Recommended Reading

Grades Preschool To Kindergarten

  • Bemelmans, LudwigMadeleine
  • Berenstain, Stan and JanThe Berenstain Bears
  • Bridwell, NormanClifford, the Big Red Dog
  • Carle, EricThe Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Johnson, CrockettHarold and the Purple Crayon
  • Parish, PeggyAmeila Bedelia
  • Piper, WattyThe Little Engine That Could
  • Potter, BeatrixThe Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Seuss, Dr.Green Eggs and Ham
  • Viorst, JudithAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Grades 1 Through 3

  • Dahl, RoaldCharlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • De Poala, Tomie – The Art Lesson
  • Hoffman, MaryAmazing Grace
  • Sendak, MauriceWhere the Wild Things Are
  • Seuss, Dr.The Cat in the Hat
  • Silverstein, ShelThe Giving Tree
  • Silverstein, ShelWhere the Sidewalk Ends
  • White, E.B.Charlotte's Web
  • Wilder, Laura I.Little House on the Prairie
  • William, MargeryThe Velveteen Rabbit

Grades 4 Through 6

  • Baum, L. FrankThe Wizard of Oz
  • Blume, JudyTales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Farley, WalterThe Black Stallion
  • Gipson, FredOld Yeller
  • Hiller, B.B.The Karate Kid
  • Lewis, C.S.The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Rawls, WilsonWhere the Red Fern Grows
  • Rockwell, ThomasHow to Eat Fried Worms
  • Rowling, J.K.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Sewell, AnnaBlack Beauty

Grades 7 Through 9

  • Alcott, Louisa MayLittle Women
  • Crew, LindaChildren of the River
  • Hemingway, ErnestThe Old Man and the Sea
  • Lewis, C. S. – The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Montgomery, Lucy MaudAnne of Green Gables
  • Shakespeare, WilliamRomeo and Juliet
  • Staples, Suzanne FisherHaveli
  • Stone, IrvingThe Agony and the Ecstasy
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit
  • Twain, MarkThe Prince and the Pauper

Grades 10 Through 12

  • Adams, RichardWatership Down
  • Austen, JanePride and Prejudice
  • Crane, StephenThe Red Badge of Courage
  • Dostoevsky, FyodorCrime and Punishment
  • Frank, AnneDiary of a Young Girl
  • Morrison, ToniBeloved
  • Rand, AynFountainhead
  • Shakespeare, WilliamHamlet
  • Twain, MarkAdventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Tyler, AnneThe Accidental Tourist
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