Student Book Suggestions

Kindergarten and 1st Grades

Aliki ~ The Story of Johnny Appleseed

               A Medieval Feast

Andersen, Hans Christian ~ The  Ugly Duckling

                                                        The Emperor’s New Clothes
Andrae, Giles~ Deer at the Brook  

Batchelor, Mary ~ The Children’s Bible in 365 Days

Bedard, I. Michael ~ Emily

Bemelmans, Ludwig ~ Madeline (series)

Bridwell, Norman ~ Clifford the Big Red Dog

Brown, Margaret Wise ~ Goodnight Moon
                                                  The Runaway Bunny

                                                  Big Red Barn

                                                  Goodnight Moon

Brunhoff, Jean and Laurent ~ The Story of Babar

Butterwick, Nick ~ Stories Jesus Told

Chaucer, Geoffrey ~ Chanticleer and the Fox

Carle, Eric ~ The Very Busy Spider

                         Brown Bear; Brown Bear, What Do You See?

                         Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

Cave, Katherine ~ Henry’s Song

DeAngeli, Marguerite ~ The Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes 

Farnsworth, Bill~ Twice Yours

Fransconi, Antonio~ The House that Jack Built

Gladone, Paul~ Henny Penny

                                The Little Red Hen

                                The Three Little Kittens

Milne, A.A. ~ When We Were Very Young

                           The World of Winnie the Pooh

                          The House at Pooh Corner

Piper, Watty ~ The Little Engine That Could

Potter, Beatrix ~ The Tale of Peter Rabbit (series)

Rey, H. A. ~ Curious George

Scarry, Richard ~ What Do People Do All Day?

                                    The Funniest Story Book Ever

Suess, Dr. ~ Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?

                         The Foot Book (and others…)

Tudor, Tasha ~ The Lord is My Shepherd: The 23rd Psalm

Williams, Margery ~ The Velveteen Rabbit

Zion, Gene ~ Harry, the Dirty Dog

Wojciechowski, Susan ~ The Christmas Miracles of Jonathan Toomey

Zolotow, Charlotte ~ Big Sister and Little Sister


2nd, 3rd and 4th Grades

Aesop ~ Aesop’s Fables

Alexander, Lloyd ~ Truthful Harp

Andersen, Hans Christian ~ Treasury of Fairy Tales

                                                         Snow Queen

                                                        Little Match Girl

Barrie, J.M. ~ Peter Pan

Bond, Michael ~ A Bear Called Paddington

Bulla, Clyde Robert ~ Riding the Pony Express

                                           Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrim

                                           Daniel’s Duck

                                          Chalk Box Kid

                                          Lion to Guard Us

Bunting, Eve ~ Butterfly House

                              Fly Away Home

Burgess, Thornton W. ~ Old Mother West Wind

Burleigh, Robert ~ Into the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers’ First Flight

Burnett, Frances Hodgsen ~ Little Lord Fauntleroy

                                                         A Little Princess

                                                        The Secret Garden

Burnford, Sheila  ~ The Incredible Journey

Byars, Betsy ~ The Summer of the Swans

Carroll, Lewis ~ Alice in Wonderland

Cleary, Beverly ~ Ribsy

                                  Henry Huggins

                                  Ramona Quimby, Age 8

                                  The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Collodi, Carlo ~ The Adventures of Pinocchio

Coolidge, Susan ~ What Katy Did (series)

                                     The Courage of Sarah Noble

DeAngeli, Marguerite ~ Bright April

                                                The Door in the Wall

DePaola, Tomi ~ Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile

                                  The Art Lesson

Dickens, Charles ~ The Magic Fishbone

Dixon, Franklin W. ~ The Hardy Boys

Fitzhugh, Louise ~ Harriet the Spy

Fleming, Sid ~ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Freedman, Florence B. ~ Two Tickets to Freedom

