Suggested Reading lists
SUGGESTED AUTHORS Bunting, Eve. Hamilton, Virginia. McCauley, David. McKissack, Patricia. Peet, Bill. Pinkney, Brian. Pinkney, Jerry. Polaco, Patricia. Ringgold, Faith. Sans Souci, Robert. Say, Allen. Scieszka, Jon. Steig, William. Van Allsburg, Chris. Williams, Vera. Wisniewski, Daivd. Zelinsky, Paul. SUGGESTED TITLES Madeline / Ludwig Bemelmans The Mitten / Jan Brett The Snowman / Raymond Briggs Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel / Virginia Burton Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse / Kevin Henkes The Snowy Day / Ezra Keats Make Way for Ducklings / Robert McCloskey George and Martha / series by James Marshall Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Bill Martin & Lois Ehlert If You Give a Mouse a Cookie / Laura Numeroff The Tale of Peter Rabbit / Beatrix Potter Curious George / series by H.A. Rey Henry and Mudge / series by Cynthia Rylant Where the Wild Things Are / Maurice Sendak The Cat in the Hat / Dr. Seuss The Napping House /Audrey Wood Owl Moon / Jane Yolen
Aesop’s Fables / Aesop Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales / Hans Christian Andersen Freckle Juice / Judy Blume Help! I’m a Prisoner in the Library / Eth Clifford From Sea to Shining Sea / edited by Amy Cohn Amber Brown / series by Paula Danzinger Sing a Song of Popcorn / Beatrice de Regniers The Hundred Dresses / Eleanor Estes My Father’s Dragon / trilogy by Ruth Stiles Gannett The People Could Fly / Virginia Hamilton The Way Things Work / David Macaulay Winnie the Pooh / A. A. Milne The New Kid on the Block / Jack Prelutsky The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Barbara Robinson Where the Sidewalk Ends / Shel Silverstein The Polar Express / Chris Van Allsburg K & 1 Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline Berenstain, Jan and Stan The Berenstain Bears Brett, Jan The Gingerbread Baby Brown, Marc Arthur series Burton, Virginia Lee Mike Mulligan Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cole, Joanna Bully Trouble Conrad, Pam The Tub People Crews, Donald School Bus DeBrunhoff, Jean de Babar series DePaola, Tomie Strega Nona Flack, Margery Ping Fleming, Denise In the Small Pond Freeman, Donald Cordurory Galdone, Paul The Three Bears Gibbons, Gail Frogs (and other non-fiction) Henkes, Kevin Lily's Purple Plastic Purse Hoban, Russell Bread and Jam for Frances Hoff, Syd Danny and the Dinosaur Hopkins, Lee Bennett More Surprises Hughes, Shirley Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day Kellogg, Steven The Mysterious Tadpole Kimmel, Eric Anansi and the Talking Melon Lionni, Leo Swimmy Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad series Marshall, James The Three Little Pigs Mayer, Mercer There's a Nightmare in My Closet McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings Minarik, Else Little Bear series Neitzel, Shirley Jacket I'll Wear in the Snow Numeroff, Laura If a Mouse Eats a Cookie Payne, Emmy Katy No Pocket Pfister, Marcus The Rainbow Fish Piper, Water Little Engine That Could Potter, Beatrix Peter Rabbit Rice, Eve Sam Who Never Forgets Rockwell, Anne The Toolbox Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge series Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great series Slobodkin, Esphyr Caps for Sale Van Leeuwen More Tales of Amanda Pig Waber, BernardBemelmans Ira Says Goodbye Wells, Rosemary Bunny Money Ziefert, Harriet A Dozen Dogs Zion, Gene Harry by the Sea
LEVELS Adler, David Cam Jansen Series Mystery Intermediate Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper’s Penguins Fantasy Intermediate Brown, Mark Arthur Chapter Books Fantasy Easier Bunting, Eve Sunflower House Realistic Fiction Easier Cameron, Ann Julian, Huey series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Cherry, Lynn The River Ran Wild Realistic Fiction Intermediate Christopher, Matt Top Wing Realistic Fiction Intermediate Cleary, Beverly Ramona the Brave Realistic Fiction Intermediate Conford, Ellen Jenny Archer series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Dadey, Debbie Baily School Kids Realistic Fiction Easier Danziger, Paula Amber Brown series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Delton, Judy Pee Wee Scouts series Realistic Intermediate Dorros, Arthur Animal Tracks Informational Duffey, Betsy Hey, Kid! Realistic Fiction Intermediate Giff, Patricia Reilly Polk Street School Realistic Fiction Intermediate Haywood, Carolyn Betsy and Eddie series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Hest, Amy The Purple Coat Picture Book Intermediate Howe, James Pinky and Rex series Fantasy Easier Hughes, Dean Angel Park Sports Realistic Fiction Intermediate Kellogg, Steven Best Friends Picture Book Easier King-Smith, Dick Sophie series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Kline, Suzy Herbie Jones, Mary Marony, etc. Realistic Fiction Intermediate Leverich, Kathleen Best Enemies Realistic Fiction Intermediate Lovelace, Maud Hart Betsy and Tacy Series Realistic Fiction Intermediate MacDonald, Betty Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Fantasy Advanced Mahy, Margaret The Good Fortunes Gang Realistic Fiction Intermediate McKissack, Patricia Mirandy and Brother Wind Picture Book Easier Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Tree House Series Fantasy Intermediate Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia series Humorous Easier Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Peet, Bill The Whingdingdilly Picture Book Easier Petersen, John The Littles Fantasy Intermediate Polacco, Patricia The Keeping Quilt Picture Book Intermediate Polacco, Patricia Thank you, Mr. Falker Picture Book Intermediate Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter and Tabby series Beginning Reader Easier Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Beginning Reader Easier Smith, Janice Lee Adam Joshua series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Steig, William Doctor DeSoto Picture Book Intermediate Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express Picture Book Intermediate Warner, Gertrude Chandler Boxcar Children Realistic Fiction Intermediate Williams, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit Picture Book Intermediate Williams, Vera A Chair for My Mother Picture Book Easier Once Upon America
SERIES: Step into Reading Series Stepping Stones First Chapter Books Let’s Read and Find Out Magic School Bus Nature’s Children(animal series) New True Books CHAPTER BOOKS TO READ ALOUD Ahlberg, Janet. The Bear Nobody Wanted. Banks, Lynn Reid. The Indian in the Cupboard. Banks, Lynn Reid. I, Houdini. Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Blume, Judy. Fudge & sequels. Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells. Cameron, Ann. Gloria Rising. Many others. Carey, Peter. The Big Bazoohley. Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse. Cleary, Beverly. Ramona & Beezus. Cleary, Beverly. Henry Huggins. Many others. Cohen, Barbara. Molly's Pilgrim. Dahl, Roald. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach. Dahl, Roald. The BFG. Dahl, Roald. Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dalgliesh, Alice. The Courage of Sarah Noble. Estes, Eleanor. The Hundred Dresses. Gannet, Ruth Stiles. My Father's Dragon & sequels. Haddad, Charles. Meet Calliope Day. Hill, Kirkpatrick. The Year of Miss Agnes. Howe, Deborah. Bunnicula. Hurwitz, Johanna. Busybody Nora. King-Smith, Dick. Pigs Might Fly. Lady Lollipop. King-Smith, Dick. The School Mouse. King-Smith, Dick. The Merman. Many others. Kipling, Rudyard. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Lawson, Robert. Ben and Me. Lester, Julius, retel. The Tales of Uncle Remus. MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall. Napoli, Donna Jo. Prince of the Pond. Nesbit, E. Melisande. Many others. Norton, Mary. The Borrowers. Pinkwater, Daniel. Fat Men From Space. Selden George. The Cricket in Times Square. Smith, Janice Lee. Kid Next Door & Other Headaches. Steig, William. Abel's Island. Dominic. Taylor, Sydney. All of a Kind Family & sequels. White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. White, E.B. Stuart Little. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House in the Big Woods. Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic.
EMERGING READERS For Beginning Readers: Adler, David. the Cam Jansen series. Berenstain, S. the Berenstain Bears series. Baker, Barbara. Digby and Kate. Brown, Marc. the Arthur series. Byars, Betsy. My Brother Ant. Ant Plays Bear. The Golly Sisters Ride Again. Cazet, Denys. the Minnie and Moo series. Cole, Joanna. Gator Girls, others. deBrunhoff, Jean-Laurent. the Babar series. Hoban, Russell. the Frances series. Hoff, Syd. Danny and the Dinosaur, many others Karlin, Nurit. The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat. Komaiko, Leah. Annie Bananie series. Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad series, others. Marshall, Edward. Fox series. Marhsall, James. George and Martha series. Miller, Sarah S. Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat. Minarik, Else H. Little Bear series. Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia series. Rey, H. A. Curious George. Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge series. Mr. Putter and Tabby series. Sharmat, Marjorie. Nate the Great series. Van Leeuwen, Jean. Oliver Pig and Amanda Pig series. Wiseman, Bernard. Morris and Boris series. EARLY CHAPTER BOOKS FOR MORE PROFICIENT READERS: Belton, Sandra. Ernestine and Amanda series Calmenson, Stephanie and Joanna Cole. Rockin' Reptiles Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells series Christopher, Matt. hundreds of titles about sports Conford, Ellen. A Case for Jenny Archer Dixon, Franklin. Frank and Joe Hardy -- The Clues Brothers series Erikson, Russell. A Toad for Tuesday. Estes, Eleanor. The Hundred Dresses. Gannett, Ruth Stiles. My Father's Dragon trilogy Giff, Patricia Reilly. Kids of Polk Street School series Haddad, Charles. Meet Calliope Day. Howe, James. Pinky and Rexseries Keene, Carolyn M. Nancy Drew Notebooks series Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry series Krensky, Stephen. Marc Brown Arthur series (chapter books) Krensky, Stephen. Lionel and Louise, Louise Takes Charge Landon, Lucinda. Meg MacIntosh mystery series LeGuin, Ursula K. Catwings series MacDonald, Betty. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series Osborne, Mary P. Magic Tree House series Parks, Barbara. Junie B. Jones series. Peterson, John. The Littles. Pilkey, Dav. Captain Underpants series. Pinkwater, Daniel. Fat Men From Space Wallpaper from Space Mush, A Dog from Space Scieszka, John. The Time Warp Trio series Spinelli, Jerry. Tooter Pepperday Warren, Gertrude C. The Boxcar Children series
GREAT BOOKS FOR FIRST GRADERS Adventure Stories Christian, Mary Go West, Swamp Monsters. Dubowski, Cathy East Pirate School. Farber, Erica Ooey Gooey. Hoban, Julia Quick Chick. Hoban, Lillian Arthur's Camp-Out. Koontz, Robin Chicago and the Cat: The Camping Trip. Laurence, Daniel Captain and Matey Set Sail. O'Connor, Jane Molly the Brave and Me. Watson, Jane Tanya and the Geese. Family Stories Anderson, Peggy To the Tub. Black, Sonia Hanging Out with Mom. Bottner, Barbara Marsha Makes Me Sick. Chorao, Kay Ups and Downs with Oink and Pearl. Guilfoile, Elizabeth Nobody Listens to Andrew. Himmelman, John The Clover County Carrot Contest. Hooks, William H. Mr. Big Brother. Lewis, Rob Too Much Trouble for Grandpa. Lewis, Thomas Frida's Office Day. Minarik, Else No Fighting, No Biting. O'Connor, Jane Splat! Sharmat, Marjorie Mooch the Messy. Slater, Teddy N-O Spells No! Sweeney, Jacqueline Just Call Me J.P. Udry, Janice May Thump and Plunk. Van Leeuwen, Jean Oliver and Amanda's Halloween. Folk & Fairy Tales Cohen, Caron Lee Digger Pig and the Turnip. Cole, Joanna Bony-Legs. Lexau, Joan Crocodile and Hen. Lobel, Anita The Straw Maid. McDermott, Gerald The Fox and the Stork. McLenighan, Valjean Know When to Stop. Miles, Betty Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Orgel, Doris Next Time I Will. Tarcov, Edith The Frog Prince. Tchin Rabbit's Wish for Snow: A Native American Legend. Wheeler, Cindy The Emperor's Birthday Suit. Ziefert, Harriet Little Red Riding Hood. Friend Stories Cocca-Leffler, Maryann Ice-Cold Birthday. Cole, Joanna The Missing Tooth. De Paola, Tomie Kit and Kat. Dewey, Ariane Splash! Glass, Julie A Dollar for Penny. Godwin, Laura Happy and Honey. Gold, Porter Who's There? Guest, Elissa Haden Iris and Walter. Holub, Joan Pajama Party. Hood, Susan Scaredy-Cat Sleepover. Jewell, Nancy Two Silly Trolls. Krensky, Stephen Lionel and Louise. Kwitz, Mary D. Little Chick's Friend Duckling. Little, Jean Emma's Magic Winter. Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad are Friends. Luttrell, Ida The Bear Next Door. Mayer, Mercer Little Critter's Staying Overnight. McDonald, Megan Beezy. McPhail, David M. A Bug, A Bear, and a Boy. Novak, Matt Newt. Peters, Lisa Westberg The Hayloft. Pilkey, Dav A Friend for Dragon. Robins, J.M. Addie Meets Max. Ross, Pat M & M and the Halloween Monster. Thaler, Mike Come and Play, Hippo. Van Leeuwen, Jean Oliver and Albert, Friends Forever. Vaughan, Marcia K. The Lemonade Stand. Funny Stories Brenner, Barbara Too Many Mice. Brownrigg, Sheri Best Friends Wear Pink Tutus. Cole, Joanne The Clown-Arounds go on Vacation. Daniel, Claire The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch. Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother? Jewell, Nancy Silly Times with Two Silly Trolls. Karlin, Murit The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat. Lopshire, Robert I Want to Be Somebody New! Macdonald, Maryann Rabbit's Birthday Kite. Marshall, James Fox Outfoxed. McPhail, David M. The Day the Dog Said, "Cock-a-Doodle Doo!" Most, Bernard The Very Boastful Kangaroo. Palmer, Helen A Fish Out of Water. Preller, James Hiccups for Elephant. Quackenbush, Robert M. Henry's Awful Mistake. Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham. Silverman, Martin My Tooth is Loose! Smith, Mary Orla's Upside-Down Day. Spirn, Michele A Know-Nothing Birthday. Wilmer, Diane Nuts About Nuts. Wiseman, Bernard Morris the Moose. Ghost & Scary Stories Ahlberg, Allan Dinosaur Dreams. Benchley, Nathaniel A Ghost Named Fred. Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenswine. Dodds, Dayle Ann Ghost and Pete. Eaton, Deborah Monster Songs. Maitland, Barbara The Bookstore Ghost. Ruelle, Karen Gray Spookier than a Ghost. Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark. Schwartz, Alvin In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories. Stamper, Judith Bauer Five Creepy Creatures. Wigand, Molly Aaahh! School Lunch. Ziefert, Harriet The Teeny-Tiny Woman. Historical Fiction Antle, Nancy Sam's Wild West Show. Benchley, Nathaniel Small Wolf. Boegehold, Betty A Horse Called Starfire. Brenner, Barbara Wagon Wheels. Bulla, Clyde Robert Daniel's Duck. Byars, Betsy Cromer The Golly Sisters Go West. Coerr, Eleanor Chang's Paper Pony. Coerr, Eleanor The Josefina Story Quilt. Monjo, F. N. The Drinking Gourd. Rappaport, Doreen The Boston Coffee Party. Sandin, Joan The Long Way Westward. Walker, Sally The 18 Penny Goose. Magic & Mythical Creatures Albee, Sarah The Dragon's Scales. Asch, Frank Milk and Cookies. Bridwell, Norman A Tiny Family. Cole, Joanna Mixed-Up Magic. Hillert, Margaret Let's Go, Dear Dragon. Holub, Joan Abby Cadabra, Super Speller. Low, Alice Zena and the Witch Circus. Madsen, Ross Martin Perrywinkle's Magic Match. Pickett, Anola Old Enough for Magic. Smith, Janice Lee Wizard and Wart in Trouble. Thomas, Shelley Moore Good Night, Good Knight. Mysteries Adler, David My Dog and the Green Sock Mystery. Ahlberg, Allan Mystery Tour. Allen, Laura Rollo and Tweedy and the Ghost at Dougal Castle. Benchley, Nathaniel The Strange Disappearance of Arthur Cluck. Bonsall, Crosby Newell The Case of the Double Cross. Cushman, Doug Inspector Hopper. Dussling, Jennifer The Bunny Slipper Mystery. Hoban, Lillian The Case of the Two Masked Robbers. Hooks, William The Mystery of the Missing Tooth. Kwitz, Mary Gumshoe Goose, Private Eye. Skofield, James Detective Dinosaur. Pet Stories Boland, Janice A Dog Named Sam. Bonsall, Crosby Newell The Amazing, the Incredible Super Dog. Capucilli, Alyssa Biscuit. Ghigna, Charles Mice are Nice. Griffith, Helen More Alex and the Cat. Herman, R. A. Pal the Pony. Hoff, Syd Barney's Horse. Kanno, Wendy Holey Moley Cow. London, Jonathan Shawn and Keeper: Show and Tell. Mozelle, Shirley Zack's Alligator. Paterson, Katherine The Smallest Cow in the World. Perkins, Al The Digging-est Dog. Pomerantz, Charlotte The Outside Dog. Reit, Seymour A Dog's Tale. Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge. Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish. Siracusa, Catherine Bingo, the Best Dog in the World. Snow, Pegeen A Pet for Pat. Stolz, Mary Emmett's Pig. Walker-Hodge, Judith Surprise Puppy! Zion, Gene Harry and the Lady Next Door. School Stories Bliss, Corinne Demas The Shortest Kid in the World. Callaghan, Jean Davis Patty for President. Coxe, Molly R is for Radish. DePaola, Tomie Hide-and-Seek All Week. Feder, Paula Where Does the Teacher Live? Kraus, Robert Good Morning, Miss Gator. Johnston, Tony Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School. O'Connor, Jane Lulu goes to Witch School. Oppenheim, Joanne Show-and-Tell Frog. Paterson, Katherine Marvin One Too Many. Stern, Maggie George. Wells, Rosemary Mama, Don't Go! Science Fiction Albee, Sarah My Best Friend is Out of This World. Brenner, Barbara Moon Boy. Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo Save the Earth. Hillert, Margaret Up, Up, and Away. Hoban, Lillian The Laziest Robot in Zone One. Johnston, Tony Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What. Marzollo, Jean Jed's Junior Space Patrol. Postgate, Daniel Captain Hog: Mission to the Stars. Weston, Martha Space Guys! Wiseman, Bernard Bobby and Boo, the Little Spaceman. Sports Cartier, Wesley Marco's Run. Cristaldi, Kathryn Baseball Ballerina. Firmin, Peter Basil Brush goes Boating. Hoffman, Joan The Last Game. Kessler, Leonard Kick, Pass, and Run. McCully, Emily Grandmas at Bat. Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa at Basketball. O'Connor, Jane Kate Skates. Oechsli, Kelly Mice at Bat. Schade, Susan Cat on the Mat. Schecter, Ellen Swim Like a Fish. Sharp, Paul Paul the Pitcher. Stadler, John Ready, Set, Go! Ziefert, Harriet Mike and Tony, Best Friends.
