Share your student's favorite book and help make an elementary level (Grades 1-6) recommended reading list to share with others who are looking for great books to read. Please include the title of the book, author, reading level if you know it, and tell a little about the book and why you recommend it.
- The story takes place in the University of Chicago area. It is a mystery with many twists and turns. Also a great book for reading aloud in the classroom.
- —Guest jdubs
- My daughter also loves the Boxcar children. She found Liberty's Kids books at the library today and was very excited about that. She is reading James and the Giant Peach right now, along with a Caddie Woodlawn book. I got the first Trixie Belden book out of the library for her today. She will be going into 3rd grade, so might read slightly above her age, but she is a voracious reader and I have to keep searching for things for her to read! Wanda Brunstettler had a series about an Amish girl named Rachel that my daughter liked as well. Oh, and the Mandie books--she LOVES those!
- —Guest Sandy
Princess and the Unicorn
- My 10 year old loves the Princess and the Unicorn. It seems every time we go to the library she wants to check out that book.
Beverly Cleary books
- Our third grade daughter has richly enjoyed Beverly Cleary books this year. Her first grade brother has equally loved Henry books--Henry and Ribsy was his first chapter book! Very readable books, for primary grades.
- —Guest Nancy Williams
Magic Tree House Series
- My daugther LOVES the magic tree house series by Mary Pope Osborne and they are educational!
- —Guest Jessi Tracy
The 39 Clues
- These books are really great! So far there are 9 books in this series. They are written by different authors, but are a continuation of the story. My 10 yr old and I LOVE these books (yes, I read them too). They average about 220 pages and are full of action/suspense/drama/comedy/etc. From the back cover of Book 1 "What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race."
Not a book about magic, 'powerful' refers to who their ancestors are. Each one covers a person from history: Benjamin Franklin, Mozart, Napoleon, Amelia Earheart, ShakaZulu...actual facts are used. Thinking of making a 39 clues notebook. 10yrs & up for dangerous situations.
My favorite book as a kid
- My favorite book as a kid was the 'Babysitters Club.'
- —Guest maria sloumatis
- This is my 9 year old's favorite book. I recommend it for the upper grades as most of the jokes aren't really funny unless you've already become proficient in history and English grammar.
A book With A Homeschooled Character!
- My 9 year old daughter just finished a book called "Monster Of The Month Club" by Dian Curtis Regan. It was the first in a four-book series and she couldn't wait to start the second one. The main character is a homeschooled girl who receives a mysterious package in the mail from "The Monster Of The Month Club." She thinks it's a joke, but it isn't- it's a real, live monster who causes all sorts of problems- and she's supposed to receive a new monster in the mail on the first of every month- for twelve months! "How do you stop monsters from arriving in the mail? Do they all eat weird stuff? And who gave Rilla a free membership to such a strange club anyway? Rilla's got to find the answers to these questions- fast." This book is geared toward kids aged 8-12.
Nancy Drew Notebooks
- My second grader has read almost the entire series!
- —Guest Jen
Bobbsey Twin Series
- The Bobbsey Twin have so many adventures and learn meaningful lessons. One book leads you into the next so the kids are always ready to keep reading.
- —Guest Bizymom229
- Katie likes to read historical books or biographies...science....girl fun books
The Sisters Grimm Series
- by Michael Buckley. This whole series is fascinating for children (and adults). It's about two sisters, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, who are the great, great, great, great, great-granddaughters of the famous Wilhelm Grimm - one of the Grimm Brothers of fairy tale fame. They interact with many of the characters children know from fairy tales, as they solve mysteries of all sorts in the town of Ferrypoint Landing - a magical town nestled along the Hudson River in NY. There are 6 books in the series...all are highly recommended! For ages 9-12.
- —Guest MsLafate
The Kingdom Keepers
- by Ridley Pearson. This book is about a mystery that is undertaken inside Walt Disney World, after dark. It's full of intrigue and Disney fun! It will keep your kids turning the pages waiting to see what's going to happen next. For ages 9-12.
- —Guest MsLafate
- by Christopher P.N. Maselli. This series is full of action. The superkids are close to 11 years of age in the stories. They are training to be superheroes and are usually trying to solve a mystery. Good morals are emphasized in the stories also. We found these books on truthpop.com. Mr. Maselli even autographed them for us. For grades 3-6.
- —Guest Zac Wagner