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!



Against the Odds by Joe Layden

All About Sam by Lois Lowry

Amazing but True Sports Stories by Phyllis Hollander

Attaboy Sam by Lois Lowry

Baby Island by Carol R. Brink

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Book of Black Heroes from A to Z by Wade Hudson

The Bicycle Man by Allen Say

Bunnicula by James Howe

The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars

The Canada Geese Quilt by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Circle of Gold by Candy Boyd

The Daring Rescue of Marlon the Swimming Pig by Susan Saunders

The Dragon series by Jackie Koller

Eddie and the Fire Engine by Carolyn Haywood

Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary

Emily’s Runaway Imagination by Beverly Cleary

Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald Sobol

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Felicia the Critic by Ellen Conford

Felita by Nicholasa Mohr

Finding the Titanic by Robert Ballard

Five Brave Explorers by Wade Hudson

Five Notable Inventors by Wade Hudson

The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key

George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz

George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Gerbilitis by Stephanie Spinner

The Ghost Fox by Laurence Yep

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

A Girl Called Al by Constance GreeneA Head Full of Notions: A Story about Robert Fulton by Andy Bowen

Helen Keller by Stewart Graff

Hot Fudge Hero by Pat Brisson

Howliday Inn by James Howe

The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon B. Mathis

Hurricanes: Wild Weather by Lorri Hopping

If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln by Ann McGovern

If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War by Kay Moore

If You Lived With the Sioux Indians by Ann McGovern

If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine

If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine

The Indian School by Gloria Whelan

It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni

Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler

Jazz, Pizzazz, and the Silver Threads by Mary Quattlebaum

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Walter and Mildred Pitts

Koi’s Python by Miriam Moore and Penny Taylor

Koya Delaney and the Good Girl Blues by Eloise Greenfield

Last Chance for Magic by Ruth Chew

Last Look by Clyde Bulla

A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Bulla

The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole

The Magic Squad and the Dog of Great Potential by Mary Quattlebaum

Martin’s Mice by Dick King-Smith

The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds

The Minpins by Roald Dahl

Mixed-Up Max by Dick King-Smith

A Nose for Trouble by Nancy Wilson

Odds on Oliver by Constance Greene

Oh, Brother by Johnnice Wilson

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest by Jean C. George

Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11 by Amy Hest

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

The School Mouse by Dick King-Smith

Shoebag by Mary James

The Skates of Uncle Richard by Carol Fenner

The Spray-Paint Mystery by Angela Medearis

Stone Fox by John R. Gardiner

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell by Margaret Davidson

The Story of Harriet Tubman by Kate McMullen

The Tales of Olga da Polga by Michael Bond

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

A Taste of Blackberries by Doris B. SmithTime Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka

Tornadoes! by Lorraine Hopping

Tut’s Mummy: Lost and Found by Judy Donnelly

Twisters and Other Terrible Storms by Will and Mary P. Osborne

The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Wall by Eve Bunting

Wayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

Who Stole The Wizard of Oz? by Avi

Wild and Woolly Mammoths by Aliki

Witch’s Cat by Ruth Chew

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear by Lensey Namioka