Books for Kids

Suggested Reading List per age group

Birth – 2 years      

 Llama Llama Zippity Zoom,  Anna Dewdney
Go Blue, Dwell Studio
Grandma Calls Me Gigglepie, J.D. Lester
Pantone Colors, Pantone
Flowers, Matthew Porter
Dinosaurs vs the Potty, Bob Shea
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, Jane Yolen

3-5 years

Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Shark vs Train, Chris Barton
You Will Be My Friend, Peter Brown
Armadillo, Jan Milo Fearnley
Oh No, George, Chris Haughton
Stuck, Oliver Jeffers
I Want My Hat Back, Jon Klassen
Me…Jane, Patrick McDonnell
Bunny Days, Tao Nyeo
Not A Box, Antoinette Portis
Dinosaur vs the Library, Bob Shea
Swirl by Swirl: Patterns in Nature, Joyce Sidman
Press Here, Hervé Tullet
The Duckling Gets a Cookie, Mo Willems

K-1st grade

Jimmy the Greatest, Jaro Butrango
Dodsworth in New York, Tim Egan
Toys Go Out, Emily Jenkins
Actual Size, Steve Jenkins
We Are in a Book, Mo Willems
Abracadabra: Magic with Mouse and Mole, Herbert Wong Yee

2nd-3rd grade

Hibiscus, Anna Atinuke
The Case of the Case of the Stolen Identity, Mac Barnett
The Unforgotten Coat, Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Year of the Book, Andrea Cheng
A Gift From Childhood, Baba Wagué Diakité
No Ordinary Day, Deborah Ellis
Tuesday at the Castle, Jessica Day George
Simon Solves Them All, Lisa Sophie Graff
Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, Tommy Charlie Greenwald
Just Grace and the Flower Girl, Mericle Charise Harper
Junonia, Kevin Henkes
Small Medium at Large, Joanne Levy
The Doll Shop, Zeldis Yona
Fractions = Trouble, Claudia Mills
The Green Book, Jill Paton Walsh
The Camping Trip That Changed America, Barbara Rosenstock

4th-5th grade

Whales on Stilts, M.T. Anderson
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
The Nine-Pound Hammer, John Claude Bemis
The Mighty Miss Malone, Christopher Paul Curtis
Mockingbird, Katharine Erskine
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, Christopher Healy
Charles & Emma, Deborah Heiligman
With a Name Like Love, Tess Hilmo
Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, Jay Hosler
Same Sun Here, Silas House and Noela Vaswani
The Evolution of Calpurnia, Jacqueline Kelly
Shihab Habibi, Naomi Nye
A Long Walk to Water, Sue Linda Park
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Gary D. Schmidt
The Notorious Benedict Arnold, Tom Sheinkin
Walls Within Walls, Maureen Sherry
The Case of the Missing Marquess, Nancy Springer
The Unseen Guest, Maryrose Wood
Warp Speed, Lisa Yee