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Finding a good book can be a tough job. We’ve put together this page to help you discover new authors, find your next great adventure or leap into an awesome new story.

Take a look at some of our booklists for kids, we’ll be adding to these so don’t forget to check in regularly. There’s also some links to some great reading websites, you’ll find reviews, competitions and more at these sites.

Grade-level Reading List

1st-Grade Reading List

Arnold – Fly guy Series
Asch – The Last Puppy
Birdwell – Clifford’s Pals
Capucilli – Biscuit Series
Catrow – Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt
Cazet – Minnie and Moo Series
Clements – Dogku
Engle, Natalie – Splat the Cat
Guarino – Is Your Mama a Llama?
Hayes – Benny and Penny
Henkes – Chrysanthemum
Joose – Mama, Do You Love Me?
Joyce – George Shrinks
Kann -Pinkalicious
Lass/Sturgis – Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?
Parrish – Amelia Bedelia Series
Rylant – Henry and Mudge Series
Scieszka – Kat’s Mystery Gift

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2nd-Grade Reading List

Adler – Cam Jansen Mystery Series
Allard – Miss Nelson is Missing
Asch – Bear Shadow
Bianco – The Velveteen Rabbit
Brown – Arthur’s Reading Race
Brown – The Runaway Bunny
Cazet – Minnie and Moo Series
Creech – A Fine, Fine School
Danziger – Forever Amber Brown
DePaola – 26 Fairmount Avenue
DiCamillo – Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Guest – Iris an Walter
Kline – Horrible Harry in Room 2B
Lewis – The Runaway Pumpkin
Lobel – Frog and Toad Series
Munoz-Ryan – Mice and Beans
Osborne – Dinosaurs Before Dark
Osborne – Ghost Town at Sundown
Rylant – Poppleton in Winter
Sachar – Marvin Redpost Series
Sharmat – Nate the Great
Weiss – My Teacher Sleeps in School
Winter – The Teeny Tiny Ghost

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3rd-Grade Reading List

Auch – I was a Third Grade Science Project
Brown – Flat Stanley
Cohen – Molly’s Pilgrim
Danziger – I, Amber Brown
Kline – Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion
DeLaCroix – How to survive a Totally Boring Summer
Gutman – Mr. Louie is Screwy
Scieszka- The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Blume –  Freckle Juice
Cleary – Socks
Dadey – Bailey School Kids Series

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4th-Grade Reading List

Avi – Poppy
Barrie – Peter Pan
Baum – The Wizard of Oz
Bianco – Velveteen Rabbit
Birdsall – The Penderwicks
Burnett – A Little Princess
Cleary – Henry Huggins
Cleary – The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Clements – The Report Card
Cody – Powerless
Cottrell – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
Dahl, Ronald – The BFG
Di Camillo, Kate – The Tale of Despereaux
DiTerlizzi – The Field Guide
Eager – Half Magic
Enright – The Saturdays
Estes – The Moffats
Fleischman – Whipping Boy
Funke – Igraine the Brave
Gradiner – Stone Fox
Grahame – Wind in the Willows
Henry – Misty of Chincoteague
King-Smith – Babe – The Gallant Pig
Lawson – Ben and Me
Lenski – Strawberry Girl
Lindgren – Pippi Longstocking
Lubar – Powerless
Milne – House at Pooh Corner
Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables
Moss – Amelia SeriesOsborne – Magic Tree House series
Peck – Soup
Pilkey – Captain Underpants
Rockwell – How to Eat Fried Worms
Ryan – Riding Freedom
Sachar – Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Scieszka – Time Wrap Trio series
Sharp – The Rescuers
Soto – The Skirt
Spinelli – Jake and Lily
Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes
Travers – Mary Poppins
White – Stuart Little
Wilder – Little House on the Prairie series

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5th-Grade Reading List

Avi – Crispin: At the Edge of the World
Banks – The Indian in the Cupboard
Baum – Wizard of Oz series
Birdsall – The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Brink – Caddie Woodlawn
Burnford – The Incredible Journey
Burnett – The Secret Garden
Butler – The Case of the Lost Boy
Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Cushman – Alchemy and Meggy Swan
Cleary – Dear Mr. Henshaw
Coville – Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Cowell – How to Train Your Dragon series
Dahl – The Magic Finger
DeAngeli – The Door in the Wall
DiCamillo – Because of Winn-Dixie
DiCamillo – Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Estes – Ginger Pye
Fitzhugh – Harriet the Spy
Fleischman – The Dunderheads
Grogan -Marley: A Dog Like No Other
Ibbotson – The Great Ghost Rescue
Juster – The Phantom Tollbooth
Krosoczka – Lunch Lady and the  Cyborg Substitute
L’Engle – A Wrinkle in Time
Lewis – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lowry – Number the Stars
Lubar – Punished
Montgomery -Anne of Green Gables series
Morpurgo – Shadow
Naylor – Shiloh
Norton – The Borrowers
Palacio – Wonder
Paterson – Bridge to Terabithia
Peck – Long Way from Chicago
Riordan – The Maze of the Bones (39 Clue series)
Rocklin – The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
Sachar – There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom
Snicket – The Bad Beginning
Speare – Sign of the Beaver
Sperry – Call It Courage
Spinelli – Maniac Magee
Spyri – Heidi
Turnage – Three Time Lucky
Winthrop – The Castle in the Attic

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Recommended Reads

We’ve put together lists of our favorite books for different grades.

Kids Reading Websites

  • Kids Reads
    Visit this website to find book reviews, series lists, new books and more!
  • Children’s Book AwardsAward winning books. Take a look at some of the best books for kids in the Coretta Scott King Award, Caldecott Medal and Newberry Medal.
  • Bookwink
    Visit Bookwink to watch video booktalks or listen to podcasts about great books for grades 1 – 8.
  • International Children’s Digital Library
    Read books from around the world, online! This website has a growing collection of new and historical books that you can read right from your computer.
  • Speakaboo
    Hear celebrities reading their favorite stories in these podcasts of fables, fairytales, folktales, nursery rhymes and lullabies. If you’re feeling creative Speakaboo also lets you record your own story.

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