Texas Library Association Bluebonnet Reading Lists for grades 3-6

  • Books for Beginning Readers Entering Kindergarten

    Picture Books

    "Max and Ruby" stories, (and other titles), by Wells, Rosemary

    A Frog in the Bog, Bear Snores On (and other titles), by Wilson, Karma

    A is for Angry (and other titles), by Boynton, Sandra

    ABC I Like Me! (and other titles), by Carlson, Nancy

    Alphabet City, by Johnson, Stephen

    Arthur and D.W. books, by Brown, Marc

    Bark George, by Feiffer, Jules

    Bedtime for Frances (and other titles), by Hoban, Russell

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (and other titles), by Martin, Jr., Bill

    Can I Be Your Dog?, by Cummings, Troy

    Click Clack Moo, Diary of a Spider (and other titles), by Cronin, Doreen

    David Gets in Trouble, Duck on a Bike, (and other titles), by Shannon, David

    Dog Days of School, by DiPucchio, Kelly

    Dog in Boots, by Gormley, Greg

    Dog vs. Cat, by Gall, Chris

    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny (and other titles), by Willems, Mo

    Fancy Nancy (and other titles), by O"Connor, Jane

    Found, Penguin's Big Adventure, by Yoon, Salina

    Freight Train, by Crews, Donald

    Froggy stories, by London, Jonathan

    Growing Vegetable Soup (and other titles), by Ehlert, Lois

    Hooway for Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin (and other titles), by Lester, Helen

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (and other titles), by Yolen, Jane

    How to Train a Train, by Eaton, Jason Carter

    Hug Machine, by Campbell, Scott

    I Am Not a Chair, Truck Full of Ducks, by Burach, Ross

    I Am Not Scared, by Kang, Anna

    I Am Too Absolutely Small for School, The New Small Person (and other titles), by Child, Lauren

    I Read Signs (and other titles), by Hoban, Tana

    I Stink! (and other titles), by McMullan, Kate

    I Went Walking, by Williams, Sue

    If You Give a Moose a Muffin (and other titles), by Numeroff, Laura Joffe

    In the Tall, Tall Grass (and other titles), by Fleming, Denise

    Kitten's First Full Moon (and other titles), by Henkes, Kevin

    Llama Llama books, by Dewdney, Anna

    Mouse Paint, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth (and other titles), by McGhee, Alison

    Night Light, by Blechman, Nicholas

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer, Ian

    Pinkalicious (and other titles), by Kahn, Victoria

    Press Here, Mix It Up (and other titles), by Tullet, Herve

    Quack and Count, LMNO Peas ( and other titles), by Baker, Keith

    Rosie's Walk, by Hutchins, Pat

    Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes, by Thong, Roseanne Greenfield

    Shark vs. Train, by Barton, Chris

    Sheep in a Jeep (and other titles), by Shaw, Nancy

    Swimmy, A Color of His Own, Frederick (and other titles), by Lionni, Leo

    The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, by Santat, Dan

    The Big Red Barn (and other titles), by Brown, Margaret Wise

    The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, by Neitzel, Shirley

    The Magic Hat (and other titles), by Fox, Mem

    The Neighborhood Mother Goose, by Crews, Nina

    The Princess in Black, by Hale, Shannon and Dean

    The Rabbit Listened, by Doerrfeld, Cori

    The Very Busy Spider (and other titles), by Carle, Eric

    There's a Bear on My Chair, by Collins, Ross

    This Is Not My Hat (and other titles), by Klassen, John

    We Are Growing, by Keller, Laurie

    Whistle for Willie (and other titles), by Keats, Ezra Jack

    Z is for Moose, by Bingham, Kelly

    Beginning Readers

    Bad Kitty, by Bruel, Nick

    Biscuit, by Capucilli, Alyssa

    Bug in a Rug, by Cole, Joanna

    Cat in the Hat (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    Elephant and Piggie, by Willems, Mo

    Fly Guy!, by Arnold, Tedd

    Frog and Toad, by Lobel, Arnold

    Get Well, Good Knight, Good Night, Good Knight, by Thomas, Shelley Moore

    Go, Dog, Go! (and other titles in the Dr. Seuss/Random House library), by Eastman, P.D.

    Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby, Poppleton,, by Rylant, Cynthia

    Marisol McDonald, by Brown, Monica

    Mercy Watson, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Minnie and Moo, by Cazet, Danys

    Oliver and Amanda (and other titles), by Van Leeuwen, Jean

    Owly, by Runton, Andy

    Pete the Cat, by Litwin, Eric / Dean, James

    Shake the Tree!, by Vignocchi, Chiara

    Bilingual Spanish

    El Patito Bello (and other titles), by Canetti, Yanitzia

    Huevos verdes con jamon (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama, by Dewdney, Anna

    La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños, by Elya, Susan Middleton

    Los 100 Primeros dias de Colegio de Emilia, by Wells, Rosemary

    Los Adventuras de Beekle, by Santat, Dan

    Marta! Big & Small, by Arena, Jen

    Max Come al Aire Libre (and other titles), by Klein, Adria

    Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer / Mlawer

    Pinkalicious, by Kann, Victoria

    Si Llevas un Raton a la Escuela, by Numeroff, Laura

    Poetry

    Animals Animals, by Carle, Eric

    Bow Wow Meow Meow, by Florian, Douglas

    I Like Stars, by Brown, Margaret Wise

    Shout! Little Poems That Roar, by Bagert, Brod

  • Books for Beginning Readers Entering 1st Grade

    Picture Books

    "Max and Ruby" stories, (and other titles), by Wells, Rosemary

    A Frog in the Bog, Bear Snores On (and other titles), by Wilson, Karma

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Stead, Philip

    ABC I Like Me! (and other titles), by Carlson, Nancy

    Alphabet City, by Johnson, Stephen

    Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (and other titles), by Barrett, Judi

    any by this author, by Waddell, Martin

    Armadilly Chilli, by Ketteman, Helen

    Arthur and D.W. books, by Brown, Marc

    Bark George, by Feiffer, Jules

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (and other titles), by Martin, Jr., Bill

    Chicken Big, by Graves, Keith

    Click Clack Moo, Diary of a Spider (and other titles), by Cronin, Doreen

    David Gets in Trouble, Duck on a Bike, (and other titles), by Shannon, David

    Dog in Boots, by Gormley, Greg

    Dog vs. Cat, by Gall, Chris

    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny (and other titles), by Willems, Mo

    Fancy Nancy (and other titles), by O'Connor, Jane

    Freight Train, by Crews, Donald

    Froggy stories, by London, Jonathan

    Gingerbread Baby (and other titles by this author), by Brett, Jan

    Growing Colors, by McMillan, Bruce

    Growing Vegetable Soup (and other titles), by Ehlert, Lois

    Hooway for Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin (and other titles), by Lester, Helen

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (and other titles), by Yolen, Jane

    How to Train a Train, by Eaton, Jason Carter

    Hug Machine, by Campbell, Scott

    I Am Too Absolutely Small for School, The New Small Person (and other titles), by Child, Lauren

    I Stink! (and other titles), by McMullan, Kate

    I Went Walking, by Williams, Sue

    If You Give a Moose a Muffin (and other titles), by Numeroff, Laura Joffe

    In the Tall, Tall Grass (and other titles), by Fleming, Denise

    It Came in the Mail, by Clanton, Ben

    Kitten's First Full Moon (and other titles), by Henkes, Kevin

    Last Stop on Market Street, by De la Peña, Matt & Christian Robinson

    Llama Llama Red Pajama (and other titles), by Dewdney, Anna

    Mice and Beans, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    Moo Who?, by Palatini, Margie

    Mouse Paint, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth (and other titles), by McGhee, Alison

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer, Ian

    Perfect Square, by Hall, Michael

    Pinkalicious (and other titles), by Kann, Victoria

    Quack and Count, LMNO Peas ( and other titles), by Baker, Keith

    Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Triangle ( and other titles), by Barnett, Mac

    School's First Day of School, by Rex, Adam

    Shark vs.Train, by Barton, Chris

    Sheep in a Jeep (and other titles), by Shaw, Nancy

    Swimmy, A Color of His Own, Frederick (and other titles), by Lionni, Leo

    The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, by Santat, Dan

    The Big Red Barn (and other titles), by Brown, Margaret Wise

    The Book With No Pictures, by Novak, B.J.

