Suggested Reading Lists

Suggested Reading Lists

First Grade

  • Ahlberg, Janet and Allan, Each Peach, Pear, Plum
  • Andersen, C.W., Billy and Blaze (series)
  • Anno, M., Anno’s Counting Book
    • Anno’s Alphabet
  • Barrett, Judi, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Bemelmans, Ludwig, Madeline (series)
  • Bishop, Claire H., Five Chinese Brothers
  • Bridwell, Norman, Clifford (series)
  • Brown, Marcia, Stone Soup
    • Dick Whittington and His Cat
    • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Brown, Margaret Wise, The Runaway Bunny
    • Goodnight Moon
  • Brugess, Thornton W., Mother West Wind’s Children
    • Old Mother West Wind
    • Mother West Wind’s Neighbors
  • Burton, Virginia Lee, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  • Carle, Eric, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    • The Very Busy Spider
  • Caudill, Rebecca, The Best-Loved Doll
    • Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charlie?
  • Christian, Mary Blount, Penrod Again
  • Daly, Niki, Not So Fast, Songolo
  • Duvoisin, Roger, Petunia
    • Petunia Takes a Trip
    • Petunia’s Christmas
  • Eastman, P.D., Are You My Mother?
    • Go, Dog, Go!
    • Flap Your Wings
    • Sam and the Firefly
    • The Best Nest
  • Farley, Walter, Little Black, A Pony
  • Flack, Marjorie, The Story About Ping
  • Freeman, Don, Corduroy
  • Gag, Wanda, Millions of Cats
  • Galdone, Paul, The Little Red Hen
    • The Three Bears
  • Gordon, Shirley, The Boy Who Wanted a Family
  • Hall, Adelaide, The Runaway Giant
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Tanglewood Tales: Being a Second Wonder-Book
    • The Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls
  • Hill, Elizabeth, Evan’s Corner
  • Hoff, Syd, Danny and the Dinosaur
    • Albert the Albatross
    • Julius
    • Mrs. Brice’s Mice
    • Sammy the Seal
    • And many others
  • Hurd, Edith Thacher, Johnny Lion’s Book
    • Johnny Lion’s Bad Day
    • Johnny Lion’s Rubber Boots
    • Come and Have Fun
    • Starfish
    • Stop Stop
  • Keller, Beverly, Pimm’s Place
  • Kessler, Leonard, Here Comes the Strikeout
    • Kick, Pass and Run
    • Last One in Is a Rotten Egg
    • On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
  • Kraus, Robert, Leo the Late Bloomer
  • Leaf, Munro, The Story of Ferdinand the Bull
  • Lionni, Leo, Swimmy
    • Frederick
    • Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
    • Inch by Inch
    • Fish is Fish
    • The Biggest House in the World
    • Nicolas, Where Have You Been
  • Livingston, Myra Cohn, Poems for the Very Young
  • Lobel, Arnold, On Market Street
    • Frog and Toad Together
    • Frog and Toad are Friends
    • Frog and Toad All Year
    • And others….
  • Lynd Ward, The Biggest Bear
  • Martin Jr., Bill, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • McCloskey, Robert, Blueberries for Sal
  • McCully, Emily Arnold, The Grandma Mix-up
    • Grandmas at Bat
    • Grandmas at the Lake
  • Milne, A.A., Winnie-the-Pooh
    • The House at Pooh Corner
  • Minarik, Else H., Little Bear (series)
  • Munsch, Robert, Ribbon Rescue
  • Ness, Evaline, Exactly Alike
    • Sam, Bangs and Moonshine
  • Numuroff, Laura Joffe, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    • If You Give a Pig a Pancake
  • Parish, Peggy, Amelia Bedelia (series)
  • Peppe, Rodney, The House that Jack Built
  • Pilkey, Dav, The Paperboy
  • Potter, Beatrix, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    • 22 other miniature books
  • Rylant, Cynthia, The Relatives Came
    • Henry and Mudge
  • Slobodkina, Esphyr, Caps for Sale
  • Udry, Janice May, A Tree is Nice
  • Van Woerkom, Dorothy O., Abu Ali: Three Tales of the Middle East
    • Becky and the Bear
    • The Friends of Abu Ali: Three More Tales of the Middle East
    • Meat Pies and Sausages
    • Sea Frog, City Frog
    • Tit for Tat
  • Wadsworth, Olive A., Over in the Meadow
  • Wolff, Ashley, A Year of Birds
  • Yashima, Taro, Crow Boy

