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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 

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