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! 


Albert Einstein by Barbara Knox

Alison’s Puppy by Marion Bauer

Alison’s Wings by Marion Bauer

A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban

A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban

Baseball Ballerina by Kathryn Cristaldi

Bat Bones and Spider Stew by Michelle Poploff

Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban

Benjamin Banneker by Eric Braun

Bessie Coleman by Eric Braun

The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby

The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr

The Big, Beautiful, Brown Box by Larry Brimner

The Big Tee-Ball Game by Larry Brimner

A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban

Bony Legs by Joanna Cole

Bootsie Barker Ballerina by Barbara Bottner

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

The Bremen-Town Musicians by Ruth Gross

Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard

A Busy Guy by Charnan Simon

Button Soup by Doris Orgel

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller

Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane by Victoria Sherrow

Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

Commander Toad series by Jane Yolen

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Cows by Peter Brady

Dancing with the Manatees by Faith McNulty

Daniel’s Duck by Clyde Bulla

Darcy and Gran Don’t Like Babies by Jane Cutler

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Noble

Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish

Elaine and the Flying Frog by Heidi Change

Families Are Different by Nina Pellegrini

Follow that Fish by Joanne Oppenheim

Four on the Shore by Edward Marshall

Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

The Frog Prince by Edith Tarcov

The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord

The Golly Sisters Go West by Betsy Byars

The Golly Sisters Ride Again by Betsy Byars

Grandmas at the Lake by Emily A. McCully

Grandpa Comes to Stay by Rob Lewis

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson

Here Comes the Strikeout by Leonard Kessler

Hooray for the Golly Sisters by Betsy Byars

Ibis: a True Whale Story by John Himmelman

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

Jamaica and Brianna by Juanita Havill

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

John F. Kennedy by Judy Emerson

The Know-Nothings by Michelle Spirn

A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

Lightning by Helen Frost

Lionel and Louise by Stephen Krensky

M & M series by Pat Ross

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

Mae Jemison by Eric Braun

The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby

Messy Bessey’s Closet by Patricia McKissack

The Messy Lot by Larry Brimner

Monster Movie by Joanna Cole

More Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen

More Tales of Oliver Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen

Mount Rushmore by Lola Schaefer

Nate the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat

No Tooth, No Quarter! by Jon Buller

The Noodle Game by Larry Brimner

The Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola

Rain by Gail Saunders-Smith

Rollo and Tweedy and the Ghost at Dougal Castle by Laura Allen

Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathman

Saving Water by Rebecca Olien

The Secret of Foghorn Island by Geoffrey Hayes

Sheep by Peter Brady

Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin HenkesShipwreck Saturday by Bill Cosby

The Sidewalk Patrol by Larry Brimner

The Smallest Cow in the World by Katherine Paterson

Soccer Cousins by Jean Marzollo

Space Rock by Jon Buller

Stan the Hot Dog Man by Ethel & Leonard Kessler

Susan B. Anthony by Martha Rustad

Theodore Roosevelt by Lola Schaefer

The Three Bears by Paul Galdone

Three by the Sea by Edward Marshall

Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera Williams

Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat by Sara Miller

Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog by Sara Miller

Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner

Zack’s Alligator by Shirley Mozelle