Second Grade

  • Aliki, A Medieval Feast
    • Digging Up Dinosaurs
  • Andersen, C.W., Billy and Blaze (series)
  • Andersen, Hans Christian, The Ugly Duckling
    • The Little Match Girl
  • Ardizzone, Edward, Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
    • Tim and Ginger
    • Tim and Charlotte
    • Tim All Alone
    • And others…
  • Bemelmans, Ludwig, Madeline (series)
  • Bond, Michael, A Bear Called Paddington
    • Others in the series
  • Briggs, Raymond, The Snowman
  • Brown, Marc, Arthur (series)
  • Bulla, Clyde Robert, The Sword in the Tree
    • A Lion to Guard Us
    • Marco Moonlight
    • Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims
    • A Ranch for Danny
    • Riding the Pony Express
    • The Secret Valley
    • And many others….
  • Burton, Virginia Lee, The Little House
  • Carle, Eric, Twelve Tales from Aesop
  • Carlson, Natalie Savage, The Happy Orpheline
    • A Brother for the Orphelines
    • A Pet for the Orphelines
    • The Orphelines in the Enchanted Castle
    • A Grandmother for the Orphelines
    • The Family Under the Bridge
  • Cooney, Barbara, Hattie and the Wild Waves
    • Miss Rumphius
  • Daly, Maureen, The Ginger Horse
  • The Small War of Sergeant Donkey
  • DeBrunhoff, Jean and Laurent, The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
    • And many others…
  • DePaola, Tomie, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
    • The Clown of God
    • Big Anthony and the Magic Ring
    • Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato
    • Francis the Poor Man of Assisi
    • The Lady of Guadalupe
    • Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
    • Mother Goose
    • And many others…
  • Godden, Rumer, Mouse House
    • The Dragon of Og
    • Tho Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle
    • The Doll’s House
    • The Fairy Doll
    • A Kindle of Kittens
    • The Story of Holly and Ivy
  • Grimm, Brothers, Rumpelstilskin
  • Hague, Michael, Aesop’s Fables
  • Haywood, Carolyn, “B” is for Betsy (series)
    • Little Eddie (series)
  • Hoban, Russell, A Baby Sister for Frances
    • A Birthday for Frances
    • Bedtime for Frances
    • Best Friends for Frances
  • Hodges, Margaret, Saint George and the Dragon
  • Hunt, Angela Elwell, The Tale of Three Trees
  • LaFontaine, The Hare and the Tortoise
  • Lobel, Arnold, Fables
    • Frog and Toad (series)
  • McCloskey, Robert, Make Way for Ducklings
    • One Morning in Maine
    • Blueberries for Sal
  • McCord, David, Every Time I Climb a Tree
  • McCully, Emily Arnold, Mirette on the High Wire
  • Milne, A.A., Winnie the Pooh (series)
  • Monjo, F.N., The Drinking Gourd
  • Mosel, Arlene, Tikki, Tikki, Tembo
  • Parish, Peggy, Amelia Bedelia (series)
  • Peet, Bill, Pamela Camel
    • Buford, The Little Bighorn
    • Cowardly Clyde
    • Eli
  • Potter, Beatrix, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    • And many others…
  • Rylant, Cynthia, The Relatives Came
    • Henry and Mudge (series)
  • Sendak, Maurice, Where the Wild Things Are
  • Dr. Seuss, many
  • Sharmat, Mitchell, Nate the Great Series
    • Gregory, the Terrible Eater
  • Spier, Peter, Noah’s Ark
  • Steig, William, Brave Irene
    • Amos and Boris
    • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    • Dr. DeSoto
    • The Toy Brother
  • Steptoe, John, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis, A Child’s Garden of Verses
  • Stewart, Sarah, The Gardener
  • VanAllsburg, Chris, The Polar Express
  • Voirst, Judith, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Waber, Bernard, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
  • Wilde, Oscar, The Selfish Giant
  • Wiseman, Bernard, Morris and Boris (series)
  • Yashima, Taro, Crow Boy
  • Zemach, Margot, The Fisherman and His Wife

