Our Favorite Children's Books
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Our Favorite Children's Books

Dec 15, 2015

My Favorite Books For Elementary Students

By Kay Veldkamp, Elementary Media Center Instructor

The following list is a compilation of some of my favorite books for elementary students. I also included some of our students' popular picks. The elementary teachers also weighed in about what they like to read to their grade levels.  You'll find recommended age groups for the books, but keep in mind your own child's reading ability. Also, if you read aloud to them, you can choose something from a higher level.  Enjoy!

Picture Books

Exclamation Mark
Chopsticks
The OK Book
Spoon
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal



Otis the Tractor
Otis and the Tornado
Otis and the Puppy
Otis and the Scarecrow
Otis Loves to Play
By Loren Long



Elephant and Piggie books
Pigeon books
Knuffle Bunny books
By Mo Willems



The Mitten
By Jan Brett

The Monster at the End of This Book Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover
By Jon Stone

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle

Dirty Feet
By Steven Kroll

So What If It's Raining
By Miriam Young

The Other Side
By Jacqueline Woodson

Bad Kitty
By Nick Bruel

Chapter Books & Series


Flat Stanley Series
By Jeff Brown
Recommended Age: 1st-5th grade


Geronimo Stilton Series
By Geronimo Stilton
Recommended Age: 2nd -5th grade


Box Car Children Series
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Recommended Age: 2nd-5th grade

My Father's Dragon
By Ruth Stiles Gannet
Recommended Age:  2nd-5th grade

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By Jeff Kinney
Recommended Age: 2nd-7th grade

Mr. Popper's Penguins
By Richard Atwater
Recommended Age: 3rd-7th grade

I Survived Series
By Lauren Tarshis
Recommended Age: 3rd-7th grade

The Little House Series
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
Recommended Age: 3rd-7th grade

The Sword in the Tree
By Clyde Robert Bulla
Recommended Age: 3rd-7th grade

Land of Stories Series
By Chris Coifer
Recommended Age: 3rd-7th grade

Chester Cricket and His Friends Series
Cricket in Times Square
Tucker's Countryside
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Chester Cricket's New Home
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
The Old Meadow
By George Selden
Recommended Age: 3rd grade and up

Kingdom Book Series
Kingdom's Dawn is the 1st book
By Chuck Black
Recommended Age: 4th grade and up

Million Dollar Shot
By Dan Gutman
Recommended Age: 4th-7th grade

This Side of Paradise
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Recommended Age: 5th grade and up

The Giver
By Lois Lowry
There are three more books in this series.
Recommended Age: 6th grade and up

Ender's Game
By Orson Scott Card
Recommended Age: 6th grade and up

Gifted Hands
By Ben Carson
Recommended Age: 6th grade and up