In general, students should read texts that they can read with very few errors as well as have a solid understanding of what they are reading.  The book list below has been provided to you to help your child find books that are at an appropriate level to improve their reading skills.  Please remember that this list is a general guide.  Students should be enjoying reading other texts of their choice, as well as texts at their independent reading level. Happy Reading! 



Addie’s Bad Day by Joan Robins

Allie’s Basketball Dream by Barbara Barber

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Aunt Eater mystery series by Doug Cushman

The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman

Blackboard Bear by Martha Alexander

Booker T. Washington by Lola Schaefer

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Camp Big Paw by Doug Cushman

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola

Clouds by Gail Saunders-Smith

Curious George and the Ice Cream by Margaret Rey

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel

Don’t Be My Valentine by Joan Lexau

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley

Egg to Chick by Millicent Selsam

The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont

Eleanor Roosevelt by Lisa Trumbauer

The Fire Cat by Esther Averill

Fox on Stage by James Marshall

Fox on Wheels by Edward Marshall

Fraidy Cats by Stephen Krensky

Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London

Ghosts by Alvin Schwartz

The Grandma Mix-up by Emily A. McCully

Granny and the Desperadoes by Peggy Parish

A Great Day for up by Dr. Seuss

The Great Snake Escape by Molly Coxe

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Gus and Grandpa by Claudia Mills

Harry and the Lady Next Door by Gene Zion

He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss

I Love to Sneeze by Ellen Schecter

In a Dark, Dark Room by Alvin Schwartz

Jake and the Copycats by Joanne Rocklin

Jamberry by Bruce DegenJane Goodall by Lola Schaefer

Jellyfish by Lola Schaefer

Kick, Pass and Run by Leonard Kessler

A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Minarik

Little Bear by Else Minarik

Little Bear’s Friend by Else Minarik

Little Bear’s Visit by Else Minarik

Little Black, a Pony by Walter Farley

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

A Look at Kenya by Helen Frost

Lulu Goes to Witch School by Jane O’Connor

Marie Curie by Lola Schaefer

Marigold and Grandma on the Town by Stephanie Calmenson

Max by Rachel Isadora

Messy Bessey’s School Desk by Patricia McKissack

Monster Manners by Joanna Cole

Moon Boy by Barbara Brenner

Morris and Boris at the Circus by Bernard Wiseman

Morris Goes to School by Bernard Wiseman

Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant

My Brother, Ant by Betsy Byars

The Mystery of the Missing Dog by Elizabeth Levy

No More Monsters for Me! by Peggy Parish

Norma Jean, Jumping Bean by Joanna Cole

The Parakeet Girl by Marilyn Sadler

Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

Poppleton series by Cynthia Rylant

Porcupine’s Pajama Party by Terry Harshman

Pretty Good Magic by Cathy Dubowski

Sam and the Firefly by P.D. Eastman

Sea Horses by Lola Schaefer

She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head by Kathryn Lasky

The Show-and-Tell Frog by Joanna Oppenheim

Skyfire by Frank Asch

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Sojourner Truth by Helen Frost

There’s an Alligator under My Bed by Mercer Mayer

Tom the TV Cat by Joan Heilbroner

Too Many Rabbits by Peggy Parish

Tugboats by Lola Schaefer

Two Silly Trolls by Nancy Jewell

Uncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Veterinarians by Dee Ready

Wake Me in Spring by James Preller

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Wizard and Wart at Sea by Janice Lee Smith

Young Cam Jansen and the Ice Skate Mystery by David Adler

Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie by David Adler