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Books we recommend for 2nd graders


Cam Jansen (series) by David Adler


Mercy Watson (series) by Kate DiCamillo


Backyard Sports (series) by Michael Teitelbaum


Rainbow Magic (series) by Daisy Meadows


Keeker (series) by Hadley Higginson


Nate the Great (series) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat


Junie B. Jones (series) by Barbara Park


Poppleton (series) by Cynthia Rylant


Mr. Putter and Tabby (series) by Cynthia Rylant


Horrible Harry (series) by Suzy Kline


Ready, Freddy! (series) by Abby Klein


  Books we recommend for 3rd graders


Spiderwick Chronicles (series) by Tony DiTerlizzi 

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls (series) by Meg Cabot 

Ramona the Pest (series) by Beverly Cleary 

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary

Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

Judy Moody (series) by Megan McDonald

Stink (series) by Megan McDonald

Magic Tree House (series) by Mary Pope Osborne

A to Z Mysteries (series) by Ron Roy

Time Warp Trio (series) by Jon Scieszka

Hank the Cowdog (series) by John R. Erickson

Dear America (series) by multiple authors

The Buddy Files (series) by Dori Hillestad Butler

Disney Fairies (series) by multiple authors

Hank Zipzer (series) by Henry Winkler

Main Street (series) by Ann Martin

Martin Bridge (series) by Jessica Scott Kerrin

 Books we recommend for 4th graders


Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Frindle by Andrew Clements

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O’Dell

The Bone Wars by Kathryn Lasky

Hatchet by Gary Paulson

The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulson

Woods Runner by Gary Paulson

Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Rascal by Sterling North

The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

The 39 Clues series by multiple authors

Raiders’ Ransom by Emily Diamand


Books we recommend for 5th graders


The Sisters Grimm (series) by Michael Buckley

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Inkheart (series) by Cornelia Funke

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

Black Stallion by Walter Farley

I, Dred Scott by Shelia P. Moses

The Orphans by Berniece Rabe

The Bone series (graphic novels) by Jeff Smith

Deadline by Chris Crutcher

Chicks With Sticks (series) by Elizabeth Lenhart

Million-dollar Throw by Mike Lupica

Sisters of the Sword (series) by Maya Snow

Murder at Midnight by Avi

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor


 Books we recommend for 6th graders


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn

Theodore Boone (series) by John Grisham

Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick

Eragon series by Christopher Paolini

Maximum Ride (series) by James Patterson

Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen

The Lying Game (series) by Sara Shepard

The City of Embers (series) by Jeanne DuPrau

Ranger’s Apprentice (series) by John Flanagan