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Here are some great reading selections to choose from for students of all reading levels and interests. Please see if you can find them  at the school library, the public library, from Scholastic Book Orders, online books (Scholastic Literacy Pro, and Tumblebook Library), and from any bookstore or store.

*Many books are part of a series; so start with the first one and then if you like it you can continue with the rest of the series.

*** I also encourage you to read 100 books (including 5 award books) to earn a Reading Across Broward award at the end of the school year.

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Books for Children Ages 5-8 (Grades K-2)

  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 

  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 

  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 

  • Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst 

  • The Mitten by Jan Brett 

  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

  • Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

  • Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola 

  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 

  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault 

  • The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne 

  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff 

  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss 

  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman 

  • Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

  • Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

  • Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman

  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood 

  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 

  • Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss 

  • Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus

  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

  • Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey 

  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox 

  • Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown 

  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

  • The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

  • The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola

  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina 

  • Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell 

  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

  • Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard

  • Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

  • Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish

  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

  • What If You Had Animal Teeth? by Sandra Markle

  • Office Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

  • So You Want to Be President? by Judith George

  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes 

  • Corduroy by Don Freeman

  • Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Books for Children Ages 8-9 (Grades 3)

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day* by Judith Viorst

Freckle Juice* by Judy Blume

Superfudge* by Judy Blume

Horrible Harry In Room 2B* by Suzy Kline

Ramona The Pest* by Beverly Cleary

Abel’s Island by William Steig

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory* by Roald Dahl

Matilda* by Roald Dahl

Toad Food And Measle Soup by Christine McDonnell

Stone Soup* by Marsha Brown

Strega Nona* by Tomie De Paola

If I Were In Charge of The World (Poetry) by Judith Viorst

2B Fairmont Avenue* by Tomie De Paola

Amber Brown* by Paula Danziger

I, Amber Brown* by Paula Danziger

Amber Brown Forever* by Paula Danziger

Goosebumps (any title) by R.L. Stine

Hank Zipzer Series* Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

7X 9 = Trouble! by Claudia Mills

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo

Idea B: and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster by Katherine Hannigan

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery (many other Cam Jansen books) by David A. Adler

I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch

Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary

Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements

How to Be Cool in the Third Grade by Betsy Duffey

Judy Moody* by Megan McDonald 

Magic Tree House Series* by Mary Pope Osborne

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Magic School  Bus Series* by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

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