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Suggested Reading Throughout the Year

Suggested Reading Throughout the Year 
Reading is fun; reading is essential. Below are books that are suggestions (pulled from summer reading lists) for your child to enjoy during the year. Thank you!
First Grade
Amelia Bedelia series by Herman Parish
Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
Berenstain Bears series by Stan Berenstain, et al
Arthur series by Marc Brown
Froggy series by Jonathan London
Little Bear series by Else Minarik
Bear series by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel
Gus Was a Friendly Ghost by Jane Thayer
If You Give a Pig a Pancake et al by Laura Numeroff
Olivia series by Ian Falconer
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Diary of a Spider et al by Doreen Cronin
Goldie and the Three Bears by Diane Stanley
Let’s Read and Find Out science series

Second Grade
Nate, the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat
Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
American Girl series
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
The Pieces of Home by Miska Miles
Cam Jansen - Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones by David Alder
Space Cat by Ruthven Todd
Glenda Janice by May Udry
The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Bulla
Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Bulla
Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen
Hill of Fire by Thomas Lewis
Ben and Me by Robert Lawson
Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr
The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo & Fred Brenner
The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Also the "Let’s Read and Find Out Science" series

Third Grade
Dear America Series (any book) by Various Authors
Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Babe, The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
A Question of Time by Dina Anastasio
Rent a Third Grader by  B.B. Hiller
How to Be Cool in Third Grade by Betsy Duffey + Janet Wilson
A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snickett
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Fourth Grade
The Tale of Despereaux by  Kate Di Camillo
Poppy by Avi
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
Half Magic Edward Eager
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eve Ibbotson
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Lord
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Holes by Louis Sachar
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Witches by Roald Dahl
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
I Survived… by Lauren Tarshis

Fifth Grade
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman
Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Shabunu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
The Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood
Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman
Good Brother, Bad Brother: Story of Edwin Booth & John Wilkes Booth by James Cross Giblin
We Were There Too: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O’Dell
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Sixth Grade
Good Brother, Bad Brother: Story of Edwin Booth & John Wilkes Booth by James Cross Giblin
With Every Drop of Blood by James Collier & Christopher Collier
Annie Between the States by L.M. Elliott
We Were There Too: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Haveli by Suzanne Fisher Staples
I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Any Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling
A Family Apart by Joan Lowry Nixon
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Seventh Grade
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Nothing But the Truth by Avi
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
The Clay Marble by Minfong Ho
A Million Thanks by Shauna Fleming
Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Fresh Off the Boat by Melissa De La Cruz
Kit's Wilderness by David Almond
Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Eighth Grade
The Founding Fathers on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
*Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of WWII by Joseph Bruchac
*Under A War-Town Sky by Laura Elliott
*Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
*The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
*Winnie’s War by Jenny Moss
*The Gem of the Desert: A Japanese-American Internment Camp by Margaret Bane Eberle
*Flags of our Fathers by Michael French
*The Bomb by Theodore Taylor
*Jar of Dreams by Yoshiko Uchida
Hoot by Carl Hiassen
The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere
Refugees by Catherine Stine
Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
Lipstick Jihad: a memoir of growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks

*denotes historical fiction relevant to the time period