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GRADES K-1

Peppe the Lamplighter- Elisa Bartone

Stone Soup- Marcia Brown

The Picnic- Ruth Brown

The Quiltmaker’s Gift- Jeff Brumbeau

Flower Garden- Eve Bunting                 

A House for Hermit Crab- Eric Carle                     

Cathedral Mouse- Kay Chorao                             

Ten Little Mice- Joyce Dunbar                              

In the Forest- Marie Hall Ets                                 

Gabriella’s Song- Candace Fleming                     

In the Small, Small Pond- Denise Fleming

In the Tall, Tall Grass- Denise Fleming

Time for Bed- Mem Fox                                         

A Rainbow of My Own- Don Freeman                    

In the Hush of the Evening- Nancy Price Graff      

I Love You, Mouse- John Graham                          

Little Toot- Hardie Gramatky                                

Ox-Cart Man- Donald Hall                                   

Gather Up, Gather In- M.C. Helldorfer                 

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children- James Herriot

The Tale of Three Trees- Angela Elwell Hunt        

James and the Rain- Karla Kuskin                       

The Story of Ferdinand- Munro Leaf                     

Red Wolf Country- Jonathan London                   

Beatrice’s Goat- Page McBrier                            

Jumping Bean- Edna Miller

Mousekin’s Christmas Eve- Edna Miller

Mousekin’s Frosty Friend- Edna Miller

Mousekin’s Golden HouseEdna Miller

Mousekin’s ThanksgivingEdna Miller

Mousekin’s Woodland SleepersEdna Miller

Patches Finds a New HomeEdna Miller

Now We Are Six- A.A. Milne

The House at Pooh Corner- A.A. Milne

When We Were Very Young- A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh- A.A. Milne

Alexander and the Magic Mouse- Martha Sanders          

Thy Friend, Obadiah- Brinton Turkle                            

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey- Susan Wojciechowski


Grades 2-3

Under the Lilacs- Louisa May Alcott                        

The King’s Chessboard- David Birch                          

Caddie Woodlawn- Carol Ryrie Brink                        

The Pied Piper of Hamelin- Robert Browning            

The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett         

The Little Lame Prince- Dinah Craik                         

The Courage of Sarah Noble- Alice Dalgliesh          

Louis Braille- Margaret Davidson                              

Out of Darkness:  The Story of Louis Braille- Russell Freedman

Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?- Jean Fritz

What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?Jean Fritz

Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?- Jean Fritz

Black Gold- Marguerite Henry

Born to TrotMarguerite Henry

Brighty of the Grand CanyonMarguerite Henry

Justin Morgan Had a HorseMarguerite Henry

King of the WindMarguerite Henry

Misty of ChincoteagueMarguerite Henry

Mustang:  Wild Spirit of the WestMarguerite Henry

The Jungle Book- Rudyard Kipling                            

Pyramid- David Macaulay                                         

Sarah, Plain and Tall- Patricia MacLachlan

The Borrowers- Mary Norton

The Star-Spangled Banner- Peter Spier (illustrator)

All-of-a-Kind Family- Sydney Taylor                         

Samuel Eaton’s Day- Kate Waters

Sarah Morton’s DayKate Waters

Stuart LittleE.B. White

The Trumpet of the SwanE.B. White

Little House in the Big Woods- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farmer BoyLaura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the PrairieLaura Ingalls Wilder

On the Banks of Plum CreekLaura Ingalls Wilder

By the Shores of Silver Lake- Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Long WinterLaura Ingalls Wilder

Little Town on the PrairieLaura Ingalls Wilder

These Happy Golden YearsLaura Ingalls Wilder


Grades 4-6

An Old-Fashioned Girl- Louisa May Alcott

Eight Cousins- Louisa May Alcott

Jo’s Boys- Louisa May Alcott

Drums- James Boyd  

The Incredible Journey- Sheila Burnford                     

The Black Stallion- Walter Farley                          

Calico Bush- Rachel Field                            

Johnny Tremain- Esther Forbes                          

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane- Russell Freedman                   

My Side of the Mountain- Jean Craighead George          

Old Yeller- Fred Gipson                            

 Adam of the Road- Elizabeth Janet Gray             

The Endless Steppe- Esther Hautzig

The Phantom Tollbooth- Norton Juster

Secret of the Old Clock- Carolyn Keene                         

The Hidden Staircase- Carolyn Keene

Captains Courageous- Rudyard Kipling                       

The Chronicles of Narnia- C.S. Lewis                                

The Call of the Wild- Jack London

Hatchet- Gary Paulsen

White FangJack London

Men of Iron- Howard Pyle

Otto of the Silver HandHoward Pyle

The Story of King Arthur and His KnightsHoward Pyle

The Story of Sir Lancelot and His CompanionsHoward Pyle

The Story of the Champions of the Round TableHoward Pyle

 The Story of the Grail and the Passing of King ArthurHoward Pyle

Where the Red Fern Grows- Wilson Rawls

The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupery       

Rollerskates- Ruth Sawyer                           

The Sign of the Beaver- Elizabeth George Speare

The Bronze BowElizabeth George Speare

The Shining Company- Rosemary Sutcliff

The Silver BranchRosemary Sutcliff

The OutcastRosemary Sutcliff

The Eagle of the NinthRosemary Sutcliff

Tristan and IseultRosemary Sutcliff

The Lantern BearersRosemary Sutcliff

The Sword and the CircleRosemary Sutcliff

The Light Beyond the ForestRosemary Sutcliff

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain

Daddy-Long-Legs- Jean Webster                          

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm- Kate Douglas Wiggin


Grades 7-8

Watership Down- Richard Adams                       

Short Stories- Louisa May Alcott                   

Sounder- William Armstrong                 

Emma- Jane Austen

Northanger AbbeyJane Austen

Sense and SensibilityJane Austen

Persuasion- Jane Austen

Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen

Bel Ria:  Dog of War- Sheila Burnford                       

Don Quixote (translation by Burton Raffel)- Miguel de Cervantes               

Isaac Newton: and the Scientific Revolution- Gale E. Christianson               

Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane                        

Life With Father- Clarence Day                           

David Copperfield- Charles Dickens                       

Silas Marner- George Eliot                            

The Diary of a Young Girl- Anne Frank                     

The Miracle WorkerWilliam Gibson

American PrimitiveWilliam Gibson

The Snow Goose- Paul Gallico                             

The Confederate Reader- Richard Harwell (editor)

The Union Reader- Richard Harwell (editor)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips- James Hilton                           

The Hunchback of Notre Dame- Victor Hugo

Rip Van Winkle- Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy HollowWashington Irving

To Be A Slave- Julius Lester                            

Invincible Louisa- Cornelia Meigs                      

Scottish Chiefs (illustrated by N.C. Wyeth)- Jane Porter

The Long Walk:  The True Story of a Trek to Freedom- Slavomir Rawicz

The Killer Angels- Michael Shaara

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Sailing on the Ice: and Other Stories from the Old Squire’s Farm- C.A. Stephens                          

Kidnapped- Robert Louis Stevenson          

A Girl of the Limberlost- Gene Stratton-Porter              

The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings TrilogyJ.R.R. Tolkien

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth- Sojourner Truth

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court- Mark Twain

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea- Jules Verne

Journey to the Center of the Earth- Jules Verne

Mysterious IslandJules Verne

Reader’s Digest True Stories of Great Escapes: The Real Life Epics of Men and Women Whose Password Was Courage, and Gambled Everything for Freedom – or Death- Charles Verral (editor)            

Ben Hur- Lew Wallace