Third Grade

  • Aardema, Verna, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale
  • American Girl Series
  • Andersen, Hans Christian, Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales
  • Anno, Mitsumasa, Anno’s Italy
  • Bang, Molly, The Paper Crane
  • Bishop, Claire Huchet, Twenty and Ten
    • All Alone
  • Browning, Robert, The Pied Piper of Hamelin (illus. by Kate Greenaway)
  • Butterworth, Oliver, The Enormous Egg
    • The Trouble With Jenny’s Ear
  • Cherry, Lynne, The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
  • Childhood of Famous Americans Series
  • Clark, Ann Nolan, Little Navajo Bluebird
    • Magic Money
    • Paco’s Miracle
    • Secret of the Andes
  • Cleary, Beverly, The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Cole, Joanna, The Magic School Bus (series)
  • Collodi, Carlo, Adventures of Pinocchio
  • D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar, Book of Greek Myths
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Benjamin Franklin
    • Columbus
  • Dagliesh, Alice, Adam and the Golden Cock
    • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
    • The Columbus Story
    • The Courage of Sarah Noble
    • The Thanksgiving Story
    • Ride on the Wind
  • Dahl, Roald, James and the Giant Peach
  • Daly, Maureen, The Ginger Horse
    • The Small War of Sergeant Donkey
  • De Angeli, Marguerite, Bright-April
    • Thee, Hannah!
    • The Door in the Wall
    • Petite Suzanne
    • Henner’s Lydia
    • The Lion in the Box
    • And many others…
  • Dixon, Franklin W., The Hardy Boys (series)
  • Eager, Edward, Half Magic
  • Enright, Elizabeth, Thimble Summer
  • Estes, Eleanor, The Hundred Dresses
    • The Moffat Series: The Moffats
    • The Middle Moffat
    • Rufus
    • The Pye Series: Ginger Pye
    • Pinky Pye
  • Gannett, Ruth S., My Father’s Dragon (series)
  • Godden, Rumer, The Doll’s House
  • Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Haywoood, Carolyn, “B” is for Betsy (series)
    • Little Eddie (series)
  • Henry, Marguerite, Justin Morgan Had a Horse
    • King of the Wind
    • Misty of Chincoteague
    • And many others….
  • Hunt, Angela Elwell, The Tale of Three Trees
  • Kellogg, Steven, Johnny Appleseed
    • Mike Fink
    • Paul Bunyon
    • Pecos Bill
  • Lawson, Robert, Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin
    • Franklin, as Written by His Good Mouse, Amos
    • Captain Kidd’s Cat
    • The Fabulous Fight
    • The Great Wheel
    • Mr. Revere and I
    • Rabbit Hill
    • The Tough Winter (sequel to Rabbit Hill)
  • Lewis, C.S., The Chronicles of Narnia (series)
  • Lindgren, Astrid, Pippi Longstocking (series)
  • Lindquist, Jennie O., The Nancy Series:
    • The Golden Name Day
    • The Little Silver House
    • The Crystal Tree
  • Lovelace, Maud Hart, The Betsy series:
    • Betsy-Tacy
    • Betsy-Tacy and Tib
    • Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
    • Betsy and Tacy over the Big Hill
    • More in this series to read as reading progresses…
  • MacDonald, Betty, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (series)
  • Moody, Ralph, Come On, Seabiscuit!
    • Kit Carson and the Wild Frontier
    • Wells Fargo
  • O’Connor, Jim, Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball
  • Norton, Mary, The Borrowers
    • The Borrowers Afield
    • The Borrowers Afloat
    • The Borrowers Aloft
  • Peterson, John, The Littles (series)
  • Politi, Leo, Song of the Swallows
  • Roop, Peter and Connie, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
  • Smith, Robert K., Chocolate Fever
  • Sobol, Donald, Encyclopedia Brown (series)
  • Steig, William, Abel’s Island
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis, A Child’s Garden of Verses
  • Stolz, M.S., A Dog on Barkham Street
  • Taylor, Sydney, All-of-a-Kind Family
    • More All-of -a-Kind Family
    • All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown
    • All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown
    • Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family
  • Van Stockum, Hilda, Andries
    • Gerrit and the Organ
    • The Winged Watchman
    • The Bantry Bay Series: The Cottage at Bantry Bay
    • Francie on the Run
    • Pegeen
    • The Mitchells Series: The Mitchells: Five for Victory
    • Canadian Summer
    • Friendly Gables
  • Vision Books, The Cure of Ars: The Priest Who Out-Talked the Devil
    • Edmund Campion: Hero of God’s Underground
    • Father Marquette and the Great Rivers
    • Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi
    • Kateri Tekakwitha: Mohawk Maid
    • St. Francis and the Seven Seas
    • St. Isaac and the Indians
    • St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio
    • St. Philip of the Joyous Heart
    • St. Pius X: The Farm Boy Who Became Pope
    • St. Therese and the Roses
  • Warner, Gertrude Chandler, The Boxcar Children (series)
  • White, E.B., Charlotte’s Web
    • Stuart Little
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls, The Little House Series:
    • Little House in the Big Woods
    • Little House on the Prairie
    • On the Banks of Plum Creek
    • By the Shores of Silver Lake
    • The Long Winter
    • Little Town on the Prairie
    • Farmer Boy
    • These Happy Golden Years
    • The First Four Years
  • Williams, Margery, The Velveteen Rabbit

