Recommended Books

Every time I walk into a library I feel overwhelmed and energized at the sight of ALL those books! I know there are some really special books that I'll absolutely love, but I also know there are some that will just not be a good fit for me and be a waste of my time to read. It's always a little bit intimidating wondering how to find the best books and weed out the not-so-great ones. Many parents feel the same way when they are helping their child choose books to read at home or check out from the library or buy for Christmas gifts. While the "perfect" book will be different for every child, we'll try to give you some recommendations here that will give you a place to start!
Kindergarten & First Grade Books to Read Aloud
  • Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes
    by Eric Litwin
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    by Eric Carle
Second & Third Grade Books for Students to Read
  • Llama Llama and the Bully Goat                     by Anna Dewdney
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf                                     by B. G. Hennessy
  • Rocket Writes a Story                                         by Tad Hills
  • The New Bear at School                                     by Carrie Weston
  • Bear Says Thank You                                         by Michael Dahl
  • The Underpants Zoo                                           by Brian Sendelbach 
Fourth & Fifth Grade Books for Students to Read
  • Katie Kazoo Switcheroo                                     by Nancy Krulik
  • Judy Moody                                                       by Megan McDonald
  • Black Lagoon Adventures                                   by Mike Thaler
  • American Girl series                                         
  • Matt Christopher (sports series)                           by Matt Christopher