Suggested Reading Lists

Reading Recommendations by Pennsylvania School Librarians

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Andrews, Troy & Bryan Collier
Trombone Shorty
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Barton, Bethany
I’m Trying to Love Spiders
Penguin Young Readers Group
de la Peña, Matt & Christian Robinson
Last Stop on Market Street
Penguin Young Readers Group
Dutcher, Jim & Jamie Dutcher
A Friend for Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf Who Braved Bullying
National Geographic Society
Himmelman, John
Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny
Henry Holt and Company
Mattick, Lindsay & Sophie Blackall
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Petty, Dev & Mike Boldt
I Don’t Want to Be a Frog
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books
Regan, Dian Curtis & Robert Neubecker
Space Boy and His Dog
Boyds Mill Press, an imprint of Highlights
Rocco, John
Blizzard
Disney Hyperion
Sarcone-Roach, Julia
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books
Sayre, April Pulley
Raindrops Roll
Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Shea, Bob
Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret
Disney Hyperion
Sis, Peter
Ice Cream Summer
Scholastic Press
Willems, Mo & Tony DiTerlizzi
The Story of Diva and Flea
Disney Hyperion
Winick, Judd
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
Random House Children’s Books



Grades 3-5

Barnett, Mac & Jory John
The Terrible Two
Amulet Books
Beasley, Cassie
Circus Mirandus
Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Reader’s Group
DeFelice, Cynthia
Fort
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Draper, Sharon M.
Stella by Starlight
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Frank, John & London Ladd
Lend a Hand: Poems about Giving
Lee and Low Books
Holm, Jennifer L. & Matthew Holm
Sunny Side Up
Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.
Holub, Joan & Suzanne Williams
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Lloyd, Natalie
A Snicker of Magic
Scholastic Press
Primavera, Elise
Ms. Rapscott’s Girls
Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Reader’s Group
Rosenstock, Barb & S. D. Schindler
Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention
Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights
Roy, Katherine
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands
Roaring Brook, an imprint of Macmillan Books
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Van Vleet, Carmella & Karen Donnelly
Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter
Holiday House
Vernon, Ursula
Harriet the Invincible!
Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Reader’s Group
Weeks, Sarah
Honey
Scholastic Press