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Here is a listing of outstanding books, by grade level through high school (K-Adult).
The selection of a book should be based primarily on interest
and readiness to read at that level. Students should feel free to read any book.

These books should be available in your school or local public library.

Grade 1 (and Kindergarten) Reading Suggestions
The Little Red Hen

Are You My Mother?

There's a Nightmare
in My Closet
Ira Sleeps Over

Go, Dog, Go!

George & Martha

Frog & Toad
are Friends
I Am Enough

Big Blue Book
Brown Bear
The Snowy Day

Just Grandma & Me

Green Eggs and Ham

The Cat in the Hat

If You Give
a Mouse a Cookie

Where the Wild Things Are
Alexander and the Terrible...
The Berenstain Bears Beginner Books
Goodnight Moon

It Could Always be Worse

Stone Soup

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Sheila Rae,
the Brave

Grade 2 Reading Suggestions
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The Giving Tree
The Whingdingdilly
Junie B. Jones

Amber Brown

The Hundred Dresses

Life Doesn't
Frighten Me
Captain Underpants

Danny & the Dinosaur
Love You Forever

Anansi the Spider

The Rainbow Fish

Grade 3 Reading Suggestions
The Wump World
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Amelia Bedelia
Beezus & Ramona

The Mouse & the Motorcycle
Thank you, Mr. Falkner

Koko's Kitten


Stone Fox

Harriet the Spy

The Cricket
in Times Square

Grade 4 Reading Suggestions
Charlotte's Web

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
James and the
Giant Peach


Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory
The Phantom Tollbooth
Where the Red Fern Grows

Island of the
Blue Dolphins
Tuck Everlasting

The Whipping Boy

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Grade 5 Reading Suggestions
Sign of the Beaver
Maniac Magee
Onion John

... and now Miguel

Bud, not Buddy

The Giver

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Bridge to Terabithia

Roll of Thunder,
Hear My Cry
Julie of the Wolves


Middle School Reading Suggestions
Esperanza Rising
Of Mice and Men
The Outsiders

The Giver
Tuck Everlasting

The Hunger Games

The Pearl

The Book of Awesome


High School Reading Suggestions
To Kill
a Mockingbird
Animal Farm


Fahrenheit 451

Brave New World

Great Expectations

The Grapes of Wrath

Diary of Anne Frank

Slaughterhouse Five

The House on
Mango Street

13 Reasons Why

The Jungle

Black Like Me

I Can't Make
This Up
The Audacity of Hope

Scrappy Little
Act Like a Lady,
Think Like a Man
Humble Pie

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Bless Me, Ultima

The Color Purple

Manchild in the
Promised Land
The Invisible Man

Bull Rider

Zen and the Art of Faking It
Condoleezza Rice
Drums, Girls, and
Dangerous Pie
The Bell Jar

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Jane Eyre

The Rent Collector

The Real Anthony Fauci