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These are some of my favorites that I love to read with my 5 year old son...

Adams, Pam There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Barrett, Judi & Ron Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cannon, Janell Stellaluna
Carle, Eric Dragons, Dragons, Dream Snow, The Honeybee and the Robber, The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Secret Birthday Message, Ten Little  Rubber Ducks, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Very Quiet Cricket
Crockett, Johnson Harold and the Purple Crayon
Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday to You, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
Fox, Mem Boo to a Goose, Feathers and Fools, Harriet, You Drive Me Wild, Hattie and the Fox, Koala Lou, The Magic Hat, Night Noises, Shoes from Grandpa, Sophie, Time for Bed, Tough Boris, and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Foxworthy, Jeff Dirt on My Shirt
Gomi, Taro Everyone Poops
Hutchins, Pat The Doorbell Rang
Lester, Helen & Munsinger, Lynn Hooway for Wodney Wat, Hurty Feelings, Something Might   Happen, Me First, The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing, Author, Listen Buddy, A Porcupine Named Fluffy, Batter Up Wombat, Score One for the Sloths
Long, Melinda How I Became a Pirate, Pirates Don’t Change Diapers, When Papa Snores
McBratney, Sam Guess How Much I Love You?, When I’m Big
McPhail, David Edward and the Pirates
Mercer Mayer There’s a Nightmare in my Closet, Frog Goes to Dinner, What Do You Do With a Kangaroo?, Little Critters Series, There’s A Nightmare in My Attic
Munch, Robert The Paper Bag Princess
Penn, Audrey The Kissing Hand
Pilkey, Dav The Paperboy
Rathman, Peggy Goodnight Gorilla
Rosen, Michael & Oxenbury, Helen We’re Going on  a Bear Hunt
Scarry, Richard Cars That Go and Things That Go, Cars and Trucks and Things that Go
Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are
Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale:  A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
Willems, Mo Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, Knuffle Bunny
Wood, Audrey The Napping House

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Intermediate Grades 3-5

**Applegate, K.A.

The Animorphs series

** Avi

The End of the Beginning

**Blume, Judy

Freckle Juice, Superfudge, Double Fudge, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

**Brown, Jeff

The Flat Stanley books

** Byars, Betsy

My Dog, My Hero

Cleary, Beverly

Ralph S. Mouse, Ramona's World, and Runaway Ralph

**Colfer, Eoin

Half Moon, Wish List, and the Artemis Fowl series

Coville, Bruce

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X

Creech, Sharon

Love That Dog

Dahl, Roald

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Danny, Champion of the World, Giraffe, Pelly, and Me, James and the Giant Peach, and The Twits

De Paola, Tomie

The Legend of the Bluebonnet and Now One Foot, Now the Other

Di Camillo, Kate

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Tale of Despereaux

**Donkin, Andrew

Spooky Spine Chillers

**Funke, Cornelia

Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, The Thief Lord

**Gardiner, John

Stone Fox

Gutman, Dan

Honus and Me, Mrs. Cooney Is Looney, Miss Daisy Is Crazy, Mr. Klutz Is Nuts, Mrs. Lagrange Is Strange, Miss Lizar Is Bizarre, and Miss Small Is Off the Wall

Lewis, C.S.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lobel, Arnold

Frog and Toad, Frog and Toad Together, Mouse Soup,  and Mouse Tales

McMullen, Kate

The Dragon Slayers' Academy series: Double Dragon Trouble, The Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone, The New Kid  at School, and Ninety-Seven Ways to Train a Dragon

Osborne, Mary Pope

Day of the Dragon King, Haunted Castle on Hallow Eve,  Kate and the Beanstalk, Night of the Ninjas, Season of the Sandstorm,  Summer of the Sea Serpent, Winter of the Ice Wizard, and other Magic Tree House books

Parish, Peggy

The Amelia Bedelia books

Park, Barbara

Junie B. Jones series

Peck, Richard

 A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, Are You in the House Alone?,  Hear Lies the Librarian

Scieska, Jon

Help, Summer Reading is Killing Me, Squids Will Be Squids,  The Time Warp Trio, and Tut, Tut

Sewall, Anna

Black Beauty

Sonnenblick, Jordan

Dodger and Me

Testa, Maria

Almost Forever

White, E.B.

Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Laura's Pa and Little House in the Big Woods


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Upper Grades 6-8

Adams, Douglas

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series

Beah, Ishmael

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Bloor, Edward & De Vito, Danny


Brashares, Ann

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants trilogy

Brokaw, Tom

A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties

Buckley, Michael

The Sisters Grimm series: The Fairy Tale Detectives, The Unusual Suspects, and The Problem Child

Choldenko, Gennifer

Al Capone Does My Shirts, If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period

Crichton, Michael

Sphere, Congo, Next, Airframe, Rising Sun and The Andromeda Strain

Davis, Sampson, Jenkins, George, Hunt, Rameck, and Draper, Sharon

We Beat the Streets

DeMille, Nelson

The Charm School, By the Rivers of Babylon, Word of Honor, May Day

Deuker, Carl

Night Hoops, Heart of a Champion, High Heat

Ellis, Deborah

I Am a Taxi and the Breadwinner trilogy: Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey, Sacred Leaf, and Mud City

Flake, Sharon

The Skin I’m In

Flinn, Alex

Breaking Point

Funke, Cornelia

Inkheart, Inkspell, and The Thief Lord

Grogan, J

Marley and Me

 Hesse, Karen

Out of the Dust

Hiassen, Carl

Flush and Hoot

Hinton, S.E.

The Outsiders, That Was Then This is Now, Rumble Fish

King, Stephen

The Mist, Duma King Kretch, Robert(Bob)  Rebound

Lowry, Lois

The Giver

Martin, Ann

Belle Teal

McCormick, Patricia


Munoz, Pam

Becoming Naomi Leon

Myers, Walter Dean

Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Bad Boy, Fallen Angels, Hoops, Monster, The Outside Shot, Sunrise over Fallujah, Shooter, and Game

Peck, Richard

A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, Are You in the House Alone?,  Hear Lies the Librarian

Philbrick, Rodman

Freak the Mighty

Pullman, Phillip

His Dark Materials trilogy

Rawls, Wilson

Where the Red Fern Grows

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, etc.

Ryan, Pam Munoz

Becoming Naomi León and Esperanza Rising

Spinelli, Jerry

Crash,  Milkweed, Stargirl

Sonnenblick, Jordan

Zen and the Art of Faking It and Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Warren, Robert Penn

All the King’s Men

Whelen, Gloria

Homeless Bird

Wolff, Virginia Euwer

Make Lemonade

Yolen, Jane

The Devil's Arithmetic

Zindel, Paul

The Pigman, The Pigman and Me, The Pigman’s Legacy


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