• Recommended Reading


    3rd Grade


    Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

    A Boy Called Bat by Elana Arnold

    Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

    The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

    The Eerie Elementary series by Jack Chabert

    The Year of the Garden by Andrea Chen

    Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo

    Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes

    A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy

    The Dragon Masters series by Tracey West

    Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon


    4th Grade

    The Book Scavenger series by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

    Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

    Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

    Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

    Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series by Chris Grabenstein

    The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

    The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

    Holes by Louis Sachar

    I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

    Front Desk by Kelly Yang


    5th Grade


    Booked by Kaime Alexander

    Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett

    The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

    Fish on a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

    Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

    Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

    Smile by Raina Telgemeier


    6th Grade


    The True Confessions of Sarah Doyle by Avi

    The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

    Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech

    The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan

    One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

    Refugee by Alan Gratz

    The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

    The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

    A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

    Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead