Recommended Reading Lists

                              
Kindergarten

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin Jr.
Harry the Dirty Dog – Gene Zion
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse – Kevin Henkes
Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson
Corduroy – Don Freeman
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen   
The Napping House – Aubrey Wood
How I Became a Pirate – Melinda Long
The Colors of Us – Karen Katz
Beatrice Doesn’t Want To – Laura Numeroff
Library Lion – Michelle Knudsen
David Goes to School – David Shannon
Where Are You Going, Little Mouse? – Robert Kraus
Real Kids Readers series, Level 1
Cleo Cooperates – Norman Bridwell
Clifford’s Manners – Norman Bridwell
We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub! – Angela Shelf Medearis
Cookie’s Week – Cindy Ward
Chrysanthemum – Kevin Henkes
The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
Go To Sleep, Dear Dragon – Margaret Hillert
June’s Tune (We Both Read, Level 1) – Sindy McKay
Dick and Jane: Fun Wherever We Are
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin, Jr.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura J. Numeroff
Duck! Rabbit! – Amy Krouse Rosenthal



First Grade


Biscuit series – Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Frog and Toad series – Arnold Lobel
Henry and Mudge series – Cynthia Rylant
Little Bear series – Else Holmelund Minarik
Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy – Marc Brown
There Is a Bird on Your Head! – Mo Willems
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together - Mary Ann Hoberman 
Together – Mary Ann Hoberman
Bear Snores On – Karma Wilson
Diary of a Wombat – Jackie French
Emily’s First 100 Days of School – Rosemary Wells
A Quarter from the Tooth Fairy – Caren Holtzman
Cloudy and a Chance of Meatballs – Judith Barrett
Click, Clack, Moo – Doreen Cronin
Fluffy’s Funny Field Trip – Kate McMullan
Put Me in the Zoo – Robert Lopshire
The First Thanksgiving – Garnet Jackson
We Share Everything! – Robert Munsch
When a Dragon Moves In – Jodi Moore
Hi! Fly Guy – Tedd Arnold
The House at Pooh Corner – A. A. Milne
We Are in a Book! - Mo Willems
The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss
Parts – Tedd Arnold
Trouble with Trolls - Jan Brett
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Yucky Worms - Vivian French
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site - Sherri Duskey Rinker
Are You My Mother? - P. D. Eastman
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? - Jane Yolen
A House for Hermit Crab - Eric Carle
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs - Mo Willems
Henny-Penny – Jane Wattenberg

Second Grade

Junie B. Jones series – Barbara Park
Arthur series – Mark Brown
Horrible Harry series – Suzy Kline
Amelia Bedelia series – Herman Parish
Froggy series – Jonathan London
Fox and His Friends – Edward Marshall
A Fine, Fine School – Sharon Creech
Paint the Wind – Pam Munoz Ryan
Make Way for Ducklings – Robert McCloskey
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones - David A. Adler
Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle – Betty McDonald
Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body – Joanna Cole
Ghosts of the White House – Cheryl Harness
Dragons Don’t Cook Pizza (Bailey School Kids) – Marcia Thornton Jones
Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: the Story of the Gettysburg Address – Jean Fritz
The Moon Book – Gail Gibbons
Boxcar Children series – Gertrude Chandler Warner
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon – Paula Danziger
Pony Pals series – Jeanne Betancourt
Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
Danny and the Dinosaur – Syd Hoff
Now We Are Six – A. A. Milne
Mouse Soup – Arnold Lobel
Sideways Stories From Wayside School – Louis Sachar
The Apple-Pip Princess – Jane Ray
Diary of a Worm - Doreen Cronin
When Dinosaurs Came With Everything - Elise Broach
Crab Moon - Ruth Horowitz
Nancy Drew Notebooks – Carolyn Keene
Rainbow Magic series – Daisy Meadows
Magic Tree House series – Mary Pope Osborne

Third Grade

George and Martha ‘Round and ‘Round – James Marshall
Hedgie’s Surprise – Jan Brett
Frindle – Andrew Clements
Summer Reading is Killing Me – Jon Scieszka
Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
Judy Moody – Megan McDonald
Loser – Jerry Spinell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy – Barbara Park
Stuart Little – E. B. White
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Richard Atwater
The One and Only Ivan – Katherine Applegate
Lincoln and His Boys – Rosemary Wells
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo
Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren
The Higher Power of Lucky – Susan Patron
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins – R. A. Spratt
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
The Borrowers – Mary Norton
The Night Fairy – Laura Amy Schlitz
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – Grace Lin
Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power – Charise Mericle Harper
The Hundred Dresses – Eleanor Estes 
How to Eat Fried Worms - Thomas Rockwell
The Wyrm King (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles) - Tony DiTerlizzi
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk - Gerald McDermott
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig


Fourth Grade

Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
Stone Fox – John Reynolds Gardiner
The BFG – Roald Dahl
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 – Beverly Cleary
Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Louis Sachar
The Great Brain – John D. Fitzgerald
Shiloh – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Magyk (Septimus Heap) – Angie Sage
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
Floors – Patrick Carman
Waiting for Normal – Leslie Connor
On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank – Shelley Tanaka
Natural Disasters – Claire Watts
The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles) – Chris D’Lacey
Shoeless Joe & Me – Dan Gutman
Dear America series
Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
Bud, Not Buddy – Christopher Paul Curtis
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
Breaking Stalin’s Nose – Eugene Yelchin
Secrets at Sea – Richard Peck
The Bad Beginning (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
Because of Mr. Terupt – Rob Buyea
Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt
The Doll People – Ann M. Martin
The Castle in the Attic – Elizabeth Winthrop
Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo
The Indian in the Cupboard – Lynne Reid Banks
Turtle in Paradise – Jennifer L. Holm
My Life as a Book – Janet Tashjian
Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean – Lauren Child
Mrs. Frisby and the Rates of NIHM – Robert C. O’Brien
The Higher Power of Lucky – Susan Patron
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume


