Kid's Recommended Reading List

Best Books for Babies

BARTON, BYRON - Machines at Work
BOYNTON, SANDRA - Moo Baa La La La
BROWN, JAMES - Farm
BROWN, MARGARET WISE - Goodnight Moon
BROWN, MARGARET WISE - The Runaway Bunny
CAMPBELL, ROD - Dear Zoo
CARLE, ERIC - From Head to Toe
CHRISTELOW, EILEEN - Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
CREWS, DONALD - Freight Train
DUNNEA, OLIVIER - Gossie
ELLWAND, DAVID - Clap Your Hands
EMBERLY, ED - Go Away, Big Green Monster
HOBAN, TANA - Black on White
HORT, LENNY - The Seals on the Bus
MARKES, JULIE - Good Thing You're Not an Octopus
My Very First Mother Goose
RATHMANN, PEGGY - Goodnight Gorilla
STEIN, DAVID EZRA - Pouch
YOLEN, JANE - How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight
YOON, SALINA - Do Crocs Kiss?

Picture Books Too Good to Miss:

BRYAN, SEAN - A Boy and His Bunny
CARLE, ERIC - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
CRONIN, DOREEN - Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type
CROSBY, JEFF - Wiener Wolf
DAYWALT, DREW - The Day the Crayons Quit
DEWDNEY, ANNA - Llama, Llama, Red Pajamas
FEIFFER, JULES - Bark, George
HENKES, KEVIN - Old Bear
KEATS, EZRA JACK - The Snowy Day
KLASSEN, J. - I Want My Hat Back
LITWIN, ERIC - Pete the Cat
LONG, ETHAN - Up, Tall and High
MARTIN, BILL - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See
ROSENTHAL, AMY - Duck Rabbit!
SENDAK, MAURICE - Where the Wild Things Are
SILVERSTEIN, SHEL - The Giving Tree
THOMAS, JAN - Can You Make a Scary Face?
VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS - The Polar Express
VERE, ED - Banana
WILLEMS, MO - Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
WILLEMS, MO - Knuffle Bunny, A Cautionary Tale
WILLIAMS, VERA - A Chair for My Mother
ZION, GENE - Harry the Dirty Dog

Good Books for Kindergarten and 1st Grade:

BINGHAM, KELLY - Z is for Moose
CAPUCILLI, ALYSSA - Biscuit
EASTMAN, P.D. - Go Dog Go
EHLERT, LOIS - Rrralph
FALCONER, IAN - Olivia
HOFF, SYD - Danny and the Dinosaur
LOBEL, ARNOLD - Frog and Toad are Friends
LONG, LOREN - Otis
MINARIK, ELSE HOLMELUND - Little Bear
PARRISH, HERMAN - Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower
PENN, AUDREY - The Kissing Hand
RYLANT, CYNTHIA - Henry and Mudge
SMITH, LANE - Grandpa Green

Good Books for 1st and 2nd Grade:

ABBOTT, TONY - Goofballs
ARNOLD, TED - I Spy, Fly Guy
DICAMILLO, KATE - Bink and Gollie
JOYNER, ANDREW - Boris on the Move
McDONALD, MEGAN - Stink: the Incredible Shrinking Kid
MICHALAK, JAMIE - Joe and Sparky, Superstars
O'CONNOR, JANE - Fancy Nancy
O'RYAN, RAY - Galaxy Zack: Hello Nebulon
PARK, BARBARA - Junie B Jones
RYLANT, CYNTHIA - Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog
SEUSS, DR. - Oh, the Thinks You Can Think
SEUSS, DR. - The Cat in the Hat
VAN LEEUWEN, JEAN - Amanda Pig, School Girl
WILLEMS, MO - Elephant and Piggy - Are You Ready to Play Outside?

Good Books for 2nd and 3rd Grade:

ADLER, DAVID - Cam Jansen
BARROWS, ANNIE - Ivy and Bean
BLUME, JUDY - Superfudge
BRANFORD, ANNA - Violet Mackerel
BROWN, JEFF - Flat Stanley
DAHL, ROALD - James and the Giant Peach
GUTMAN, DAN - Miss Laney is Zany
McDONALD, MEGAN - Judy Moody
McDONALD, MEGAN - Stink
O'CONNOR, KIRBY - Captain Awesome to the Rescue
OSBORNE, MARY POPE - Magic Tree House
PENNYPACKER, SARA - Clementine
PILKEY, DAVID - Captain Underpants
SACHAR, LOUIS - Sideways Stories from Wayside School
THOMSON, MELISSA - Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-Up

Good Books for 3rd and 4th Grade:

ATWATER, RICHARD - Mr. Popper's Penguins
BAUM, L. FRANK - Wizard of Oz
BLUME, JUDY - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
COWELL, CRESSIDA - How to Train Your Dragon
DAHL, ROALD - Matilda
DANZIGER, PAULA - Amber Brown
DiCAMILLO, KATE - Because of Winn Dixie
KEENE, CAROLYN - Nancy Drew
LUBAR, DAVID - The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales
RIORDAN, RICK - Maze of Bones
ROY, RON - A-Z Mysteries
WHITE, E.B. - Charlotte's Web
WINKLER, HENRY - Niagara Falls or Does It?
WOOD, MARYROSE - Mysterious Howling

Good Books for 4th and 5th Grade:

CURTIS, CHRISTOPHER PAUL - The Watsons go to Birmingham
FRIEDMAN, LAURIE - Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop
GAIMAN, NEIL - Graveyard Book
GRAHAME, KENNETH - The Wind in the Willows
HIASSEN, CARL - Scat
LAW, INGRID - Savvy
RUSSELL, RACHEL RENNE - Dork Diaries
SNICKET, LEMONY - Series of Unfortunate Events
WARNER, SALLY - Ellray Jakes is Not a Chicken
WILDER, LAURA INGALLS - Little House on the Prairie

Good Books for 5th and 6th Grade:

APPLEGATE, KATHERINE - One and Only Ivan
BLACK, HOLLY - Doll Bones
BURNFORD, SHEILA EVERY - The Incredible Journey
COLFER, EOIN - Artemis Fowl
HUNTER, ERIN - Warriors
JACQUES, BRIAN - Redwall
LOWRY, LOIS - The Giver
PATTERSON, JAMES - Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
PEIRCE, LINCOLN - Big Nate
RIORDAN, RICK - 39 Clues
RIORDAN, RICK - Lightning Thief
WEEKS, SARAH - Pie

Cool Reads for Teens:

BRAY, LIBBA - The Diviners
COLLINS, SUZANNE - Hunger Games
CLARE, CASSANDRA - City of Bones
DASHNER, JAMES - Maze Runner
GARCIA, KAMI - Beautiful Creatures
GREEN, JOHN - Fault in Our Stars
HOROWITZ, ANTHONY - Stormbreaker
KINNEY, JEFF - Diary of a Wimpy Kid
LAKE, NICK - In Darkness
PALACIO, R.J. - Wonder
PAULSEN, GARY - Hatchet
SCOTT, WESTERFELD - Uglies
SHAN, DARREN - Cirque Du Freak
SHUSTERMAN,  NEAL - Unwind
TOLKIEN, J.R.R. - The Hobbit
WEIN, ELIZABETH - Code Name Verify
ZUSAK, MARKUS - The Book Thief

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