Fritz, Jean ~ Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution

Galdon, Paul ~ The Aesop Fox Fables

Gray ~ Adam of the Road

Hawthorne, Nathaniel ~ Pandora’s Box

Hausman, Laurence ~ Stories of the  Arabian Nights

Keene, Carolyn ~ Nancy Drew

Keller, Helen ~ The Story of My Life

Kipling, Rudyard ~ Just So Stories

                                       The Jungle Book

Krementz, Jill ~ A Very Young Skater

Lawson, Robert ~ They Were Strong and Good

Lewis, C.S. ~ Chronicles of Narnia

Lucado, Max ~ You Are Special

MacLean, Molly ~ Adventures of the Greek Heroes

McGriffen, Lee ~ Iron Scouts of the Confederacy

Milne, A. A. ~ The World of Christopher Robin

Osborne, Mary Pope ~ Magic Treehouse Series

Parks, Rosa ~ I am Rosa Parks

Riordan, Rick ~ The Percy Jackson Series

Roddy, Lee ~ Robert E. Lee: Christian General and Gentleman

St. Exupery, Antoine de ~ The Little Prince

Scieszka, Jon ~ The Story of Three Little Pigs by a Wolf

Speare, Elizabeth George ~ The Bronze Bow

                                                      The Sign of the Beaver

Spyri, Johanna ~ Heidi

Van Allsburg, Chris ~ The Polar Express

Ventura, Piero ~ In Search of Troy

Watts, Isaac ~ Divine Songs for Children

Wilder, Laura Ingalls ~ Little House in the Big Woods

5th and 6th Grades

 Adams, Richard ~ Watership Down

Anderson, Laurie Halse ~ Fever 1793

Babbit, Natalie ~ Tuck Everlasting

Bendick, Jeanne ~ Archimedes and the Door of Science

Birdsall, Jeanne   ~ The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

Bobbitt, Natalie   ~ Tuck Everlasting

Bruchac, Joseph ~ March Toward the Thunder 

Bunyan, John ~ The Pilgrim’s Progress (children’s version)

Burnett, Frances Hodgson ~ The Secret Garden

Carroll, Lewis ~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Conrad, Pam ~ My Daniel

Crew, Linda ~ Children of the River

Defoe, Daniel  ~ Robinson Crusoe

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

DuBois, William Pene ~ The Twenty-One Balloons

Dumas, Alexandre ~ The Three Musketeers

Feinstein, John  ~ Last Shot

Foster, Genevieve ~ Augustus Caesar’s World

Fox, Paula ~ The Slave Dancer

Freedman, Russell ~ One-Eyed Cat

                                         Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence

                                         Voyage to Freedom

Gay, David ~ Voyage to Freedom

George, Jean Craighead ~ My Side of the Mountain

                                                     One Day in the Desert

                                                     Julie of the Wolves

Gipson, Fred ~ Old Yeller

Hall, Jeannie ~ Viking Tales

Haddix, Margaret Peterson ~ Uprising 

Henry, Marguerite ~ King of the Wind

Hodges, Margaret ~ Saint George and the Dragon

Irving, Washington ~ Rip Van Winkle 

Juster, Norton ~ The Phantom Tollbooth 

Kipling, Rudyard ~ Captains Courageous

                                       The Jungle Books 

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

L’Engle, Madeleine ~ A Wrinkle in Time

Lofting, Hugh ~ Dr. Dolittle

London, Jack ~ White Fang

Lord, Walter ~ A Night to Remember 

Mass, Wendy ~ 11 Birthdays

Montgomery, L.M. ~ Anne of Green Gables 

Naylor, Phyllis ~ Shiloh

Norton, Mary ~ The Borrowers

O’Hara, Mary ~ My Friend Flicka 

Orwell, George ~ Animal Farm

Paulsen, Gary ~ Hatchet 

Peck, Richard  ~ Fair Weather

Picard, Barbara Leonie ~ The Iliad of Homer 

Raskin, Ellen ~ The Westing Game

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan ~ The Yearling

Sewell, Anna  ~ Black Beauty

Speare, Elizabeth George ~ The Witch of Blackbird Pond 

Spyri, Johanna ~ Heidi

Stevenson, Robert Lewis ~ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Kidnapped

Stewart, Trenton Lee ~ The Mysterious Benedict Society

Swift, Jonathan ~ Gulliver’s Travels

Taylor, Mildred ~ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Tolkien, J.R.R. ~ The Hobbitt

Travers, Pamela L. ~ Mary Poppins

Twain, Mark ~ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

                              Life on the Mississippi

Verne, Jules ~ Around the World in 80 Days

Westwood, Jennifer ~ Stories of Charlemagne

Wiggin, Kate Douglas ~ Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Winthrop, Elizabeth ~ The Castle in the Attic

Woodruff, Elvira ~ Dear Austin: Letters From the Underground Railroad

Wyss, Johann David ~ Swiss Family Robinson

Zusak, Markus ~ The Book Thief

Any titles by the following authors:

Louisa May Alcott; James Matthew Barrie; Frank L. Baum; Lewis Carroll; Joel Chandler; Walter Farley; Johnny Gruelle; Marguerite Henry;  Rudyard Kipling; Lois Lowry; Mark Twain; Lawrence Yep