Book Receommendations

Level I: End of first grade

Fly Guy

Dragon Tales

Mercer Mayer books

Level J: Beginning of second grade

Henry and Mudge (Cynthia Rylant) 


Curious George (Margaret and H.A Rey)

Triplet Trouble

The Pigeon books

Level K: Beginning of second grade

Frog and Toad (Arnold Lobel)

Mercy Watson (Kate DiCamillo)

Nate the Great (Marjorie Weinman Sharmat)

Clifford Series


Pinkey and Rex

Arthur Series (Marc Brown)

Fluffy books

Knuffle Bunny books

Level L: Middle of second grade

Judy Moody (Megan McDonald)

Stink Moody (Megan McDonald)

Ready, Freddy! (Abby Klein)

Cam Jansen (David A. Adler)

Horrible Harry (Suzy Kline)

A is for Amber Brown (Paula Danzinger)

Amelia Bedelia

Rainbow Magic Fairies (Daisy Meadows)

Ricky Ricotta Might Robot series

Level M: End of second grade

Magic Tree House (Mary Pope Osborne)

Ivy & Bean (Annie Barrows)

Jigsaw Jones (James Preller)

Bailey School Kids (Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones)

Marvin Redpost (Louis Sachar)

Flat Stanley (Jeff Brown)

Katie Kazoo Switcharoo (Nancy Krulik)

Junie B. Jones

Freckle Juice (Judy Blume)

The Littles (and others of the Littles series) -- John Lawrence Peterson

My Father's Dragon Series

Branches Books:

    Owl Diaries (Rebecca Elliott)

    The Notebook of Doom (Troy Cummings)

    Eerie Elementary



    Lotus lane

Level N: Beginning of third grade

Franny K. Stein (Jim Benton)

A to Z Mysteries (Ron Roy)

Amber Brown (Paula Danzinger)

Zack Files

Black Lagoon Adventures


The Chocolate Touch (Patrick Skene Catling)

Puppy Place (Ellen Miles)

Kitty Corner (Ellen Miles)

Capital Mysteries series

The Ember Stone Series (Katrina Charman)

George Brown Class Clown series

Level O: Middle of third grade

The Boxcar Children (Gertrude Chandler Warner)

Geronimo Stilton (Geronimo Stilton)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Secrets of Droon (Tony Abbott)

My Weird School (Dan Gutman)

Ramona books (Beverly Cleary)

Jake Drake

Dragon Masters series

Clementine Series

Pipi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black)

Beverly Cleary

Dolphin Diaries (Ben M. Baglio)

Andrew Lost (J.C. Greenburg)

Never Girls series

Nancy Clancy books

The Unicorn Rescue Society Series (Adam Gidwitz)

Level P: End of third grade

The Time Warp Trio (John Szcieska)

Dragon Slayers’ Academy (Kate McMullan)

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart

Sideways Stories

Captain Underpants

Wayside School (Louis Sachar)

Bad Kitty Series

Beast Quest (Adam Blade)

Dragon Keeper's series

Babysitter's Club series

Hank the Cowdog series

Chocolate Fever

Who Would Win? series

Encyclopedia Brown Series

Level Q: Fourth grade

I Survived series

Roald Dahl books

According to Humphrey series (Birney)

Heroes in Training series

Bunnicula Series (Howe)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (Richard Atwater)


Spiderwick series

Spy X series

Wishtree (Katherine Applegate)

Level R: Fourth grade

Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)


Big Nate Series

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)

Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo) 

How to Eat Fried Worms (Thomas Rockwell) 

The Indian in the Cupboard (Lynne Reid Banks)

The Celery Stalks at Midnight (James Howe)

Stuart Little (E.B. White)

Jedi Academy series

Hank Zipper series

Level S: Fourth grade


Tuesdays at the Castle series

The Doll People Series

Serafina's Promise (Ann E. Burg)

The Last Kids on Earth series

Level T: Fifth grade


Emily Windsnap (Liz Keller)


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

Goosebumps series

Soar (Joan Bauer)

Level U-W: Fifth grade

39 Clues series

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket)

Percy Jackson

Harry Potter

Flora and Ulysses (Kate DiCamillo)

Land of Stories

Wings of Fire series

The Sisters Grimm series

Game Changers (Mike Lupica)

Million-Dollar Throw (Mike Lupica)

Restart (Gordon Korman)

The Candy Shop Wars (Brandon Mull)

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