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Recommended Book List for Supplementary Reading




All Ages

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum


Johanna Spyri

Ages 4 - 8

The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg


Chris Van Allsburg

Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Oh, The Places You'll Go

Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss

The Lorax

Dr. Seuss

Horton Hatches the Egg

Dr. Seuss

Love You Forever

Robert N. Munsch

The Paper Bag Princess

Robert N. Munsch

The Art Lesson

Tomie De Paola

Strega Nona

Tomie De Paola

Math Curse

Jon Scieszka

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Jon Scieszka

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

John Archambault

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh

A. A. Milne

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Laura Joffe Numeroff


Janell Cannon

Amazing Grace

Mary Hoffman

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst

The Mitten

Jan Brett

Are You My Mother?

Philip D. Eastman

The Napping House

Audrey Wood

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

William Steig

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

Basil of Baker Street

Eve Titus

The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

Curious George

Hans Augusto Rey

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Mem Fox

Arthur series

Marc Tolon Brown

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes

The Little House

Virginia Lee Burton

Amelia Bedelia

Peggy Parish

Caps for Sale

Esphyr Slobodkina

Clifford, the Big Red Dog

Norman Bridwell

Ages 9 - 12

James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl

The Giver

Lois Lowry

Number the Stars

Lois Lowry

Little House on the Prarie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House books

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Charlotte 's Web

E. B. White

The Trumpet of the Swan

E. B. White

Stuart Little

E. B. White

The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Robert C. O'Brien

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume

The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

Stone Fox

John Reynolds Gardiner

Maniac Magee

Jerry Spinelli

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

The Boxcar Children

Gertrude Chandler Warner

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson


Gary Paulsen


Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Katherine Paterson

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Beverly Cleary

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar

Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh

A Light in the Attic

Shel Silverstein

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater

My Father's Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson

Walk Two Moons

Sharon Creech

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

Christopher Paul Curtis