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Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440202
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

1st Grade -  This list has a range of different reading levels and some books may need to be read by parents,
but they all have wonderful messages.

Frog and Toad Are Friends By: Arnold Lobel
2. Margaret and Margarite: Margarita y Margaret By: Lynn Reiser
3. The Boy Who Loved Words By: Roni Schotter
4. Henry and Mudge By: Cynthia Rylant
5. There is a Bird on Your Head! By: Mo Willems
6. Max’s Words By: Kate Banks
7. Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian By: Jessica Spanyol
8. Widget By: Lyn Rossiter
9. Big Bug Surprise By: Julia Gran
10. Is a Worry Worrying You? By: Ferida Wolff
11. You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together By:
Mary Ann Hoberman
12. The Empty Pot By: Demi
13. Aunt Chip & the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair By: Patricia Polacco
14. How I Became a Pirate By: Melinda Long
15. The Apple Pie That Papa Baked By: Lauren Thompson
16. The Hundred Dresses By: Louis Slobodkin
17. How to Be a Good Dog By: Gail Page
18. Miss Smith’s Incredible Story Book By: Michael Garland
19. Oh Brother By: Nikki Grimes
20. Elena’s Serenade By: Campbell


Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret: Bilingual Spanish-English Children's Book Cover Image
By Lynn Reiser, Lynn Reiser (Illustrator)
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780688147341
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 23rd, 1996

1st Grade -  This list has a range of different reading levels and some books may need to be read by parents,
but they all have wonderful messages.

Frog and Toad Are Friends By: Arnold Lobel
2. Margaret and Margarite: Margarita y Margaret By: Lynn Reiser
3. The Boy Who Loved Words By: Roni Schotter
4. Henry and Mudge By: Cynthia Rylant
5. There is a Bird on Your Head! By: Mo Willems
6. Max’s Words By: Kate Banks
7. Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian By: Jessica Spanyol
8. Widget By: Lyn Rossiter
9. Big Bug Surprise By: Julia Gran
10. Is a Worry Worrying You? By: Ferida Wolff
11. You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together By:
Mary Ann Hoberman
12. The Empty Pot By: Demi
13. Aunt Chip & the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair By: Patricia Polacco
14. How I Became a Pirate By: Melinda Long
15. The Apple Pie That Papa Baked By: Lauren Thompson
16. The Hundred Dresses By: Louis Slobodkin
17. How to Be a Good Dog By: Gail Page
18. Miss Smith’s Incredible Story Book By: Michael Garland
19. Oh Brother By: Nikki Grimes
20. Elena’s Serenade By: Campbell


The Empty Pot Cover Image
By Demi, Demi (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780805049008
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Published: Square Fish - September 15th, 1996

1st Grade -  This list has a range of different reading levels and some books may need to be read by parents,
but they all have wonderful messages.

Frog and Toad Are Friends By: Arnold Lobel
2. Margaret and Margarite: Margarita y Margaret By: Lynn Reiser
3. The Boy Who Loved Words By: Roni Schotter
4. Henry and Mudge By: Cynthia Rylant
5. There is a Bird on Your Head! By: Mo Willems
6. Max’s Words By: Kate Banks
7. Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian By: Jessica Spanyol
8. Widget By: Lyn Rossiter
9. Big Bug Surprise By: Julia Gran
10. Is a Worry Worrying You? By: Ferida Wolff
11. You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together By:
Mary Ann Hoberman
12. The Empty Pot By: Demi
13. Aunt Chip & the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair By: Patricia Polacco
14. How I Became a Pirate By: Melinda Long
15. The Apple Pie That Papa Baked By: Lauren Thompson
16. The Hundred Dresses By: Louis Slobodkin
17. How to Be a Good Dog By: Gail Page
18. Miss Smith’s Incredible Story Book By: Michael Garland
19. Oh Brother By: Nikki Grimes
20. Elena’s Serenade By: Campbell


Frog and Toad Storybook Favorites: Includes 4 Stories Plus Stickers! (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062883124
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Published: HarperCollins - February 19th, 2019

2nd Grade -  Reading delightful chapter books.      Some of our favorites are Frog & Toad, Magic Tree House, Here's Hank, Boris, Ivy & Bean, or Megan McDonald's Stink or Judy Moody.    Most of these these can be purchased in sets or individually.  


Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box: (Beginning Chapter Books, Funny Books for Kids, Kids Book Series) (Ivy & Bean Bundle Set) Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Annie Barrows
$19.99
ISBN: 9780811864954
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2008

2nd Grade -  Reading delightful chapter books.      Some of our favorites are Frog & Toad, Magic Tree House, Here's Hank, Boris, Ivy & Bean, or Megan McDonald's Stink or Judy Moody.    Most of these these can be purchased in sets or individually.  


