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                      Books for Students Entering 1stGrade  

     Author                                           Title

    Brown, Ken                                         What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf? (VYR)

    Eastman, P.D.                                     Go, Dog, Go

    Edwards, Wallace                                 Monkey Business

    Ehlert, Lois                                         Waiting for Wings(VYR)

    Elliott, Laura                                        Hunter’s Best Friend at School

    Fox, Mem                                          The Magic Hat(VYR)

    Gelman, Rita Golden                             More Spaghetti I Say

    Gomi, Taro                                         The Crocodile and the Dentist

    Guilfoile, Elizabeth                                Nobody Listens to Andrew

    Hill, Eric                                             Where’s Spot?

    Hills, Tad                                            Duck and Goose

    Hoff, Syd                                            Danny and the Dinosaur 
    Hutchins, Pat                                       Rosie’s Walk

    Kalan, Robert                                      Jump Frog

    Kraus, Robert                                      Whose Mouse are You?
    Langstaff, John                                    Oh, Hunting We Will Go

    LeSieg, Theo                                      Ten Apples Up On Top

    Lopshire, Robert                                 Put Me in the Zoo
    Martin, Bill                                         Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You
    Mayer, Mercer                                   Little Critter’s These Are My Pets

    McGhee, Alison                                  Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth

    McPhail, David                                    Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore

    O’Neill, Alexis                                      The Recess Queen(VYR)

    Oxenbury, Helen                                 The Great Big Enormous Turnip

    Peek, Merle                                        Mary Wore Her Red DressReynolds,

    Robart, Rose                                      The Cake That Mack Ate

    Rosen, Michael                                    We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

    Suess, Dr.                                          Hop on PopandThe Foot Book

    Shulevitz, Uri                                       One Monday Morning

    Stringer, Laura                                    Castles, Caves and Honeycombs(VYR)

    Ward, Cindy                                       Cookie’s Week

    Westcott, Nadine                                 Peanut Butter and Jelly

    Willems, Mo                                        Knuffle Bunny#

    Wilson, Karma                                     Bear Snores On (VYR)

     

    VYR indicates Virginia Young Readers                 # indicates Caldecott Honor Book

     

    Series

     

    Hello Readers                                      Rookie Readers

    Step into Reading (Step 1)                     I Can Read books                                                 
    Henry and Mudge books                       My First Readers               

    Frog and Toad Books

    Little Bear Books     

     

                      Books for Students Entering 2ndGrade                 

     

    Author                                                                            Title

     

     Allard, Harry                                        Miss Nelson is Missing!

    Cannon, A.E.                                       Let the Good Times Roll with Pirate Pete

    Chen, Chili-Yu                                      Guji Guji

    Edwards, Wallace                                 Monkey Business

    Farley, Walter                                     Little Black, A Pony

    Heady, Justina Chen                             The Patch

    Howard, Arthur                                    Cosmo Zooms

    Jenkins, Steve                                     Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

    Johnson, Crockett                                Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Keats, Ezra Jack                                   Whistle for Willie

    Leedy, Loreen                                      Mapping Penny’s World(VYR)

    Lehman, Barbara                                  The Red Book(wordless book)

    Lobel, Arnold                                        Mouse Tales

    MacLachlan, Patricia                              The Sick Day(VYR)

    McElligot, Matthew                                Absolutely Not!

    Nodset, Joan                                       Who Took the Farmers Hat?

    Nolen, Jerdine                                      Hewitt Anderson’s Big Life

    Numeroff, Laura                                   If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Parish, Peggy                                       Amelia Bedelia

    Parks, Rosa                                         I Am Rosa Parks

    Rylant, Cynthia                                     In November(VYR)

    Sendak, Maurice                                   Chicken Soup With Rice

    Seuss, Dr.                                           The Cat in the Hat

    Spinelli, Eileen                                      Do You Have a Hat?

    Waber, Bernard                                    Ira Sleeps Over

    Waber, Bernard                                    Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

    Wilson, Gina                                        Grandma’s Bears

    Woodson, Jacqueline                            Coming On Home Soon#

    Yolen, Jane                                         Owl Moon

     

     

    VYR indicates Virginia Young Readers                 # indicates Caldecott Honor Book

     

    Series

     

    Adler, David                                         Cam Jansen Mystery books

    Berenstain, Jan and Stan                        Berenstain Bears books

    Giff, Patricia Reilly                                 Polk Street Kids series

    Lobel, Arnold                                       Frog and Toad books

    Mayer, Mercer                                    Just Me and My… books

    Minarik, Else                                        Little Bear Books

    Park, Barbara                                      Junie B. Jones books                   

    Preller, James                                      Jigsaw Jones books

    Rylant, Cynthia                                     Henry and Mudge books

    Sharmat, Marjorie                                 Nate the Great Books

     

    Van Leeuwen, Jean                               Oliver Pig books 

     

     

                      Books for Students Entering 3rdGrade                  

     