Fifth Grade

Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary
The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – Christopher Paul Curtis
My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L'Engle
Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O'Dell
Esperanza Rising – Pam Munoz Ryan
The Cay – Theodore Taylor
The Castle in the Attic – Elizabeth Winthrop
Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
The Secret Garden – Frances Burnett
Pollyanna – Eleanor Porter
Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
Guardians of Ga’Hoole – Kathryn Lasky
Midnight for Charlie Bone – Jenny Nimmo
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
The Sign of the Beaver – Elizabeth George Speare
Missing May – Cynthia Rylant
The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo
Shiloh – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Old Yeller – Fred Gipson
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
Bunnicula – James Howe
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom – Louis Sachar
Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt
Lunch Money – Andrew Clements
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
The BFG – Roald Dahl
Chasing Vermer - Blue Balliett
The Borrowers - Mary Norton
The Case of the Mummy Mystery (Jigsaw Jones) - James Preller
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye - Geronimo Stilton


Sixth Grade

Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Palace of Stone – Shannon Hale
The Goose Girl – Shannon Hale
The Sea of Trolls – Nancy Farmer
Rules – Cynthia Lord
Okay for Now – Gary D. Schmidt
The Dark Hills Divide – Patrick Carman
The Revenge of the Shadow King – Derek Benz
Old Yeller – Fred Gipson
Fablehaven – Brandon Mull
Disney at Dark (Kingdom Keepers) – Ridley Pearson
Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
The Giver – Lois Lowry
The View From Saturday – E. L. Konigsburg
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai
Twice Upon a Marigold – Jean Ferris
Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond) – Kathryn Lasky
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J. K. Rowling
Out from Boneville (Bone #1) – Jeff Smith
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
Cracker!: The Best Dogin Vietnam – Cynthia Kadohata
When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
Guardians of Ga’Hoole – Kathryn Lasky
Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (Guardians) – William Joyce


Seventh Grade

The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney
Call of the Wild – Jack London
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Eldest – Christopher Paolini
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus) – Rick Riordan
Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone – J. K. Rowling
Holes – Louis Sachar
Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen
Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
Out of the Dust – Karen Hesse
The City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
Princess Academy – Shannon Hale
This Book is Not Good for You – Pseudonymous Bosch
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart
The Goose Girl – Shannon Hale
The Warrior Heir – Cinda Williams Chima
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain


Eighth Grade

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
How to Ditch Your Fairy – Justine Larbalestier
Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares
Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod) – Heather Brewer
Pretty Little Liars – Sara Shepard
Maximum Ride Manga – James Patterson
Storm Breaker (Alex Rider) – Anthony Horowitz
Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne
Son of the Mob – Gordon Korman
I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
Chains – Laurie Halse Anderson
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride) – James Patterson
The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X – James Patterson
Zlata’s Diary: a Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo – Zlata Filipovic
The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney
Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
The Fifth of March: a Story of the Boston Massacre – Ann Rinaldi
Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

Ninth Grade

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Hate List – Jennifer Brown
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
Before We Were Free – Julia Alvarez
Twisted – Laurie Halse Anderson
A Step From Heaven – An Na
Son of the Mob – Gordon Korman
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher
Red Scarf Girl – Ji-li Jiang
The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor
Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
I Am the Messenger – Markus Zusak
Lord Loss (The Demonata) – Darren Shan
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Odyssey – Homer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
The Eleventh Plague – Jeff Hirsch
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin) – R. L. LaFevers
Wake (Watersong) – Amanda Hocking
A Child Called "It" – Dave Pelzer
Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) – Cassandra Clare


Tenth Grade

Grave Mercy – Robin Lafevers
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? – Melissa Kantor
The Compound – S. A. Bodeen
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
The Perfect Storm – Sebastian Junger
Being – Kevin Brooks
Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Night – Elie Wiesel
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I Am the Messenger – Markus Zusak
13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher
A Child Called "It" – Dave Pelzer
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) – Cassandra Clare
My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
Crank – Ellen Hopkins
All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
Pretty Little Liars – Sara Shepard
Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
Red Scarf Girl – Ji-li Jiang
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Wave – Sonali Deraniyagala
Unstoppable: the Incredible Power of Faith in Action – Nick Vujicic
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Sears for the Love of a Family – Dave Pelzer


Eleventh Grade

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Frederick Douglass
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
Red Scarf Girl – Ji-li Jiang
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher
Room – Emma Donoghue
The Summer I Truned Pretty – Jenny Han
The Lucky One – Nicholas Sparks
Little Bee – Chris Cleave
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls) – Maggie Stiefvater
Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick
Wave – Sonali Deraniyagala
Unstoppable: the Incredible Power of Faith in Action – Nick Vujicic
Wake – Lisa McMann
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
13 Little Blue Envelopes – Maureen Johnson
The Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Heist Society – Ally Carter
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
Night – Elie Wiesel
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese


Twelfth Grade

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Gladwell
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Night – Elie Wiesel
Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
1984 – George Orwell
This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
Wave – Sonali Deraniyagala
Unstoppable: the Incredible Power of Faith in Action – Nick Vujicic
The Casual Vacancy – J. K. Rowling
Zom-B – Darren Shan
Mere Christianity – C. S. Lewis
The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
For One More Day – Mitch Albom
John Adams – David G. McCullough