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



Absolutely True Story: How I Visited Yellowstone Park… by Willo Roberts

Ace: the Very Important Pig by Dick King-Smith

Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales by Joyce Arkhurst

After the Goat Man by Betsy Byars

Asteroids by Gregory Vogt

Attack on Pearl Harbor by Tom McGowen

Babe Ruth by Guernsey Van Riper

Backward Bird Dog by Bill Wallace

Black Gold by Marguerite Henry

Born to Trot by Marguerite Henry

The Boston Tea Party by Conrad Stein

The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar

The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida

Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen

The Bully of Barkham Street by Mary Stolz

The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol R. Brink

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

The Central Pacific Railroad by Clark Evans

The Challenger Disaster by Tim McNeese

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Children of Christmas by Cynthia Rylant

The Choctaw by Rachel Koestler-Grack

Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic by Lydia WeaverThe Computer by Gayle Worland

The Dark-Thirty by Patricia McKissack

Deserts by Neil Morris

Devil’s Bridge by Cynthia DeFelice

A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace

A Dog on Barkham Street by Mary Stolz

Dominic by William Steig

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth

The Family under the Bridge by Natalie Carlson

Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

Fire in the Sky by Candice Ransom

Flight by Robert Burleigh

Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher

Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

Freedom Crossing by Margaret Clark

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Gentle Annie: the True Story of a Civil War Nurse by Mary Shura

The Girl-Son by Anne Neuberger

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Harry Houdini: Master of Magic by Robert Kraske

Hatchet by Brian Paulsen

Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw? by Patricia Giff

Hello, My Name Is Scrambled Eggs by Jamie Gilson

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Hydroelectric Power by Josepha Sherman

Iggie’s House by Judy Blume

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne R. Banks

The Inuit by Rachel Koestler-Grack

The Iroquois by Rachel Koestler-Grack

The Island by Gary Paulsen

Jar of Dreams by Yoshiko Uchida

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E.L.Konigsburg

Just Call Me Stupid by Tom Birdseye

Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry

The Landry News by Andrew Clements

Leonardo da Vinci by Barbara Witteman

The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli

A Long Way To Go: a Story of Women’s Right to Vote by Zibby O’Neal

Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler

Louis Pasteur by Kremena Spengler

Love You, Soldier by Amy Hest

Mary Cassatt by B. A. Hoena

Math Wiz by Betsy Duffey

Meet Calliope Day by Charles Haddad

Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. by James de Kay

Megan’s Island by Willo RobertsMichelangelo by Shelly Sateren

Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville

Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki

Nasty, Stinky Sneakers by Eve Bunting

The Navajo by Therese DeAngelis

No More Magic by Avi

The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz

Norway by Elaine Landau

The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline by Lois Lowry

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holm

Phoebe and the General by Judith Griffin (Alternate title: Phoebe the Spy)

Picasso by Shelly Sateren

Pigs Might Fly by Dick King-Smith

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

Pioneer Girl: the Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson

The Pony Express by Peter Anderson

The Radio by Gail Worland

The River by Gary Paulsen

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Saudi Arabia by Wende Fazio

Shiloh by Phyllis R. Naylor

Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

The Space Race by Tim McNeese

Spider Boy by Ralph Fletcher

Staying Nine by Pam Conrad

Stray by Dick King-Smith

Strider by Beverly Cleary

Stuart Little by E. B. White

Sun and Spoon by Kevin Henkes

The Television by Marc Nobleman

This Place Is Wet: The Brazilian Rain Forest by Vicki Cobb

Thurgood Marshall by Karen Gibson

Tomorrow’s Wizard by Patricia MacLachlan

The Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor

The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

Tutankhamen’s Gift by Robert Sabuda

Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Women Explorers of the Mountains by Jetty Kahn

Women Explorers of the Oceans by Jetty Kahn

Zeely by Virginia Hamilton