Assigned Reading

SECOND GRADE

  1. The Water Horse Dick King-Smith. 1990. RL 5.2, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  2. Understood Betsy. Dorothy Canfield Fisher. 1916. RL 6.3, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  3. All-Of-A-Kind Family. Sidney Taylor. 1951. RL 4.9, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  4. Charlotte’s Web. E.B. White. 1952. RL 4.9, GL 3-5
  5. The Daydreamer. Ian McEwan. 1994. RL 5.8, GL 3-5
  6. Nim’s Island. Wendy Orr. 2000. RL 4.8, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  7. The Door in the Wall. Marguerite di Angeli. 1949. RL 3.1, GL 3-5
  8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Grace Lin. 2010. RL 5.4, GL 3-5
  9. A Lion to Guard Us. Clyde Robert Bulla. 1981. RL 3.9, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  10. Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Beverly Cleary. 1981. GL 3.5, RL 3-5 (finished!)
  11. Sarah, Plain and Tall. Patricia MacLachlan. 1985. RL 4.2, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  12. On the Banks of Plum Creek. Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1937. RL 5.2, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  13. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Bette Bao Lord. 1984. RL 3.8, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  14. Paddle-to-the-Sea Holling C. Holling. 1941. RL 4.5, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  15. Follow My Leader. James B. Garfield. 1957. RL 5.2, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  16. The Story of Doctor Dolittle. Hugh Lofting. 1920. RL 5.5, GL 3-5

THIRD GRADE

  1. Ella Enchanted. Gail Carson Levine. 1997. RL 5.1, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  2. The Tale of Despereaux. Kate DiCamillo. 2004. RL 4.8, GL 3-5
  3. The Penderwicks. Jeanne Birdsall. 2007. RL 4.8, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  4. Five Children and It. E. Nesbit. 1902. RL 5.6, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  5. Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Salman Rushdie. 1990. GL 4-7
  6. Shiloh. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. 1991. RL 5.7, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  7. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. C.S. Lewis. 1950. RL 6.1, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  8. My Side of the Mountain. Jean Craighead George. 1959. RL 6.7, GL 4-7 (finished!)
  9. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. E.L. Konigsburg. 1967. RL 6.9, GL 3-7 (finished!)
  10. The Phantom Tollbooth. Norton Juster. 1961. RL 5.3, GL 3-5 (finished!)
  11. Swallows and Amazons. Arthur Ransome. 1930.
  12. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Joan Aiken. 1963. RL 5.6, GL 4-7 (finished!)
  13. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll. 1865. (finished!)
  14. Homer Price. Robert McCloskey. 1943. RL 7.3, GL 4-6 (finished!)

 

FOURTH GRADE

  1. The Book of Three. Lloyd Alexander. 1964. RL 5.5, GL 4-7
  2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain. 1876. RL 5.9, GL 4-7
  3. Number the Stars. Lois Lowry. 1989. RL 5.1, GL 4-6
  4. Where the Red Fern Grows. Wilson Rawls. 1961. RL 6.4, GL 4-6
  5. Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery. 1908. RL 5.9, GL 4-7
  6. The Time Garden. Edward Eager. 1958. RL 6.9, GL 4-7
  7. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Mildred Taylor. 1976. RL 6.9, GL 4-6
  8. Savvy. Ingrid Law. 2008. RL 8.5, GL 4-7.
  9. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Brian Selznick. 2007. RL 5.2, GL 4-7
  10. Little Men. Louisa May Alcott. 1871. RL 8.4, GL 4-7 
  11. The Egypt Game. Zilpha Keatley Snyder. 1967. RL 5.9, GL 6-8  
  12. A Wrinkle in Time. Madeleine L’Engle. 1962. RL 5.8, GL 4-7 
  13. Catherine, Called Birdy. Karen Cushman. 1994. RL 7.5, GL 6-8
  14. The Princess and the Goblin. George MacDonald. 1872. RL 7.5, GL 5-7
  15. Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Robert O’Brien. 1971. RL 5.8, GL 4-6
  16. Danny the Champion of the World. Roald Dahl. 1975. RL 5.5, GL 3-5

FIFTH GRADE

  1. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Kate DiCamillo. 2006. RL 4.5, GL 3-5
  2. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Scott O’Dell. 1960. RL 5.5, GL 4-6
  3. The Kite Fighters. Linda Sue Park. 2002. RL 6.3, GL 4-7
  4. Johnny Tremain. Esther Forbes. 1944. RL 5.4, GL 4-7
  5. The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame. 1908. RL 8.3, GL 4-7
  6. Bridge to Terabithia. Katherine Paterson. 1977. RL 6.1, GL 4-7
  7. Harriet the Spy. Louise Fitzhugh. 1964. RL 6.2, GL 4-7
  8. Chasing Vermeer. Blue Balliett. 2004. RL 5.6, GL 4-8
  9. Bud, Not Buddy. Christopher Paul Curtis. 1999. RL 5.2, GL 5-7
  10. Moon Over Manifest. Clare Vanderpool. 2010. RL 5.3, GL 4-8
  11. Pictures of Hollis Woods. Patricia Reilly Giff. 2004. RL 4.5, GL 5-8
  12. The Wanderer. Sharon Creech. 2002. RL 5.3, GL 6-8
  13. Dicey’s Song. Cynthia Voigt. 1982. RL 5.2, GL 5-8
  14. The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman. RL 5.4, GL 5-7
  15. Black Ships Before Troy. Rosemary Sutcliff. 1993.
  16. The Secret Garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett. 1911. RL 6.8, GL 4-6

SIXTH GRADE

  1. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Avi. 1990. RL 6.9, GL 6-8
  2. Holes. Louis Sachar. 1998. RL 5.2, GL 6-8
  3. Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Avi. 2002. RL 6.1, GL 6-8
  4. Summerland. Michael Chabon. 2002. RL 7.2, GL 6-8
  5. The Call of the Wild. Jack London. 1903. RL 7.3, GL 6-8
  6. Adventures of Robin Hood. Robert Lancellyn Green. 1955. RL 9.0, GL 6-8
  7. Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank. 1952. RL 6.5, GL 6-8
  8. The Hero and the Crown. Robin McKinley. 1984. RL 7.8, GL 6-8
  9. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. Jean Lee Latham. 1955. RL 5.1, GL 6-8
  10. The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Elizabeth George Speare. 1958. RL 6.9, GL 6-8
  11. The Birchbark House. Louise Erdich. 1999. RL 4.9, GL 6-8
  12. A Single Shard. Linda Sue Park. 2001. RL 6.8, GL 6-8
  13. Little Women. Louisa May Alcott. 1868. RL 7.9, GL 6-8

POTENTIAL ADDITIONS

  1. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Catherynne Valente. 2011.
  2. Mockingbird. Kathryn Erskine. 2010.
  3. One Crazy Summer. Rita Williams-Garcia. 2010.
  4. When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead. 2009.
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee. 1960.
  6. When the Siren Wailed. Noel Streetfeild. 1974.
  7. I Heard the Owl Call My Name. Margaret Craven. 1973.
  8. Rain is Not My Indian Name. Cynthia Leitich Smith. 2001.
  9. Gone Away Lake. Elizabeth Enright.
  10. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963. Christopher Paul Curtis.

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  1. Tonia says:

    I like your reading list! I’m working on our list for third grade and found your blog through the Well-Trained Mind board.

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