Chapter Books
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherin Paterson
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
**Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
Frindle by Andrew Clements
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
Only Emma by Sally Warner
**Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White
The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
**Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

Picture Books
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Into the Forest by Anthony Browne
**How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
**The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster
**The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
**My Teacher for President by Kay Winters


Chapter Books
**Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff: You Wish by Jason Lethcoe
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
**Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
**The Giver by Lois Lowry
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
**Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Picture Books
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
**Charlie Cook's Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen
The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
**Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner
**Tuesday by David Wiesner
Sector 7 by David Wiesner

Historical Fiction

Chapter Books
**Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
**Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
**Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
**I am David by Anne Holm
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz

Picture Books
Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell
Abe Lincoln Cross a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson
Sky Boys by Deborah Hopkinson
Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
**Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Animal Picture Books

Chameleon's Colors by Chisato Tashiro
**The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson
The Spiffiest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
Duck For President by Doreen Cronin
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
**If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If you Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If you Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If you Give a Pig a Party by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If you Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If you Take a Mouse to School by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
**Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson


**Linnea in Monet's Garden by Cristina Bjork
The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
Look to the Stars by Buzz Aldrin
**So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George


**A Child's Calendar by John Updike
Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill
Low Song by Eve Merriam
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
Author Jack Prelutsky
Author Shel Silverstein

Traditional Literature

Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
Town Mouse Country Mouse by Jan Brett

About this blog

In an attempt to organize and keep track of my readings for personal and classroom purposes, here are my book lists! New lists will be added, old lists will be updated (only a portion of my current books are up), and maybe someday I'll get around to adding information about each book. Enjoy! (PS Starred books are personal favorites)