Fourth Grade

  • American Girl Series
  • Auch, Mary Jane, Journey to Nowhere
  • Banks, Lynn Reid, The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Baum, Frank, The Wizard of Oz (series)
  • Bishop, Curtis, Sideline Pass
  • Brink, Carol Ryrie, Caddie Woodlawn
    • Magical Melons (sequel to Caddie Woodlawn)
    • Family Grandstand
    • Family Sabbatical (sequel to Family Grandstand)
    • Others….
  • Burnford, Sheila, The Incredible Journey
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson, A Little Princess
  • Calhoun, Mary, Katie John
  • Carroll, Lewis, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Childhood of Famous American series
  • Clarke, Pauline, The Return of the Twelves
  • Coatsworth, Elizabeth, Alice-All-by-Herself
    • Door to the North: A Saga of Fourteenth Century America
    • The Last Fort: A Story of the French Voyagers
    • The Sword of the Wilderness
    • Away Goes Sally
    • Five Bushel Farm
    • The Fair American
  • Coerr, Eleanor, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • Cohen, Barbara, Molly’s Pilgrim
  • Daugherty, James, Daniel Boone
  • D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar, Book of Greek Myths
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Benjamin Franklin
    • Columbus
  • Decker, Duane, Catcher from Double A
  • De Jong, Dola, The Level Land (World War II, Holland)
    • Return to the Level (sequel to The Level Land)
  • De Jong, Meindert, Dirk’s Dog, Bello
    • Bells of the Harbor (sequel to Dirk’s Dog, Bello)
    • Far Out on the Canal
    • The House of Sixty Fathers
    • Hurry Home, Candy
    • Shadrach
    • The Wheel on the School
  • DuBois, Wlliam Pene, The Twenty-One Balloons
  • Duncan, Jane, Camerons Ahoy!
    • Camerons at the Castle
    • Camerons Calling
    • Camerons on the Hills
    • Camerons on the Train
  • Durbin, William, The Broken Blade
  • Dygard, Thomas, Backfield Package
    • Forward Pass
    • Game Plan
    • Halfback Tough
    • Infield Hit
    • Outside Shooter
    • Many others….
  • Edmonds, Walter, The Matchlock Gun
  • Edwards, Julie, Mandy
  • Enright, Elizabeth, Thimble Summer
    • Gone-Away Lake
    • Return to Gone-Away
    • The Melendy Family series: The Saturdays
    • The Four-Story Mistake
    • Then There Were Five
  • Estes, Eleanor, The Alley
    • The Moffat Series: The Moffats
    • The Middle Moffat
    • Rufus
    • The Pye Series: Ginger Pye
    • Pinky Pye
  • Facklam, Margery, Wild Animals, Gentle Women
  • Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, Understood Betsy
  • Fleischman, Paul, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
  • Fritz, Jean, What’s the Big Idea, Benjamin Franklin?
    • Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
    • And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
    • Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?
    • Others…
  • Frost, Robert, A Swinger of Birches: Poems of Robert Frost For Young People
  • Grahame, Kenneth, The Wind in the Willows
  • Henry, Marguerite, Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
    • Justin Morgan Had a Horse
    • King of the Wind
    • Misty of Chincoteague
    • Many others…
  • Holling, Clancy, Paddle to the Sea (series)