    The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred, by Vamos, Samantha R.

    The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, by Neitzel, Shirley

    The Magic Hat (and other titles), by Fox, Mem

    The Napping House (and other titles), by Wood, Audrey and Don

    The Neighborhood Mother Goose, by Crews, Nina

    The Paper Bag Princess (and other titles), by Munsch, Robert

    The Very Busy Spider (and other titles), by Carle, Eric

    There's a Bear on My Chair, by Collins, Ross

    This Is Not My Hat (and other titles), by Klassen, John

    Tuesday, (and other titles), by Wiesner, David

    We Are Growing, by Keller, Laurie

    What James Said, by Rosenberg, Liz

    Where the Wild Things Are, by Sendak, Maurice

    Whistle for Willie (and other titles), by Keats, Ezra Jack

    You Read to Me, I'll Read to You (and other titles), by Hoberman, Mary Ann

    Beginning Chapter Books & Series

    Amelia Bedelia, by Parish, Peggy

    Arthur (chapter books), by Brown, Marc /Stephen Krensky

    Arthur's Camp Out (and other titles), by Hoban, Lillian

    Bad Kitty, by Bruel, Nick

    Biscuit, by Capucilli, Alyssa

    Bug in a Rug, by Cole, Joanna

    Cam Jansen Mysteries, by Adler, David

    Cat in the Hat (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    Clementine, by Pennypacker, Sara

    Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie Like Reading (series), by Willems, Mo

    Fly Guy!, by Arnold, Tedd

    Frog and Toad, by Lobel, Arnold

    Galaxy Zack, by O'Ryan, Ray

    Get Well, Good Knight, Good Night, Good Knight, by Thomas, Shelley Moore

    Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby, Poppleton, Cobble Street Cousins, by Rylant, Cynthia

    Ivy and Bean, by Barrows, Annie

    Juana & Lucas, by Medina, Juana

    LEGO City, by Various authors

    Little Bear (and other titles), by Minarik, Else H.

    Magic Tree House, by Osborne, Mary Pope

    Marisol McDonald, by Brown, Monica

    Mercy Watson, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Minnie and Moo, by Cazet, Danys

    My Weird School, by Gutman, Dan

    Nate the Great, by Sharmat, Marjorie

    Oliver and Amanda (and other titles), by Van Leeuwen, Jean

    Owly, by Runton, Andy

    Pete the Cat, by Litwin, Eric / Dean, James

    Pinky and Rex, by Howe, James

    Polk Street School, by Giff, Patricia Reilly

    Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot, by Pilkey, Dav

    Roscoe Riley Rules, by Applegate, Katherine

    Soccer Cats, by Christopher, Matt

    The Princess in Black, by Hale, Shannon and Dean

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    Bilingual Spanish

    El Patito Bello (and other titles), by Canetti, Yanitzia

    Huevos verdes con jamon (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama, by Dewdney, Anna

    La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños, by Elya, Susan Middleton

    Los 100 Primeros dias de Colegio de Emilia, by Wells, Rosemary

    Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual, by Brown, Monica

    Marta! Big & Small, by Arena, Jen

    Max Come al Aire Libre (and other titles), by Klein, Adria

    Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer / Mlawer

    Pinkalicious, by Kann, Victoria

    Si Llevas un Raton a la Escuela, by Numeroff, Laura

    Un Día diferente para el Señor Amos, by Stead, Philip

    Poetry

    Animals Animals, by Carle, Eric

    Bow Wow Meow Meow, by Florian, Douglas

    I Like Stars, by Brown, Margaret Wise

    Shout! Little Poems That Roar, by Bagert, Brod

  • Books for Students Entering 2nd Grade

    Picture Books

    A Bad Case of Stripes (and other titles), by Shannon, David

    Another Important Book, by Brown, Margaret Wise

    Bird & Squirrel (graphic novel series), by Burks, James

    Click Clack Moo; Diary of a Spider (and other titles), by Cronin, Doreen

    Counting Crows (and other titles), by Appelt, Kathi

    Dog vs. Cat, by Gall, Chris

    Dragons Love Tacos, by Rubin, Adam

    Duck Soup, by Urbanovic, Jackie

    Eloise (and other titles), by Thompson, Kay

    Here Comes Mother Goose, by Opie, Iona

    Hooway for Wodney Wat (and other titles), by Lester, Helen

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight (and other titles), by Yolen, Jane

