Kids Book Lists


Need a good book to read? Try some of these recommended titles from Ms. Lesley

Or check out Reading Rockets (Loads of lists by theme)


Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery by David A. Adler

Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean? by Lauren Child

A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech

Stagestruck by Tomie DePaola

Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant

Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner

Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley

Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems

Harry and the Lady Next Door by Gene Zion

3rd – 6th Grade

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Poppy by Avi

Star  Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius by Frank Asch

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary L. Blackwood

Superfudge by Judy Blume

The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot

I Am Not Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos

Nightmare at the Book Fair by Dan Gutman

Babymouse: Queen of the World by Jennifer L. Holm

Gooney Bird is So Absurd by Lois Lowry

Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear by Norma Fox Mazer

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

Hachiko Waits by Lesléa Newman

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House #8) by Mary Pope Osborne

Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus: the Third Adventure Novel by Dav Pilkey

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Treasure Hunt by Donald J. Sobol

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Shredderman: Secret Identity by WendelinVan Draanen

2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids by Amy Zuckerman, James Daly and John Manderss