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 Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Anna Is Still Here by Ida Vos

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Around the World in a Hundred Years: From Henry the Navigator to Magellen by

Jean Fritz

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White

Bloomability by Sharon Creech

Blue Willow by Doris Gates

By the Great Horn Spoon! By Sid Fleischman

Calico Bush by Rachel Field

The Cay by Theodore Taylor

Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech

The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher

The Dark Stairs by Betsy Byars

Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin

Dogsong by Gary PaulsenDrylongso by Virginia Hamilton

The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

The Green Book by Jill Paton Walsh

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Holes by Louis Sachar

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele

Lincoln: a Photobiography by Russell Freedman

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien

Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech

The Pool of Fire by John Christopher

Rascal by Sterling North

So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Watkins

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? By Patricia McKissack

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The White Mountains by John Christopher

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Yolonda’s Genius by Carol Fenner