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! 



Bad Girls by Cynthia Voigt

Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Birds of Prey by Snead Collard

Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken

The Boggart by Susan Cooper

The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danziger

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman

Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty

Crash by Jerry Spinelli

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp by Richard Peck

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

The Fledgling by Jane Langton

Freedom Train by Dorothy Sterling

A Gathering of Days by Joan Blos

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

An Indian Winter by Russell Freedman

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Merlin and the Dragons by Jane Yolen

Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Night Journeys by Avi

Nothing But the Truth by Avi

Number the Stars by Lois LowryOnion John by Joseph Krumgold

P.S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger

The Perilous Road by William O. Steele

Ragweed by Avi

The Real Thief by William Steig

The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner by Walter Dean Myers

Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks

The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska

Some of the Kinder Planets by Tim Wynne-Jones

Stay! Keeper’s Story by Lois Lowry

The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

War Comes to Willy Freeman by James Lincoln Collier

When Justice Failed: The Fred Korematsu Story by Steven Chin

Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? By Jerry Spinelli

The Winged Cat by Deborah Lattimore

The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum