Reading Lists

Preschool to Kindergarten

Miss Nelson Is Missing! Allard, Harry. 
Classic fairy Tales such as:
"Cinderella"
"The Gingerbread Man"
"Little Red Riding Hood"
"The Three Little Pigs"
"The Three Billy Goats Gruff"
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
Mother Goose rhymes.
Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeleine.
Berenstain, Stan and Jan. The Berenstain Bears.
Bridwell, Norman. Clifford, the Big Red Dog.
Brown, Margaret W. Goodnight, Moon.
Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Mayer, Mercer. There's a Nightmare in My Closet.
McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings.
Piper, Watty. The Little Engine That Could.
Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Rey, H.A. Curious George.
Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. 
Waber, Bernard. Ira Sleeps Over.
Zion, Gene. Harry the Dirty Dog.

 

Grades 1 through 3
Allard, Harry. Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Berenstain, Stan and Jan. The Berenstain Bears
Blume, Judy. Freckle Juice.
Bridwell, Norman. Clifford, the Big Red Dog.
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona Quimby, Age Eight
Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Hoban, Russell. Bedtime for Frances.
Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Are Friends.
McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings.
Mosel, Arlene. Tikki Tikki Tembo.
Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia.
Rey, H.A. Curious George.
Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat.
Sharmat, Marjorie W. Nate the Great.
Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.
Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Warner, Gertrude. Boxcar Children.
White, E.B. Charlotte's Web.
Wilder, Laura I. Little House on the Prairie.
William, Margery. The Velveteen Rabbit.

Grades 4 and 5
Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz.
Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Byars, Betsy. The Pinballs. Cleary,
Beverly. Ramona Quimby, Age Eight.
Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Davis, Jim. Garfield Counts to Ten.
DeClements, Barthe. Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade.
Farley, Walter. The Black Stallion.
Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain.
Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller.
Hiller, B.B. The Karate Kid.
Howe, Deborah and James. Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.
Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Paterson, Katherine. The Bridge to Terabithia.
Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows.
Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat Fried Worms.
Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty.
Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective. 
Warner, Gertrude. Boxcar Children.
White, E.B. Charlotte's Web.
Wilder, Laura I. Little House on the Prairie."

Encourage your children to read!

Building strong reading skills and an interest in reading is one of the most important things parents can do for their child's academic development. There are many ways to help children develop an interest in reading.

Let the child choose a book to read. Fiction is fine, but non-fiction titles - biographies, science, and history - are also great topics.

Show that you like to read. Set aside some time each week to read a book of your choice while your child reads also.

Read a story to your child. Try reading a chapter each night at bedtime for a great evening routine.

Visit your public library. It's the world's best summer entertainment deal!

Let your child build his own library by setting a shelf aside for his or her "special" books.

Do you have a reluctant reader? These strategies can help:

Look at a book before your child starts reading it. Guess what might happen and who the characters might be. When the child finishes the book, let him or her tell you whether your predictions were accurate.

Build your child's vocabulary. Introduce new words each day and use them!

Music and rhymes help young children develop strong reading skills, especially when reading aloud.

Encourage reading with a reading chart using stickers or other indicators of your child's progress. Remember, too, that there is no substitute for praising success at reading.

 




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