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!


A to Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy

Abraham Lincoln: President of a Divided Country by Carol Green

Adam Joshua Capers series by Janice L. Smith

Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger

Amphibians by Adele Richardson

Ankylosaurus by Daniel Cohen

Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm by Carla Stevens

Apatosaurus by Daniel Cohen

Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke

Australia by Katie Bagley

Be a Friend to Trees by Patricia Lauber

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes

Behind the Couch by Mordicai Gerstein

Benjamin Franklin: a Man with Many Jobs by Carol Greene

Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett

Black Elk: a Man with a Vision by Carol Greene

Blackberries in the Dark by Mavis Jukes

The Boonsville Bombers by Alison Herzig

Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble

Busybody Nora by Johanna Hurwitz

The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster by James PrellerThe Case of the Spooky Sleepover by James Preller

Catwings by Ursula LeGuin

Christopher Columbus: a Great Explorer by Carol Greene

The Cloud Book by Tomie DePaola

Danger Guys by Tony Abbott

Daniel Boone: Man of the Forests by Carol Greene

Don’t Call Me Beanhead by Susan Wojciechowski

Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Doctor by Carol Greene

Elizabeth the First: Queen of England by Carol Greene

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Europe by Mike Graf

Everglades National Park by Mike Graf

Experiment with Water by Bryan Murphy

Favorite Greek Myths by Mary P. Osborne

Figure Skating by Larry Brimner

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates by Susan Shreve

Fly Homer Fly by Bill Peet

The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers by Clinton Cox

The Gadget War by Ann Douglas

George Washington Carver: Scientist and Teacher by Carol Greene

George Washington: First President of the U.S. by Carol Greene

A Gift for Mama by Esther Hautzig

A Glass Slipper for Rosie by Patricia R. Giff

Golf by Christin Ditchfield

Good Dog, Bonita by Patricia R. Giff

Hannah by Gloria Whelan

Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks

Hey, New Kid by Betsy Duffey

The House on Walenska Street by Charolotte Herman

How a Book Is Made by Aliki

How Is a Crayon Made? by Frank Oz

How to Be Cool in the Third Grade by Betsy Duffey

Ice Hockey by Christin Ditchfield

Invisible Stanley by Jeff Brown

It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball by Jim O’Connor

Jenius – the Amazing Guinea Pig by Dick King-Smith

Johann Sebastian Back: Great Man of Music by Carol Greene

John Chapman: the Man Who Was Johnny Appleseed by Carol Greene

John Philip Souza: the March King by Carol Greene

Julian series by Ann Cameron

Katherine Dunham, Black Dancer by Carol Greene

Key to the Treasure by Peggy Parish

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Author of the Little House Books by Carol Greene

The Leftovers series by Tristan HowardLemurs, Lorises, and Other Lower Primates by Patricia Martin

Leontyne Price: Opera Superstar by Sylvia Williams

Lili the Brave by Jennifer Armstrong

Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year by Kate Waters

Llama Pajamas by Susan Clymer

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind by Margaret Davidson

Ludwig van Beethoven: Musical Pioneer by Carol Greene

Luke’s Bully by Elizabeth Winthrop

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Martin Luther King, Jr.: a Man Who Changed Things by Carol Greene

Max Malone series by Charlotte Herman

Microscopes by Adele Richardson

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston

My Name Is Maria Isabel by Alma Flor Ada

The Mystery of the Phantom Pony by Lynn Hall

Next Spring an Oriole by Gloria Whelan

Not-So-Perfect Rosie by Patricia R. Giff

Pioneer Cat by William Hooks

Pirate’s Promise by Clyde Bulla

Pitching Trouble by Stephen Kroll

Pompeii… Buried Alive by Edith Kunhardt

Pteranodon by Daniel Cohen

Puppy Love by Betsy Duffey

Rachel Carson: Friend of Nature by Carol Greene

Return of the Home Run Kid by Matt Christopher

Roberto Clemente: Baseball Superstar by Carol Greene

Rumpelstiltskin by Paul Zelinsky

Save the Manatee by Alison Friesinger

School’s Out by Johanna Hurwitz

Second Chance by Stephen Kroll

Shadow of the Wolf by Gloria Whelan

Shark Lady: The Adventures of Eugenie Clark by Ann McGovern

Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Bulla

Sidewalk Story by Sharon Mathis

Silver by Gloria Whelan

Someone Is Following Pip Ramsey by Ron Roy

Something Queer mystery series by Elizabeth Levy

Song Lee series by Suzy Kline

Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Bulla

Stanley and the Magic Lamp by Jeff Brown

Stegosaurus by Daniel Cohen

Striped Ice Cream by Joan Lexau

The Summer Olympics by Bob Knotts

Telescopes by Adele Richardson

Tennis by Christin DitchfieldThomas Jefferson: Author, Inventor, President by Carol Greene

Throw-Away Pets by Betsy Duffey

Thurgood Marshall: First Black Supreme Court Justice by Carol Greene

The Titanic, Lost… and Found by Judy Donnelly

To the Top! by Sydelle A. Kramer

A Toad for Tuesday by Russell Erickson

Triceratops by Daniel Cohen

The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War by Emily Little

True-Life Treasure Hunts by Judy Donnelly

26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola

Volleyball by Christin Ditchfield

Voting by Sarah De Capua

Walking the Road to Freedom by Jeri Ferris

Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar

What Makes a Bird a Bird? by May Garelick

What’s the Matter, Kelly Beans? by Judith Enderle

White Bird by Clyde Bulla

Winter Olympics by Larry Brimner

Witch Hunt: It Happened in Salem Village by Stephen Krensky

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Musical Genius by Carol Greene

Wolves: Life in the Pack by Lola Schaefer

Working Cotton by Sherley Williams

Wrong Way Around Magic by Ruth Chew

Yellowstone National Park by Mike Graf

Yosemite National Park by Mike Graf

You’re Out by Stephen Kroll