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!



Abraham Lincoln by Lola Schaefer

Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Amanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver by Jean van Leeuwen

Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish

Animal Tracks by Arthur Dorros

Astronauts by Tami Deedrick

Beans on the Roof by Betsy Byars

The Best Worst Day by Bonnie Graves

Cam Jansen series by David Adler

The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia R. Giff

Cannonball Chris by Jean Marzollo

Cargo Ships by Adele Richardson

Cesar Chavez by Lola Schaefer

Chang’s Paper Pony by Eleanor Coerr

Chickens by Peter Brady

The Curse of the Cobweb Queen by Geoffrey Hayes

Desert Giant: the World of the Saguaro Cactus by Barbara Bash

Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Penner

Dinosaur Days by Joyce Milton

Dinosaur Hunters by Kate McMullan

Diplodocus by Daniel Cohen

The Dog that Stole Home by Matt Christopher

Dragon Breath by Jan O’Connor

The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth S. Gannett

Everybody’s Best Friend by Larry Brimner

Finding Providence: the Story of Roger Williams by Avi

Football Friends by Jean MarzolloGeorge and Martha series by James Marshall

George Washington by Lola Schaefer

The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone

Grasshopper on the Road by Arnold Lobel

Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Mike Graf

Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo

Hill of Fire by Thomas Lewis

Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline

How Much Is that Guinea Pig in the Window? by Joanne Rocklin

Hungry, Hungry Sharks by Joanna Cole

Jane Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees by Bette Birnbaum

Jennifer, Too by Juanita Havill

The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Burton

Little Penguin’s Tale by Audrey Wood

A Little Shopping by Cynthia Rylant

The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin

Magic Fish by Freya Littledale

Magic Money by David Adler

Maiasaura by Daniel Cohen

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Lola Schaefer

Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher’s House by Louis Sachar

Mary Marony, Mummy Girl by Suzy Kline

Mermaid Island by Margaret Frith

Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

The Mummy’s Gold by Kate McMullan

Old Enough for Magic by Anola Pickett

Pee Wee Scouts series by Judy Delton

Perfect the Pig by Susan Jeschke

Pigs by Peter Brady

Pinky and Rex series by James Howe

Pony Trouble by Dale Gasque

The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston

Rescue Helicopters by Rebecca Olien

Science – Just Add Salt by Sandra Markle

Sets: Sorting into Groups by Michele Koomen

Sound, Heat and Light: Energy at Work by Melvin Berger

Spoiled Rotten by Barthe DeClements

Storms by Seymour Simon

Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen

The Three Blind Mice Mystery by Stephen Krensky

Through Grandpa’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlanTooter Pepperday by Jerry Spinelli

The True Story of Balto by Natalie Standiford

A Very Strange Dollhouse by Jennifer Dussling

Weather Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Whales – the Gentle Giants by Joyce Milton

When the Giants Came to Town by Marcia Leonard

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Zoo Keepers by Tami Deedrick