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

Other Booklists

Please recognize that we have no control over the books recommended or reported by these organizations. Parents should use these lists at their discretion, and carefully consider whether a particular book is appropriate for their child. Including these external website links does not constitute an endorsement by Ash Creek Elementary School nor Central School District 13J.
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