    How to Train a Train, by Eaton, Jason Carter

    I Can Only Draw Worms, by Mabbit, Will

    John Willy and Freddy McGee, by Meade, Holly

    Last Stop on Market Street, by De la Peña, Matt & Christian Robinson

    My Big Dog; Help Me Mr. Mutt! (and other titles), by Stevens, Janet

    No Dragons for Tea, by Pendziwol, Jean

    One Monkey Too Many, by Koller, Jackie

    Perfect Square, Frankencrayon, by Hall, Michael

    Pigeon books; Knuffle Bunny (and other titles), by Willems, Mo

    Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, Triangle (and other titles), by Barnett, Mac

    The Book With No Pictures, by Novak, B.J.

    The Day the Crayons Quit ( and other titles), by Daywalt, Drew

    The Gruffalo, by Donaldson, Julia

    This Is Not My Hat (and other titles), by Klassen, John

    Three Hens and a Peacock, by Laminack, Lester

    Tuesday, The Three Pigs (and other titles), by Wiesner, David

    Uglified Ducky: A Maynard Moose Tale, by Claflin, Willy

    Wiener Wolf, by Crosby, Jeff

    Wolf!, by Bloom, Becky

    Early Readers & Chapter Books Series

    A to Z Mysteries; Calendar Mysteries, by Roy, Rob

    Amber Brown, by Danziger, Paula

    Andrew Lost, by Greenburg, J.C.

    Arthur (chapter books), by Brown, Marc /Stephen Krensky

    Cam Jansen Mysteries, by Adler, David

    Clementine, by Pennypacker, Sara

    Down Girl and Sit, by Nolan, Lucy

    Dragon Masters, by West, Tracey

    Dragon Slayers" Academy, by McMullan, Kate

    Fairy Realm, by Rodda, Emily

    Fancy Nancy, by O"Connor, Jane

    Galaxy Zack, by O"Ryan, Ray

    Heroes in Training, by Holub, Joan

    Ivy & Bean, by Barrows, Annie

    Juana & Lucas, by Medina, Juana

    Judy Moody and Stink, by McDonald, Megan

    Marisol McDonald, by Brown, Monica

    Marvin Redpost, by Sachar, Louis

    Mercy Watson, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Ms. Frizzle's Adventures, by Cole, Joanna

    My Weirder School, by Gutman, Dan

    Poppleton ; Henry & Mudge, by Rylant, Cynthia

    Rainbow Magic Fairies, by Meadows, Daisy

    Ready Freddy, by Klein, Abby

    The Critter Club, by Barkley, Callie

    The Magic Treehouse (fiction and nonfiction companion series), by Osborne, Mary Pope

    The Princess in Black, by Hale, Shannon and Dean

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    Bilingual Spanish

    Clic Clac, Muu (and other titles), by Cronin, Doreen

    Flutter and Hum/Aleteo y Zumbido, by Paschkis, Julie

    Huevos verdes con jamon (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama (and other titles), by Dewdney, Anna

    Los 100 Primeros dias de Colegio de Emilia, by Wells, Rosemary

    Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual, by Brown, Monica

    Marta! Big & Small, by Arena, Jen

    Martes ( and other titles), by Wiesner, David

    Max Come al Aire Libre (and other titles), by Klein, Adria

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer / Mlawer

    Perdona, Pero ese Libro es mio (and other titles), by Child, Lauren

    Pinkalicious (and other titles), by Kann, Victoria

    Si Llevas un Raton a la Escuela (and other titles), by Numeroff, Laura

    Un Día diferente para el Señor Amos, by Stead, Philip

    Poetry

    A Light in the Attic; Where the Sidewalk Ends (and other titles), by Silverstein, Shel

