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!


An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle

April Morning by Howard Fast

Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers

The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz

Greenwitch by Susan Cooper

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

Homesick, My Own Story by Jean Fritz

Hoops by Walter Dean MyersIzzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt

Peter Pan by James M. Barrie

Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor

Letters from a Slave Girl by Mary E. Lyons

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

Make Way for Sam Houston by Jean Fritz

Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman

The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

Over Sea, under Stone by Susan Cooper

The Road to Memphis by Mildred Taylor

Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell

Seaward by Susan Cooper

Traitor, the Case of Benedict Arnold by Jean Fritz

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Zlata’s Diary by Zlata Filipovic