In The Reading Room

Mix and Match Primary

Entering First Grade:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - by Judith Viorst
Amazing Grace - by Mary Hoffman
Ameila Bedelia Series - by Peggy Parish
Arthur Series by Marc Brown
Babar Series by de Brunhoff
Beatrix Potter Books
Clifford Series
by Norman
Dr. Seuss Books
Eric Carle Books
Fairy Tales & Folk Tales
Jane Yolen Books
Jumanji -
by Chris Van Allsburg
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse -
by Kevin Henkes
Madeline -
by Ludwig Bemelmans
Math Curse -
by Jon Scieszka
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble -
by William Steig
Tall Tales

Early Readers:

Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
Henry and Mudge Series by Cynthis Rylant
Poppleton Series
by Cynthia Rylant

Entering Second Grade:

A - Z Mystery Series by Ron Roy
Cam Jansen Series
by David Adler
Horrible Harry Series
by Suzy Kline
Junie B. Jones
by Barbara Park
Gooney Bird Greene
by Lowry
Nate the Great Series
by Marjorie Sharmar

Short Novels:

All Star Fever: A Peach Street Mudders Story by Matt Christopher
Ramona Series
by Beverly Cleary
B is for Betsy
by Carolyn Haywood

Novels to Read with Your Children:

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl
Stuart Little
by E.B. White


Any poetry books by Jack Preslutsky
Any poetry books
by Shel Silverstein
Bing Bang Boing
by Florian
This Land is Your Land
by Woodie Guthrie

Mix and Match Intermediate

Entering Third Grade:

Babymouse Series by Holm
Baseball Fever
by Hurwitz
Because of Winn Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Case for Jenny Archer,
by Ellen Conford
The Cricket in Times Square,
George Seldon
Freckly Juice
by Judy Blume
The Greatest Skating Race
by Borden
Hardy Boys Mysteries
by Betsy Duffy
How to be Cool in Third Grade
by Julian
Secret Agent, Ann Camero
Little House on the Prairie Series
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Nancy Drew Mysteries
by Keene
Time Warp Trio Series
by Jon Scieszka
The Secret of Droon Series
by Tony Abott

More Challenging:

Wizard of Oz by Baum
Will You Sign Here John Hancock?
by Fritz
The Whipping Boy
by Fleischman
Tale of Despereaux
by DiCamillo
The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle
by Lofting

Entering Fourth Grade:

Babe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Gutman
Dinotopia, Gurney
The Doll People
by Martin
I, Freddy
by Reiche
Iroquois Stories
by Bruchac
Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaiu'lani of Hawaii, Stanley
My Side of the Mountain
by George
The Sisters Grimm Series
by Buckley
Soldier's Heart
by Paulson
The Spiderwick Chronicles
by DiTerizzi
The Watsons go to Birmingham
by Curtis
Wrinkle in Time
by L'Engle

More Challenging:

Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis
Danny, Champion of the World
by Dahl
Half Magic
by Eager
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by O'Dell
Lilly's Crossing
by Giff
Maniac Magee
by Spinelli
The Toothpaste Millionaire
by Merrill
Top Secret
by Gardiner

Entering Fifth Grade:

Abel's Island by Steig
Artemis Fowl Series
by Colfar
The Boy Who Saved Baseball
by Ritter
Caddie Woodlawn
by Brink
Catherine, Called Birdie
by Cushman
The Clock
by Collier
Crispin:   The Cross of Lead
by Avi
by Yap
Ella Enchanted
by Levine
Granny Torrielli Makes Soup
by Creech
The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark
by Blumberg
Mrs. Frimsby and the Rats of NIMH
by O'Brien
The Landry News
by Clements
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane
by DiCamillo
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade
by DeClements
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Taylor
Walk Two Moons
by Creech

More Challenging:

Alex Rider Series by Horowitz
A Long Way From Chicago
by Peck
Esperanza Rising
by Ryan
The Hobbit by Tolkien
Lincoln: A Photo biography
by Freeman
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by Lewis
Olive's Ocean
by Henkes
Out of the Dust
by Hesse
by Jacques
Series of Unfortunate Events
by Snicket
Treasure Island
by Stevenson

by Paulson


Doodle Dandies: Poems at a Glance, Lewis
Insectopedia: Poems and Paintings,
Joyful Noise: Poems in Two Voices
by Fleischman
Sad Underwear and Other Complications,
Where the Sidewalk Ends,

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