GREAT BOOKS FOR SECOND GRADERS Adventure Anderson, C. W. Blaze and the Mountain Lion. Baxter, Nicola Castle Under Attack. Bunting, Eve Gleam and Glow. Coerr, Eleanor Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express. Fleischman, Paul Lost! A Story in String. Hooks, William Lo-Jack and the Pirates. Kipling, Rudyard Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Platt, Richard Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter. Ransom, Candice F. Danger at Sand Cave. Stevens, Carla Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm. Teague, Mark The Secret Shortcut. Usborne Agent Arthur’s Desert Challenge. Animals Ahlberg, Allan The Pet Shop. Amato, Carol Chessie, the Meandering Manatee. Bauer, Marion Dane Alison’s Puppy. Brenner, Barbara Beavers Beware! Bulla, Clyde Singing Sam. Byars, Betsy Little Horse. Cowley, Joy Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark. Cox, Judy Cool Cat, School Cat. Cresswell, Helen The Weather Cat. Demas, Corinne The Perfect Pony. Denslow, Sharon Georgie Lee. Elste, Joan True Blue. Fowler, Susi Albertina, the Animals, and Me. Freeman, Martha The Trouble with Cats. Gackenbach, Dick The Dog and the Deep Dark Woods. Griffith, Helen Alex and the Cat. Haas, Jessie Runaway Radish. Hall, Lynn Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard. Hanel, Wolfram Mia the Beach Cat. Himmelman, John The Animal Rescue Club. King-Smith, Dick Sophie’s Tom. Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry in Room 2B. Kroll, Steven Andrew Wants a Dog. Lauber, Patricia Clarence and the Cat. Livingstone, Star Harley. Lundell, Margo Lad, a Dog: Lad to the Rescue. McKissack, Patricia Monkey-Monkey's Trick. McKissack, Patricia Tippy Lemmey. Miller, Sara Swan Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat. Moore, Lilian Little Raccoon. Pomerantz, Charlotte The Outside Dog. Rayner, Mary Rug. Ryder, Joanne Chipmunk Song. Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat. Scheidl, Gerda Andy’s Wild Animal Adventure. Siracusa, Catherine The Parrot Problem. Smith, Mavis A Snake Mistake. Stanley, George Snake Camp. Tregebov, Rhea The Big Storm. Waas, Uli Where's Molly? Winters, Kay Where are the Bears? Ziefert, Harriet Bob and Shirley: A Tale of Two Lobsters. Biographies Adler, David A Picture Book of Anne Frank. Aliki The King's Day: Louis XIV of France. Birnbaum, Bette Jane Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees. Blos, Joan The Heroine of the Titanic. Brighton, Catherine Mozart: Scenes from the Childhood of the Great Composer. Coerr, Eleanor Sadako. Demarest, Chris Lindbergh. DePaola, Tomie 26 Fairmount Avenue. Fischetto, Laura Michael the Angel. Fisher, Leonard Galileo. Giblin, James George Washington. Golenbock, Peter Teammates. Jordan, Roslyn Salt in His Shoes. Keller, Jack Tom Edison's Bright Idea McCully, Emily The Pirate Queen. Miller, Robert Buffalo Soldiers. San Souci, Robert Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend. Spinner, Stephanie Little Sure Shot: The Story of Annie Oakley. Stanley, Diane The True Adventure of Daniel Hall. Stanley, Fay The Last Princess. Fantasy Adams, Georgie The Three Little Witches Storybook. Buckley, James, Jr. Spider-Man’s Amazing Powers. Buller, Jon 20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea. Christian, Mary Blount Go West, Swamp Monsters. Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth. Coombs, Patricia The Magician and McTree. Corbett, Scott Dr. Merlin’s Magic Shop. Cresswell, Helen Almost Good-Bye. Duey, Kathleen The Silver Thread. Farber, Erica Purple Pickle Juice. Gerstein, Mordicai Fox Eyes. Gould, Robert Rex. Greenburg, J.C. On the Dog. Griffith, Helen Emily and the Enchanted Frog. Grindley, Sally The Giant Postman. Hautzig, Deborah Little Witch Goes to School. Hoban, Russell Monsters. Howe, James It Came from Beneath the Bed! King-Smith, Dick Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig. Korschunow, Irina Adam Draws Himself a Dragon. Kurt, Kemal Mixed-Up Journey to Magic Mountain. Lindgren, Astrid Pippi’s Extraordinary Ordinary Day. Low, Alice Zena and the Witch Circus. Madsen, Ross Perrywinkle and the Book of Magic Spells. Meddaugh, Susan Lulu’s Hat. Osborne, Mary Pope Dinosaurs Before Dark. Pennypacker, Sara Stuart’s Cape. Pinkwater, Daniel The Werewolf Club Meets Dorkula. Pinkwater, Daniel Second Grade Ape. Robert, Adrian My Grandma, the Witch. Sanvoisin, Eric The Ink Drinker. Stanley, Diane The Good-Luck Pencil. Whybrow, Ian Little Wolf’s Haunted Hall for Small Horrors. Folk & Fairytales Aardema, Verna Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Dickinson, Susan Brer Rabbit and the Peanut Patch. Dixon, Ann How Raven Brought Light to People. Hautzig, Deborah Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Kellogg, Steven Paul Bunyan, a Tall Tale. Kimmel, Eric Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. Kimmel, Eric Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale. Lester, Julius John Henry. Lewis, Paul Storm Boy. Marshall, James Hansel and Gretel. Orgel, Doris Next Time I Will. Paye, Won-Ldy Head, Body, Legs. Schecter, Ellen The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Storr, Catherine The Sword in the Stone. Tarcov, Edith The Frog Prince. Young, Ed Lon Po Po. Ghost & Scary Stories Ahlberg, Allan The Ghost Train. Asch, Frank The Ghost of P.S. 42. Charles, Veronika Don’t Open the Door! De Felice, Cynthia The Dancing Skeleton. Galdone, Joanna The Tailypo: a Ghost Story. Galdone, Paul The Monster and the Tailor: A Ghost Story. Greer, Gery Billy the Ghost and Me. Impy, Rose The Flat Man. Levy, Elizabeth Night of the Living Gerbil. Martin, Bill The Ghost-Eye Tree. Mosel, Arlene The Funny Little Woman. Parish, Peggy Zed and the Monsters. Schwartz, Alvin In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories. Stamper, Judith Five Creepy Creatures. Thompson, Jill Scary Godmother. Utton, Peter The Witch's Hand. Wagener, Gerda The Ghost in the Classroom. Woolley, Catherine Gus was a Gorgeous Ghost. Wright, Betty Ren The Ghost Witch. Historical Fiction Avi Abigail Takes the Wheel. Boegehold, Betty A Horse Called Starfire. Bolognese, Don Little Hawk's New Name. Bunting, Eve Cheyenne Again. Byars, Betsy The Golly Sisters Go West. Coerr, Eleanor Chang's Paper Pony. Cohen, Barbara Molly's Pilgrim. Glass, Julie The Fly on the Ceiling. Grifalconi, Ann The Village That Vanished. Howard, Ellen The Cellar. Jenner, Caryn Survivors: The Night the Titanic Sank. Johnson, Dolores Now Let Me Fly. McCully, Emily The Battle for St. Michaels. Mochizuki, Ken Baseball Saved Us. Monjo, F.N. The Drinking Gourd. Nichol, Barbara Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Ransom, Candice Danger at Sand Cave. Ross, Alice The Copper Lady. Sandin, Joan The Long Way Westward. Shefelman, Janice Young Wolf and Spirit Horse. Shub, Elizabeth The White Stallion. Standiford, Natalie The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto. Welch, Catherine Clouds of Terror. Wells, Rosemary Wingwalker. Humor Brenner, Barbara Too Many Mice. Busser, Marianne King Bobble. Dahl, Roald The Enormous Crocodile. Hooks, William Mr. Baseball. Levine, Caroline Riddles to Tell Your Cat. Manes, Stephen Life is No Fair! Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees. Munsch, Robert Makeup Mess. Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia. Pilkey, Dav Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot. Proimos, James The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton. Quackenbush, Robert Henry’s Awful Mistake. Sathre, Vivian Leroy Potts Meets the McCrooks. Seuss, Dr. Oh Say Can You Say? Stevenson, James National Worm Day. Thaler, Mike The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon. Mystery Adler, David Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House. Adler, David Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie. Base, Graeme The Eleventh Hour. Clifford, Eth Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Missing Schoolhouse. Farber, Erica The Lost Wish. Goldsmith, Howard The Twiddle Twins’ Music Box Mystery. Grambling, Lois Miss Hildy’s Missing Cape Caper. Hayes, Geoffrey The Treasure of the Lost Lagoon. Hearne, Betsy Who’s in the Hall? Joosse, Barbara M. Alien Brain Fryout. Krensky, Stephen Binky Rules. Landon, Lucinda Meg Mackintosh and the Case of the Missing Babe Ruth Baseball. Levy, Elizabeth A Hare-Raising Tale. Levy, Elizabeth The Schoolyard Mystery. Nixon, Joan The Valentine Mystery. Obrist, Jürg Max and Molly and the Mystery of the Missing Honey. Pearson, Susan Eagle-Eye Ernie Comes to Town. Rocklin, Joanne The Case of the Backyard Treasure. Ross, Pat M & M and the Mummy Mess. Rylant, Cynthia The Case of the Missing Monkey. Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great and the Big Sniff. Supraner, Robyn Sam Sunday and the Mystery at the Ocean Beach Hotel. Torrey, Michele The Case of the Graveyard Ghost, and Other Super Scientific Cases. Yolen, Jane Piggins. School, Friends & Family Ahlberg, Allan The Woman Who Won Things. Altman, Suzanne My Top Secret Worst Days Diary. Brown, Marc Arthur's Teacher Trouble. Byars, Betsy My Brother, Ant. Cassedy, Sylvia The Best Cat Suit of All. Champion, Joyce Emily and Alice Baby-Sit Burton. Choi, Sook Nyul The Best Older Sister. Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie. Cole, Joanna Bully Trouble. Cosby, Bill The Meanest Thing to Say. Danziger, Paula What a Trip, Amber Brown. Delton, Judy Cookies and Crutches. Duffey, Betsy How to Be Cool in Third Grade. Finchler, Judy You’re a Good Sport, Miss Malarkey. Fletcher, Ralph Tommy Trouble and the Magic Marble. Galbraith, Kathryn Roommates. Gantos, Jack Rotten Ralph Helps Out. Giff, Patricia Reilly Starring Rosie. Giff, Patricia Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! Gilson, Jamie Bug in a Rug. Graves, Bonnie B. The Best Worst Day. Guest, Elissa Iris and Walter. Haddix, Margaret The Girl with 500 Middle Names. Herman, Charlotte Max Malone and the Great Cereal Rip-Off. Herold, Ann The Butterfly Birthday. Hest, Amy Party on Ice. Holub, Joan Pen Pals. Hooks, William Mr. Monster. Howe, James Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee. Hurwitz, Johanna Russell and Elisa. Jacobson, Jennifer Winnie (Dancing) on Her Own. Jennings, Patrick The Tornado Watches: An Ike and Mem Story. Johnston, Tony Sparky and Eddie: Wild, Wild Rodeo! Karas, G. Brian Bebe’s Bad Dream. Krensky, Stephen Lionel and Louise. Kroll, Steven Annabelle’s Un-Birthday. Leverich, Kathleen Best Enemies. Manes, Stephen Chocolate-Covered Ants. McDonald, Megan Beezy. McDonough, Yona A Doll Named Dora Anne. McKenna, Colleen Third Grade Ghouls. McMorrow, Catherine The Jellybean Principal. Myers, Laurie Earthquake in the Third Grade. O'Connor, Jane Molly the Brave and Me. Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus. Patron, Susan Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe. Petersen, P. J. I Hate Company. Penner, Lucille Clean Sweep Campers. Porte, Barbara Harry in Trouble. Prager, Annabelle The Baseball Birthday Party. Rocklin, Joanne Jake and the Copycats. Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? Seuling, Barbara Oh No, It’s Robert. Stern, Maggie George. Warner, Sally Accidental Lily. Williams, Suzanne Emily at School. Willner-Pardo, Gina Spider Storch’s Carpool Catastrophe. Wojciechowski, Susan Don’t Call Me Beanhead! Space & Science Fiction Buller, Jon Baseball Camp on the Planet of the Eyeballs. Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus, Lost in the Solar System. Greenburg, Dan Hang a Left at Venus. Greer, Gery Let Me Off This Spaceship! Kirk, David Nova’s Ark. Passen, Lisa Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher. Pinkney, J. Brian Cosmo and the Robot. Scieszka, Jon Baloney (Henry P.). Star Wars Star Wars, Episode I: Queen in Disguise. Van Allsburg, Chris Zathura. Weinberger, Kimberly Space Jam. Willis, Jeanne The Long Blue Blazer. Yaccarino, Dan First Day on a Strange New Planet. Yolen, Jane Commander Toad in Space. Yorinks, Arthur Company’s Going. Sports Allard, Harry Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. Auch, Mary Jane Angel and Me and the Bayside Bombers. Bang-Campbell, Monika Little Rat Sets Sail. Bildner, Phil Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy. Christopher, Matt The Captain Contest. Giff, Patricia Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat. Herman, Gail Just Like Mike. Hopkinson, Deborah Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings. Jay, Betsy Swimming Lessons. Kline, Suzy Molly Gets Mad. Krensky, Stephen Louise, Soccer Star? Krulik, Nancy Soccer Sensation. Marzollo, Jean Football Friends. Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa at Basketball. Myers, Bernice Sidney Rella and the Glass Sneaker. Petersen, P.J. The Fireplug is First Base. Pinkney, J. Brian Jojo’s Flying Side Kick. Prager, Annabelle The Baseball Birthday Party. Torrey, Richard Beans Baker, Number Five. PICTURE BOOKS, CHAPTER BOOKS, POETRY AND FOLKLORE FEATURING AFRICAN-AMERICANS Picture Books Ackerman, Karen. By the Dawn's Early Light Appelbaum, Diana Karter. Cocoa Ice Barrett, Mary Brigid. Sing To the Stars Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn. The Music in Derrick's Heart Bradby, Marie. More than Anything Else Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night Caines, Jeanette Franklin. Just Us Women Coleman, Evelyn. White Socks Only Coleman, Evelyn. To Be a Drum Crews, Nina. You Are Here Crews, Donald. Bigmama's Curtis, Gavin. The Bat Boy and His Violin Daly, Niki. Papa Lucky's Shadow Edwards, Pamela. Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad English, Karen. Neeny Coming, Neeny Going Flournoy, Valerie. The Patchwork Quilt Freeman, Don. Corduroy Gillerlain, Gayle. The Reverend Thomas's False Teeth Gray, Libba Moore. Dear Willie Rudd Greenfield, Eloise. Honey, I Love; William and the Good Old Days Hesse, Karen. Come on, Rain! Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace; Boundless Grace Hopkinson, Deborah. A Band of Angels Howard, Elizabeth. Virgie Goes To School With Us Boys Johnson, Angela. The Girl Who Wore Snakes Johnson, Dolores. Your Dad Was Just Like You Johnson, Angela. When I Am Old With You Johnson, Dolores. Now Let Me Fly Jonas, Ann. The Quilt Kroll, Virginia L. Africa Brothers and Sisters Littlesugar, Amy. Tree of Hope Lotz, Karen E. Can't Sit Still McKissack, Patricia Ma Dear's Aprons; Flossie and the Fox; Mirandy and Brother Wind; McKissack, Patricia. Goin' Someplace Special Mitchell, Margaret. Uncle Jed's Barbershop Mitchell, Rhonda. The Talking Cloth Mollel, Tololwa My Rows and Piles of Coins Myers, Christopher. Black Cat Nolen, Jerdine. In My Momma's Kitchen Patrick, Denise Lewis. Red Dancing Shoes Car Washing Street Pinkney, J. Brian. The Adventures of Sparrowboy Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say Ringgold, Faith. Tar Beach Ringgold, Faith. Bonjour Lonnie Ringgold, Faith. The Invisible Princess Siegelson, Kim. In the Time of the Drums Stroud, Bettye. Down Home at Miss Dessa's Teague, Mark. Baby Tamer Thomas, Joyce Carol. I Have Heard of a Land Walker, Alice. Finding the Green Stone Wilkins, Verna. Dave and the Tooth Fairy Williams, Sherley. Working Cotton Wiles, Debbie. Freedom Summer Woodson, Jacqueline. The Other Side Chapter Book Fiction featuring African-Americans Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells Cameron, Ann.More Stories Julian Tells Cameron, Ann.The Stories Huey Tells Cameron, Ann.More Stories Huey Tells Cameron, Ann.Gloria's Way I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Paty, a Freed Girl Lyons, Mary. Letters from a Slave Girl McKissack, Patricia. The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural McKissack, Patricia.Let My People Go Miller, William. Richard Wright and the Library Card Siegelson, Kim. Escape South. Siegelson, Kim. The Wonderful, Horrible Tellin' at Hog Hammock. Folk Tales featuring African-Americans(there are also many others from Africa and the Carribean) Hamilton, Virginia. Her Stories Hamilton, Virginia. The People Could Fly Hamilton, Virginia. A Ring of Tricksters Lester, Julius. The Tales of Uncle Remus Lester, Julius. More Tales of Uncle Remus Lester, Julius. John Henry San Souci, Robert. The Faithful Friend San Souci, Robert. The Hired Hand San Souci, Robert. Sukey and the Mermaid Poetry featuring African-Americans Adoff, Arnold. Street Music. Burleigh, Robert. Hoops. Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Jump Back, Honey. Feelings, Tom. Soul Looks Back in Wonder. Giovanni, Nikki. Spin a Soft Black Song. Giovanni, Nikki.The Genie in the Jar. Grimes, Nikki. Hopscotch Love. Grimes, Nikki. My Man Blue. Grimes, Nikki. Pocketful of Poems Hughes, Langston. The Dream-Keeper and other Poems. I Am the Darker Brother. Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalke Ends. Silverstein, Shel.A Light in the Attic. Falling Up. In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall. Adoff, Arnold. My Black Me. Hughes, Langston. The Sweet and Sour Animal Book. Greenfield, Eloise. Night on Neighborhood Street. Greenfield, Eloise. For the Love of the Game. FOLKTALES TOO GOOD TO MISS Aardema, Verna. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears. One of many African folklore animal tales by this author. Anderson, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. Worth it just for the mesmerizing story “The Tinderbox.” Arnold, Katya. Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale. The witch Baba Yaga uses a trick to capture a young man, but he cleverly avoids being eaten. Bodkin, Odds. The Crane Wife. Japanese tale about a poor sail maker who gains a beautiful, mysterious wife skilled at weaving magical sails. Brown, Marcia. Stone Soup. When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast. Bruchac, Joseph. The Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Stories. A collection of traditional Iroquois tales in which animals learn about the importance of caring and responsibility and the dangers of selfishness. Callahan, Sheila MacGill. The Seal Prince. When it comes time for the beautiful Grainne to marry, she rejects the island suitors to be with Deodatus, a seal-man she once rescued from death. Carle, Eric. Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children. An illustrated retelling of twenty-two folktales, fairy tales, and fables. Climo, Shirley. The Egyptian Cinderella. The Korean Cinderella. The Persian Cinderella. Colorfully illustrated variants of the world’s most well-known story, lending themselves to intriguing comparisons. Cullen, Lynne. The Mightiest Heart. Prince Llywelyn banishes his loyal dog Gelert, mistakenly believing that the dog has attacked his son. de Paola, Tomie. Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill. Fin M'Coul's wife, Oonagh, helps him outwit his arch rival, Cucullin. Demi. One Grain of Rice. The Empty Pot. The Greatest Treasure. Traditional fables from Asia with stunning illustrations. Diakité, Baba Wagua. The Hunterman and the Crocodile. The Hatseller and the Monkeys. Beautifully illustrated tales from West Africa. Doherty, Berlie. Fairy Tales. A retelling of twelve classic and best- loved fairy stories of all time in accessible language. Grauer, Rita. Vasilisa and Her Magic Doll. Russian tale in which Vasalisa uses her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga. Hamilton, Virginia. The Girl Who Spun Gold. A West Indian version of Rumpelstiltskin, with exquisite illustrations. Hodges, Margaret. St. George and the Dragon. George slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years. Isaacs, Ann. Swamp Angel. Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in a popular, comic tall tale. Kimmel, Eric. The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol. Ten superbly retold tales of the irrepressible Jewish folk hero. Kimmel, Eric. Anansi and the Magic Stick. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. Just two of many tales of the trickster spider who gets his come- uppance -- eternally popular with children. Langton, Jane. The Queen’s Necklace: A Swedish Folktale. A generous queen defies her greedy king by distributing the pearls of her necklace to the poor. Lester, Julius. The Tales of Uncle Remus. A wonderfully accessible retelling of the humorous tales. Lester, Julius. John Henry. The legend of the African American railroad man who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain. Lunge-Larsen, Lise. The Troll With No Heart in His Body and Other Troll Tales from Norway. A collection of Norwegian folktales all featuring trolls. Martin, Rafe. The Rough-Face Girl. In this Algonquin version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. McDermott, Gerald. Musicians of the Sun. Arrow to the Sun. Zomo the Rabbit. Wildly exuberant version of an enduring Nigerian trickster tale full of slapstick and mischief. Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa. A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa. Morgan, Sally. The Flying Emu and Other Australian Stories. A collection of twenty traditional tales explaining how the world began. Mosel, Arlene. Tikki Tikki Tembo. A little boy with a long name nearly drowns in a well, leading the Chinese to give children short names. Phelps, Ethel. The Maid of the North: Feminist Folktales from Around the World. Old tales of enchantment and adventure. Ray, Jane. The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The king's twelve daughters wear out their shoes every night while supposedly sleeping in their locked bedroom in this mysterious, beautifully illustrated tale. Rosales, Melodye. Leola and the Honeybears. An African American version of Goldilocks and the three bears. San Souci, Robert D. The Faithful Friend. Sootface. The Samurai’s Daughter. The Firebird. The Hired Hand. The Twins and the Bird of Darkness. The Talking Eggs. A prolific folklorist retells tales from many cultures; all illustrated. Shepard, Aaron. The Enchanted Storks: a Tale of Baghdad. The Calif of Baghdad is turned into a stork by an evil sorcerer, the only one who knows the magic word that will restore the Calif to his human form. Sierra, Judy. The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story. In this Indonesian version of the Cinderella story, Damura escapes her cruel stepmother for a happy marriage, helped by Grandmother Crocodile. Steptoe, John. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife. Stevens, Janet. Tops & Bottoms. Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road. Tchana, Katrin. The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women. (Not just for girls!) A collection of 20 traditional tales from all over the world, each of whose main character is a strong and resourceful woman. Yolen, Jane. Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys. (Not just for boys!) A collection of folktales from around the world which demonstrate the triumph of brains over brawn. Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China. Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother. SUGGESTED TITLES FOR DIVORCE For Young Children Brown, Laurene Krasny. Dinosaurs Divorce. Dinosaur characters introduce aspects of divorce such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, spending holidays in two separate households, and adjusting to a stepparent. Gardner, Richard A. The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce. Discusses and suggests solutions for problems often encountered by children whose parents are divorced. Lansky, Vicki. It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear : a Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce. Koko Bear learns what divorce means, how to deal with changes, how to recognize and deal with feelings. Jenness, Aylette. Families : A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love. Photographs and text depict 17 families from around the country, some with step relationships, divorce, gay parents, foster siblings, and other diverse components. Powell, Jillian. Family Breakup. Explains the emotional and practical problems that arise when family members separate, discussing what happens to the children, how life will change, and how it will be the same. Rogers, Fred. Let' Talk About It: Divorce. Reassuring text that acknowledges children' complex feelings about divorce. P ABE Abercrombie, Barbara. Charlie Anderson. A cat steals the hearts of two sisters until one day Charlie doesn't come home and they learn a surprising secret about him. Bullard, Lisa. Trick-or-Treat on Milton Street. Charley is sure that the first Halloween in his new house will be awful, until his stepfather takes him out trick-or-treating. Girard, Linda Walvoord. At Daddy' On Saturdays. Although her parents' divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that she can keep a loving relationship with her father even though he lives apart from her. Grindley, Sally. A New Room for William. When William and his mother move, he is unhappy about having a new room, but he changes his mind after he makes a new friend. Hoffman, Mary. Boundless Grace. Grace is invited for a visit with her father and his new family in Africa. Two Homes. A young boy named Alex enjoys the homes of both of his parents who live apart but love Alex very much. Ransom, Jeanie Franz. I Don't Want To Talk About It. A young girl discovers that, even though her parents' divorce brings big changes, their love for her will remain the same. Schindel, John. Dear Daddy. Jesse' father lives across the country from them and letters help bring them closer. Wyeth, Sharon Dennis. Always My Dad. Although she does not get to see her father very often, a girl enjoys the time she and her brothers spend with him one summer while they are visiting their grandparents' farm. SUGGESTED READING - GRIEF AND LOSS Aliki. The Two of Them. Describes the relationship of a grandfather and his granddaughter from her birth to his death. Bahr, Mary. If Nathan Were Here. A boy grieves for his best friend and wonders how things would be if he were still alive. Barron, T.A. Where Is Grandpa? As his family reminisces after his beloved grandfather’s death, a boy realizes that his grandfather is still with him in all the special places they shared. Bunting, Eve. I Have An Olive Tree. After her grandfather's death, 8- year-old Sophia fulfills his last request and travels to Greece with her mother to see the land where her roots are. Durant, Alan. Always and Forever. A family of forest animals learns to cope with the death of a loved one. Carson, Jo. You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You. When a great-aunt dies, a young child finds comfort in being held and in holding, too. Clifton, Lucille. Everett Anderson’s Goodbye. Everett has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies. Cosby, Bill, The Day I Saw My Father Cry. Although Little Bill is sad when a friend of the family dies, he remembers the friend's lesson of saying "Merry Christmas" to get people to stop fighting. Coville, Bruce. My Grandfather’s House. When the child feels the cool, smooth fingers of his dead grandfather, he finally understands that Grandpa no longer lives in the house which was his body. De Paola, Tomie. Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs. A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their inevitable death. Fraustino, Lisa Rowe. The Hickory Chair. A blind boy tells of his warm relationship with his grandmother and the gift she left for him after her death. Hesse, Karen. Poppy’s Chair. On her first summer visit to her grandmother since her grandfather's death, Leah is saddened by his absence, but Gramm helps her learn how to remember Poppy with joy. Howe, James. Kaddish For Grandpa in Jesus’ Name, Amen. Five-year-old Emily tries to understand her grandfather's death by exploring the Christian and Jewish rituals that her family practices during and after his funeral. Kooharian, David. Sammy’s Story. In this story told in comic book format, a dying boy realizes that he has the courage to face his greatest challenge. Madenski, Melissa. Some of the Pieces. A year after the death of their father, two children and their mother come to terms with their loss. Mills, Joyce C. Gentle Willow: A Story For Children About Dying. Amanda is upset that she is going to lose her friend Gentle Willow, but learns that her memories are gifts from her friend and that there are special ways of saying goodbye. Prestine, Joan Singleton. Someone Special Died. A young girl describes the anger and sadness she feels after someone she loved dies, and makes a scrapbook to remember the things they did together. Shriver, Maria. What’s Heaven? After her great-grandmother’s death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions. Thomas, Jane Resh. Saying Goodbye to Grandma. Seven-year-old Suzie is curious and fearful about what Grandma's funeral will be like. Varley, Susan. Badger’s Parting Gifts. Badger's friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them. Weigelt, Udo. Bear’s Last Journey. All the animals in the forest must deal with the death of their old friend, the bear.
