Suggested Reading Lists and Supply Lists



Books About Me

I Like Me! by Nancy L. Carlson

I Like to Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow

The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

My Five Senses by Aliki

Owen by Kevin Henkes

When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer

Stories with a pattern using rhyme or rhythm

Curious George by H. A. Rey

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone

Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág

What’s in Fox’s Sack? by Paul Galdone

Beginning, Middle, and End Concept

Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Color and Counting Books

Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting Book by Paul Giganti Jr.

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert

Frog Counts to Ten by John Liebler

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? by Tana Hoban

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Ten Bears in My Bed: A Goodnight Countdown by Stanley Mack

Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban


Fun Books to Share

And I Mean It, Stanley by Crosby Bonsall

• Arthur series by Marc Brown

A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon

• Berenstain Bear series by Jan and Stan Berenstain

• Clifford series by Norman Bridwell

Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish

The Eye Book by Theo LeSieg

• Franklin series by Paulette Bourgeois

• Froggy series by Jonathan London

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

• Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

• Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer

Morris the Moose by Bernard Wiseman

• Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Learning to Read Series

• Hello Reader!

• I Can Read Books

• Puffin Easy-to-Read

• Step Into Reading Levels 1–4

Alphabet Books

Animalia by Graeme Baese

The Icky Bug Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta

Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

Classics to Read to a First Grader

Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

When Will I Read? by Miriam Cohen


School Stories

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Arthur’s Prize Reader by Lillian Hoban

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble

Fish Face by Patricia Reilly Giff

• Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard

• Polk Street Gang series by Patricia Reilly Giff

Books About Friends

A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban

The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room by Patricia Reilly Giff

Fox on the Job by James Marshall

Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

Horrible Harry and the Green Slime by Suzy Kline

Pinky and Rex by James Howe

Historical Fiction

• American Girls series

Deputy Dan and the Bank Robbers by Joseph Rosenbloom

Kamishibai Man by Allen Say


School Stories

Kirsten Learns a Lesson: A School Story by Janet Beeler Shaw

Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Great Series Books

• Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish

• American Girl series

• Arthur series by Marc Brown

• Berenstain Bears series by Jan and Stan Berenstain

• Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

• Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol

• Eyewitness Science Explorers

• Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant

• Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline

• Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

• Nancy Drew Notebooks by Carolyn Keene early series

• Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton

• Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff

School Stories

4B Goes Wild by Jamie Gilson

Harriet, the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

My Teacher Fried My Brains by Bruce Coville

Ramona and Her Father by Beverley Cleary

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Mystery and Adventure Stories

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop (Challeng­ing independent read)

Culpepper’s Cannon by Gary Paulsen

Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man by Donald J. Sobol

Julian, Secret Agent by Ann Cameron

Historical Fiction

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgleish

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Well by Mildred D. Taylor (Challenging independent read)

Series Books

• The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin

• Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

• Cam Jansen by David A. Adler

• Goosebumps by R. L. Stine

• The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon

• Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

• Marvin Redpost series Louis Sachar

• Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene

• A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

The Stories that Julian Tells by Ann Cameron


Great Reads

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsberg

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Holes by Louis Sachar

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park

Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Mystery and Adventure

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Challeng­ing independent read)

Newbery Medal and Honor Books

Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman

Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep (Challenging indepen­dent read)

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

Homesick, My Own Story by Jean Fritz

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

Historical Fiction

Black Stallion by Walter Farley (Challenging independent read)

Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac

Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell

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