Bookmarks Are People Too! #1 (Here's Hank #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448479972
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 6th, 2014

2nd Grade -  Reading delightful chapter books.      Some of our favorites are Frog & Toad, Magic Tree House, Here's Hank, Boris, Ivy & Bean, or Megan McDonald's Stink or Judy Moody.    Most of these these can be purchased in sets or individually.  


Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One (Pain and the Great One Series #4) Cover Image
By Judy Blume, James Stevenson (Illustrator)
$5.99
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ISBN: 9780440420958
Published: Yearling - October 12th, 2010

3rd Grader will first choose one of these books:    Friend or Fiend, The Year of the Book, Alvin Coconut, Ellray Jakes is not a Chicken, Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Justin Case:  Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-flops of Doom.          After reading one of these, they will choose between 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel - 1 Dog + CHaor OR Maxy Maxwell Does not Love Stuart LIttle


8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos (Twitch the Squirrel #1) Cover Image
$6.99
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ISBN: 9780823425945
Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2012

3rd Grader's will first choose one of these books:    Friend or Fiend, The Year of the Book, Alvin Coconut, Ellray Jakes is not a Chicken, Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Justin Case:  Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-flops of Doom.          After reading one of these, they will choose between 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel - 1 Dog + CHaor OR Maxy Maxwell Does not Love Stuart LIttle


Like Bug Juice on a Burger Cover Image
By Julie Sternberg, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419701900
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 2nd, 2013

3rd Grader's will first choose one of these books:    Friend or Fiend, The Year of the Book, Alvin Coconut, Ellray Jakes is not a Chicken, Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Justin Case:  Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-flops of Doom.          After reading one of these, they will choose between 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel - 1 Dog + CHaor OR Maxy Maxwell Does not Love Stuart LIttle


How to Eat Fried Worms (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338565898
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 30th, 2019

4th Graders will choose from the following classic books:    Romona Quimby, Age 8, How to Eat Fried Worms, Fudge-A-Mania,  The Indian in the Cupboard, The Cricket in Times Square, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Dear Mr. Henshaw, or Matilda.        After one of these, you will need to read one chapter book that you would like to read.  


Matilda Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142410370
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Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

4th Graders will choose from the following classic books:    Romona Quimby, Age 8, How to Eat Fried Worms, Fudge-A-Mania,  The Indian in the Cupboard, The Cricket in Times Square, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Dear Mr. Henshaw, or Matilda.        After one of these, you will need to read one chapter book that you would like to read.  


The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse #1) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709243
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Published: HarperCollins - June 15th, 2021

4th Graders will choose from the following classic books:    Romona Quimby, Age 8, How to Eat Fried Worms, Fudge-A-Mania,  The Indian in the Cupboard, The Cricket in Times Square, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Dear Mr. Henshaw, or Matilda.        After one of these, you will need to read one chapter book that you would like to read.  


A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374531263
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - August 5th, 2008

Middle Schoolers have lots of great choices this summer:    A Long Way Gone, Runs wtih Courage,  The Other West Moore, Sylvia and Aki, HElen Keller:  The Story of My Life, The Hiding Place, Hold Fast, Home of the Brave, How to Steal a Dog, I am Malala, The Jacket are just a few.     Please see Mrs. Mallory's list for the complete list.


A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312367541
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Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

Middle Schoolers have lots of great choices this summer:    A Long Way Gone, Runs wtih Courage,  The Other West Moore, Sylvia and Aki, HElen Keller:  The Story of My Life, The Hiding Place, Hold Fast, Home of the Brave, How to Steal a Dog, I am Malala, The Jacket are just a few.     Please see Mrs. Mallory's list for the complete list.


Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781585369072
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 15th, 2015

Middle Schoolers have lots of great choices this summer:    A Long Way Gone, Runs wtih Courage,  The Other West Moore, Sylvia and Aki, HElen Keller:  The Story of My Life, The Hiding Place, Hold Fast, Home of the Brave, How to Steal a Dog, I am Malala, The Jacket are just a few.     Please see Mrs. Mallory's list for the complete list.


Sylvia & Aki Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781582463452
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Published: Yearling - July 9th, 2013

Middle Schoolers have lots of great choices this summer:    A Long Way Gone, Runs wtih Courage,  The Other West Moore, Sylvia and Aki, HElen Keller:  The Story of My Life, The Hiding Place, Hold Fast, Home of the Brave, How to Steal a Dog, I am Malala, The Jacket are just a few.     Please see Mrs. Mallory's list for the complete list.


Refugee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Middle Schoolers have lots of great choices this summer:    A Long Way Gone, Runs wtih Courage,  The Other West Moore, Sylvia and Aki, HElen Keller:  The Story of My Life, The Hiding Place, Hold Fast, Home of the Brave, How to Steal a Dog, I am Malala, The Jacket are just a few.     Please see Mrs. Mallory's list for the complete list.