GREAT BOOKS FOR THIRD GRADERS Adventure & Survival American Girls Collection Kit Saves the Day! A Summer Story, 1934. Baillie, Allan Adrift. Ball, Duncan Emily Eyefinger and the Lost Treasure. Bledsoe, Lucy Tracks in the Snow. Blumberg, Rhoda Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy Casanova, Mary Moose Tracks. Clifford, Eth Just Tell Me When We're Dead! Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy. Hill, S. Kirkpatrick Toughboy and Sister. Mayhar, Ardath Medicine Walk. Norby, Lisa Treasure Island. Osborne, Mary Pope Tigers at Twilight. Animal Stories Banks, Kate The Bunnysitters. Broome, Errol Tangles. Byers, Betsy My Dog. My Hero. Charbonnet, Gabrielle Snakes are Nothing to Sneeze At. Clifford, Eth Harvey's Horrible Snake Disaster. Cooper, Ilene Absolutely Lucy. Davis, Deborah The Secret of the Seal. DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie. Duffey, Betsy Lucky on the Loose. George, Jean Craighead There's an Owl in the Shower. Goodall, Jane My Life with the Chimpanzees. Granger, Michele The Summer House Cat. Grover, Wayne Dolphin Freedom. Haas, Jesse Runaway Radish. Hesse, Karen Sable. Hiser, Constance Dog on Third Base. Hurwitz, Johanna A Llama in the Family. Hutchins, Pat Rats! Kenah, Katherine Eggs Over Easy King-Smith, Dick Animal Stories. Knight, Dawn Mischief, Mad Mary and Me Miles, Miska Pony in the Schoolhouse. Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh. Orgel, Doris Whiskers, Once and Always. Porte, Barbara Ann Ruthann and Her Pig. Rodowsky, Colby F. Not My Dog. Schlein, Miriam The Year of the Panda. Smith, Susan The Booford Summer. Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman. Thiele, Colin Rotten Egg Paterson to the Rescue. Waggoner, Karen Partners. Wallace, Bill Watchdog and the Coyotes. Biographies Ada, Alma Flor Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba. Brill, Marlene Targ Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor Cheng, Chen-Sun A Young Painter: The Life and Paintings of Wang Yani-China's Extraordinary Young Artist. Fritz, Jean What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? Gish, Lillian An Actor's Life for Me. Golenbock, Peter Teammates. Henry, Joanne Log Cabin in the Woods. Krull, Kathleen Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman. Kulling, Monica Vanished! The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Moss, Marissa Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel. Polacco, Patricia Betty Doll. Quackenbush, Robert Don't You Dare Shoot That Bear! A Story of Theodore Roosevelt. Rumford, James Seeker of Knowledge: The Man who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Stanley, Fay Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaiulani. Fantasy Auch, Mary Jane I was a Third Grade Science Project. Bauer, Marion Dane Touch the Moon. Bond, Michael Paddington at Large. Bulla, Clyde My Friend the Monster. Catling, Patrick The Chocolate Touch. Chetwin, Grace Friends in Time. Coombs, Patricia The Magician and McTree. Coville, Bruce The Monster's Ring. Cuyler, Margery Weird Wolf. Dadey, Debbie Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots. Dicks, Terrance Enter T.R. Dillon, Barbara The Teddy Bear Tree. Erickson, Russell A Toad for Tuesday. Evans, Douglas Apple Island or, The Truth About Teachers. Gannett, Ruth My Father's Dragon. Griffith, Helen V. Caitlin's Holiday Gutman, Dave Virtually Perfect Hinton, S. E. The Puppy Sister. Hiser, Constance Night of the Werepoodle. Hoban, Russell Monsters. Jocelyn, Marthe The Invisible Harry. Lawson, Robert Ben and Me. Le Guin, Ursula Catwings. Levine, Gail Carson The Princess Test. Maguire, Gregory Seven Spiders Spinning. Martin, Ann M. The Doll People. Mayne, William Hob and the Goblins. Murphy, Jill The Worst Witch. Nabb, Magdalen The Enchanted Horse. Paterson, Kathrine The King's Equal. Quindlen, Anna Happily Ever After. Rossbach, Jean Bernie, the Beagle who Liked German Cooking. Scieszka, Jon Summer Reading is Killing Me! Seidler, Tor Mean Margaret. Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning. Venokur, Ross The Amazing Frecktacle. Whybrow, Ian Little Wolf's Book of Badness Yolen, Jane Wizard's Hall. Funny Books Adler, David Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell. Carris, Joan Just a Little Ham. Dickinson, Peter Chuck and Danielle Doyle, Roddy The Giggler Treatment. Duffey, Betsy The Gadget War. Ferguson, Alane The Practical Joke War. Griffith, Helen Emily and the Enchanted Frog. Heide, Florence Parry Tales for the Perfect Child. Hornick, Laurie Miller The Secrets of Ms. Snickle's Class. Horvath, Polly The Trolls. Howe, Deborah Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery Korman, Gordan Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road? Napoli, Donna Jo The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin. Peet, Bill Capyboppy. Pilkey, Dav Captain Underapants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman. Pinkwater, Daniel Fat Camp Commandos. Proimos, James The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton: Stories and Pictures. Quigley, James Johnny Germ Head. Roberts, Ken The Thumb in the Box. Spinelli, Eileen Lizzie Logan Gets Married. Ghost & Scary Stories Carlson, Natalie The Ghost in the Lagoon. Carusone, Al Don't Open the Door After the Sun Goes Down. Creech, Sharon Pleasing the Ghost. Del Negro, Janice Lucy Dove. Goode, Diane Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories and Songs. Gorog, Judith In a Messy, Messy Room. Hague, Michael Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story. Hahn, Mary Downing The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story Hoffman, Mary The Four-Legged Ghosts. Johnston, Tony The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe. Lindgren, Astrid The Ghost of Skinny Jack. Mahy, Margaret The Horribly Haunted School. McKissack, Patricia The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural. Morgan, Helen The Witch Doll. Patschke, Steve The Spooky Book. Pinkwater, Daniel The Phantom of the Lunch Wagon. Schwartz, Alvin Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Selznick, Brian The Boy of a Thousand Faces. Sommer-Bodenburg, Angela If You Want to Scare Yourself. Spinner, Stephanie Dracula. Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night. Whitcher, Susan Real Mummies Don't Bleed: Friendly Tales for October Nights. Wright, Betty Ren Christina's Ghost Historical Fiction Bishop, Claire Twenty and Ten. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker One-of-a-Kind Mallie. Brady, Esther Toliver's Secret. Buchanan, Jane Gratefully Yours Cohen, Barbara Molly's Pilgrim. Dalgliesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble. Dorris, Michael Morning Girl. Fleishman, Paul Lost! A Story in String. Hazen, Barbara Amelia's Flying Machine. Howard, Ellen The Chickenhouse House. Isaacs, Anne Treehouse Tales. Lasker, Joe A Tournament of Knights. Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie. Levinson, Riki Dinnie Abbie Sister-r-r! Love, D. Anne Dakota Spring. MacBride, Roger New Dawn on Rocky Ridge. MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall. Mayerson, Evelyn The Cat Who Escaped from Steerage. Mochizuki, Ken Baseball Saved Us. Park, Linda Sue Seesaw Girl. Pevsner, Stella Sing for Your Father, Su Phan. Ransom, Candice F. Ladies and Jellybeans. Rubalcaba, Jill A Place in the Sun. Ryan, Pam Muñoz Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. Schaeffer, Edith Mei Fuh: Memories from China. Stanley, Diane Elena. Stover, Marjorie Patrick and the Great Molasses Explosion. Turner, Ann Nettie's Trip South. Vos, Ida Hide and Seek. Waddell, Martin Little Obie and the Flood. Whelan, Gloria Night of the Full Moon. Mystery Adler, David Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery. Bailey, Linda How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage? Bunting, Eve The Skate Patrol. Clifford, Eth Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Bashful Beaver. Giff, Patricia Reilly Kidnap at the Catfish Café Hale, Bruce The Mystery of Mr. Nice Hiser, Constance Scoop Snoops. Landon, Lucinda Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery in the Locked Library. Levine, Caroline Anne The Detective Stars and the Case of the Super Soccer Team. Levy, Elizabeth A Mammoth Mix-Up: A Brian and Pea Brain Mystery. Levy, Elizabeth Something Queer in the Cafeteria. Monsell, Mary Elise The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin. Osborne, Mary Pope Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple Parish, Peggy Key to the Treasure. Quackenbush, Robert Evil Under the Sea: A Miss Mallard Mystery. Roy, Ron The Lucky Lottery. Simon, Seymour The On-Line Spaceman and Other Cases. Smith, Dona Footprints in the Fog. Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective. Stanley, George E. The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope. Warner, Gertrude Mystery Ranch. Yolen, Jane Piggins. School, Friends and Family Baker, Barbara Third Grade is Terrible. Bunting, Eve Summer Wheels. Cameron, Ann The Stories Julian Tells. Carlson, Natalie Savage The Family Under the Bridge. Caudill, Rebecca Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? Chaikin, Miriam Aviva's Piano. Cleary, Beverly Ramona's World. Cox, Judy Butterfly Buddies. Creech, Sharon Love that Dog. Cutler, Jane Spaceman. Danziger, Paula Amber Brown is Not a Crayon. Delton, Judy Angel's Mother's Boyfriend. Dragonwagon, Crescent Margaret Ziegler is Horse Crazy. Duffey, Betsy Hey, New Kid! Fowler, Susi Albertina the Practically Perfect. Freeman, Martha Fourth Grade Weirdo. Gilson, Jamie Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub. Greenwald, Sheila Give Us a Great Big Smile, Rosy Cole. Hall, Lynn In Trouble Again, Zelda Hammersmith? Havill, Juanita It Always Happens to Leona. Herman, Charlotte Millie Cooper, 3B. Hill, Kirkpatrick The Year of Miss Agnes. Honeycutt, Natalie Granville Jones: Commando. Hurwitz, Johanna The Just Desserts Club. Joosse, Barbara Anna, the One and Only. Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie In the Language of Loons. Klein, Robin Enemies. McDonald, Megan Judy Moody. McKenna, Colleen Too Many Murphys. Mead, Alice Junebug. Moss, Marissa Amelia's Notebook. Myers, Laurie Earthquake in the Third Grade. Namioka, Lensey Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear. Napoli, Donna Jo When the Water Closes Over My Head. Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds The Boys Start the War. Petersen, P.J. The Sub. Porte, Barbara Ann If You Ever Get Lost: The Adventures of Julia and Evan. Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? Sachs, Marilyn JoJo & Winnie: Sister Stories. Schnur, Steven The Koufax Dilemma. Scribner, Virginia Gopher Draws Conclusions. Smith, Janice Lee The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer and Other Stories About Adam Joshua. Soto, Gary The Skirt. Spinelli, Jerry Fourth Grade Rats. Spurr, Elizabeth Mamá's Birthday Surprise Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman. Strasser, Todd Kidnap Kids. Warner, Sally Dog Years. Willner-Pardo, Gina Jumping Into Nothing. Wilson, Jacqueline The Suitcase Kid. Zach, Cheryl Benny and the No-Good Teacher. Science Fiction Asimov, Isaac The Heavenly Host. Brennan, Herbie The Mystery Machine. Bunting, Eve Wanna Buy an Alien? Coville, Bruce My Teacher is an Alien. Elliott, David The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle. Etra, Jonathan Aliens for Breakfast. Greer, Gery Jason and the Aliens Down the Street. Hooks, William The Girl Who Could Fly. Manes, Stephen That Game from Outer Space. Pinkwater, Daniel Ned Feldman, Space Pirate. Sadler, Marilyn Bobo Crazy. Service, Pamela Stinker from Space. Slote, Alfred My Robot Buddy. Spinner, Stephanie Be First in the Universe. Star Wars The Glove of Darth Vader. Sterman, Betsy Too Much Magic. Wells, H. G. The Time Machine. Yaccarino, Dan First Day on a Strange New Planet. Sports Duffey, Betsy Lucky in Left Field. Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot. Hall, Donald When Willard Met Babe Ruth. Herman, Gail Just Like Mike. Herzig, Alison The Boonsville Bombers. Hiser, Constance Dog on Third Base. Joosse, Barbara The Losers Fight Back: A Wild Willie Mystery. Kline, Suzy Molly Gets Mad. Lord, Beman The Perfect Pitch. Marzollo, Jean The Pizza Pie Slugger. Napoli, Donna On Guard. Slote, Alfred Make-Believe Ball Player. Stout, Glenn On the Halfpipe with ... Tony Hawk Tamar, Erika Soccer Mania! Van Leeuwen, Jean Benjy the Football Hero.
