A.R. Reading List K-8

Have you noticed that children who read more frequently tend to have a stronger vocabulary and can even spell more words than a student that doesn't read as often?

Our hopes are that we are able to bring reading to a level of entertainment and excitement rather than a bore and a chore.


Kindergarten: (AR Points 0.5)

+ The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

+ The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

+ Sleepy Dog by Harriet Ziefert

1st: (AR Points 0.5-2.0 )

+ If you Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

+ Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish

+ Junie B. Jones by Roald Dahl

2nd: (AR Points 2.0-5.0)

+ Magic Treehouse by Mary Paige Osborne

+ Evangeline Mudd by David Elliot

+ The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

3rd: (AR Points 4.0- 5.0)

+ Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

+ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Barbara Park

+ How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell


4th: (AR Points 4.0- 23.0)

+ James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

+ The School Story by Andrew Clements

+ Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

5th: (AR Points 7.0- 13.0)

+ Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

+ Peter and The Starcatchers by Dave Barry

+ Holes by Louis Sachar

6th: (AR Points 6.0- 14.0)

+ The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

+ Animal Farm by George Orwell

+ The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


7th: (AR Points 7.0- 34.0)

+ The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

+ Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

+ Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

8th: (AR Points 16.0-18.0)

+ To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

+ Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

+ The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Happy reading to you all! P.S. Don’t forget to comment your favorite childhood books below!

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