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! 

Abel’s Island by William Steig

Afternoon of the Elves by Janet T. Lisle

Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves by Peter and Connie Roop

Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry

All Alone in the Universe by Lynne R. Perkins

The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal by Cheryl Harness

Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad by Pamela Edwards

Beautiful Land by Nancy Antle

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Boys against Girls by Phyllis R. Naylor

Brave Irene by William Steig

Brigham Young by Cory Gunderson

Caleb’s Choice by G. Clifton Wisler

Calico Captive by Elizabeth G. Speare

The Cartoonist by Betsy Byars

The Cherokee by Therese DeAngelis

Children of the Longhouse by Joseph Bruchac

The Civil War by Kerry Graves

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

The Cybil War by Betsy Byars

The Day It Rained Forever: the Story of the Johnstown Flood by Virginia Gross

The Dollhouse Murders by Betty R. Wright

Dorothea Dix: Social Reformer by Barbara Witteman

Eleanor by Barbara Cooney

The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me by Carol and Bill Wallace

Fossil Fuel Power by Josepha Sherman

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Geothermal Power by Josepha Sherman

The Good Master by Kate Seredy

The Grand Escape by Phyllis R. Naylor

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

How Many Days to America? by Eve Bunting

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Betty B. Lord

Ireland by Kay M. Olson

Journey by Patricia MacLachlan

Journey to Jo’burg: a South African Story by Beverley Naidoo

The Letter, the Witch and the Ring by John Bellairs

Letters from Rifka by Karen HesseLily’s Crossing by Patricia R. Giff

Lon Po Po by Ed Young

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matisse by Ellen Strum

Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid by Walter D. Myers

Mexico by Gina DeAngelis

Mississippi Bridge by Mildred Taylor

Morning Girl by Michael Dorris

Mr. President by George Sullivan

My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville

The Ojibwa by Therese DeAngelis

On My Honor by Marion Bauer

One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox

The Pinballs by Betsy Byars

Poppy by Avi

Poppy and Rye by Avi

The Pueblo by Mary Englar

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers by Gary Paulsen

Red Means Good Fortune: a Story of San Francisco’s Chinatown by Barbara Goldin

Rembrandt by Xavier Niz

The Revolutionary War by Anne Todd

The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You by Barthe DeClements

Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar

Smoky, the Cow Horse by Will James

Solar Power by Josepha Sherman

Sounder by William Armstrong

The Spanish-American War by Kerry Graves

Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson

Taking Care of Terrific by Lois Lowry

Taking Sides by Gary Soto

Time for Andrew: a Ghost Story by Mary D. Hahn

The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill

Trouble River by Betsy Byars

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Tucket’s Gold by Gary Paulsen

The Van Gogh Café by Cynthia Rylant

The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen

The War with Grandpa by Robert K. Smith

What Hearts by Bruce Brooks

Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus? by Jean Fritz

The Witch of Fourth Street, and Other Stories by Myron Levoy