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 Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

Blubber by Judy Blume

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars

The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston

Cleopatra by Diane Stanley

Cut from the Same Cloth by Robert San Souci

Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz

Earthquakes by Seymour Simon

The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key

Galaxies by Seymour Simon

George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff

The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow by Ann Turner

Going Solo by Roald Dahl

The Great Brain by John Dennis Fitzgerald

Guests by Michael Dorris

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos

Leon’s Story by Leon Tillage

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Lizard Music by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Lost Star by Patricia Lauber

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The Man Who Was Poe by Avi

The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes

More Adventures of the Great Brain by John Fitzgerald

My Brother Louis Measures Worms by Barbara Robinson

Nobel Prize Winners by Carlotta Hacker

A Picture of Freedom by Patricia McKissack

A Rat’s Tale by Tor Seidler

The Return of the Great Brain by John Fitzgerald

Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell

Something Upstairs by Avi

Sounder by William Armstrong

Standing in the Light by Mary Pope Osborne

They Shall Be Heard by Kate Connell

A Time Apart by Diane Stanley

Tom, Babette and Simon by Avi

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman

The Wish Giver by Bill Brittain

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen