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Recommended Books
for K-6

Reading books to and with your kids is a great way to spend time together and to cultivate in them the joy of reading. Books should primarily be read aloud by parents until after 2nd grade. This is a sample list of high-quality books that you can enjoy with your children.


  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • The Random House Book of Mother Goose by Arnold Lobel
  • When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
  • Dr. Seuss books

First Grade

  • The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
  • Curious George (series) by H. A. Rey
  • Encyclopedia Brown (series) by Donald J. Sobol
  • Paddington Bear (series) by Michael Bond

Second Grade

  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Third Grade

  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Fourth Grade

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  • Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Fifth Grade

  • The Chronicles of Narnia (series) by C.S. Lewis
  • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald

Sixth Grade

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Golden Fleece by Padraic Colum
  • Redwall (series) by Brian Jacques
  • The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood