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Recommended Books For Kindergarten to Third Grade

Written by Education Lead


Learning to read opens the door to a whole big world of information. Having a home library with a wide selection of books available at reading levels to accommodate each member of the household encourages a love of reading. When parents are excited about reading the children typically are as well. Reading to children or letting children read to you encourages them to value books and creates valuable time together when done so with an attitude of enjoyment and sincere attention on the story. Here's a list of recommended books for kindergarten to third grade, and for parents too!


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A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Aesop for Children by Aesop

Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish

“B” is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood

Bard of Avon by Diane Stanley and Peter Venemma

Benjamin Franklin by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

Blue Willow by Doris Gates

Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey

Buffalo Bill by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Curious George series by H. A. Rey

Eddie books by Carolyn Haywood

George Washington by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

In Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelman

Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham

Psalm 23 illustrated by Tim Ladwig

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul Hutchins

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Tales of Hans Christian Anderson by Hans Christian Anderson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever By Barbara Robinson

The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Jill Briscoe

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Orphan Train Adventures series by Joan Lowery Nixon

The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning

The Story of Dr. Doolitle by Hugh Lofting

The Tale of Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter

The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Woof series by Danae Dobson

Understood Betsy series by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

Wise Words by Peter Leithart