  • Juster, Norton, The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Keene, Carolyn, Nancy Drew Series
  • Keith, Harold, Bluejay Boarders
    • Runt of Rodgers School
    • Susy’s Scoundrel
  • Will Rogers, A Boy’s Life: An Indian Territory Childhood
  • Kipling, Rudyard, Just So Stories
  • Knight, Eric, Lassie Come Home
  • Lang, Andrew, The Blue Fairy Book
    • The Pink Fairy Book
    • Many colors…
  • Lanier, Sidney, The Boy’s King Arthur
  • Langton, Jane, The Fledgling
  • Lawson, Robert, Ben and Me
    • Captain Kidd’s Cat
    • The Fabulous Fight
    • Many others…
  • Lenski, Lois, Strawberry Girl
  • Lewis, C.S., Chronicles of Narnia (series)
  • Lindquist, Jennie O., The Nancy series (see Grade 3 list)
  • Lovelace, Maud Hart, Betsy-Tacy series (see Grade 3 list)
  • MacDonald, George, The Princess and Curdie
    • The Princess and the Goblin
    • At the Back of the North Wind
    • The Golden Key
    • The Light Princess
  • McCormick, Dell J., Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe
  • McSwigan, Marie, Snow Treasure
  • Meadowcroft, Enid L., Silver for George Washington
    • By Secret Railway
    • By Wagon and Flatboat
    • Others…
  • Morey, Walt, Gentle Ben
  • Nesbit, E., Five Children and It
  • Norton, Mary, The Borrowers (series)
  • O’Brien, Robert C., Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • O’Neill, Mary, Hailstones and Halibut Bones (poems)
  • Patterson, Dr. Francine, Koko’s Kitten
  • Pearce, Philippa, Tom’s Midnight Garden
  • Pyle, Howard, The Wonder Clock
    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
    • Book of Pirates
    • Jack Ballister’s Fortunes
    • Men of Iron
    • Otto of the Silver Hand
    • The Story of Sir Lancelot and His Companions
    • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
  • Polland, Madeleine, Beorn the Proud
    • Children of the Red King
    • City of the Golden House
    • Fingal’s Quest
    • The Queen’s Blessing
    • Stranger in the Hills
  • Ransome, Arthur, The Swallows and Amazons (series)
  • Reilly, Robert T., Massacre at Ash Hollow
    • Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal
  • Robinson, Barbara, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Sawyer, Ruth, Roller Skates
    • The Year of Jubilo (sequel to Roller Skates)
  • Selden, George, The Cricket in Times Square
    • The Old Meadow
    • Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
    • Tucker’s Countryside
    • Harry’s Cat’s Pet Puppy
  • Seredy, Kate, The Good Master
    • The Singing Tree
    • The White Stag
  • Silverstein, Shel, A Light in the Attic
  • Smith, Dodie, The Hundred and One Dalmatians
    • The Starlight Barking: More about the Hundred and One
    • Dalmatians
  • Sperry, Armstrong, Call it Courage
  • Spyri, Johanna, Heidi
  • Stolz, M.S., A Dog on Barkham Street
  • Streatfeild, Noel, Ballet Shoes
    • Dancing Shoes
    • The Family at Caldecott Place
    • The Magic Summer
    • Movie Shoes
    • Party Shoes
    • Theater Shoes
    • Thursday’s Child
    • Many others…
  • Taylor, Sydney, All-of-a-Kind Family series (See Grade 3)
  • Vision Books, Biographies of Saints’ Lives (see Grade 3)
  • Warner, Gertrude Chandler, The Boxcar Children (series)
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls, Little House Series (see Grade 3)