    Almost Late to School (and other titles), by Shields, Carol Diggory

    any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st Children's Poet Laureate), by Prelustky, Jack

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    Flutter and Hum/Aleteo y Zumbido, by Paschkis, Julie

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    How to Draw a Dragon (and other titles), by Florian, Douglas

    Lunch Box Mail, by Whitehead, Jenny

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub (and other titles), by Katz, Alan

    The Burger and the Hot Dog, by Aylesworth, Jim

    Thunder Underground, by Yolen, Jane

    You Read to Me, I"ll Read to You (and other titles), by Hoberman, Mary Ann

    Beginning Novels

    Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery (and other titles), by Howe, James

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles), by Dahl, Roald

    Freckle Juice, by Blume, Judy

    Gooney Bird Greene (and other titles), by Lowry, Lois

    Lady Lollipop (and other titles), by King-Smith, David

    Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (and other titles), by MacDonald, Betty

    Ramona the Pest (and other titles), by Cleary, Beverly

    Tornado; The SOS File, by Byars, Betsy

    Toys Go Out, by Jenkins, Emily

    Nonfiction

    "You Wouldn't Want to Be"" series, by Various Authors

    26 Fairmount Avenue (and other biographies), by DePaola, Tomie

    Biggest, Strongest, Fastest (and other titles), by Jenkins, Steve

    Earthquakes (and other titles), by Simon, Seymour

    How Much is a Million? (and other titles), by Schwartz, David

    How to Talk to Your Dog, by George, Jean Craighead

    Magic Treehouse (nonfiction companion), by Osborne, Mary Pope

    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, by Raven, Margo Theis

    Now and Ben, by Barretta, Gene

    So You Want to Be President?, by St. George, Judith

    Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos, by Sisson, Stephanie Roth

    The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art, by Rosenstock, Barb

    There's a Frog in my Throat! 440 Animal Sayings", by Leedy, Loreen

    We Dig Worms!, by McCloskey, Kevin

    You Choose: Fractured Fairy Tales (Capstone Publishers), by Blake Hoena,"Eric Braun,"Jessica Gunderson

  • Books for Students Entering 3rd Grade

    Picture Books and Early Readers 

    Bad Boys, Piggie Pie, by Palatino, Margie

    Chicken Sunday (and other titles by this author), by Polacco, Patricia

    Creepy Carrots (and other titles), by Reynolds, Aaron

    Dog Breath, The Hallo-Wiener, by Pilkey, Dav

    Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, by Mattick, Lindsay

    Grandfather's Journey (and other titles ), by Say, Allen

    Imogene's Last Stand, by Fleming, Candace

    John, Paul, George, and Ben, by Smith, Lane

    Jumanji (and other titles ), by Van Allsburg, Chris

    Last Stop on Market Street, by De la Peña / Robinson

    Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, by Campoy, F. Isabel & Theresa Howell

    Mercy Watson (and other titles), by DiCamillo, Kate

    Miss Nelson is Missing (and other "Miss Nelson" titles), by Allard, Harry

    Punctuation Takes a Vacation, by Pulver, Robin

    Quinny & Hopper, by Schanen, Adriana

    Strega Nona (and other titles), by dePaola, Tomie

    Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School"Bus, by Grandits, John

    The Day the Crayons Quit (and other titles by this author), by Daywalt, Drew

    The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon (and other titles), by Thaler, Mike

    The Princess and the Warrior, by Tonatiuh, Duncan

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (and other titles ), by Scieszka, Jon

    Togo, by Blake, Robert J.

