Suggested Reading List for Grades 4-6
Reading List for Intermediate Students
Avi. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
Baum, Frank. The Wizard of Oz.
Bauer, Marion Dane. On My Honor.
Joel and Tony have been warned to never go near the river. On a dare, they swim and Tony drowns. Joel weighed down by a sense of guilt, gropes for the courage to tell the truth.
Blume, Judy. Blubber
Blume, Judy. Freckle Juice.
Blume, Judy. Fudge-a-Mania.
Blume, Judy. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great.
Blume, Jude. Superfudge.
Blume, Judy. The Pain and the Great One.
Brown, Clarence. National Velvet.
Bunting, Eve. Nasty Stinky Sneakers.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden.
Burnford, Sheila. The Incredible Journey.
Byars, Betsy. Bingo Brown and the Language of Love.
Byars, Betsy. Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance.
Byars, Betsy. Midnight Fox.
Byars, Betsy. The Pinballs.
Brought together under the same roof, three foster children prove to each other that they are not pinballs to be knocked around; they have a choice in life-to try or not to try.
Byars, Betsy. Wanted...Mud Blossom.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland.
Catling, Patrick Skene. The Chocolate Touch
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Best
2nd and 3rd graders can accomplish this book.
Cleaver, Vera and Bill. Where the Lilies Bloom
Coville, Bruce. Aliens Ate My Homework.
Coville, Bruce. The Dragonslayers.
Coville, Bruce. My Teacher Flunked the Planet.
Coville, Bruce. My Teacher Glows in the Dark.
Coville, Bruce. My Teacher is an Alien.
Dahl, Roald. The BFG
Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach
Dahl. Roald. Matilda
Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
de Angeli, Marguerite. The Door in the Wall.
DeFelice, Cynthia. Lostman's River
Etra, Jonathan and Spinner, Stephanie. Aliens for Breakfast.
Richard doesn't know it yet, but he has only five days left to save the world!
Farley, Walter. The Black Stallion.
Generations have been captivated by this heartwarming story of a wild Arabian stallion and the American boy who loves him.
Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain Does it Again!.
Fitzhugh, Louise/ Harriet the Spy.
Harriet writes everything in her notebook-even mean things about her classmates. She also spies on others. Poor Harriet-her friends get a hold of her notebook!
Fleischman, Sid. The Whipping Boy.
Forbes, Esther. Johnny Tremain.
Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer.
George, Jean Craighead. Julie if the Wolves.
George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain.
Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller
Hahn, Mary Downing. There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom.
Henry, Marguerite. King of the Wind.
Howe, Deborah and James. Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mysrety.
This book is written by a dog, Harold. The Monroe family finds a bunny at a Dracula movie. They bring it home and soon the cat is convinced that the bunny is a vegetarian vampire. Humorous!
Howe, James. The Celery Stalks at Midnight.
Howe, James. Dew Drop Dead.
Howe, James. Howliday Inn.
Hunter, Irene. Across Five Aprils
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth.
Keith, Harold V. Rifles for Watie.
L'Engle. A Wrinkle in Time.
Lewis, C.S. Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. Afternoon of the Elves
A Newbery Honor Book
The enchanting tale of an unusual friendship that grows between 9-year-old Hilary and Sara-kate, when a tiny elf village magically appears in their neighborhood.
Lowry, Lois. The Giver.
Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars.
O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphin.
Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia.
Two friends create the Kingdom of Terabithia where a tragedy occurs.
Paterson, Katherine. Flip-Flop Girl.
Paterson, Katherine. Jacob Have I Loved.
Paulsen, Gary. Boy Who Owned the School.
Paulsen, Gary. Dogsong.
Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet.
Paulsen, Gary. River.
Pene du Bois, William. The Twenty-One Balloons.
Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows.
A 10-year-old boy growing up in the Ozarks, praying and saving for a pair of hounds, finally achieves his wish. He then turns the hounds into first-class hunting dogs. Extremely poignant!
Reid, Lynn. Indian in the Cupboard.
Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat Fried Worms.
Billy accepts a $50 bet to eat a worm a day for 15 days! Hilarious!
Sachar, Louis. Dogs Don't Tell Jokes.
Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
Humorous stories from the top floor classrooms in a school that is 30 stories high!
Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty.
This book, a timeless classic, teaches young readers an important lesson in humanity: animals are living, feeling creatures who deserve to be treated with kindness and gentleness.
Smith, Robert Kimmell. Chocolate Fever.
Henry Green eats chocolate at every meal. He breaks oot with chocolate fever!
Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
Sperry, Armstrong. Call It Courage.
Spinelli, Jerry. Maniac Magee.
Spinelli, Jerry. There's a Girl in My Hammerlock. Simon & Schuster, 1993.
Voigt, Cynthia. Building Blocks.
Brann is transported back in time to his father's childhood. He meets his father, then a young boy.
White, E.B. Charlotte's Web
Wright, Betty Ren. The Dollhouse Murders.