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 !



Addy series (American Girls) by Connie Porter

The Airplane by Julie Sinclair

The Alamo by Tom McGowen

Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville

All about Deer by Jim Arnosky

All about Owls by Jim Arnosky

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

Amazing but True Sports Stories by Phyllis Hollander

Anastasia Krupnik series by Lois Lowry

And Still the Turtle Watched by Sheila MacGill-Callahan

Animal Ark series by Ben Baglio

Antarctica by David Peterson

Australia by David Peterson

The Automobile by Julie Sinclair

Babe, the Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith

Beetles Lightly Toasted by Phyllis R. Naylor

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Lovelace

The Bicycle by Larry Hills

The Big Wave by Pearl Buck

Black Diamond: the Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Patricia McKissack

Black-Eyed Susan by Jennifer Armstrong

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura I. Wilder

Canada by Elaine Landau

The Cat who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

Centerburg Tales by Robert McCloskey

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Class Trip to the Cave of Doom by Kate McMullan

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Erosion by Becky OlienFarmer Boy by Laura I. Wilder

Felicity series (American Girls) by Valerie Tripp

Florence Nightingale by Lucile Davis

Fourth Grade Wizards by Barthe DeClements

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Steve Potts

Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume

George Washington by T.M. Suel

The Ghost on Saturday Night by Sid Fleischman

Grandpa’s Face by Eloise Greenfield

Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson

Hannah of Fairfield by Jean Van Leeuwen

Harry’s Mad by Dick King-Smith

Homer Price by Robert McCloskey

India by Elaine Landau

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Jim Ugly by Sid Fleischman

John Adams by Muriel Dubois

Josefina series (American Girls) by Valerie Tripp

Junebug by Alice Mead

Just Juice by Karen Hesse

Kirsten series (American Girls) by Janet Shaw

Langston Hughes by B. A. Hoena

The Lemonade Trick by Scott Corbett

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura I. Wilder

Little House on the Prairie by Laura I. Wilder

The Long Winter by Laura I. Wilder

The Lost Flower Children by Janet T. Lisle

Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories by Rosemary Wells

Medieval Feast by Aliki

Mixed-up Max by Dick King-Smith

Molly series (American Girls) by Valerie Tripp

Mostly Michael by Robert K. Smith

The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires

Native American Stories by Joseph Bruchac

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura I. Wilder

On the Banks of the Bayou by Roger MacBride

Onion Tears by Diana Kidd

Outside and Inside Bats by Sandra Markle

Outside and Inside Kangaroos by Sandra Markle

Outside and Inside Sharks by Sandra Markle

Outside and Inside Snakes by Sandra Markle

The Pennsylvania Colony by Martin Hintz

Peru by Elaine Landau

Peter Tchaikovsky by Mike Venezia

Picasso by Mike Venezia

Prairie Songs by Pam ConradA Rain Forest Tree by Lorien Kite

The Roar of the Crowd by Bill Wallace

Sacagawea by Barbara Wittman

Sierra by Diane Siebert

The Solar System by Gregory Vogt

Soup by Robert Peck

Superfudge by Judy Blume

The Supreme Court by Patricia Quiri

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Technical Foul by Bill Wallace

The Telephone by Marc Nobleman

There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar

There’s an Owl in the Shower by Jean C. George

The Toilet Paper Tigers by Gordon Korman

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Whose Side Are You on? by Emily Moore

You Be the Jury by Marvin Miller