    Tuesday (and other titles), by Wiesner, David

    When Marian Sang, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    Series

    A to Z Mysteries, by Roy, Rob

    Amber Brown, by Danziger, Paula

    American Girls, by Various Authors

    Arthur chapter books, by Brown, Marc /Stephen Krensky

    Babymouse, by Holm, Jennifer

    Cam Jansen Mysteries, by Adler, David

    Clementine (and other titles), by Pennypacker, Sara

    Dragon Slayers" Academy, by McMullan, Kate

    Encyclopedia Brown, by Sobol, Donald

    Fairy Realm, by Rodda, Emily

    Franklin School Friends, by Mills, Claudia

    Galaxy Zack, by O"Ryan, Ray

    Geronimo Stilton, by Stilton, Geronimo

    Heroes in Training, by Holub, Joan

    Horrible Harry, by Kline, Suzy

    Humphrey, by Birney, Betty

    I Survived, by Tarshis, Lauren

    Juana & Lucas, by Medina, Juana

    Judy Moody and Stink, by McDonald, Megan

    Lola Levine, by Brown, Monica

    Marvin Redpost, by Sachar, Louis

    My Weird School, My Weirder School, by Gutman, Dan

    Platypus Police Squad, by Krosoczka, Jarrett

    Rainbow Magic Fairies, by Meadows, Daisy

    Ready Freddy, by Klein, Abby

    Soccer Cats, by Peters, Stephanie

    Sports series, by Maddox, Jake

    The Kicks, by Morgan, Alex

    The Magic Treehouse, by Osborne, Mary Pope

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    Whatever After, by Mlynowski, Sarah

    Zita the Spacegirl (graphic novel), by Hatke, Ben

    Poetry

    A Kick in the Head, by Janeczko, Paul

    A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Silverstein, Shel

    Almost Late to School, by Shields, Carol Diggory

    Any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st Children's Poet Laureate), by Prelustky, Jack

    Dogku, by Clements, Andrew

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    Good Dog, by Gottfried, Maya

    How to Draw a Dragon (and others by this poet), by Florian, Douglas

    If You"re Not here Please Raise Your Hand (and other titles), by Dakos, Kalli

    Lunch Box Mail, by Whitehead, Jenny

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub, by Katz, Alan

    Novels

    Because of Winn-Dixie, Flora & Ulysses, The Tale of Despereaux, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles), by Dahl, Roald

    Frindle (and other titles), by Clements, Andrew

    Gooney Bird Greene, by Lowry,Lois

    Ramona the Pest (and other titles), by Cleary, Beverly

    Tornado, by Byars, Betsy

    Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School, by Falatko, Julie

    Wedgie and Gizmo, by Selfors, Suzanne

    Woof!, by Quinn, Spencer

    Nonfiction

    "You Wouldn't Want to Be"" -series, by (various authors)

    Ancient Egypt (Blast Back!), by Ohlin, Nancy

    How Much is a Million? (and other books by this author), by Schwartz, David

    How to Talk to Your Dog, by George, Jean Craighead

    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, by Raven, Margo Theis

    Now and Ben, by Barretta, Gene

    So You Want to Be President?, by St. George, Judith

    The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!), by Wittenstein, Barry

    The Magic School Bus adventures, by Cole, Joanna

    There's a Frog in my Throat! 440 Animal Sayings", by Leedy, Loreen

    Who Was ...?/ What Was"? - series of biographies and events, by (various authors)

  • Books for Students Entering 4th Grade

    Series

    Fablehaven, 5 Kingdoms and other series, by Mull, Brandon

    Gregor the Overlander (and other "Underland Chronicles" books), by Collins, Suzanne

    Harry Potter, by Rowling, J.K.

    Heroes of Olympus (Percy Jackson) and other series, by Riordan, Rick

    I Survived, by Tarshis, Lauren

    My Weirder School, The Genius Files, by Gutman, Dan

    Platypus Police Squad, by Krosoczka, Jarrett

    Series of Unfortunate Events, by Snicket, Lemony

    Star Wars Jedi Academy, by Brown, Jeffrey

    The 39 Clues, by (various authors)

    The Candymakers, by Mass, Wendy

    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, by Lewis, C.S.

    The Spiderwick Chronicles, by Diterlizzi, Tony

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    Whatever After, by Mlynowski, Sarah

    Poetry

    A Light in the Attic; Where the Sidewalk Ends; (and other titles), by Silverstein, Shel

    Almost Late to School, Lunch Money, by Shields, Carol Diggory

    any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st children's poet laureate), by Prelutsky, Jack

    Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, by Engle, Margarita

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    Giant Children, by Bagert, Brod

    Good Dog, by Gottfried, Maya

    Hummingbird Nest and Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems, by George, Kristine O"Connell

    Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs: Paintings and Poems, by Florian, Douglas

    Mirror Mirror and Follow Follow: A Book of Reversos, by Singer, Marilyn

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, by Katz, Alan

    The Burger and the Hot Dog, by Aylesworth, Jim

    The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, by Ashman, Linda

    Novels

    Among the Hidden (and other titles), by Haddix, Margaret

    Because of Winn-Dixie, Tale of Despereaux, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Bird & Squirrel on Fire (graphic novel), by Burks, James

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles by this author), by Dahl, Roald

    Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, by White, E.B.

