Ms. Kindley's Library Webpage

Reading Suggestions by Grade Level

Reading Suggestions by Grade Level


  • Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  • Bad Kitty, by Nick Bruel
  • Biscuit, by Ayssa Capucilli
  • Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates, by Kevin O’Malley
  • Don’t let the Puppy Stay up Late, by Mo Willems
  • Moo, by David LaRochelle
  • Shark vs. Train, by Chris Barton
  • Superhero ABC, by Bob McLeod
  • Superworm, by Julia Donaldson
  • We are in a Book, by Mo Willems- Piggie and Elephant
  • Henry and Mudge and Annie's good move by Cynthia Rylant.

First Grade

  • Mercy Watson Fights Crime (series), by Kate DiCamillo
  • Don’t Kiss the Frog, Princess Stories with Attitude, chosen by Fiona Wates
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems (any book by Mo Willems is a hit!)
  • Draw 50 Animals
  • Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
  • Interrupting Chicken, by David Stein
  • Minnie and Moo, by Denys Cazet
  • Miss Smith Reads Again (series), by Michael Garland
  • Star Wars, by Simon Beecroft
  • Crafts to make in Summer (any craft book)
  • Scaredy Squirrel  by Melanie Watt.
  • Nate the great  by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.

Second Grade

  • Bad Kitty series, by Nick Bruel
  • Chica and Chewy (Puppy Place series), by Ellen Miles.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
  • Draw 50 Animals (any of the Draw 50 books) by Lee Ames
  • Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom (series), by Eric Wight
  • Frogs, by Nick Bishop (other books by him are great non-fiction reading)
  • Magic Treehouse series, by Mary Pope Osborne
  • My Weird School Daze series, by Dan Gutman
  • Babymouse : beach babe!  by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm.
  • Squish, Super Amoeba, by Jennifer Holm
  • Franny K. Stein books by Jim Benton.
  • Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows

Third Grade

  • Bad Kitty series, by Nick Bruel
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  • Frannie K. Stein, by Jim Benton
  • The Haunted Hotel A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
  • Ivy and Bean series, by Annie Barrows
  • Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, by Jarrett
  • Magic Treehouse, by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Origami Yoda series, By Tom Angleberger
  • Spiders, by Nick Bishop (other books by him are great non-fiction reading)
  • The Tale of Emily Windsnap series, by Liz Kessler
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl.
  • The sisters Grimm : the fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley. 
  • Wayside School gets a little stranger by Louis Sachar. 

Fourth Grade

  • The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass (other books are popular)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Dork Diaries series, by Rachel Russell
  • Guinness Book of World Records
  • My Life as a Book (cartoonist, stuntboy), by Janet Tashjian
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Stewart
  • Sisters, by Raina Telgemeier
  • Skeleton Man (and other stories), by Joseph Bruchac
  • The Tale of Emily Windsnap series, by Liz Kessler
  • The Worst Tornadoes of all time (series), by Terri Dougherty
  • Best friends and drama queens by Meg Cabot. 
  • Into the wild by Erin Hunter.
  • The name of this book is secret  by Pseudonymous Bosch.
  • Voyage on the great Titanic : the diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912  by Ellen Emerson White.

Fifth Grade

  • 13 Birthdays (all books), by Wendy Mass
  • Big Nate series, by Lincoln Peirce
  • The Curse of the Campfire Weenies (series), by David Lubar
  • Dork Diaries series, by Rachel Russell
  • Famous Ghosts, by Michael Teitelbaum
  • Ghost Dog Secrets, by Peg Kehret (other books by her are popular)
  • Illustrated Classics such as Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The Swiss Family Robinson, etc.
  • Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter
  • Origami books
  • Savvy & Scumble, by Ingrid Law
  • Little Dog Lost,  by Marion Bauer.
  • Missing (series), by Haddix, Margaret.