GREAT BOOKS FOR FOURTH GRADERS Adventure & Survival Baillie, Allan Adrift. Bledsoe, Lucy Tracks in the Snow. Blumberg, Rhoda Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy. Brady, Esther Toliver's Secret. Christopher, Matt Stranded. Fleischman, Sid Jim Ugly. George, Jean My Side of the Mountain. Hughes, Carol Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves. Kehret, Peg Earthquake Terror. Mazer, Harry The Wild Kid. Myers, Edward Hostage. Patneaude, David The Last Man's Reward. Petersen, P.J. White Water. Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning. Animals Auch, Mary Jane The Latchkey Dog. Byars, Betsy Wanted ... Mud Blossom. Carnell, Suzanne A Treasury of Pet Stories. Carris, Joan Just a Little Ham. Clifford, Eth Harvey's Horrible Snake Disaster. Dickinson, Peter Chuck and Danielle. Duffey, Betsy Lucky on the Loose. Feldman, Eve B. That Cat! George, Jean C. There's an Owl in the Shower. Grover, Wayne Dolphin Freedom. Haas, Jessie Runaway Radish. Hearne, Betsy Eliza's Dog. Hesse, Karen Sable. Howe, James Morgan's Zoo. Johansen, Hanna A Tomcat's Tale. Kenah, Katharine Eggs Over Easy. King-Smith, Dick Ace, the Very Important Pig. King-Smith, Dick Animal Stories. King-Smith, Dick Lady Lollipop. Knight, Dawn Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me. Manes, Stephen The Great Gerbil Roundup. McKay, Hilary Dog Friday. Naylor, Phyllis Shiloh. Pollock, Penny Stall Buddies. Rodowsky, Colby F. Not My Dog. Shura, Mary Mister Wolf and Me. Thomas, Jane The Comeback Dog. Wallace, Bill Watchdog and the Coyotes. Biography Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton's Amazing Voyage. Byars, Betsy The Moon and I. Cheng, Chen-Sun A Young Painter: The Life and Paintings of Wang Yani--China's Extraordinary Young Artist. Coerr, Eleanor Sadako and theThousand Paper Cranes. Dolan, Ellen Susan Butcher and the Iditarod Trail. Emmerich, Elsbeth My Childhood in Nazi Germany. Fleischman, Sid The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life. George, Jean C. A Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets. Kehret, Peg Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio. Mitchell, Barbara CLICK! A Story About George Eastman. Paulsen, Gary My Life in Dog Years. Peet, Bill Bill Peet: An Autobiography. Polacco, Patricia Betty Doll. Spinelli, Jerry Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid. Stanley, Diane Leonardo da Vinci. Tillage, Leon Leon's Story. Uchida, Yoshiko The Invisible Thread. Fantasy Avi Poppy. Banks, Lynn Reid The Fairy Rebel. Brock, Betty No Flying in the House. Coatsworth, Elizabeth Pure Magic. Cooper, Susan The Boggart. Coville, Bruce Into the Land of the Unicorns. Dillon, Barbara A Mom by Magic. Evans, Douglas Apple Island, or, the Truth About Teachers. Fine, Anne Bad Dreams. Gray, Luli Falcon's Egg. Hesse, Karen The Music of Dolphins. Jocelyn, Marthe The Invisible Harry. King-Smith, Dick The School Mouse. Levine, Gail Carson The Princess Test. Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking. MacDonald, Betty Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Maguire, Gregory Seven Spiders Spinning. Martin, Ann M. The Doll People. Mayne, William Hob and the Goblins. McGraw, Eloise The Moorchild. Meddaugh, Susan Lulu's Hat. Morgan, Helen The Witch Doll. Napoli, Donna Jo Soccer Shock. Norton, Mary The Borrowers. Paterson, Katherine The King's Equal. Pierce, Tamora First Test. Pullman, Philip I was a Rat! Seabrooke, Brenda The Vampire in My Bathtub. Seidler, Tor The Wainscott Weasel. Sommer-Bodenburg, Angela My Friend the Vampire. Venokur, Ross The Cookie Company. Waugh, Sylvia The Mennyms. Wells, Rosemary Through the Hidden Door. Whybrow, Ian Little Wolf's Book of Badness. Yolen, Jane The Dragon's Boy. Funny Books Blume, Judy Superfudge. Doyle, Roddy The Giggler Treatment. Erickson, John The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog. Korman, Gordon Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road? Manes, Stephen Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days. Manes, Stephen Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday! Pilkey, Dav The Adventures of Captain Underpants. Pinkwater, Daniel Fat Camp Commandos. Roberts, Ken The Thumb in the Box. Rockwell, Thomas How to Eat Fried Worms. Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Venokur, Ross The Amazing Frecktacle. Ghosts & Scary Stories Carusone, Al Don't Open the Door After the Sun Goes Down. Coville, Bruce The Ghost in the Third Row. Dahl, Roald The Witches. Gorog, Judith In a Messy, Messy Room. Hague, Michael Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story. Hahn, Mary Downing Time for Andrew. Jacques, Brian Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales. Jennings, Paul Uncanny: Even More Surprising Stories. Lehr, Norma The Shimmering Ghost of Riversend. Mahy, Margaret The Horribly Haunted School. Martin, Ann Ma and Pa Dracula. Naylor, Phyllis Bernie and the Bessledorf Ghost. Pinkwater, Daniel Attila the Pun. Wright, Betty Haunted Summer. Historical Fiction Anderson, Joan Joshua's Westward Journal. Baylis-White, Mary Sheltering Rebecca. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker One-of-a-Kind Mallie. Bruchac, Joseph Children of the Longhouse. Craig, Ruth Malu's Wolf. Cross, Gillian The Great American Elephant Chase. Dorris, Michael Sees Behind Trees. Erdrich, Louise The Birchbark House. Fleischman, Paul Bull Run. Giff, Patricia Reilly Lily's Crossing. Harris, Carol Flynn A Place for Joey. Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie. Lord, Bette In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Love, D. Anne Dakota Spring. Love, D. Anne A Year Without Rain. MacBride, Roger Lea Little House on Rocky Ridge. Naylor, Phyllis Maudie in the Middle. Nelson, Vaunda Mayfield Crossing. Orlev, Uri Lydia, Queen of Palestine. Propp, Vera When the Soldiers Were Gone. Ransom, Candice F. Ladies and Jellybeans. Stanley, Diane Elena. Wallace, Barbara Brooks The Twin in the Tavern. In Other Lands Ada, Alma Flor Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba. Ellis, Deborah The Breadwinner. Huynh, Quang Nhuong The Land I Lost. Lee, Marie G. Night of the Chupacabras. Lester, Alison Quicksand Pony. Morgenstern, Susie Secret Letters from 0 to 10. Pullman, Philip The Firework-Maker's Daughter. Schaeffer, Edith Mei Fuh: Memories from China. Mystery Avi Who Stole the Wizard of OZ. Clifford, Eth Harvey's Marvelous Monkey Mystery. Corbett, Scott The Trouble with Diamonds. Giff, Patricia Reilly Kidnap at the Catfish Café. Gilson, Jamie Soccer Circus. Hall, Lynn The Mystery of the Caramel Cat. Hughes, Dean Nutty and the Case of the Ski-Slope Spy. Naylor, Phyllis The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel. Osborne, Mary Pope Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple. Pfeffer, Susan Beth The Pizza Puzzle. Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Treasure Hunt. Stevenson, Drew Terror on Cemetery Hill. Vigor, John Danger, Dolphins, and Ginger Beer. Woodruff, Elvira The Ghost of Lizard Light. School, Friends, & Family Bulla, Clyde Shoeshine Girl. Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw. Clements, Andrew The School Story. Clifford, Eth The Remembering Box. Creech, Sharon Love That Dog. DeClements, Barthe The Fourth Grade Wizards. DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie. Feiffer, Jules The Man in the Ceiling. Fenner, Carol Randall's Wall. Ferguson, Alane Cricket and the Crackerbox Kid. Fine, Anne Step by Wicked Step. Freeman, Martha Fourth Grade Weirdo. Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. Gardiner, John General Butterfingers. Giff, Patricia Fourth-Grade Celebrity. Gilson, Jamie Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub. Graves, Bonnie B. Taking Care of Trouble. Hill, Kirkpatrick The Year of Miss Agnes. Hines, Anna Cassie Bowen Takes Witch Lessons. Honeycutt, Natalie The Best-Laid Plans of Jonah Twist. Hurwitz, Johanna The Cold and Hot Winter. Lisle, Janet The Lost Flower Children. Lowry, Lois All About Sam. Martin, Ann Me and Katie (the Pest). McDonald, Joyce Mail-Order Kid. McDonald, Megan Judy Moody. McHugh, Elisabet Karen's Sister. Mead, Alice Junebug. Miles, Betty The Secret Life of the Underwear Champ. Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Boys Against Girls. Park, Barbara Mick Harte was Here. Patron, Susan Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe. Peck, Robert Soup. Sachs, Marilyn The Four Ugly Cats in Apartment 3D. Shreve, Susan The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates. Smith, Roberts The War with Grandpa. Soto, Gary The Skirt. Spinelli, Eileen Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses. Spinelli, Jerry Fourth Grade Rats. Spurr, Elizabeth Mamá's Birthday Surprise. Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman. Vail, Rachel Daring to be Abigail! Walter, Mildred Pitts Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World. Warner, Sally Dog Years. Williams, Vera Scooter. Willner-Pardo, Gina Jumping Into Nothing. Science Fiction Asimov, Isaac The Heavenly Host. Becker, Bonny My Brother, the Robot. Byars, Betsy The Computer Nut. Cameron, Eleanor The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. Coville, Bruce My Teacher is an Alien. Gardiner, John Top Secret. Gauthier, Gail My Life Among the Aliens. Greer, Gery Max and Me and the Time Machine. Hoover, H. M. Only Child. Mackel, Kathy Can of Worms. Manes, Stephen That Game from Outer Space. Pinkwater, Daniel Slaves of Spiegel. Service, Pamela Stinker from Space. Slote, Alfred C.O.L.A.R.: A Tale of Outer Space. Sports Bowen, Fred Winners Take All. Christopher, Matt The Fox Steals Home. Giff, Patricia Left-Handed Shortstop. Glenn, Mel Play-by-Play. Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot. Hughes, Dean Now We're Talking. Hurwitz, Johanna Baseball Fever. Jackson, Alison My Brother the Star. Korman, Gordon The Toilet Paper Tigers. Park, Barbara Skinnybones. Schnur, Steven The Koufax Dilemma. Slote, Alfred The Trading Game. Stout, Glenn On the Halfpipe with...Tony Hawk. Van Leeuwen, Jean Benjy the Football Hero. Wallace, Barbara Brooks Hawkins and the Soccer Solution.
GREAT BOOKS FOR FIFTH GRADERS Adventure & Survival Aiken, Joan The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Blackwood, Gary Wild Timothy. Bodett, Tom Williwaw! Campbell, Eric The Place of Lions. Creech, Sharon The Wanderer. Edwards, Julie Andrews Dragon: Hound of Honor. Fenner, Carol The King of Dragons. Fleischman, Sid The Giant Rat of Sumatra. George, Jean C. My Side of the Mountain. Haddix, Margaret Running Out of Time. Harrison, Michael It's My Life. Hesse, Karen The Music of Dolphins. Hobbs, Will The Big Wander. Hyde, Dayton Island of the Loons. Ibbotson, Eva Journey to the River Sea. Kehret, Peg Earthquake Terror. Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Korman, Gordon Shipwreck. Lawrence, Iain The Wreckers. Matthews, L.S. Fish. Mazer, Harry The Cave Under the City. Moeri, Louise Save Queen of Sheba. Neale, Jonathan Himalaya. Paulsen, Gary Hatchet. Phleger, Marjorie Pilot Down, Presumed Dead. Ruckman, Ivy Night of the Twisters. Sachar, Louis Holes. Shahan, Sherry Frozen Stiff. Smith, Roland The Cryptid Hunters. Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning. Stone, Jeffery S. Tiger. Taylor, Theodore The Cay. Whitesel, Cheryl Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale. Animal Stories Real Animals Adler, C.S. The No Place Cat. Bagnold, Enid National Velvet. Boston, L.M. A Stranger at Green Knowe. Burnford, Sheila The Incredible Journey. Casanova, Mary When Eagles Fall. Corcoran, Barbara Wolf at the Door. Cross, Gillian The Great American Elephant Chase. Eckert, Allan Incident at Hawks Hill. Farley, Walter The Black Stallion. Garfield, James Follow My Leader. Harlow, Joan Hiatt Thunder From the Sea. Henry, Marguerite Misty of Chincoteague. Hobbs, Will Jackies Wild Seattle. Knight, Eric Lassie Come Home. Lester, Allison The Snow Pony. Mowat, Farley Owls in the Family. Rorby, Ginny Dolphin Sky. Springer, Nancy Colt. Taylor, William Agnes the Sheep. Zucker, Naomi Fink Bennos Bear. Talking Animals Baker, E.D. The Frog Princess. Bauer, Marion Dane Runt. Collins, Suzanne Gregor the Overlander. Finney, Patricia I, Jack. George, Jean Frightfuls Mountain. Gleitzman, Morris Toad Rage. Hunter, Erin Into the Wild. Jacques, Brian Redwall. James, Mary Shoebag. Jarvis, Robin The Dark Portal. Lasky, Kathryn The Capture. Leonard, Elmore A Coyotes in the House. Lowry, Lois Stay! Keepers Story. Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds The Grand Escape. Oppel, Kenneth Silverwing. Biographies Berenstain, Stan Down a Sunny Dirt Road: An Autobiography. Brewster, Hugh Anastasia's Album. Bridges, Ruby Through My Eyes: The Autobiography of Ruby Bridges. Codell, Esme Raji Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories From the Fifth Grade. Dahl, Roald Boy: Tales of Childhood. Fleischman, Sid The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life. Freedman, Russell Lincoln: A Photobiography. George, Jean C. A Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets. Goodall, Jane My Life with the Chimpanzees. Hargrove, Jim Steven Spielberg: Amazing Filmmaker. Lawlor, Laurie Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit. Mah, Adeline Yen Chinese Cinderella. Paulsen, Gary How Angel Peterson Got His Name. Stine, R.L. It Came From Ohio: My Life as a Writer. Szabo, Corrine Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart. Warren, Andrea Escape From Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy. Fantasy Balliet, Blue Chasing Vermeer. Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan. Barry, Dave Peter and the Starcatchers. Bell, Hilari The Wizard Test. Byng, Georgia Molly Moons Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Colfer, Eoin Artemis Fowl. Cooper, Susan The Dark is Rising. Crossley-Holland, Kevin The Seeing Stone. Curry, Jane The Black Canary. Dale, Anna Whispering to Witches. Di Terlizzi, Tony The Field Guide. Drake, Emily The Magickers. Duane, Diane So You Want to be a Wizard. Ferris, Jean Once Upon a Marigold. Friesner, Esther Wishing Season. Funke, Cornelia Dragon Rider. Gliori, Debi Pure Dead Wicked. Haptie, Charlotte Otto and the Flying Twins. Hobbs, Will Kokopelli's Flute. Jones, Diana Wynne Witch Week. Langrish, Katherine Troll Fell. Levine, Gail Carson The Wish. Morris, Gerald The Squire's Tale. Nesbit, E. Wet Magic. Nimmo, Jenny Midnight for Charlie Bone. Nix, Garth Mister Monday. Paul, Donita K Dragonspell. Pearce, Philippa Tom's Midnight Garden. Pierce, Tamora Alanna: The First Adventure. Sage, Angie Magyk. Service, Pamela Being of Two Minds. Stewart, Paul Beyond the Deep Woods. Thompson, Kate Switchers. Turner, Megan The Thief. Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic. Wrede, Patricia Dealing with Dragons. Ghost & Horror Stories Adler, C.S. Ghost Brother. Alphin, Elaine The Ghost Cadet. Avi Something Upstairs. DeFelice, Cynthia The Ghost of Fossil Glen. Gaiman, Neil Coraline. Hahn, Mary D. Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story. Ibbotson, Eva Dial-a-Ghost. Naylor, Phyllis The Witchs Sister. Pullman, Phillip Count Karlstein. The Random House Book of Ghost Stories. Schnur, Steven The Shadow Children. Snyder, Zilpha The Trespassers. Stine, R.L. Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories. Vande Velde, Vivian There's a Dead Person Following My Sister Around. Wilson, Jacqueline Vicky Angel. Zindel, Paul Raptor! Historical Fiction Avi The Fighting Ground. Blackwood, Gary The Shakespeare Stealer. Cannon, A.E. Charlottes Rose. Choldenko, Genniger Al Capone Does My Shirts. Curtis, Christopher The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963. Ellis, Deborah A Company of Fools. Erickson, John Moonshiners Gold. Giff, Patricia Reilly Nory Ryans Song. Goodman, Joan The Winter Hare. Hahn, Mary D. The Gentleman Outlaw and Me-- Eli: A Story of the Old West. Hale, Marian The Truth About Sparrows. Hesse, Karen Letters from Rifka. Hilgartner, Beth A Murder for Her Majesty. Ibbotson, Eva The Star of Kazan. Lasky, Kathryn The Night Journey. Lawrence, Iain The Wreckers. Lester, Julius Pharaoh's Daughter. Levine, Gail Carson Dave at Night. Magorian, Michelle Good Night, Mr. Tom. Namioka, Lensey Ties That Bind, Ties That Break. Napoli, Donna Jo Daughter of Venice. Nixon, Joan Lowery A Family Apart. Paulsen, Gary Mr. Tucket. Reeder, Carolyn Shades of Gray. Salisbury, Graham Under the Blood-Red Sun. Speare, Elizabeth The Sign of the Beaver. Stolz, Joelle The Shadows of Ghadames. Weil, Sylvie My Guardian Angel. Whelan, Gloria Once on This Island. Wise, William Nell of Branford Hall. Woodruff, Elvira The Ravenmasters Secret: Escape from the Tower of London. Holocaust Auerbacher, Inge I am a Star: Child of the Holocaust. Baylis-White, Mary Sheltering Rebecca. Drucker, Malka Jacobs Rescue: A Holocaust Story. Levine, Karen Hanas Suitcase. Lowry, Lois Number the Stars. Morpurgo, Michael Waiting for Anya. Orlev, Uri Run, Boy, Run. Richter, Hans Peter Friedrich. Spinelli, Jerry Milkweed. Vos, Ida Anna is Still Here. Warren, Andrea Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps. Williams, Laura Behind the Bedroom Wall. Yolen, Jane The Devil's Arithmetic. Humor Avi Never Mind: A Twin Novel. Cooney, Doug Beloved Dearly. Cresswell, Helen Ordinary Jack. Dahl, Roald The Witches. Dickinson, Peter Chuck and Danielle. Fitzgerald, John The Great Brain. Gutman, Dan Funny Boy Meets the Chitchatting Cheese from Chattanooga. Hiaasen, Carl Hoot. Kennemore, Tim Circle of Doom. Klise, Kate Letters From Camp. Korman, Gordon No More Dead Dogs. Lowry, Lois The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline. Maguire, Gregory Seven Spiders Spinning. McMullan, Kate Have a Hot Time Hades! Naylor, Phyllis The Boys Start the War. Paulsen, Gary Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered. Peck, Richard A Year Down Yonder. Pinkwater, Daniel Borgel. Roberts, Dianne Made You Look. Selden, George Harry Cat's Pet Puppy. Taylor, William Knitwits. In Other Lands Camri, Daniella Samir and Yonatan. Carris, Joan Hedgehogs in the Closet. Creech, Sharon Bloomability. Dhami, Marinder Bindi Babes. Ellis, Deborah The Breadwinner. Holt, Kimberly Willis Keeper of the Night. Honey, Elizabeth Dont Pat the Wombat. Mahy, Margaret Underrunners. McKay, Hilary Dolphin Luck. Morgenstern, Susie Hoch Sixth Grade. Nitz, Kristin Defending Irene. Ryan, Pam Munoz Becoming Naomi Leon. Sheth, Kashmira Blue Jasmine. Stewart, Jennifer Close Encounters of a Third World Kind. Yumoto, Kazumi The Friends. Misfits & Outcasts Blume, Judy Blubber. Byars, Betsy The Pinballs. Cassedy, Sylvia Behind the Attic Wall. Choldenko, Gennifer Notes from a Liar and Her Dog. Dowell, Frances Where Id Like to Be. Fenner, Carol Randalls Wall. Hahn, Mary D. Daphne's Book. Hayden, Torey The Very Worst Thing. Holt, Kimberly When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Lisle, Janet Afternoon of the Elves. McNamee, Graham Sparks. Perkins, Lynne All Alone in the Universe. Sachar, Louis There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom. Spinelli, Jerry Loser. Stolz, Mary The Bully of Barkham Street. Wallace, Bill Never Say Quit. Wilhelm, Doug The Revealers. Mysteries & Thrillers Anderson, Janet The Last Treasure. Bailey, Linda How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage? Bellairs, John The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Broach, Elise Shakespeares Secret. Bunting, Eve Is Anybody There? Hahn, Mary D. The Dead Man in Indian Creek. Hamilton, Virginia The Mystery of Drear House. Hart, Alison Shadow Horse. Hoeye, Michael Time Stops for No Mouse. Howe, James Eat Your Poison, Dear. Hoobler, Dorothy The Ghost in the Tokido Inn. Horowitz, Anthony The Falcons Malteser: A Diamond Brothers Mystery. Lawrence, Caroline Thieves of Ostia: A Roman Mystery. Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Bernie Magruder and the Bats in the Belfry. Nickerson, Sara How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. Patneaude, David Someone was Watching. Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game. Roberts, Willo Davis What Could Go Wrong? Skurzynski, Gloria Wolf Stalker. Smith, Roland Zachs Lie. Van Draanen, Wendelin Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. Wright, Betty Ren The Dollhouse Murders. School, Family & Growing Up Baskin, Nora Raleigh What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows. Brooks, Bruce Vanishing. Byalick, Marcia Quit It. Carney, Janet The Double Life of Zoe Flynn. Cassidy, Cathy Dizzy. Clements, Andrew Frindle. Cooper, Ilene Sam I Am. Danziger, Paula P.S. Longer Letter Later. Dowell, Frances The Secret Language of Girls. Feiffer, Jules The Man in the Ceiling. Fenner, Carol Yolonda's Genius. Fine, Anne Step by Wicked Step. Fletcher, Ralph Flying Solo. Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. Giff, Patricia Pictures of Hollis Woods. Jiménez, Francisco The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child. Konigsburg, E. L. The View from Saturday. Koss, Amy The Girls. Martin, Ann Here Today. McKay, Hilary Indigos Star. Naylor, Phyllis R. The Agony of Alice. Park, Barbara Mick Harte Was Here. Voigt, Cynthia Bad Girls. Warner, Sally Dog Years. White, Ruth Belle Prater's Boy. Yee, Lisa Millicent Min: Girl Genius. Science Fiction Asimov, Janet Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot. Butts, Nancy The Door in the Lake. Christopher, John The White Mountains. Ciencin, Scott Dinoverse. Duprau, Jeanne The City of Ember. Fox, Helen Eager. Haddix, Margaret Among the Hidden. Key, Alexander Escape to Witch Mountain. Klause, Annette Alien Secrets. L'Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time. Lowry, Lois The Giver. Mackel, Kathy Can of Worms. Nix, Garth Shades Children. Peck, Richard Lost in Cyberspace. Pfeffer, Susan Rewind to Yesterday. Pinkwater, Jill Mister Fred. Seidler, Tor Brainboy and the Deathmaster. Skurzynski, Gloria The Virtual War. Sleator, William The Night the Heads Came. Waugh, Sylvia Space Race. Williams, Mark Ancient Fire. Short Stories Coville, Bruce A Glory of Unicorns. Dahl, Roald The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More. Hearne, Betsy The Canine Connection: Stories About Dogs and People. Jacques, Brian Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales. Jennings, Paul Unreal! Eight Surprising Stories. Kipling, Rudyard Just So Stories. Maguire, Gregory Leaping Beauty and Other Animal Fairy Tales. Random House Book of Sports Stories. Tripping Over the Lunch Lady: And Other School Stories. Wrede, Patricia Book of Enchantments. Wynne-Jones, Tim Some of the Kinder Planets. Yourgrau, Barry Nastybook. Sports Avi S.O.R. Losers. Baskin, Nora Raleigh Basketball (Or Something Like It). Christopher, Matt Nothin but Net. Cooper, Ilene Choosing Sides. Fitzgerald, Dawn Getting in the Game. Fogelin, Adrian Crossing Jordan. Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Loses Control. Gutman, Dan Babe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure. Hicks, Betty Busted! Korman, Gordon The Zucchini Warriors. Mackel, Kathy MadCat. Mauser, Pat A Bundle of Sticks. Riddell, Ruth Ice Warrior. Ritter, John The Boy Who Saved Baseball. Slote, Alfred Finding Buck McHenry. Telander, Rick String Music. Wallace, Rich The Roar of the Crowd. Zirpoli, Jane Roots in the Outfield.
Grades 3-4 Miss Nelson is Missing / Harry Allard Stories Julian Tells / Ann Cameron Ramona / series by Beverly Cleary Frindle / Andrew Clements Magic School Bus / series by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degan Miss Rumphius / Barbara Cooney The Patchwork Quilt / Valery Flournoy Stone Fox / John Gardiner Bunnicula / Deborah Howe Babe: the Gallant Pig / Dick King-Smith Horrible Harry / series by Suzy Kline Frog and Toad / series by Arnold Lobel Number the Stars / Lois Lowry Sarah Plain and Tall / 1st of trilogy by Patricia MacLaughlin Homer Price / Robert McClosky Amelia Bedelia / by Peggy Parish Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson Mufaros Beautiful Daughters / John Steptoe Jumanji / Chris Van Allsburg Two Bad Ants / Chris Van Allsburg Charlottes Web / E. B. White Stuart Little / E. B. White Little House Books / series by Laura Ingalls Wilder Fourth Grade Avi Wind Catcher Avi Poppy Babbitt, Natalie Tuck Everlasting Banks, Lynn Reid The Indian in the Cupboard Blume, Judy Fudge-A-Mania Brittain, Bill The Wish Giver Brittain, Bill The Shape Changer Byars, Betsy Wanted .Mud Blossom Christopher, Matt The Winning Stroke Cleary, Beverly Ramona Forever Coville, Bruce Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Danziger, Paula Amber Brown series DeFelice, Cynthia Weasel Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy Fleischman, Sid The Half Moon Inn Gipson, Fred Old Yeller Greenwald, Sheila Rosy Cole series Hahn, Mary Downing The Mystery of the Disappearing Man Howe, James Bunnicula Hurwitz, Johanna Number the Stars Jacques, Brian Mossflower King-Smith, Dick Polly's Parrot Kline, Suzy Orp Series Kline, Suzy Mary Marony Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking Lowry, Lois Time for Andrew McSwigen, Marie Snow Treasure Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Fear Place Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shilo Nixon, Joan Lowery Orphan Train Series Paulsen, Gary Hatchet Peck, Robert Newton Soup Series Rowling, J. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Sachar, Louis Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger Scieska, Jon The Time Warp Trio Seldon, George The Cricket in Times Square Slote, Alfred The Trading Game Slote, Alfred Finding Buck McHenry Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown Series Taylor, Mildred The Friendship Wallace, Bill The Twin in the Tavern White, E.B. Charlotte's Web White, E.B. Stuart Little Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House Series Winthrop, Elizabeth Castle in the Attic Woodruf, Elvira The Disappearing Bike Shop Wright, Betty Ren The Dollhouse Murders Grades 5-6 Mr. Poppers Penguins / Richard Atwater Tuck Everlasting / Natalie Babbitt The Indian in the Cupboard / series by Lynne Reid Banks The Secret Garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes / by Eleanor Coerr The Dark is Rising / Series by Susan Cooper The Thirteenth Floor: A Ghost Story / Sid Fleischman Julie of the Wolves / Jean Craighead George Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub / Jamie Gilson Out of the Dust / Karen Hesse The Phantom Tollbooth / Norton Juster A Wrinkle in Time / 1st of trilogy by Madeleine LEngle Ella Enchanted / Gail Levine Shiloh / 1st of trilogy by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Hatchet / 1st of trilogy by Gary Paulsen A Long Way from Chicago / Richard Peck Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone / 1st of series by J. K. Rowling Holes / Louis Sachar Chocolate Fever / Robert Kimmel Smith The Cay / Theodore Taylor The Hobbit / J. R. R. Tolkien Diceys Song / Cynthis Voigt ADVENTURE The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Blind American boy and an old West Indian native are stranded on a Caribbean island.1969. Hatchet by Gary Paulson. Following a plane crash, a boy survives 54 days in the Canadian wilderness. 1988. The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton. A family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. 1968. The Illyrian Adventure by Lloyd Alexander. Vesper Holly and her guardian set sail for the tiny country of Illyria in search of treasure only to find themselves in the middle of a war. 1986. Julie by Jean Craighead George. In this sequel to Julie of the Wolves, Julie returns to live with her father in their Inuit village. 1994. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Sam Gribley spends a winter alone in the Catskill Mountains. 1959. The Scorpio Ghosts and the Black Hole Gang by Kathy Kennedy Tapp. Four children are bored with their parents' idea of renovating an old schoolhouse in Wisconsin, until they meet a floating ghost. 1987. Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan. Children smuggle gold out of occupied Norway on their sleds. 1942. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner. Little Willy competes against the Indian Stone Face in the National Dogsled Races. 1980. Trouble River by Betsy Byars. A thrilling historical adventure about young Dewey and his feisty grandmother fighting for their lives on a river raft.1969. ANIMAL STORIES Black Stallion by Walter Farley. A wild Arabian stallion and the boy who trained him. 1941. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Beautiful story of a friendship between Wilbur, a gentle young pig, and the beautiful and intelligent spider who saved his life. 1952. Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat. Gophers, garter snakes, pigeons, rats and owls make family life exciting on the Saskatchewan prairie. 1961. Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North. A lively raccoon made lots of trouble--and fun--for the author when he was 11 years old. 1984. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. When Marty finds a mistreated puppy, he knows he should return it to the rightful owner, but struggles with this as he know the puppy will be abused again. 1991. Sounder by William H. Armstrong. Wrongly accused, an innocent man and his son are saved from pursuers by their loyal dog, Sounder.1969. Trouble With Tuck by Theordore Taylor. A girl trains her blind dog to follow & trust a guide dog of his own. 1981 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. After spending weeks training his dogs, Billy enters the annual coon-hunt contest and wins. 1974. FAMILY & FRIENDS Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Alice is growing up without a mother to advise her and has only her father and brother, who aren't much help. 1985. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Story of a boy and a girl, two fifth-graders, who build an imaginary kingdom of art, literature and friendship -- until tragedy occurs. 1977. Coco Grimes by Mary Stolz. Thomas, who has just turned 11, is dying to go to Miami to meet Coco Grimes, a man who once played baseball in the Negro Leagues. 1994. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. An award-winning novel of a boy who pours out his problems in letters to a writer he greatly admires. 1983. Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight. Abandoned by their mother, Dicey and the younger children move in with their grandmother and start a new life. 1982. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson. Eleven-year-old Gilly is placed in a new foster home with an unusual foster mother. 1978. Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs by Jamie Gilson. Harvey looks forward to the arrival of a Vietnamese refugee family and their son, but runs into trouble with the prejudice of his American friend Quint. 1985. More Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron. More episodes in the life of Julian, including a bet with his best friend, a science project, and what happens when his brother decides to be Superboy. 1989. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer. Twelve-year-old Joel must learn to live with fear and grief after his his friend Tony drowns in a treacherous river. 1986. Pinballs by Betsy Byars. Two boys and a girl meet in the foster home where they've been sent to live. 1977. Plain City by Virginia Hamilton. A racially-mixed 12-year-old girl seeks her African-American identity. 1993. The Skirt by Gary Soto. Can Miata find the beautiful folklorico skirt her mother has loaned her in time for her dance performance? 1992. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Peter Hatcher's trials and tribulations, most of which are caused by his two-year-old pesky brother, Fudge. 1972. Wanted: Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars. The Blossom family has an eventful weekend during which Pap's dog Mud is put on trial for the murder of the school hamster. 1991. Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera Cleaver. An Appalachian girl is determined to fulfill her father's last request to keep the family together. 1969. FANTASY & MYSTERY The BFG by Roald Dahl. Sophie is saved by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and finds herself in a strange environment. 1982. The Boggart by Susan Cooper. When the Volnik family in Toronto inherits an ancient castle in Scotland, they also inherit the Boggart, a mischievous spirit that has lived there for centuries. 1993. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. The fate of the peaceful kingdom of Prydain hangs in the balance as a young pig keeper and a great warrior battle the forces of evil. 1964. The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Little people, no taller than a pencil, live in old houses and borrow what they need from humans.1953. Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. A Connecticut cricket is transported in a picnic basket to New York's Times Square. l960. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. Adventures in the supernatural as Will Stanton takes part in the eternal conflict between good and evil.1973. The Dark Stairs: A Herculeah Jones Mystery by Betsy Byars. The daughter of a police detective and a private eye becomes a sleuth in this fast-paced mystery. 1994. The Giver by Lois Lowry. A haunting story in which a boy who inhabits a seemingly ideal world experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. 1993. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. The first adventures of four children who go into the magical land of Narnia. 1950. The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh. A family of living, intelligent, life-sized rag dolls live undiscovered in a London flat. 1995. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Justin. When Milo receives a tollbooth as a gift, he finds that it admits him to a land where many adventures take place. l961. The Sea Egg by L.M. Boston. A brief episode of magic perfectly captured in this adventure of two brothers whose egg-shaped rock hatches into a baby merman. 1967. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Mysterious story about the Tuck family, whose members drink from a magical spring and never grow old. 1975. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. Meg and her friends are spirited to another world by three extraterrestrial beings. 1962. HISTORICAL Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton. The account of the escape, the recapture, and the sensational 1854 trial of a fugitive slave. 1988. Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy by S. Reit. In 1861, Emma Edmonds joined the Union Army disguised as a boy. She went on to serve her country as a master spy. 1988. Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen. A fictionalized account of the journey of nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family along the Oregon Trail in 1852. 1994. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink. The delightful escapades of a red-haired tomboy and her brothers in early Wisconsin. 1973. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli. Set in the 14th century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs. 1949. A Family Apart (The Orphan Train series) by Joan Lowrey Nixon. The story of Frances Mary and the other Kelly children sent to St. Louis in the mid-19th century to live with frontier families. 1987. Johnny Tremain: A Novel For Young and Old by Esther Forbes. Story of a young silversmith's apprentice, who plays an important part in the American Revolution. 1943. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Outstanding story of a log-cabin family in Wisconsin in the late 1800s. 1953. Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor. In 1930s Mississippi, a small town torn by racial injustice and segregation is united by a tragic accident that changes the lives of the town's citizens forever.1990. My Brother Sam is Dead by James L. Collier. Recounts tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the American Revolution when one son joins the Rebel forces.1974. My Sister's Keeper by Beverly Butler. In the north woods of Wisconsin following a forest fire that destroys their town in 1871, 17-year-old Mary James forms a new respect for her older sister. 1980. Number the Stars by Lois Lowrey. Best friends Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen must pretend to be sisters when Ellen's parents go into hiding to escape a Nazi roundup. 1989. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. The moving biography of a young Japanese girl who dies of leukemia that developed as a result of radiation sickness from the bombing of Hiroshima. 1977. Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Two children wait on the prairie for the arrival of a New England woman who has answered their father's ad for a wife.1985. Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell. The tragic forced march of the Indians to Fort Sumner in 1864, told by a young Navajo girl. 1970. The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox. Fourteen-year-old Jessie is kidnapped and forced aboard an American slave ship bound for Africa. 1973. Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare. In 1687, Kit Tyler befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft. 1958. HUMOROUS Aliens for Breakfast by Jonathon Etra. Finding an intergalactic special agent in his cereal box, Richard joins in a fight to save Earth from the Dranes, one of whom is masquerading as a student in Richard's class. 1988. Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowrey. Anastasia's tenth year has some good things like falling in love and getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out her mother is going to have a baby. 1979. Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe and James Howe. A dog named Harold tells the story of a rabbit many believe to be a vampire. 1979. Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. Henry Green develops the first recorded case of chocolate fever. 1989. The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald. The shrewdest con artist west of the Mississippi during the early 1900s was 10-year-old Tom Fitzgerald, alias The Great Brain. 1967. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. In this very funny story, Billy takes on a bet -- he will eat 15 worms a day. 1972. Kevin Corbett Eats Flies by P. Hermes. Kevin and his friend conspire to prevent Kevin's father from moving himself and Kevin yet again. 1986. SCHOOL The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson. The incorrigible Herdmans from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are back in this book of laugh-out-loud adventures.1994. The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars. During Bingo's sixth- grade year, he falls in love three times for starters. 1988. Class President by Johanna Hurwitz. Fifth grade holds a lot of changes for Julio Sanchez, especially after being elected class president. 1990. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Precocious, overprivileged Harriet darts around her Manhattan neighborhood ferreting out and writing down the worst and best on her scene, sparing no one. 1964. Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli. After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his friends.1990. Thirteen Ways to Sing a Sub by Jamie Gilson. The girls in Room 4A challenge the boys to see who can first make their substitute teacher cry.1982. Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar. More zany episodes with the children who inhabit the world's wackiest elementary school. 1994. SPORTS Me, Mop and the Moondance Kid by Walter Dean Myers. Mop wants to star in Little League baseball, hoping she will get adopted by the couple coaching her team.1988. No Arm in Left Field by Matt Christopher. The new kid in town tries out for the baseball team, but his weak throwing arm causes friction between him and the shortstop. Outside Shooter by Thomas Dygard. Story of a first-year coach and his challenge to shape up an uncontrollable yet talented player. 1990. Skinnybones by Barbara Parks. Tale of a Little League misfit. 1982. S.O.R. Losers by Avi. Everyone at South Orange River Middle School is expected to participate in one sport each year, and this is the story of a soccer team that would rather be doing something else. 1984. The Trading Game by Alfred Slote. The baseball card Andy longs to add to his almost complete collection is the one for his own grandfather in this fast- paced and funny story. 1990. SCARY STORIES Something Upstairs: A Tale of Ghosts by Avi. To set the spirit of a young African American slave to rest, a contemporary boy must travel back in time to 1800. 1988. McMummy by Betsy Byars. In this combination of the funny and bizarre, a boy faces off against a sinister, humming pea pod that's growing in the greenhouse of an eccentric professor. The Dark Way by Virginia Hamilton. The retelling of 24 myths and folktales from around the world filled with monsters, devils and phantoms "eager to leap into the corners of our imaginations." 1990. The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright. Strange things happen in the old doll house Amy finds in the attic. 1983. The Secret of Lizard Island by Ernest Herndon. When a mix-up sends 12-year- old Eric to the South Pacific on a mission, the boy finds himself on a remote island where scientists seem to be growing 30-foot lizards. 1994. Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire. Ice Age spiders thaw out in modern- day Vermont in a neat combination of clever wit and delicious thrills. 1994. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. With genuinely creepy illustrations, this collection of American folklore should be read with the lights on. 1981. The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Scary Tales by Maria Leach. Thirty- five stories about ghosts, some scary and some funny. 1959. The Ghost Came Calling by Betsy Ren Wright. Chad likes the rundown cabin at the lake until he discovers it's haunted by a ghost who doesn't want company. 1994. FROM BOOKS TO MOVIES The following books have all been made into movies. Read the book, then watch the movie. Or, vice versa. Some of the other books in this list are also available on video. Ask your librarian. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. A powerful story of a 14-year-old boy and the ugly stray dog he comes to love. 1956. Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith. A piglet destined for butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheepdog, and discovers a special secret to success. 1985. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. The adventures of a Labrador retriever, a terrier, and a Siamese cat, who journey 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to return home. 1961. (Movie version also known as: Homeward Bound.) The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks. A boy receives a plastic toy Indian which comes to life. 1980. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A little girl, brought from India to England, is treated like a princess until her father dies. 1984. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien. A group of rats are given human intelligence by a series of laboratory experiments. 1971. The Rescuers by Margery Sharp. The Prisoners' Aid Society of mice want to free a Norwegian poet from the dungeon of the Black Castle.1974. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Three children find a secret garden and make it bloom again; the garden, in turn, changes the children.1962.
GREAT READ-ALOUDS FOR 3-5TH GRADERS
Avi. Perloo the Bold. Avi. Poppy. Avi. Beyond the Western Sea. Banks, Lynn Reid. The Fairy Rebel. Banks, Lynn Reid. The Farthest Away Mountain. Clements, Andrew. Frindle. Cooper, Susan. The Boggart. Coville, Bruce. Jennifer Murdley's Toad. Creech, Sharon. Ruby Holler. Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy. Dahl, Roald. Danny, Champion of the World. DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn Dixie. Dickinson, Peter. Chuck and Danielle. Eager, Edward. Half Magic. Enright, Elizabeth. Gone Away Lake. Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. Farmer, Nancy. The Warm Place. Fitzgerald, John. The Great Brain. Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy. Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story. George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain. Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Hobbs, Will. Far North. Horvath, Polly. Everything on A Waffle. Horvath, Polly. The Trolls. Ibbotson, Eva. Journey to the River Sea. Ibbotson, Eva. Dial-a-Ghost. Ibbotson, Eva. Secret of Platform 13. Ibbotson, Eva. Island of the Aunts. Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler. Jacobs, Harriet. Letters from a Slave Girl. Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. Lasky, Katherine. True North. Levine, Gail Carson. Dave at Night. Lewis, C. S. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Lord, Bette Bao. In the Year of the Boar & Jackie Robinson. Lowry, Lois. Stay! Keeper's Story. Lowry, Lois. Anastasia Krupnik. Martin, Ann M. The Doll People. McEwan, Ian. The Daydreamer. McKay, Hilary. Dog Friday. Morgenstern, Susie. Secret Letters from 0 to 10. Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh sequence. Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Mayfield Crossing. Nesbit, E. Five Children and It. Nesbit, E. Enchanted Castle. North, Sterling. Rascal. O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H. Park, Linda Sue. The Kite Fighters. A Single Shard. Pullman, Philip. The Firework-Maker's Daughter. Pullman, Philip. Count Karlstein. Pullman, Philip. Clockwork. Rylant, Cynthia. Missimg May. Sachs, Marilyn. The Bear's House. Sachar, Louis. There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom. Seidler, Tor. Wainscott Weasel. Mean Margaret. Siegelson, Kim. The Terrible, Wonderful Tellin' at Hog Hammock. Smith, Robert K. Chocolate Fever. Taylor, Theodore. The Cay. Walter, Mildred Pitts. Justin & the Best Biscuits in the World. Waugh, Sylvia. Space Race. Waugh, Sylvia. The Mennyms. Wiles, Deborah. Love, Ruby Lavender. Winthrop, Elizabeth.The Castle in the Attic. Wrede, Patricia C. Dealing With Dragons sequence. Yolen, Jane. The Young Merlin Trilogy: Hobby, Passager,& Merlin. GREAT READ-ALOUDS FOR 5TH-6TH GRADERS Aiken, Joan. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Almond, David. Skellig. Armstrong, William. Sounder. Avi. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Babbitt, Lucy. Where the Truth Lies. Billingsley, Franny. Well Wished. Butler, Susan. The Hermit Thrush Sings. Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising sequence. Cooper, Susan. King of Shadows. Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns. Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963. Deans, Sis. Racing the Past. Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, The Eye and the Arm. Farmer, Nancy.A Girl Named Disaster. Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner. Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer. Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. Giff, Patricia Reilly. Lily's Crossing. Hansen, Joyce. The Captive. Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust. Jarvis, Robin. The Dark Portal. Jiminez, Francisco. The Circuit. Kindl, Patrice. Goose Chase. Konigsburg, E.L. Silent to the Bone. L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Magorian, Michelle. Goodnight, Mr. Tom. Magorian, Michelle. Back Home. McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Kite Rider. McGraw, Eloise. The Moorchild. McKinley, Robin. Beauty. Morris, Gerald. The Squire's Tale. Myers, Walder Dean The Glory Field. Naidoo, Beverly. The Other Side of Truth. Napoli, Donna Jo. Stones in Water. Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Possibles. Nix, Garth. Sabriel. O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Orlev, Uri. The Island on Bird Street. Paterson, Katherine. A Bridge to Terabithia. Paterson, Katherine. The Great Gilly Hopkins. Pearsall, Shelley. Trouble Don't Last. Peck, Richard. A Long Way From Chicago. Peck, Richard. A Year Down Yonder. Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass. (the His Dark Materials trilogy) Sacher, Louis. Holes. Sebestyen, Ouida. Words by Heart. Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Spinelli, Jerry. Maniac Magee. Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind. Sutcliff, Rosemary. The Sword and the Circle. Taylor, Mildred. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Van Draanen, Wendelen. Flipped. Voigt, Cynthia. Homecoming. Whelan, Gloria. Homeless Bird. White, Ruth. Belle Prater's Boy. Woodson, Jacqueline. Hush. Wynne-Jones, Diana. Howl's Moving Castle. Yolen, Jane. The Devil's Arithmetic. Zucker, Naomi Flink. Benno's Bear. SUGGESTED READING TITLES FOR ADVANCED READERS - 10-12 YEAR OLDS Aiken, Joan. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Cold Shoulder Road Dangerous Games. Avi. Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Perloo the Bold. Nothing But the Truth. Beyond the Western Sea. Bauer, Marion Dane. On My Honor. Butler, Susan. The Hermit Thrush Sings. Coloumbis, Audrey. Getting Near To Baby. Cooney, Caroline B. The Goddess of Yesterday. Cooper, Susan. The Dark Is Rising and sequels. King of Shadows. Deans, Sis. Racing the Past. Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm. A Girl Named Disaster. The House of the Scorpion. Fine, Anne. Up on Cloud Nine. The Tulip Touch. Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner. Fogelin, Adrian. Crossing Jordan. Freeman, Suzanne. The Cuckoos Child. Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer. Funke, Cornelia. The Thief Lord. Inkheart. Gaiman, Neil. Coraline. Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and sequels. Garden, Nancy. Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc. Giff, Patricia Reilly. Pictures of Hollis Woods. Lilys Crossing. Nory Ryans Song. Greene, Bette. Summer of My German Soldier. Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. Henkes, Kevin. Olives Ocean. Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust. Witness. Letters from Rifka. Holm, Jennifer. Our Only May Amelia. Holt, Kimberly. My Louisiana Sky. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Holub, Josef. The Robber and Me. Ibbotson, Eva. Journey to the River Sea. Jarvis, Robin. The Deptford Mice Trilogy. Jiménez, Francisco. The Circuit: The Life of a Migrant Child. Kindl, Patrice. Goose Chase. Owl in Love. Konigsberg, E.L. The View From Saturday. Silent to the Bone. Lawrence, Ian. The Wreckers. Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Gathering Blue. Messenger. Number the Stars. Magorian, Michelle. Good Night, Mr. Tom. Back Home. Maguire, Gregory. The Good Liar. McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Kite Rider. The Stones Are Hatching. McKay, Hilary. The Exiles, and sequels McKinley, Robin. Beauty. Rose Daughter. The Blue Sword. Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Morris, Gerald. The Squires Tale and sequels. Morpurgo, Michael. Kensukes Kingdom. Myers, Walter Dean. Fast Sam, Cool Clyde and Stuff. Naidoo, Beverly. The Other Side of Truth. Napoli, Donna Jo. Stones in Water. Orlev, Uri. The Island on Bird Street. Paterson, Katherine. The Great Gilly Hopkins. Jacob Have I Loved. A Bridge to Terabithia. Patou, Edith. East. Pearsall, Shelley. Trouble Dont Last. Peck, Richard. A Long Way From Chicago. Fair Weather. A Year Down Yonder. The River Between Us. Perkins, Lynn. All Alone in the Universe. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Raven in a Dove House. Pratchett, Terry. The Bromeliad Trilogy. The Wee Free Men. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass. The Subtle Knife. The Amber Spyglass. The Sally Lockhart trilogy (The Ruby in the Smoke & sequels) Reiss, Kathryn. Paint by Magic. Rockwood, Joyce. To Spoil the Sun. Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Esperanza Rising. Sebestyen, Ouida. Words By Heart. Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Spinelli, Jerry. Maniac Magee. Staples, Suzanne F. Shabanu. Haveli. Sutcliff, Rosemary. The Sword and the Circle. Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Turner, Megan Whalen. The Thief. Van Draanen, Wendelin. Flipped. Voigt, Cynthia. Homecoming. Diceys Song. White, Ruth. Belle Praters Boy. Winton, Tim. Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster. Wolff, Virginia Ewer Bat 6. The Mozart Season. Woods, Brenda. The Red Rose Box. Woodson, Jacqueline. Locomotion. Wynne-Jones, Diana. Howls Moving Castle. Yolen, Jane. The Devils Arithmetic. Odysseus in the Serpent Maze. Queens Own Fool. Girl in a Cage. Zucker, Naomi. Bennos Bear. GRIEF AND LOSS: SUGGESTED READINGS Brown, Laurene K. When Dinosaurs Die. Explains in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died. Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When a Parent Dies. Kids from age 7 to 16 discuss their feelings after losing a parent. LeShan, Eda J. Learning to Say Good-By. Discusses the questions and fears many children experience when a parent dies. Berry, Joy. About Death. Matter-of-fact practical answers to children's questions about death, illustrated. Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf. Allegorical tale of how Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with winters snow. Fry, Virginia. Part of Me Died, Too: Stories of Creative Survival Among Bereaved Children and Teenagers. Offers strategies to help teenagers and children cope with the death of loved ones. Greenlee, Sharon. When Someone Dies. Provides guidance and comfort for those recovering from the death of someone they know, offering suggestions for how to survive the grief and remember the good times. Mellonie, Bryan. Lifetimes. Explanation of death as the extent of a lifetime, looking at beginnings and endings for plants, animals and people. Moser, Adolph. Dont Despair on Thursdays! The Childrens Grief Management Book. Examines how to deal with feelings of grief when people or pets die, or when friends move away. Mundy, Michaelene. Sad Isnt Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss. Shriver, Maria. Whats Heaven? A young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions. Simon, Norma. The Saddest Time. Explains death as the inevitable end of life and provides three situations in which children experience powerful emotions when someone close has died. Weitzman, Elizabeth. Lets Talk About When a Parent Dies. Provides advice on surviving the death of a parent. Fiction for Older Children Bulla, Clyde Robert. A Place for Angels. Couloumbis, Audrey. Getting Near to Baby. Creech, Sharon. Chasing Redbird. Walk Two Moons. Deans, Sis Boulos. Racing the Past. De Vinck, Christopher. Augusta & Trab. Dragonwagon, Crescent. Winter Holding Spring. Farmer, Penelope. Thicker than Water. Fox, Paula. The Eagle Kite. Greenfield, Eloise. Sister. Henkes, Kevin. Sun & Spoon. Hest, Amy. The Private Notebooks of Kate Roberts, Age 11. Hill, Kirkpatrick. Toughboy and Sister. Hosie-Bounar, Jane. Lifebelts. L'Engle, Madeleine. A Ring of Endless Light. Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Lost Flower Children. Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Possibles. Park, Barbara. Mick Harte Was Here. Paterson, Katherine. Flip-Flop Girl. Polikoff, Barbara Garland. Life's A Funny Proposition, Horatio. Rylant, Cynthia. Missing May. Sachs, Marilyn. What My Sister Remembered. Smith, Barbara A. Somewhere Just Beyond. Tommy, Ingrid. Grandfather's Day. Wiles, Deborah. Love, Ruby Lavender. Williams, Carol Lynch. Kelly and Me. Wood, Douglas. Granddad's Prayers of the Earth. Woodson, Jacquelyn. Last Summer with Maizon. HARRY POTTER READ-ALIKES Avi. Perloo the Bold. Perloo, a peaceful jackrabbit-like scholar who has been chosen to succeed the leader, finds himself in danger when an evil Montmer seizes control of the burrow. Avi. Midnight Magic. In Italy in 1491, Mangus the magician and his apprentice are summoned to the castle of Duke Claudio to determine if his daughter is indeed being haunted by a ghost. Bellairs, John. The Doom of the Haunted Opera. Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger discover an unpublished opera score which unleashes a wicked sorcerer who plans to rule the world by bringing back the dead. Bellairs, John. The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie. When 13-year-old Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass try to uncover what is draining the life from the elderly Dr. Coote, they find themselves facing the forces of a menacing voodoo cult. Billingsley, Franny. Well-Wished. Eleven-year-old Nuria tries to outwit the magical wishing well in her mysterious mountain village, where wishes come true but in unexpected ways. Cooper, Susan. The Boggart. A house spirit wreaks havoc when accidentally shipped from his castle in Scotland to an antique store in Canada. Coville, Bruce. The Skull of Truth. Fast-moving, funny yet serious tale in which a boy noted for telling lies inadvertently acquires an ancient skull that forces him to speak the truth. Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns. Eleven-year old Cara narrowly escapes being captured on Earth by 'leaping' to Luster, the land of the unicorns, only to find that she is being pursued there as well. Eager, Edward. Half Magic. Four children looking forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin. Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm. In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them. Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story. An elevator takes a 12-year old boy back in time to a pirate ship and a New England witchcraft trial. Fletcher, Susan. Dragon's Milk. Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family as a baby, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger sister, who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness. Hunter, Mollie. Day of the Unicorn. A young boy's daydream transforms him into the fearless Sir Dauntless and he sets out to capture a unicorn that has magically escaped from a tapestry at Crag Castle. Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13. Nine years after a baby prince from an enchanted island is kidnapped and taken to London, a team of magical creatures (a wizard, a hag, a fey and an ogre) sets out to rescue him. Ibbotson, Eva. The Island of the Aunts. Several elderly sisters decide that they must kidnap children and bring them to their secluded island home to help with the work of caring for an assortment of unusual and magical sea creatures. Ibbotson, Eva. Which Witch? Deciding that he must sire a child to carry on his evil tradition, the Great Wizard Arriman announces a competition among the witches of Todcaster, one of whom will marry him. Jones, Diana Wynne. The Magicians of Caprona. After two centuries of feuding, the powers of the two families of magicians in mythical Caprona are too weak to stop an incipient war, but the younger members of the families find a way. Jones, Diana Wynne. The Lives of Christopher Chant. Young Christopher Chant, in training to become the next Chrestomanci or head controller of magic in the world, becomes a key figure in a battle with renegade sorcerers because he has nine lives. Jones, Diana Wynne. Witch Week. When a teacher at an English boarding school finds a note on his desk accusing someone in the class of being a witch, magical things begin to happen and an Inquisitor is summoned. Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl's Moving Castle. The Witch of the Waste turns a teenage Sophie into an old woman, and Sophie moves into the castle of the dastardly wizard Howl in hopes of undoing the spell. Lattimore, Deborah. The Winged Cat. In ancient Egypt, a young servant girl and a High Priest must each find the correct magic spells from the Book of the Dead that open the twelve gates of the Netherworld to determine who is telling the truth about the death of the girl's sacred cat. Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. A superb, humorous Cinderella tale -- a young girl is afflicted with a curse that forces her to obey every command -- yet she manages to outwit people- eating ogres, attend a wedding of giants, and get sweet revenge on her wicked stepsisters. Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. McEwan, Ian. The Daydreamer. A 10 year old boy is engrossed in his magical daydreams in which a doll comes live and threatens him, a baby trades places with him and several others. McGraw, Eloise. The Moorchild. Half-fairy and half-human, Moql grew up with the fairy folk until they sensed danger and changed her into a human infant. She grows up as a changeling with ties to both worlds and a mission to rescue doomed infants from the fairies. Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle. Four English children find a wonderful world of magic through an enchanted wishing ring. Many others by this author. Pullman, Phillip. Clockwork. Long ago in Germany, a storyteller's story and an apprentice clockwork- maker's nightmare meet in a menacing, lifelike figure created by the strange Dr. Kalmenius. Pullman, Phillip. Count Karlstein. In the mountains of Switzerland the wicked Count Karlstein plots to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds. Sachar, Louis. Holes. Stanley, unjustly sentenced to dig holes in the brutal Texas heat, unearths a treasure in a darkly comic drama. Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic. A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest. Sequel: The Battle for the Castle. Wrede, Patricia C. Dealing With Dragons (and 3 others in series). An independent-minded princess rebels against an arranged marriage and seeks her fortune among the dragons. SUGGESTED TITLES ON FRIENDSHIP Blume, Judy. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great. Sheila is sometimes confident, sometimes scared, but really she's only human. Blume, Judy. Blubber. Jill goes along with the rest of the 5th-grade class in tormenting a classmate, and then finds out what it's like when she too becomes a target. Coville, Bruce. The Skull of Truth. When Charlie, a habitual liar, becomes the caretaker of an ancient skull that forces him to tell the truth, he discovers how complicated honesty can be. Fine, Anne. The Tulip Touch. Natalie, who lives in the large hotel managed by her father, has a dangerous friendship with Tulip, the wildly uncontrollable but fascinating girl on a neighboring farm. Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Visiting Miss Caples. The elderly shut-in she visits once a week becomes an unexpected source of friendship and strength for thirteen-year-old Jenna, and each of them is eventually able to face and overcome painful aspects of her life. Koss, Amy Goldman. The Girls. Each of the girls in a middle-school clique reveals the strong, manipulative hold one of the group exerts on the others, causing hurt and self-doubt among the girls. Levine, Gail Carson. The Wish. When granted her wish to be the most popular girl in school, Wilma, an eighth grader, forgets that she will graduate in three weeks and her popularity will vanish. Perkins, Lynne Rae. All Alone in the Universe. Debbie is dismayed when her best friend Maureen dumps her and starts spending time with ordinary, boring Glenna. Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Make Believe. Carrie and Jill are best friends and their families have always been close, so when Jill's parents separate, it not only affects Carrie and Jill's friendship, but Carrie's feelings about her own family as well. Sachar, Louis. There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom. An unmanageable, but lovable, eleven-year-old misfit learns to believe in himself when he gets to know the new school counselor, who is a sort of misfit too. Smith, Jane Denitz. Charlie is a Chicken. When she falls under the influence of the boy-hating, snobbish Jessica, fourth-grader Maddie is manipulated into turning on her best friend Charlie and joins Jessica in sending him spiteful anonymous notes. Spinelli, Jerry. Crash. Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family. Spinelli, Jerry. Wringer. When Palmer turns 10, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it. Voigt, Cynthia. Bad Girls. After meeting on the first day in Mrs. Chemsky's fifth-grade class, Margalo and Mikey help each other in and out of trouble, as they try to maintain a friendship while each asserts her independence. Sequel: Bad, Badder, Baddest. Voigt, Cynthia. Izzy, Willy-Nilly. A car accident causes fifteen-year-old Izzy to lose one leg and face the need to start building a new life as an amputee. Wilner-Pardo, Gina. Figuring Out Frances. Ten-year-old Abigail's neighbor Travis, her best friend although he is at a different school, upsets her when he transfers to her school, ignores her, and laughs at her grandmother's Alzheimer's along with his new friends. SUGGESTED TITLES ON DIVORCE For Middle to Upper Elementary Age Children: Non-fiction Brogan, John P. The Kids' Guide to Divorce. Addresses visits, holidays, communication, step-parents, and other issues. Fay Fayerweather Street School. The Kids' Book of Divorce. Twenty school children, fourteen of whose parents are divorced, discuss the various aspects of divorce and give advice on coping with the felings, fears, and problems. Kre Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When Parents Divorce. Boys and girls, ages 7 to 16, share their feelings about their parents' divorce. Living With A Single Parent. Seventeen children from single-parent families describe how they cope with circumstances. Coping in a Single-Parent Home. Discusses coping with the problems of living in a single-parent home. Gardner, Richard A. The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce. Discusses and suggests solutions for problems often encountered by children whose parents are divorced. For Middle to Upper Elementary Age Children: Fiction Boyd, Candy Dawson. Chevrolet Saturdays. When he enters fifth grade after his mother's remarriage, Joey has trouble adjusting to his new teacher and to his new stepfather. Cleary, Beverly. Dear Mr. Henshaw. In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being new in school, and finding his own place in the world. Cleary, Beverly. Strider. In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how hecomes to terms with his parents' divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school. Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown Goes Fourth. Entering fourth grade, Amber faces some changes in her life as her best friend moves away and her parents divorce. Other series titles: Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit and Amber Brown Sees Red. Fine, Anne. Step by Wicked Step. Five schoolmates share the stories of their parents' estrangements, divorces, and remarriages and the effects these events have had on their lives. Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Gold Dust Letters. When 9-year-old Angela and her friends begin investigating the letters from her fairy godmother, it helps take Angela's mind off her strained relationship with her father. Orlev, Uri. Lydia, Queen of Palestine. Ten-year-old Lydia describes her childhood escapades in pre-World War II Romania, her struggles to understand her parents' divorce amid the chaos of the war, and her life on a kibbutz in Palestine. Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Make Believe. Carrie and Jill are best friends and their families have always been close, so when Jill's parents separate, it not only affects Carrie and Jill's friendship, but Carrie's feelings about her own family as well. Voigt, Cynthia. Bad, Badder, Baddest. When fifth graders Mikey and Margalo devise a plan to prevent Mikey's parents from getting a divorce, the two friends find their scheme foiled by a new girl at school. Williams, Vera B. Scooter. A child's silver blue scooter helps her to adjust to her new home. For Parents and Older Students List, Julie Autumn. The Day the Loving Stopped: A Daughter' View of Her Parents' Divorce. Living With A Single Parent. Seventeen children from single-parent families describe how they cope with circumstances. Blo Stepliving for Teens: Getting Along with Step-Parents, Parents and Siblings. Leman, Kevin. Living in a Step Family Without Getting Stepped On. Bolick, Nancy O'Keefe. How To Survive Your Parents' Divorce. Eleven young people discuss their experiences when their parents divorced and how they handled the loss. Levine, Beth. Divorce: Young People Caught in the Middle. Chin, Ava, ed. Split: Stories from a Generation Raised on Divorce. Seventeen writers tell their own stories of life after divorce in brief personal essays. Richards, Arlene. How To Get It Together When Your Parents Are Coming Apart. A guide to help adolescents deal with their parents' marital problems, their divorce, and its aftermath. Brett, Doris. Annie Stories. Nine stories explore common childhood anxieties and fears about such subjects as nightmares, new babies, going to the hospital, starting school, sickness, divorce and death. FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION TITLES Alexander, Lloyd. The Iron Ring. The Book of Three. The Black Cauldron. Many others. Avi. Perloo the Bold. Midnight Magic. Babbitt, Lucy. Where the Truth Lies. Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan. Barron, T. A. The Lost Years of Merlin. Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz. Many others. Bawden, Nina. Off the Road. (SF) Bellairs, John. The Hand of the Necromancer. The Doom of the Haunted Opera. The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie. Billingsley, Franny. Well Wished. The Folk Keeper. Butler, Susan. The Hermit Thrush Sings. (SF) Cameron, Eleanor. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. (SF) Christopher, John. The Tripods Trilogy: When the Tripods Came, The White Mountains. City of Gold and Lead. Pool of Fire. (SF) Colfer, Eion. Artemis Fowl and sequel. Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising sequence. King of Shadows. The Boggart. Many others. Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns. The Skull of Truth. Jennifer Murdley's Toad. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. Many others. Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The BFG. The Witches. Many others. Dexter, Catherine. Alien Game. (SF) Dickinson, Peter. The Devil's Children. Duane, Diane. So You Want To Be a Wizard. Deep Wizardry. High Wizardry. A Wizard Abroad. Dickinson, Peter. The Devil's Children. DuBois, William Pene. The Twenty One Balloons. Eager, Edward. Half Magic. Knight's Castle. Magic by the Lake. Edwards, Julie Andrews. Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story. Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story. Furlong, Monica. Juniper. Wise Child. Gurney, James. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time. Gutman, Dan. Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure. Haseley, Dennis. Dr. Gravity. (SF) Howarth, Lesley. Maphead. (SF) Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13. Which Witch? Dial-A-Ghost. Jacques, Brian. Redwall series. Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl's Moving Castle. Witch Week. Stopping for a Spell. The Magicians of Caprona. Many others. Jordan, Sherryl. Juniper Game. Winter of Fire. Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. Kindl, Patrice. Goose Chase. Klause, Annette Curtis. Alien Secrets. (SF) Korman, Gordon. Nose Pickers from Outer Space. (SF) L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. A Wind in the Door. A Swiftly Tilting Planet. The Young Unicorns. (SF) Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. The Wish. Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia. Lindbergh, Anne. Nick of Time. (SF) Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Forest. Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Gathering Blue. Mackel, Kathy. Can of Worms. (SF) McCaffery, Anne. Dragonflight. (SF) Many others. McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Stones Are Hatching. McEwan, Ian. The Daydreamer. McGraw, Eloise. The Moorchild. McKinley, Robin. The Blue Sword. Beauty. Morris, Gerald. Squire's Tale. Nesbit, Edith. Five Children and It. The Enchanted Castle. Wet Magic. Many others. Nix, Garth. Sabriel. Norton, Mary. The Borrowers. O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. O'Shea, Pat. The Hounds of the Morrigan. Peck, Richard. Lost in Cyberspace. (SF) Pierce, Tamora. Alanna. Many others. Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Price, Susna. Ghost Song. Pullman, Phillip. The Golden Compass. The Subtle Knife. The Amber Spyglass. Count Karlstein. Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter series. Rush, Alison. The Last of Danu's Children. Sachar, Louis. Holes. Sleator, William. Interstellar Pig. (SF) Slote, Alfred. My Trip to Alpha 1. (SF) Steig, William. Dominic. Strickland, Brad. The Hand of the Necromancer. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. X Lord of the Rings. X Roverandom. Travers, P.L. Mary Poppins. Turner, Ann Warren. Rosemary's Witch. Turner, Megan Whelan. The Thief. Waugh, Sylvia. The Mennyms. X Space Race. (SF) Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic. Wrede, Patricia. Dealing With Dragons series. Yep, Laurence. Dragon War. X Dragon of the Lost Sea. Yolen, Jane. The Young Merlin Trilogy. X Wizard's Hall.