    Ella Enchanted; A Tale of Two Castles, by Levine, Gail Carson

    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Grabenstein, Chris

    Fourth Rats, Maniac Magee, by Spinelli, Jerry

    Frindle, The School Story (and others by this author), by Clements, Andrew

    Ghost stories by this author, by Hahn, Mary Downing

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by Rowling, J K

    Henry Huggins, Ramona the Pest (and other "Ramona" titles), by Cleary, Beverly

    My Teacher is an Alien, The Monster's Ring, by Coville, Bruce

    Sarah Plain and Tall (and other chapter books), by MacLachlan, Patricia

    Secret of Platform 13 (and other titles by this author), by Ibbotson, Eva

    Shiloh (and other titles by this author), by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

    Sports titles, by Christopher, Matt

    Tales of a Fourth Nothing (and the other "Fudge" books), by Blume, Judy

    The Doll People (and other titles), by Martin, Ann M.

    The One and Only Ivan, by Applegate, Katherine

    The Penderwicks, by Birdsall, Jeanne

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (and others in this series), by Angleberger, Tom

    Wayside School is Falling Down (and other titles), by Sachar, Louis

    Wonder, by Palacio, R. J.

    Zita the Spacegirl (graphic novel), by Hatke, Ben

    Nonfiction

    "You Wouldn't Want to"" titles, by Various Authors

    Ancient Egypt (Blast Back!), by Ohlin, Nancy

    Confucius: The Golden Rule (and others by this author), by Freedman, Russell

    Fairy Tale Comics, by Duffy, Chris

    Fannie in the Kitchen, by Hopkinson, Deborah

    Grand Canyon, by Chin, Jason

    How to Talk to Your Dog, by George, Jean Craighead

    Messages in the Mailbox: How to Write a Letter (and other titles), by Leedy, Loreen

    Now and Ben, by Barretta, Gene

    Oh, Rats!, by Marrin, Albert

    Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, by Hatkoff, Isabella

    Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays, by Kehret, Peg

    The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, by Kerley, Barbara

    The Tarantula Scientist, by Montgomery, Sy

    Vanished! The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, by Kulling, Monica

    What You Never Knew About Fingers, Forks, and Chopsticks and What You Never Knew About Tubs, Toilets and Showers, by Lauber, Patricia

    Who Was"? / What Was"? - series of biographies and events, by (various authors)

    You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!: A Very Improper Story, by Corey, Shana

  • Books for Students Entering 5th Grade

    Series

    (Percy Jackson) Heroes of Olympus and other series, by Riordan, Rick

    Babysitters Club, by Telgemeier, Raina

    Fablehaven, 5 Kingdoms, and other series, by Mull, Brandon

    Genius Files, by Gutman, Dan

    Gregor the Overlander (and other "Underland Chronicles" stories), by Collins, Suzanne

    Guys Read, by Scieszka, Jon

    Harry Potter, by Rowling, J.K.

    I Survived, by Tarshis, Lauren

    Leventhumps, by Skye, Obert

    Myth-O-Mania, by McMullan, Kate

    Origami Yoda, by Angleberger, Tom

    Series of Unfortunate Events, by Snicket, Lemony

    Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Brown, Jeffrey

    The 39 Clues, by (various authors)

    The Chronicles of Narnia, by Lewis, C.S.

    The Great Brain (and other "Great Brain" stories), by Fitzgerald, John D.

