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Learning to read is one of the most important things a child will ever do. Reading good books is one of life's great pleasures. Why not combine the two from the start? Below are recommended reading lists by grade level. The Reading Department at Rosa Parks invites you and your family to review these lists with an eye toward making regular visits to the library. Kindle a book-loving habit of mind now. Get reading!

Kindergarten List
The Runaway Bunny, by Brown
How To Be a Nature Detective,
by Selsam
Sunflower House, by Bunting
Do Like Kyla, by Johnson
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can
Count On, by Ehlert
The Very Busy Spider, by Carle
Mouse Paint, by Walsh
Corduroy, by Freeman
Curious George Goes to School,
by Rey
The Giving Tree, by Silverstein
The Little Engine That Could,
by Piper
The Three Little Pigs, by Galdone
George and Martha One Fine Day,
by Marshall
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, by Ehlert
Jamaica's Find, by Havill
We Are Best Friends, by Aliki
Fireflies For Nathan, by Oppenheim
Make Way for Ducklings,
by McCloskey
Same Goes Trucking, by Horenstain
The Little Red Hen, by Galdone
Thunder Cake, by Polacco
 
First Grade List
Amazing Grace, by Hoffman
Berlioz the Bear, by Brett
JoJo's Flying Side Kick,
by Pinkney
A House for Hermit Crab, by Carle
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Numeroff
Johnny Appleseed, by Kellogg
Tell Me a Story, Mama,
by Johnson
Frog and Toad Are Friends,
by Lobel
Ira Sleeps Over, by Waber
Little Red Riding Hood, by Hyman
Now One Foot, Now the Other, by DePaola
Peter's Chair, by Keats
Jamaica Tag-Along, by Havill
Newt, by Novak
Galimoto, by Williams
Home in the Sky, by Baker
How Many Stars in the Sky?
by Hort
Beaver at Long Pond, by George
The Paperboy, by Pilkey
 
Second Grade List
Owl Moon, by Yolen
The Legend of the Bluebonnet,
by De Paola
Mirandy and Brother Wind,
by McKissack
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble,
by Steig
Miss Nelson is Missing! by Marshall
The Grouchy Ladybug, by Carle
Aunt Flossie's Hat, by Howard
Mike Mulligan and His Steam
Shovel, by Burton
Meet Danitra Brown, by Grimes
The Popcorn Book, by DePaola
Kitten Training and Critters, Too,
by Peterson-Fleming
Gregory Cool, by Binch
Honey, I love and other Love
Poems, by Greenfield
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters,
by Steptoe
The Tenth Good Thing About
Barney, by Viorst
 
Third Grade List
Amelia Bedelia Series, by Paris
Hosie's Alphabet, by Hosen,
Tobias and Baskin
A Bear Called Paddington, by Bond
The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Dalgliesh
The Wheel on the School,
by De Jong
Little House in the Big Woods,
by Wilder
Encyclopedia Brown Series,
by Sobel
Where the Sidewalk Ends,
by Silverstein
Nate the Great Series, by Sharmat
Look Who's Playing First Base,
by Christopher
Willie Pearl, by Green
Meet Addy, by Porter
To Think I Saw It on Mulberry
Street, by Dr. Seuss
East of the Sun and West of the
Moon, by Asbjornsen
My Black Me: A Beginning Book
of Black Poetry, by Adoff
The Wump World, by Peet
Music, Music for Everyone,
by Williams
Beacons of Light Lighthouses,
by Gibbons
Jackpot of the Beagle Brigade,
by Epstein
Very Last First Time, by Andrews
Outside and Inside You,
by Dragonwagon
And Ellis Island Christmas,
by Jacobs
Aunt Harriet's Underground
Railroad in the Sky, by Ringgold
Jumanji, by Van Allsburg
The Magic School Bus Series,
by Cole
Fourth Grade List
Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing,
by Blume
Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Cleary
The Toothpaste Millionaire,
by Merrill
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH,
by O'Brien
The Not Just Anybody Family,
by Byars
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,
by Robinson
Sideways Stories from Wayside
School, by Sachar
Getting Something on Maggie Marmelstein, by Sharmat
Class Clown, by Hurwitz
The Good Master, by Seredy
Half Magic, by Eager
Oh, Honestly Angela, by Robinson
The Trumpet of the Swan, by White
The Kid in the Red Jacket, by Park
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, by
Hiller and Faucher
Where the Red Fern Grows,
by Rawls
Matilda, by Dahl
The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by Konigsburg
A Wrinkle in Time, by L'Engle
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Series, by Wilder
Superfudge, by Blume
The Baby Sitters series, by Martin
The Pushcart War, by Merrill
New Kid on the Block, by Prelutsky
Beetles, Lightly Toasted, by Naylor
Black Beauty, by Sewell
There's a Boy in the Girls'
Bathroom, by Sachar
Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Atwater
The Bad Times of Irma Baumlein,
by Brink
Henry Huggins, by Cleary
James and the Giant Peach, by Dahl
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, by MacDonald
Stuart Little, by White
Pippi Longstocking, by Lindgren
The Boxcar Children, by Warner
The Chocolate Touch, by Catling
Did You Carry the Flag Today,
Charley?, by Caudill
Freckle Juice, by Blume
Sarah, Plain and Tall, by MacLachlan
 
Fifth Grade List
The Hero and the Crown,
by McKinley
Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Cleary
Ben and Me, by Lawson
Encyclopedia Brown Saves the
Day, by Sobol
The Whipping Boy, by Fleischman
The Egypt Game, by Snyder
All Things Bright and Beautiful, by Herriot
The Sign of the Beaver, by Speare
A Light in the Attic, by Silverstein
Koya Delaney and the Good Girl
Blues, by Greenfield
Letter from Rifka, by Hesse
Into the Mummy's Tomb, by Reeves
Circle of Gold, by Boyd
Yolanda's Genius, by Fenner
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus, by Fritz
North Star to Freedom, by Gorrell
The Orphan Train Quartet: A Family Apart, by Nixon
The Pirate's Handbook, by Lincoln
Dear Benjamin Banneker, by Pinkney
The Hobbit, by Tolkein
The Door in the Wall, by DeAngeli
Miracle Worker, by Gibson
The Indian in the Cupboard,
by Banks
Caddie Woodlawn, by Brink
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie
Robinson, by Lord
Maniac Magee, by Spinelli
Journey to America, by Levitin
 
Sixth Grade List
Number the Stars, by Lowry
Sixth-Grade Sleepover, by Bunting
Under the Blood Red Sun,
by Salisbury
Secret of Gumbo Grove, by Tate
To Space and Back, by Ride and Okie
Red Tail Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II,
by McKissack
Call if Courage, by Armstrong
Stepping On the Cracks, by Hahn
Jayhawker, by Beatty
Island of the Blue Dolphins,
by O'Dell
Dicey's Song, by Voight
Call of the Wild, by Long
Robinson Crusoe, by Defoe
Treasure Island, by Stevenson
Abel's Island, by Steig
The Chronicles of Narnia, by Lewis
The Secret Garden, by Burnett
Tuck Everlasting, by Babbitt
Lord of the Rings Trilogy,
by Tolkein
Ann of Green Gables Series, by Montgomery
The Yearling, by Rawlings
The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Paterson
Old Yeller, by Gibson
Across Five Aprils, by Hunt
Lassie Come Home, by Knight
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