Fifth Grade

  • Alexander, Lloyd, Chronicles of Prydian:
    • The Book of Three
    • The Black Cauldron
    • The Castle of Llyr
    • Taran Wanderer
    • The High King
  • Armstrong, William, Sounder
  • Bagnold, Enid, National Velvet
  • Babbitt, Natalie, Tuck Everlasting
  • Barrie, James, Peter Pan
  • Bertol, Roland, Sundiata: The Epic of the Lion King
  • Boston, L.M., The Children of Green Knowe
    • Treasure of Green Knowe
    • Enemy at Green Knowe
    • The River at Green Knowe
    • A Stranger at Green Knowe
    • The Stone of Green Knowe
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson, Little Lord Faunterloy
    • The Secret Garden
  • Burnford, Sheila, The Incredible Journey
  • Byars, Betsy, The Summer of the Swans
    • The Midnight Fox
    • The Eighteenth Emergency
    • After the Goat Man
  • Collum, Padraic, The Children’s Homer
    • The Golden Fleece
    • The Children of Odin
  • Conrad, Pam, Prairie Soup
  • De Jong, Meindert, The House of Sixty Fathers
    • The Wheel on the School
    • Others (see Grade 4)
  • Dixon, Franklin W., The Hardy Boys (series)
  • Dodge, Mary Mapes Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
  • Durbin, William, The Broken Blade
  • Edmonds, Walter, The Matchlock Gun
  • Enright, Elizabeth, The Melendy Family Series (See Grade 4)
    • Gone-Away Lake
    • Return to Gone-Away
  • Farley, Walter, The Black Stallion
  • Field, Rachel, Calico Bush
    • Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
  • Fitzgerald, John D., The Great Brain
    • More Adventures of the Great Brain
    • Others…
  • Forbes, Esther, Johnny Tremain
  • Ford, Lauren, Our Lady’s Book
  • Fox, Paula, The Slave Dancer
    • One-Eyed Cat
    • Blowfish Live in the Sea
    • Lily and the Lost Boy
    • The Moonlight Man
  • Freedman, Russell, Lincoln, A Photobiography
  • Gates, Doris, Blue Willow
    • Sensible Kate
    • The Elderberry Bush
  • George, Jean Craighead, Julie of the Wolves
    • My Side of the Mountain
    • The Summer of the Falcon
  • Gray, Elizabeth Janet, Adam of the Road
    • Beppy Marlowe of Charles Town
    • I Will Adventure
    • Meggy MacIntosh
    • Penn
    • Young Walter Scott
  • Hale, Lucretia P., The Complete Peterkin Papers
  • Hamilton, Virginia, The People Could Fly: American Black Folk Tales
  • Harnett, Cynthia, The Wool-Pack
    • The Writing on the Hearth
    • The Great House
    • The Merchant’s Mark
    • The Sign of the Green Falcon
    • Stars of Fortune
  • Henry, Marguerite, Misty of Chincoteague (series) (see Grade 4)
  • Holm, Anne, North to Freedom
  • Irving, Washington, Rip Van Winkle; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Johnston, Annie Fellows, The Little Colonel (series)
  • Keene, Carloyn, Nancy Drew Series
  • Keith, Harold, Rifles for Watie
  • Knight, Eric, Lassie Come Home
  • Lamb, Charles and Mary, Tales from Shakespeare
  • Lang, Andrew, The Fairy Books (many colors, see Grade 4)
  • Langton, Jane, The Fledgling
    • Her Majesty Grace Jones
    • The Boyhood of Grace Jones
  • L’Engle, Madeleine, A Wrinkle in Time
  • Lenski, Lois, Strawberry Girl
    • Bound Girl of Cobble Hill
    • Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison
    • Ocean-Born Mary
    • Phoebe Fairchild
  • Lewis, C.S., Chronicles of Narnia
  • Little, Jean, Mine for Keeps
    • From Anna
    • Look Through My Window
    • Kate (sequel to Look Through My Window)
    • Different Dragons
  • London, Jack, Call of the Wild
  • Lovelace, Maud Hart, Heaven to Betsy
    • Betsy Was A Junior
    • Betsy and Joe
    • Betsy and the Great World
    • Betsy’s Wedding
  • MacDonald, George, At the Back of the North Wind
    • Others…(see Grade 4)
  • MacGregor, Ellen, Miss Pickeell Goes to Mars
    • Miss Pickerell Goes to the Arctic
    • Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea
  • McCloskey, Robert, Homer Price
  • Meadowcroft, Enid L., Silver for George Washington
    • By Secret Railway
    • By Wagon and Flatboat
    • Others…
  • Montgomery, L.M., Anne of Green Gables (series)
  • Nesbit, Edith, Five Children and It
    • The Story of the Treasure Seekers
    • The Story of the Amulet
    • The Phoenix and dthe Carpet
    • The Railway Children
    • The Enchanted Castle
  • North, Sterling, Rascal
  • Otis, James, Toby Tyler
  • Paterson, Katherine, Bridge to Terabithia
  • Poe, Edgar Allen, Tales of Mystery and Imagination
  • Roddy, Lee, An American Adventure (series)
    • D.J. Dillon (series)
  • Sandburg, Carl, Abe Lincoln Grows Up
  • Seredy, Kate, The Good Master
    • The Singing Tree
    • The White Stag
  • Sidney, Margaret, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
  • Sperry, Armstrong, Call it Courage
  • Streatfield, Noel, Thursday’s Child
    • Ballet Shoes
    • Many others (see Grade 4)
  • Tan Books, Biographies of Saints
  • Taylor, Mildred D., Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Van Stockholm, Hilda, The Cottage at Bantry Bay
    • Others…(see Grade 3)
  • Vision Books, Biographies of Saints (see Grade 3)
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls, Little House Series