    Author                                                                 Title

    Alder, Susan                                        Meet Samantha

    Brunhoff, Laurent de                             Meet Babar and His Family

    Blume, Judy                                        Freckle Juice

    Cleary, Beverly                                     Henry and Rigsby

    Davis, Deborah                                    The Secret of the Seal

    Edwards, Michelle                                 The Talent Show

    Fleming, Candace                                 Lowji Discovers America

    Guest, Elissa Haden                              Iris and Walter

    Hayward, Carolyn                                 Snowbound with Betsy

    Hiser, Constance                                  Dog on Third Base

    Howell, James                                      Bunnicula

    Kelly, Katy                                          Lucy Rose: Here’s the Thing About Me

    King-Smith, Dick                                   Lady Lollipop(VYR)

    Kline, Suzy                                          Herbie Jones and the Class Gift     

    Kline, Suzy                                          Horrible Harry’s Secret

    Lenski, Lois                                         Strawberry Girl

    Lindgren, Astrid                                    Pippi Longstocking

    McDonald, Megan                                 Judy Moody Gets Famous(VYR)

    Herman, Gail                                       Just Like Mike

    Hornick, Laurie Miller                             The Secrets of Ms. Snickles Class

    Moss, Marissa                                     Mighty Jackie: The Strikeout Queen

    Ness, Evaline                                       Sam, Bangs and Moonshine

    Odanaka, Barbara                                Skateboard Mom

    Raven, Margot Theis                             Circle Unbroken

    Scieszka, Jon                                       Summer Reading is Killing Me

    Van Allsburg, Chris                                Jumanji

    Van Allsburg, Chris                                The Widow’s Broom

    Van Riper, Guernsey                             Babe Ruth

    Viorst, Judith                                       Alexander and the… Very Bad Day

    Williams, Margery                                 The Velveteen Rabbit

    Yolen, Jane                                         Piggins

     

    VYR indicates Virginia Young Readers

                                                                                                                                       

    Series

     

    Cameron, Ann                                       Julian books

    Cleary, Beverly                                     Ramona books

    Delton, Jody                                        Pee Wee Scouts

    Giff, Patricia Reilly                                 Kids of Polk Street School

    MacDonald, Betty                                Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books

    Osborne, Mary Pope                            Magic Tree House books

    Peet, Bill                                             Various titles

    Sobol, Donald                                      Encyclopedia Brown books

    Warner, Getrude Chandler                      Boxcar Children books

     

    Books for Students Entering 4thGrade 

    Author                                                         Title

    Atwater, Richard                                   Mr. Popper’s Penquins

    Banks, Lynne Reid                                Indian in the Cupboard

    Blume, Judy                                        Superfudge

    Brigg, Marlene Targ                               Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express

    Byars, Betsy                                        The Midnight Fox

    Byars, Betsy                                        The Pinballs

    Cleary, Beverly                                     Dear Mr. Henshaw**

    Cleary, Beverly                                     Socks, The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    Clifford, Eth                                         Help, I’m a Prisoner in the Library

    Creech, Sharon                                    Replay

    Dalgliesh, Alice                                     Courage of Sarah Noble

    Danziger, Paula                                    The Cat Ate My Gym Suit

    DiCamillo, Kate                                    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    Grahame, Kenneth                                The Reluctant Dragon

    Hannigan, Katherine                              Ida B.

    Hurwitz, Johanna                                  Teacher’s Pet

    Konigsburg, E.L.                                   From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil…

    Martin, Rafe                                        The Shark God(VYR)

    McLerran, Alice                                    Dragonfly(VYR)

    Moss, Marissa                                     Brave Harriet(VYR)

    Pearce, Philippa                                    The Little Gentleman

    Peck, Robert Newton                            Soup and Me

    Reilly-Giff, Patircia                                 Fourth Grade Celebrity

    Rockwell, Thomas                               How to Eat Fried Worms

    Rylant, Cynthia                                     Missing May**

    Selden, George                                    Cricket in Times Square

    Shange, Ntozake                                  Ellington Was Not a Street

    Slote, Alfred                                        My Trip to Alpha One

    Vande Velde, Vivian                              Three Good Deeds

    Wells, Rosemary                                  Wingwalker

    Whelan, Gloria                                               Friend on Freedom River

    Wiles, Deborah                                    Love, Ruby Lavernder(VYR)

     

    ** indicates Newbery Award Winner                  VYR indicates Virginia Young Readers

     

    Series

    Christopher, Matt                                            Various sports titles

    Hughes, Dean                                                 Various sports titles

    Lowry, Lois                                                    Anastasia books

    Scieszka, Jon                                                  The Time Warp Trio series

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls                                      Little House books

     

    Books for Students Entering 5thGrade 

     

    Author                                                         Title

     

    Alcott, Louisa May                                             Little Women

    Alexander, Lloyd                                               The Black Cauldron

    Avi                                                                   The Secret School

    Baggott, Julianna                                               The Anybodies

    Banks, Kate                                                      Dillon Dillon

    Beatty, Patricia                                                 Charley Skedaddle

    Blume, Judy                                                      Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

    Bunting, Eve                                                     Summer of Riley(VYR)

    Codell, Esme Raji                                              Sahara Special

    Collier, James Lincoln                                        Wild Boy

    Creech, Sharon                                                Love That Dog(VYR)

    Creech, Sharon                                                 Granny Tortelli Makes Soup

    Creech, Sharon                                                 Walk Two Moons**

    Dahl, Roald                                                       Matilda

    DiCamillo, Kate                                                 The Tale of Despereaux**

    Derby, Kenneth                                                 The Top Ten Ways to Ruin the First Day of School

    DuBois, William                                                 The Twenty-One Balloons

    Dyer, Heather                                                   A Fish in Room 11

    Fitzhugh, Louise                                                Harriet the Spy

    Gipson, Fred                                                     Old Yeller

    Henry, Marguerite                                             King of the Wind

    Hicks, Betty                                                      Busted

    Juster, Norton                                                   The Phantom Tollbooth

    Kadohata, Cynthia                                             Kira-Kira**

    Kline, Suzy                                                       Oro and the Chop Suey Burgers

    Konigsburg, E.L.                                               The View From Saturday **

    Lord, Bette                                                       In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    Lubar, David                                                     Punished

    McDonough, Alison                                            Do the Hokey Pokey(VYR)

    Mercado, Nancy E.                                            Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other School Stories

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

    Paterson, Katherine                                           Bridge to Terabithia**

    Paulsen, Gary                                                  Hatchet

    Pyle, Howard                                                    Men of Iron

    Rodgers, Mary                                                  Freaky Friday

    Speare, Elizabeth                                              The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    Stevenson, Robert Louis                                    Treasure Island

    Van de Velde, Vivian                                         Now You See It

    Van Draanen, Wendelin                                     Secret Identity

    Venokur, Ross                                                  The Amazing Frecktacle

    White, E.B.                                                       Stuart Little

    Yolen, Jane                                                       Wizard’s Hall

     

    ** indicates Newbery Award Winner                  VYR indicates Virginia Young Readers

     

    Series                                                                                                                                                                           Clements,Andrew                                             Various titles 

    Fitzgerald, John                                                 Great Brain… books

    L’Engle, Madeleine                                            A Wrinkle in Timeand sequels

    Lewis, C.S.                                                       Chronicles of Narnia

    Montgomery, L.M.                                             Anne of Green Gablesbooks

    Snicket, Lemony                                               A Series of Unfortunate Events

     

    Books for Students Entering 5thGrade 

     

    Author                                                              Title

    Alcott, Louisa May                                             Little Women

    Alexander, Lloyd                                               The Black Cauldron

    Avi                                                                   The Secret School

    Baggott, Julianna                                               The Anybodies

    Banks, Kate                                                      Dillon Dillon

    Beatty, Patricia                                                 Charley Skedaddle

    Blume, Judy                                                      Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

    Bunting, Eve                                                     Summer of Riley(VYR)

    Codell, Esme Raji                                              Sahara Special

    Collier, James Lincoln                                        Wild Boy

    Creech, Sharon                                                Love That Dog(VYR)

    Creech, Sharon                                                 Granny Tortelli Makes Soup

    Creech, Sharon                                                 Walk Two Moons**

    Dahl, Roald                                                       Matilda

    DiCamillo, Kate                                                 The Tale of Despereaux**

    Derby, Kenneth                                                 The Top Ten Ways to Ruin the First Day of School

    DuBois, William                                                 The Twenty-One Balloons

    Dyer, Heather                                                   A Fish in Room 11

    Fitzhugh, Louise                                                Harriet the Spy

    Gipson, Fred                                                     Old Yeller

    Henry, Marguerite                                             King of the Wind

    Hicks, Betty                                                      Busted

    Juster, Norton                                                   The Phantom Tollbooth

    Kadohata, Cynthia                                             Kira-Kira**

    Kline, Suzy                                                       Oro and the Chop Suey Burgers

    Konigsburg, E.L.                                               The View From Saturday **

    Lord, Bette                                                       In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    Lubar, David                                                     Punished

    McDonough, Alison                                            Do the Hokey Pokey(VYR)

    Mercado, Nancy E.                                            Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other School Stories

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

    Paterson, Katherine                                           Bridge to Terabithia**

    Paulsen, Gary                                                  Hatchet

    Pyle, Howard                                                    Men of Iron

    Rodgers, Mary                                                  Freaky Friday

    Speare, Elizabeth                                              The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    Stevenson, Robert Louis                                    Treasure Island

    Van de Velde, Vivian                                         Now You See It

    Van Draanen, Wendelin                                     Secret Identity

    Venokur, Ross                                                  The Amazing Frecktacle

    White, E.B.                                                       Stuart Little

    Yolen, Jane                                                       Wizard’s Hall

     

    ** indicates Newbery Award Winner                  VYR indicates Virginia Young Readers

     

    Series

                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Clements, Andrew                                             Various titles

    Fitzgerald, John                                                 Great Brain… books

    L’Engle, Madeleine                                            A Wrinkle in Timeand sequels

    Lewis, C.S.                                                       Chronicles of Narnia

    Montgomery, L.M.                                             Anne of Green Gablesbooks

    Snicket, Lemony                                               A Series of Unfortunate Events

     

                                                                                                   

     

                                         

     

                                                   

                                

     

     
        

     

     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     
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