    Warriors, by Hunter, Erin

    Whatever After, by Mlynowski, Sarah

    Poetry

    any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st children's poet laureate), by Prelutsky, Jack

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    If I Were in Charge the Rules Would be Different, by Proimos, James

    Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs: Paintings and Poems, by Florian, Douglas

    Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems about Our Presidents (and others by this author), by Singer, Marilyn

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub and other Silly Dilly Songs, by Katz, Alan

    The Burger and the Hot Dog, by Aylesworth, Jim

    The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, by Ashman, Linda

    What is Goodbye?, by Grimes, Nikki

    Where the Sidewalk Ends (and others by this author), by Silverstein, Shel

    Novels

    "Poppy" stories, Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?, by Avi

    5 Worlds (Book 1): The Sand Warrior (graphic novel), by Siegel, Mark

    Always, Abigail, by Cavanaugh, Nancy

    Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Book Scavenger, by Bertman, Jennifer C.

    Bud, Not Buddy, by Curtis, Christopher Paul

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles by this author), by Dahl, Roald

    Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, by Balliett, Blue

    Chocolate Fever, by Smith, Robert Kimmel

    Dragon Rider (and other titles by this author), by Funke, Cornelia

    El Deafo (graphic novel), by Bell, Cece

    Ella Enchanted, A Tale of Two Castles, by Levine, Gail Carson

    Esperanza Rising, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    Fourth Rats, Maniac Magee, by Spinelli, Jerry

    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by Konigsburg, E.L.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (and other books by this author), by Rowling, J K

    Hatchet (and other books by this author), by Paulsen, Gary

    Hello Universe, by Kelly, Erin Entrada

    Into the Land of the Unicorns (and other titles by this author), by Coville, Bruce

    My Louisiana Sky, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Holt, Kimberly Willis

    Night of the Twisters, by Ruckman, Ivy

    Number the Stars, The Giver, by Lowry, Lois

    Rebound, by Alexander, Kwame

    Regular Guy, So B. It: A Novel, by Weeks, Sarah

    Restart, by Korman, Gordon

    Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin, by Shurtliff, Liesl

    Shiloh (and any other books by this author), by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

    Slider, by Hautman, Pete

    The Bicycle Spy, by McDonough, Yona

    The Borrowers (and sequels), by Norton, Mary

    The Candymakers, by Mass, Wendy

    The Doll People (and other titles), by Martin, Ann

    The Fog Diver, by Ross, Joel

    The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Healy, Christopher

    The Hockey Machine (and other sport titles by this author), by Christopher, Matt

    The Homework Machine and The Million Dollar Shot, by Gutman, Dan

    The House with a Clock in its Walls, by Bellairs, John

    The Landry News, The School Story (and other titles), by Clements, Andrew

    The Mysterious Matter Of I.M. Fine, by Stanley, Diane

    The Neptune Project (and other titles), by Holyoke, Polly

    The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, by Applegate, Katherine

    The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, by Burnett, Frances H.

    The Secret of Platform 13 (and other books by this author), by Ibbotson, Eva

    The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13, by Gilbert & Lee

    The Westing Game, by Raskin, Ellen

    Three Times Lucky, The Odds of Getting Even, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, by Turnage, Sheila

    Tuck Everlasting, by Babbitt, Natalie

    Wayside School stories and There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, by Sachar, Louis

    Wonderstruck (and other books by this author), by Selznick, Brian

    Nonfiction & Biography

    "You Wouldn't Want to..." books, by (various authors)

    All Stations! Distress! : April 15, 1912, the Day the Titanic Sank, by Brown, Don

    Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why Commas Really Do Make a Difference, by Truss, Lynne

    Leonardo da Vinci (and others by this author), by Stanley, Diane

    Mummies: The Newest, Coolest and Creepiest, by Tanaka, Shelly

    My Life in Dog Years, by Paulsen, Gary

    Science Comics: Dinosaurs, by Reed, MK

    Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart, by Szabo, Corrine

    So You Want to be an Inventor?, by St. George, Judith

    The Adventures of Marco Polo (and others by this author), by Freedman, Russell

    The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, by Kerley, Barbara

    The Grapes of Math: Mind-stretching Math Riddles, by Tang, Greg

    The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, by Bryant, Jen

    The Snake Scientist and The Tarantula Scientist, by Montgomery, Sy

    When Marian Sang, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    Who Was..? / What Was..? - series of biographies and events, by (various authors)